Remember that one time when you wanted to lose weight, so you decided to coat your body in paraffin wax? And then you had a suction cup massage, followed by hooking up electrical cords to your face and ankles? *Laughs* Those were the days, weren’t they?
But seriously folks, if you were a dolly in the 1950s that wanted to razz your date’s berries, you’d totally go all out on the beauty front, or else risk faking out with a greaser. Which in 1950s slang means: “if you were a cute girl back in the day, and wanted to impress your man, you’d do that crazy shiz otherwise you’d end up going on a dud date with a dude that has greasy hair.”
For more beauty madness, watch the clip below. It’s called “The Way to Beauty” and was filmed in 1959 to document some of the erm…crazier, shall we say, beauty methods of that decade. And don’t forget to have a giggle at the beauty advertisements further down.