Friday, November 02, 2007

Show and Tell

Go on over to Kelli's House to find out about Show and Tell Friday and to get a list of participants.

Today I'm going to show you the last of my old hair "stuff" in my beauty shop. There is a bench on this wall where people sit to wait for me. I found this travel beauty kit at an antique store.The graphics are hair net packages. The first three items are early crimping irons.
These packages are hair color. All these irons,except the one with the yellow handle need to be heated on a stove or fire. The one with the yellow handle was my Moms. It has a cord that goes into the handle like an old coffee pot cord.
These are clippers. I can't even imagine trying to cut with these but customers have told me they were used on them!
I made up this shadow box for some of my smaller items. The red box is hairpins.The green bead thing on the left is a bun cover. The funny looking item on the bottom right is to make pincurls. My favorite 2 things are on the top left and middle with the orange band. The first one is a package of "bendies". They are like wire covered with cloth and the package says they will give you a perfect bob. The middle package is basically the same thing from an earlier time. They are made of leather . There are 2 of them next to the package. Our "bendies" are wire covered with foam.
As you can see from all my "stuff", concepts really don't change much They are just made more up to date and comfortable with new materials. I hope you have enjoyed this look into the past. Next time you go to the hairdresser be thankful that things have continued to improve!

17 comments:

Ruth Welter said...

Jean, I loved seeing these...with the irons though..the ones you have to heat on the fire or stove top, wouldn't they have been much harder on hair then modern irons of today?? Just curious about that but if that is all there was at the time, then that was that.

Jean said...

In reply to Ruth's question: Do you remember the scene in Little Women when they were using an iron heated on the fire and an entire curl burned off? That was possible ! You had to test it on a rag to see if it burned it before putting it on the hair. Jean

Mommy said...

Thanks for sharing this! I really enjoyed reading about these things. I love history and old things. What a treat it must be for your customers to come to your salon and look at all these "antiques" :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great collection you have there! I don't think I've seen a collection of those before. Thanks for sharing!

Katherine

Hootin' Anni said...

It's like stepping through the doors of a museum!!! Way cool.

Happy Showing and Telling!

Lady_MSnow said...

Very interesting! :D

RUTH said...

What a fabulous array of hair history. Some of them look like weapons of torture...LOL

Sharon said...

What a cool collection! I love the graphics on the hair dye packets, so pretty! YOu have displayed them so neat!

:0) Sharon

Sondra said...

I just love seeing all your vintage hair items. It is so great to find something that fits so well with what you do and run with it.
Do you buy any from ebay?

Quinne said...

Hi Jean :) This has been so interesting! I am so thankful to have had curlers and such that were not quite so fear-inspiring - lol. Blessings! Q

Mary said...

Jean,

It's been very interesting seeing all of your antique hair things. Thanks so much for sharing this part of your shop.

Lana G! said...

Great collection! Amazing how many you have. Love it.

Love Sows Seeds said...

A wonderful collection. A little bit of history on the wall :-)

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

That's a neat collection of tools of the trade.

kathy b said...

Your customers have something interesting to look at on your walls. Thats fun.

Susie said...

Hi Jean,
I've enjoyed seeing all the unusual hair gadgets you've posted. I didn't get to do show n tell this time. Hopefully I can get my life back to "normal" someday soon!
xo

Crystal said...

Fabulous collection!

Since my mom and my aunt are hairdressers I've never paid for a haircut in my life, and I can count on one hand the number of hairdressers I've had touch my hair (4).

I love your collection! Especially the irons!