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We’re off on honeymoon on Monday – we’re spending 3 nights in Las Vegas (staying at the Bellagio), 6 on Hawaii Island and 3 in San Francisco.
I have frizzy hair and am pretty attached to my hair straighteners, but they weigh a lot and will eat up too much of my baggage allowance. I have some mini ones, but they’re really annoying to use.
I was thinking maybe I could buy some cheap hair straighteners in Vegas which would save me a) packing them and b) worrying about what kind of adapter to get.
Is this plausible? Would I be able to pick something up and, if so, can anyone suggest any good-value brands? (I use salon-size GHDs normally but am after something cheaper.) I would be VERY grateful for any advice!
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@Moomin: Im not from vegas so I cant answer on that part. Good straighteners for the most part are not cheap. But I work in an airport and recently bought an adapter for my cousins to use when they come to the US. It was from Brookstone and cost $30.
I think it was this one:
Post # 4
I always have this problem in Europe! Adaptors and converters don’t work well with straighteners either (I blew a Chi that way).
I would say that there’s no place on the Strip to buy a hair straightener. Maybe if you have a car, you can go to Walmart and they’re like $30 there (but it won’t be a nice one).
Vegas has super low humidity- my hair always looks fabulous there because of it.
Post # 5
Thanks for your replies! I do have an adapter but my GHDs weigh a ton so it’s best I just leave them at home and, yeah, I’m worried about voltage.
Handy to know about the low humidity though, thank you.
Post # 6
Yeah, there are CVS drugstores in Vegas where you can pick up a Revlon or Conair version.
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@Moomin: I wouldn’t be too worried about Voltage for Europe to US. It’s lower here. It’s the other way around when you start blowing stuff out. Anyway, Vegas airport may have something and there should be a CVS or something close to the strip. I can’t remember, it’s been a bit since I’ve been there.
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