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The History of the Curling Iron

A timeline of the way the curling iron came to be.
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Natalie Fikes

on 17 April 2013

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Ancient Curling Irons 6,000 years ago
Used by Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, and Egyptians
Rod of iron or bronze that was heated over fire
Hair was easily damaged because the temperature could not be controlled
Curled beards, hair, and wigs 1959: The Electric Curling Iron Invented by Rene Lelievre and Roger Lemoine
Allowed more temperature control
Had a less risk of burning hair because of the better temperature control
The curls were more consistent
It was more user friendly
Sold in drugstores By Natalie FIkes Curling Iron 1866: Hiram maxim First patent on a curling iron
Hiram Maxim received patent at age 26
(Limited Information) 1890: Marcel Grateau Created the "Marcel Curl" in 1872 but designed the iron in 1890
The curling iron was produced by L. Pelleray
6 or 7 inches long
2 inches wide
Was heated by putting it over a rectangular burner
Was difficult to control the temperature of the iron so hairdressers would test the iron on a piece of paper before using it on hair
The "Marcel Wave" was made popular by actress Jane Hading 1980: Theora Stephens Able to control heat level and temperatures better
Lightweight
Portable
Made the curling process easier and faster
Had a spring load clamp which held hair to give a tight, no slip curl 1987: The ZeeCurl Made by Wahl Clipper Corporation
Flat-barrel curling iron
Created "Z" shaped curls
In 1988 the "FrenZee was introduced to be sold to the public
(Limited Information) Today's Curling Irons Use electricity to create heat in metal coils that heat the barrel of the curling iron
Usually made of ceramic, tourmaline, titanium, or nano-silver barrel
Come in a verity of sizes as small as 3/8" to larger than 1 1/2"
There are different types that include:
The Clipless Curling Iron
The Marcel Curling Iron
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