Philips HP8290 - Hair Straightener Manual

Philips HP8290 - Hair Straightener Manual

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Philips HP8290 - Hair Straightener Manual

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Read this user manual carefully before you use the appliance and keep it for future reference.

  • Do not use this appliance near water.
  • When the appliance is used in a bathroom, unplug it after use since the proximity of water presents a risk, even when the appliance is switched off.

  • Do not use this appliance near bathtubs, showers, basins or other vessels containing water.
  • Always unplug the appliance after use.
  • If the mains cord is damaged, you must have it replaced by Philips, a service centre authorised by Philips or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
  • This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
  • Before you connect the appliance, ensure that the voltage indicated on the appliance corresponds to the local power voltage.
  • Do not use the appliance for any other purpose than described in this manual.
  • When the appliance is connected to the power, never leave it unattended.
  • Never use any accessories or parts from other manufacturers or that Philips does not specifically recommend. If you use such accessories or parts, your guarantee becomes invalid.
  • Do not wind the mains cord round the appliance.
  • Wait until the appliance has cooled down before you store it.
  • Pay full attention when using the appliance since it could be extremely hot. Only hold the handle as other parts are hot and avoid contact with the skin.
  • Always place the appliance with the stand on a heat-resistant, stable flat surface. The hot heating plates should never touch the surface or other flammable material.
  • Avoid the mains cord from coming into contact with the hot parts of the appliance.
  • Keep the appliance away from flammable objects and material when it is switched on.
  • Never cover the appliance with anything (e.g. a towel or clothing) when it is hot.
  • Only use the appliance on dry hair. Do not operate the appliance with wet hands.
  • Keep the heating plates clean and free of dust and styling products such as mousse, spray and gel. Never use the appliance in combination with styling products.
  • The heating plates have coating on. This coating might slowly wear away over time. However, this does not affect the performance of the appliance.
  • If the appliance is used on colortreated hair, the heating plates may be stained. Before using it on artificial hair, always consult their distributor.
  • Always return the appliance to a service centre authorized by Philips for examination or repair. Repair by unqualified people could result in an extremely hazardous situation for the user.
  • Do not insert metal objects into openings to avoid electric shock.

Electromagnetic fields (EMF)

This Philips appliance complies with all applicable standards and regulations regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields.


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Straighten your hair

Ensure that you select a temperature setting that is suitable for your hair. Always select a low setting when you use the straightener for the first time.

Hair Type Temperature Setting
Coarse, curly, hard-to-straighten Mid to High (170 ºC and above)
Fine, medium-textured or softly waved Low to Mid (160 ºC and below)
Pale, blonde, bleached or color-treated Low (Below 160 ºC)

Straighten your hair

  1. Connect the plug to a power supply socket.
  2. Slide the button ( ) to I to switch on the appliance.
    The the display screen lights up and the default temperature setting is displayed ( ).
  3. Press the button ( ) to select a suitable temperature setting for your hair.
    When the straightening plates have heated up to the selected temperature, the indication 'READY' ( ) is displayed.
    The remaining usage time ( ) is indicated by the six bars, each for ten minutes. After 60 minutes, the appliance switches off automatically.
  4. Comb your hair and take a section that is not wider than 5cm for straightening.
  5. Place it between the straightening plates ( ) and press the cool tips ( ) together.
  1. Slide the straightener down the length of the hair in a single motion (max. 5 seconds) from root to end, without stopping to prevent overheating.
  2. After 20 seconds, repeat step 7 until you achieve the desired look.
  3. To straighten the rest of your hair, repeat steps 4 to 7.

Create flicks and curls

To create flicks: ( )

  1. Straighten a section of hair and turn the straightener half-circle inwards (or outwards) when it reaches the end of the hair.
  2. Hold the straightener in same position for 2 to 3 seconds, and then release it.

To create curls: ( )

Note: Do not clamp the hair ends between the straightening plates and wind the hair around the plates.

  1. Take a section of hair (max. 5cm) and place it between the straightening plates fairly close to the scalp.
  2. Turn the straightener 180 degrees inwards until the section forms a U-shape, so that the Thermo-protected curved surface ( ) can cools down the curls for long-lasting results.
  3. Slide the straightener slowly downwards in a single motion to the end, and then turn the straightener inwards. The slower the movement, the tighter the curl; the faster the movement, the looser the curl.
  4. Hold the straightener in same position for 2 to 3 seconds, and then release it.
  5. After 20 seconds, repeat steps 1-4 until you achieve the desired look.

Tip: It is normal if the appliance produces some smoke when you use it for curling.

After use:

  1. Switch off the appliance and unplug it.
  2. Place it on a heat-resistant surface until it cools down.
  3. Clean the appliance and straightening plates by damp cloth.
  4. Keep it in a safe and dry place, free of dust. You can also hang it with the hanging loop ( ), or store in the heat-resistant pouch supplied.

Guarantee and service

If you need information e.g. about replacement of an attachment or if you have a problem, please visit the Philips website at or contact the Philips Customer Care Centre in your country (you find its phone number in the worldwide guarantee leaflet). If there is no Consumer Care Centre in your country, go to your local Philips dealer.

Specifications are subject to change without notice
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