July 2000: Turn of the Pageboy

Some hairstyles look so simple and natural that it's hard to believe someone actually invented them. So we were intrigued to read recently of the death of Michel Kazan - the man who introduced the pageboy.

This example, made famous by Marie Osmond during the 1970s, shows the idea behind it isn't complicated. Hair is parted at one side, and the "long side" is brushed across the forehead. Then the variations begin: hot curls or spray can lock the "vulnerable" side into place with a variety of different looks. A true pageboy tends to have a bit of length in back - at least to the earlobe, but seldom below the shoulders.

The "page" became popular in the 1970s as the "hippie" look became less fashionable and hand-held curling irons hit the market, making quick styling convenient.

Joetta and Barbara (L-R) were high school students in the mid-seventies who developed attractive pageboys - and even seemed to duel for the honor of whose style would last longest. Joetta tended to use a half-curl flip, while Barbara preferred a full curl on the forehead. Yet only one had Super-Hair. Can you guess which?

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