1950's Beauty Icon: Marilyn Monroe

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After the war restrictions, women in the 1950s rediscovered the pleasure of the make-up. Whether it is their skin, their lips, or their hair, every aspect of their face is embellished. The eyebrows are depilated and they are drawn with the help of a pencil, lashes stretched out with mascara, and rollers are used to style their hair. Fashion must not be a constraint anymore. It is for women to emancipate themselves, to express their freedom. Marilyn Monroe becomes a beauty icon; women smoke, drive, and wear short skirts as well as short hair. Many of the 1960s hairstyles were in transition from the big hair of the 1950s and headed towards the frizzy and out of control look of the hippie age. The meaning of long hair changed dramatically from

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