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Post- WWII Swing Era

Mystery of Hairstyling

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally published 1955!

Why Buy Just One?

Receive a 50% shipping discount, on all items after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment!

Up for your consideration is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Republication™ of our original 1950's "Mystery of Hairstyling!" There are 104 pages of instructions, line and charcoal drawings on how to achieve the beguiling, bewitching and ultra-feminine 50's hairstyles! Enclosed in this Dakota Prairie Treasures Republication is a fine variety of styles and variations of Post-WWII era coifs of which were all the rage in 1955! Hollywood glamour at its best! (Original is NOT for sale)

Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!

This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to work while your hands are full of your in-progress project. As an avid reader myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. We believe you'll love it too!

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*** Producing the best Spiral Bound Book Republications for you since 1999! ***

Just in time for the next seasons' fresh, new looks!

Why spend $100's on a book to recreate the 50's hairstyles when Dakota Prairie Treasures can provide you with a Spiral Bound Book with the best in-depth information for a fraction of the cost?

This item is a great resource for those who are WWII and 1950's era historical reenactment enthusiasts, stage and theatre hairdressers, students of historical hair styles, etc!

Contains clear and detailed information by:

"One of Hollywood's leading hairstylists" who "designed coiffures for motion picture celebrities, starlets, models and many well-know personalities in the entertainment world.

Mr Francis continues to bring...that smartly coiffed Hollywood Look."

Topics cover:

Hair Cutting

Finger Waving

Sculpture Curls



Special Effects

Make-up and

Facial Contour Design

An excerpt:

"It is our belief that "Mystery of Hairstyling" opens up a new field of education in that it approached hairstyling from a clear, simple and complete visual aspect. We endeavor to place before the Hairdresser and Cosmetologist, the basic fundamentals of hairstyling in sketch form, with clear and simplified explanations...

Therefore, it is our hope that this book will serve its purpose in helping to further elevate our profession through development of skill and knowledge by practical application...

Through the consistent use and study of this book, we trust you will reap the benefits you so rightly deserve and find that hairstyling is no mystery."


Dry Haircutting (with scissors)

Wet Haircutting (with razor)


Pin Placements

The Sculpture Curl


Hair Setting and Comb-outs

High Fashion Coiffures

Make-up and Facial Contour Design

So it's time to break out the Dippity-do and bobby pins! Get to work recreating the exotic and ultra-feminine hairstyles of the 1950's to wow that special man of yours!

Or, better yet, just tantalize them all!!!

This item's extensive information is representative of the types of hair dresser and stylist expertise of earlier feminine American culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment with this fascinating walk down history's coifing path just the way your grandmothers did!

What a historically educational and delightful hair art instructional piece this is!

The hairdressers of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous styles and now you can too! There are many beautiful haircut and styling choices which are sure to delight yourself or your beauty shop customers! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience beauty school operator will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come.

1955 Hairstyles Book Illustrated 50s Hair Styles How to Do 1950s Hair-dos DIY Beautician Guide



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