Health & Beauty

What’s Your Attachment Style?

September 1, 2021

True style comes from adding the right accessories to your outfit. And now it turns out that’s true for beauty devices. Think of your Dyson Supersonic as a designer LBD—classic, luxurious, reliable, never goes out of style. The attachments are your bag, boots and bangle that can really take things to the next level. The first iteration of the hairdryer in 2016 came with a styling concentrator and diffuser and the brand has added a wide-tooth comb and gentle air attachment (ideal for beachy waves) over the years. But the latest accessory has us really intrigued: The Flyaway Attachment.

This uses an air-flow phenomenon called the Coanda effect, which was originally used to make jets more aerodynamic. How does that translate to hair? The new attachment pushes flyaway hairs backwards to hide them, so the strands are better aligned and the hair looks shinier. Till now, that was an effect that could only be achieved by a professional stylist using a round brush and special dryer technique. In other words, with the new Flyaway Attachment, you can do your own pro-standard blow-out, easily, at home.

The brand’s Global Styling Ambassador, Jen Atkin, says, “Nothing feels as good as that salon blow dry finish. The trick to tame annoying flyaways is a core skill for a stylist. However, we want our clients to now be able to get that same glossy finish at home. Dyson’s latest attachment does exactly that—it allows smooth seekers to get a super sleek finish, on their own, not just from the salon.” We tried it on long, straight and super thick hair that’s not cut frequently enough and therefore tends to flyaways, and were impressed with the results: Quick drying without the need for much heat, and an incredibly smooth finish. The new attachment comes as standard with all Dyson Supersonics, or can be bought separately for $50.

And how can we tie this back to our slightly tortured accessories analogy? It’s a string of pearls, a delicate gold chain or a classic ankle boot. Super sleek, perfectly chic, and absolutely what we need right now. —Aileen Lalor


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