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The Art of Finger Waving Hair

Posted July 3, 2014 by admin with No Comments in Hairstyles

Finger Waving Techniques of the 1920’s and 1930’s FINGER WAVING is possibly the newest branch of beauty culture, yet in its few years of existence it has reached an importance that few phases of the art enjoy. Very little has been written on the subject, and there is a great demand for instructive literature on finger waving being made throughout the country, not only by those just entering the profession, but also by hairdressers whose training preceded the era of finger waving and who want to add this profitable art to their beauty culture knowledge… Chicago, January 1, 1930 If you could find a copy of this rare book on finger waves it would cost you at least $400. However …

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The Bobbed Hairstyle of the 1920’s

Posted December 6, 2013 by admin with No Comments in Hairstyles

Here is an excerpt from a twenties book on hairstyling:   “The present bobbed hair vogue began during the World War. Practically all the women who drove ambulances had their hair cut for reasons of sanitation and convenience. Gradually other women in French civil life, as well as those engaged in auxiliary military duties, Red Cross Work, etc., adopted this simple, practical, youthful hair style.  Along about the end of the war in 1918, Mrs. Vernon Castle, the graceful ballroom dancer, started the short hair fashion in America which made the “Castle Bob” famous. This style was also termed the “Dutch” or “Page Bob.” Shortly after this, Ina Claire, the lovely and talented comedienne, appeared with a still shorter bob, …

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