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SHORT HAIR FOR WOMEN BECOMING A FAD
SANITARY, COMFORTABLE, TIME-SAVING
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Women who favor short hair for women: Above, left to right Mrs.
Vernon Castle, Dr. Mary Walker of Washington; Lucille Pugh, New York
lawyer and society girl; below, left to right, Ethel Leginska, pianist, and
Mrs. Havelock EHis, writer and lecturer.
Short hair is comfortable,
Short hair is clean, also
' Short hair is democratic,
NOT man's .exclusive privilege,
Saves hairpins and is
An "aureole of heauty."
And for these reasons women are
rearing their hair short
The fashion old enough in the
zone of the spotlight is new in fe
ministic circles The "Pioneer Guard"
of short-haired women has been or
ganized. Just who started the fashion no
one seems to know. Some say it
originated witL. the suffragists as a
protest against man-made social