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Cosmetics & Fragrances

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  • Beauty culture
  • Beauty operators 
    (includes hairdressers, manicurists, etc.)
  • Beauty personal
    Includes most popular [non-scholarly] books on all aspects of cosmetics and beauty
  • Face painting
  • Film makeup
  • Makeup artists
  • Nail art
    • Manicuring (for older books)
  • Theatrical makeup
  • [Names] e.g. Kevyn Aucoin, Way Bandy, Trish McEvoy, Val Garland

"How to Have Lovely Nails" (1924)

"The History of Modern Nail Polish"
       Women painting her nails on a catalog cover, 1924               image of old ads, Cutex nail polish and nail care sets, $1-$3
(courtesy Hagley Museum and Library)

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