Is the Dyson $500 hair dryer the best, or worst $500 you will spend?
“Five hundred dollars would buy you a lot of hair dryers,” says Bruce.
Globe and Mail Feature Writer Ian Brown, says paying that amount of money for a hair dryer is kind of astonishing.
“You can buy one for, I think the lowest one I saw on Amazon was $12.99,” says Brown. “Dyson…as usual, maintains that having studied hair for four years (as well as) the science of, not only drying hair, but of styling hair…he’s figured it out so…it’s worth the $500.”
With help from Chanel, a hairdresser at Studio 67 in downtown Toronto, Brown experienced the hair dryer on his own hair.
“I felt it looked, and I never thought I’d use (this) word, glossier,” says Brown.
“Because of a hair dryer?” asks Bruce.
Admittedly, Brown says it made his hair fluffier as well.
Both men agree that women would likely use a hair dryer more often. Bruce wonders what Chanel thought of the dryer.
“She maintains that it’s very good,” says Brown, adding that Chanel has always struggled to pull the curl out of her thick hair. “It’s great for straightening…styling, and…for quickly drying hair.”
Brown says Dyson’s figures suggest, and are corroborated, that on average women spend 20 minutes a day drying their hair, and likely another 20 minutes for styling.
“That’s like four days a year,” says Brown.
Many people know about, or have tried Dyson vacuum cleaners and fans.
“Personal technology, that’s a whole new realm for those guys,” says Brown.
What’s so great about the hair dryer? Brown says the hair dryer has a motor that works like a small jet engine, moving around 1,800 times a second.
According to Brown, this rapid moving motor allows users to lower the heat, yet it dries your hair faster, making it more efficient.