I always think that the best gift during the holidays is something indulgent. It doesn’t have to be a big purchase or a physical object, though the Dyson Airwrap is both. Instead, a great gift is simply something that serves a purpose… But does it luxuriously. For some, that might be a beautiful pair of gloves or a new suit jacket; for others, perhaps it’s an extra-long massage.
Speaking of massages, the Dyson Airwrap is kind of like the 120-minute deluxe massage of the hair world. You can add a little luxury to your routine with a 60 minute massage, but if you’re going all out, you have to commit to the whole half-day. Two hours of deep tissue, a little bit of aromatherapy, and (of course) the scalp massage add-on, with an optional body scrub afterwards.
The Airwrap is like that. Not only is it a little extra, but it’s a lot extra. You get the dryer, the smoother, the curler—you even get the leather case.
Why the Dyson Airwrap?
What makes the Dyson Airwrap special can be summed up in three words: the Coanda effect. The Airwrap takes advantage of the Coanda effect (“the tendency for a fluid jet to stay attached to a convex surface”). It’s the same effect coming into play for things like keeping planes up in the air on your way to Bali, or for holding up ping pong balls above a leaf blower in your holiday pranks.
For this at-home hair tool, Dyson has applied the effect using angled vents around padded curling barrels. It lets the user curl their hair from damp in a way that’s simple and gentle—you just section off your hair, hold the Airwrap close by, and let the blowing air wrap your hair around the barrel. As you can see in my review of the Airwrap, it works almost by magic. There are no clamping mechanisms or rotating parts, which means…
(Pause for dramatic effect.)
That your hair can’t get tangled in the Dyson Airwrap Styler, no matter your dexterity or skill level!!
How to Get a Salon-Quality Blowout at Home
Best Buy offers the Airwrap Styler in Dyson’s Complete Curling Iron collection, which contains everything that you or your recipient will need to easily achieve a salon-level blowout at home. (I’m awful at styling my own hair, and can absolutely confirm.) As lovely as a set of blowouts at the salon are as a holiday gift, the Dyson offers just that little bit extra: the ability to do it on your own time, at your own home, as frequently as you’d like.
For a basic blowout, start by using the hairdryer attachment to get your hair damp-dry. Then, switch in the volumizing round brush to add height to your roots. Finally, finish with either a smoothing brush (the set offers both soft and firm) or curling barrels (30mm or 40mm, with two directions for each).
And just like that, you’re finished! Like any blowout that doesn’t use hot irons, you might find that your curl drops just a little bit faster—so complete the look with a touch of hairspray for longer wear.
The Luxe Trimmings of the Dyson Airwrap
Not only is the Dyson Airwrap functional and fancy, but it elevates your countertop as well. The kit comes in a beautiful case, finished in buttery, tan leather and lined with soft black felt. Inside, you’ll also find a matching non-slip heat mat to leave your tools on.
I love the Dyson Airwrap and think that it would make a fantastic gift for one simple reason: it’s indulgent. It’s the kind of item that’s hard to justify purchasing for yourself (despite how functional it is), which makes it the perfect gift!