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Clairol Summer Blonde Hair Lightener

Clairol Summer Blonde Hair Lightener

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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."
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Object Name
hair care product
hair bleaching kit
Object Type
date made
place made
United States: Connecticut, Stamford
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
paper (container material)
plastic (container material)
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
catalog number
accession number
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
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The girl pictured on the box front is model/actress Andrea Dromm who also appeared in the commercials for the product as well as many others and was the young Yeoman Smith that was Captain Kirk's personal assistant on the STAR TREK T.V. Series third episode: 'Where No Man Has Gone Before'

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