Saturday, 3 November 2012

1970's Girl's World Styling Head by Palitoy

The Vintage Girl's World, sold in the mid to late 1970's, was a Brunette or Blonde Model Hair & Make Up Styling Head with suction caps on the base, so enable it to stand on a table top, and hold still whilst little hands style her hair and practice make up techniques on her face with the make up and hair curlers included.

She also had an extra length of hair inside the head, a small handle on the side of the base was turned to either make the hair grow or shrink back into the head, allowing her "stylist" to change her hair style / length without resulting to a pair of scissors! it could also be washed and styled using "human products" without much damage to the hair itself.

The "styling head" came in a box which also contained an instruction booklet; with details of how to use and  styling Ideas Leaflet containing "Make up and \hair styling Tips".

Also included was 12 Rollers with Elastic "Pin", Hair Net, Hair Grips and several items of Make-Up:

1 Brown eyeliner pencil, 1 Black eyeliner Pencil, Blusher, Blue and Green Eye Shadow Crayons, False Eyelashes, 2 Lipsticks, Hair Colour Applicator Pens; 1 Brush, 1 Comb, 1 bottle of Shampoo and 1 of Hair Conditioner

The Brunette version is much rarer, she came with all the same items as the blonde and worked in exactly the same way.
Both originally came with  black chokers around their necks, which was decorated with a circular clasp. 

                           Occasionally you can still find them with these, like the one below.

My own Girl's World is the Blonde Version, I bought her without a box or accessories. When I got her her hair stunk of cigarettes so I had to wash it, it was pretty gross as it turned the water yellow!

 Thankfully there was no lasting ill effects and her hair now, not only looks great, but is in very good condition and not at all stinky anymore!

Here She is: