~ Beauty A Duty: The Art of Keeping Young, Susanna Cocroft, 1915

~ Beauty A Duty: The Art of Keeping Young, Susanna Cocroft, 1915

~ The Hayti Herald (Hayti, Mo), January 7, 1909via State Historical Society of Missouri

~ The Hayti Herald (Hayti, Mo), January 7, 1909
via State Historical Society of Missouri

~ Old Spice Short Cut Hair Groom, 1962via Flickr"Makes your haircut fit your head!"

~ Old Spice Short Cut Hair Groom, 1962
via Flickr

"Makes your haircut fit your head!"

~ Harper’s Weekly, January 1865 via University of Michigan Library

~ Harper’s Weekly, January 1865 
via University of Michigan Library

~ Eugene Permanent Waves, 1931via Grace’s Guide"To Lack Beautifully Wavy Hair is a Mistake… ….and it is a mistake that no woman can afford."

~ Eugene Permanent Waves, 1931
via Grace’s Guide

"To Lack Beautifully Wavy Hair is a Mistake… ….and it is a mistake that no woman can afford."

~ Lorraine Hair Nets,  Woolworth stores, 1932via Flickr

~ Lorraine Hair Nets, Woolworth stores, 1932
via Flickr

~ Hygiene for the Worker, by William H. Tolman, Ph.D. and Adelaide Wood Guthrie, 1912

~ Hygiene for the Worker, by William H. Tolman, Ph.D. and Adelaide Wood Guthrie, 1912

~ The Colored American, November 12, 1904via Library of Congress"The greatest preparation for Straightening the Hair, producing new and healthy growth, by which hair will become straight, losing the kinky appearance."

~ The Colored American, November 12, 1904
via Library of Congress

"The greatest preparation for Straightening the Hair, producing new and healthy growth, by which hair will become straight, losing the kinky appearance."

reblogged from abject-reptile:~  How Good Is Your Taste?, Sanford E. Gerard, 1946(click to enlarge)"If you picked "A" or "Z", you are entitled to win because 72 per cent use a side part. "A" is much  more favored than "Z". Since most men are right-handed, a right side part would seem logical. But if you check your friends, you will probably find that 60 per cent of all men part their hair on their left. Can you imagine why? Their mothers were mostly right-handed! Catch on? The part was established when Mama faced her little boy and dropped the comb on his left, her right. Left-handed parters had left-handed mothers. Or a strong sense of logic and an adventurous nature! No parts are favored by the very young and a few others totaling 20 per cent. Right-handed men number about 17 per cent and center-parters (mostly over 50) constitute a meager 3 per cent of the total. “Y” is the worst style here. The sides of the head are skinned, motorman style.”

reblogged from abject-reptile:

~ How Good Is Your Taste?, Sanford E. Gerard, 1946
(click to enlarge)

"If you picked "A" or "Z", you are entitled to win because 72 per cent use a side part. "A" is much more favored than "Z". Since most men are right-handed, a right side part would seem logical. But if you check your friends, you will probably find that 60 per cent of all men part their hair on their left. Can you imagine why? Their mothers were mostly right-handed! Catch on? The part was established when Mama faced her little boy and dropped the comb on his left, her right. Left-handed parters had left-handed mothers. Or a strong sense of logic and an adventurous nature! No parts are favored by the very young and a few others totaling 20 per cent. Right-handed men number about 17 per cent and center-parters (mostly over 50) constitute a meager 3 per cent of the total. “Y” is the worst style here. The sides of the head are skinned, motorman style.”

~ The Cornhill Magazine, January 1922"Don’t trifle with new and untried remedies, but use the preparation which has stood the Test of Time - 120 Years. Use it for your own and your children’s hair and you will find it nourishes, enriches, and restores it more effectually than any other preparation."Interesting note: have you ever wondered why old pictures show the chairs and sofas covered in doilies? No? OK, it’s just  me….anyway the reason is that Macassar Oil and similar hair “treatments” were greasy and would stain the furniture. It was easier to wash a doily covered in hair oil then it was to get the stain out of the back of the chair, so ladies began covering everything with doilies. Now you know. Don’t you feel better? I know I do.

~ The Cornhill Magazine, January 1922

"Don’t trifle with new and untried remedies, but use the preparation which has stood the Test of Time - 120 Years. Use it for your own and your children’s hair and you will find it nourishes, enriches, and restores it more effectually than any other preparation."

Interesting note: have you ever wondered why old pictures show the chairs and sofas covered in doilies? No? OK, it’s just me….anyway the reason is that Macassar Oil and similar hair “treatments” were greasy and would stain the furniture. It was easier to wash a doily covered in hair oil then it was to get the stain out of the back of the chair, so ladies began covering everything with doilies. Now you know. Don’t you feel better? I know I do.

~ The Farmer, Dakota Edition, September 3, 1960via Kitschy Kitschy Koo

~ The Farmer, Dakota Edition, September 3, 1960
via Kitschy Kitschy Koo

~ Perry, Dame & Co., Fall/Winter 1919-1920via internet archive(click to enlarge)

~ Perry, Dame & Co., Fall/Winter 1919-1920
via internet archive
(click to enlarge)

~ Anzora advertisement, February 1925via Grace’s Guide(click to enlarge)"Anzora Masters the Hair"

~ Anzora advertisement, February 1925
via Grace’s Guide
(click to enlarge)

"Anzora Masters the Hair"

~ Photoplay magazine, September 1926(click to enlarge)

~ Photoplay magazine, September 1926
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