THE BIG BLOWOUT
Fancy cutting down on salon time? Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer has an actual golden touch that will give you your best blow dry ever
The original Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer blew us out the water with its revolutionary technology two years ago. We can never look at basic hair dryers again (sorry hotel hair dryers). But now, with the launch of the 23.75 karat gold edition, we are even more tempted to fork out to get our hands on one. And being that we are in the Middle East, we’re only yielding to our natural gold tendencies – or so we tell ourselves!
One lucky reader though, will get the chance to win and experience the brilliance that is a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. So why gold? “Gold is one of the most resilient materials in the world and has been used in design, sculpture and architecture for centuries. As an element, I’m fascinated by its properties,” says Sir James Dyson.
Motor enabled: the small but powerful Dyson digital motor V9 sits in the handle, not the head, making it much more ergonomic and comfortable to hold. Its 13-blade impeller spins at up to 110,000rpm, generating 3.5kPa of pressure and propelling 13 litres of air up to the amplifier every second.
Fast and focused: with the motor in the handle, there’s space in the head for Air Multiplier technology, the same technology used in Dyson’s purifying fans and humidifiers. The jet of air that exits the loop creates an area of low pressure, which draws in surrounding air through inducement and entrainment. It produces a high-pressure, high-velocity jet of air for fast drying and styling.
Helps protect natural shine: a glass bead thermistor and microprocessor carefully controls a double-stacked heating element. The exit air temperature is measured 20 times per second, helping to protect hair.
Settings and attachments: there are four heat settings, including a cool shot and ‘always cool’ option, and three airflow settings. Dyson engineers have designed three magnetic attachments – a styling concentrator, smoothing nozzle and diffuser – allowing people with different hair types to achieve a range of styles. The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is is available in the UAE at the Dyson Demo Store and exclusively at Sephora