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.


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 or tweet me @SGRussell