Who Invented the Hair Straightner

January 8, 2008 by  

In the past few years the Hair Straightener has become one of the most popular hair styling tools which is used all over the world by professional stylists as well as non professionals, both men and women, to quickly achieve silky, straight hair in minutes with out the use of chemicals.

Famously known for the Marcel Wave, Marcel Grateau invented the heated tongs which would curl and wave hair, also known as the curling iron. In 1872 Marcel used heated metal rods to straighten the hair, and thus the Straightener was born.

Marcel Iron

Also known as a flat iron or hair iron the hair straightener has come a long way since 1872. With a huge variety of flat irons on the market today and more added every year there are many to chose from, all with various features.