20 Incredibly Bizarre Things Women Did In The Old Days For Beauty

For centuries, humans, especially women, can do almost everything to pursue attractive looks. That’s the reason why the beauty industry is more and more developing. There are various types of cosmetics and advanced beauty technologies nowadays, depending on your choice. Nevertheless, have you ever wondered about how did women in the past care for their beauty?
You might think that they would have some simple beauty practices considering the lack of modern tech compared to it these days. In fact, you will be so surprised by numerous bizarre ways they did in the name of beauty. We have collected some vintage photos showing unimaginable things women did for their prettiness back in history. Scroll down to check.

#1. A fourteen-year-old American girl having her hair straightened with an iron (1964)

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#2. Portable hairdryer, 1940s

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#3. Facial Icebox Mask (1966)

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#4. Miss Lovely Eyes Contest, 1930

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#5. Women wearing their portable bathhouses so they can discreetly change their clothes after sunbathing at Coney Island beach, 1938.

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#6. Wooden bathing suits, supposed to make swimming a lot easier. Hoquiam, Washington, 1929

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#7. 1920's swimming mask

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#8. Dimple machine

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#9. Suntan vending machine, 1949

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#10. Competition for the best figure, for this the faces of the participants were hidden from the jury, so that it would not distract them. England, 1936

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#11. An ankle competition at Hounslow, London, 1930

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#12. One of the first designs for an electric hairdryer. USA 1920s

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#13. Freckle removing machine - 1930

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#14. Women wearing medicated rubber masks to remove wrinkles and blemishes. 1921

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#15. 1926: A woman having a seam painted onto her leg, to make it appear that she is wearing stockings

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#16. A Perm in Germany in 1929

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#17. Women having their stockings painted on their legs, London, 1941


#18. A skin treatment mask in 1940


#19. A breast washer from France, 1930s

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#20. 1933: Takes precise measurements of a model’s head and face with beauty micrometer

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