Every time period in history has its own beauty standards, and accordingly, every generation has its own unique ways to attain them. Of course, outer beauty is deeply personal, but at the same time, what we perceive as attractive is affected by the culture surrounding us. So it’s no surprise that some vintage beauty procedures, treatments, and practices that were popular during the first half of the 20th century are no longer in use.
Some devices, like the hairdryer, for example, are still widely popular but took on a completely different shape through the decades. The first hair dryer was invented in 1890 by French stylist Alexander Godefroy. His seated version had a bonnet that attached to the chimney pipe of a gas stove. The first handheld hair dryers appeared in the 1920s but they were still significantly different from the ones we use today. They were much heavier and more difficult to use.
In the following photo collection, you can see such vintage hairdryers and other beauty and wellness practices of the past. It’s interesting to think about how future generations will look at the practices that we take for granted today.
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Source of images: Bored Panda
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