A woman having her hair styled by Frans Van Oers in 1971.
The lovely lady pictured at the top of this post is getting the mother of all holiday hairdos by Dutch stylist Frans Van Oers in 1971. It seems that this kind of holiday hair was a thing in the Netherlands as Van Oers was not the only stylist creating these whimsical types of yuletide hairdos. Another Dutchman, Robert Engelander, was also known for coming up with extravagant holiday-themed hairstyles.
A different kitschy throwback when it comes to decorating your head for the holidays was the invention of the Christmas tree hat. The hats were popularized during the 1950s and 1960s—though you’ve probably seen at least a few festive folks wearing modern adaptations around town during December. However, nothing quite beats the vintage awesomeness of the Christmas tree hats/hair I’ve dug up for you today. Merry Christmas!
A Christmas-themed updo by Dutch stylist Robert Engelander.
Actress Janet Leigh.
More holiday hair by Frans Van Oers.
A vintage Pepsi-Cola ad featuring a woman showing off her Christmas tree hat.
A fabulous feather Christmas tree hat by New York designer Jack McConnell, 1940s.
A vintage Christmas card illustration of a young lady wearing a Christmas tree hat.
A head-to-toe Christmas tree look from the 1930s.
An elaborate vintage Christmas tree costume.
A vintage bathing beauty and her Christmas tree costume.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Tis the Season for Suicide’ Christmas tree ornaments
Marijuana Christmas Tree
Fabulous ‘Mermen’ Christmas ornaments to make your tree gay & bright this year!
Five merry & macabre Ralph Steadman Christmas cartoons from way back in 1957
George Orwell’s recipe for Christmas pudding