Calling all you wannabe burly girls!

Miss Rosy Cheeks Burlesque
Miss Rosy Cheeks Burlesque

The wonderful Miss Rosy Cheeks has just launched her beginners burlesque workshops and they are the perfect introduction to burlesque.

Experience the glamour and elegance of burlesque while you learn to pose, walk and tease like a showgirl. Sessions are held in an all-female environment, designed to be full of fun, glamour and giggles.

Sign up here for only £15 and if you buy two workshops together you can save £5

And if you get the taste for it you can start the beginners course in September and get the opportunity to join the rest of us at our Burlesque shows at the Hare and Hounds.

Coming Soon ….. Click here for details



Count down to Mad Men

Mad Men is back on our screens on the 10th of April and it definitely can’t come soon enough!

We will be able to catch up on the exploits of Joan, Peggy, Megan, Don, Roger and Pete as well as take in all the stunning hair styles, costume and set which make this show so beautifully watchable.

Mad Men Avatar
Mad Men Avatar

But if you can’t wait that long then AMC have a treat in store for you … Visit the Mad men home page and you can create your own Mad Men avatar or click on the link below to take you straight there.

http://www.amctv.com/madmenyourself/

So get out your inner flirty 50s or swinging 60s selves and get creating!

Enjoy!



Yelp’s Vintage Beauty Workshop is Tomorrow

imgresFriday 8th February, 6pm -8pm, Urban Coffee Company, Birmingham (B3 2NP)

Tomorrow night is Yelp’s Vintage Workshop evening hosted by yours truly. There will be demonstrations and a how to hair workshop and even better it is completely FREE!

But hurry as there are only a few more places available. You can sign up and find out all the details here: http://www.yelp.co.uk/events/birmingham-yelps-vintage-hair-and-beauty-evening

 

Look forward to seeing you there! Sarah



The Party Season is upon us …

…. and what better way to be merry and bright but with a trip to the pop-up vintage hair & makeup parlour. With a carefully crafted coiffure and a pretty pout you will be the belle of any christmas ball.

The pop-up vintage parlour will be appearing this coming Saturday at the Kings Heath Vintage Flea market just in time for all those Christmas parties that are starting this weekend. So why not come and pick up vintage bargains for those one-of-a-kind christmas presents as well as treating yourself to a bit of a pamper.

Email me on sgr.makeup@me.com for an appointment/booking details.

Walk ups may be available but an appointment will mean less queuing!

Price list:

Quick Hair Up £15 (20mins) [ie minimal heat styling]

Quick Makeup £15 (20mins)

Quick Hair & Makeup £25 (40 mins)

Liner & Lips £5 (10mins)

Lashes, Liner & Lips £10 (15 mins) [Fake strip lashes]

Add Lashes to any appointment for £5

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The Vintage Flea Market

Saturday 8th December 2012

10am – 4pm

All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, Birmingham

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I hope you see you there,

Sarah xx



Omo makes whites bright!

In the summer I did a photo shoot with the amazingly talented Louise Holgate at the Avoncroft Museum. We released a sneak peek back in Aug but due to our busy schedules we have only just got around to editing them. Included in our final selection is one where our model Helena is showing off a packet of OMO washing powder which is definitely shouting out to be made into one of these amazing adverts ….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch this space to find out how we get on trying to recreate our own vintage style OMO advert!

 



Bella Rox

When Sam from Bella Rox asked me to join this amazing team of creatives I couldn’t resist. We designed the shoot to be a romantic romp through the decades from the 1920s through to the 1960s. Victory rolls and big beehives were teamed with beautiful vintage dresses, styled by Jessica Williams, and stunning floral creations, by Blush Floral Design. Creating the perfect show case for Bella Rox’s new range of hair accessories and jewellery and Liz Rose van Bokhoven was there to capture it all on camera and produce this mesmerising collection of photographs. And not forgetting our gorgeous model Frankie Holah.

Here are just a few of my favourites …

Bella Rox

To see the full collection of photographs see my Portfolio pages.

We have also been lucky enough to for the photographs to be featured on the award winning Love My Dress Blog. You can see more details of this on my Press pages.

Recreating the look

For you 1960s lovers – if you want to try and recreate the beehive at home here is my how-to-get-the-look guide. If you prefer the glamour of 1950s here is my guide to getting the glamourous 1950s makeup look.

Let me know how you get on!



Another week another Vintage Fair

The Leicester Vintage Fair
The Leicester Vintage Fair

The Leicester Vintage Fair

Saturday 17th November 2012

12pm – 5pm

LEICESTER CATHEDRAL

Just a quick reminder for you vintage fair fans out there that I will at the Leicester Vintage Fair this Saturday at the Cathedral for a Winter/Christmas Special.

Leicester’s largest vintage event will showcase both Leicester’s and the UK’s finest vintage collectors and traders selling Mens & Womens vintage spanning six decades. Alongside vintage clothing you will find homewares and collectables, jewellery and accessories too!

Shop whilst live acts entertain you from the stage and enjoy a spot of tea and cake in the vintage tea party!

And best of all I will be there running the Vintage Hair Salon

Email  me on sgr.makeup@me.com for an appointment/booking details.

Walk ups may be available but an appointment will mean less queuing!

Price list:

Quick Hair Up £15 (20mins) [ie minimal heat styling]

Quick Makeup £15 (20mins)

Quick Hair & Makeup £25 (40 mins)

Liner & Lips £5 (10mins)

Lashes, Liner & Lips £10 (15 mins) [Fake strip lashes]

Add Lashes to any appointment for £5

You can further details of other stall holders and other event information on The Vintage Fair’s Facebook Page.

Hope to see you all there ….



Summer of Love

In order to combat the dark dingy days I thought it was about time to bring back a little sunshine into our lives. We have been lucky with ‘The Summer of Love’ shoot as the photographs have appeared on the front cover of Unique Bride Magazine as well as in The Boho Wedding Blog but now I get to share MY favourite shots with you all.

Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate
Summer of Love. Photograph by Louise Holgate

Photography: Louise Holgate

Hair & Makeup: Sarah Russell from SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup

Dresses:  LuxeBridal 

Flowers: Fusion Flowers 

VW campervan: Kathryn Marsh

Models: Nathan Bennett and Meghan Howard

To see the press coverage for the shoot check out the Boho Wedding Blog press page and Unique Bride press page.

To see the full collection of photographs see my portfolio



1950’s Makeup – How to get the look

If you have picked up the Oct/Nov issue of Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine you may have noticed that they had a new addition to their panal of beauty experts …. ME!

Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine Beauty Panal
Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine Beauty Panal

The question I was asked was how to create a glamourous 1950s makeup look at home, for a 1950’s inspired wedding.

Here’s the low down on ‘how to get the look’ …

  1. Chose a matt foundation a shade lighter than your natural skin tone and set with a powder.
  2. Blush was used very subtly to contour the face, choose either a peach or pink to compliment your skin tone. The aim was to achieve a peaches and cream complexion with a velvety smooth finish.
  3. Eye shadow was also very subtle. Chose a colour to match your eye colour or your outfit, pastels and browns were popular choices, but make sure it’s matt. Keep the shadow concentrated to just above the lashes and blend upwards and sidewards.
  4. Line the lash line with an eye pencil, keeping it very soft on the lower lashes. You can add an eye ‘accent’ by adding a small flick at the corner of each eye. However a more modern ‘50s inspired’ look can be achieved by using a black gel/liquid liner to create a more striking line and flick.
  5. Curl your lashes and then use mascara to enhance the upper outer corner lashes and you can also use fake half lashes to really emphasise this winged eye look.
  6. The eye brows of the 50s were shaped and penciled. Start by brushing your brows up into an arch, tweezing stray hairs if needed, then darken with a powder or pencil (a shade or two darker than your hair colour) and shape into an arch extending them at the outer corner if needed. Set in place with a brow gel.
  7. For the lips russian reds were still popular but pinks, purple-reds and orange-reds were also starting to appear by the early 50s. Chose a colour to match your outfit and then use a liner to define the shape of your lips, creating a soft rounded cupids bow and then fill in with your chosen lipstick colour, blot and add a touch of gloss if required.
  8. Add a touch of glamour to your look and draw on your own beauty mark or emphasis one you already have with a brown eye pencil.

All you need now are painted nails to match your chosen lipstick and a great pin-curl set coiffure and you’ll be the belle of the ball. Let me know how you all get on …



Only a day to go …

…. Until the Stoke Vintage Fair!

Stoke Vintage Fair

The Stoke Vintage Fair

Sunday 11th November 2012

12pm – 5pm

KINGS HALL, STOKE

The Stoke Vintage Fair is back and this time for a big Autumn/Winter special!

Make room in your wardrobes because they’re bringing 40-50 vintage traders to fit you out with a new wardrobe from the 1940s-1980s. Throw in a little homeware, accessories and jewellery for good measure and then rest your weary feet in our scrumptious tea party…

And best of all I will be there running the Vintage Hair & Makeup Salon

 Email me on sgr.makeup@me.com for an appointment/booking details.

Walk ups may be available but an appointment will mean less queuing!

Price list:

Quick Hair Up £15 (20mins) [ie minimal heat styling]

Quick Makeup £15 (20mins)

Quick Hair & Makeup £25 (40 mins)

Liner & Lips £5 (10mins)

Lashes, Liner & Lips £10 (15 mins) [Fake strip lashes]

Add Lashes to any appointment for £5

You can further details of other stall holders and other event information on The Vintage Fair’s Facebook Page.

Looking forward to seeing all you vintage lovelies there!