Clariol Advertising slogan, tagline: Does she or doesn’t she?
In the 1950s, most women didn’t dye hair by their own, because women who did so were considered overly fixated on their looks or of ill repute. A visit to salon which was allowed would take hours. Lawrence M. Gelb, the co-founder and chemist saw the vacuum in the consumer mindspace and created the product which would bring down the process to 20 minutes. However, he had to win another perception battle, he needed to convince women they could dye their hair without anyone being the wiser. Thus, the original concept of ‘does she…doesn’t she’ was born.