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 Looking forward to the next one… 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
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
I had the pleasure of teaching another vintage hair & hair workshop for The Burlesque Jems in Cambridge in September. There is always a lovely atmosphere in the group, we have lots of laughs and fun while the ladies create their own vintage makeovers with help and guidance from myself. We do a step by step demonstration starting with makeup then moving onto hair and the ladies get to try the looks using the products provided. It’s always nice to hear the positive feedback so let’s hope the workshops inspire the ladies with their hair & makeup when they get glammed up for their burlesque events….. Until the next time lovelys ….. X