Shark HyperAIR vs Dyson Supersonic: Which hair dryer is best?

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You can save a lot of time and get a great look by investing in one of the best Hair Dryers.

You probably know by now that Dyson launched its Dyson Supersonic hair dryer in 2016. However, Shark, a rival vacuum cleaner manufacturer, has released the HyperAir hair dryer in 2016. In the UK, it is called the Shark Style iQ. You can create a variety of styles with the attachments included in both appliances.

The Shark HyperAir costs $70 / PS70, which is around AU$130 less than Dyson’s. Is this a better blow dryer experience? To find out, we compared the Shark HyperAir to the Dyson Supersonic.

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You can read on to find out how these hair dryers compare. Or, if you already know which one you want, you can check out the best prices available for each.

Price

It’s not a surprise that the Shark HyperAir and Dyson Supersonic hair dryers are more expensive than the rest of the market.

The HyperAir is more affordable at $229.99 / PS229.99 (about AU$400). In the US, the hair dryer comes with the concentrator nozzle as well as an additional style attachment. This attachment combines a concentrator nozzle along with a bristle toothbrush. It comes with a concentrator and style brush in the UK, but it does not have a diffuser. This is for those with naturally curly hair.

The US also offers a HyperAir bundle for $249.60 that includes the diffuser, concentrator, styling brush and an Air Wave. This is a better value.

The attachments can be purchased separately as well. The concentrator nozzle costs $24.99/PS19.99 and the diffuser at $29.99/PS19.99 . The style brush attachment costs 29.99/PS29.99.

The Air Wave attachment, which is only available in the US, costs $49.95. This adds to the confusion. You’ll need to use a pen and paper to determine which bundle is best for you.

The Dyson Supersonic costs 399/PS299/AU$549. It is also available online at Dyson and Amazon.

The attachments include a concentrator nozzle and a diffuser. There are also five other attachments, including a wide-tooth and flyaway combs, a concentrator nozzle and a concentrator nozzle. You can also purchase each attachment separately at $39.99/PS30/AU$99.

Design

The Shark HyperAir looks like a traditional hairdryer with a long barrel and an angled handle. The Dyson Supersonic however has a shorter barrel and a handle that is located in the middle. This filter is included.

Shark HyperAir comes in champagne-colored finishes, while the Shark Style 9 (as it is known in the UK) has a black and rose-gold design. Dyson Supersonic is also available in grey with fuschia accents, and the limited edition Prussian Blue model, which combines a deep navy colour with copper accents.

Both hair dryers have three speed and temperature settings. There are buttons at the rear of each barrel that allow you to adjust these settings. The Shark HyperAir has a 8.2ft/2.5m power cord. The Dyson Supersonic cable is slightly longer at 9.4ft/2.7m. There is no hanging loop on either hair dryer.

Features

The pair were perfectly matched when it came to blow drying hair. The Dyson Supersonic and Shark HyperAir have 1600w power. This means that our hair, which was damp at the shoulder, dried in just three minutes 26 seconds. The Shark HyperAir took thirty seconds longer.

Both hair dryers made our hair shiny and silky smooth. However, the Dyson’s fly-away attachment completely eliminated them. The hair dryer was used to dry the crown, then we used the flyaway attachment to dry the rest. However, it took 32 seconds longer.

The pair were perfectly matched when it came to blow drying hair. The Dyson Supersonic and Shark HyperAir have 1600w power. This means that our hair, which was damp at the shoulder, dried in just three minutes 26 seconds. The Shark HyperAir took thirty seconds longer.

Both hair dryers made our hair shiny and silky smooth. However, the Dyson’s fly-away attachment completely eliminated them. The hair dryer was used to dry the crown, then we used the flyaway attachment to dry the rest. However, it took 32 seconds longer.

The Dyson registered 74 decibels on our decibel meter, which was marginally less than the Shark HyperAir’s 76db.

The Dyson is superior in two areas, however. The diffuser has extended prongs that allow for even drying of the roots and tips of curly hair. This reduces heat damage.

We were also impressed by the fact that the Shark HyperAir’s temperature and speed settings could be automatically adjusted when the diffuser or concentrator was attached to the hairdryer. This is great for anyone who’s not sure how to use it to achieve the style they desire.

Verdict

The top hair dryers are the Dyson Supersonic and Shark HyperAir. They dry hair fast and leave hair with a great shine. We were pleasantly surprised by the difference in their performance.

The Shark HyperAir is slightly less expensive, so it is the best choice for most users. This is especially true if your hair is curly or you aren’t sure what settings to use when you blow-dry different styles.

We love the Dyson Supersonic variety of attachments.

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