Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Short Brush Cut With Tail - 1969

Photo: Bob Fisher

This is the Mary Johnston Cut by Charles Booth, owner of La Coupe (then known as Le Cartier.)    The  great summer style was a big sensation and considered very daring then, around 1969.

The supershort soft brush cut rippled up and back, ending in a delicious tiny tail curving at the neck.  It was ideal for those with coarse or slightly curly hair and a great summer style still. This story – and photo  – was given a full page in the Montreal Star, big daily newspaper at the time.

Hair: Charles Booth, La Coupe, Montreal … Model: Mary Johnston … Photo: Bob Fisher, ARB … Courtesy: The Montreal Star (Keitha McLean/Fashion Beauty Editor.)  For more 60s styles go to HairThen, La Coupe, 60s, on


  1. Jul 13, 2013

    Your photo has a little magic, Bob. Very simple but she does look more than great!

  2. Jul 13, 2013

    Mary looks great! How nice to remember after all these years.
    Hope she is well too. Good work Helen.

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