Blonde-Tone Shampoo

The Color-Tone Shampoo line was produced by the Helena Rubinstein Company from about 1950 to 1970. These products were not dyes, but were made from a "special formula" advertised as safe for children. They came in five different tones: Blonde, Silver, Gold, Brunette, and Redhead.
Blond–tone was intended for use by borderline blondes, redheads, light browns, and blondes to highlight blonde in the hair. This bottle is dated from the years 1952 through 1957.
Currently not on view
Object Name
hair care product
date made
Helena Rubinstein
Physical Description
glass (container material)
plastic (container material)
paper (container material)
overall: 11 cm x 5 cm x 3.5 cm; 4 11/32 in x 1 31/32 in x 1 3/8 in
overall: 4 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 5.3975 cm x 2.8575 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Hair Care Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Sidney Glaser
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