What is a "Brownette"?
Brownette is the term the Hollywood studios coined when they changed Jean Harlow’s hair color from platinum blonde in an effort to soften her image after the 1934 Hayes code enforcement took place. It’s not quite brown, it’s not quite blonde, it’s brownette. It sounded dirty. Today instead of brownette we say dirty blonde.
Just down the road from Stepford, apparently.
takes you up to three shades blonder...actually, where this took you was into the salon for a major repair job.
Wow I didn't know the Jean Harlow thing that's really cool. I always understood it to mean lighter shades of brown, to almost dark blonde. And I think Ms. Desmond has it there that mess was probably took you from Bronde to Blorange.
Actually I think Max Factor came up with it first. He had rooms in his studio for redheads, blondes, brunettes and Brownettes.
Actually, Brownettes is the name of that three headed heifer in the picture. She used to come see me at my salon but I couldn't take her complaining anymore. And her hair is just like the hydra. Once you cut it off one head it just grows back on the lip of another. Hope you've got plenty of mustache wax, you're gonna need it.
Yes, some of the Max Factor Rooms are still there (I've seen them) but not the Brownette.I love that term! It sounds like a snack.