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Make-up Tips c.1957 (via)

Stephens College, 1945 

Columbia, Montana

above: girls are taught how to apply lipstick in a way that is flattering to each face type.

Full college credit given for a personal appearance course called a “Charm course”. Girls taught how to design and make clothes, how to sit, use make-up and even take a proper bath. The course was put together by Hollywood clothes designer Muriel King and instructed by two former models and a New York dress designer. The course was the brain child of smart Stephens College President, James Madison Wood. He decided to impliment the course in an effort to maintain Stephens College record of 83% of its graduates getting married in five years.

photos by Nina Leen


Cosmetology Handbook, 1969

The Dancer, 1952
Fernand Fonssagrives

The Dancer, 1952

Fernand Fonssagrives

Manicure colors and application technique,  c.1940s


Cutex 1960s

Toni Home Permanent

Arkansas, 1954

Photos: Elliott Erwitt

Twiggy Eyes, 1960s

Woman with heel stuck in grate, 1960

Photo: James Burke


The ‘bubble flip’.


Marilyn, 1954

Photo: Allan Snyder