Finding the best hair dryer for your specific needs isn’t always an easy task, but it can certainly make all the difference. The problem with most conventional hair dryers in today’s high-tech beauty industry is that the overall design hasn’t really evolved much since these handheld hair drying units were first introduced in the 1920s. Prolonged usage of these cumbersome, gun-shaped appliances can result beyond just sore wrists and singed locks; it can also cause serious health issues such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which affects the median nerve in the wrist resulting in numbness, tingling, weakness or muscle atrophy. It was only in 2016 when visionary inventor and entrepreneur James Dyson decided it was high time for a hair dryer revolution, which led to the creation of the Dyson Supersonic.
Sleek and state-of-the-art all at once, this minimalist wonder was a labour of love that took numerous engineers and years of research to determine exactly how to tame one’s unruly mane while ensuring those precious tresses stay healthy. A primary factor for all this has to do with the streamlined and ergonomic design of the device itself. Unlike most top-heavy hairdryers which places the heating element above the handle, the Dyson Supersonic blows the competition away with its V9 motor, the company’s smallest and lightest motor to date which is capable of over 110,000 rotations per minute. With a diameter no bigger than a fifty-cent coin, this 13-blade motor has been precisely placed within the tubular handle of the device to ensure proper weight balance.
The Supersonic also comes equipped with Dyson’s renowned Air Multiplier technology that draws air from the back of the device and the removable filter located at the bottom of the handle to create a constant flow for speedier hair drying; while discreet heat sensors located in the head help regulate airflow temperature and prevent damaging one’s hair which would otherwise require multiple expensive hair treatments to restore its former glory. The placement of the controls has also been carefully thought out with speed and heat settings placed at the back of the device, while the handle contains a sliding power switch and Cold Shot button that helps in setting one’s hair after styling. The result: A glorious hair drying experience that feels more like a breeze instead of a chore.
Just in time for the holiday season, the Dyson Supersonic returns this year with a shiny new iteration that sees the revolutionary hair drying device meticulously hand-gilded in glorious 23.75k gold leaf. Available for MYR2,299, each luxurious device comes complete with three rotating magnetic attachments that snap on at a blink of an eye; a non-slip heat mat to safeguard the device when not in use; and a sleek leather case embossed with the founder’s signature for that extra personal touch. Pre-orders are available online and at the Dyson Demo boutique at The Gardens Mall Mid Valley.