The New Dyson AirWrap Is The Only Hairstyling Tool You'll Ever Need

The Dyson Airwrap has caused quite the stir since its launch 2018. You only have to open TikTok to see its popularity, and no matter what your algorithm has pulled up, you've more than likely seen this magical hair styling tool in action to create bouncy blow-dries and salon-worthy shine on your for you page. As a result, the hairstyler has achieved sold-out status, and has been near impossible to get hold of in recent months.

So, when Dyson called a secret briefing a couple of weeks ago to unveil a surprise to the beauty press, we had an inkling that there might be a shiny new Dyson Airwrap on the horizon. And in mid-March, the brand launched just that. So, how does it compare to the original Dyson Airwrap? 

The New Dyson Airwrap


This time, the attachments are new and improved. Dyson's signature Coanda effect (a science-y form of airflow around the styling barrels and attachments) means you can achieve even better results. It also comes with more attachment options. This includes a new flyaway smoothing tool, a wide toothed comb designed for coily and curly hair, as well as new barrels that can curl the hair in both a clockwise and counter-clockwise direction (the previous model required you to change the barrels if you wanted to swap the direction of the curl, which was a bit of a faff.) New brushes are also included in both firm and soft bristles, helping to achieve greater control when smoothing the hair. This time around, Dyson is really catering to all hair types and we love to see it.


If you managed to get your hands on the original Airwrap, you might be reassured to know that the new attachments can be used on the original styler, and you can upgrade to the new attachments for £149.99 if you already own the original model. If you're planning to buy the new Airwrap, it will set you back a steep £479.99. However, if you go to get your hair blow-dried regularly, this may well be a smart investment to recreate the look at home, without any heat damage. What's more, you can tailor the attachments to the kit that you buy, so you won't end up with styling attachments that you won't use for your hair type. 


The styling tool is still out of stock across most retailers, including Dyson's website. However, if you're planning a purchase and want to find out how the OG Dyson Airwrap fairs, Who What Wear contributor Giselle La Pompe-Moore has the low-down.


(Image credit: Styled with 30mm Airwrap barrel)

"If there ever comes a time when you find yourself underneath my bed, you'll find two hair tool boxes. One filled to the brim with tongs that couldn't hold a curl, rogue hair brush drying tools and hairdryers purchased on a whim that never lived up to my expectations. Then there's the other box that now only contains the Dyson Airwrap Complete Hair Styler, and this is the only box I've been going into," she says. 

"Let's talk attachments. In the complete set there's 30mm barrels, 40mm barrels, firm smoothing brush, soft smoothing brush, round volumising brush and a pre-styling dryer," says Giselle. "I started by washing and towel-drying my hair before using the pre-styling dryer to dry it out more until it was slightly damp. The round volumising brushes are honestly a dream come true for someone who has always wanted to replicate a pro blow-dry at home with zero effort. It's easy to use and gave my hair so much life."

"Onto the barrels, this is really where the magic begins. There's two barrels in each set, one clockwise and one anticlockwise (genius, I know) and you place the ends of your hair on the printed arrows and it attracts to the barrel and kind of sucks it around the barrel. All I had to do was roll the styler up to the roots and then before you know it, I was left with a perfect curl. There's a cool shot to set any style you do and it saved me from using hairspray," she says.

Giselle adds that the smoothing brushes are also neat. "The smoothing brushes are great on my natural hair too, and add plenty of volume as again the air allows the hair to attract to the brush and smooth it all out, cue plenty of bounce. As the styler uses air, you don't have to wait for it to heat up, as it works in a similar way to a hairdryer," she says. "Sure, it's way more expensive than your usual high-street tong, but in terms of the results, you can't beat it. I love that I can now create any style from smooth to curly without worrying about damaging my hair. Honestly, it's an investment buy you won't regret and this is from someone who's all about a £20 curling wand."

Shop Dyson

With super smart flexing plates that provide less damage, grip hair and give even heat; the search for the ultimate straightener is over. If you want to get in on the action while you're on the go, you can also use it cordless too.

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.