A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to find out what all the fuss is about with a new Dyson hairdryer. With a £299 price tag I was keen to put it to the test.
Did i love it - Yes I bloody did!! It's neat, compact, lightweight and is SO quiet. Don't even get me started about the magnetic nozzle and diffuser...so slick!
I tested it first on easy hair (bit of a wave, slight frizz, silky) and it was the easiest blow dry ever. Smooth, silky, bit of volume and in 10-15mins. But the hair didn't challenge me so roll on testing it on my over processed, heavily bleached, naturally curly/frizzy thick celtic hair.
Well. It was different.
The result was the same as using my Paralux Compact 3200, it took the same amount of time (this I think was because I took my time and was a concentrating on how it worked) but it was a different experience. The heat is completely different to anything else I have used before (GHD, Paralux, Daniel Hersheson, WAM). Although hot it was difficult to overheat the hair so I didn't need to move it about much when drying section by section. I did feel I could move slower and it was much more enjoyable due the the noise/ weight difference to the norm (my shoulders and wrists were grateful).
Its like nothing else on the market. Hence the price.
Is it worth it? I think so. Save your arms and shoulders, protect your hair from overheating, get longer from your blowdry. Perfect for bridal clients or celebrities where you are working one to one. I watched Chis Appleton using the cold nozzle on Kim Kardashian to seal her extensions in place..Endless advantages for the professional but for consumers, is it the next GHD? No. But it's certainly an item to add to your wish list tho....