Monday, April 2, 2012

Cheveux de Couleur

Further to my previous post about 1930s two toned hair....STOP the PRESS! I just found a 1935 article discussing coloured hair! Featured hues of that season included PINK and BLUE!!


I love how this article talks about that the two defining spirits of the age (c. 1930s) that this era's feminine beauty ideals centred around were: 1) a love of sports and healthy living and 2) a taste for a certain kind of more elaborate (read 'made up' and/or ornamented) aesthetic (that's how I translate the use of the word 'artifice' here. It argues it is these two influences that have given birth in a sense to the modern woman of the '30s.  Fascinating. That's why I love the 30s so.

14 comments:

Solanah said...

This is so great! The 30s are the era that most people forget about, or just think of as "the great depression" in the states. It was far more than that!

Thanks for sharing :)

xoxo
Solanah

BaronessVonVintage said...

You do make a great point, Solanah! And a great reminder, too, that the 1930s was a complex and contradictory period, depending on which social class and which demographic area you were from at that time? It wasn't all deco glamour or dustbowl devastation for every person. Of course this is clearly a pretty swish 30s magazine, filled with ideals of beauty that really only the wealthy could afford, I'm sure. xo!

Miss Rayne said...

Fascinating, I remember reading an article which recommended black eyeshadow and pale green mascara from about that date, combine it with pink hair and you could be a walking technicolor film :)

Hannah said...

Oh this fabulous, I keep wanting to dye my hair pastel pink, but thought it would look odd with my vintage clothes, how wrong I am! Now to pluck up the courage hah x

Lisa said...

Imagine that pink hair with a pink satin jacket from Schiaparelli's Circus collection! THE. LIVING. END! Great article, thanks for posting.

Stephanie Lynn said...

How fab! Might have to bust out my french and try and read this article later.

Second Hand Rose said...

That's great, I adore articles like this! It throws us off the general persona people have of the 30's! Fab pink hair! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

Kelly-Marie said...

So amazing, would love to see some real life pictures of 1930's ladies with colourful hair.

Macska said...

That's awesome! I often feel a little odd wearing vintage styles with brightly hued hair, but no longer - now I can just tell people I'm channeling the 1930's. :-) Thanks for sharing!

ConstantlyAlice said...

I LOVE this! Learn something new every day :) Thanks for sharing!

Jessica Cangiano said...

What a delightfully interesting glimpse back into the hair fashions of the past.

My grandma (who'll be 81 this autumn) was born in 1930 and recalls the tail end of the decade. She lived in Canada's distant north in Dawson, and was somewhat sheltered from the effects of the Great Depression, which means (though her family was by no means wealthy) that she tends to remember more of the exciting, positive points of the decade. I'll have to ask her if she remembers ever seeing any Yukon ladies sporting blue or pink hair! :)


Wishing you a serenely beautiful Easter, sweet friend,

♥ Jessica

Deco Dolly said...

Yay! As a person whos wears 1930's fashion and hair dos and usually has hair colours like pastel blue, purple etc this pleases me greatly!!!

I've actually found some images of ladies (one a statue and one a painting) original from the 30's with pincurled blue locks that I've saved to convince myself it's not tooo wack a combo haha

Dsata said...

This is great and so nicely illustrated by the painter Kees Van Dongen. Merci. ;-)

Desiree said...

When I was in high school, I really wanted blue hair. Maybe it's time to revist that dream.