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“Brushing puts a gleam in your hair.” These ads for Du Pont hair brushes date from 1946-48 and featured lovely ladies brushing their luxurious locks.
“A lovelier brush for lovelier hair!” These ads for Pro-phy-lac-tic “Jewelite” hair brushes date from 1945-49.
“Lovely hair deserves fine care.” These ads for Du Pont combs date from 1946-47. Each ad featured a model with lovely long, combed hair.
“Wantu Wazuri (Beautiful People)” These ads for Afro Sheen hair care products date from 1968-73. Many of the ads used Swahili headlines.
“Unlimited stylage!” These ads for World Of Curls hair care products date from 1982-86.
“Space age results!” These ads for All Ways “911” emergency hair care products are from 1992-93. Because outer space can play havoc with your hair-do.
“Be daring. Be bold.” These ads for Care Free Curl hair products by Soft Sheen date from 1981-89.
“”Once her hair was her despair, now she’s a Lustre-Creme Dream Girl.”” These Lustre Creme shampoo ads from 1948 all had a very similar theme: shiny hair does a husband find.
“How to let your hair down. Apex style.” These ads for Apex hair products date from 1960-69.
“Sailor beware of holiday hair!”These ads for Kreml hair tonic date from 1939 to 1944.
“Colours Grey Hair Black” These small black and white ads for Slick Black by Valmor were used between 1969-80. Personally, I like the half-white/half-black hair look.
“Send out Shockwaves.” These hair product ads for Shockwaves by Wella are from 1986.
Hirsute Englishmen have made a London Saloon the shrine to gentlemen who sport “smashers”. I came across this article from 1947 about The Handlebar Club quite by chance and thought it too good not to share!
“Sisters are different from brothers.”These ads for men’s hair styling product Duke and their women’s range Raveen are from 1964 to 1974.
“We make you look good!” These three illustrated TCB ads are from April, May and June of 1987.
“Something to believe in… tcb” In 1984, Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams appeared in a series of adverts for TCB hair products.
“For the Gay Top you game me Helene Curtis, I love you!” These three adverts for Helene Curtis “Gay Top” are from 1958, 1959 & 1961.
“Duke…It’s bold! It’s natural!”These ads for men’s hair styling product “Duke” ran each week between April and July 1972 in Jet magazine.
“No more poodle-tight perms, monstrous commitments or not-so-funny between-perm droops.” I love this set of adverts for Toni’s “Epic-Waves” try-on perms from 1989, featuring porcelain clown, poodle and Bride of Frankenstein faces, and big 80’s hair!
“Made just for girls!” These yummy pink Lustre Creme shampoo adverts from 1967-68 feature some very 60’s geometrics.