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Throwback

Just because I am feeling extra nerdy and extra bored this evening, I have resorted to collaging….and as a result of doing this, I am now determined to bring back the wrist fanny pack.

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100 years of ‘Hair’story

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1910’s

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gibson girl pompadour, permanents, bob, ornate headpieces, flat brim hats, long hair worn down, handlebar moustache, art nouveau, large hats, wide brims, postiches, hair pieces, art nouveau

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1920’s

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3/4 bob, curling, perming, coloring, finger waves, headbands, feathers, art deco, flapper, cloches, sleek grooming, bobbie pins, erin crop, marcel wave, bohemian, bob with bangs, women as barbers

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1930’s

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pin curls, back part, bleach blonde, waves, permanents, return to feminine, newsboy caps, crowned hats, hollywood glam, bowler hat, sleek, sophisticated, finger waves, water waves, brush curling, fedora

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1940’s

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waves, hollywood starlets, pin curls, victory rolls, faux bangs, snoods, crew cut, reverse rolls, box cut, snoods, rockabilly, perfectly styled, voluminous, complicated styles, rats

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1950’s

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poodle top, bouffant, shampoo sets, perms, glam, pin-up, bettie page bangs, ponytails, housewife, beatnik, sockhop, domestic goddess, elegant, immaculate, glossy, winged coiffette, nape flip up, new look

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1960’s

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beehive, flop, vidal sassoon, asymmetrical, pixie cut, mod, bob, long straight hair, center part, hippie, bouffant, head wrap, afro, mop top, bandanas, sideburns, pageboy, pillbox hat

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1970’s

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feathered, long and straight, center part, afro, punk, disco poufs, glam rock, brady shag, long hair on men, facial hair, simpler, natural, tapered sideburns, mohawks, clothing irons, mullets

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1980’s

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backcombing, teasing, crimping, perms, hair bands, mullet, wave bang, mohawks, spiky, unconventional colour, new wave, scrunchies, hair band, side ponytail, bigger than big, experimentation

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1990’s

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grunge, the rachael, twists, crazy color, caesar cut, high top fade, shag, recycled looks, blossom hat, layers, volume, supermodel influence, frosted tips, goatees, retro, beanies, contrasting lowlights and highlights

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2000’s

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concave bob, faux hawk, blunt bangs, pixie cut, flips, emo shag, side swept bangs, corn rows, chunk highlights, two tone hair, sideburns, long and straight, jet black, dreadlocks, spiky

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2010’s

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ombre, bob, pixie cut, bold colors, side braid, fish tail braid, sexy wave, big blowouts, top knot, wet look, retro, side swept wave, asymmetrical, chignon, slick pony, front wave, square

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Retro Hair Ads

I am a complete nut for ‘old junk’! One of my favourite places in the Lower Mainland is Antique Alley in New Westminster, and I could spend hours just trifling through all of the hidden treasures that they have.  My main thing that I collect over anything else is old magazines, books, publications etc.  I have a fairly extensive pre 1970’s Playboy collection, Teen Beats from the 1950’s, vintage Cosmopolitans and Vogues, a news paper from the day they landed on the moon (allegedly lol) and so much more.  My next goal is to start collecting YM’s from the 80’s and 90’s, as they were my bible when I was a teenager and I absolutely kick myself from not hanging onto any from the 4 years that I had a subscription.

I was flipping through one of the old  Cosmos the other day and was giggling at all of the ridiculous beauty ads.  And by ridiculous, I mean cheesy, unrealistic and it still makes me want to buy the item. So I started researching to see what kind of fun retro hair ads I could find, and these are my favourites.  They possess just the right amount of humour and creepiness to make me want all of the items advertised.

Teen Magazine - 1972

Mademoiselle - April 1970

Comic Book - 1954

Popular Mechanics

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper - June 1881

Listerine Mouthwash - Dandruff Remover 1930

Armand's Hair Restorer - 1898

Vitalis Hair Tonic - 1955

Eugene, Ltd.'s - 1932

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