Look Beautiful Anywhere in the World

October 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Heading out for a holiday or a business trip can be exciting, overwhelming and sometimes just plain daunting. No matter where you are going, you will no doubt have a million things to think about. What to pack, flight arrangements to make, where you will be staying. Just to name a few. The last thing that you should have to think about is how you will be styling your hair while you are away from home.  No matter where you are in the world, you should be able to look fabulous right? So when it comes to packing, make sure you have room for your essential hair styling tools.


If you’re like me, you may have been tempted from time to time to leave your hair dryer at home because, “The hotel will have one.” And yes, the hotel will have one. But what type of hair dryer, do you really think the hotel will have? Is it going to be a top notch, high quality ionic hair dryer that will dry your hair in half the time without any damage? Not likely. If a hotel has to provide hundreds of hair dryers in each and every hotel room, you can bet they will be the cheapest ones that they can find.


You wouldn’t use the cheap hair dryer at home, because you know it will damage your hair. So why would you use it on holidays? Forget the hotel hair dryer and pack your own. If you are crunched for space, consider purchasing a quality travel hair dryer. Just because they’re small and compact, does not mean you have to sacrifice quality if you choose a good one.


When you’re packing your bags, be sure to leave enough room for your hair straightener and curling iron if those are regularly used styling tools. There is no reason that you should have to face the world with frizzy; un-styled hair just because you are in a different part of it. You probably wouldn’t leave your make up at home, so why leave your hair styling tools at home? Unless you plan on wearing a hat 24/7 while you’re away, you are going to want your hair to look good too.


When you travel with your hair tools, you should take extra precautions to keep them safe. If you are concerned about having to pack up quickly after using either a hair straightener or a curling iron, you should invest in a heat proof pouch that will allow you to put your tool away even when it’s hot and you won’t risk damaging any of your belongings. The pouch also helps to protect the tool from scratching or any other damage.


When you are packing in a suitcase that will be a checked bag on an airplane, try to put the hair tool in the middle of your bag between layers of clothes to keep it safe. Sadly, improperly packed tools will end up broken because of clumsy baggage handling.


It’s also important not to wrap your cords around the tool themselves. This can damage the cord and if the cord doesn’t work, your tool is useless. Instead, roll the cord up separately and fasten with a tie or elastic to keep it together.


Taking a little bit of extra effort to pack your hair styling tools will be well worth it in the end when you are on holidays and out for dinner looking smashing as always, while the women around you stare in envy wishing they had thought to pack their curling irons or hair straighteners too.