The new straightener joins the existing line-up of Dyson’s technology-led hair tools. Here’s the lowdown.
Created with patented technology, not only did it look different, but it also acted differently: billed as being “fast, focused and intelligent”, the Supersonic also had £50 million and four years worth of work devoted to it. But the final product was worth it. Not only does it dry hair quickly, it’s also quiet, lightweight and has hair health at the fore.
It was the same story when Airwrap launched in October 2018. Again, this was the first time the beauty industry had ever seen a product like it. The dryer-come-curler was six years in the making and is designed to be used on wet hair. In short, it uses clever airflow technology to style hair into curls, waves or a smooth blow-dried finish.
Now, Dyson has dropped another new invention. Seven years in the making and with £25m invested into research and development, Corrale is the brand’s very first foray into the world of straighteners.
Dyson say it’s the only hair straightener with patented ‘flexing plate technology’ which, to you and me, means that the plates have the ability to mould around the hair, in turn causing less damage to hair (Dyson say it’s reduced by 50%). The flexibility also makes it easier and quicker to straighten hair because you have more control. The plates work by applying tension more evenly, which stops strands splaying outwards and in turn helps to reduce flyaways while creating a much smoother finish.
That’s not all though: Dyson Corrale is suitable for all hair types, and like Supersonic and Airwrap, has intelligent heat control technology, plus it’s cord-free so you can use it any time, anywhere (it takes 70 minutes for it to fully charge). It even has its own flight safe mode so you can take it in your hand luggage.
Stylist’s beauty editor, Lucy Partington, has been testing the Dyson Corrale – here’s how she’s been getting on:
“I’ve used Dyson’s hair straightener a few times now and it turns out all the rave reviews were right – I’m seriously impressed. It’s definitely a lot heavier than I’m used to (it apparently weighs the same as a ‘regular’ straightener with the whole wire) and while I was initially aware of the difference, it’s something that I got used to fairly quickly.
It smooths through hair really easily and I noticed how much the straighteners pull through every piece of hair – which is thanks to the flexible copper alloy plates – rather than causing the ends to splay outwards. I’m also so used to running my usual straighteners over each section multiple times; it’s a hard habit to break but I found that one pass with the Corrale – with the heat set to 185°C (there are three heat settings: 165°C, 185°C and 210°C) – was enough to do the job.
It’s also important to know that I notoriously cannot curl my hair with straighteners but I had a go using the Corrale and you know what? Much to my surprise I actually nailed it. It’s way easier to be able to twist hair in the right angle around them when they’re cordless because there’s no chance you’ll get tangled up and instead you can focus on holding them the right way.
As somebody who’s been using straighteners most days for the past 15 years or so, these come as a welcome addition to my collection of hair tools, and while I know they are expensive to buy, I don’t think anybody who takes the plunge will be disappointed.”
Dyson Corrale, £399.99, is available to buy now at dyson.co.uk