What 13 Beauty Routines and Products Used to Look Like 100 Years Ago


Things have certainly changed over the past 100 years. We travel differently. We communicate differently (hello internet). We even do our hair and makeup differently.

Have you ever wondered what your grandmother or great-grandmother had to do to straighten her hair, straighten her teeth, or straighten her nose? You’re about to find out. We’ve compiled 13 pictures that show what vintage beauty products and beauty routines looked like a century ago.

  1. A Vintage Nose Job

  2. Old-Fashioned Braces

  3. Hair Straightening With an Actual Iron and Ironing Board

  4. A Tanning Lamp

  5. Blowing Drying Your Hair

  6. Another Old-Fashioned Hair Dryer

  7. A “Dimple Maker”

  8. Vintage Lipstick

  9. An Old-Fashioned Makeup Case

  10. Electric Treatment to Remove Moles from the Face

  11. Removing Pimples

  12. Electric Hair Curler

  13. Electric Face Mask