“Glamour Bonnet” Provides Vacuum to Aid Complexion (Mar, 1941)

Wow, that sure is glamorous.
Actually, I’m not quite sure how that works. The mask doesn’t look like it’s rigid, so shouldn’t it just shrink-wrap her head?

“Glamour Bonnet” Provides Vacuum to Aid Complexion
Some persons believe a mud pack is the answer to the search for a beautiful complexion, others think massage will do the trick, but Mrs. D. M. Ackerman, of Hollywood, Calif., has decided that reduced air pressure is a good treatment. So she has devised a “glamour bonnet” like a diver’s helmet with which the atmospheric pressure around the beauty seeker’s head can be lowered. The effect is similar to what a person feels who climbs a high mountain or flies high in a plane, and Mrs. Ackerman claims that the reduced pressure stimulates blood circulation and thus aids the complexion to attain its natural beauty. A window has been installed so the customers can read during treatments.

11 comments
  1. Anne says: April 7, 20085:34 pm

    How do you breathe? Or are you expected to hold your breath during these ‘treatments’?

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  3. Eliyahu says: October 24, 20087:05 pm

    It can’t reduce the pressure by much, or the fabric covering it would have collapsed. (Or at least would be pushing inward toward her face…)

  4. Hmmmm says: December 14, 20083:03 am

    Well, If it doesn’t help her looks the bag will come in handy.

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  6. Hirudinea says: February 9, 20129:29 am

    Let’s suck face!

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