Sex. Celebrity. Politics. With Teeth
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Sex. Celebrity. Politics. With Teeth

Bangs, Curls, Swingers & Swirls: 1965 Modern Beauty Shop

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This publication was designed especially to be distributed in beauty salons, to hair stylists — in 1965. Inside, the hair is big, structured and stiff — ah, the good old days.

The Petite Lady-Aire is a "heavenly" hair dryer with a "slim 23-inch waistline." No, really.


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Sure, this is directed at the hairdresser. But the word "patrons" along with the lack of visible clothing makes me think she is a Butterfield-8 style high-class call girl. That said, love the hair, eye lashes, gloves and earrings!


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The "cover coif" is "silken" and "lady-like." Also: Tall. And ear-disguising.


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The illustrations are charming!


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And: Rhyming headlines! My fave.


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"The Swingheart Trend" — some of these bob haircuts are actually coming back, sorta. The upper left one and the lower right one have a current feel.


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The coquette coif, however, is best left in the past.


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"Flirty Silhouettes," also known as "No One Wants To Sit Behind You At The Movies."


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The larger picture is the good girl version; the smaller photo is the bad-girl, switch-blade-hiding 'do.


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Bundt-cake bun? (The model actually looks pissed!)


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Glamour! This style has a touch of Audrey.


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"Swingers Love It!" Should we be disappointed or relieved that this doesn't mean what we think it means?


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Retro sexyface.


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Make your own wig/hymen jokes. We'll wait.


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Interested in recreating some of these? Follow the easy, illustrated steps!