10 Dyson Airwrap Dupes for the Same Fabulous Effect — For Less

We’ve all heard the buzz surrounding the Dyson Airwrap (and its cousin the Dyson Supersonic), and sure, with its eight styling attachments and faster-but-less-damaging drying technology, it sounds like it’s definitely life-changing and maybe even magical, but not everyone can drop $500+ on a hair tool (even a really amazing one).

The new and improved, re-engineered Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete is here with improved attachments and a price tag of $599.99. Find it in stock at Sephora and at Ulta.

Are you feeling sticker shock? We looked for cheaper alternatives to the Dyson Airwrap styler that still deliver quality styling results to see if you can ditch the traditional blow dryer and round brush situation even if you don’t have an Airwrap budget (or just can’t find a Dyson Airwrap in stock). The good news? There are lots of alternatives. The bad news? There are so many alternatives that we’re moving into the hard-to-navigate territory. So we put in the legwork and found some of the top-rated hot hair brushes, multi-functional hair tools, and one straight-up Airwrap dupe that will help you create salon-quality looks at home.

While there are some truly cheap options out there under $50, we set our sights on finding styling tools with good reviews from brands with stellar reputations — so most of our picks fell in the $50+ range.

Read through to find formidable Dyson Airwrap alternatives that will have your hair looking like the goddess’ mane that it is.

Dyson Airwrap Alternatives + Dupes

1. Hot Tools Signature Series One Step Blowout

Hot Tools Signature Series One Step Blowout Detachable Volumizer and Hair Dryer in purple
Image: Target

Description: There are a lot of round hair dryer brushes like this on the market, but having tried most of them, I can confidently say that this one is the best (it’s less damaging than the Revlon hair dryer brush). This tool cuts down on drying time significantly and makes it way easier to get a big, bouncy blowout than using a round brush and a traditional dryer. There is also a smaller brush head and a paddle brush head that you can purchase separately and use along with your device for even more variation in style.

And if you need it, like, NOW, it’s available for same-day Target pickup at many of the Target locations we checked

Biggest Difference: While it helps you get a phenomenal at-home blowout, this really is a dryer versus a styler, so you won’t be able to get tight curls or waves like you can with the Airwrap.

Promising Review: “I LOVE this. My hair is wavy/curly & ALWAYS blow dries frizzy as all heck. This brushed, straightened & created the perfect smooth blowout for me in ¼ the time it takes me to just blow dry my hair.” – Bridgit081, Target customer

Price: $69.99 at Target

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2. CHI Volumizer 4-IN-1 Blowout Brush

Image: Kohl’s

Description: With four different attachment heads, you get multiple choices in styling your hair depending on your mood. It features a compact, lightweight design for packing up and taking with you. The advanced ionic generator neutralizes static and minimizes flyaways.

Biggest Difference: The biggest difference is that it lacks the interchangeable barrels that come in two different sizes with the Airwrap.

Promising Review: “I love this Brush, I have very fine hair so Volume is difficult, and with this brush, it certainly helps. If you have thick hair with some curl this might pull or get caught, but for fine hair it’s perfect!” — Jules, Kohl’s customer

Price: $74.99 (reg. $99.99) at Kohl’s

3. L’Oreal Professional Steampod

L'Oreal Professionnel - Steampod Flat Iron & Styler Dimensions: 13” L x 3.5” W x 1.75” H Weight: 1.3 lbs
Image: Sephora

Description: This tool truly is an innovation and uses steam technology to style your hair faster, with less frizz and less damage and breakage than heating plates alone. The idea of using steam to reduce frizz seems completely counterintuitive, but somehow, it really works.

Biggest Difference: First, this tool is used on dry hair. Second, it can create smooth, straight styles or beachy waves, but will not give you tighter curls as the Airwrap can.

Promising Review: “Easy to use. It works great and fast. I like the little brush because it helps straighten the back of my head without needing a brush. The straightness lasts a long time and I love the sleek look.”

Price: $250 at Sephora

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4. Drybar Reserve 3-in-1 Interchangeable Blow-Dryer

Image: Ulta

Description: This hair dryer brush features three attachments to create a variety of blowouts, which pretty closely rivals the Airwrap’s capabilities. The blow-dryer attachment wields precision airflow, while the oval brush makes hair voluminous and bouncy, and the paddle brush makes hair sleek and straight.

Biggest Difference: Since this device delivers much of the same technology and styling heads as the Airwrap, the biggest difference is the amount of power.  

Promising Review: “With all the customizations offered, this tool includes everything I need to create countless hairstyles- and it saves me space when I travel! It comes with 3 attachments that I can use on their own or one after the other depending on the style I’m going for.” – Ulta customer

Price: $349 at Ulta

5. L’ANGE HAIR Le Volume 2-in-1 Titanium Brush Dryer

Image: Amazon

Description: This styling brush has an oval-shaped barrel for 360° airflow. The titanium plates help smooth, shape, and add lots of volume to your hair.

Biggest Difference: Like the Hot Tools One-Step, this dries your hair while creating sleek strands and bouncy curls.

Promising Review: I have very thick, curly hair, but this did better than drying and straightening separately. It runs very hot so heat protectant is super important and I would not use this more than a few times a week (although it is probably the same amount of heat damage of a dryer and straightener). I used a cool setting right after each section was dry, a low setting around the face as it gets so hot! Took just under an hour (the same time as drying and straightening separately) but I was doing small sections bc my hair is so thick and curled. The results are amazing!! Love it!” – Timothy Robinson, Amazon customer

Price: $89 (reg. $119) at Amazon

6. FLOWER Beauty Titanium Rotating Styling Iron

Three FLOWER Beauty Titanium Rotating Styling Irons leaning against a purple wall
Image: Flower Beauty

Description: Perfect for people with curly, wavy, or frizzy hair that would rather have smooth, sleek and shiny hair, this tool gives you silky smooth curls or straight strands with a whole lot less damage than a flat iron, thanks to the combination of the round, revolving barrel and brush bristles.

Biggest Difference: This is another tool that is a styler without the drying function.

Promising Review: “This styling iron is an A+. My daughters and I call it, ‘the magical hair wand.’ It’s not only for straightening, but giving style too. It styles fast. We love the ionic bristles and the one-way rotation, no worries about tangling.” – mstew07, Flower Beauty customer

Price: $69.99 at FlowerHairTool.com

7. Vasari Professional Heated Curling Brush

Vasari Professional Heated Curling Brush in purple
Image: Amazon

Description: Despite looking like a round brush you plug in, this tool actually isn’t a hair dryer and is used on completely dry hair. The bristles and a lower heat setting help prevent damage and the clip-less style prevents heat creases and pulling, but the bristles help keep your hair in place, making it easier than a traditional styling wand.

Biggest Difference: This tool can’t dry your hair and doesn’t have multiple heads.

Promising Review: “I bought this to tame my hair on nonshampoo day. I try to wash my hair every other day not to over stress it. This helps make my hair look more manageable without blow drying every day.” — Joanne Armano, Amazon customer

Price: $85.57 at Amazon

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8. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush

Image: Ulta

Description: This product bears mentioning because it constantly comes up in Dyson Airwrap alternative-related discussions on TikTok and social media. The oval brush is designed to dry hair, smooth hair, create volume at the root, and curl the ends in a single pass. It’s got two heat/speed settings and a Cool setting.

Biggest Difference: It uses heat, meaning hair damage is possible. In fact, some reviewers warn about hair damage.

Promising Review: Reviews for this product are consistently overwhelmingly positive (3,601 rated it at 5 stars on Ulta.com).

Price: $64.99 at Ulta

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9. T3 AireBrush Duo Interchangeable Hot Air Blow Dry Brush

Image: Ulta

Description: The T3 AireBrush is one of the pricier options on our list, but it’s still MUCH less expensive than the Dyson Airwrap. Plus, it’s supposedly the styling tool to the stars. This tool can smooth your hair, or add bounce, depending on which brush you use. It features an interchangeable brush design, 15 heat speed combinations, and T3 IonFlow technology.

Biggest Difference: It’s a styler, not a dryer. You’ll need to get your hair dry (or mostly dry) before you use it.

Promising Review: “I was super intrigued by the blow dryer brush when I first saw bloggers post about it. I use other T3 styling tools that I love so much. So, when I saw T3 came out with their version of it, it was a no-brainer. Absolutely worth the splurge! It gives the perfect blowout. No need to take a styling tool to it so it cuts down on styling time, which is incredible! Genuinely look forward to styling my hair with this any chance I can get! Add a little hairspray to your roots while styling to secure a longer-lasting root lift.”

Pice: $142.49 (reg. $189.99) at Ulta

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10. Shark FlexStyle Air Drying & Styling System

Image: Shark Clean

Description: This product from Shark has been getting lots of buzz. It came out Sept. 6, 2022, and it’s priced at just around half the price of the Airwrap. It has two curler attachments and two brush attachments and promises to dry hair faster than most air dryers, without damaging hair, using the Coanda effect. There’s also a version available for curly hair that includes a diffuser.

Biggest Difference: The new version of the Airwrap has (six) more attachments. The Shark FlexStyle has either five or three attachments, depending on the package.

Promising Review: “This system is spectacular you have everything you need to style your hair in one box, to give volume, smooth and create volumes and curls. The handle is light and easy to handle, the parts are easy to exchange, very light and the best thing is that even using it at maximum speed it does not generate smoke or burn the scalp, I LOVE IT and my hair too.”

Price: $279.99 for the curly-hair version with five attachments; $259.99 for the three-attachment version at SharkClean.com.

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How Much Is the Dyson Airwrap?

There have been several variations of the Dyson Airwrap released over the years, and all are more than $500. Each contains different attachments and barrels. The Smooth + Control styler ($799 used on Amazon) is meant for frizz-prone hair. The Dyson Complete set came out a couple of years ago and retailed for $549. Then, in 2022, Dyson released a re-engineered version of the Airwrap: The Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete. It’s designed for any hair type, includes six attachments, and is available at Sephora, Ulta and Dyson itself for $599.

If nothing but the real Dyson Airwrap will do and you’re willing to pay the price, here’s how to find it on sale.

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