Dyson Airwrap Styler Review: Here's why I can't stop using it — and it'll make the perfect holiday gift

Considering upgrading to the Dyson Airwrap Styler? So was I — and here's every reason why you should, too

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Real Homes Verdict

If you're wondering whether or not this all-in-one styler is worth the hefty price tag? We're here to tell you: it most certainly is.

Reasons to buy
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    - Styles and dries simultaneously (goodbye, blow dryers!)

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    - Creates voluminous barrel-like curls, without any clamp marks

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    -Negative ions reduce static

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    -suitable for all hair types/texture

Reasons to avoid
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    - Takes a second to adjust to the different styles

Dealing with years of heat damage to your hair and questioning whether or not the Dyson Airwrap Styler is worth the hefty price tag? If so, you've come to the right place. If asking our team whether or not we recommend it? The answer is: most definitely.

See this Allure 2020 Best of Beauty award winner does it all. The Dyson Airwrap harnesses an aerodynamic phenomenon called the Coanda effect, which does what exactly? Well, that's simple. 

For anyone looking to blow-dry, curl, or volumize their hair, you can go ahead and put all of those hot tools away because this all-in-one version provides salon-quality looks with air — no extreme heat required. 

Now, are you wondering whether or not this hair tool is too good to be true? Understandably so, and we're here to tell you it most definitely is not — and we've even tested it out first-hand. The verdict? It's your one-stop-shop for styling all day, every day. 

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Dyson Airwrap Styler Copper Gift Edition

Dyson Airwrap Styler Copper Gift Edition (a $610 value) for $549.99, at Best Buy

Struggling to understand why this styler received the Allure Best of beauty breakout award? Or why it's worth the steep price point? It's simple: this tool does it all. It curls, straightens, blow-drys, and voluminous with one simple device. And what's better than that? Nothing. 


Dyson Airwrap Styler: specifications 

dyson airwrap styler

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  • Product Name: Dyson Airwrap styler Copper Gift Edition
  • Brand: Dyson
  • Model Number: 358090-01
  • Color: Copper/Silver
  • Product Width: 1.89 inches
  • Product Height: 10.7 inches 
  • Product Length: 1.61 inches 
  • Product Weight: 24oz. 
  • Cord Length: 102 inches
  • Auto Shut-Off: Yes
  • Indicator Light(s): Yes
  • Dual Voltage: No
  • Cord Type: Swivel
  • Wattage: 120 watts 

Dyson Airwrap Styler: features and functions 

Yes, as you may have noticed this is not the first Dyson Airwrap Styler on the market — however, it is the newest. This Dyson Airwrap Copper Gift Edition is a relatively new release for the 2020 season and comes with all the bells and whistles. When purchased, the styler in itself comes in a gift edition copper case that is cushioned with soft fabric and secured by a magnetic clasp. Here, users can have peace of mind that this perfect piece will be protected and neatly stored away whether you are using it at home or taking it on the road. 

Dyson airwrap styler

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  • Digital Display: Yes
  • Comfort Grip: No
  • Even Temperature Distribution: Yes
  • Wet/Dry Usage: Wet/Dry, Yes
  • Barrel Material: Glass-filled nylon
  • Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts: 2 Years 
  • Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor: 2 Years 

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Remember how we said this Dyson Airwrap Limited-Edition styler did it all? Well, we were not kidding. It's engineered for all hair types and styles, and features Coanda air styling, and propelled by the Dyson digital monitor. And in addition to all of that? This perfect piece can curl, wave, smooth, and dry with no extreme heat. And, the only thing better than the chic copper case that protects the machine? That would be how versatile this tool can (and will be) and how easy it is to operate. 

This set includes:

  • Copper presentation case
  • 1.2" barrels - Engineered to create voluminous curls or waves
  • 1.6" barrels - Engineered to create loose curls or waves
  • Firm smoothing brush - Engineered to smooth and control frizz-prone hair
  • Soft smoothing brush: Engineered to gently align and smooth fine hair
  • Round volumizing brush: Engineered to volumize and shape fine, flat hair
  • Pre-styling dryer: Takes hair from wet to damp and prep hair for styling
  • Storage bag

6 Dyson-approved steps to obtain curl retention: 

-Start with damp, towel-dried hair.

-Use the 1.2-inch barrel for a defined curl.

-Use high heat and airflow.

-Make sure the curl is completely dry before you turn the machine off.

-End with a cool shot to set style.

-Add styling products such as hairspray to maximize curl longevity.

Why I loved this Dyson Airwrap Styler: 

Easy to use

Sure, I'm as big of a hair enthusiast as the next beauty lover — but when it comes to obtaining those killer salon-quality looks? I am more amateur than professional. 

However, in hopes of one day achieving that top-performing status, I have spent years investing (or wasting) my money on every last heat tool on the market. And, the verdict? Well, aside from a low bank account balance, I've inflicted years of harsh heat damage and lackluster results. Horrifying, I know — and that is why the Dyson Airwrap Styler was a game-changer for me.

Upon arrival at my house, the unboxing was just as seamless as when it came time to use the machine. I had no issues differentiating a barrel from a dryer due to the clear instructions (and even clearer photos). Which in truth, was a big deal for me! It's a common issue most hair tools feature, and as a result, the users pay the price. (Nothing is worst than trying to curl your hair and end up with straight hair or vice versa, due to incorrectly marked pieces!). 

From there? It was smooth sailing (no pun intended!). 

Suitable for my hair type

When it comes to my hair, I've often dealt with restrictions. My hair is not only thick, but it has Shirley Temple curls. Which means what exactly? Nothing but issues! At a moment's notice, my perfect blow-out can be compromised by one drop of rain or when sweating at the gym. So, when it comes to the hair tools I use, I always keep that in mind (alongside some super strong products to keep it intact). 

For the most part, it's smooth sailing  But then again, sometimes it's not. Within 5-minutes of that beautiful blow-out setting, I can be back at square one — so I need hot tools that can not only accommodate my hair but accommodate my hair for the long run; meaning, I often turn to tools that offer adjustable heat settings. Here, I at least think if I set it to the highest heat option, I'm good to go.

The reality of that? Wrong! Instead, I'm just adding on unnecessary heat damage, which in turn, causes breakage. This versatile machine not only worked wonders for my hair but did so the first time around. 

Versatility

I loved that this trusty tool offered versatility. I could start with wet hair and blow-dry it by opting for either of the three available brushes. I could turn to the firm smoothing brush for a smooth finish, opt for the soft smoothing brush when I want that super-smooth look, or finally, reach for the round volumizing brush when I wanted that va-va-voom bombshell blowout. I loved how I could select any (or all) of the add-ons on any given day and mix it up as often as I wanted. 

Better than that? When working with second-day hair (which I so often do), I could add the necessary touch-ups when required. Pre-COVID, I often would wear one hairstyle to work and mix it up when heading to events at night — this tool would have (and will) do the trick.

 I could add extra volume to my hair by reaching for the 1.2inch barrel for tighter curls or stay on-brand with the 1.6inch airwrap barrel when looking for voluminous, supermodel status hair. Or, I could use both and go wild! The options were endless, and I loved the versatility. 

Although, the true magic here is the pre-styler dryer option. If you're someone who deals with flyaways or those little curls right around your hairline, this pre-style made all the difference. 

Before reaching for any of the curlers or smoothers, I would remove excess water and smooth out my hair with this machine. In a matter of minutes, I noticed a difference — and it was the secret sauce later on when achieving any of the above looks. Flyaways are gone! 

Additional pieces

Sure, I love the longer cord and how it could work in my bathroom or anywhere else I've brought this tool.  And I love the storage bag and case that keeps it safe and sound when not in use. However, the best part? The filter-cleaning brush.

So often, we forget that our hair tools need the same TLC as our makeup brushes or skincare machines, and here this tiny add-on made a world of difference. I could keep this styler both clean and tidy, which in turn, not only protected my purchase but ensured longevity — and since this tool has such a steep price tag? There is nothing better than that.  

Dyson Airwrap Styler: Our verdict

Whether you're looking for a top-of-line hair tool or a suggestion to save space in your bathroom, this Dyson Airwrap Styler is the one-stop-shop for successful style. 

Sure, we understand that the almost-$600 price tag is steeper than most, but when you factor in the blow-dryer, curling iron, and straightener you'd traditionally buy, this all-in-one rendition is an absolute steal! 

Not only does it do all of this, but the 45-to-90-day warranty allows customers to try this out with peace of mind. Here, you can see first-hand whether or not this tool lives up to the hype (which does and will), but you can invest with a clearer mind. 

Instead of worrying over the intense price tag, you can see for yourself how easy it is to curl, smooth, and straightener your hair day after day. And, when asked, "What the best styler on the market is," we are confident you'll agree and say that the Dyson Airwrap Styler is worth every single penny.

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Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano joins the Real Homes team as their U.S. E-commerce Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY-project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins. Find her on Instagram at @Rammmyyy.