VS Sassoon Digital Sensor Hot Air Styler
17 October 2018

0 to 100 Hair Transformation With A Hot Air Brush

Blow drying hair can be a challenge for even the most skilled of us! Feeling like a hot mess because you can’t blow dry your hair with a brush is not something we want to deal with before we’ve even had our morning coffee, are we right? 

All you want is a fast blow dry with style, which is easy to do so you can get out the door and do your thing. We hear you because we’ve been there too!  If you struggle with juggling a brush and a blow dryer then a rotating hot air styler is for you. It gives you the control you need in the one tool for easy one-handed drying and styling.

However, you might immediately be thinking why you need yet another hair tool in your life - but trust us on this one, a hot air brush will actually help you to create a minimalist beauty routine. As we said, when it comes to hair styling, we’re all about anything and everything that will speed up the process and minimise the multiple steps in a hair routines and hot air brushes do just that.

But before we get carried away with ourselves, let us first explain what actually is a hot air styler, how they differ from hot brushes and how they work. 

So, what is a hot air brush and how do they work? 

First things first, if you want to Maire Kondo your beauty routine, a hot air styler is for you. Part blow-dryer, part straightener and part curling iron, this hybrid tool will allow you to both dry your hair and create either smoothness and/or bend and movement in one fell swoop. 

So to get into it, the hot air styler, in very basic, non-engineering terms is simply a round brush stuck onto a hairdryer. Sounds simple? Well, that’s because it is. So simple in fact, that it does all the work for you, as once turned on the brush will spin and hot air will start to blow out of the brush and - voila! your 10-minutes away from Gisele-looking locks. The finished results will rival the smoothness of a professional blow dry, so it's perfect if you're looking for a bit of body, bounce and a sleek finish. 

Though it’s in the same family as hot brushes, hot brushes differ slightly and are used to create a different kind of look. A hot brush resembles a paddle brush but is backed by ceramic plates and you simply use it as you would your normal brush, except, and this is a crucial difference - on dry hair only. Unlike a hot air styler which is used to create voluminous, bouncy locks, a hot brush is better if you want to achieve a smoother, straighter look, sans the volume. If this is the kind of look you’re after, check out our Frizz Defense Straightening Brush. This smoothing paddle brush design has been developed with Super Frizz Defense Technology to eliminate frizz, tame stubborn flyaways and static - it works wonders on even the curliest, kinkiest of hair. 

But, still not convinced? Here’s the lowdown on some added benefits of hot air stylers: 

  • A hot air styler can be used on all hair types, but it’s especially great for thin or fine-haired types. This is because the blowing hot air delivers major volume while the brush provides control and style, making the hair flowing and shiny.
  • It’s great if you want to create a smooth blow-dry look but hate poker-straight styles. Instead, a hot air styler is typically used to smooth or add a gentle curl with volume to straight hair and unlike a straightener, it gives great volume, lift and body. 
  • Hate humidity? Who doesn’t, which is why a hot air styler is one of the best tools you can have on hand to help combat frizz. It helps tame flyaways and gives a shiny finish to your hair.
  • It’s easy on the hands, being both lightweight and easier to maneuver than having to juggle a hairdryer and a separate round brush for styling. 
  • If you’re concerned about damage, then a hot air styler is the perfect option as it doesn’t get as hot as a straightener and halves the number of styling tools you’d usually on your hair.

Now that we’ve won you over with all of its benefits, let’s get into how you actually use a hot air styler. In this tutorial, we show you how to easily use a rotating hot air brush to dry, style, and create va va volume for a salon quality blow dry finish! 


How To Use A Hot Air Brush For Ultimate Volume | VS Sassoon

How To Use A Hot Air Styler

Here’s our quick reference guide you can use for later and down below are all the steps with full deets!

Before you start styling with the rotating brush, dry hair to about 80% dry. You can either use the 3D styling brush attachment that comes with your styler or a hair dryer. 


1. First, take a section from above the temple. Twist and clip on top of the head. Now divide the bottom section of what’s left into two sections and clip the middle section. The hair left is your first section.


2. Take a hair section around the width and depth of the brush head. Place the styler under the section of hair, close to the roots and brush through to remove tangles. Move the brush through the hair section towards the ends. As you reach the end of the hair section, start to rotate the brush away from your head by pressing and holding the appropriate rotation direction switch.

TIP: Make sure you resist the tension of the rotation pulling the brush downwards this will assist with smoothing, adding volume and shine to the hair.


3. For added volume and lift allow the brush to rotate, winding the brush up to head allow to heat. Then activate the cool setting to create a longer lasting result.  Release by pressing the rotating button and rolling out. When the section is dry, activate the cool setting to lock in the style. Repeat this around all sections of the hair.


4. For added volume on top of the head, direct the hair back by rotating the brush towards the head and hold the brush close to the roots for a few seconds.

TIP: For styling your fringe, attach the 40mm brush attachment and allow the brush to rotate through the hair to create shape and shine.


That’s how you can create an easy volume styled look using a hot air brush. You can easily follow these steps in the comfort of your own home. It saves you from visiting the salon multiple times a week when you can do it yourself.  


How Do I Get This Look?

Natalie is using the Digital Sensor Hot Air Styler, part of the Digital Sensor Range. It will reduce your styling time while eliminating frizz and protect your hair against heat damage. Because of the digital sensor, it maintains the optimal 70 degrees for gentle drying. No more frizz girl!

So if you’re now sold on trying one, check out all the styles we have on offer, there’s something for every hair type and need. You’ll be blown away (get it?) by how well they work.


Do you want to know more about minimising hair damage and creating frizz-free results?

First, you might want to check out our post about the 5 signs of hair damage and see if you need help in this department! 

The Digital Sensor Range also has a Hair Dryer and Hair Straightener so whatever styling tool of choice, this intelligent range can help protect against hair damage while delivering gorgeous, smooth shiny locks!

Want even more? Our blog has so many hair health tips that you will thank us for your new beautiful mane. We’ve got you covered with our  hair trends and loads of video tutorials.

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Love your style, from the VS Sassoon team. x