Did you know that Almonte had a ladies barber as far back as 1868?
Mr. C. Turgeon had fitted up a room in his emporium especially for the Ladies and he cut their hair and shampooed them back in the day. The first year’s issues of the Almonte Gazette in 1868 which was a year after Confederation The Gazette was started, owned and edited by the late Hon. William Templeman and his partner, Mr. R. J. Northgraves.
In looking over the first copy of this file which can be found also online it fell upon a most interesting item, which raised a question, “Did women have their hair bobbed back in 1868?”
The item In question n the form of an advertisement by C. Turgeon, barber, who announced, among other things that “he had fitted up a separate room for ladles wishing to have their hair rut or shampooed.” Mr. Turgeon told his customers that he had hired a new barber who had had 12 years’ experience in New York and Montreal. He added:
“Customers may have mugs, brushes and razors especially for themselves”
No matter how I researched women’s hairstyles I could not find a mere mention of a bob.
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