My mother owned a beauty parlor in 1930!

This is turning into a weather blog. Rain again today. The grass and trees are getting very green with all this rain. That's the good thing. The bad thing is that it's dreary when it's like this. It makes the sunny days all the sweeter, doesn't it??

My mother owned a beauty shop in 1930. Here is a picture of her. My grandmother is the one who went to visit cousins who owned a beauty shop and grandma learned how to do it and got my mother to open her own shop. She had gone to beauty school and was working as a beautician in another man's shop. Gram told my father how to build the booths and Grandma made the curtains and drapes in the shop. I thought maybe someone might be interested in seeing an old-time beauty parlor. :) Love to all....


  1. I LOVE this photo of the beauty shop and your beauty of a mom too!

  2. Oh my we know why she looks like she's 50...she knows how to do the hair!!! What a genius of a two girls are so lucky to have such a great role model...can't wait until her birthday.

  3. How cool is that? Love the cute shoes. Was your Mom married to your Dad at that time?? She would have been so young. Would love to see more pictures.

  4. That picture is so adorable. I will have to show it to my sister, she is a hair dresser. I can't wait to hear all about the big Birthday party.
    Have a beautiful weekend.

  5. It almost looks like a hospital setting. I remember beauticians in beauty parlors wearing dresses and a big hankie fanned out and pinned on their uniform like a corsage! Wow....memories.

  6. Oh I love your photos of your momma. I live vicariously through them....

    What a stunner momma was eh?


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