Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Crimped Sleeper - 1975

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Do you know your hair history?  The first use of a crimping machine in the modern era was in 1975.  It was a 50 year old machine La Coupe stylist Elmer Olsen found in his Grandmother’s attic and La Coupe used it in their famous Sleeper Collection.  It was so new, that Vogue did something on “Grandmother’s Crimper” in the September 1975 issue.  See bottom right here.   And the world copied the idea, made it electric and still make hair fashion with it today.  More Sleepers and some iconic photos in HairThen, La Coupe, 70s, Sleepers on

Hair Right: Lesley Walden, La Coupe, Montreal … Crimp Machine Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Book: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler … Model: Melanie
Bishop … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre. Produced/Concept/Fashion Styling: Helen Oppenheim

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