Interesting Beauty History Tidbits

Did you know, in….

1890  The first Hairdressing Academy opened in Chicago

1901  First face-lift was performed in Berlin and the hairpin was invented

1920  First electric curling iron

1941 Pedicures become a new salon service

1950 Red haircolor becomes popular thanks to Lucille Ball1960 Revival of wearing wigs

1972 First plastic nail tips

1978 Disco and Punk make an impact on hair and fashion

1990 Grunge

1994 The “Rachel” cut1998 The phrase “bad-hair day” is added to Roget’s Thesaurus

2001 Japanese hair straightening arrives in American salons

2009  Barbie turns 50

2010 Sebastian Shaper Hairspray turns 25

2011  Blow Dry Bars open across the country offering affordable and quick blow-outs

If you like looking at antique hair and barber memorabilia I invite you to look at my Museum of Hair History on my website.

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