Everywhere we look these days — be it TikTok, Instagram or IRL — we’re bombarded with Dyson Airwrap owners flaunting their exxy hair styler with wild abandon.
Normally, we’d mute all relevant content creators tout suite, but given that the popularity of hot brushes and heated rollers are on the rise, the market has been flooded with a miraculous hoard of Dyson Airwrap dupes to rival the luxury styler.
Since the OG Dyson Airwrap Complete Multi-Styler 394930-01 in Fuchsia/Nickel ($949 at MYER) first launched in 2018, it’s innovated the way we style our hair. Not just your average curling iron, it provides easy styling with minimal heat, and subsequently, minimal damage to hair.
While there’s no denying Dyson has created a premium product that delivers salon-quality results, customers seeking to purchase a new Dyson Airwrap are looking at a $949 price tag.
We don’t know about you, but it would take a lot to justify a purchase that large — not to mention, the time it would take to save up. Plus, it’s hard to recommend the Dyson Airwrap to a friend knowing they’d have to fork out a considerable chunk of their paycheck just to purchase one too.
The alternative? We’ve hunted down some genuine dupes that range in prices, so you can find a comparable hair styler that works for you.
The Best Dyson Airwrap Dupes To Buy In Australia
1/ Mermade Hair Aircurl ($99 at Mermade Hair)
The Mermade Hair Aircurl is a worthy Dyson Airwrap dupe with three heat settings, 360° airflow, frizz-smoothing ionic technology (which promotes long-lasting hold), and a 32mm barrel curling tong that can be used to create waves, curls, ringlets or voluminous blowouts. The pretty in pink hair tool retails for just $99, and prioritises hair health above all else, using air to style strands rather than hair-damaging heat.
2/ LUX SKIN® ProStyler (was $158.40, now $99 at LUX SKIN)
Complete with six attachments, this heat styling tool features three temperature settings and a whole bunch of rave reviews. It may not be as powerful as the Dyson Airwrap (according to reviewers) but, at the price point, it certainly is a worthy investment.
3/ 5 In 1 Hot Air Styler ($104.13 at Kogan)
This hot air styler has five attachments, three heat settings and three styling speeds. Utilise the handful of barrel accessories to create a multitude of styles from curly and wavy to smooth and volumised.
4/ OLY by Hoppy Beauty (was $220, now $154 at Hoppy Beauty)
The OLY is a promising entry in the sense that it sits neatly in the sweet spot of an axis of affordability and quality. The four-in-one styler is equipped with five attachment heads; a clockwise curling wand, counter-clockwise curling wand, flat brush, round brush, and hair dryer. Plus, it boasts hundreds of positive reviews.
5/ Drybar Reserve 3-in-1 Interchangeable Blow Dryer (was $349, now $317.59 at Amazon)
Blow-dry experts Drybar have created this three-in-one blow-drying tool that looks like the slightly thicker cousin of the Dyson Airwrap. If volume and big bouncy waves trump traditional curls in your book, this is probably going to be your best friend.
6/ Shark FlexStyle ($499 at The Good Guys)
The Shark FlexStyle has already garnered a reputation as a cult-hit on BeautyTok. The Airwrap dupe features a very cool swivel styler base that makes it easier to switch between hair styling techniques. The only thing we didn’t love about it was the fact that it wasn't available in Australia. But after much anticipation (and pining) the FlexStyle has finally landed downunder and it's half the price of the Dyson.
7/ VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Rotating Hot Air Styler ($69 at The Good Guys)
At just $69, what's not to love about this pick from VS Sassoon? This styler uses Ionic Conditioning Technology to reduce frizz by releasing ions to eliminate static and condition the hair cuticle. A multi-directional, rotating ceramic barrel locks in and enhances shine for easy styling. You'll love the ease in drying, shaping and adding volume.
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.