Pink Bubbles Doll Spa
congratulates and welcomes
into the hallowed halls of the Doll Hair Hall Of Fame!
In 1963, lucky little girls & boys across the land finally got to experience the Wonderful World of Wig-dom! Many children who had earned their way onto Santa’s “Nice” list could now dabble in the exciting world of quick, fashionable hair-do changes once reserved only for their Mothers, Aunts and an occasional perpetually single Uncle on their own!
See, didn’t Mother tell you “It pays to be nice!”
Wigs became a very popular fashion accessory at the time. With a snap of a finger, or more likely 45 minutes in front of a mirror adjusting it, your Husband could come home to find an exciting blonde, a fiery redhead or even a naughty brunette serving him his dinner! Those were the days, remember girls! Trying to hold on to your man’s waning attention, even though he’s gone all day, working in that big fancy office, with all those loose tramps in the secretarial pool…oh, I’m sorry… I drifted off topic, where was I?…Oh, I remember, wigs!
A woman’s hair is her crowning glory! No one ever said you couldn’t have an arsenal of “crowns” did they! Throw on a pair of 1960’s era colored, hard contact lenses, and you’re in for a very uncomfortable night on the town or a not very relaxing evening at home, with an over-heated scalp and bulging red eyes, fulfilling your husbands secret desire to cheat on you!
Always on the cutting edge of trends, Barbie joined in on the fun and got to wear hot itchy wigs to project an over-powering image of allure for her favorite “boy-toy” Ken!
Here is a photo of a pair of rare prototype “Fashion Queen” Barbie’s. Notice the one on the right is sporting a very natural “banana yellow” painted hairdo. Looks like someone left the stylist’s chair without waiting for her Roux Fanciful Rinse!
Missed the wig boat in 1963? No problem, just check out Mattel’s re-release of their classic “Fashion Queen” Barbie doll! Like a good wig, you can hardly tell it’s not the real thing!
So may I present, the second inductee into the
Pink Bubble’s Doll Hair Hall Of Fame,
Miss “Fashion Queen” Barbie!
Long live the queen!
In parting, please enjoy this selection of glamorous photos featuring
our very own Pink Bubbles Doll Spa wig model,
Miss Sybil (“Skitz” to her friends) O’ Phrenia!
Take it away Sybil!
Feeling a little feisty? Try Model #001 – “Rusty!”
How about a night on the town! Try Model #002 – “Tango!”
Leave a lasting impression with Model #003 – “Zsa-Zsa!“
Ready to cast a love spell? Try Model #004 – “Endora!”
All wig models and styles available in our gift shop. Please see Beatrice for your complimentary fitting!
Although still in the single digits of age at the time, I remember this mid-60s hairstyle era. My mom and her friends had wigs, wiglets, falls, switches they didn’t know what to do with, and all the other glamor accessories. I remember finding a Yardley banana-yellow lipstick (wonderful smell, those Yardley lipsticks) in her makeup tray! A proper and dignified legal secretary to a senior partner, I doubt she wore that color, but she had to try it, apparently.
The weekly trip to the beauty parlor! The hairsets! The eyeliner! Dippity Doo jar at EVERYbody’s house, and of course the ubiquitous FinalNet over everything.
Abd back then, nobody cared whether the hair color matched your complexion…the big, new hair, in a different color, was the thing! It was like, instant Bond Girl. The big department stores all had wig boutiques!
Gad, I’m getting up there.