Dyson VS Harry Josh Hair dryers – an In-depth review

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Harry Josh and Dyson hairdryers are imposing names for different reasons.

Dyson became famous for his cyclone technology to build a better vacuum cleaner, bladeless fans, and digital motors.

Harry Josh is a very sought after celebrity hairstylist who launched his line of tools in 2013. All of Harry Josh tools come in his signature Green color

So many people ask, is the Dyson worth it?

We will try to help you determine that in this extensive review.

 

Harry Josh Hairdryers

Harry Josh Pro Tools Harry Josh Ultra Light Pro Dryer

  • Weighs less than 1 lb
  • 1875 watts
  • 2000-hour AC motor
  • ergonomic design
  • Whisper-soft technology to reduce noise
  • Motor speed of 94 mph 
  • 12 heat, speed, and ion settings 
    • Dual Ion technology (on/off)
    • 3 Heat/ 2 Speed
    • cold shot button
  • Patented Cool Air Flex Technology that enables nozzle holding without burning your hands (Long Nozzle Concentrator only)
  • Dual filtration system reduces energy consumption
    • removable stainless steel air filter
  • Includes an 11-foot extension cord  
  • Single-voltage 125v
  • Expertly made in France
  • Includes Traditional and Long Nozzle Concentrator

Harry Josh’s Key Features

The Traditional Nozzle: produces faster dry times and is ideal for daily use. It makes it easy to dry small sections of hair in seconds by providing concentrated airflow.

The Long Nozzle Concentrator: enables you to dry larger sections of hair faster. This is a professional attachment that keeps a cool temperature, allowing you to hold the nozzle directly.

Negative Ion On/Off Switch: Turn on the negative ion feature for noticeable smoother, sleeker hair with minimal frizz.

Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000

  • 1.16 lbs
  • 1875 watts
  • 2000-hour AC motor
  • Compact size
  • 80+ mph motor
  • made in France
  • Dual filtration system reduces energy consumption
    • removable stainless steel air filter
  • 8 Heat, Speed And Ion Settings:
    • dual ION functionality On/Off
    • 2 Heat/ 2 Speed
    • cold shot button
  • Professional-length 9 Ft. Cord,
  • 2 Concentrator Attachments; Narrow and Wide Nozzle

Dyson Hairdryers

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, Iron/Fuchsia, 1200W

  • 1.8 lbs
  • 1600 watts
  • 3 Heat/3Speed
  • Cool Shot Button
  • Lightweight and balanced: Dyson’s motor is in the handle
  • Includes: Styling concentrator, Smoothing nozzle, Diffuser, Non-slip mat, and Storage hanger
  • The only hairdryer that comes with Magnetic styling attachments
  • Dyson digital V9 brushless DC motor produces a high-velocity controlled airflow, for supersonic drying. 
  • Intelligent heat sensor measures air temperature over 40+ times a second, to prevent extreme heat damage to your hair.
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  • Super Quiet: The powerful motor is tuned to produce one inaudible frequency.
  • Negative ions: Help reduce static in the hair.
  • Cool to touch the surface of the attachments stays cool. Even during close-up styling.
  • 1-year warranty

Cons:

  • NOT Dual Voltage (220 models are available on Amazon for overseas travel)
  • Learning curve: it takes about 2 weeks of constant use to feel comfortable in your hand.
  • Very sensitive to dust
  • Can’t turn off the ionic feature

The Dyson Supersonic Professional hairdryer is Sold Exclusively by DYSON.  Resale will void the warranty. Using a regular model in the salon will void the warranty.

The Professional edition re-engineered for stylists and salon environments. Key features exclusive to the Professional version include:

  • Two improved filters that are magnetic, removable, and washable, with a filter cleaning brush.
  • A longer, 11-foot cable.
  • Professional concentrator, that’s wider and thinner with cool grip edges.
  • Extended 2-year warranty on all parts and labor 
  • Stronger motor
  • Lighter
  • Magnetic attachments are supposed to hold stronger
  • If it has any colors (fuschia, white, black, blue, gold), it’s NOT the pro model
  • Keeping your filter clean protects the motor, which may result in faster dry times for your clients.
  • To keep the machine at optimal performance, we recommend cleaning the filter at least once a week or more frequently during high traffic periods.
  • Make sure you clean the dust residue underneath where the filters go.

Harry Josh vs. Dyson Hairdryer which is the winner?

Dyson is a hairdryer; people love it or hate it, and there seems to be no middle ground on this.  In that case, Harry Josh is more of a traditional hairdryer if you have any doubts.

Both Harry Josh and Dyson Hairdryers are NOT 110/220 voltage. SO no trips to Europe.

Apart from the Dyson learning curve, Dyson includes all accessories, whereas Harry Josh; some accessories you must purchase separately.

Dyson needs constant filter maintenance; otherwise, the heat sensors will shut the motor off.

Harry Josh, the airflow of this dryer, is as strong as the Dyson. Harry Josh has a higher watt motor and is the preferred choice of people with thick hair. 

What is the BEST professional, Hairdryer?

Hairdressers Prefer: the Dyson PRO model hairdryer but hate the filter maintenance and sensitivity. Dyson makes a powerful statement to your clients. Dyson is a showpiece of a hairdryer so you should be ready to talk about it if you decide to buy one.

The Dyson company gives licensed professionals a discount, but Harry Josh does NOT. 

Harry Josh’s lighter design wins our vote for being on the road.

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Stephanie, a native Floridian, has spent the majority of her 25 year career as a licensed Professional in the Hair industry, specializing in Chemical Processing and Curly Hair cutting.

She began learning about natural hair care while working at Aubrey Organics. More recently, she has been taking on the challenging question of hair loss and regrowth as a Hair Coach for Kerotin Haircare.

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