Back in 2016, Dyson sparked industry waves when it launched its first-ever hair product, the Supersonic Hairdryer. Now, roughly two years later (a long pause in highly anticipated beauty launch speak), it's hit us with one of the most epic styling tools our strands and product-lusting eyes have seen. Meet the brand-new Dyson Airwrap Styler, available in three different configurations of accessories and attachments (don't worry, we'll get to the logistics in a second) and sure to rock strands worldwide.
Let's dive into the styler and all of its high-tech, glossy details. Regardless of whether you desire voluminous curls, effortless waves, or the smoothest of blowouts, the Airwrap is here for you. It ingeniously uses jets of air and a phenomenon called the Coanda effect, which occurs when those aforementioned high-speed jets of air flow across a surface (due to differences in pressure), and then attach themselves to the surface.
"Taking advantage of this principle, Dyson's team of aerodynamicists created a way to style hair using only air combined with heat," a press release from the brand states. "The result, whether you choose to curl, wave, smooth or rough dry your hair, creates a natural look with a sleek finish, helping prevent extreme heat damage."
While the brand has historically been better known for its household-inclined items, its team of engineers and hair scientists is dedicated to understanding hair, basing its research and product debuts on findings that people crave body, fullness, movement, and smoothness.
"With the Dyson Supersonic, Dyson changed the game on hair drying and gave people a great smooth finish without extreme heat," says Jen Atkin, celebrity hairstylist and Dyson ambassador. "Now, Dyson is bringing that same approach to a tool that helps people achieve a variety of styles on a variety of hair types. With the Dyson Airwrap, everyone is basically their own stylist!"
So how does it work, you ask? First, it's powered by the Dyson Digital Motor V9, which pairs with the unique barrel attachments. Essentially, it allows you to style without the need for extreme heat, which is kind of the dream, right? The writing on the wall? Great hair, less damage. Then, the different barrels and attachments give you the opportunity to customize your curl, wave, or sleekness. The Airwrap Complete features six attachments, while the Volume+Shape ($500) and the Smooth+Control ($500) each contain four. Keep scrolling for a breakdown of each attachment!
1.2-Inch Airwrap Barrel: This smaller-barrel attachment can be used to achieve voluminous curls or waves for most hair types.
1.6-Inch Airwrap Barrel: Slightly bigger, this one creates loose curls or waves for thicker, coarser hair types while also maintaining a lot of shape and body.
Pre-Styling Dryer: Engineered for all hair types, this attachment expertly preps the hair for styling using a fast but diffused airflow. The brand explains it's designed to dry hair to the ideal moisture level (damp to touch) before using the curling barrels.
Round Volumizing Brush: This one is perfect for creating a lot of volume and shape—especially for those with fine, thin, or straight hair.
Soft Smoothing Brush: The Smoothing Brush is designed to strategically enhance body and volume to fine, flat hair while creating a smooth, blowout-like finish.
Firm Smoothing Brush: Great for coarser and thick hair types, this attachment can be used to create an ultra-smooth finish that's straighter than it is curly.