Clairol Summer Blonde Hair Lightener

Description
Clairol introduced Summer Blonde Hair Lightener in the mid-1960s with the promise: "be a summer blonde all year round." The box contains Blondessence Developing Lotion in an applicator bottle, a bottle of Summer Blonde lightener, gloves and instructions. Product advertising claimed the lightener would leave blonde hair looking like it was “dipped in sunshine,” brunette hair “glowing warm and golden,” or red hair “lit up with a sunny brightness."
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1965-1968
maker
Clairol
place made
United States: Connecticut, Stamford
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
paper (container material)
plastic (container material)
Measurements
overall, box: 4 3/4 in x 3 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 12.065 cm x 9.8425 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
1985.0475.220
catalog number
1985.0475.220
accession number
1985.0475
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Health & Medicine
American Enterprise
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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