Photo Museum of Hair History

I have always been fascinated by antique tools of the barbering and hairdressing trade and have been a collector most of my career. I decided to make a photo Museum of Hair History on my website of all the things I’ve collected or have come across.  This is my latest addition to my Museum. It’s a barber’s neck plate.

barber neck plate

I’ve never seen one before, not even in old movies but they existed. I’m guessing the barber put water in it and used the plate to rinse the razor. If anyone knows any more, post on my facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

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Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

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History Of The Flat Iron

I love hair history and I thought I’d share a little with you on the flat iron

Flat irons today are like curling irons of the 80’s, practically everyone has one!

Back in 1909 Isaac K Shero

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invented the first flat iron made of two irons that were heated and put together around the hair.

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In 1912 a Scottish heiress woman by the name of Lady Jennifer Bell Schofield invented the first hinged flat iron and changed history.

If you like hair history and you haven’t seen my photo Museum of Hair History, check out Museum on my website.

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

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Latest Addition To Judy DeLuca’s Photo Museum of Hair History

bloodletting This was the tool that Barbers used to do bloodletting with.

Barbering is one of the oldest professions going back six thousand years.  A barber, back in the day, performed other things besides cutting hair and shaving.  It was common for a barber to pull a tooth or surgically do a bloodletting.  They were known then, as Barber Surgeons.

To learn more visit my blog post on The Barber and the Barber Pole.

If you are interested in old barber and hairdressing tools visit my Photo Museum of Hair History

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

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A Photo For My Museum of Hair History

This 1930’s hairdryer is my latest flea market find and is now displayed in my photo museum of hair history on my website.

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Helene Curtis has been around since 1927.

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

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Something for the Museum

Every fourth weekend of the month the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, in Nashville, hosts a flea market and sellers come from all over the area bartering for their treasures.  This past weekend’s October flea market is known for being the largest of the year.  This is an event I always look forward to. I never go to the flea market with the intentions of buying anything in particular, but I always manage to pick up a little something, for the right price.

The junk or the rusty gold is my favorite to look at. Everything has a past and a story to be told about it.

In my novel, Towel Dry and a Good Cry, Old Lady Cavendish tells Josie and Sadie a story about each piece of her furniture as they walk through the old lady’s apartment.

Here’s the little something I picked up at the flea market for my photo Museum of Hair History on my website.

Minipoo Dry Shampoo, circa 1947

Davant Men’s Talc, circa 1945

Paris, Tennessee

 

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

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The marcel curling iron

Josie Capelli, the main character of my book, landed herself a job at a swanky hair salon.  She was told by Deolena, her new boss, that she was required to use a marcel curling iron. Josie hadn’t quite mastered the hang of that thing yet and she had to master it in a hurry.

In the early eighties everyone was using a curling iron and women that were used to going to the salon for a weekly roller set were starting to branch out and get a weekly curling iron set. (The beginning of the end of roller sets for anyone who wasn’t ancient)

The marcel curling iron had no temperature dial.  It was unbelievably hot and used with the right setting spray, resulted in a pretty firm curl with no roller marks to tease out.

If you touched any skin with this iron, such as an ear, either your own or a client that’s talking a mile a minute bobbing her head around, even for a micro-second, a blister would appear immediately!

This is a picture of my 80’s marcel iron I had back in the day. (We also used it in the video book trailer)  This particular iron, a Helene Curtis, was considered a state of the art tool at that time.

 

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

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