When a product claims to work miracles in the beauty department, we tend to take it with a grain of salt. That was until we came across Harry Josh's Pro Tools Pro Dryer, and our hair was never the same. We're showing you what sets this hair tool apart, so you get the best blow-dry every time you use it.
Re-creating the sleek, smooth blowouts your stylists gives you can be daunting. But with a few hair-drying techniques on hand, you'll find that your style will last longer, and your need for straighteners and curling irons will be greatly reduced. Learn how to blow-dry as smoothly as possible (pun intended) when you keep reading.
Know a few people on your list who seem to have everything? For those difficult-to-shop-for friends and family, gifting lovely vintage-inspired or one-of-a-kind vintage pieces is an excellent option. Dita Von Teese recently shared that she loves storing her makeup in vintage compacts and lipstick holders, and that's the impetus behind this post. So check out 10 lovely vintage-inspired (and straight-up vintage) finds now.
Volare is the first dryer to use a ball bearing design, which is especially useful to keep it running nice and smooth. It also has precision insert-molded construction for a lightweight feel and a turbo boost button to make airflow rev up, of course.
While most dryers' lives last 500-700 hours, the Volare runs 2,000 hours. It also packs an impressive 2,200 watts of power. Unfortunately, the dryer, which comes in a compact or medium size, is available for pros only, but if you had the chance, would you like to take it for a test ride?
Some beauty items, like drugstore lip glosses and certain types of mascara, work so well that there's no need to spend more than a few bucks on them. However, there are certain products on the market that perform so amazingly well, they're worth the investment. Check out what we at Team Bella think about what five upscale beauty items warrant the purchase.
The blow-dryer: it's probably something you use several times a week, but have you ever stopped to give much thought about its origins? Invented toward the end of the 19th century in France, the first hair dryer was comprised of a bonnet that was affixed to a gas stove's chimney pipe. It wasn't until the 1920s that handheld dryers were invented and sold to the masses. From cases with hoses to dryers with futuristic-sounding monikers, take a look back into history, and check out a few vintage dryers now.
If you have no time to wash and style your hair, you can pump up the look with three basic ingredients: a round brush, a blow dryer, and a volumizing product, like Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster ($6) or Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray ($18). First, hold the hair straight up on dry hair and spray the roots. Next, take a small section from right behind the fringe, wrap it around the round brush, and blow-dry, concentrating on lifting the roots for volume. Finish off by grabbing subsequent sections of hair back toward the crown, and there you go. It's instant volume without too much effort.
This brings me to my point: Seriously, if your blow-dryer has a frayed cord, is puffing out abnormal emissions, and/or makes any kind of rattling noise, don't be cheap. Replace it or live with air-dried hair. It might be common sense, but why put yourself at risk in the name of beauty?
Watch and chuckle, or scoff — or both — as this guy records his gal pal unintentionally blanketing herself in a cloud of baby powder. The white substance, which was placed deliberately in a blow-dryer by her "friend," was all set to go for a dramatic release once that button was switched into the "on" position. A cruel joke, or a harmless antic? Whatever the case, have you ever had a mean beauty trick played on you? Warning: the video lags a bit at the beginning, and if you're opposed to f-bombs (and immaturity), I suggest you don't take a peek.
If you've got stubborn adhesive labels on any of your home purchases (bottles, plates, books, etc.) or gifts, there's a simple way to remove them that doesn't involve picking at them with sticky fingers. Just blast your hair dryer onto the label for a few seconds, and then use a basic craft blade to scrape it off. The heat from the dryer will loosen up the adhesive, making it a cinch to peel off the label. Ahh, if you'd only known . . .