Vintage Beauty Salons: 12 Hilarious Photos of the Early Hair Dryers From Between the 1920s and 1940s

Before the invention of hair dryers, women would often attach hoses to the exhaust ends of vacuum cleaners to blow-dry their hair.

A woman sits under a chrome-plated hair dryer, 1928.
1928
1929: The new sunlight ultra-modern cubicle for hairdressing on show at the Hairdressing Fair of Fashion at London’s White City.
1929
London, England, 5th November, 1930, A woman tries out one of the latest types of hair drying machines seen at the hair dressing Fashion Fair held at Olympia in London
1930
A woman demonstrates a hair-steaming apparatus at the Hairdressing Exhibition in London, 1930.
A woman tries out a Supreme Pedestal hairdryer at the Hairdressing Exhibition in London. Sept. 22, 1932.
A hair salon in Moscow, Russia, 1933.
A hair salon in Cannes, France, 1937.
Marjorie McWeeney sitting under a hair dryer while her son Mark is in a bassinet nearby at a hair dresser in New York, 1947.
A woman uses a heat lamp and hairdryer made of hot glass, 1948.

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