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Unique Vintage Gifts in 24 Hours!

Finding unique last minute gifts for the lover of vintage isn’t easy. You might not trust yourself at picking the right item at the antique store. We are now out of time for shipping in time for gift giving and maybe you don’t have a

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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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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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The History of a Lady’s Handkerchief

The history of the handkerchief and its uses by a lady are vast. I was inspired to write this post by a scan of an article I saw on the website Inherited Values, a great website for reading random articles about antiques and the history

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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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