Posts tagged "natural hair"
Congratulations to Cicely Tyson on her first ever Tony nomination for The Trip to Bountiful! In this 1973 photo, she is trying on a dress in Paris. Ms. Tyson, a two-time Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, was nominated for her role in the current Broadway hit The Trip to Bountiful Broadway which also stars Vanessa Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Wopat and Condola Rashad - daughter of Phylicia Rashad and a two-time Tony nominee herself! Photo: Jean-Claude Deutsch/Paris Match/Getty.
A 1970s Ultra Sheen advertisement.
Ola Hudson, a costume designer for music legends like David Bowie, John Lennon and Diana Ross. She was better known in later years as Slash’s mom.
British soul singer Maxine Nightingale, best known in the U.S. for her 1970s hits “Lead Me On” and “Right Back Where We Started From” (which, I must confess, I thought was Toni Tennille when I was a kid!) Ms. Nightingale is still performing today and looks absolutely fantastic.
Jimi Hendrix having his hair done whilst reading Mad magazine.
My God… I’ve been looking for an excuse to put Jimi Hendrix up for the longest…
Ultra Sheen ad, 1970s. #naturalhair
Models Carol La Brie (right) and Ro Anne Nesbitt in the February 1969 issue of Vogue (US). Their (natural) hair was done by hair legend Harold Melvin. From the article:
Short stretch, left, soaring skyward. Long stretch, right, pouring right down to earth. Both: stretches of Afro hair imagination. Black hair, as free as the southeast wind, does what comes natural. What might that be? You name it. Just as “black” skins range through a jewelled spectrum of color, pale topaz through jet onyx, “black” hair has its own variations.
Ola Hudson, a costume designer for music legends like David Bowie, John Lennon and Diana Ross in a 1970s Dewars ad. She was better known in later years as Slash’s mom.
A 1970 Posner Bergamot advertisement.