When hair treatments looked like sci-fi experiments

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Ladies, you might think that getting your hair did is an ordeal, but mom and grandma grew up with the full sci-fi treatment.

The folks over at Dark Roasted Blend have unearthed photos, some dating back to the 1920s (but mostly from the 1960s), of what a day at the salon was like: space cones, tentacles, mad scientists — you know, the usual.

In the end, women left with luxurious locks, but you can't help but wonder if those experiments did something more to them beneath the scalp. In the meanwhile, enjoy this blast from the past in the gallery below.

Via Dark Roasted Blend and BoingBoing

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