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a small handheld electrical appliance that emits a flow of heated air, used to dry and often style the hair.
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The blow-dryer is quiet and lightweight, and controls frizz and flyaways while sealing in moisture as you dry your hair.
LIFT & SMOOTH: Work front to back, blow-drying sections from underneath to create lift, then from above (focusing the blow-dryer's nozzle down) to really smooth hair.
One morning I filled his blow-dryer with baby powder.
Keeley Bolger finds out if the latest BaByliss blow-dryer is a hot buy or not...
It's easier than you think -- all you need are Kirby grips, a large round brush and a powerful blow-dryer. Apply a small amount of your favourite styling product and then section your hair using the Kirby grips.
Looking for a good blow-dryer, hair straightener or mascara?
"Heat from a blow-dryer and other heat-styling tools activates the moisturizers to replenish and improve the condition of hair, resulting in healthy and more manageable hair," she notes.
A DOG suffered severe burns at a pet beautician's after being "cooked" under a giant blow-dryer.
La Femme trompee (The deceived woman), 2001, is a scene that might have been taken from Greuze; Les Baigneurs (The bathers), 2000, echoes Eakins; and Femme sa toilette (Woman at her toilet), 2000, updates Degas with a blow-dryer.
He cites the introduction of a 1,875-watt blow-dryer in the Sassoon line which is designed to massage the scalp while the hair is being dried.
Hair genius Charles Baker Strahan wanted Crystal's hair to feel "natural and not over-styled." First he applied a bit of mousse to dampen her locks and used a blow-dryer to give her hair more volume.