Abstract: A hair iron having an array of substantially parallel heating prongs, wherein the distance between at least two of the prongs can be decreased while maintaining the prongs in a position substantially parallel to one another. An insulating guard surrounds the perimeter of each heating prong. The hair iron may further comprise two non-heating end units on either side of and substantially parallel to the heating prongs. The distance between the heating prongs can be decreased by actuating a drive mechanism. The insulating guards protect a user from high temperatures of the heating prongs. Further claimed is a method of styling hair using a heating device having substantially parallel heating prongs and manipulating the device to reduce the distance between at least two prongs while maintain the prongs in a position substantially parallel to one another.
Abstract: An eyelash comb is described in which an arcuate base is formed in an arcuate nature conforming in a complementary manner substantially to the natural contour of a human eyeball. A set of teeth are mounted to the base and follow the arcuate configuration of the base. The teeth are substantially parallel to one another and project axially from the base to outward ends. The teeth are spaced apart from one another along the arcuate base configuration between opposed end surfaces of the base and are configured to engage and comb through human eyelash hairs. A guard tooth is formed adjacent each end surface, with a blunt end spaced axially outward of the base further than the outward ends of the comb teeth. A handle is mounted to the arcuate base and extends therefrom. The handle is substantially centered between end surfaces of the base.
Abstract: An electric comb, particularly for combing out and styling difficult hair, comprises a plurality of teeth which are individually mounted and guided to make oscillatory movements. The comb is constituted by a handle (10), a casing (20) containing the tooth drive mechanism, a series of teeth (22) and an electric motor (12). The tooth drive mechanism is a shaft (16) which is rotated by motor (12), comprising eccentric elements (18) forming a camshaft. A second portion of each tooth comprises means for guiding the tooth by eccentric elements of the drive mechanism, which are formed, for example, by a fork with two prongs.
Abstract: A generally hand-shaped hair styling device for independently retaining a plurality of separate sections of hair, comprising a rigid frame assembly comprising a curved rigid base with a plurality of adjacent elongated rigid members joined to and arising in a perpendicular manner from the curved rigid base in such a manner that slots are formed between the adjacent elongated members, each of the slots being of sufficient height and width to accommodate and retain a section of hair containing multiple strands of hair, the section consisting of a sufficient number of strands of hair as to be suitable for braiding, wherein the slots contain adjacent resilient surfaces in close proximity to each other, thereby enhancing the ability of the device to retain the sections of the hair.
Abstract: A hair comb includes moveable gripping elements for securing the hair comb in place in the user's hair. The hair comb comprises a main body including a plurality of teeth. A selected number of teeth include a longitudinal channel which is open along one side of the tooth. A gripping member including one or more gripping teeth is movably mounted in the main body. The gripping member is moveable from an inoperative position in which the gripping teeth are disposed within the longitudinal channels of respective teeth of the main body and a clamping position in which the gripping teeth extend outwardly from the longitudinal channels to clamp the user's hair between the gripping teeth and the adjacent teeth. A resilient member urges the gripping member to the retracted position. A latch releasably locks the gripping member in a clamping position. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the latch is operative to lock the gripping members in a plurality of different positions.
Abstract: Apparatus for treating hair including a handle; hair separation apparatus having a generally elongate base portion associated with the handle, and a plurality of parallel teeth attached to the base apparatus, and extending transversely therefrom, each tooth having a free end; and drive apparatus for oscillating the plurality of teeth at a frequency of no less than about 3,000 cycles per minute and for limiting a stroke of the free end of each the tooth to a length of no greater than approximately 8 mm, and for bringing the plurality of teeth into repeated engagement with a group of hairs attached to skin, thereby to ease passage of the hair separation apparatus through the group of hairs at a level of discomfort tolerable to a user.
Abstract: Apparatus for treating hair including a handle, hair separation apparatus associated with the handle and extending longitudinally along an axis, apparatus for oscillating the hair separation apparatus about the axis so as to bring the hair separation apparatus into repeated engagement with a group of hairs so as to ease passage of the separation apparatus therethrough, and apparatus for preventing the hair separation apparatus from striking a portion of skin to which the hairs are attached. The hair separation apparatus is oscillated about the axis at a relatively high frequency, of, typically, greater than 4,000 cycles per minute and preferably greater than 10,000 cycles per minute, and at a relatively small amplitude, of, typically, no larger than about 5.degree. and, preferably, no larger than 2.degree..
Abstract: A comb and nail file unit utilizes a comb-like device having a plurality of teeth extending outwardly, in parallel relationship, from a spine portion of the comb-like device. A blade-like nail treatment device, similar to a nail file or knife, is removably and hingeably secured to the spine portion of the comb-like device and is recessable in an elongated slot located in such spine portion. The blade, when extended outwardly from the spine portion, may be locked in such extended portion, by engaging a slot formed by closing together two parts of a housing. The housing removably secures the comb in a cavity formed by the two parts, when closed. The housing also secures a pair of mirrors, one of which is hingeably secured to the other and extensible outwardly of the housing when the housing is either in a closed or open condition.
Abstract: A hair curling iron is arranged to have a handle with a concave portion pivotally connected to a heatable hair curling assembly including a tubular member heated by an electrical heater means and a plug for conducting electrical current to the electrical heater means. The plug is pivotally mounted on the hair curling assembly to withdraw a cavity in the hair curling assembly. The hair curling assembly is arranged to fold into the concave portion of the curling iron handle to provide a convenient package for carrying in a pocket or purse.
Abstract: A hair device including a comb and a casing having a plurality of indentations and protrusions serially and longitudinally spaced to engage each other to detachably mount the casing on the comb. Large holes are provided on the casing to permit the passage of air from a hair drier to the hair.