Atomic Hairdos

How the atomic bomb inspired hairdressers.

La Grande Observer - July 30, 1946

Liliana Orsi, a 22-year-old beauty in Rome, Italy, displays her new atomic hairdo and the photo of the atomic blast which inspired it. It took a hair stylist 12 hours to arrange Liliana's coiffure, so it's not recommended for daily wear. It's an old fashion and something dangerously new. — Mar 8, 1951

What these press agents won't think of! From one Las Vegas beauty salon comes this hair style, modeled by showgirl Terry True. And that big upsweep at the top is supposed to symbolize a mushroom cloud effect of a bomb explosion. The dark ring is a switch, with a jeweled clip to brighten things up.
(AP Wirephoto — Mar 2, 1951)

Mansfield News-Journal - Apr 29, 1946

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Nov 24, 2017
     Category: Atomic Power and Other Nuclear Matters | 1940s | 1950s | Hair and Hairstyling

These women may have absorbed too many gamma rays.
Posted by Virtual on 11/25/17 at 05:42 PM
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