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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hollywood Hairdress - "The Boys From Syracuse"

I love the Modern Grecian Style! If you want more, I also found this link of a 1957 Grecian updo. (And for more inspiration, do a search for 50's hairstyles in the image gallery.)

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Source: The Journeyman Barber, October 1940

Friday, June 26, 2009


*Rat Showing Very Plainly

I love the story in this article.
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Source: American Hairdresser, April 1943

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hired Wife

Top caption reads: "Dress and hairdress featured by Virginia Bruce of Universal Pictures in 'Hired Wife.' " (Click on the image to read the rest.)
Source: The Journey Barber, October 1940

Max Factor

I recently heard that Max Factor was going to discontinue selling its product in the United States. Very sad!

Source: Unknown, 1945

Source: Life, 1947

Source: Women's Home Companion, 1942

Source: Harper's Bazaar, March 1947

Here is a good post on Max Factor.


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Comb Your Coiffures From a Pattern

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Source: American Hairdresser, June 1946

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sweet and Lovely

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Source: American Hairdresser, April 1943

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Youthful Sophistication

(Pictures are links to larger versions of the images.)
Source: The Journeyman Barber, September 1940

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Costume Ball

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Source: American Hairdresser, February 1939
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