Here’s a look back from the 1940s at some of the women at Francois de Paris, a hairdresser/beauty parlor on Eighth Street in New York City.
The photos show the ladies getting perms, dye jobs, manicures, sitting under hair dryers — along with a peek at the front desk staff running the business. All of these pictures were taken by photographer Marjory Collins in September 1942.
A manicure, ’40s-style
A woman getting a manicure while she sits under a hair dryer
A day at the beauty parlor: Front desk
Sign says “We cash no checks – we extend no credit. – Francois”
Patron calling to book an appointment
Getting a haircut
A hair trim and style from 1942
Reading a magazine while she waits for her hair to dry