Where would the modern salon be without the invention of hair dryer? The common household hair dryer was first patented in 1911 by Armenian-American inventor Gabriel Kazanjian. Since then, it has become one of the most common household items in any home's bathroom and the savior of stylish individuals everywhere. The handheld hair dryer first came to market in 1915 and dogs seem to have had an extreme fascination with these motorized devices ever since. YouTube user Christopher Vaughan posted a video of his mother taking care of a 10-month-old boxer named "Puppy" for his sister. What happens the second she turns on the hair dryer will you laugh.