Vintage Salon at LouLou’s Vintage Fair Albert Hall, Nottingham Sunday 20th November 10am-4pm

Hello!
Just to let you know that I will be back in Nottingham running the vintage salon for LouLou’s Vintage Fair on Sunday 20th November.  There are still spaces available but hurry, they are filling up fast!

Details of the event can be found here.

You will be able to book time slots at 15 minute intervals at 00 / 15 / 30 / 45 past each hour from 10am – 4pm. These slots will work on a queue jump system, this means that I will be running the pop-up salon on a first come first served basis however for those of you that pre-book a time slot, when you arrive you will be able to skip straight to the front of the queue. There may be a short wait only if there is someone already in the chair. I run the salon this way as it allows some flexibility incase anyone is running late or has to cancel.

Price list:
Per victory roll £5 
Quick Hair Up £15 
Liner & Lips £5 
Lashes, Liner & Lips £10 (approx 10-15 mins) [Inc. fake strip lashes]
Add Lashes to any appointment for £5
**** Special Offer ****
Quick Hair & Lashes/Liner/Lips £20 Save £5
If you would like to pre-book a slot then you can contact me via the form at the bottom of the page and let me know what treatment(s) you would like and a 1st and 2nd choice of time slot then I can get you booked in. If there are any services not listed that you would like please let me know and I’ll see what I can do for you.
I will only be taking cash on the day but if you would prefer to pay by paypal this can arranged prior to the fair. (Please contact me for details and please note no paypal refunds are given if you are unable to make the fair).

I look forward to meeting you!
Sarah x
Photography: Louise Holgate / Hair & MU: Sarah Russell / Costume: Giulia Scrimieri / Location: Avoncroft Museum / Model: Helena Dellera
Photography: Louise Holgate / Hair & MU: Sarah Russell / Costume: Giulia Scrimieri / Location: Avoncroft Museum / Model: Helena Dellera


Nottingham Does Vintage

Nottingham Does Vintage

I will be running the POP-UP PARLOUR at the Nottingham Play House this coming Saturday for Nottingham does Vintage.

Spaces still available! Email info@sarahrussell.co.uk or fill out the contact form below to get booked in. Go on … get pampered  ready for that night out or belated Valentines date.

You will be able to book time slots at 15 minute intervals at 00 / 15 / 30 / 45 past each hour from 10:30am – 4:30pm. These slots will work on a queue jump system, this means that I will be running the pop-up salon on a first come first served basis however for those of you that pre-book a time slot, when you arrive you will be able to skip straight to the front  of the queue. There may be a short wait only if there is someone already in the chair. I run the salon this way as it allows some flexibility incase anyone is running late or has to cancel.

Price list:

One victory roll £5 (5mins)

Quick Hair Up £15 (20mins) 

Liner & Lips £5 (10mins)

Lashes, Liner & Lips £10 (15 mins) [Inc. fake strip lashes]

Add Lashes to any appointment for £5

**** Special Offer ****

 Quick Hair & Lashes/Liner/Lips £20 (40 mins) Save £5

If you would like to pre-book a slot then please let me know what treatment(s) you would like and a 1st and 2nd choice of time slot then I can get you booked in. If there are any services not listed that you would like please let me know and I’ll see what I can do for you.

I will only be taking cash on the day but if you would prefer to pay by paypal this can arranged prior to the fair. (Please email me for details).

Click here for more information about the Nottingham Does vintage Fair.

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

IMG_3034



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!

 



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 ….



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.



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



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



Mad Men: Lets join the debate … Fat Betty

BETTY (DRAPER) FRANCIS

Since Betty‘s series 5 debut it seems all that the bloggersphere and twitter have been talking about has been Betty’s sudden weight gain.  Even ‘Fat Betty’ themed Twitter accounts have appeared along with what seems to be an awful amount of hate for the character. 

The story line was prompted by January Jones’ real life pregnancy and so to get around building that into the story line they have whacked her in a fat suit and ‘fat Betty’ was born. In my opinion she is still stunning. And a quick note on the makeup other than a few dodgy scenes Betty’s ‘fat’ makeup was immaculate. A big thumbs up to the prosthetics team!

At the start of the episode we see her struggling to get into one of her many beautiful dresses. She then crawls into bed and feigns illness to get out of going out to dinner her husband. Cut to megan effortlessly getting dressed to go out with Don.

We then see Betty sitting on the sofa, in her dressing gown, munching her way though a box of ‘Bugles’. She’s depressed.

She even goes to the doctors to get a diet pill and has a brief thyroid tumor scare, which is found to be benign and then swiftly goes back to the eating. 

I get it, I really do. We all feel down occasionally and often turn to a bar of chocolate or a tub of icecream to get us through and then realise that we’ve pilled on few too many pounds and then struggle to get it off again. So shouldn’t we all be feeling a little bit of sympathy towards her and willing her on? 

But unfortunately for Betty, as the series’ have gone on, her character has got less and less likable all she seems to do is to get stressed, shout and moan and this hasn’t changed. Now she’s stressy, shouty, moany AND keeps blathering on about how depressed she is that she’s fat. Would we be friends with a real life Betty? No, probably not and that’s not because she’s got fat, its because that’s all she’d talk about.

LETS KEEP THE DEBATE GOING. LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW … 

 

PEGGY OLSON

Now on to the other characters and my favourite quote of the episode, Peggy, in a an amazing pixie like outfit, is in a meeting with Roger and Don about a new client, Mohawk Airlines. Peggy volunteers to take on the work but …

Don:  “You’re plate is full and frankly Mohawk is going to insist on a regular copy writer…”

Roger:  “… someone with a penis”

Peggy:  “I’ll work on that”

Just showing women are still not completely accepted in the work place and how hard Peggy has had to work to get where she has.

 

MEGAN DRAPER

And last but not least Megan is turning out to be the style icon of the series. Her ever changing outfits, hair and makeup are showcasing the cutting edge trends of the period. I’m not sure she’s always puling them off though … you decide …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan at a work dinner date with Don and Heinz beans. High hair and monochrome eyes and nude, matte lips.  

 

Watch out for this weeks tutorial were I’ll show you how to get Megan’s cool monochrome eyes.




MadMen Hair Tutorial: The Beehive

THE 1960s BEEHIVE FRENCH TWIST

YOU WILL NEED

Pins / Grips / Comb / Hairspray / Soft brush / Flowers, Scarf or any other hair accessory

STEP 1

Section the hair and back comb from route to tip (so its standing up right). Hair spray each section. Its harder to work on freshly washed hair so ideally have day old hair, otherwise you’ll have to use a lot of hairspray!!

STEP 2

With the soft brush sweep all the hair, at the back of the head to one side, being careful not to brush all the backcombing out. Grip up the centre with criss-cross grips. Leave the top section alone for the moment.

STEP 3

Again leave the top section alone. Bring all the hair that you swept over to the left back over to the right twisting it back on itself into a twist.

STEP 4

Pin all the way up the join where the twist meets the head.

STEP 5

With the soft brush smooth the top layer and brush the top section back. Look in the mirror and adjust the hight and shape of the beehive and then once you are happy twist and secure the section downwards, just like you did in step 3 (just at a different angle).

STEP 6

Tidy up any wispy bits with hairspray or extra pins/grips and check it out in the mirror. If there is any area that you don’t like then just whack on a hair accessory or two.

GOOD LUCK! Let me see how you get on and post pictures of you and your hair!



Madness for Mad Men

Madness for Mad Men

This week saw the return of Mad Men to our screens and I was very excited to welcome back Joan, Peggy, Betty and Megan in to my living room.  I’ll be discussing what the women of the series were up to in the 1960s but more importantly I’ll be looking at the amazing hair and makeup and giving a quick tutorials you help you recreate the look at home.

Sky Atlantic and Blackberry start off the proceedings with their own vintage style adverts and during the ad breaks we saw all the old adverts from milk tray, co-op, kit Kat and flake to name but a few.  A lovely touch Sky, thank you.

Previous series of Mad men have been praised for its historical authenticity and visual style. From the set, to costumes, to the hair and makeup it is a 1960s treat for the eyes.  The last series took us to October 1965 and when we return in the fifth series there has been a small time jump so we are probably now well into 1966. So skirts have got shorter and the beehives have got taller!

‘ A Little Kiss’ 

This double part episode is a beautifully gentle re-introduction to all the characters.

Don and Megan are now officially Mr & Mrs swiftly followed by her promotion from secretary to copy writer.

Joan now has given birth to baby Kevin and trying to juggle the new born with trying to get back to work. But with her husband away she is struggling. Her mother is also putting on the pressure for her to not go back to work because if “your husband is a doctor you don’t need to work.” But Joan is determined. She comes back into the office with the baby to try and find out what’s happened to her job. She misses work and even with the baby and her mother at home she feels alone.

Peggy, in contrast to Megan, has put in the hard graft to earn her place as a copy writer.  We see her in this episode pitching to Heinz beans.

Now for the most important part … The hair!

Megan sporting the typical voluminous 60s bob …

Peggy has a flicked out bob – a far cry from her high 50s pony and bangs in the first series. Her hair, makeup and clothes have all matured as we see her climb the career ladder.

And last but not least our favourite of them all … Joan played the wonderful Christina Hendricks (I want to be her!) Even though she’s frazzled in this episode she still looks amazing, although we see her with her hair a little more relaxed than her usual perfectly coiffed hair do (bottom photo).

Keep an eye out for our my next post where I’ll attempt to do a how-to-guide to show you how to do you own hair a la Mad Men!