Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer // Worth the Hype?

When it comes to splurging, if I had to choose, my favorite splurges are typically beauty products. How can you say no to the pretty colors in a new eyeshadow palette or the thrill trying on a new lipstick brings? Maybe it’s just me, but beauty products make me happy. It’s the same reason that when Dyson announced their new Supersonic Hair Dryer, I was more than intrigued.

Is the Dyson Hair Dryer Worth It? // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty BlogDisclosure: Thanks to QVC and Dyson for providing me the Supersonic Hair Dryer. All opinions are my own! Some links in this post are affiliate links which mean I will make a small commission if you make a purchase.

As for splurging on beauty tools, I’ll be honest and say it’s not something I frequently do. It’s unusual for a beauty tool to wear out (which is most definitely a good thing!). So when a new one comes out, it’s often easy to pass on upgrading until my current tools give up the good fight and go to wherever dead hot tools go, especially if the price is a bit steep. And to be fair, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer had that warning flag. It’s not “budget-friendly” at $400. So is it worth the hype?

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Available at QVC // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion BlogTaking a step back, Dyson is a company I look to as a leader for quality and design. The vacuum we rely on to do the heavy lifting around the house is a Dyson that’s been running strong for at least eight years. I can’t recall a time when it’s ever given me trouble; it’s incredibly efficient, easy to clean out, and doesn’t require maintenance. Basically, all of the best qualities one could ask for in a vacuum.

See me blow dry my damp hair from start to finish in the video above!

So what about their new hair dryer? I’d say it’s essentially the same. The construction of the dryer itself feels incredible. It’s a bit heavier than my previous hair dryer, but the weight doesn’t make it uncomfortable in the hand during the drying process. The power adapter and cord are thick and sturdy; no one will be accidentally melting this cord in the bathroom with their flat iron! Each button on the dryer has a clear purpose and allows you to control the temperature level, turn on a cool setting, control how fast the dryer is blowing, and turn the device on and off. These simple options are all useful without any fuss.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Air Vent // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion BlogLooking at the dryer as a whole, the design is awesome. I mean, how many hair dryers can you look straight through? I’m pretty sure none. The air flow is stronger than any other hair dryer I’ve tried before, and the heat feels concentrated without feeling too intense. Typically when I dry my hair, my chest and face starts feeling hot and begins to turn red, but because of the way this directs the heat, I didn’t notice this happening.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Review // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion BlogBut the real shining part of this whole dryer is the total time required to dry your hair. For reference, I have long hair that is thick (meaning I have a lot of hair) with a normal texture and tends to be somewhere between straight and wavy. I guessed it would take me about 10 minutes to dry my hair. I could dry my hair in about 10-15 minutes with past blow dryers, depending on how much drying I actually did. Typically I’d spend about 10 minutes before getting too overheated and bored before giving up and just letting the ends air dry.

Dyson Hair Dryer Review // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty Blog…So the moment of truth. How long does the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer take to blow dry your hair? Well, it took me 5 minutes. Yes, really. I started drying my hair at 3:41 pm during the video and was done by 3:46 pm. And no, I didn’t have to let my ends air dry. ;) I even had time to pause to add a bit more product to my hair during this time! (I used the Kenra Blow Dry Spray in the video above as a thermal protectant.)

Consider me amazed. As someone who hated blow drying their hair, I will be blow drying my hair much more frequently than before and even enjoying the process. I didn’t think I would ever be that girl, but, well, here we are. Yes, the cost of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is high at $400, but if you’re like me and want the salon blow dry at home without having a miserable experience, this may be the best way to achieve that. Plus, my hair feels super soft, tangle free, and has plenty of volume. Bonus points because right now on QVC.com you can snag the Dyson Hair Dryer with free shipping. Don’t want to splurge right now? They also have an easy pay option!

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer: Worth the Hype? // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion BlogNow Dyson just needs to make me a curling iron. One that is impossible to burn yourself with and actually holds my curls for more than an hour or two. Please, Dyson, you’re my only hope.

Have you tried the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer yet? Would you consider splurging on it?! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

12 thoughts on “Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer // Worth the Hype?

    1. Jenn Post author

      Ah bummer! I totally understand, it is definitely pricey. Definitely keep it in mind for the future, it’s definitely a game changer for me!

  1. Kim Pincombe Cole

    I’m so jealous – I want one of these so bad, but it’s so pricey. I have the same hair texture as you do (thick, slightly wavy, long) & it takes forever to dry. Now I know for sure that I want one!

  2. Sarah

    Do you think that it dries faster because of the design itself or is it putting out hotter air, like the hair dryers at a salon? (Great review!)

    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks girl! It definitely feels like the air is much more concentrated based on the design, but their website states that the heat setting I used (the highest) is 212 degrees which probably also makes a difference. (Google tells me standard blow dryers are in the 130-140 degree range.)

  3. Lindsay Living

    Wow! 5 minutes?! That was incredible. I don’t know if I’d ever spend that much on a hair dryer, but as I shared in today’s blog post, the right hair tools make ALL the difference in my morning routine. Sounds like this one definitely lives up to the steep price tag! :)

    1. Jenn Post author

      They really can make all the difference! I thought 5 minutes was incredibly impressive too. :) Checking out your post now to see what you recommend!

  4. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I have been intrigued by this hair dryer myself since it first came out. I normally let my hair air dry some while I start my makeup then I will blow it dry. Occasionally tho I have to dry it from wet wet and it seems like it takes forever. My hair isn’t nearly as long or as think as yours unfortunately so it probably wouldn’t take anytime to dry my hair with the Dyson which I would love. However at $400 I won’t be getting one in the near future-so so sad!!
    Thanks for a great review.

    1. Jenn Post author

      That’s a good question – I’d assume it’s a combination of the materials used (it feels much more heavy duty than your standard hair dryer) as well as the technology. Dyson tends to be a pricey brand across the board with their home products, too.


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