The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is now available in our city at Chimes Boutique in Governor Sales Street, Davao City.
It is described as fast, focused and intelligent.
It is being endorsed and used by Jing Monis, the man behind Jing Monis Salon (which has been named as a top hair salon by Spot.PH a few years ago) and Hair Philosophie by Jing Monis which is located at Abreeza Mall Corporate Center here in Davao City. Jing comes to his salon in Davao City a few times in a month and caters to 15 to 25 clients waiting to be personally served by him. He is a known hair stylist of Filipino celebrities and personalities like Judy Ann Santos, Kathryn Bernardo, Kris Aquino, Andi Eigenmann, model Tweetie de Leon, Daniel Matsunaga and many more.
Jing Monis was here in Davao at Chimes Boutique during the launching of Dyson latest technology products as with the Supersonic hair dryer last May 26, 2017 and the event was hosted by Bobby Yan, Vice President and Director for Communications of White Planet Inc., the exclusive distributor of Dyson in the Philippines.
Jing demonstrated how to use the Dyson hair dryer with commercial model Kris Nuqui’s hair.
Now watch this Youtube video below of James Dyson unveiling his hair dryer in Tokyo.
Read on below to learn more specific details about this Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer…
Conventional hair dryers can be bulky and difficult to maneuver, can blast air at high temperatures, which can cause extreme heat damage, all with the risk of hair being sucked into and trapped in the filter. Yet despite these well known limitations hair dryer design has not advanced in more than 60 years.
Fast & focused
The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer uses Dyson’s patented Air Multiplier™ technology. The volume of the air drawn into the motor is amplified by three due to this technology, producing a high pressure, high velocity jet of air.
Traditional hair dryers can sometimes have a weak airflow, meaning they are slow. Others can have strong airflow, but it is not necessarily controlled. The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer creates a focused jet of air, angled at 20° for controlled, precise drying and styling. Allowing you to dry and style at the same time.
Frustrated with the limitations, Dyson engineers set out to solve these problems. The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer uses a fast but focused airflow, is engineered for balance in the hand and intelligently controls the temperature to help protect hair from extreme heat damage.
James Dyson: “Hair dryers can be heavy, inefficient and make a racket. By looking at them further we realised that they can also cause extreme heat damage to hair. I challenged Dyson engineers to really understand the science of hair and develop technology which helps overcome the problems of hot, bulky and unintelligent hair dryers.”
Dyson has invested £50 million in the development of the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer includingreating a state of the art laboratory dedicated to investigating the science of hair. Dyson engineers studied hair from root to tip, understanding how it reacts to stresses, how to keep it healthy and how to style it.
Over four years they tested the product on different hair types and built test rigs which mechanically simulate hair drying techniques – which can differ around the world. To date over 1010 miles of real human hair have been used in testing.
The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer is powered by the patented Dyson digital motor V9, created in-house by a team of over 15 motor engineers specifically for this machine. It is Dyson’s smallest, lightest, most advanced digital motor.
It is up to eight times faster than other hair dryer motors and half the weight compared to the 10 bestselling hair dryers in Japan, as of March 2015. In addition, because the Dyson digital motor is engineered to be powerful yet compact it is small enough to be positioned in the handle rather than the head; because of this the machine is engineered for balance. Most conventional hair dryers have the motor in the head of the machine.
Helps protect natural shine
Some conventional hair dryers can reach extreme temperatures, especially when held close to your head. This can cause extreme heat damage to your hair. The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer has intelligent heat control, helping to ensure hair isn’t exposed to excessive temperatures. A glass bead thermistor measures the temperature 20 times a second and transmits this data to the microprocessor, which intelligently controls the patented double-stacked heating element.
The engineering brief:
Drawing on expertise in digital motors, acoustics, fluid dynamics and ergonomics, James Dyson challenged his engineers to develop a high performing machine that addressed the frustrations with existing hair dryers.
Air Multiplier™ technology:
Dyson’s patented Air Multiplier™ technology means that the volume of air coming out of the hair dryer is 3x that going into the motor. Air is taken into the motor and accelerated over an annular aperture. This creates a jet of air which passes over an airfoil-shaped ramp that channels its direction. Surrounding air is drawn into the airflow (this is called inducement and entrainment).
Engineers developed 25 variations of the annular aperture in an 8 week period, fine tuning the balance between noise and performance. When this rig was complete, assembled and calibrated the engineers took James Dyson to the acoustic chamber to see the result, at first James thought they had turned down the power to make it quieter than expected, he put his hand in front of the amplifier and was shocked by the force of airflow.
Double stacked heating element:
The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer has a unique heating element. In order to fit the format of the machine Dyson engineers needed to develop a double stacked, interwound heating element with a hole through the middle.
Competitor machines often use flat sheets of Mica slotted together in a Christmas tree shape, wire is then wrapped around this structure.
But, due to the shape of the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer, Dyson engineers needed to develop a heating element which uses specially produced Mica tubes, positioned in a donut shape with two, resistive wires made from a chrome aluminum alloy wrapped around them. These wires are structured in a wave-form pattern and interwoven around the tubes.
Initially the engineers developed a one layer heating element, using wire which was more loosely woven, creating larger wave shapes. However they found that this had limitations. The large wave shapes of the wire would wobble and touch each other, causing the machine to cut out. This is why the heating element has two layers and two wires – allowing for smaller wave patterns, tightly woven.
Settings and Attachments
The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer has four heat settings, three airflow settings and a cold shot too. Dyson engineers have created three precisely engineered magnetic attachments, with 16 patents pending, to further control this airflow allowing you to achieve a range of different styles.
– The Dyson engineered smoothing nozzle dries hair gently, using smooth, wide air, allowing you to dry and style at the same time.
– The Dyson diffuser is engineered to disperse air evenly around each curl. It simulates natural drying, helping to reduce frizz and improve definition.
– And the attachments remain cool to the touch. Using Heat Shield technology the hot air is contained within a sandwich of cold air meaning the surfaces of the attachment stay cool.
– Being magnetic, each nozzle is easy to attach and adjust.
– There are multiple settings including constant cool to set your style; four heat settings, three airflow settings and a cold shot too.
Dyson digital motor V9
The Dyson digital motor V9 is our smallest, lightest, most advanced digital motor. Like a modern jet engine, air travels in and out along the direction of the motor’s axis, helping keep the motor diameter as small as possible whilst delivering high airflow and pressure. It is up to eight times faster than conventional hair dryer motors, and is half the weight, whilst only being the size of a ¥500 coin .
The engineering challenge was to build a motor to fit within the handle of the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer. It had to be Dyson’s smallest motor to date yet able to move over 13 litres of air through the diameter of a 2p coin, just 27mm, every second.
James Dyson; “Motors have been an enabling technology, allowing us to develop high performing technology that others simply can’t. This is our smallest, lightest and most advanced motor yet and combined with our patented Air Multiplier technology it has allowed us to put the motor in the handle. “
V9 contains an axial flow impeller, rotating at 110,000 rpm; this impeller allows the motor to shift thirteen litres of air every second.
V9 is the first Dyson digital motor to use “sensorless” design: the controlling electronics carefully monitor the electric current travelling through the motor and determine when to switch the digital pulses which keep the motor spinning – a job which has always used dedicated sensors before. The sensorless algorithm makes adjustments more than 1900 times per second and simplifies the motor construction.
The tips of the fan blades travel at 335mph, and are regulated by an intelligent software system that sends 3,500 digital pulses every second – optimising the position of the impeller. The blades spin just 70 microns from the motor housing – that’s less than a hair’s breadth.
Aero-acoustics – the sound from the airflow – fed into the motor’s design throughout development. Dyson engineers analysed the movement of the air, how it swirls coming off the impeller, and how they could straighten it out and minimise turbulence in the airflow. Simulations ran for hours, or even days; 4865 prototypes were built and tested in the development stage.
Dyson engineers managed to push one sound frequency of the 13 blade impeller, within the motor, beyond the audible range for humans.
The impeller within the motor is cut from a single piece of aerospace-grade aluminium on our autonomous production lines, in Singapore. Each impeller is cut using laser precision, so exact that the machines that do it are classified; requiring special clearance to be used, as it can be used in the development of nuclear weapons.
Dozens of robots, split across 20 stations, assemble V9 at a facility built to produce a motor every nine seconds. Each motor has a code laser-printed on a small area of the high speed impeller.
Local distribution and Management
Whiteplanet Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Dyson in the Philippines. Warren Sy is Whiteplanet Inc.’s CEO, while Bobby Yan is VP-Communications.
The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer costs P21,500. As mentioned in the beginning of this post, it is now available in Davao at the 3rd floor of Chimes Store in Governor Sales Street, Davao City.