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Cut and blow dry anyone?

Hair salons in the fifties and sixties all boasted about their giant hood style hair dryers which ladies would sit under to have their hair dried.

Today, we’re more used to the blow-dry done with a hand held hair dryer.

However, the perms and bouffant beehive styles of the era worked better if the hair was dried in place and then teased by a stylist afterwards.

These huge hoods contained a layer of asbestos as a safety feature to prevent the client from getting burned by the hot air as asbestos fibres work as a heat shield.