Wonder how hair dryers looked like in the early years? Before the invention of the hair-dryer men and women attached hoses to exhaust ends of Vacuum Cleaners to blow dry their hair.
Later in 1890, a French hair Stylist Ferdinand Godefroy devised a contraption combining a seat with a hood that connected to the gas stove. A client sat under the hood, and hot hair came was blown in by the hand crank from the stove, over her hair.
This hood dryer was copied, and was widely accepted in hair salons. The first patent of a hand held hair dryer was granted in 1911. These hair dryers were used till 1970s. Later, advanced hair dryers with advanced aesthetics, power and safety features were invented which were safe and easy to use.