An easy-to-use chic styler that boasts two interchangeable attachments for sleek, straight looks as well as a voluminous, bouncy blow-out. If you’re after salon-worthy results in the comfort of your home, this could be the hot tool for you.
Two brush attachments
Several heat and speed settings
Easy to master
Wand is bulky
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On the hunt for a multi-tasking hot tool? Then read this T3 AireBrush Duo review. A first for the high-tech hair brand, the new hot air brush has already garnered quite the fanfare as well as securing beauty awards. Find out exactly what it does, how it works and whether it’s worthy of investment (spoiler alert: it sure is).
Weight: 16.4 oz
Cord length: 9ft
Warranty: 2 years
Any time a product promises to cut down on styling time, we pay attention. That's why we were very keen to give T3’s first blow-dryer brush a whirl. A multi-tasking hair hero, the brush is basically the best hair dryer, the best hair straightener and a round brush all wrapped up in one.
Complete with two attachments, this total mane-changer can deliver smooth, sleek results as well as a voluminous, bouncy blow dry. Whichever route you decide to go down, you can expect to see salon-worthy results. Seriously, no longer will you have to faff around with a brush in one hand and a dryer in the other—this hot tool does it all, effortlessly.
Still need convincing? Our T3 AireBrush Duo review will break down everything you need to know, from how easy it is to use to how long the results will last.
w&h beauty editor's T3 Airebrush Duo review
T3 Airebrush Duo design
In terms of appearance, this hot air styler definitely looks the part. Available in one colourway—white with rose gold details–we can’t imagine a dressing table that wouldn’t look infinitely better with this tool on top.
Appearances aside, the interchangeable design features two attachments that can easily be slotted on top of the wand. To remove or swap an attachment, you simply press the lock button, and it releases. Both attachments are a good size to style both small and large sections of hair (which is very useful for those who have a long hairstyle)—the round brush is 2.5 inches while the paddle brush is 3 inches. Unlike the Dyson Airwrap Styler, both brush heads stay still (rather than rotating) which makes styling simple and easy.
As well as looking luxurious, this hot air styler feels luxurious, too. Solid and sturdy, it’s robust. Although, we must say, that the wand is on the large side and feels a little bulky in comparison to other hot air brushes like the Revlon hair dryer brush. It is, however, very lightweight which makes it easy to manoeuvre. At the base of the wand, you’ll find the power button, heat and speed settings and lock-in cool shot.
How well does the T3 AireBrush Duo perform?
Far from a basic hot air brush, the T3 AireBrush Duo boasts five heat settings and three speeds that amount to 15 styling combinations to suit every hair type. Even at the fastest and hottest setting (of 85°C), hair doesn’t feel like it’s being pulled or singed. Instead, it glides through strands seamlessly—thanks to SmoothGrip bristles (made from nylon) and a CeraGloss ceramic surface.
Equipped with EvenStream vents, the hair styler also distributes airflow evenly for super speedy styling. We found that from start to finish, it took just 15 minutes to style our hair—including the time to rough dry it beforehand (it is recommended to rough dry hair first, until 80% dry). As well as cutting down styling time, the results are impressive. It expertly smooths frizzy hair, bolsters shine and adds body. Our top tip? Finish with the cool shot setting to set your style in place. Oh, and it’s worth mentioning that the 360° swivel cord never tangles and because of its 9ft length, you can easily reach any mirror. A big tick!
Does the T3 AireBrush Duo come with attachments?
Yes, the T3 AireBrush Duo comes with two different attachments. First, there’s the round brush which can be used to add volume, bounce and create wavy hairstyles. Simply place the brush under a section of hair and begin to slowly twist downwards—the tip stays cool so you can grip on and add tension where required. Unlike other round brushes we’ve tried, the size of this attachment is ideal for getting right to the root, adding lots of lift.
The second attachment is a paddle brush. This is ideal for creating those sleek and straight looks as well as controlling frizz. You can section the hair first for an all-over smooth look, or, if your hair is naturally on the straight side, you can just work it over the top to tame unruly flyaways. Finish with the cool shot to dial up the shine. To connect your chosen attachment to the wand, you simply slot it in and twist clockwise to lock into place. Easy!
What's not good about the T3 AireBrush Duo?
While it’s super lightweight and easy to use, the wand is very bulky in comparison to other hair stylers. If you were planning to take this hot tool away on holiday, just note that you’ll need to make enough space for the wand along with the attachments. As for the power, it boasts 900W which is decent—albeit less than Revlon’s Hair Dryer Styler and Dyson’s Airwrap Styler. At the top setting, it can be quite noisy but on the first setting it’s a soft buzz. The maximum heat setting of 85°C is also lower than its competitors which means reduced heat damage but less effective results for anyone with thick hair.
The large number of settings is a big plus point, but where they’re situated (at the base of the wand) makes it easy to accidentally change them. An option to lock the settings would be a good way to overcome this and allow for more control. As with all heated hair tools, the heat can cause damage over time—so be sure apply heat protection for hair before you start styling. In terms of price, it's on the expensive side but if you're looking for a hi-tech tool to rival the Dyson without a completely eye-watering price point, this is a good (more reasonable) alternative.
T3 AireBrush Duo review: w&h verdict
If you’re looking to tame frizz, add volume or bolster shine, this could be the hot tool for you. As someone with naturally fine hair that falls flat, I’m always on the lookout for ways to add volume. This hot air brush, using the rounded brush attachment, did not disappoint. It adds a lot of lift at the root, body and bounce through the ends which together give that fresh-out-the-salon finish.
For anyone with naturally thick or long hair, the heat and speed settings may not pack as much power as you’d like. But note that the smart technology (including ionflow technology, smooth grip bristles and ceramic coating) will smooth strands and take down frizz without causing as much heat damage as other hot tools.
What's more, by drying and styling strands at the same time, this clever device slashes styling time—a major selling point for anyone who despises how long it takes to blow-dry hair. With this tool, you can skip that step altogether and let it air dry naturally until it's around 80% dry before using this brush. As countless 5-star reviews from happy shoppers, (and this four star one from a beauty editor) confirm, it really does deliver soft, swishy and shiny results.
Emma Stoddart is a freelance beauty journalist and self-confessed skincare aficionado with over five years’ industry experience. Emma has worked for some of the UK’s top women’s titles including Net-A-Porter, Stylist and Grazia. Her experience spans online and print as well as producing editorial shoots with some of the industry’s biggest artists, including Val Garland. Asides from working with them behind the scenes, she’s also had the chance to interview the likes of Patrick Ta, Pat McGrath, and Sam McKnight for all their insider tips and tricks.