Before the invention of the hair dryer in the 1920s women and men were creative when it came to drying their hair. One of the first devices used as a hair dryer was actually the vacuum cleaner. Turn of the century vacuum cleaners sucked in air through the front and blew it out through the back.
History. The first handheld hairdryer appeared on the market in 1925. It produced only 100 watts of heat and therefore did not have sufficient power to dry hair .
Godefoy invented it for use in his hair salon in France and it was not portable or handheld, but instead could only be used by having the person sit underneath it.
The inventors of the Hamiltom beach company developed the first portable, handheld hair dryer. They were made of Steel and Zinc weighing more than two .