Before the advent of Flowbee

Hey — why spend good money at a barber or hair salon when you can get practically the same results at home?!

See? All you need is a bowl and some scissors to get this great look.

Thanks to Genealogy Photos

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It isn’t quite belly dancing

The portrait below was taken in 1978 as a gift for the lucky father/husband — and so these two visited the photo studio on the sly.

But the best part of all, in the words of the boy in the pic: “Somehow Dad convinced himself that Mom had enrolled in belly-dancing lessons on the sly at the local YMCA. Wishful thinking, I guess.”

Thanks to numberstumper

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What are you people looking at, anyway?

For more than a century, artsy-fartsy photographers decided that people ought to be looking off into the distance for their portraits.┬áThing is, we all know they were in a photo studio (or even just a school gym), and weren’t likely to be gazing upon anything more extraordinary than a beer can ashtray or some used gym towels.

There was the 60s/70s look of dreamy charm:

thanks to Erika Herzog

The slightly pensive smile of the 50s/60s:

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Give this baby some props!

While the vintage toys are keen, that’s not quite what we meant. But good enough.

Thanks to crimfants

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