Say Hello to Dyson’s Latest Hair-Smoothing Blow-Dryer Attachment

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Anyone who has used the Dyson Supersonic Hair-Dryer at least once knows that the hot tool is worth all of the praise it gets. Since its initial launch in 2016, the splurge-worthy blow-dryer has garnered Allure's very own Best of Beauty and Readers' Choice Awards and is still just as popular today as it was five years ago when it first hit the market.

If you needed another reason to invest in this luxurious blow-dryer, here's one: It can smooth away all of your flyaway troubles, thanks to its new addition, the Flyaway Attachment. This new nozzle is the fifth attachment you can use exclusively on your Dyson Supersonic, and it uses the brand's unique "Coanda effect" aerodynamic technology, which uses speed and pressure to create a spinning vortex of air around the curved barrel to create a sleek, flyaway-free finish on your hair.

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"Our first prototypes used bristles – but these were a hindrance. We realized we could grip the hair with airflow alone, by harnessing the Coanda effect," says Veronica Alanis, the engineering lead at Dyson. "Then, in our testing, an air leak was observed, and it was pushing the flyaways through the tress and out of sight." 

Alanis notes that this happy accident unlocked the inception of Dyson Flyaway attachment. "It automatically attracts and lifts longer hairs to the front using the Coanda effect," she says. "A second jet pushes flyaways through the hair, hiding them out of sight and giving you a smooth-and-shiny finish." 

The Flyaway Attachment's hook-like shape looks intimidating at first, but it's actually quite simple to use. According to a press release from Dyson, its unique shape allows your dryer to mimic the "brush and blow-dryer" technique that hairstylists use to create smooth, glossy, and flyaway-free blowouts. This new take on the process leaves you with effortlessly polished strands with a simple, goof-proof technique. Plus, it requires less heat — and, therefore, less heat damage — to style.

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Courtesy of Dyson

Though this styling nozzle is especially great for at-home purposes, hairstylists are also excited about this new innovation, which means less time and effort needed at the salon to tame unruly pieces of hair. It can also be used on all hair types and textures, making styling a breeze for beginner and veteran hairstylists alike. 

"The whole point of blow-drying is for smooth hair," says hairstylist Cherin Choi of Los Angeles-based ROIL Salon. "Sometimes people just want to address the roots and flyaways, so if there's a quicker solution to the styling process without overheating the hair, I can see a benefit to this."

Beginning September 1, you can shop the hair-smoothing attachment on its own for $40. If you're in need of an entirely new blow-drying kit, you can also purchase the Dyson Supersonic Hair-Dryer with all five attachments — the Flyaway Attachment, Diffuser, Gentle Air, Wide Tooth Comb, and Smoothing Nozzle — for $400 at dyson.com and select Dyson retailers. 

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