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Grip-Tuth® Hairtainer Hair Combs – A History

The classic Grip-Tuth® Hairtainer combs’ journey began in the 1920s. They rose in popularity significantly during WWII as a replacement for metal bobby pins that were hard to get because of metal rationing. And, thanks to a U.S. company owned by a woman devoted to

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Evening Glamor 1940s Hairstyle Tutorial

My new lovely lady mannequins are finally getting their time in the spotlight, starting with this quick tutorial for a glamorous 1940s hairstyle for an evening event. I’ve named this hairstyle the Leona. It could also be a day look with a 1940s style suit.

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Exotic Eyebrow Makeup Trend of the 1950s

Here is an interesting makeup style from the 1954 book, Top Secrets of Hair Styling by Victor Vito. Vito also wrote another great book called Be Your Own Hair Stylist in 1950. The Mandarin Eyebrow The Mandarin style eyebrow made its way to America in

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Ode to the Vintage Women’s Magazine

I’m in the middle of several new content projects right now and my shelves of vintage women’s magazines, as usual, are here to inspire me. Flipping through and reading these great magazine masterpieces is a tremendous experience! The wealth of material you find is both

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Welcome to the Bobby Pin Blog! I am Lauren Rennells and as a hairstylist, makeup artist, writer, and generally artistic over-achiever, the Bobby Pin Blog is my outlet for thoughts and research about vintage hair and makeup trends and how to recreate them today. Thank you for stopping by!

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