After loving the cult favourite Shark FlexStyle which I reviewed here last year I was super excited to now trial the new Shark SpeedStyle and share my Shark SpeedStyle review with you.
The Shark SpeedStyle RapidGloss Finisher & High Velocity Dryer is the latest must have hair styler tool. It takes your hair from wet to dry ultra-fast and enables you to create a large variety of salon worthy hairstyles in mere minutes.
I’ve been using this versatile Shark hair dryer styler for over three weeks now. Read on to find out how it performed on my hair, what I thought about it and why.
- 1 What Is The Shark SpeedStyle?
- 2 Shark SpeedStyle Attachments & Inclusions
- 3 Shark SpeedStyle Specifications
- 4 Shark SpeedStyle Review
- 5 Pros and Cons of the Shark SpeedStyle
- 6 Is the Shark SpeedStyle Worth Buying?
- 7 Shark SpeedStyle Where To Buy
What Is The Shark SpeedStyle?
The Shark SpeedStyle is a lightweight yet extremely powerful hair dryer and styler that takes your hair from wet to dry ultra-fast with no heat damage.
It monitors and regulates its temperature 1000 times a second and never exceeds 110°C which is less than the reportedly damaging temperatures of 150°C and more.
The Shark SpeedStyle is suitable for all hair types and comes with 5 different attachments enabling you to quickly and effortlessly achieve numerous different hair styles ranging from sleek looks to voluminous blowouts to high gloss bouncy curls thanks to its five attachment stylers as listed below in the inclusions section.
The Shark SpeedStyle’s variety of attachments allows it to do the job of a hair dryer and blow out brush and more. I love multi-functional hair appliances that smooth, volumise and style as well as dry. Multi-stylers like this are the newest category of hair appliances and I love them. They are so convenient, space saving and cost effective.
The Shark SpeedStyle is suitable for all hair types including straight, wavy and curly.
Shark SpeedStyle Attachments & Inclusions
The Shark SpeedStyle Rapid Gloss Finisher and High Velocity Dryer comes with the following inclusions:
- Shark SpeedStyle Hair Dryer
- Rapid Gloss Finisher
- Quick Smooth Brush
- Turbo Concentrator
- Defrizz Fast Diffuser
- Express Touchup Brush
- Storage Bag
- Styling Guide Booklet
- Operating Instructions/Safety/Warranty/Troubleshooting Leaflet.
I love the spacious and stylish black storage bag that is included which enables the Shark SpeedStyle and all its attachments to be neatly packed away for easy storage when not in use.
Shark SpeedStyle Specifications
The Shark SpeedStyle specifications are as follows:
Model Number: HD352ANZ
Airflow Settings: Low, medium & high.
Temperature Settings: No heat, low heat, medium heat, high heat & cool shot.
Temperature is measured and regulated 1000 times a second and never exceeds 110°C.
Voltage: 220 – 240V, 50 – 60 Hz
Cord Length: 2.8 metres
Product Dimensions: Width: 165mm, Depth: 50mm, Height: 200mm.
Warranty: 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Price: Click HERE to see current price of the Shark SpeedStyle at Sephora.
Click HERE to see the current price of the Shark SpeedStyle at Bing Lee.
Shark SpeedStyle Review
Hair Dryer Review
Most people are probably attracted to the Shark SpeedStyle by the variety of attachments and thus the versatility of this hair tool. However the Shark SpeedStyle is an amazing hair dryer on its own too.
It is lightweight to hold weighing only 750g so your arm does not tire while drying your hair and it has a generous 2.8m long cord.
It is powerful and dries your hair super quickly with its 1700w of power, faster than any other hair dryer I’ve used. Most importantly, unlike some other hair dryers, it does not damage your hair. While this hair dryer has 4 temperature settings including no heat, low heat, medium heat and high heat the temperature is monitored and regulated 1000 times a second and never exceeds 110°C, thus not reaching the reportedly damaging temperatures of 150°C and above.
By habit I do still use a heat protectant spray and hair serum while using this hair tool but I probably have no need to do so.
The buttons to control the temperature and three air flow settings are easy to use, and there is a convenient LED light making it obvious which setting you have the hair dryer on. The cool shot button is well located on the handle making it easy to use whilst the hair dryer is operating. I always use the cool shot button to seal my hairs’ cuticles and ensure my hairstyle lasts longer.
The attachments click securely onto the hair dryer nozzle with ease. To remove an attachment you simply slide the lock switch down and lift the attachment off the nozzle.
The hair dryer intuitively knows which attachment is connected and adjusts itself to the ideal heat and airflow setting for that attachment.
If you are needing to clean the filter this is also easy to remove and replace with an easy twisting action.
RapidGloss Finisher Review
The hero attachment of the Shark SpeedStyle for me is the RapidGloss Finisher which smooths away frizz and flyaways and leaves your hair looking beautifully glossy. It uses Coanda Technology to automatically attract frizz and flyaways smoothing them away in seconds as you gently glide it along your hair. Prior to owning the Shark SpeedStyle I used to resort to using my hair straightener to get rid of frizz and flyaways. The RapidGloss Finisher attachment however is a much better option as you don’t lose any hair volume when using it.
Coanda Technology is the same technology used in the Dyson airwrap barrels and also in the Shark FlexStyle curling barrels to give your hair a beautiful smooth glossy finish.
This attachment provides the finishing touch to already styled hair. It really is a magical gamechanger especially for people like me who used to always end up with flyaways after a blowdry. It’s also useful for refreshing hair between wash days especially on summer’s high humidity days.
QuickSmooth Brush Review
The QuickSmooth brush attachment is the one I use the most on my Shark SpeedStyle. It instantly converts the Shark SpeedStyle hair dryer into a blowout brush, drying, volumising and smoothing my hair all at once.
It is so quick and easy to use. I can now use the one hair tool instead of a hair dryer and a blowout brush. I love this attachment.
The QuickSmooth Brush has 2 different type of bristles, a combination of volumising and smoothing bristles that grab, smooth and shine your hair.
This attachment is best used on 80% dry hair and gives you a beautiful sleek blow dry style.
Defrizz Fast Diffuser Review
Curly haired gals rejoice as the Shark SpeedStyle comes with an excellent quality diffuser designed for maintaining and defining natural curls. It has a large bowl measuring 15cms in diameter and adjustable prongs.
The prongs adjust using a lever on the underside of the diffuser. Extend the prongs for longer, thicker hair or to reach and lift the roots of your hair. Retract the prongs for shorter, finer hair or if the ends need a little extra air.
My sister has thick curly hair and she loves the bouncy defined natural curls that this diffuser achieves for her.
Turbo Concentrator Review
The Shark SpeedStyle Turbo Concentrator enables you to style and dry your hair at the same time. It concentrates the air path for precise, fast drying.
I use this attachment quite a lot. It makes sleek blow dries easy to achieve. As my hair is fine I reduce the airflow when using this attachment to cut down on potential frizz.
I especially love that this attachment can be rotated for easy styling so you don’t have to twist your arm into awkward positions while styling your hair.
Express Touchup Brush Review
This attachment smooths and tames fringes, layers and ends. It has a combination of volumising and smoothing bristles for adding tension, smoothing and shining.
This attachment is great for giving your hair extra bounce achieving curls or bouncy ends.
Pros and Cons of the Shark SpeedStyle
- Dries hair super fast
- Uses a non-damaging temperature
- Small and compact
- Comes with 5 styling tool attachments
- Extremely versatile compared with regular hair dryers and styling tools
- Ionic thus minimises frizz
- Suitable for all hair types
- Convenient storage bag included.
- Depending on your hair type and styling preferences you may not choose to use all the attachments.
All the Shark reviews I’ve read have been similarly positive about the Shark SpeedStyle.
Is the Shark SpeedStyle Worth Buying?
Considering all the above benefits and the versatile attachments, in my opinion if you frequently dry AND style your hair, then YES the Shark SpeedStyle is definitely worth buying.
The results are impressive enabling you to dry your hair super fast and achieve salon-worthy styled hair EVERY SINGLE TIME.
The Shark Speed Style is super versatile. It replaces the need to have a separate hair dryer and blowout brush and more. This saves you money and the amount of storage space you need for your hair tools.
Shark SpeedStyle Where To Buy
I find it easiest to do all my hair appliance price comparison research and shopping online. It saves me time not having to drive to the shops, find a parking spot and then risk the styler being sold out in-store. Online shopping is so much more convenient and delivery these days is faster than ever.
Click HERE to see the current price of the Shark SpeedStyle at Sephora.
Click HERE to see the current price of the Shark SpeedStyle at Bing Lee.
At the time of writing I could not see any discounted Shark SpeedStyle sales. Check out our Australian Beauty Sales Guide to see if there are any current or upcoming sales at Sephora or Bing Lee which may include the Shark SpeedStyle on sale.
I hope this Shark SpeedStyle review has answered all your questions about this new multi-function hair styling tool and helped you decide whether this is the best hair styling tool for you.
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Ingrid is a lifelong beauty lover living in Australia who started Fabulous and Fun Life in 2014 to share her love of all things beauty. Being a qualified ergonomist Ingrid is especially interested in researching & testing beauty appliances to write product buying guides to help you find the best beauty appliance suited to your specific needs. Ingrid was an Influencer Judge in the TVSN Beauty Awards 2023, and also in 2021 in the hair care category. She has worked with numerous beauty brands & PR companies. To contact Ingrid, visit her contact page. Ingrid’s best beauty secret is sleeping on a silk pillowcase.