You can now buy Dyson's trending hair tool, the Airstrait, on the high street. Here's what all the fuss is about

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Dyson is a brand known for being at the forefront of technology, whether that’s for vacuum cleaners, air purifiers or hair styling gadgets. And their latest offering is no exception.  Meet the Dyson Airstrait, a wet-to-dry hair straightener that uses zero heat to dry and straighten hair with as little damage as possible. 

Until now, it's only been available via Dyson's website (and is sold out there at time of writing) but this week it launched exclusively at Boots, both in-store and at It costs £449.99 which will nab you a whopping £13.74 of Advantage Card points. Not totally sure about forking out? There are demos of the tool at Boots stores in Battersea Power Station, Nottingham and Manchester over the next few days - see for more details.

This is not the first time Dyson has pushed the beauty boundaries. The launch of the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer completely changed the styling tool landscape in 2016 thanks to the way it combined speed in such a lightweight and quiet machine. It has been featured in our best hairdryer edit ever since. The brand shook things up again in 2020 with the launch of the Dyson Corrale cordless hair straightener, which also was all about speed styling and reducing damage to the hair.

However, this time Dyson is slightly on the back foot as this is not the first wet-to-dry styler that takes wet hair to straight with just one gadget. Ghd has already released its own:  read our Ghd Duet Style review.  

But there are a few differences between the two, the main one being that unlike its Ghd competitor, the Airstrait doesn’t have heat plates to straighten hair.  So how does it work?

Dyson Airstrait: how does it work?

It blows the hair straight

Instead of conventional heat plates, the Airstrait uses precisely angled ‘apertures’ that force air quickly and accurately in a jet down the hair to dry and straighten it in one go. Like all other Dyson hair gadgets, it is powered by a tiny but very powerful motor that fits into the handle.

It doesn't heat damage the hair

As with the Corrale straighteners, the Airstrait also contains technology that measures the temperature of the airflow 30 times per second and regulates it so hair is never exposed to unnecessary damage.

You can also use it like a hairdryer 

You can close the plates and use it like a hairdryer, holding it up to the roots of the hair to get them fully dry. This is quite different from the Ghd Duet Style which only has the option to clamp around the hair and makes drying the roots of the hair slightly trickier. Similarly to the Ghd, Dyson recommends on average three passes of the styler to get hair from wet to dry.

It has two settings; wet and dry that have a preset temperature. There's also a cool shot to set the style. 

However, you can also choose three heat settings in the ‘wet’ mode which may work better on your hair type. Coarser hair will need a higher temperature to get hair dry and straight.

It works on very curly hair too

It has been tested and used on all hair types and TikTokker Hermela Solomon demonstrated it on her curly hair.

@hermela_solomon Here’s my first impression using the Dyson Airstrait on my naturally curly hair. Thank you to @Manes by Mell for walking me through how to use this tool 🫶🏾🥰 This video was filmed back in March when I had the opportunity to visit the Dyson campus in London #dysonhair #dysonpartner #dysonairstrait #curlyhair #naturalhair ♬ original sound - Hermela

How much does the Dyson Airstrait cost?

And, as you might expect, it doesn’t come cheap. The Dyson Airstrait is priced at £449.99. The Ghd Duet Style is slightly cheaper at £379.

The Dyson Airstrait is available exclusively at Boots for £449.99