Hope you enjoy the hairstyles and beauty tips posted in this blog. I'm cool with you re-posting images or text posted here as long as you put a link back to the blog. Please do not sell images or text posted here. I have spent many hours scanning these articles because I believe these things should be free!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for all the people reading Beauty is a Thing of the Past and especially thankful for all the people who have been leaving comments. I read and appreciate each and every one of them, even if I don't respond.


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Source: Modern Beauty Shop, April 1943

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Popular Hair Styles for Men

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Source: Practice and Science of Standard Barbering, ⓒ 1938-1958

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"One for All" Gold Trophy Coiffure

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Source: Modern Beauty Shop, April 1943

Member of the Beauticult of America

I love this image from Shorpy:

From the description: Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Marcel Beauty Shop, Connecticut Avenue." Member of the "Beauticult of America."

There are some beautiful Marcel displays in the shop window.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

To Try Your Skills

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Source: Dell 1000 Hints - Your Hairdo, January 1958

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lovely to Look At

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Source: How to Find Your Man by Joe Bonomo, 1954

I'm excited to have all 12 manuals. New scans coming soon!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Make the Most of Yourself

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Source: Modern Beauty Shop, April 1943
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