Friday, July 24, 2009

Show and Tell

I should worry that this post is going to date me but since you all know I just turned 60, there is no point worrying about that! I found these 2 Beauty Books of Knowledge at a household sale and couldn't resist them. They are updates for 1965 and 1967, the year I graduated from high school.
They show every thing from razor cuts (Yes, they have been around that long and were the main cuts I did when I first started!) to rollers and pincurls.
I actually took the first state board that included rollers.
This is something I didn't learn, leg waxing. I did do facials, manicures and eyebrows. There was also information about running a beauty shop and even signing a lease.
Small hair pieces or wiglets were very popular back then often used to add curls to the top of your head. Some people with thin hair used more than one.
I'd guess at least half of the yearbook pictures from this era had a version of this do. Every single hair had to be in place and the hair spray business was booming! Fess up, do you remember?
For more Show and Tell posts go over to Kelli's House.

16 comments:

Love Bears All Things said...

Oh yes, I remember. Did you have to set in waves? I like these two hairstyles at the bottom. Guess that is why I still wear my hair that way.
Mama Bear

60 this year, too.

Kelli said...

Wonderful treasures to look at!
~Kelli

PA_Shutterbug said...

What a great find for you!

W. Latane Barton said...

Aren't those books a hoot!! Love the Doris Day hair do. Oh do I remember all of that.... It's been awhile since I turned 60 so my memories go way back.

Dawn said...

Of course....
I had a wiglet...and wore it to the hubs' junior-senior at college...the night we were engaged in 1971.
Handy little thing.
Made for an instant updo with curls!
:)

Hey! I had a fall, too!
Remember those, Jean?
LOL

Cindy said...

How neat is that! I love looking at old things like that.
Cindy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i remember seeing these books when I was a kid.. mom used to have her hair cut based on the photos she saw on the book.. mum used to have her hair in Melody style.. thanks for sharing this.. have a great weekend

Hootin said...

I too turned 60 this year...and I graduated from high school in '67!!! Co-inkydink!!

Loved this post. My show n tell is all about blue glass if you'd like to stop by when you got a minute or two. Happy Friday.

Hootin' Anni said...

oops...I clicked post too soon. My blog addy is
http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I loved reading your post. How much fun that you found this!!!

Leann said...

They remind me of Patty Duke!!

Please stop by The Old Parsonage anytime.

Enjoy
Leann

Briana said...

Oh, boy. I would have been so out of style back then. I have curly hair and don't even try to make it behave.

Susan B said...

What a great book! I love things like that...they're so much fun to read. Thank you for sharing it.

Darla said...

I loved glancing through those books with you!! How cool!!

Jane said...

I like looking at those old hairdos. I used to sleep on those brush rollers all the time. They still work good for a great hairdo just not for sleeping.

Cedar ... said...

breathing all that hair spray had to be bad for us. I also remember sleeping on rollers and pin curls. won't ever do THAT again! haha...