Vintage Electric Rollers

The Photographer and I love making the rounds of our favorite thrift shops and secondhand markets, so many of my Saturdays involve some sort of treasure hunting.

There are things that are always on our wishlists like records and vintage cameras, then there are the wishes that come out of nowhere.  Like electric curlers.

Out of the blue, I decided I wanted electric rollers.  I was a click away from ordering a set from Amazon UK, then I thought, “how much cooler would it be to have a set of vintage electric curlers?”

And the search was on, mostly yielding ugly 80’s sets in poor condition for 125-150 kr. ( $20+). Then one day, we went to a market we’d never been to and my wish came true beyond my wildest dreams!

I found a complete circa 1960’s set of vintage electric rollers still in its box, with all of the paperwork, and in mint condition!  The best part?  I’d barely touched it, when the seller promptly discounted it by half and I was able to score it for 75 kr. (about $13)!!!

Vintage Electric Rollers
Vintage Electric Rollers
They had me at the flip… I love a good flip!

 

Vintage Electric Rollers
Vintage Electric Rollers

Electric curlers are actually a Danish invention.  Who knew?

Vintage Electric Rollers
It even has a little book of instructions for creating retro-fabulous hairstyles!!!

Vintage Electric Rollers
Vintage Electric Rollers
Vintage treasure!!!

These curlers have not disappointed! They give me big, fabulous, flippy, retro beauty queen hair, and it actually holds.  Now if I could just find a Gillian Hills record, and a petite vintage chandelier for my bedroom, my life would be complete :)

 
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