Ah, how times have changed in the last 50 years or so. We’re not talking just about the obvious, computers and space exploration, everyday life had changed. This apparatus looks so archaic I thought it dates from the middle ages, but it was actually a state of the art equipment in the mid-20th century. It looks like a giant mechanical squid but you never would have guessed it was actually used in the beauty industry.
Ladies who wanted to be fashionable would subject themselves to hours and hours of torture with this heavy thing on their heads. Now, the process is much less barbaric, I think you’ll agree.