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Before Brexit: Britain's biggest exports may surprise you

Lovemoney Logo By Charlotte Irwin of Lovemoney | Slide 2 of 18: Electric hair dryers generated an export value of £14.3 million ($18.2m) in 2016. The UK's hair dryer export market saw an increase of nearly 50% from the previous year, with more women doing their hair at home rather than regular salon visits, as well as the recession-proof "lipstick effect" where beauty and care products often buck the trend in times of adversity.

Electric hair dryers - £14.3 million ($18.2m)

Electric hair dryers generated an export value of £14.3 million ($18.2m) in 2016. The UK's hair dryer export market saw an increase of nearly 50% from the previous year, with more women doing their hair at home rather than regular salon visits, as well as the recession-proof "lipstick effect" where beauty and care products often buck the trend in times of adversity.
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