The best Dyson Airwrap dupes 2024: affordable Airwrap alternatives to buy now

With one of the best Dyson Airwrap dupes you can tame unruly locks and get great-looking hair without emptying your bank account. The Dyson Airwrap is an outstanding piece of styling kit but it costs a fortune; these Airwrap alternatives will give you comparable performance at a much more agreeable price.

Our Dyson Airwrap Styler review can explain why it's such a popular option (as well as laying out reasons why you might want to save your money). It's incredibly versatile thanks to a range of swappable attachments such as paddle and barrel brushes and curling tongs, not to mention its airflow technology that creates a 'Coanda' effect to attract and curl your hair around the barrel. While most Dyson Airwrap alternatives can't replicate this last feature, many come with a decent selection of attachments, enabling you to smooth, straighten, volumize or curl your hair with ease and at a much lower price.

We've picked out a selection of the best Dyson Airwrap dupes, featuring everything from simple styling brushes to multi-purpose systems with swappable heads, so there should be something for your requirements and budget. If you're determined to have a Dyson, though, the Dyson Airwrap multi-styler is now on sale in the US, Australia and US, while our guide on where to buy a Dyson Airwrap can point you to all the best dealers and lowest prices. 

If you want to go the more traditional route, our picks of the best hair dryer and the best hair straighteners should give you more options. Otherwise, read on to discover the best Dyson Airwrap dupes, all tested and reviewed by our small appliance experts.

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The best Dyson Airwrap dupes 2024

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The best Dyson Airwrap dupe overall

The Remington Curl and Straight Confidence Airstyler AS8606 handle with all the attachments surrounding it

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The best Dyson Airwrap dupe overall

Specifications

Wattage: 800w
Temperature settings: 3
Attachments: Concentrator, round soft bristle brush, hot paddle brush, curling tong
Cord length: 9ft / 2.7m
Weight: 0.9lbs / 415g

Reasons to buy

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Barrel mimics hairdresser techniques
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Can smooth, volumize and curl
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Quiet in use

Reasons to avoid

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Styler is bulky and hard to maneuver
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Curling tong takes time and patience
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One size hot brush

If you’re looking for an Airwrap dupe, then this is the best on the market. Also known as the Remington Pro Rotating Hot Air Styler AS8606 in the US (although it seems to be near-impossible to actually buy right now), it can be set to rotate automatically when the barrel brush tool is attached to mimic the curl and smoothing action that hairdressers make look so easy when blow drying locks. 

It’s a versatile styler that can smooth, volumize and curl, and on test we found it effective at creating both straight and bouncy hair styles. However, we found the curling tong was a little fiddly to use, and required some patience and practice.

It’s also quiet in use, with our decibel meter averaging 68db – compared to the 85db that the Hot Tools Volumiser Set 2-In-1 Brush & Dryer With Changeable Heads (at #5) achieved. It’s a bulky haircare appliance and with just one size of brush attachment, which is on the larger side, it’s best suited to mid-length and longer hair. 

Read more: Remington Curl and Straight Confidence Airstyler AS8606 review

The best budget Dyson Airwrap dupe

Revlon Pro Collection One Step Dryer and Volumiser

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The best Dyson Airwrap dupe for those on a budget

Specifications

Wattage: 1100w
Temperature settings: 2
Attachments: Barrel brush
Cord length: 6ft / 2m
Weight: 1.87lb / 850g

Reasons to buy

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Affordable
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Volumized and smoothed hair
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Quick to dry

Reasons to avoid

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Limited styling capabilities
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Heavy
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Noisy

If you’re on a budget, this Revlon hot air styler is the most affordable in this list, as while its list price is $60 / £60, the hot air styler is regularly discounted. However, it’s not a full Dyson Airwrap dupe, as it only comes with a non-removable barrel brush attachment, rather than a curling tong and paddle brush too. 

That said, on test we found it quick to take our hair from wet to dry, and effective at volumizing and smoothing our hair into a bouncy blow dry. However, at 1.87lb / 850g it’s also the heaviest hot air styler we’ve tested, which may cause arm ache for some, and it's noisy in use too. 

In the US, the Revlon One Step Volumizer Plus 2.0 is also available and has a slimmer handle and brush, making it suitable for shorter hair. It also has three, rather than the more common two, temperature settings, so those with fine or colored locks that are more vulnerable to heat damage will be able to use the appliance on a cooler setting than before. 

Read more: Revlon Pro Collection One Step Dryer & Volumiser review 

The best Dyson Airwrap dupe for curly hair

The Revamp Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1Air Styler DR-1250 with the barrel brush attachment connected

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The best Airwrap dupe for curly hair

Specifications

Wattage: 1200w
Temperature settings: 3
Attachments: Concentrator, diffuser, round soft bristle brush, hot paddle brush, rotating hard bristle brush, curling tong
Cord length: 10ft / 3m
Weight: 1lb / 454g

Reasons to buy

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Suits all hair types and lengths
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Smooths, volumizes and curls
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Filter is easy to clean

Reasons to avoid

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Bulky to hold
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Fiddly attachments
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Super loud

If you have naturally curly hair then this Airwrap dupe is worth considering, as it’s the only one we’ve tested that ships with a diffuser attachment. This handy device disperses the air stream so it doesn’t disrupt the curl pattern. It comes with six different attachments, including a choice of width of round brush, and one of the narrowest curling tongs on the market too, making it ideal for creating everything from soft bouncy waves to right curls in all lengths of hair. 

On test, we found it was able to effectively smooth and wave hair, although the bulky, long handle meant we struggled to to clamp hair against the curling tong easily. We were also impressed by the hinged filter, which made it easy to clean dust and lint from the hot air styler. However, we found the DR-1250 noisy in use, with our decibel meter hitting 80db on test, and we also found the attachments were fiddly to remove, too. 

Read more: Revamp Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1Air Styler DR-1250 review 

The best Dyson Airwrap dupe for removing frizz

The Hot Tools Volumiser Set 2-in-1 Brush and Dryer being held in a hand

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The best Dyson Airwrap dupe for removing frizz

Specifications

Wattage: 1000w
Temperature settings: 3
Attachments: 61mm barrel brush, 71mm barrel brush
Cord length: 10ft / 3m
Weight: 1lb / 465g

Reasons to buy

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Successfully removes frizz and smoothes hair
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Choice of brushes creates volume and soft waves
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Easy to use

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks curling tong and paddle brush
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Noisy
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Struggled to create substantial volume

Just like the Revlon Pro Collection One Step Dryer & Volumiser (#2) this isn’t a full Airwrap dupe as it can’t create tight curls, and doesn’t come with the paddle brush attachment needed for sleek, straighter styles. For those who want a styler for soft waves and adding some volume, however, it’s worth considering as it comes with two different sized brush heads.  

On test, we found the Hot Tools Volumiser Set 2-In-1 Brush & Dryer With Changeable Heads (sold as the Black Gold One-Step Detachable Blowout and Volumiser in the US), left our tresses looking and feeling smooth to the point where we never once had to resort to straighteners to finish the style. It was easy to use too. However, it’s noisy in use and struggled to create the same level of volume as the Revlon styler did. 

Read our full Hot Tools Volumiser Set 2-In-1 Brush & Dryer review

The best Dyson Airwrap dupe for big curls and waves

The BaByliss Air Style 1000 with the curling head attached

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The best Dyson Airwrap dupe for big curls and waves

Specifications

Wattage: 1000w
Temperature settings: 3
Attachments: Concentrator, round soft bristle brush, hot paddle brush, curling tong
Cord length: 8ft / 2.5m
Weight: 1.1lb / 503g

Reasons to buy

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Smooths, volumizes and curls
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Large brush creates big curls
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Easy to fit attachments

Reasons to avoid

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Curling tong doesn’t come with a grip
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Only suitable for long hair
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Makes a lot of noise

If you’re looking for an Airwrap dupe that can create big curls and waves, or you have long hair, the BaByliss Air Style 1000 is worth considering. It ships with a 50mm soft bristle brush, which is the largest brush attachment of any of the hot air stylers we’ve tested here. However, those with shorter hair will struggle with this larger size.

On test it was simple to use, and we had most success with using the appliance to smooth and volumize hair. We found the curling tong fiddly to use as it doesn’t have a grip. Instead we had to hold sections of hair to keep them wrapped along the tong - making the heat resistant glove a must to protect our fingers. However switching between attachments was particularly easy. Just like the Revamp Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 Air Styler DR-1250, it’s noisy in use, with our decibel meter once again reaching 80db. 

This one doesn't seem to be available in the US; for similar performance and price we'd suggest the Revamp Progloss Airstyle at #3.

Read more: BaByliss Air Style 1000 review 

The best premium Dyson Airwrap dupe

Shark FlexStyle

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The best premium Dyson Airwrap dupe

Specifications

Wattage: 1300W
Temperature settings: 3
Attachments: Two car wrap curlers, paddle brush, oval brush, concentrator, diffuser
Cord length: 8ft / 2.44m
Weight: 1.54lb / 700g

Reasons to buy

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Great attachments 
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Outstanding paddle brush
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Dries quickly and gently

Reasons to avoid

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Looks and feels cheap
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Tricky to use auto wrap curlers 
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Styles don't hold for long

Most Dyson Airwrap dupes don't use the Coanda effect, which uses swirling airflow to make your hair cling to the curler. The Shark does, and that means it's the closest rival to the Dyson. It also means it's one of the most expensive rivals too.

It's quite large, so while its many attachments can reduce the number of hair tools you need it still takes up quite a bit of space. There's a clever rotating barrel that means you don't need a separate hair dryer attachment, and the use of a locking switch means your attachments won't twist or move mid-style – something that's annoyed us about other firms' multi-stylers. 

Drying is fast and effective during our tests, on par with the Dyson Supersonic, and the styling brushes are effective too. It's not the prettiest multi-styler we've ever seen, but it's pretty close to the Dyson.

Read more: Shark Flexstyle Air Styling & Hair Drying System review

The best Dyson Airwrap dupe with attachments

Bellissima Air Wonder 8 in 1 Hot Air Styler being held by author

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Affordable Dyson Airwrap dupe with a wide range of attachments

Specifications

Wattage: 1000w
Temperature settings: 2
Attachments: Two barrel curler brushes, one oval brush, one regular brush, diffuser, nozzle, curling iron
Cord length: 9.84ft / 3m
Weight: 1.59lb / 720g

Reasons to buy

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Great price
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Lots of attachments
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Dries hair well

Reasons to avoid

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Gets worryingly hot
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ineffective curling wand
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Disappointing attachments

If you want a Dyson Airwrap dupe that's a great value for your money – meaning that you'll get plenty for your buck – the Bellissima Air Wonder 8 in 1 Hot Air Styler might just be what you're looking for. This neat hair dryer want comes with seven attachments for a little less than its other Airwrap dupe rivals, and on test, it gave us smooth and silky hair.

Bear in mind that this is a more conventional hair dryer, which means it lacks the advanced engineering hair drying technology of the Dyson and Shark models. However, its seven attachments do make up for it, allowing you to level up your hair care without spending a ton of money.

It's not a perfect alternative. It does get very hot as there's no temperature control – something we learned the hard way during testing. Also, the locking mechanisms for its attachments are tricky to figure out in the beginning, and some of the attachments do not work very well. However, it's still a good option for those who want a multi-styler without breaking the bank. It's not available in the US; again, try the Revamp Progloss Airstyle at #3 for a good selection of attachments at a reasonable price.

Read more: Bellissima Air Wonder 8 in 1 Hot Air Styler review

How to choose the best Dyson Airwrap dupe for you

When it comes to buying the best Airwrap alternative for you, there are a number of features you should consider. 

First of all, decide how much versatility you want from the hot air styler. Do you only ever smooth and straighten your hair, or are you looking for an appliance that can also add volume and create soft waves, or even tight curls? Look for models that come bundled with the correct attachments for these different looks. 

If you regularly curl your hair, you’ll find a hot air styler that has a grip on the tong invaluable as it means you don’t have to hold the tresses while they’re wrapped around the attachment. Similarly, smaller brushes are best suited to those with shorter, to mid-length hair, as if a brush is too wide, you’ll struggle to get a defined wave unless your hair is long. 

The higher the wattage of Airwrap dupe, the faster the airflow, which means it will dry and style your hair quicker. Also consider the number of temperature settings it offers. If you have fine or colored hair, you’ll need a lower temperature setting to reduce heat damage, whereas coarser hair can withstand higher temperatures. 

Also, consider whether you want a hot air styler with ‘ionic technology’. These airwrap alternatives release negative ions to speed up evaporation and reduce flyaway strands.  

Airwrap alternatives with cool shot buttons are ideal for ‘setting’ hair styles so they don’t drop as quickly, while longer cables enable you to style your hair without having to be positioned right next to an electrical outlet. 

Shark FlexStyle

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Frequently asked questions about Dyson Airwrap dupes

How similar are Dyson Airwrap dupes to the original?

When it comes to Airwrap dupes, most are very similar to the original Dyson hot air styler when it comes to their versatility. Most of the models in this list use hot air to smooth, volumize and create soft curls and waves in hairs by switching out the attachments connected to the body of the styler. 

However, none of these Airwrap dupes are able to recreate the Coanda effect  - the aerodynamic technology built into the Airwrap, which attracts hair towards the barrel and automatically wraps it around to create curls, or when using the paddle brush, smooths and straightens tresses. 

This means that these Airwrap dupes are more complicated to use, and will require you to manipulate the styler to wrap hair around it during styling.  

Are Airwrap dupes damaging to hair?

Any hair care appliance that uses heat to style will damage the outer protective coating of hair, known as a cuticle. The cuticle is formed of layers of overlapping cells known as scales. 

These scales line up perfectly on healthy hair and reflect light, which is why hair appears shiny. However, when hair is subject to temperatures that are too hot, tiny holes will start to appear in these cells, which not only stoops the light reflecting, but eventually leads to breakages. 

The Airwrap alternatives we’ve tested don’t drop as low as 300F / 150C, which is the coolest heat setting offered by Dyson’s iconic hot air styler. 

Subsequently, they will (likely) cause damage to your hair if used untreated. To mitigate this, always apply a heat protection styling spray before blow drying, and keep the heat level at the lowest setting that still enables the hair to be manipulated into the style you want. 

How we tested these Dyson Airwrap dupes

To compare Airwrap dupes we assess how effective they are at smoothing, volumizing and curling our locks on all of their heat settings and how shiny and frizz-free they left our hair. 

We also monitored the sound level, and factored in how comfortable and balanced they were to use, along with how easy the attachments were to change and any handy features such as rotating barrels, or grips on curling tongs, that make it easier to style your hair. 

We also considered cable length, any storage options for the attachments, and even cool shot buttons.    

Jennifer Oksien
Editor, Top Ten Reviews

Jennifer (Jenny) is currently the editor of Top Ten Reviews, but prior to that, she was TechRadar's Homes Editor. She has over a decade of experience as a digital product writer specialising in appliances, smart tech and mattresses for some of the UK's leading retailers and magazine titles such as Real Homes, Ideal Home and Livingetc. Generally, you’ll find her watching the latest Netflix series, digging around in the garden or attempting to make a cake that is edible. 

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