Dyson’s Airwrap Styler Curls Hair Using A Vacuum Effect Without Causing Heat Damage

By Annie Baker ● October 11, 2018


Dyson’s Airwrap styler uses high pressure and high-velocity air to curl and style hair without extreme heat. According to Fast Company, Dyson spent six years and invested $31 million to launch the Airwrap.


The problem with traditional curling irons is that some of them overheat and cause permanent damage to your hair. And the streams of air that passes through the Dyson Airwrap never goes above 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

How does the physics behind the Airwrap work? The Dyson Airwrap uses a physics technique known as the Coanda Effect, which is also used by airplanes for aerodynamic lift. The high-pressure air comes out through six slots on a cylindrical barrel. And the Coanda Effect causes air to flow in a circular motion around the barrel and creates a mini vortex. Then you place a section of the hair near the device to have the strand automatically wrap around it and the heat causes it to curl.

“Harnessing the power of Dyson’s digital motor, we have engineered a truly unique styling tool, preventing extreme heat damage when styling. I’m immensely proud of what our engineers have achieved,” said Sir James Dyson, the founder of the Dyson company.


This makes it much easier to style your hair at home. The Airwave heats up the ceramic plates and it does not get as hot as other curling irons, which also prevents forehead burns. And hair can be style damp since the air also dries it.

Dyson Ambassador Larry King said that the Airwrap could cut down on the time he spends styling his customers in London by roughly 40% all without heat damage.


Fast Company also pointed out that the Airwrap comes with a set of attachments along with the Coanda-enabled curlers. Some of the attachments include multiple types of brushes that blow your hair as you brush. And there is a blow-dry attachment that looks like a hollowed-out oval.

How much does it cost? A complete Airwrap kit costs $549.99 and a kit with fewer attachments costs $499.99.