Friday, March 17, 2017

Beauty Department: Bob Pins

If you haven't filled your buggy up with too many toilet brushes let's see what's new in the Beauty Department!

It's TIME to use some rubber tipped bob pins!

"Never use anything but Wil-hold, or your hair just isn't going to look right."
An alternative selling slogan.

Safety tipped bob pins came about due to high incidences of ladies killing their husbands with the previous sharp dagger ended models.  

Shop owners could send for a beauty record, explaining the many thrills of bob pin 'Flexi-Grip'.

I don't have any of the brands in the ads above but I do have this box full of vintage professional Flamingo bob pins.  Preferred by 7 out of 10 beauticians!

This post is part of a long series I am doing that showcases ads and products from old pharmacies and 5 and Dime stores.  All of the ads are scans from the publication Chain Store Age September 1955.  The products photographed are from my personal collection.  I am running this series on auto-post so I can work on some projects around my real house.  I will return at the end of this series (April or May) back to "normal".


Jennilee said...

That's an awesome box, Mary! Really cool!

my house is cuter than yours said...

A friend of mine gave the box and pins to me. A few years back, he ran an estate sale for someone who owned a beauty salon where apparently there were boxes of these. They are practical too. I use them all the time and they hold very well!

Jennilee said...

That's so cool! I'm jealous! lol!