Well, not quite as old as the picture, but I do remember sitting under these cumbersome machines to have your hair dried.
Of course we had rollers in them in those days also!
Looking back, it seems so humorous to sit in once of these while the heat blew everywhere!
Oh boy! that takes me back to the 60's-70's I feel nostalgic, I ALSO REMEMBER MY MOTHER HAD THIS HAIRDRYER, IT WAS LIKE A SHOWER CAP,connected to this tube like a vacuum cleaner, and it came in like a hard cover beauty case.
I remember ones that were attached to the roof and they pulled them down to use them. I remember that there were dryers over almost every chair. How bulky they look. I don't remember anything like the one in the picture.
shiv, Do you really still have one now? You could donate it to a hair dresser museum! How long have you had your one? I wonder if there's anyone out there who collects them. My mother-in-law was a hair dresser, but her salon had much smaller ones. We used to see them a lot, in the old black & white movies.
I remember salons in the 60s having pink ones that looked more rounded and slightly more modern than the one in the photo. Dreadful things, noisy as hell and everybody yelling at each other to be heard. Hahahaha.
My Mother owned a Ladies' Hairdressing Salon 1964-1972, & there were the then latest types' in her Salon.
Very 'modern', for the era!
Remember sitting 'under' them in 'rollers' to have my hair 'set'.
It was best in Winter, due the lovely warm air!
Had a portable hair dryer as well, which I loved using at home to dry my hair quickly, it came in its' own white carry-case. Was like a big 'shower cap', with small 'motor', with hose attached for pumping through the warm air.
The ones I remember were not as huge as the one in your photo, they also were quite round in shape,but the same basic design for drying hair while it was in curlers. They were such noisy contraptions and you couldn't hear anyone's conversations at all while under one!!
As a kid,I felt like I wss totally enveloped in the darn things!! Hated them with a passion, but only ever needed to go under one a very few times.