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The Preen Room: 1948

The Preen Room: 1948

March 30, 1948. "Helena Rubinstein, salon at 655 Fifth Avenue, New York. Hair styling room." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.


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Chamber of Horrors

Sitting under one of those hood driers for an hour or two was no treat; they are still around some places, too. But the thing that sends shivers down my spine is that Permanent machine by the back wall; and I thought the plastic curlers with solution dripping in my eyes was bad!!

Smoked hair

Isn't that nice that there are ash trays provided, for those who want to get their clean hair, and that of others, to stink of smoke, without delay!

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