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Perm Machine


1930's Beauty Salon - The Scary Hair Perm machine

German hairdresser Karl Nessler demonstrates for the first time how to do Permanent wave, often called just “perm.” He had been working on the idea from the year 1896 and tried various chemicals. Finally, he was successful with a mixture of cow urine and water. His perm lasted just five hours.
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