Trendy hairstyles in the USSR
• Trendy hairstyles USSR
Soviet "beauty", which basically called a barber, are strongly associated with the rows of driers, under which the Soviet thumb through magazines ladies in waiting, when will work on a permanent hair. Another way - the barber in a white robe, to construct very tall Babette. Hairstyling was not only a place to bring myself up, but also the center of acquaintances and exchange gossip.
Here you can make a color "explosion at the Pasta Factory" with the perm, whip Babette or curl curls "like eagles." You could even do a manicure or pedicure, if you're lucky, or just to freshen cologne. All the beauty of living a couple of days, after which the visitors to the show had once again stand in line for the next portion of beauty.
In the truest sense of the word beauty salons like those in the Soviet Union was, as we have said above, were hairdressers, and not each of them have even had their own name and sign. As in any other case, including health and tailoring, for the Soviet people it was important to find his master, which then could be for years to go to a nearby basement around the corner and has led to all his family.
In good hairdressing master strictly divided into male and female; "Generalists" basically worked on the periphery and in hairdressing at the stations, baths and other public places. No wonder: the women wanted to at least partially to keep the secret of transformation of Cinderella into a princess, and men are not eager to show such intimate processes such as shaving, mustache and beard haircut, and maybe even hair color.
Beauty with original names have usually been the best and most popular. One of the most famous in the Soviet Union was a hairdresser, "Enchantress" in the Kalinin Prospekt (now - Novy Arbat) in Moscow. Salon was opened in the early 1970s and quickly became popular among the capital's residents. Those wishing to make a haircut or styling expecting a huge room with panoramic windows on the street, the most advanced equipment and the master, won in various competitions profile. Of course, the new equipment in Moscow, it was easier to get than in the regions, but nevertheless "Enchantress" in this sense is always different.
Everyone wants to make a fashionable hairstyle and haircut in "Enchantress", but not everyone had the opportunity: turn for a haircut lasted a few weeks, on all comers not enough places. That would come in handy here, and friendship with the hairdresser. Surely such privileges were regulars at the "Enchantress" - actresses, singers and wives of high-ranking Soviet officials. Has added glamor and the presence of a cafe on the second floor, waiting for the appointed time, visitors of the city can discuss the news with a cup of coffee. "Enchantress" has become a truly legendary place, and soon the hairdresser across the Union also began to call themselves so.
In spite of elitism, "Enchantress" was as democratic in terms of prices as the rest of the Soviet salons: price list was approved at the state level and could differ only slightly adjusted for the region.
How much cost a hairdressing in the USSR? For example, in the men's room could mow his mustache for 40 cents, the beard - for 55 cents. Men's "model" haircut cost only 40 cents, and watered the whole thing cologne would cost in the amount of 5 to 20 cents, depending on the category of cologne. Fashionable women's haircut by the method of "Sassoon" - the famous stylist and hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, who made a real revolution in the fashion world in the 1950s, offering instead of complex curls and hair styling easy packing women's haircuts, - cost an average of 1, 6 rubles . Perm hair curlers cost 80 cents. A full range of services including a perm and a haircut would cost the Soviet fashionistas as much as 5 rubles.
In the women's halls do magic, and not all want to disclose the secrets of men. Some of them were pretty repulsive. After all, professional products, which are purchased centrally, quickly came to an end, and the master had to resort to folk methods.
For example, they can wash their hair with beer and the same wet hair before you screwed them on the curlers for better fixation. How does all this smell, we can only guess. I ran out of hairspray? It does not matter: in course was water with sugar, which copes with the fixation fleece. "Excellent" - an assessment in an environment where there's nothing better, and the rest are not. Of course, all this is easily disintegrated with the slightest rain, and kept long.
were taken from the Soviet Union in fashion for hairstyles and haircuts at the closed "Iron Curtain"? After the release of the film "Bewitched" in 1956 went straight locks into fashion. In 1959, the premiere of the picture "Babette goes to war" with the young Brigitte Bardot in the leading role, and the image of the actress is so inspired by the Soviet spectators, they rushed to the hairdresser to make a hairstyle like hers.
The greater the volume, the steeper was Babette: in hairstyles underlay combed hair, nylon stockings and even banks. In the early 60's all go with fleece: and adult women and young girls. In schools, students checked for the presence of fleece and sent home if the hair was smooth enough. Hobby volume led to the creation of a "beehive" hairstyle, which could create even medium-length hair. Women who have had ponytails and curled their homes and ready-carried to the hairdresser, not to spend time sitting under a hairdryer.
Favorite actress and singer were emulated in hairstyles. At one time considered to be very fashionable haircut like the French singer Mireille Mathieu, as well as tresses arranged as the actress Lyubov Orlova. It is believed that it was one of the first Soviet women who decide to undergo plastic surgery. The simple countrywoman knew nothing about the plastic surgery, this service could not be obtained in hairdressing, so could only watch in amazement as Orlov's younger every year, and try to repeat the effect with cucumber on her eyes and sour cream on the cheeks.
Another popular Moscow hairdresser - is "The Red Poppy" on a street corner and Petrovka Stoleshnikov Lane. In fact it was another nameless hairdresser, but the people it was called that way due to the fact that nearby there is a café with the same name. Local craftsmen were famous all over Moscow with his skills. It was a place of simple "Sorceress", but still take their turn had much in advance. Number of wanting to grow and because the city went to a legend that barbers working here in the robes over his naked body.