- a unique freelance vintage hair styling and makeup service in
Essex and Suffolk UK
Whether it's a sleek 1920's bob, Marilyn Monroe curls, Wartime victory rolls or a a Sixties beehive - with my 30 years experience and unparalled qualifications, I can offer you the hairstyle which will best compliment your retro look for that special occasion.
Let me give you just the right hairstyle for your
burlesque party fancy dress event ball prom night wedding day
fancy dress event
I can provide you with a complete hairstyling and make up service, true to the era of your choice, either in my salon on the Essex coast or, in your home.
Many of the styles I am required to do combine traditional techniques and even the use of authentic equipment. However, long lasting styles can also be created using the most up to date methods and products.
Interested? You can start by having a FREE telephone consultation, without obligation. If you then decide to have a trial run, you may do so, either at your home or at my Essex salon. I can provide you with ideas, web site links and resource material to help you choose what's right for you.
For your big event, I can visit your home or hotel if you require, where I can also offer a group hairstyling package. This is especially popular with brides.
Or, why not have a retro hairdressing party night with your friends?
You do the dressing-up and leave the vintage hair-do's to me!
Do you need some help styling your own hair in a vintage way? Check out the Tips and Tricks page here for some really helpful free advice. Alternatively, I can give you a personalised one-2-one lesson with tips on techniques, advice on colouring, quick fixes, suitable products and accessories.
Prices are by quotation - please see the Rates and Services page.
Gents retro styling is also offered, subject to consultation.
Qualifications include - City and Guilds NVQ3, B.A. Degreee in Fashion and Textile design, Certified State Regiistered Hairdresser, Federation of Small Businesses member.
Need some inspiration?
Check out my MOOD BOARD here...
1920's - saw dropped waist lines, flat chests, boyish looks, cigarette holders, corsages, the Flapper era, the 'It' girl, Clara Bow (making famous the 'Bow' lips), low Louis heeled shoes or Mary Janes with stockings and garters
And for hair - sleek short or wavy bob cuts, Eton crops, heavy fringes, waves, kiss curls, headbands, floppy bows, feathers.
1930's - For the look, think Art Deco, Greta Garbo, slouched Fedora hats, bias cut silk dresses, androgynous styles, palazzo pant trousers, gently padded shoulders, fox fur stoles, wedge platform shoes.
And for the hair, create Jean Harlow curls, the high drama Hollywood starlet look, severe partings, pin curls, the use of pomade, the Marcel wave look, finger waves, snoods. For make up - thin eyebrows, smoky eyelids, dark lips.
1940's - the period now popularised by Dita von Teese. Wartime fashions, uniforms, the Andrew Sisters, severely tailored jackets, pencil skirts, seamed stockings, padded shoulders, tilt or 'toy' hats, headscarves.
For your glamourous 40's hairstyling try the Veronic Lake look (below), Victory rolls, pin curs, barrel curls, snoods. Makeup should be matte, with emphasis on the lips which are full and blood red !
1950's - the era for the rockabilly look, denim pedal pushers, gingham blouses, twinsets and pearls, nipped in waists, softer shoulder lines, cinch belts, bullet bras, bobby socks. Or why not explore fifties glamour with petticoats, ball gowns and fur stoles? Don't forget those cat's eye glasses!
For hair, add a cocktail hat to your short waves and curls, or go for the Audrey Hepburn look. Pony tails and short fringes (like Betty Page below) look just great! Sleek chignons Hair was worn flat to the head. Long hair looks great in a Fifties French pleat. Brows are thick, eyeliner was pronounced, lips bold.
1960's - Ah! Everyone loves the Sixties! The mini dress, Mary Quant and Twiggy, space age designs, hot pants, bright colours, loud prints, crochet cloche hats, trouser suits, hippy fashion, flower power. Eyemakeup is heavy, skin and lips are pale. Viva the false lashes!
For your Sixties hair style the choice is yours! Bouffants, beehives, sets and backcombing, flick-ups, afros, Sassoon assymetric bobs, Mia Farrow crops, long flowing hair and headbands.
1970's - the Abba period! Everyones favorite party period! Glam rock looks, Punk fashions, disco glamour, Bay City Rollers tartan, platform boots, Biba and Laura Ashley fashions, small prints and lace, skinny tops and flared trousers (with turn ups of course!)
Wear your hair like Charlies Angels - flick fringes, layers, centre partings, braids, crimping, the shaggy layer cut, crazy colours, spiky gelled hair, the 'gypsy' cut. Or why not bring out those heated rollers and hot brushes from the attic to create flicks or off- the-face curls. Natural looking makeup, fine brows, moist looking neutral lips, but for the glam rock look -anything goes!
1980's - reach for the shoulder pads girls! Power dressing, gold glitz and guilt, the mini returns, Joan Fonda lycra and legwarmers, Joan Collins elegance, Madonna and the midriff, Princess of Wales hats, coloured or patterned tights, bold jewellery,
Eighties hair was either high maintenence - big, sprayed, curled, permed, highlighted, or easy care like Dianna's mouse-coloured layered cut, or the wash 'n leave perm. This era saw the popularity of the mullet haircut! Makeup is bold, full of colour on lids and cheeks, and don't spare the bronzer! Khol is popular inside and outside of the lids. Glossy lips.
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