Paris was a whole different story. This is where I learned a valuable lesson. Number one, they didn’t provide me with an American outlet. Maybe some of the fancier places do, I don’t know. Number two, NEVER PLUG A HOT TOOL INTO A REGULAR CONVERTER. This is the information that I ignored from previous recommendations. Your hot tool won’t work and it will also short it out and cause it to never work again. The reason behind this is that most regular converters are not able to provide enough wattage. I checked around online to see if you can purchase one that actually will work with a curling iron, and I just got more confused. So if I could recommend anything, it would be to buy a cheap curling iron or flat iron in Europe and just use that instead. I also called around to find out about getting a blow-out. The Euro is much closer to the dollar and blow-outs were actually much cheaper in Paris as well. Most started around twenty five Euro which converts to twenty eight dollars. Call a few days ahead to make an appointment though, most places were already booked. So yet again I was left to my own resources. I know what you’re thinking right now, “You’re a hairsylist it should be easy for you to fix your own hair!”. This is true, however I struggle with the same problems everyone else does. Doing hair that’s not on my own head is way easier for me. So I round brushed my hair with the hotel dryer and rotated between wearing hats, and messy buns.
So the moral of this story is, bring hats and bobby pins to Europe. Also don’t forget to have fun!