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Volume 1, Issue 3

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the throwback The Marcel Wave is named for French hairstylist François Marcel, who invented the process in 1872. Created with the help of heated curling irons, the wave remained popular for more than five decades—and it still works today. Marcel styled the hair of popular actress Jane Hading with his waving technique, generating enormous publicity, which he promptly capitalized on. His first patent for a "curling iron" was granted in 1905. The look took off in the 1920s, when bold women started cutting off their long locks after seeing the waves on Hollywood stars like Josephine Baker, Mary Pickford, and Claudette Cobert. Like many glamorous hairstyles of the past, women can still pull off this sleek and gorgeous style, especially for special occasions. The Marcel Wave Want to make some waves? Introduce your clients to "Marcelling"

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