Jessie Lee's Methods and Designs for the Stylist: Women, Hair Designs] Lee, Jessie

Jessie Lee's Methods and Designs for the Stylist

Women, Hair Designs] Lee, Jessie

Published by Jessie Lee's Hair Design Institute, Lubbock, Texas, 1964
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Quarto. xiv, 138 pp. Profusely illustrated throughout in color and b/w. Original black cloth decorated with a large rose in red and green, lettered in gold on front cover and spine. A "Vocabulary of Lines" as expressed in 1960s hair styles. Not in OCLC Worldcat. An extraordinary survival curiously absent from Texas Tech University, Lubbock. Jessie Lee Sharpley (1923-2007) was "the first woman in Lubbock to ever charge for a haircut [.] For almost four decades, Jessie Lee Sharpley was on the cutting edge of hair design. Successful entrepreneur, national trendsetter in women's fashions, cosmetologist, educator and television personality, Sharpley had unique talents which garnered her countless awards and acclaim across the United States. A 'career woman' before the term came into popular use, Sharpley broke new ground for women opening doors for future success [.] In the early 1950s Sharpley embarked on a highly successful hair design career, winning unprecedented first places for both styling and cutting at the national competition in Chicago in 1952, and opening the Hair Design Institute in Lubbock in 1956. In addition to owning and managing her famous beauty school, she had a daily television program and a newspaper column. Sharpley was selected as guest artist for numerous design shows in at least 17 states and published 21 method books containing information on cosmetology and the styling process which were used by hair designers nationwide [.] Sharpley also taught business and design courses for Texas Tech University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Kansas, and the University of Oregon. A member of the Texas Hall of Fame, Sharpley and the graduates of her design program had a major impact on careers and coiffures in Texas and beyond. (SOURCE: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, May 26, 2007). Five pre-1964 publications by Jessie Lee Sharpley are referenced in the present volume, all of which appear to have vanished without a trace (as has the present work). OCLC records her "Sketching Hair & Head" (1965), a spiral-bound work of 94 pp., known in one copy only; curiously the name of the holding institution is not given (sic!). Bookseller Inventory # 1064

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Title: Jessie Lee's Methods and Designs for the ...

Publisher: Jessie Lee's Hair Design Institute, Lubbock, Texas

Publication Date: 1964

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very good

Edition: First Edition.

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