Keep your hair on!

hair curler

One of our visitors in October went away with a pair of vintage hair/moustache curlers. The curlers had a wooden handle with the tongs made of iron. Originally, they would have been heated by putting them in an open fire or warmed up on a range. As you can understand, we were somewhat curious as to what our visitor, Sarah, planned to do with them and so we couldn’t resist asking.  We were very pleasantly surprised to hear that Sarah, is a Wig, Hair and Make-up Supervisor with a major London theatre and the tongs were going to be used for what they were originally made for! Sarah very kindly sent us this  picture of the tongs in action. A big thank you to Sarah as its so nice to see that they have been given a second lease of life. So not hair today and gone tomorrow after all!

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by Julie