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All Ways ~ Hair Care Adverts [1992-1993]

“Space age results.”
These two ads for All Ways 911 emergency leave in conditioner are from 1992-93.

Care Free Curl ~ Hair Care Adverts [1981-1989]

“Be daring. Be bold.”
These ads for Care Free Curl hair products by Soft Sheen date from 1981-89.

Lustre Creme “Dream Girl” ~ Shampoo Adverts [1948]

“”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.

Apex ~ Hair Care Adverts [1960-1969]

“How to let your hair down. Apex style.”
These ads for Apex hair products date from 1960-69.

Kreml ~ Hair Tonic Adverts [1939-1944]

“Sailor beware of holiday hair!”
These ads for Kreml hair tonic date from 1939 to 1944.

Magic Shaving Powder ~ Adverts [1960’s-1980’s]

“She’ll flip with your cool magic.”
These ads for Magic Shaving Powder and Magic After Shave Cream by Carson date between 1964-81.

Slick Black ~ Adverts [1970’s]

“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.

Shockwaves by Wella ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Send out Shockwaves.”
These hair product ads for Shockwaves by Wella are from 1986.

The Handlebar Club [1940’s]

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!

Duke & Raveen ~ Adverts [1960’s-1970’s]

“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.

TCB ~ Illustrated Hair Product Adverts [1987]

“We make you look good!”
These three illustrated TCB ads are from April, May and June of 1987.

TCB & Billy Dee Williams ~ Adverts [1984]

“Something to believe in… tcb”
In 1984, Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams appeared in a series of adverts for TCB hair products.

Helene Curtis – Gay Top ~ Adverts [1958-1961]

“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 “Style Of The Week” ~ Adverts [1972]

“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.

Vintage Christmas Shaving Adverts [1950s-60’s]

Here are some vintage Christmas shaving adverts from the 1950-60’s.

Toni “Epic-Waves” ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“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!

Lustre Creme “Pink Is For Girls” ~ Shampoo Adverts [1967-1968]

“Made just for girls!”
These yummy pink Lustre Creme shampoo adverts from 1967-68 feature some very 60’s geometrics.