If you have ever scrolled through ‘HairTok’ one of the most sought-after hairstyles is a fluffy, bouncy blowout. However, forking out $700 for a hair styler in order to achieve this look is out of the question for most people. Rest assured there are some amazing hair styling tools out there that allow you to easily create a salon-quality blowout without the price tag.
One of which is the VS Sassoon Hot Air Brush ‘n’ Style.
This affordable and efficient styling tool offers great value for money, coming in at under $50. With its powerful 800-watt motor and ceramic coating, you can achieve salon-quality results from the comfort of your own home.
In this article, I review the hair tool noting its key features and weighing up some of the benefits and considerations.
While I may receive a small compensation if you choose to buy the styler through one of the links in this review, it’s important to note that this article is not sponsored or gifted by the brand or any retailer. I purchased this product and it’s a genuine favourite of mine.
VS Sassoon Hot Air Brush ‘n’ Style Review
- 800 watts for powerful drying and styling
- Ceramic coating for less damage and smooth, shiny locks
- Comes with two attachments – a thermal brush and a soft bristle brush
- Two speed/heat settings
- Lightweight and easy to use
- Fast heat up
- Brush grips hair well:
I found this tool really easy to work and wind through my hair and style. Some hot air brushes don’t provide enough grip, particularly to silky, straight hair types and the style won’t hold.
- Barrell width:
Hot air brushes come in all shapes and sizes but I personally prefer ones with a round thinner barrel, like the Brush N Style, rather than the wide oval barrel like the Revlon One Step.
The thinner barrels allow you to create tousled waves or ’90s voluminous flicks — adding serious volume to the hair.
- Barrell Coating:
I like that it has a ceramic coating and always try to find styling tools with this. It leaves your hair smooth, shiny and minimises static and frizz.
- Lightweight, easy to use and heats up fast:
I have pretty thick hair but am able to style it using the tool within about 5 – 10 minutes. Once you know how to maneuver the tool, it’s incredibly easy to use. This is a tool you could definitely gift to family and friends.
- Great value for money under $50:
The major pro of this hot air brush is how affordable it is for the quality of blowout you can achieve.
- The cord:
I found the cord is a little short for my liking and could be longer for more convenient use.
- Learning curve:
Manual maneuvering is required with the styler, unlike the automatic hair pulling of Dyson Airwrap.
- This might not be for all hair types and textures:
Those with very curly or coarse hair may find this isn’t as effective in smoothing as the Dyson or alternate hot air brushes may be.
How to Use
Before we jump into the steps, hair preparation is key to ensure your blow-dry looks its best.
- Wash and dry hair as normal – it’s recommended to style on dry hair. This is because hot brushes are not as powerful as your standard hair dryer and they can leave you with a lot of frizz if you try to dry with a hot air brush.
- Remember to apply heat protectant, always.
- If your hair tends to fall flat after using hot tools, put in a little bit of volumising mousse while it is still damp.
Using the VS Sassoon Hot Air Brush ‘n’ Style, Step by Step:
- Start by sectioning your hair, clipping up most of the top section.
- Select the desired temperature setting for your hair type.
- Working in small sections, you can wrap the hot air brush around the ends, slowly moving upwards towards the root, or starting from the root and working downwards.
- Repeat this process until you have styled all sections of your hair to your desired look.
- Once finished styling the body of hair, grab the front section of your hair and work the hot air brush under, curling upwards towards your forehead (not too close to burn yourself!).
- Go over any sections that need a little extra oomph.
Hot Air Brush ‘n’ Style vs. the Dyson Airwrap
While the Hot Air Brush n Style can create a beautifully styled bouncy blowout, this isn’t exactly a ‘Dyson dupe’. There are a few key differences and considerations I have outlined below.
- This tool has a wider barrel, so you won’t achieve the tighter touseled curls of the Dyson Airwrap, however, you can maneuver the tool and twist it as you pull down to create a tousled look.
- The Dyson comes with many different attachments – this only comes with two.
- This may not be right for someone with curly / frizz-prone hair – the multiple attachments on the Dyson may prove to be a better option for this hair type.
- Glaringly obvious is the price, at only $50 its fantastic value for money if you don’t need all the bells and whistles of the Dyson.
In conclusion, the VS Sassoon Hot Air Brush ‘n’ Style is a great option for anyone looking for a budget-friendly styling tool that delivers salon-quality results. With its powerful 800-watt motor, ceramic coating, and two attachments, you can achieve a variety of styles with ease.
Although there are a few downsides such as a shorter cord and manual maneuvering, the benefits far outweigh the cons, making it a great choice for anyone looking to add volume and style to their hair at home.
Blow Away Your Bad Hair Days with the VS Sassoon Hot Air Brush ‘n’ Style
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