The Dyson Airwrap Complete Hair Styler HS01 review

Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler Buy it here
£449 at John Lewis
Final Thoughts

A 'gift of wonder' for those whose hair has different moods or who can share the cost. The only hair styler / hairdryer I will ever need again - I hope!

Overall Score 4.5
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Reviewed by: Louise

When the Dyson Airwrap hit the shelves at the start of this year, I was sceptical.  Surely, surely no hair styler could be worth the eye-watering price tag of £400.   In the name of fairness though I tried to approach it with an open mind and took a look at the range.

Should I go for the ‘Airwrap Volume + Shape Styler’ – ideal for limp, flat hair?  Or should I get the ‘Airwrap Smooth + Control Styler’ suited to unruly, frizz-prone hair?   Hmmm…. I had a problem.

My hair is limp AND unruly, thin, wavy and prone to frizz in the classic English weather or after a bit of a rush to the bus.  Aren’t I lucky?!    The other consideration was the fact that since I share a house with my two teenage daughters, there was no way I could keep this gorgeous beastie to myself.  Daughter 1 has thin, wavy,  fine hair;  daughter two has straight, thick hair.  Hmmmm…. again.  So, I stalled.  Not being able to make my mind up, I was unwilling to splash out £400 even if I was promised with perfect calm waves and no frizz in sight – it was just too much of a risk.

All hail the God Dyson and stall no longer.  Now they have brought out the solution to my hair problems.

The Dyson Airwrap Complete Hair Styler is subtitled a ‘Gift of Wonder’ by Dyson.  The price does indeed strike fear and awe into the hearts of many.  It’s £50 more expensive than the standard one-type Airwrap Hair Styler so no wonder it’s in a gold carry case.  But  – and this is the clincher – it has all the Airwrap attachments.    So that’s 6 different attachments to go on the end of the all-powerful Dyson wand to, in the words of Dyson themselves, ‘curl, wave, smooth and dry multiple hair types without extreme heat’.

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Volume & waves with the 40mm barrel attachment

I’ll detail the attachments here for you:

Pre-styling dryer
Takes hair from wet to damp, ready for styling.

30mm Airwrap barrels
Create and set voluminous curls or waves. With clockwise and anti-clockwise barrels for symmetrical curls

40mm Airwrap barrels
Create and set loose curls or waves. With clockwise and anti-clockwise barrels for symmetrical curls.

Soft smoothing brush
Creates a smooth, blow-dry finish. With soft, ball-tip bristles engineered to be gentle on the scalp.

Firm smoothing brush
Creates a straighter style with less frizz and fewer flyaways (versus untreated hair). With firm bristles engineered to control unruly, frizz-prone hair.

Round volumising brush
Directs air into the hair to give body, and the bristles create tension to shape hair as it dries.

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Cascading curls with the 30mm barrel attachment

 

I love the 30mm Airwrap barrel – so clever and so much better than the standard tongs where you have to awkwardly hold the hair in place – it gently sucks the hair around the barrel itself like some kind of magnetic kinetic magic. No more burnt fingers or clamped ends.  Daughter #2 loves the ‘soft smoothing brush’ attachment for her long straight thick hair, and daughter #1 uses the ’round volumising brush’ for a bit of a lift on her thin hair – both love the Airwrap barrels for curls when going out.

So is it a ‘Gift of Wonder’?  It is honestly, truly the MOST expensive beauty / personal care item I have ever seen.  But it’s absolutely marvellous.  In my household, if you consider buying three different devices for each of our hair types and you want them to do a good job and not fry your hair, it won’t be cheap. This is without a doubt, an amazing quality product which has all your blow-drying and hairstyling needs in one.  Regardless of whether you’re sharing, or buying it for yourself and different occasions or hair moods, this is a superb device.

If you can afford it and you feel like treating yourself, then do it.  If you’re sharing it – then it makes even better sense.  We don’t have the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer – it was honestly never worth the money for my fine hair which dries so quickly anyway, so it helps that I haven’t shelled out for that too.   Gifted to myself and my girls, the only issue we have with the Airwrap Complete is queuing to use it.  Gone is the fight for the shower, who cares if we’re unwashed – the battle is on for the Airwrap.

 

We’ve put a link here to buy at John Lewis – as it’s currently the best price (£80 cheaper than Amazon when reviewed) AND they’re offering interest free credit over 12 months plus an

added guarantee which all helps lessen the sting.

It’s also available at Boots.com for the same price.

 

Buy it here