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This $500 Gold Hair Dryer Is The Most Luxe Way To Style Your Hair

31 August 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor,

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Before joining the team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

In a world saturated by social media, how something looks is just as important as how well it works. If you’re in the market for a world class hair dryer that will look as good as it makes your hair look, Dyson has something in store for you. The company known for its top of the line vacuums and celebrity adored hair dryer just rolled out a deluxe new version of its Supersonic hair dryer—one that’s covered in gold leaf.

If the $499.99 price tag didn't make it clear enough, the latest iteration of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is it’s most luxe version yet. The muted signature grey handle has been replaced by a dazzling royal blue one that is sure to be the pièce de résistance of your bathroom. While the inset of the nozzle is usually where customers personalize their dryer with their favorite color—be it fuschia, purple, red, white, or grey—the nozzle on this gold-plated version has a bright red base that is then hand gilded with several sheets of 23.75-karat gold leaf.

Dyson supersonic gold leaf hair dryer

Gold leaf is a notoriously delicate material. Considering Dyson uses real gold, expect to see some wear and tear on your dryer over the years. The red base was specially chosen so that flecks of red peek will peek through when the gold leaf fades a bit, creating a glamorous finish.

While $499.99 may seem like a lot for a hair dryer, the price point makes a little more sense when you realize that a regular Dyson Supersonic hair dryer clocks in at $399.99 and the version engineered for professional hair stylists sells for $449.99. This is the hair dryer that many celebrity hairstylists credit for creating their clients’ flawless hairstyles, so you’re not just paying for a brand name. Dyson has the most expensive hair dryer on the market because many people think it performs above and beyond your traditional hair dryer design.

Most hair dryers are engineered with their motor on the top of the dryer near the nozzle—making the tool top heavy—Dyson Supersonic hair dryers are designed with a small engine in the handle. This not only makes the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer much lighter than the average hair dryer, but also much more comfortable to hold for many people. That means you can say goodbye to the dreaded arm, shoulder, and hand cramps you usually get when you’re drying your mane.

Dyson gold leaf

The dryer is also designed with a hole straight through the middle, a futuristic design move that helps enable the hair dryer to run much quieter than a typical hair dryer. You can watch your favorite show or listen to your favorite music without the deafening sounds of the home hair salon.

While the gold leaf doesn’t make the blow dryer function differently or better, it’s perfect for anyone who wants to take their hair care routine to the next level of luxury. You may not be royalty, but at least you’ll have a hair dryer fit for a queen.

You can purchase the Dyson Supersonic 23.75-karat gold hair dryer at

It's not a gold dryer, but for a limited time you can enter to win a Dyson Supersonic and $160 of Pureology hair products through's #NoBadHairDays sweepstakes. Enter via Instagram.

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