Including shampoo, hair dye, wigs and more!
“Wantu Wazuri (Beautiful People)” These ads for Afro Sheen hair care products date from 1968-73. Many of the ads used Swahili headlines.
“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.
“How to let your hair down. Apex style.” These ads for Apex hair products date from 1960-69.
“Be daring. Be bold.” These ads for Care Free Curl hair products by Soft Sheen date from 1981-89.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Sisters are different from brothers.”These ads for men’s hair styling product Duke and their women’s range Raveen are from 1964 to 1972.
“Women love that Duke look!” These ads for mens hair styling product “Duke” date from 1960 to 1973.
“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.
“You need never know Hearbreak-Age!” These two ads for Inecto-With-Lustrium date from 1940.
“Sailor beware of holiday hair!”These ads for Kreml hair tonic date from 1939 to 1944.
“”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.
“Made just for girls!” These yummy pink Lustre Creme shampoo adverts from 1967-68 feature some very 60’s geometrics.
“Let’s get it together!” These ads for Magnificent hair care products date from 1968-71.
“The amazing new radiant creme shampoo!” These ads for Prell dandruff shampoo date from 1947-49.
“A lovelier brush for lovelier hair!” These ads for Pro-phy-lac-tic “Jewelite” hair brushes date from 1945-49.
“There you go being beautiful again!”These ads for womens hair styling products “Raveen” date from 1960 to 1974.
“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.
“Something to believe in… tcb” In 1984, Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams appeared in a series of adverts for TCB hair products.
“We make you look good!” These three illustrated TCB ads are from April, May and June of 1987.
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!
“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!
“What your hair does for you, depends on what you do for your hair.” These ads for Vidal Sassoon hair care products date from c.1985.
“Send out Shockwaves.” These hair product ads for Shockwaves by Wella are from 1986.