Shark expanded its hair tool lineup, potentially leading to more duplications.

Shark expanded its hair tool lineup, potentially leading to more duplications.

Shark Beauty Tools: The Dupes You’ve Been Waiting For

Shark, known for their high-quality vacuum cleaners, has made a name for themselves in the beauty industry by offering affordable alternatives to expensive beauty gadgets. With the recent release of two new beauty tools, the Shark SmoothStyle and the Shark SpeedStyle, many are wondering if these could be the next big dupes. Let’s take a closer look.

The Shark SmoothStyle: The Leveled-Up Revlon One-Step

The SmoothStyle is a round hot air brush with some extra features, retailing for $99.99. At first glance, the price may not seem like a compelling reason to choose it over the Revlon One-Step, which is priced at $59.99. However, Shark has managed to differentiate itself with some unique advantages.

Shark SmoothStyle

Unlike the One-Step, the SmoothStyle has specific “Wet Hair” and “Dry Hair” modes, catering to different styling needs. This means you can use it to style wet hair without worrying about damage. Additionally, the SmoothStyle features three preset air temperatures to take your hair from wet to dry, and a heated smoothing comb setting with ceramic-coated plates designed to reduce heat damage.

In essence, the SmoothStyle combines the functionality of various hot air brushes, offering multi-functionality at an affordable price. While it may not be an exact dupe for any specific brush on the market, it provides a great value proposition for just $99.99.

The Shark SpeedStyle: A Reigning Supersonic Dupe

Priced starting at $179.99, the SpeedStyle seems to be taking aim at the BioIonic 10X UltraLight Speed. Visually, it bears a resemblance and boasts a similar name. However, there’s more to the picture than meets the eye.

Shark SpeedStyle

Attachments are where Shark truly excels, and the SpeedStyle is no exception. For $179.99, customers can choose two attachments from the six options available. These attachments include the Express TouchUp brush, the DefrizzFast Diffuser, the Turbo Concentrator, the QuickSmooth brush, the Lift & Stretch Wide Tooth Comb, and the RapidGloss Finisher.

For $199.99, Shark offers the SpeedStyle specifically designed for curly & coily hair or the SpeedStyle for straight & wavy hair. Both options come with three attachments best suited for those hair types.

When compared to the Dyson Supersonic, which retails for $429.99, the SpeedStyle offers a more compelling deal. The attachments provided by Shark resemble, and even promise similar performance to, the Supersonic’s counterparts. Furthermore, the SpeedStyle retains the heat-adjusting IQ of Shark’s popular HyperAIR model, boasts 1700 watts of power compared to the HyperAIR’s 1680 watts, and offers five total heat settings and three airflow settings.

Shark seems to have even duped itself, as the SpeedStyle is not only a rival to Dyson but also a worthy alternative to Shark’s own HyperAIR, with a slightly lower price tag.

Where to Buy the Shark SmoothStyle and SpeedStyle

Starting August 15th, both the SmoothStyle and SpeedStyle are available for purchase on Sharkbeauty.com. According to the brand, these tools will also be made available at various domestic and international retailers by early fall 2023.

UPDATE: August 16, 2023, 2:10 p.m. EDT The article initially referred to the Shark SpeedStyle as the SmoothStyle in two instances. We apologize for the error and have corrected these inaccuracies.

Overall, Shark continues to impress with their ability to deliver high-quality beauty tools that rival the big-name brands at a more affordable price point. The SmoothStyle and SpeedStyle are shining examples of Shark’s commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction in the beauty industry.