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Review: Zuvi Halo Hair Dryer

A hair dryer that uses light and air to dry your hair. It’s a pretty exciting step in grooming and beauty technology, but is it worth £330/$350?

I first saw the Zuvi Halo hair dryer at a press day last month. The hair dryer uses light and air to dry your hair, whilst helping to minimise heat damage and retain hydration at the hair’s core.

It’s a pretty exciting step in grooming and beauty technology but can it really compete with the likes of Dyson and GHD?

At £329 ($349), this was a really hefty purchase for me, but I really wanted to see it was truly worth the hype. The likes of Vogue, Glamour, The Times and Wallpaper magazine have all written about it. But was it just another lovely freebie to arrive on the desk of some of the most senior beauty writers on the planet?


What They Say:

  • Nature Inspired LightCare™ Technology
  • Fast Drying at Cooler & More Comfortable Temperature
  • LightCare™ Directly Dries Water on Hair Surface, Leaving the Internal Cortex +109% More Hydrated
    • Creates Healthier Hair
    • +38% Shinier Hair
    • +17% Smoother Hair
    • +57% Color Retention
    • +9% Stronger Hair

Inspired from nature evaporation – natural sunlight and wind, our patented LightCare™ technology that accelerates this process, while keeping your hair hydrated and healthy.

Unlike traditional hair dryers that use extreme heat wind to bake your hair, Zuvi Halo uses light energy to quickly dry the water on the surface of your hair, while leaving the inside hydrated and healthy.

By precisely delivering heat to the outer surface of your hair, Zuvi Halo uses 60% less energy (690W) than your old hair dryer. Each year you use Zuvi Halo instead of a traditional dryer, it’s equivalent to removing 60 lbs / 27 kg of CO2 or planting a tree.


My Zuvi Halo Review

I’ve been using the Zuvi Halo hair dryer for the past two weeks now and I’ve really got to grips with what it can do.

What’s good:

  • It’s gentle on your hair.
  • It doesn’t burn.
  • It’s super-lightweight.
  • It looks good.
  • It’s fairly quiet (watch my video below).
  • It consumes less energy than a standard hair dryer.
  • Hair feels and looks glossier after using it.

What’s bad:

  • It’s really expensive for a new technology brand.
  • It feels like it’s trying to – visually – compete with the Dyson.
  • The cable is far too short.
  • Feels a little faffy with attachments that can only be used on certain settings.


Who’s it for? If you have longer hair or use a hair dryer every day, this could be a great option for you. It feels really gentle on both your hair and your scalp. Get saving!

But if your hair is shorter or you don’t use a hair dryer much, this could be a stretch to justify such a cost.

It’s an exciting launch, and I really do think it will ulitmately change the hair dryer game! Watch this space…

Video Review

@manforhimself #Overhyped? My review of the Zuvi Halo hair dryer. A hair dryer that uses light to dry your hair. #ManForHimself #Zuvi #ZuviHalo #Review #HairDryer #HairHealth #Technology #MensHair #Hair ♬ original sound – Robin James – MFH

The Zuvi Halo hair dryer is available for £329 in the UK and $349 in the US