Counter Confidential: Blow By Blow


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Counter Confidential

"The Maximum Potential: Blow-dryers" by Undercover Beauty Agent

Unlike some of the other makeup counters in my store, my area also has hair products. We sell blow-dryers, flatirons, and hair-care items, and we have testers around for customers to use. My favorite hair item is our blow-dryer because we’ve used it to its maximum potential. A blow0dryer has so many uses, and we’ve discovered even more along the way. Even our customers have found novel ways to use the blow-dryer.

Fall is here, but we still have a few nice days when the sun is shining and the humidity makes it feel like summer. Imagine my surprise when a customer came in with wet shorts. I was baffled because unless there was a random rain shower, her pants should have been dry. She looked embarrassed to explain what happened: While she was swimming at the gym across the street, her shorts got wet, and she wanted to find a way to dry them.

Her eyes zoomed in on our blow-dryer, and I could see the silent plea for help. I really couldn’t say no. She dried herself in just a few minutes. Sure, we might do this at home, but at a makeup counter? I could feel my manager staring at us, probably thinking, “What are they doing?” It’s a good thing the customer is always right.

Blow-dryers don’t always have to be used for drying your hair. Our counter uses it to fix messy lip gloss by adding a bit of heat. We’ve also used it to fix broken lipsticks. We’ll warm up the product and then reshape. It’s become a bit of a game for us. So, Beauties, do you ever use your blow-dryer for anything other than drying your hair?

Undercover Beauty Agent is just an average makeup artist at your local beauty counter who's reporting true stories exclusively for Beautylish: "I love what I do because I get to make people feel beautiful on a daily basis. I'm a beauty advisor in New York City by day and a secret beauty agent by night, totally ready to share all my insider secrets and gossip."