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
who have turned their salons into fabulous retro beauty parlours, complete with bulb-lit theatre mirrors, chandeliers and boudoir-inspired décor. London
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