Stories from the history and science of cosmetics, skin-care and early Beauty Culture.
The opera singer and movie star, Lina Cavalieri, regarded by many contemporaries as the most beautiful woman in the world, opened a beauty salon in Paris in 1926.
In 1931, Rubinstein regained control of the American company she had sold to Lehman Brothers in 1928.
In 1936, Helena Rubinstein opened a new salon in a seven-storey building at 715 Fifth Avenue, New York where clients could come for a complete day of beauty.
The rejuvenation therapies of Steinach and Voronoff convinced Rubinstein to develop skin-care cosmetics containing sex hormones.
After escaping the war in Europe, Helena Rubinstein opened her first salon in the United States in 1915.
In the 1930s, a number of French beauty salons began introducing carbonated water sprays into their facial treatments.
In 1902, Helena Rubinstein went from working as a waitress to operating her own beauty salon, a remarkable transformation.
Clay masks have gone in and out of favour over the years following an initial craze in the 1920s.
Helena Rubinstein [Major]
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