Summer of Love

Friday saw a milestone in SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup’s history. We made a very big update to our Press section of the website.

Here is what is was about …

We’ve been keeping the ‘Summer of Love’ photo shoot under wraps for months but now we can share the love as they have now been published in issue 3 of Unique Bride Magazine, available from 30th August 2012.

The shoot took place on a very breezy summers day in kings norton, close to Solihull in the West Midlands. With LuxeBridal providing the stunning vintage wedding dresses, Louise Holgate taking all the photographs, Fusion Flowers creating beautiful arrangements, Kathryn Marsh bringing along the star of the show Pumpkin the VW campervan and not forgetting our two models Nathan Bennett and Meghan Howard who brought it all to life.

We had to contend with the wind, muddy bogs left by the torrential rainwe’ve been having an the fact that Pumpkin the VW camper wouldn’t fit under the entry gate to the shoot location! But we all rallied round and due to all our hard work we pulled off a successful shoot. So successful in fact that Unique Bride Magazine have put us on the front cover!

So here you are for you all to enjoy …

Unique Bride Issue 3 Cover – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup
Unique Bride Issue 3 Editor’s Letter Page – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup
Unique Bride Issue 3 Editorial Page 1 – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup
Unique Bride Issue 3 Editorial Page 2 – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup
Unique Bride Issue 3 Editorial Page 3 – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup

And even more excitingly the editorial includes a ‘How to get the look’ section written by yours truly. Learn how to do your own relaxed wispy waves …

Unique Bride Issue 3 Editorial Page 4 – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup

And last but not least SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup has very first advertisement in print!

Unique Bride Issue 3 – Featuring SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup Advert


Recreating the 1940’s …

Last thursday saw the fruits of our labour come together at our 1940s inspired vintage photo shoot at Avoncroft Museum, near Bromsgrove, Birmingham, West Midlands who let us use some their amazing buildings, we especially loved the 1940’s prefab.

Our photographer was the amazing Louise Holgate  who spent the day snapping away at our model, Helena. I created her 1940’s vintage look by creating Faux Betty Bangs and victory rolls in her hair and a simple 40s makeup. I will be doing tutorials on each of these looks in the near future so watch this space.

Louise quickly worked her magic and has produced some amazing pictures for us to have sneaky peek at while we wait for the collection to be put together.

I would just like to say a big thank you to Helena, my model, whose beautiful face graces our photos (you really can’t take a bad picture of this girl. Stunning!), to Louise for agreeing to be our photographer and taking these gorgeous photographs, to Simon from Avoncroft Museum, who stood patiently by as we set up shots in the prefab and lastly to Giulia Scrimieri, costume designer extraordinaire, who came to my rescue and raided her costume collection to provide me with an original 1940’s outfit.

We found out on our visit you can also get married at Avoncroft so if you’re planning a wedding, especially a vintage wedding, Avoncroft is well worth a look.



We’re popping up all over the place!

Solihull Vintage Fair 8th September 2012

We’ve got another event to add to our busy schedule! SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup will now be popping up at:

Solihull Vintage Fair 8th September 2012 10am – 4pm Meadows Function Suite, Hobs Moat Road, Solihull, West Midlands.

POP-UP VINTAGE SALON OPENING TIMES: 1PM -4PM

I will be running my vintage pop-up beauty salon at this local event from 1pm – 4pm, so why not book in for a bit a of a pamper. All you’ll then need is your party dress and your dancing shoes and you’ll be the belle of the ball when you hit the town.

Eye Liner or Lips application £5

Fake Lashes and Liner Application £10

Quick Vintage Hair Styling £15

Walk up appointments will be available but if you like to pre-book your time slot then email me at sgr.makeup@me.com or tweet me @SGRussell



It’s finally here!

After numerous days (and some very late nights) glued to my computer SGR Vintage’s NEW LOOK website is finally here! Phew! So come on in and take a look around.

I really hope you enjoy it but if you find that any links aren’t working, find the layout confusing or can’t find what you are looking for then please let me know via the contact form.

There’s lots going on so make sure you check out my blog to get your fix of all things vintage and beauty, with lots of how to guides and product reviews. If you want to come and meet me and find out what it’s all about then you can find all the events I’ll be popping up at here

Come and join me at the I do .. IN VINTAGE wedding fayre this coming sunday, 29th July, and you can get that barnet styled into a super beehive for only £10! And on top of that we are running a special promotion to everyone that comes to an event so make sure you visit the stand to pick up your 10% OFF all bridal services sticker. Bargain!

Don’t worry if you can’t make this event we will be offering other special offers and competitions so keep an eye on our Promotions page.

You can have a goosey ganders at my portfolio and  you can also see what I’ve been up to in the world of film and theatre.

And to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of it sign up to my newsletter and follow my blog.

I look forward to hearing from all you vintage lovelies,

Sarah xx



I do … IN VINTAGE

I do in vintage

I do .. IN VINTAGE wedding fayre

Blakelands Country House, South Staffordshire DY7 5DP
Sunday 29th July 2012

Next sunday the beautiful Blakelands Country House will be opening their doors to host the ‘I do .. IN VINTAGE’ wedding fayre organised by the lovely Eve (a photographer) and Victoria (designs, bakes and decorates wedding cakes).

Pre-register here for you chance to win a photographer and cake for your wedding day!

I was lucky enough to be involved in their promotional photo shoot back in june so I got to see the stunning surroundings of Blakelands Country House myself. Set in idyllic countryside it has an old creaky charm but with all the luxury that you would expect from a top hotel. The main house built in 1638 provides a perfect back drop to anyone wanting to add a bit of character to their wedding. So use this as an excuse to come and see the house for yourself as well wander around and chat to all those amazing vintage exhibitors.

Make sure you visit the ‘Blue Room’ as that is where I will be with the SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup stand alongside Luxe Bridal who sell the most amazing vintage wedding dresses.

I will be offering a special 1960′s inspired promotion during the show so make sure you visit the SGR Vintage stand to get your beehive for £10. Walk-ups will be available but if you would like to pre-book your appointment please email me: sgr.makeup@me.com

See the ‘I do … IN VINTAGE’ blog featuring SGR Vintage Hair and Makeup

Here are some of the photographs from the photo shoot so you can see what lovely treats are waiting for you. I look forward to seeing all you beautiful vintage brides on sunday.

Sarah xx



Champagne, Cupcakes and Wedding Dresses

I was lucky enough to join the amazing girls at the LuxeBridal headquarters for their open day. They were showing off their exclusive range of Vintage Wedding Dresses from the glitz glamour af the 1920s right through to the hippie 70s.

Brides were treated to a glass of champagne and a stunning cup cake, supplied by Emily from Buds & Bows Bakery .

I was there to style the bride’s hair to help show off the beautiful head pieces from Cherished Vintage Bridal Accessories.

And to top it all off Louise Holgate Photography was there to capture it all on camera.

I had a lovely day meeting all the brides to be and the wedding dresses were pretty stunning too!

Check out Louise’s photographs of the day below:



Are we about to pop-up at an event near you?

Its been busy here at SGR Vintage HQ while we’ve been busy planning our next events. Here’s where we’re going to be over the next few months …

Luxe Bridal
  Custard Factory, Birmingham  6th May 2012 11am – 4pm I will be joining the girls of luxe bridal as they throw open their  doors fors for drinks & nibbles.  There will be their amazing range of vintage bridal wear and headwear and I will be on hand to offer hair  styling advice and do so some demonstrations.

Call LuxeBridal on 07530690599 for more information

The Stoke Vintage Fair 

Kings Hall, Stoke

13th May 2012 12pm – 5pm

Pre-book to avoid disappointment:  sgr.makeup@me.com

will be offering special show prices Quick Vintage Hair £15 (20min)  Quick Vintage Makeup £15 (20min)  Lashes&Liner £10 (10min)  File&Polish £15* (15-20min)  *Includes FREE mavala mini  nail polish (subject to availability)

Midlands Wedding Festival St Mary’s Church, Temple Balsall,  Knowle, B93 0AN 23rd Sept 2012 12:30pm – 4:30pm There will be loads of wedding suppliers, afternoon tea and a free  goodie bag for those who pre-book their tickets. I’ll be there with my pop-up vintage salon with competitions, prizes and demonstrations.

Contact Felicity via her website:

http://www.fabulousbyfelicity.co.uk/contact-us.php

TBC: Vintage Chic Wedding Fair, Birmingham, October 2012