Vintage Hair & Makeup

Goodwood Revival 2015

Goodwood

I was honoured to be asked to join the hair and make-up team this year at this prestigious event ‘The Goodwood Revival’ a highlight on anyone’s vintage calendar. The ladies flocked to the salon to be styled and glammed up for the day, victory rolls, eyeliner flicks, beehives anything retro goes!  For anyone who hasn’t been before, this festival is certainly not to be missed: vintage stalls, vintage racing cars, old fashioned fairground rides, vintage clothing, its like stepping back in time…. X

 

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Rockabilly

Rockabilly

We often hear folk using the term Rockabilly but do we know where the term originates from?

In the USA in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s the southern state of Tennessee was at the heart of country and western music, often known as “Hillbilly Music” because people came from the surrounding hills to Nashville, the capital, to play and listen to the music.

At the start of the 1950’s single artist and groups in the USA also started playing “Rock” music. Within a short while they were playing a combination of Rock and Country and Western (Hillbilly) and so by the mid 50’s ROCKABILLY Music was formed. It only spanned a few years as in the 60’s Pop music took over, but during those few years many legendary records were made.
Here are a few:-

Bill Hayley:-            Rock Around the Clock     1955
Gene Vincent:-       Be-Bop-A-Lula.                 1956
Elvis Presley:-         Blue Suede Shoes.           1956
Buddy Holly:-         Peggy Sue.                        1958
Eddie Cochran:-    C’mon Everybody.              1959

Everyone has heard of Elvis “The King”, the older generation will have heard of the other artist. Younger people will recognise the songs even if they don’t know who recorded them, but few will realise that they, amongst many other records were the songs that started ROCKABILLY music.
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Vintage Hair & Makeup

Vintage Hair & Makeup Workshops…. X

Pinaglis Vintage tearooms in Thundersley Essex was the latest venue for Betty’s Rock & Rollers Vintage hair & Makeup workshop. 10 ladies gathered to try out their skills at vintage hair & makeup. We started with makeup, its always fun when it gets onto the eyeliner flicks! Victory rolls and pin curls were next up with the ladies practising on themselves and also helping each other, and last on the menu was a cup of tea and the hugest slice of cake, well we deserved it after all that hard work! Always a lovely bunch of ladies and we have lots of fun wordpress pic 1 wordpress pic 2 Looking forward to the next one… X

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Rockabilly

New Rockabilly Shop Essex ….. X

Well…. how many of you living in the Essex area have felt the need to travel to London or Brighton to find some exciting Repro 1950’s Rockabilly clothes and accessories? well look no further… A Delightful little shop called Rockamilly has opened up in the heart of Rochford Essex, I had the pleasure of being invited to the opening of the shop on Sat 16th of May. With a warm welcome by proprietor Kirsty, the shop was buzzing with people. With the 1950’s music playing on the jukebox  I felt absorbed by the atmosphere and the great selection of colourful clothes and accessories, If you are into the 50’s Rockabilly scene a visit is a must! …. X

25 West Street, Rochford, Essex, SS41BE

http://www.rockamilly.com

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Vintage Hen Parties

Vintage Hen Weekends…. X

Well… this weekend my stylist Maddison and myself had the pleasure of visiting the Happy Days Retro vacations campsite. Set in the beautiful countryside of Suffolk but not far from the coast sits this quirky retro site with several super airstream 1950’s caravans. A warm welcome awaited us from the proprietors Kevin & Jenni clearly passionate about their homely abode. Our reason for arriving was to spend the afternoon priming and styling 13 lovely ladies for a 50’s Hen party organised by the amazing Hope & Glorious vintage. We set to work in our fab retro salon for the afternoon ( usually the campsites reception). On went the 50’s music and the ladies arrived in their pairs and the salon came alive with victory rolls eyeliner flicks and laughter, meanwhile in the shelter the girls were having fun with afternoon teas & making crafty hair flowers to compliment there hair do’s, then glammed up the girls happily posed for shots for memories for keeps. What a warm and inviting setting I shall certainly be returning, cant wait! ….  X

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Vintage Photoshoot …. X

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of collaborating on a Vintage Photoshoot at Wakehurst Mansion In Sussex organised by Ingrid of Fine to Fabulous Hair & Makeup. A large team of specialist Hair & Makeup artists were brought in to style and dress a group of talented models to be photographed at this stunning backdrop
for a 1920,s and 1940’s/50’s theme. Here are a few shots behind the scenes I can’t wait to see the final shoot pics…. X

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Burlesque Dancing, Vintage Hair & Makeup

The Burlesque Jems Cabaret Evening… X

Saturday the 24th of October 2014 saw the annual Burlesque Jems Cabaret Evening. Founder and feathered facilitator of The Burlesque Jems “Jem” and her tutors showcased their lovely burlesque dancers at a beautiful venue in Essex.

Betty’s Rock & Rollers were there on the night offering vintage makeovers for the ladies performing.

The ladies looked amazing, the atmosphere was buzzing within the dancers and the audience. There were feathers and fun, tease, and of course a bit of naughtiness, a great evening was had by all.

The burlesque Jems classes are at various locations over Essex and Hertfordshire. If you want to build confidence, learn a dance routine, have a chance to dress up and meet some other fabulous women, get in touch at
http://www.burlesquejems.co.uk for more details …. X

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