WOMEN: Sneers for Snoods

Since Irene Castle bobbed her hair in 1913, since U. S. women invaded barber shops and the permanent wave went into mass production, hairdressing has been a tea-pot-stormy industry.

While husbands jeered, hairdressers purred and hat-designers hovered, most U. S. women whorled when whorls were definitely the thing, went closely bobbed with shaven necks when that was decreed, had their ears hidden one year, naked the next.

The last major fashion edict—that hair simply must be upswept—overcame the temporary setback to the hairdressing art caused by the wide acceptance of the medieval pageboy...

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