What year was the hair straightener invented?

Answer Hair appliances have been around for over a century. In 1872, the first heated hair straightener was used. Marcel Grateau, originally from Paris, straightened hair with heated rods and tongs. The h... Read More »

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Who Invented the First Hair Straightener?

Hair straighteners, sometimes known as flat irons, are hot metal plates that are pressed together to make hair appear straighter. Hair straightening is not permanent and will disappear when water i... Read More »

Who invented the first electric hair straightener?

Development of the first electric hair straightener is credited to Kentucky-born African American inventor and businessman, Garret Augustus Morgan, in 1956. Beauty expert Madame C. J. Walker of Lou... Read More »

Who invented the improved hair straightener?

While there were a few hair straightening inventions from the 1870s onward, it is Lady Jennifer Bell Schofield, a Scottish aristocrat, who in 1912 improved upon straighteners by creating a flat iro... Read More »

Who invented the chi straightener?

According to the Institute for Middle East Understanding and the Chi Flat Irons website, hair stylist and businessman Farouk Shami collaborated with NASA scientists to develop the technology neces... Read More »