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An ode to BaByliss Straight and Shine, the iconic 2000s straighteners

An ode to BaByliss Straight and Shine, the iconic 2000s straighteners

It all started when I went to visit my older and significantly cooler cousin in the summer holidays.

“Shall I do your hair?” she whispered conspiratorially mid-way through a particularly uneventful family barbecue sometime in the early 2000s. I was 13 and deeply unsure of myself, as you might expect of someone that age. That year, the six-week holiday felt ripe with opportunity for reinvention. And I’d just been shown the very tool: a BaByliss Straight and Shine hair straightener. 

I got the full VIP treatment upon arrival in my cousin’s bedroom. She hit play on her minidisc player filling the room with Robbie Williams’ distinctive vocals, released my scraped-back messy bun, and gently washed my hair over the bath across the hall from her room.  Read more…

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