The beauty industry might appear to be all glitz and glamour from the outside. But those who are entrenched in it understand that it’s not an industry without its own set of physical ailments. Hair stylists especially can experience hand and wrist pain or numbness due to the daily overuse from certain styling tools – heavy blow dryers being a top offender. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the compression of the median nerve in the wrist, which results in numbness, tingling, weakness or muscle atrophy. And it can really shorten a beauty career, or even require surgery if it isn’t treated immediately.
At least 15% of hair stylists polled in a private survey have indicated that they were currently dealing with diagnosed CTS, while more than 60% of stylists reportedly experience occasional pain in their hands and wrists. And 35% of those surveyed are worried that their pain will develop into CTS, given enough time. While braces are great for a temporary remedy, it’s really how the stylists use their upper and lower bodies while cutting hair and moving around the guest that impacts the severity of CTS. Knowing the correct hand and body positions can be helpful, as well as being mindful of the weight and shape of the tools stylists use to be certain they’re equipped with the most ergonomically advanced options possible.
With the health of the stylists ever on their minds, the creators at Elchim developed the 3900 Light to address just this issue. More than 35% lighter than the average hair dryer, this professional tool styles hair in half the time, which means significantly less wear-and-tear on the stylists’ wrists. Hair remains silky and full of shine thanks to the ionic ceramic system, which dries hair from the inside out to prevent heat damage and reduce static electricity. It’s also “light” on the environment, thanks to the recyclable materials it’s made from, and its quick drying speed, which reduces energy consumption overall. Using the most ergonomic design available, you’ll experience the utmost comfort while preserving hair integrity and shine.
“In the professional appliance market, I want integrity and honesty to drive the Elchim brand of products.” Elchim Co-Director Luca Sabbatini states. “Our products should stand alone, encompassing the newest technology, style, ergonomics and creativity. Every component is full of love because I know every single hand that worked on our blow dryers here in Italy. We take enormous pride in providing the finest hair tools in the market.”
The Elchim 3900 Light is proudly made in Italy, and is available in three colors: Fifties Pastel Blue, Imperial Jade, and Metallic Grey, and retails to salons and salon professionals for $199.00