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Rhona McCallum Hair

Curls, Curls, Curls.

For those of you who were born after the 80’s, you would not have been around when curls where more popular than colour, and hairdressers of a certain age can remember vividly perming head after head after head every day, from housewives to football stars, everyone was curly.

Most of us at one time or another have worn our hair curly, whether we are fortunate enough to have naturally curly hair, or have had a perm, or simply use heated appliances to create curls and waves, we have all experimented with curls and waves.

ghd have just launched a brand new ‘thin wand’ that creates stunning curls and movement, retailing at just £139. See all of our ghd appliances here: ghd collection

Today we are lucky to have an array of heated appliances (ghd especially), with adjustable heat settings and interchangeable barrels, that can create all types of curl and waves, but it’s not always been that easy.

High fashion styled curls can be seen in imagery and statues of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks.  But how did they achieve such fabulous results without plugging in their ghd styler? They used clay, setting their hair into waves and curls then letting the clay dry in the intense sunshine, once dry, the hair was combed through leaving the formed shape. Egyptians then developed bronze rods that used to be heated in a fire and then hair was wrapped round them to create the style. 

There was no such thing as luxury repair treatments in those days, so we can only imagine that hair must have been fairly dry and damaged, although knowing how clever Egyptians and Greeks were, they probably had some natural concoction they mixed up to help keep their hair healthy.

Rag curling came along in Victorian times, and pin curling became popular during wartime, but it wasn’t until 1959 that Roger Lemoine and Rene Lelievre invented the first electric curling iron, this was based around a tool from 1872 that was put into the fire to get hot before being used to create (marcel) waves and curls.

Now, we have an array of great tools and products that can help create curls and waves temporarily and perm lotions that are gentle to the hair that can give long lasting, soft, natural looking movement.

If you want to know more about our collection of ghd tools, or if you are interested in learning about longer lasting curls or waves, speak to your stylist, we are all experts at creating the right kind of movement you are looking for.

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