First Trip to a Beauty Shop
First Trip to a Beauty Shop, Top Value trading stamp catalogue, 1972, oil on canvas, 30 x 27 in.
First Trip to the Beauty Shop reprises an idea Rockwell first used in 1918. Mother and daughter are excited about the professional cut and style that symbolize the child's growth into girlhood. Rockwell tightened the focus between the almost-final drawing and the finished painting to emphasize the expression on the child's face as she regards herself in the mirror.