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All About Hair is the topic of this issue.
What fun to find so many articles that have to do with hair!
I want to give a special
thank you to Georgean
Kruger, senior writer, for
helping so much with all
the articles. She is a very
dedicated supporter of this
magazine, and I appreciate
all she does. All hats off to
I believe that hair is a very
important part of our lives.
It is one of the biggest parts
of our identity. As we age
we deal with whether or not to allow our natural beautiful
grey stay, or change the color with chemical dyes. I do
agree that staying natural is the most graceful way of
aging, however; some of us think we look older and
choose to go with the dyes. Both are equally acceptable –
we are who we want to be.
Memories are very vivid of our high school years, the
trends, and how we participated. I was a user of the hose
and bonnet hair dryers and I even remember sleeping in
rollers! I cannot understand now how we slept with those
hard rollers in our hair. The things we used to do then
seem so hard to believe now.
About the Cover:
First Prize winner at the Hairdressing Fashion Show London,
1935, using an Icall permanent-waving machine. The hair is
shorter even than in the 1920s and curls/waves are restricted to
the back and sides, revealing the ears and neck. The colors were
achieved by adding pigments to the setting lotion.
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The Heated History of the
If you ever wondered why you feel a special bond with your
hair-dresser that makes you feel like you’re confessing all of
your sins or why going to the beauty salon seems like a magical
getaway, you wouldn’t be surprised to know that it has always
been this way.
Before the salon there was the barbershop and before the
hairdresser we know today, they were surgeons, dentists,
therapists, and priests. The18th century was all about the
wigs. By the end of the 19th century wigs were out and the
barbershop was starting to be reorganized. The hair world went
from barbershops to beauty parlors to get women out of the
homes and into the chair.
came out fuzzy. Perms were very expensive. You did not go
to a beauty shop more than once a month.
In 1928, Marjorie Stewart Joyner, a female African American
hairdresser, was the first patent-holder in the US for a more
compact permanent wave machine that waved women’s hair
for a longer period. The machine used electrical current to heat
hair which was clamped in one-inch sections. The machine also
worked to straighten very curly hair.
Next came the first permanent
wave rollers. They consisted of
two parts; the first was used to
wind the hair and the second were
aluminum tubes which were heated
by electricity through wires that the
the rollers were inserted into.
Around 1870, Marcel Grateau invented crimping irons that
could heat and curl hair. Marcel Waving was the first step toward
permanent waving, but was still very primitive around the turn
of the 20th century. The curling irons were heated over a lamp
chimney or a stove burner. The wet hair was put between the
two irons and wound around the outside to produce a twodimensional Marcel Wave. The risk of burning the scalp and skin
was great and the process took an inordinate amount of time.
The beauty parlor was an exciting time for women at the turn
of the 20th Century. Karl Nessler developed a cumbersome
machine that was capable of permanently curling hair using an
Alkali chemical mixture much like our present day method, that
also used gas to heat the hair. Since these machines were located
in beauty parlors rather than the home, they made women’s hair
care into a social event rather than a private ritual. The machine
was a torturous looking device with separate wires leading to
each chemical-wrapped curl attached to heated brass rollers. To
avoid burns, the support for this machine was first suspended
from the ceiling like chandeliers, using counter balancing
weights. These machines were only useful for long hair wrapped
around 12 – 2 pound rollers heated to 212 degrees. As waving
became more popular, there were up to 22 heaters on a machine.
By the late 1920s new stores, called beauty shops began to open
across the US.
The wave machine was soon adapted to be portable. A vertical
metal pipe held a circular fixture with the heated rollers
suspended by wires that enabled the machine to be moved
around the shop between customers.
Many operators had the reputation of ruining your hair or
burning it off. Sometimes you risked getting your scalp burned
in the process, due to excessive heat. If you felt you might be
getting burned, you would signal the operator, who, with a
bellows would blow on the hot spot. Many a permanent wave
It can be imagined that at a time
when electrical installations were
not to today’s standards and at one
time were not even grounded, the
application of electrical windings
to wet hair resulted in enough
accidents to worry women.
Icall developed what was called
the “wireless” system in 1934 in
which the electric lead to the heater was replaced by a cord. The
machine looked similar to the earlier model, but the heater was
heated by plugging into a socket instead of direct connection to
electricity near the head.
By the mid-30s, the beauty shop business was still in a primitive
state. The shops had high ceilings covered with white sculptured
tin tiles. A sink with tilted drain board, a chair and a couple
of hair dryers along the wall, the permanent wave machine sat
in a corner. The instrument of torture was still tall, floor-lamp
shaped machine on wheels with electric cables hanging from a
pole. Women still feared being electrocuted when the machine
was switched on, but all that happened was a sizzling noise and a
concentrated gust of the permanent wave solution that blew into
the face causing an immediate headache and a feeling of nausea.
Perms were the most modern at the time, and women wanted to
try the new style.
Written by Georgean Kruger
Fun Things to do in Oklahoma
You Are Invited To
Share The Fun!
Save the Date for These 2016 Red Hat Society Events
HS will be sharing the fun of
The Red Hat Society in 2016!
Hatquarters has planned some
amazing events to help Hatters and
(those interested in Hatting) have a truly
amazing year. So grab your calendars
and highlight these very important
dates! You’ll find links and specifics at
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the Events Tab and selecting SAVE
As an only child, The Red Hat
Society has given me sisters.
Sisters to laugh with, sisters who
care, sisters to frolic with and
sisters to get into a little trouble
with...all legal, of course!
- RHS Queen, Barbara Witzell
(aka Queen RazZ)
owever you choose to play in 2016,
we hope you will share your photos
and stories with us. We are just a few
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and the Queens and Members Board. We
hope you will Like and Follow us on social
media, tag us in your posts and use the official
2016 hashtag: #SharetheFunofRHS in all of
your posts. Not on social media? Email your
stories to us at [email protected]
Virtual Roaring 20s Party
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The History of Hair Art
A token of remembrance and love
There is no exact date that can be pinpointed as to when and
where hair art began, but it is known to have flourished in the
Victorian times and can be traced back to the 12th century.
Many pieces were for memorial purposes; however this art form
was also used as a keepsake of a loved one before cameras were
invented. Hair was a token of love in these times as well as a
remembrance of someone who passed away. The tradition of
giving a lock of hair goes back hundreds, and even thousands
of years and can be traced from different cultures as well as
different time periods. Reliquaries are an example of this, and
contain crushed bone fragments, hair, or the blood of a person.
Items made from human hair include: wreaths, watch fobs,
bracelets, necklaces, earrings, chains, brooches, hat pins,
postcards, cuff links, rings, bookmarks, buttons, pictures, and
more. There are neckpieces called sepia, which is a scene painted
with pulverized hair. When hair is pulverized into powder it can
be mixed with paint and used as a medium for painting scenes.
The hair wreaths (usually in hand carved or leather frames), are
considered pieces of art. Families build their hair wreaths
in a horseshoe shape so that more could be added as the
Hair Art is a lost art, but should always be remembered
as one of the earliest forms of remembrance and
treasured items created by extremely talented
The celebration of May Day (May 1st) is, for
many people, their favorite time of year. It is
the time to welcome spring, and celebrate new
beginnings. The tradition of May Day Baskets
is a fun way to let your friends and loved ones
know they are thought of. Once the special
basket is crafted, it is left on a friend’s front
door knob. The door bell is rung, and you
run and hide so they won’t know who has left
the greeting. It’s the “random act of kindness”
holiday! (Older ladies do not need to run and
hide – they can just stand at the door and wish
their friend happy May Day face-to-face.)
Composed by Miss Kitty
Baskets can be taken to nursing homes, friends
that are homebound, family, and your special
Composed by Miss Kitty
Helping Soldiers Transition
During the last nine years Ramona has been a Wednesday
volunteer at the soldier reception area in the Will Rogers World
Airport in Oklahoma City. This space, provided by the airport,
was due to the combined efforts of Earlywine YMCA, US
Army Fort Sill, and Tinker Air Force Base. New recruits come from around the United States and the
Pacific Islands for basic training. During January 2016 the
welcome center saw 3,992 soldiers pass through their doors.
Their flights arrive at all hours and the buses from the post pick
them up between 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm. I had the privilege to visit the center and see the many supplies
provided by the YMCA, meet five or six other volunteers
and walk around the computer area, dining area, and rest
area. There are flat screen televisions for movies, games, and
regular television watching. This is good work and a great way
to support the troops.
annual book sale, seven hundred thousand books were sold for
a total of $232,000 for the library system.
Ramona is also a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoys
traveling. Two years ago she was in London for the New Years
Eve’s celebration with Red Hat Society sisters from around the
Written by Wynelle Record,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ramona is a thirty two year volunteer with our Oklahoma City
Metropolitan Library System. Last year in February, at the
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She was born in Hydro, OK eighty two years ago. A little over
thirteen years ago, her youngest granddaughter, at the time,
came to live with her to attend auto mechanic school during
her high school years. When the granddaughter graduated she
enlisted in the Air Force; so Ramona became a blue star mother
and decided she needed to serve also.
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In Oklahoma City we have many volunteers and I want to tell
you about one special lady. Her name is Ramona Duff.
The volunteers have snacks, drinks, games, computers, and
cell phones available to call home. If the soldiers are present
at lunch time, Domino’s Pizzas are served. Breakfast burritos
from the airport are ordered for those arriving early in the
morning. Ramona and her fellow volunteers say “while in the
center, these soldiers are their children.” Colorado
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The AmazingStory of
“Outside, in the world, people struck each other,
yelled, honked horns,” she says. “Inside, in the theater,
they conversed by singing and dancing. I knew that
was where I belonged.”
Marta amazed her dance teachers with her talent at a very young
age. She also studied piano and art on a scholarship at the age of
nine, developing as an artist and pianist.
As a young woman, she danced at Radio City Music Hall, and
on Broadway. She appeared in “Showboat”, “A Tree Grows in
Brooklyn”, and “A Wonderful Town”. But Marta wanted to
dance her own dances, design her own costumes, and create her
own show. Which is exactly what she did, and she took her solo
show on the road.
Married in 1962, Marta and her husband found themselves in
California, in the spring of 1967, after months of touring. They
decided to spend a week’s vacation camping in Death Valley,
behind the visitor’s center. One morning they awoke to a flat
tire on their trailer. A park ranger directed them to Death Valley
Junction to have the tire repaired.
While her husband attended to the tire, Marta began to explore
the old adobe buildings. Walking down the long colonnade of
what was known as the Amargosa Hotel, she was hypnotically
drawn to the end and around the corner where she discovered
the largest building in the row. It was a theater! She could not
believe her eyes.
At the back of the building, she found a hole in a door, where
she could see inside. There she saw a small stage with faded
calico curtains hanging from a track. Debris was strewn all over
the warped floor boards, and several rows of wooden benches
faced the stage. It was obvious the theater had been abandoned
for quite some time. It seemed to be the only unused building in
Death Valley Junction. “Peering through the tiny hole, I had the
distinct feeling that I was looking at the other half of myself. The
building seemed to be saying.....Take me.....do something with
me...I offer you life”
The next day Marta and her husband located the town manager
and agreed to rent the theater for $45.00 a month, and to
assume responsibility for repairs. Originally called Corkhill
Hall, she renamed the theater the Amargosa Opera House.
Marta gave her first performance in
the theater on February 10th, 1968.
On that rainy night, she danced
for an audience of twelve adults,
children and grandchildren. From that day on the doors of the
Amargosa Opera House opened without fail at 7:45 pm and the
curtain parted promptly at 8:15 pm every Friday, Saturday, and
Monday night for many years.
The audiences consisted of locals and curious tourists, and
sometimes no one came at all. Working in the Opera House
cleaning up after a rainstorm, Marta had a flash of inspiration.
She would paint an entire audience on the walls of the theater. It
took four years to complete the murals on the walls. Then Marta
started work on the ceiling, which took another two years and
was completed in 1974.
In January of 1983, Marta’s husband left for other interests, but
as fate would have it, at the same time another important person
entered her life. Mr. Thomas J.”Wilget” Willett stepped in as
stage manager and M.C. and has been with her until his death
in 2005. A natural comedian, he acted as a performing stage
manager, playing parts, co-starring
with Marta, and adding humor to the
classical ambience of the performances.
“I am grateful to have found the place where I can fulfill my
dreams and share them with the passing scene...for as long as I
can.” Marta officially retired in 2012, after her final show, “The
Sitting Down Show.” She continues to live in Death Valley
Junction (population 5) and will celebrate her 92nd birthday
August, 9th, 2016.
Presently, in the theatre, you will be entertained by ballerina
Jenna McClintock, who is portraying Marta in her
performances. Occasionally you just might see Marta,
herself, on stage!
The theatre performances run from late October thru May. The
hotel has 33 rooms and is open year round along with free tours
of the Opera House. For information call 760 852-4441
Composed by Miss Kitty
The Heated History
of the Hair Dryer
The Beauty shop was not complete
without a hair dryer.
During the 1930s such refinements as variable temperature
settings and multiple speeds entered the market. Big and bulky
by today’s standards, these dryers were nevertheless a quantum
jump ahead of the primitive electric models of a few years earlier.
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The vacuum cleaner was the initial inspiration for the creation
of the hairdryer. The first hair dryer invented in 1890 resembled
a sort of vacuum cleaner type contraption combining a seat
with a hood connected to a gas stove. A
customer would sit underneath the hood
while a hand crank blew hot air from the
stove over her hair.
After World War II the pressure on women to look good and
find a man was on and the beauty shop was a pillar of every
community. Beauty shops were now becoming social hubs for
women to escape the realities of
their day by getting pampered. A
shampoo and set with bobby pins
to hold the pin curls cost around
$2.00. With a head full of wet
pin curls, one was obliged to sit
under a large heavy metal standalone contraption into which one
put one’s head. They stood on a
barely movable four-legged stand.
They were as uncomfortable to
sit under as ridiculous one looked
sitting under them.
An ancient psalm says, “God sticks his head out of heaven. He looks around. He’s looking for. . .
just one God-ready woman” (Psalm 14:2 MSG). Are you a God-ready woman? Many women in the
Beautiful Hat Society feel God-ready. I happen to know many of them. In another issue of Yellow
Roses this year you read about several of our chapters across the nation, some in Ohio, some in
Maryland, and some in South Carolina—all godly women wishing to show God’s love as they serve
others through mentoring the next generation.
The 50s introduced the original chair mounted hairdryers.
Remember, there were no home blow dryers in the 50s, and a
guy would not be caught dead in the beauty shop in those days,
unless it was the towel guy or products supplier.
The bonnet hair dryer was introduced in 1951. It was not until
the mid-60s that it became a popular item in the home. This
new type of dryer was a lightweight dryer connected by a tube
to a bonnet which was worn on the head blowing warm air over
In most shops hair drying was done first by hand. The arm
dryer came into existence in the 1920s. It was portable and was
moved around over the head with the operator rubbing the
scalp to hasten the drying.
The first hood dryer that looked like a helmet and the hand-held
dryer appeared in 1920. The hand-held dryer was big, bulky,
and heavy, weighing around 2lbs. They were dangerous because
of the risk of electrocution and frequently overheated using 100
watts, so it took a long time to dry hair.
By the late 1970s the focus was improving the safety of
hand-held dryers. Early hair dryers were dangerous. If they
accidentally came in contact with water they could cause an
electrical shock. Combining the casual freedom of the 60s with
the signature hairstyles of the 70s was easy with the blow dryer.
By Edna Ellison, President, Beautiful Hat Society (BHS)
Here’s the good news: you can come to our next
national convention and learn more about these
godly women. Mark your calendars now.
At the convention you will find Christian drama,
inspired speaking and sharing, heavenly music,
and fellowship with sincere, active women who
are God ready! Come join us as we celebrate
and tell about the many hats we wear in life.
You will find friends, fun, and fellowships with
“The Lord has done great things for us, and
we are filled with joy” (Psalm 126:3).
November 11-13, 2016
Sponsored by the Beautiful Hat Society of
Maryland, women of various backgrounds,
education, and experience, whose purpose is to
mentor pre-teen and teen girls and to provide
or contact Dr. Edna Ellison,
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Hair dryers have come a long way since the invention of the first
dryer. Many of today’s models are sleek, stylish and capable of
producing up to 2,000 watts of power. Users can dry their hair
faster than ever before.
Remember, we are Christian women of all
ages whose Hearts and Lives Connect with
Composed by Georgean Kruger
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Hair Is the Richest Ornament of Women
During the first decade of the 20th Century, hairstyles were
pretty similar to those of the late 19th Century, the “Marcel
Wave” and the “Gibson
The early 1900s hair biz
brought about bobby
pins, the beginnings of the
first handheld hair dryer,
the perm and the birth of
L’Oreal hair color.
Following World War I,
the modern day beauty
shop hit just in time for the
roaring twenties. Ladies
were saying goodbye to their
long Victorian locks and
welcoming much shorter hairdos
such as the sleek bob to finger waves
and tight ringlets. The bob haircut
was not accepted by many beauty
shops, so barbers became the go-to.
Elaborate headpieces added a feminine
touch. It was part of an overall look
known as “The Flapper”.
ponytail. Bangs were worn quite short, generally no longer than
the middle of the forehead. The late ’50s saw hair piled on top
of the head, the bouffant style
pageboy a forerunner of the
18th Century France & England
The wavy hairstyles of the 1930s were
still the trend with a longer and softer
look with parts sweeping to the side or
down the middle.
The home perm went by
the way of the 50s crinoline
petticoats as the 1960s
brought bouffant beehive
hairdos. The main element
of a beehive was volume and
height that required lots of
a comb and running it back
and forward down the hair
to create a knotted effect was
lightly combed over to smooth
down the effect. The longer the hair,
the higher the beehive. Larger wire
mesh rollers were now on the market to
help create the lift needed. To keep the
hairdo set rock solid, it was shellacked
with hairspray. At bedtime the hair was
wrapped in toilet paper to keep it in
place. Pink hair set tape was good for
plastering down bangs. Women might
not touch their hairdo until it needed
washing out completely or their next
beauty shop appointment.
The beauty shops had a good twenty
year run. Women of the 60s did not
have time to get involved with the
intricate hairstyles of the 50s. As the 60s
progressed with more women entering
the work force, straight hair became
more popular than curly hair, so the
hair-sets and perms waned. The long
hippie hair often worn with a headband
1920 Ringlets & Finger Wave
Following the hardship of World War II,
around the forehead, the short mod
the fifties was a time of relative prosperity. The 50s hair was soft Twiggy and shag gained popularity.
waves and curls, even if it was achieved by perms. No one wore
At the end of decade the beauty shop was now known as
straight hair. Teenagers wore poodle cuts, pageboys sometimes
‘beauty salon’. Men started to frequent the same location
worn with a scarf around the top of the head and under the hair
hair care, unlike the days where men were at the
by the neck and tied. A small chiffon scarf was often added to a
barbershop and women at the beauty
The 1970 styles were outlandish and stylists were
the hottest thing on the market. The feathered
flip like the Farrah hairstyle had a large look with
lots of bounce. The natural style of the Afro was
also popular during the decade of the 70s. Those
huge bulky shop-like hair dryers were becoming
a thing of the past replaced by the more compact
hair dryers and handheld dryers. It seemed like
there was a new invention every week on the
market, plastic rollers, foam rollers, Velcro rollers
with a variety of clips.
By the 1980s perms were back, curly hair was
seriously “in” again for men and women. For a
man that was something that did not happen
earlier. Guys got perms for the first time and it
was absolutely hilarious at the time. The Rachel
cut, long tight crimped waves, teased, whale spout
and side high ponytails were hits of the decade.
The 90s showcased the first of many high priced
haircuts and styles. The pixie, layered look,
feathered bangs and box braids were popular.
The present day hairstyles are personal preference
many updated from the 80s and 90s. Messy,
waves and curls are seen as attractive as well as
straight and refined styles.
Written by: Georgean Kruger
World War II influenced how working
women wore their hair in the 40s.
Many wore a red bandana to cover the
hair on the job. Throughout the decade
the hairstyle trend was generally just
below shoulder length or shorter. The
hairdos were all about rolls, waves, updos and peek-a-boo bangs.
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Our “Tea Terrific Ladies” was formed by Sue Aten and me after
going to tea whenever we could. Then our friends wanted
to join us and we decided we needed to give ourselves a name
and the “Tea Terrific Ladies” seemed perfect. We are open to
anyone that enjoys going to tea; and being with friends to enjoy
the scones, savories and desserts; most especially the desserts. When we were new we tried to go a tea room that used china
cups and cloth napkins. But over the years, the tea rooms have
become less and less. We are still requesting china cups and
cloth napkins, and settle for as close as we can get; even when
we have to have tea bags and a pot of hot water.
Our group changes as someone wishes to join and someone
decides to no longer come. We purge our roster from time to
time. At present we have about 25-30 on our roster and have an
average of 15 that attend regularly. We are in Hampton Roads
but members come from surrounding cities as far away as 50
plus miles. Our group is very committed.
Our “Tea Terrific Ladies” tea group has enjoyed many good
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St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
The story of New York’s great cathedral mirrors the story of the
city itself. Created to affirm the ascendance of religious freedom
and tolerance, St. Patrick’s Cathedral was built in the democratic
spirit, paid for not only by the contributions of thousands
of poor immigrants but also by 103 prominent citizens who
pledged $1,000 each. St. Patrick’s Cathedral proves the maxim
that no generation builds a cathedral. It is rather, a kind of
ongoing conversation linking generations past, present, and
future. The cornerstone of St. Patrick’s Cathedral was laid in 1858 and
her doors swept open in 1879. It was over 150 years ago when
Archbishop John Hughes announced his inspired ambition to
build the “new” St. Patrick’s Cathedral. left to right: Eva Maddox and Georgean Kruger - Minnesota
Nancy Noe and her
sock monkey Duchess
Dorothy - Ohio
left to right: Sylvia Chambers and Nancy
Mansfield - Virginia
left–right Terry Harris - Nancy Smith- Queen Mary Stopa - Betty
Watkins - Mary Lawson - Leslie Zuckerman-Lindalu Pranke-Rose
Aceto-Gail Neil - Nevada
Famous people who
had their funerals
at the cathedral
but are interred
New York Yankee
greats Babe Ruth
and Billy Martin,
coach Vince Lombardi, singer Celia Cruz, US Senator from
New York and Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy and
long-time New York Giants owner Wellington Mara. Special
memorial Masses were held at St. Patrick’s following the deaths
of Andy Warhol and Joe DiMaggio.
The cathedral was the setting for a large portion of the 1990
film, The Godfather Part 3,Spider-Man, when Spider-Man saves
Mary Jane Watson and leaves her on a roof-garden near the
cathedral. The underground ruins were the setting for the climax
of Beneath the Planet of the Apes where Taylor destroyed the
Earth with the Alpha-Omega bomb.
The cathedral features prominently in Nelson DeMille’s 1981
novel Cathedral and James Patterson’s 2007 novel Step on a
Crack. The cathedral was used as the venue for the wedding of
Wilhelmina Slater to Bradford Meade in hit ABC prime-time
show, Ugly Betty.
left to right standing: Trish Bryant, Donna Hall,
Dana Quigley, Ann Watts, Claudine Govier,
Loretta Brawley, Diane LMahieu,. Sitting Left to
Right: Carolyn LeGrand, Jeanie Siess, Micki Joye,
Ginger VanBrunt. On the Floor – Janice Roberts
(Queen) - Neveda
If you visit New York City, this is a must to see!
left to right: Camille Overton, Nancy Mansfield,
Joni St Martin, Sam and Jeanelle Johnson and
Lorraine Martin – Virginia
Composed by Miss Kitty
left to right: Nancy Mansfield, Lorraine Martin,
and Lou Miller - Virginia
Do-It Yourself perm kits existed as far back as the 1920s. The
rollers were heated over a stove and used a waving lotion similar
to ones used in today’s salons.
The masculine hair-styles of the 20s faded out in lieu of cheaper,
more feminine beauty alternatives in the 30s. The beauty
business was still booming.
The cold wave developed in 1938 laid the foundation for the
modern permanent waving method. It used no machines and
no heat. To make one curl a lotion containing ammonium
thioglycolate was applied to the hair. The first piece was a felt
and rubber piece with a slit in the middle that you pull the
section of hair through down to your roots. Next a metal
and rubber spacer was clipped onto the hair at the roots.
The hair was rolled in the paper wrapper onto the metal curler.
The whole thing was clamped. Of course this was very heavy
on the curl.
It’s the 40s and women were now going to a beauty shop once a
week to have their hair set and a perm every three months.
The first popular home
permanent kit was the TONI
brand. The Toni Company
used a set of identical twin
sister to advertise their
products. The classic question
was, “Which twin has the
Toni Home Perm opened
the door for women who
wanted a permanent wave
without going to the beauty shop. This made the process
cheaper and took less time. The costs of the perms were $15 for
the professional wave and $2 for a Toni Kit, which included the
waving lotion and plastic curlers.
burned scalp from the strong solution chemicals in
those days. A Toni home perm process took 6 to 8 hours
at room temperature.
Toni was an immediate success and its popularity was
overwhelming. The other popular brand was LILT.
By the end of the 50s, hairstyles were starting to get bigger and
the formality of having a hat, gloves and bag was trailing off.
The 60s brought beehive hairdos shellacked with hair spray and
tresses teased high, which called for a professional’s touch.
The word “beauty salon” officially over took the word beauty
shop during the 60s.
Written by Georgean Kruger
Every community in rural America had at least one housewife in
the neighborhood who was the “home-perm beautician.”
The solution was applied to a strand of hair and placed between
a small paper perm wrapper; then paper and hair was rolled
tightly to the scalp on little rods. Full-strength industrial-grade
ammonia was the waver du jour. The perm solution smell was
so strong your eyes would burn. One would sometimes endure a
A Disney Story Tale That
We All Remember
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair, so that I may climb the
Upon hearing these words, Rapunzel would wrap her long,
fair hair around a hook beside the window, dropping it down
to Dame Gothel, who would then climb up it to Rapunzel’s
for the Longest Dreadlocks
One day, a prince rides through the forest and hears Rapunzel
singing from the tower. Entranced by her ethereal voice, he
searches for her and discovers the tower, but is naturally unable
to enter it. He returns often, listening to her beautiful singing,
and one day sees Dame Gothel visit, and thus learns how to
gain access to Rapunzel. When Dame Gothel leaves, he bids
Rapunzel let her hair down. When she does so, he climbs up,
makes her acquaintance, and eventually asks her to marry him.
Together they plan a means of escape, wherein he will come each
night (thus avoiding the Dame Gothel who visits her by day),
and bring Rapunzel a
piece of silk, which she
will gradually weave
into a ladder.. When
Dame finds out she
cuts off Rapunzel’s hair
and casts her out into
the wilderness to fend
When the prince calls
that night, Dame
Gothel lets the severed
hair down to haul him
up. To his horror, he
finds himself staring at her instead of Rapunzel, who is nowhere
to be found. When she tells him in anger that he will never
see Rapunzel again, he leaps from the tower in despair and is
blinded by the thorns below.
For months, he wanders through the wastelands of the country
and eventually comes to the wilderness where Rapunzel now
lives with the twins she has given birth to, a boy and a girl. One
day, as she sings, he hears her voice again, and they are reunited.
When they fall into each other’s arms, her tears immediately
restore his sight. He leads her and their children to his kingdom,
where they live happily ever after.
Composed by Miss Kitty
The ‘Guinness World Record’ for longest dreadlocks was
set in 2009 when Asha Mandela’s hair officially measured
19 ft. 6 in., but an unofficial measurement put one strand
of her hair that stretched 55 ft. 7 in. long.
A lonely couple, who want a child, live next to a walled garden
belonging to an evil witch named Dame Gothel. The wife,
experiencing the cravings associated with the arrival of her
long-awaited pregnancy, notices a rapunzel plant growing in
the garden and longs for it, desperate to the point of death. One
night, her husband breaks into the garden to get some for her.
She makes a salad out of it and greedily eats it. It tastes so good
that she longs for more.
So her husband goes
to get some for her a
second time. As he
scales the wall to return
home, Dame Gothel
catches him and
accuses him of theft.
He begs for mercy,
and she agrees to be
lenient, and allows him
to take all he wants,
on condition that the
baby be given to her
at birth. Desperate, he
agrees. When the baby is born, Dame Gothel takes her to raise
as her own and names her Rapunzel after the plant her mother
craved. She grows up to be the most beautiful child in the world
with long golden hair. When she reaches her twelfth year, Dame
Gothel shuts her away in a tower in the middle of the woods,
with neither stairs nor a door, and only one room and one
window. When she visits her, she stands beneath the tower and
World Record Holder
Let Down Your Golden Hair”
Asha Mandela, a native of Trinidad and Tobago migrated
to the US 30 years ago. She first started growing her hair
29 years ago as a spiritual calling. Mandela’s hair has grown
to 57 ft since setting the world record.
Her hair is so massive when washed once a week it takes
two days to wash, and then two days for the locks to dry.
The hair supposedly weighs approximately 40 lbs. When
she goes out she often carries her hair on her back like
African women carry their babies, to prevent it getting
caught on a shrub or car door, which gives her a greater
degree of freedom.
Composed by Miss Kitty
Hair Themed Plays
We love our tresses, but we don’t always embrace
their various states.
“Beauty Shop”, is a romantic comedy filled with
“Nora’s Hair Salon”, shows the hair salon is an
important staple in a woman’s life. While the s
alon is brimming with gossip, it’s also life-changing
as women come in looking a mess and leave
With everything we see on TV of bone straight, long, and
beautiful hair, we at times are at odds with our own
curls and yearn for something more. Movies,
Broadway musicals and songs play a big
part in that also. There are
that take women
to the beauty
parlor or talk about
changing your hair.
“Steel Magnolias” is the story of a close-knit
circle of friends whose lives come together in
Truvy’s Beauty Parlor.
“I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of
My Hair”, is an amusing song sung as young
Navy nurse Nelly Forbush showers and
shampoos, in the movie, “South Pacific”.
To name a few that have
many times puts a smile
on our faces:
“Lend Me Your Comb”, “Kookie,
Kookie, Lend me your comb, my hair
is a mess”, was Carl Perkins’ last single
on Sun records. Today it is best
known as a cover by The
“Bad Hair Day”.
“Hairspray”, is a musical about
big hair, thanks to the use of
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“Good Hair” is a hilarious and
thought-provoking lineage of
women and their hair obsessions.
My Nappy Roots takes one on a
journey through black hair-itage;
that explores the culture and
history of African American
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In “Hair Show”, the love of
hair reunites two estranged
sisters, as they work together to
compete for $50K in order to fix one sister’s
The Broadway musical, “Hair” tells the story of the
“tribe”; a group of politically active, long-haired hippies
from the “Age of Aquarius”, living a Bohemian life in
New York City and fighting against Conscription into
the Vietnam War.
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