“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.
“She’ll flip with your cool magic.” These ads for Magic Shaving Powder and Magic After Shave Cream by Carson date between 1964-81.
“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.
Here are some vintage Christmas shaving adverts from the 1950-60’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!
These yummy pink Lustre Creme shampoo adverts from 1967-68 feature some very 60’s geometrics.