At the Movies with 1960s Hairdresser Betty Glasgow

I am a little obsessed with hairstylists of the past. I love to read about them in old salon magazines. I get really excited when I come across information about movie hairstylists from the early and mid-century. I don’t know if you ever noticed, but often with movies pre-1960, the credits rarely mention the hairstylist. They listed makeup artists like Ben Nye and Max Factor, but the hairstylists were not often given the onscreen credit they deserved.

Every time I come across an image of a hairstylist working on a movie star, I try to grab it either online or take a photo of it with my phone. They are the forgotten artists that really make our vintage beauty hearts swoon. Maybe it is because, as a hairstylist, I relate to them. Maybe it is just because they get all the credit for creating these hairstyles I work so hard to try to emulate successfully and sometimes not successfully, but either way I can’t get enough of them.

I came across this video on Doug Pratt’s Blog of an interview with Betty Glasgow, the hairstylist who worked on the movie A Hard Day’s Night with the Beatles. It is really entertaining and gives some good insight into the process. She also has some funny stories of girls requesting pieces of The Beatles’ hair. Click on the image and it will take you to the blog page to watch it. Enjoy!

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