I don’t know if it’s just me, but I go through real phases with my hair. Sometimes I look after it, spend time styling it, actually quite like it. Other times I hate it, wish I had different hair, hate the length/colour/texture and do little more than wash and let it air dry. I know, such a sham of a blogger – and you thought we all had weekly blowdries and never had a hair out of place. Well, I’m living proof that is not indeed the case.
BUT, all that aside I love nothing more than getting my haircut or coloured. It reinvigorates more than my look. Which might sound strange. What I mean is that it gives me a bit of a boost that has a knock on effect to everything from my work to my motivation to get dressed up or work out. I know, kinda putting a big deal on a hairdresser right there. So last week I went to get my hair refreshed at Easton Regal salon, in Clerkenwell. Along with that I’ve had a new gadget added into my routine that I wanted to talk about too – because it’s pretty darn special.
Dyson Supersonic hairdryer
So I’ll start with the gadget. That’s the new Dyson Supersonic hairdryer – it has caused quite the buzz since it launched. With a whole new look for a dryer AND being somewhat a change of course for Dyson…known for vacuum cleaners… to venture in to the world of beauty. Plus of course the price tag. At £299.99 for a hair dryer, it’s far from the cheapest on the market. So with that sort of cost, it has to be pretty impressive. A price like that immediately puts high expectations on the gadget.
So what does the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer promise? It promises balanced heat, measuring the temperature 20 times every second to ensure it’s constant and balanced. It promises faster drying. Thanks to a ‘high velocity’ but controlled air flow. It promises to be easy to hold. Switching the drier on it’s head by putting the workings and motor in the arm of the dryer, rather than the head. Making it easier to hold and balanced.
The dryer comes with three attachments – that all clip on magnetically to the main unit. It has that typical slick Dyson style. It’s also light weight so doesn’t feel bulky or awkward to hold. The controls are straight forward with just four buttons – on/off, one to control heat and one to control power of the airflow and a cool button.
But how does it work? Well, that’s what’s interesting. I am not a hairdresser, so not like I spend all day lugging a bulky drier around. But I can see how it would make a huge difference having this sleek, lightweight but still powerful drier. For me though, as someone with finer hair that doesn’t take ages to dry in general what I’m looking for from a drier is different. I want something that is quick, easy but also easy to style with – so I can dry, without blasting all the volume and life out of my hair. Which is where I found the Dyson to really excel. It dries REALLY quickly, but it doesn’t leave my hair frazzled or flat. The way my hair feels after using is unlike other dryers – it feels like it does when I let it air dry. Silkier and smoother than with a traditional dryer. No matter what product I use, it feels silkier and lighter.
The other thing to note, which is probably one of the first thing I noticed from using the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer. The noise – the sound it makes is very used to the noise I’m used to from a dryer. One in the on/off is very sudden – where with the dryer I switched from (the GHD Aura hairdryer FYI) sort of builds on switching on and quietens down on switching on/off. Where the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer is very sudden on/off at the level of power you want immediately. It’s also quieter than traditional hairdryers. Not so quiet that the dogs don’t want to run away when they hear it, but definitely quieter…!
If you’re interested to try this fresh new take on the lowly hairdryer then you can get the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer from Boots.com (available in Pink & Silver versions)
Easton Regal Hair Salon
Then the perfect match for my snazzy new gadget? My newly refreshed hair. As I said at the start, I can’t explain fully just how much I love getting my hair done. To be fair, beauty treatments in general are one my favourite things to experience and it’s one of the places where my love of beauty came from in the first place. So when I new I’d left it a little too long since my last colour & cut I knew I needed to book in somewhere. I’m guilty of doing that, delaying the appointment until it’s past the point of it being just a colour touch up. So it meant a full head of highlights and trim was needed. So I needed to block that chunk of time to allow for the full colour to be taken care of, which was a tad tricky with my diary at the moment. BUT I made it a priority (once a beauty junkie, always a beauty junkie) and headed to the coolest salon for a few hours of hair transformation.
It feels so good to have my hair colour refreshed with that cooler toned blonde shade I’m loving. I can feel myself wanting to go more and more platinum each time I get my hair done. I want that really white blonde shade. the only thing holding me back is the maintenance. If you have that platinum hair colour could you let me know what the maintenance is really like? Is it a salon appointment every 6-8 weeks?!
The salon itself is a really cool space with a bit of a trendy/gothic feel. With taxidermy alongside hairdressing awards. They stock very cool products like Kevin Murphy and Oribe. They did a great job with my hair – both on cut and colour and were great with me when I was running a bit late due to a cancelled train. Still managing to fit me in when they had a busy day of bookings. Which I really appreciated. Also, they had a tiny little salon dog with a security t-shirt on. So this made my day too. Swishy, newly blonde hair AND a salon dog. Winning at life.
Bottom line, I love my newly refreshed hair and it’s working so well with the super speedy new Dyson Supersonic hairdryer. Again, it’s a pricey addition, so you have to be pretty passionate about your hair to invest in it over a cheaper priced dryer. But, it really does live up to it’s various promises and is different to any dryer I’ve tried before.
*Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer provided by boots.com for review
** I was a guest of Easton Regal Hair Salon