Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Paris Hair-Dressing, 1920

Paris Hair-Dressing, 1920, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

1920 illustrations. "Paris Does Astonishing Experiments in Hair-Dressing
No two heads should look alike -- no woman should wear the same hair-do for two days in a row.

(Left) The revival of dresses in the Princess of Clèves style naturally caused the return of these hair-dos, where braids are used in an unheard of and spectacular way.

(Middle) This new invention, the electric perm, was such a useful innovation in the field of the toilette that even a woman whose hair is smooth and silky can make a hair-do such as this one, even if it's likely that in time she'll give it up.

(Right) Due to high collars one should expect tall hair-dos, where hair is lifted up, so as to free the neck. But ladies will not renounce as easily to "poufs" over the ears."

Scanned from Bronwen Meredith's "Vogue Body and Beauty Book" 1977.

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