Monday, 19 April 2010

Vintage wedding hair and beauty

Inspired by a very chic model I photographed during Rome Fashion Week who had styled her own hair for a party (shown below), I’ve started researching vintage-style hair dos for the big day. I love the idea of soft 40s Victory Rolls, with a vintage brooch used as a hair pin at the back. 
I’ve discovered some great vintage hair and beauty specialists in London who have turned their salons into fabulous retro beauty parlours, complete with bulb-lit theatre mirrors, chandeliers and boudoir-inspired décor.

Lost in Beauty in Primrose Hill is decked out like a Victorian apothecary, with antique cabinets and old-fashioned dressing tables. Along with wedding beauty and bespoke make-up lessons, it can also arrange vintage-style beauty events that would be ideal for pampering at a hen do:

Lost in Beauty
Nina’s Hair Parlour in the legendary Alfie’s Antiques Market is a must for any die-hard vintage fan - entirely dedicated to vintage-style hair and beauty. Choose a style from its gallery themed by decade, and they will create the perfect 60s beehive, 20s finger waves or a Brigitte Bardot mane.

Nina's Hair Parlour
For something a bit more rock n’ roll, It's Something Hell's on Carnaby Street, has become a cult hair destination, where William and Vanetia Sessel (aka Mister Ducktail and Miss Betty) are experts in 50s Bettie Page pin-up styles and rockabilly quiffs for boys. 

It's Something Hell's


  1. Sounds like the ultimate hen night, some beautiful pictures there x

  2. Hello, I like your blog. I could spend days in Lost in Beauty!
    Are you on Twitter? I'd love to follow you if you are.

  3. I need to get on Twitter... thanks for the reminder!! So glad you like my blog!

  4. Right, I've joined twitter! You can find me here: