The 2001 Beauty Launch That Changed Our Hair Forever

Can you remember life without GHD hair tools? I can. And let me tell you, it wasn't pretty. I used to set my alarm every morning for 5:45 a.m., fill up my Remington straighteners and wait 30 minutes for them to heat up. Then I'd clamp down on my hair over and over to try and smooth out any hint of a kink or curl. The end result? Frazzled hair.

Then there was the brief period where I'd make my sister iron my hair (on an actual ironing board) to try and re-create that poker-straight Jennifer Aniston look, but let's not talk about that. Essentially, trying to style your own hair at home pre-2001 was no easy feat. But then came the launch of the humble GHD styler. From that point on, my hair changed forever.