Anyone out there remember the hair magazines from the 1960s? Nothing but hair. Haircuts. I remember looking at them, but never bought one. And imagine subscribing to a magazine that each month delivered page after page of haircuts. I never understood this. Wouldn't one issue a year suffice? Were there really people each month who tried a new hairdo? I know hair was a big deal to teenage girls, but a whole monthly magazine to hair. Oh heavens, maybe it's still being published.

Well, if you read Modeling with Millie you'd be aware that they had various pages devoted to reader "ideas." Yeah, uh huh, sure. Let's here it for Linda Medo of Tampa, Florida for her number 5 design "Shimmering Shadows." So how exactly did they send these ideas in? Did they rip a page out of one of the hair magazines or did they do a drawing? No indication as to what you were to send.

I give you the reader suggestions from the February 1964 issue of Modeling with Millie.

Modeling with Millie hairstyles_tatteredandlost
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The final artwork was signed by S. Lee and Stan G, also known as Stan Lee and Stan Goldberg.
Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and many other fictional characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he headed the first major successful challenge to the industry's censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, and forced it to reform its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.


Stan Goldberg (born May 5, 1932 in New York City) is an American comic book artist best known for his work as a flagship artist of Archie Comics and as a Marvel Comics' 1960s colorist, who helped design the original color schemes of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and other major characters.
And by the way, the name of the publisher of Modeling with Millie...Male Publishing Corporation located at 655 Madison Avenue, New York. Seriously? Male Publishing? Did I never notice this before? So while they were publishing Millie for teenage girls they were also publishing girlie magazines for horny teenage boys and men. Must have made for interesting office parties. So how many women did they actually employee and how were they treated? There's a story in here somewhere.


  1. You are not going to believe this but .... I just bought a hairstyle magazine today lol! Time for a change, but I agree that subscribing is taking it too far, I think the last time I bought one of those mags was about five years ago.

  2. I did wonder if hair magazines were still published. I remember them as a kid, but haven't see them in ages. But then I rarely look at magazines so what do I know? And pray tell, what have you chosen to do with your do?

  3. I'm goin' with number 6. ;o)

  4. Oh, it's you. So you! Good choice.

  5. Darling old hairstyles - that goes along with the expression I saw on an old card that had a old photograph of a lady with a bouffant hairdo and the caption was - "The higher the hair, the closer to God". Loved that. Carol

  6. I think that's what I used to say when they came into a movie theater and sat down in front of me..."Oh gawd!"