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    Mayfair, London.

    Hairstylist "Steiner" demonstrates some of his latest outrageous hairdos. His novelty idea is to use a special highlighting spray to colour the hair.

    C/U of Steiner primping a woman's hair as he uses a stencil to create a flower design on the back of a woman's hair. Steiner uses a small bottle of powdered colour and puffs away close to the stencil. Pretty funky. He gently brushes the hair into place and admires his handiwork. The model turns to show the style.

    C/U of another model who has her hair in a "Drake's Tail" design. Steiner sprays various colours onto the back of the hair to give a "flaming torch" effect. C/Us of the bizarre two coloured do.

    Next style involves spraying the letters of the model's name onto the back of her hair. In this case "June". Narrator makes some jokes about having her phone number on their too. Very cheesy.

    C/U of the "Flower Fringe" hairstyle. A large yellow flower is perched in the model's fringe. Camera pans across to a flower arrangement as the narrator proclaims: "A fascinating yet simple idea borrowed from the loveliness that is nature."

    Note: this is pretty mad stuff!. Letters on file from H.D. Steiner himself describing his coiffures. Models are named as Sheina, Avril, Toni and Joyce. The model who had "June" sprayed in her hair was actually called Zinnia! Photograph of "Bettina" - the "companion" of Aly Khan - who was the first to have her name stencilled on her hair.

    Orange markings on neg - will be retransferred

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1452
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    61.33
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:45:00 / 01:49:31:00
    Canister:
    CP 128
    Sort Number:
    CP 127
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    Categories
    Fashion & Music Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    hair videos hair 1920s Keef 1950\'s design
  • Stills

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