Dyson Airwrap™ Styler | Spotlight Review [2024 Edition]

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Ever find yourself wishing for a magic wand that could style your hair to perfection without the guilt of heat damage, especially on those colored strands we cherish so much? Well, you might just be in luck.

Today, we’re diving into the world of the Dyson Airwrap Styler, a game-changer in hair care that’s been making waves (and curls, and sleek styles) in the beauty world.

In our best hot air brush for colored hair reviews, we talked you through the best hot air brushes around this year and why the devil you need one. (TL;DR they’re less damaging than straighteners but do the same job, and more.)

Now we’re here with an in-depth review of our absolute fave – the Dyson Airwrap Styler.

Let’s start with the basics…

What is a hot air brush?

Hot air brushes are a plug-in heat styling tool of dreams. These clever little marvels work by blowing hot air through a vented barrel to style your colored hair while you brush it dry. 

They’re not designed to replace your regular dryer – you’ll still need to use your hair dryer to get 80% of the wetness out of your hair. Most have a cool setting that can be used to seal the style too.

Expert Insights

“If you can get used to using a hot air styler correctly, you’ve no need for straighteners, curling tongs or any other tools.”

Enza Piazza, Hair Stylist and Professional Colorist

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Which is the best hot air brush for colored hair?

Without question, this mean feat of hair mechanics blew us away when we reviewed the best hot air brushes on the market today.

Dyson Airwrap™ Multi-Styler Complete Long, Nickel/Copper

The best hot air brush for every day use.

Beautiful design and great results of the smoothest, silkiest hair from those clever engineers at Dyson. However, it’s the fact that this uses air and not heating elements to give us salon-worthy results that makes this our best hot air brush for colored hair. 

So here’s our in-depth review on what makes the Dyson Airwrap Styler so fabulous!

Also recommended by: Cosmopolitan who says, “My favourite thing is how smooth it gets my hair without super high heat, meaning way less damage.”

The Dyson Airwrap Styler.

In the box.


  • 30mm Airwrap barrels – For creating volume and curls
  • 40mm Airwrap barrels – For creating bigger volume, curls and waves
  • Firm smoothing brush – For straightening thick, frizzy hair
  • Soft smoothing brush – For straightening medium to fine hair
  • Round volumising brush – For volume!
  • Pre-styling dryer – To make sure your hair completely dry before styling
  • Storage case – Your box of tricks
  • Non-slip mat – For table tops
  • Filter cleaning brush – To erm…clean the filter.

Phew! In the Airwrap Complete set, Dyson very generously give you a whole plethora of accessories that come with the styler itself.

They’re beautifully well made and MAGNETIC so easy to pop on and off when you’re styling. This is way more than any other air brush we reviewed in Best hot air brush, will give you. 

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The Look and feel.

Just look at it. Isn’t it gorgeous? The quality is evident from when you first open the box.

From the brand that brought you the best vacuum cleaners and without a doubt, the best hair dryer, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, behold…the Dyson Airwrap styler.

We were surprised to find the actual Airwrap styler is a lot lighter than it looks, even with the attachments. The cord is a good length so you have the flexibility to move it around your head. The attachments themselves are pretty intuitive to use and pop on and off. 

Good Housekeeping says: I initially hung onto my curler and hair dryer in case the novelty of the AirWrap wore off – but since using this styler, I’ve never reached for them again. 

How does the Dyson Airwrap Styler work?

Like their Supersonic hair dryer, The AirWrap uses the same tiny but powerful motor as the hair dryer, which has been engineered within an inch of its life to be magically powerful yet quiet. 

Stylish design for the best hair styling.

The motor creates the ‘Coanda effect’ which means instead of heat, it uses a jet flow of air that attracts your hair to the barrel, wrapping it around to create amazing results. 

The idea is that the air flow mimics a hair stylist’s blow-drying technique, directing air down the hair and creating the style, relying on air rather than extreme heat  – working wonders for color treated hair.

How do I use the Dyson Airwrap Styler?

First, the pre-styling dryer.

We thought this would be a mini hair dryer, used to blast away the rest of the moisture in our hair after leaving it to dry naturally, and before we begin styling. But no! You can use it for that. But this is also a stand-alone styling attachment that smooths and styles and dries your hair too. 

This makes it perfect as a hairdryer-come-straightener that we can use quickly in the morning before we leave the house. It can also be used to smooth your hair ready for styling when you have the time.

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Next, the brushes.

Let’s get this straight, this isn’t a brush like you brush through your hair for 30 seconds and you’re done. This takes time, almost as much time as straightening your hair. But you’re also drying it, so you’re saving on time and appliances in the long run. 

Like the pre-styling dryer, this can be used on it’s own and we even tried it on our hair straight from wet (naughty!). It worked a treat and the results were much smoother and sleeker hair than drying the usual way, with a hair dryer and separate brush. It did take longer though but we only used one arm, so.

Ready for beach waves?

Now, for the curling barrels.

These can be used straight after drying your hair with the pre-styling drying attachment as your hair needs to be a little damp for the best effects.

These are tricky to get the hang of at first, we’ll be honest. What’s amazing is that the curling barrels have arrows on to help guide you in the right direction when you’re working them down the lengths of your hair (so you’ll need to be in front of a mirror to see them!).

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What’s also amazing is how your hair is literally sucked in flat against the barrel of the Airwrap, no snags or worrying that your hair will get caught in the ends. 

It also means your wrists get a break as you’re no having tot twist and wrap the hair yourself! As we said, this is a hot air brush like no other so you’ll need to think differently about how you use it. The results are well worth it.

What are the pros of having the Dyson Airwrap Styler in my life?

  • Extremely versatile (for smooth, curly, short or long hair)
  • It gives gives great volume, unlike straighteners.
  • It’s lightweight and easy to maneuver.
  • It only takes one hand! Your arms won’t get so tired.
  • It doesn’t heat up your hair or have as much contact as straighteners so it’s less damaging.
  • Great for travelling – you can just air dry your hair and finish off with one heat styling tool.
  • Cool air setting to seal your color in and prevent fade.
  • It uses air, not heating elements (although it does get very hot!).
  • It comes with enough attachments to make it replace your hair dryer, curling tongs AND straighteners.
  • It’s quieter than others out there.
  • Great for everyday use as it’s not as damaging.
  • It’s Dyson, so the quality is evident from when you first get it out of the box.

What are the cons of having the Dyson Airwrap Styler in my life?

  • They’re not as good as straighteners for making poker straight hair, but we’re all about waves now anyway.
  • The price!

Is the Dyson Airwrap Styler really good for colored hair?

The truth is, it’s great for colored hair because you can control the heat and power to make it just right for the condition of your hair.

For our medium-thick frizzy, shoulder-length hair, we found the hottest setting but on medium power dried out hair super quick without damaging it.

Goodbye all other styling tools!

Since we’ve had this, we haven’t touched our straighteners and it’s easily less damaging than using your hair dryer and straighteners every day. It’s worth the investment to look after your colored hair and keep that color from fading.

Is the Dyson Airwrap Styler really worth the money?

In our opinion, yes! (You knew we would say that).

But look, the truth is, we spend a lot of money having our hair lightened, highlighted, extended, treated, styled and dyed. Anything that prolongs our color and keeps it looking like we’ve just had it done, really is a great investment.

Expert Insights

“Why wouldn’t you invest in looking after your hair? It’s such a big part of how you look and feel about yourself. Abusing your hair with straighteners and products that aren’t right for your color is sheer madness.”

Paul Edmonds, Hair Stylist and Salon Owner 

What other Dyson Aiwrap sets can I buy?

If you want to save a few bob, you can buy the kit by your hair type. The Airwrap Smooth + Control, is for thicker, frizz prone hair and the Airwrap Volume + Shape adds volume and shape (yes!) to limp, flat hair. 

We often find however, that the complete kit ends up being more cost effective and cheaper than the other kits.
Dyson Airwrap™ Multi-Styler Complete Long, Nickel/Copper

Dyson Airwrap Styler FAQs

1. What is the Dyson Airwrap Styler and how does it work?

The Dyson Airwrap Styler is a revolutionary hair styling tool that uses air to curl, wave, smooth, and dry hair with minimal heat damage. It utilizes a digital motor to create a high-velocity jet of air, employing the Coanda effect to attract and wrap hair around the barrel for styling.

2. Can the Dyson Airwrap be used on all hair types?

Yes, the Dyson Airwrap is suitable for all hair types, including straight, wavy, curly, and coily hair. It comes with various attachments designed to cater to different hair lengths and textures, making it versatile for everyone.

3. Does the Dyson Airwrap cause less damage to hair?

The Dyson Airwrap is designed to style hair with minimal heat damage. It uses air to style hair at a lower temperature compared to traditional styling tools, which can reduce the risk of heat damage and help maintain hair health, especially for colored or treated hair.

4. How does the Dyson Airwrap differ from traditional curling irons and hair straighteners?

Unlike traditional curling irons and straighteners that use direct heat to style hair, the Dyson Airwrap uses airflow and controlled heat. This method allows for styling without extreme heat, reducing the risk of damage and preserving hair’s natural moisture.

5. What attachments come with the Dyson Airwrap, and what are they for?

The Dyson Airwrap comes with several attachments, including different sized barrels for curls and waves, smoothing brushes for straight styles, and a pre-styling dryer to remove excess moisture. Each attachment is engineered for specific hair types and styles, offering versatility in hair styling.

6. Is the Dyson Airwrap worth the investment?

For many users, the Dyson Airwrap is considered a worthwhile investment due to its versatility, technology that minimizes heat damage, and high-quality results. It may replace multiple styling tools, potentially saving money and space in the long run.

7. How do I clean and maintain my Dyson Airwrap?

Maintaining the Dyson Airwrap involves regularly cleaning the filter with the provided brush and ensuring the attachments and device are kept free of hair and product buildup. Regular maintenance helps maintain the device’s performance and longevity.

The Final Verdict

Wrapping up, diving into the world of the Dyson Airwrap Styler has been nothing short of a revelation.

This little gem is more than just a hair styling tool; it’s your personal stylist, promising to take care of your hair with the gentleness it deserves, especially for those of us with colored locks that need extra love.

Imagine being able to achieve that salon-fresh look right at home, without the worry of heat damage. That’s the beauty of the Airwrap.

It uses cool air magic (okay, the Coanda effect) to curl, wave, and smooth your hair into perfection. And with all its attachments, it’s like having a whole salon at your fingertips, ready to tackle any style you’re dreaming of.

Yes, it’s a bit of an investment, but think of it as pampering your hair with a luxury experience every day.

It’s not just about the styling; it’s about keeping your hair looking vibrant and feeling healthy. Plus, replacing a drawer full of tools with just one that does it all? That’s a win in my book.

So, if you love your hair and enjoy experimenting with styles while keeping it as healthy as can be, the Dyson Airwrap Styler could be your new best friend. Here’s to fabulous hair days ahead, with less damage and more oohs and aahs!

Found the perfect hair tool you couldn’t live without? Tell us about it! Tag us on Instagram @colouredhaircare or Facebook and share your hair style success stories. Looking for more hair care tips? Check out How to Look After Colored Hair: 11 Expert Secrets For Long-Lasting Color.

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Our Research & Review Process

To ensure our recommendations are as comprehensive and reliable as possible, we’ve undertaken an extensive research effort.

We cite scientific evidence and journals, collect real user reviews and gather impartial perspectives from hair stylists, users, and experts in the field.

Additionally, we conduct hands-on testing by using products and applying hair dyes not only on our own locks but also on real human hair extensions and hair pieces of different hair type, textures and lengths.

This rigorous approach allows us to provide you with insights into which products genuinely live up to their promises.

As always – please consult with a professional hair colorist or stylist for advice on how to color your own hair at home. It’s different for everyone!

This article was written by:

  • Nicola Freeman, Creative Director & Content Lead
    Creative Director & Content Lead

    With over two decades of passionate hair dyeing experience, I've experimented with nearly every shade imaginable. My journey began long before blogging; as an award-winning copywriter in London and New York, I shaped narratives for iconic brands. However, when friends sought advice during lockdown for at-home hair dyeing, I realized my true calling. Beyond being your hair color expert, I'm a mom of two girls, wife to artist Tony, and an avid soccer player!