Category: Hair History

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#TBT: The Hawaii Themed Salon ~ 1956!

#HAIRHISTORY: THE HAWAIIAN THEMED SALON…WITH BEER “SHAMPOO”? That day in 1956 when Leonard Poutney gutter his hair salon to reinvent as is Hawaii! What about that day in 1956 when whacky hairdresser Leonard Pountney reopened his salon after another successful remodeling into a Hawaii themed beauty parlor? One of our favorite and unorthodox hair legends…

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#TBT: Salon Marketing of the 1960’s

#TBT: SALON MARKETING OF THE 1960’s…DO THE TWIST! In 1960, a young Chubby Checker was in studio to record his cover of the Hank Ballard and The Midnighters’ 1950 single, “Teardrops on Your Letter”. His song, “The Twist” exploded to the top of the charts and ignited a dance craze that was the first to…

Hair History
THE 60’S WENT A LITTLE HAIR CRAZY

Check out the 1965 “Hat Wig” Thankfully the era of synthetic hair extensions, pieces and wigs was short lived. But at the height of their popularity in the 1960’s, you could order your very own “Hat Wig” made of synthetic hair for just $4.97 from the Montgomery Ward catalogue. Available in 4 colors! Groovy!

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A Haircut in A War Zone 1945

Few people realize that many of the early legends of hairdressing earned their craft not in school, but as a barber in the battlefield. As part of daily life…many soldiers would take opportunities for grooming whenever they could. In this stunning photograph from Sunday, June 10th, 1945…Private First Class Troy Dixon, Leadhill, Arkansas, uses a Japanese […]

Celebrity Style
Beauty Icon: Veronica Lake

To this day she is still the most stunning & iconic femme fatale…side swept, tumbling waves of hair. One eye always covered, creating a hint of allure and mystery…she was Veronica Lake, Paramount’s #1 female star through the 1940’s. Born Constance Frances Marie Ockelman in Brooklyn, New York, even as a young girl her mother […]

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The $500 Million Dollar Hairdo!?

The most priceless hairstyle ever created: valued at $500 MILLION! In 1970, world renowned diamantaire Laurence Graff OBE created Hair & Jewel – an ornate coiffure comprising one million dollars of diamonds and precious gems. The hairstyle made headline the world over. Flash forward 40 years later. To mark the success of Graff Diamonds globally […]