History of Beauty


Hooray! Retro Teenager Style!!!

I was spending way too much time on Ebay, as I often do, and I came across these vintage hair clips for teens up for auction. I love that they are shaped like vintage pennants and would be so cute for a pep rally.

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Cute Vintage Inspired Salon Capes

Coming across vintage salon capes isn’t easy. We hairstylists put these capes through a lot of stress and staining. Ones from the 1950s were actually often pink or blue, so they got dirty. And time wasn’t good to them either. The old vinyl plastic ones

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Pondering how we glamorize the past

As a teenager in the 1990s, I questioned some of the hairstyles from the 1960s and thought the look of the 1930s was very glamorous. Do you suppose the teenager of the 1950s questioned the look of the 1920s, but coveted the glamour of the

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Victory Hair Pins and WWII Metal Rationing

Metal Rationing and The Beauty Salon Production for everything your beauty salon used from hood hairdryers to hair pins to lipstick canisters slowed due to metal rationing during WWII. People at home were asked to donate any scrap metal they had and also do their

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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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