If you've watched a single episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you'll be familiar with Jen Atkin, the hair stylist who has pretty much become a part of the Kardashian furniture! So we caught up with the celebrity hair stylist to find out everything about the product she just can't seem to live without, the Dyson Supersonic...
You work with a lot of celebrities. What's your most requested hair style?
I’m always asked to do natural looking beachy waves, which are easy to create on naturally straight hair with the Dyson Supersonic’s diffuser attachment.
What's the number one question you get asked about the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer?
Everyone always asks me why I love it so much and what makes it so different from other hair dryers. There are so many reasons! It’s light and feels balanced in my hands, it’s fast-drying, it has technology that prevents it from getting too hot which means people avoid extreme heat damage, and also I really love the magnetic attachments.
What are the main differences between the Dyson and other hair dryers according to you?
Unlike conventional hair dryers, the digital motor is placed in the handle, instead of the head, making the dryer feel balanced in my hands. It also controls the temperature, helping to avoid extreme heat damage, which is so important when it comes to maintaining healthy, shiny hair.
What are the attachments and what are they used for?
There are three styling attachments that magnetically connect to the dryer for more precise functions —two to direct airflow, and a diffuser. In addition, the attachments are coated with cool wall technology, making them relatively cool to touch even when the Supersonic is on and also easy to twist for styling.
Can you use the Dyson to create waves as well as sleek locks?
Yes! You can use the diffuser to create waves, and honestly, it’s one of the best diffusers I’ve used. I like to take hair in 1 ½ inch sections, from the bottom, and accordion them up. Then I place them in the diffuser and let it do its thing! To create a sleek look, you can blow-dry your hair pointing the nozzle of the dryer toward the ends of your hair. This smooths the cuticle and prevents tangles.
How does the Dyson reduce static?
The Dyson Supersonic has a controlled, powerful and precise air flow which allows me to style specific sections of the hair without blowing around others. This allows for a smoother finish. Also, the ionizer technology in the dryer removes static charge from the hair, which helps to prevent flyaways.
How does the Dyson prevent heat damage?
The Supersonic uses intelligent heat control to maintain optimum temperature, and it combines this technology with powerful air flow. This means I can dry my clients’ hair quickly without the risk of extreme heat damage, thus protecting their hair’s natural shine.
Tell us something else we should know about the Dyson?
The Dyson Supersonic was rigorously tested by a team of acoustic engineers and ultimately engineered to reduce noise by minimizing the sound and vibration of high-speed air. I love that I can have a conversation with my clients while drying their hair—something people don’t always think about!