A professional hair stylist needs the best tools for the job, from the right scissors, combs and clippers to the perfect hair dryer. Our range of salon hair dryers packs a punch. They are tough & durable and come in a range of power outputs from 1800w to 2700w. Our stylist hairdryers look great too with a colours and finishes to suit. Salons have been washing hair since the development of the modern blow dryer in 1911. Early salon hair dryers were dangerous with many users being electrocuted. Electricity and water are not a good combination. The development of the modern professional hair dryer included the addition of the ground fault circuit interrupter meant that people couldn't be electrocuted.
The first barber shops were recorded ancient Egypt more than 5000 years ago, when they used sharpened flint or shells to cut their client's hair. Modern barbershops popped up in the 19th century with the development of more sophisticated equipment, although modern scissors have been around a lot longer, having been developed in the late 18th century. The barber's hair dryer allowed barber shops to offer hair washing and drying in addition to the normal cut & shave services. A whole industry popped up around barbershops, from the instantly recognisable barber's pole; (a nod to some of the more alarming practices offered by barbers in days gone by), to the barber shop quartets which sprung up in the US in the 1930s.