Philips Curling iron HP4659

This new Philips SalonCurl Elite curler originates from the professional
market, but is now available for home use to give you salon-perfect longlasting styling results at home. We hope you will enjoy using your SalonCurl
General description (Fig. 1)
A Cool tips
B Inner barrel
C Outer barrel
D Stand
E Lever
F Ready light
G Handle
H LCD display
- Temperature setting
- Remaining usage time
I Temperature buttons
J On/off button
K Heat protection glove
Read these instructions for use carefully before using the appliance and save
them for future reference.
, When travelling, check if the voltage indicated on the appliance
corresponds to the local mains voltage before you connect the
, Check the condition of the mains cord regularly. Do not use the
appliance if the plug, the cord or the appliance itself is damaged.
, If the mains cord is damaged, it must be replaced by Philips, a service
centre authorised by Philips or similarly qualified persons in order to
avoid a hazard.
, Keep this appliance away from water! Do not use this product near
or over water contained in baths, washbasins, sinks etc. When used
in a bathroom, unplug the appliance after use since the proximity of
water presents a risk, even when the appliance is switched off.
, For additional protection we advise you to install a residual current
device (RCD) with a rated residual operating current not exceeding
30mA in the electrical circuit supplying the bathroom. Ask your
installer for advice.
, The inner and outer barrel of this appliance become hot during use.
Prevent contact with the skin.
, Keep the appliance out of the reach of children.
, Only use the appliance on dry hair.
, For safety reasons, the curler automatically switches off after it has
been on for 1 hour.
, Always unplug the appliance after use.
, Do not wind the mains cord round the appliance.
, Wait until the appliance has cooled down before you store it.
, Keep the inner and outer barrel clean and free of dust, dirt and styling
products such as mousse, spray and gel. If necessary clean them after
use (see chapter ‘Cleaning’).
, Always return the appliance to a service centre authorised by Philips
for examination or repair. Repair by unqualified people could cause an
extremely hazardous situation for the user.
, The barrel has a ceramic nanosilver coating. This coating will wear in
the course of time. When this happens, the appliance will still function
, Always wear the heat protection glove provided when winding locks
of hair round the hot barrel.
, Never cover the appliance with anything (e.g. a towel or clothing)
when it is hot.
, Never leave the appliance unattended when it is plugged in.
, Keep the appliance away from flammable items.
, If the appliance is used on colour-treated hair, the inner and outer
barrel may stain.
Preparing for use
Washing your hair
Everybody wants shiny and beautiful hair. A good hair-washing routine can
help to achieve this.
1 When washing your hair, wet your hair thoroughly for 30-60 seconds.
2 Pour some TRESemmé; shampoo into the palm of your hand. Spread
it between your hands and distribute it evenly through the hair.
3 Gently massage your hair and scalp.
Do not rough up the hair or pull long hair up onto the scalp, as this may
cause tangles.
4 Massage your scalp with your fingertips.
This stimulates blood circulation and is gentler to the hair cuticles.
5 Rinse your hair thoroughly, as poor rinsing can result in dull hair.
6 Finish with a cold rinse for extra shine.
7 After shampooing, use TRESemmé; conditioner to detangle the hair
and improve its condition.
Drying your hair
To get professional styling results, it is essential to prepare your hair for
curling. Dry your hair properly with a hairdryer to ensure long-lasting results.
1 After washing, squeeze excess water out of the hair with your hands
and then towel-dry the hair.
2 Use a comb to disentangle hair gently from the roots to the tips.
3 Dry your hair by making brushing movements with the hairdryer at a
small distance from your hair.
4 Set the hairdryer to the cool setting when you have finished drying to
enhance shine.
Using the appliance
Which temperature to use
HP4659/07 SalonCurl Elite
Curlers are powerful styling tools and should always be used with care.
If you use the curler incorrectly or if you use it at the wrong
temperature, you could overheat your hair or even burn it.
Always select a low temperature setting when you start using the curler for
the first time.
1 Always select a temperature that is suitable for your hair type.
For fine or normal hair, select a low to medium temperature (100-140°C).
For thick or coarse hair, select a medium to high temperature (140-180°C).
Take extra care with pale, blonde, bleached or colour-treated hair, since it
will be susceptible to damage at high temperatures.
For loose curls or waves, use a lower temperature than for tight curls.
Setting the temperature
1 Insert the plug into the wall socket.
2 Press the on/off button. (Fig. 2)
The light burns red to indicate that the appliance is heating up. The display
shows the selected temperature (the default temperature is 100°C) and
the remaining time of the curling session. The total usage time is 60 minutes.
Every ten minutes one of the six bars will disappear.
3 You can adjust the set temperature by pressing the + and - buttons.
Look at the display to see the temperature you have selected. The
light burns red as long as the appliance is heating up to the set
temperature. (Fig. 3)
4 The light turns green as soon as the set temperature has been
reached. (Fig. 4)
Styling with the curler
1 Comb your hair to get rid of tangles. (Fig. 5)
2 Divide your hair into locks and put them aside with clips.
The thinner the lock of hair, the tighter the curl will be.
3 Comb each lock before curling it. (Fig. 6)
4 Put on the glove to avoid burning your fingers while you are winding
the lock round the inner barrel.
5 Start styling at the lower part of your head and work your way up to
the crown.
6 Lift the outer barrel by pressing the lever and place the lock between
the inner barrel and the outer barrel as close to your scalp as
possible. (Fig. 7)
7 Keep the outer barrel lifted and wind the hair lock round the inner
barrel from root to tip. (Fig. 8)
8 Release the level to lower the outer barrel and leave the appliance in
position for 15 seconds. Heat is now applied through both the inner
and outer barrel. (Fig. 9)
9 Press the lever to lift the outer barrel and release the curl.
1 Make sure the appliance is switched off and unplugged.
2 Let the appliance cool down completely on its stand.
3 Clean the appliance with a damp cloth.
Never wind the mains cord round the appliance.
1 Make sure the appliance is switched off and unplugged.
2 Let the appliance cool down completely on its stand.
3 Clean the appliance with a damp cloth.
Do not throw the appliance away with the normal household waste
at the end of its life, but hand it in at an official collection point for
recycling. By doing this you will help to preserve the environment.
(Fig. 10)
Guarantee & service
If you need information or if you have a problem, please visit the Philips
website at or contact the Philips Customer Care Centre
in your country (you will find its phone number in the worldwide guarantee
leaflet). If there is no Customer Care Centre in your country, turn to your
local Philips dealer or contact the Service Department of Philips Domestic
Appliances and Personal Care BV.
If problems should arise with your curler and you are unable to solve them
by means of the information below, please contact the nearest Philips
service centre or the Philips Customer Care Centre in your country.
The appliance
does not
work at all.
Perhaps there is a power failure
or the socket is not live. Check
if the power supply is working.
If it is, check whether the socket
is live by plugging in another
Check if the mains cord of
the appliance is damaged. If
the mains cord is damaged, it
must be replaced by Philips, a
service centre authorised by
Philips or similarly qualified
persons in order to avoid a
Perhaps you have not switched
the appliance on.
Switch the appliance on by
pressing the on/off button.
Perhaps the appliance switched
off automatically after it had
been on for 1 hour.
Switch the appliance on again
by pressing the on/off button.