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Rolling up at the Painted Lady!

With Belinda Hay...at The Painted Lady (London)!
A little while ago I booked a place on a hair styling evening at a vintage salon in Shoreditch (London) called The Painted Lady...and it was a lovely evening indeed! A stonethrow away from Shoreditch High Street overground station, it is hidden like a little gem on an inconspicuously grey London street; that is Redchurch Street, and through the glass door another world seems to beckon passer bys. Inside, the Painted Lady is lovingly decorated in details that will bring you back to the past…from the exposed brickwork walls and stunning vintage dressing table to the lavish old record player that was so preciously pretty that I dared not touch in fear of scarring it. Besides all the modern amenities of a salon, the Painted Lady also offers a manicure service specialising in the vintage half moon tips and even retro styling parties for groups! (Mind you...this is not a sponsored post, but rather a little sharing of my experience at the in-salon styling evening at the Painted Lady London.)

[To find out more about the Painted Lady (Shoreditch), please take a look at their website:

Getting my hair prepped with a curling iron....

After the front has been curled....

From the back...
Being more used to pin curls than victory rolls, the styling evening was very helpful as Belinda went through the nitty gritty of how to make the victory rolls work and demonstrated two workable styles that I could do for myself. I must say I do find victory rolls challenging as I have been trying to work out where the rolls should sit sensibly and how to style my waist length hair in victory rolls that are not ridiculously too big…so Belinda being the author of ‘Style Me Vintage’ and the founder of the Painted Lady was definitely an invaluable help! [To find out more about the book: www.amazon.co.uk/Style-Me-Vintage-Belinda-Hay]
Can you spot the old record player....and how pretty is that dressing table?

Vintage style 1...side victory roll joining up to form a long roll across the back...

Vintage style 2....double victory rolls with rolls across the back in an updo!
The evening is a light hearted and enjoyable treat from Belinda and her lovely team for anyone who is interested in vintage hairstyles…made to feel very welcome as though I was at a girly meet-up with some friends who enjoyed talking about hair, Shoreditch and vintage over a glass of wine as well as a little goodie bag. Belinda was very kind in suggesting victory roll styles I could try with my longer length hair. It is a free event and happens monthly but a booking to guarantee a place is necessary. The good news for you lovely darlings in London is that the April in-salon styling evening is set to be interesting with a special focus on vintage make-up…so make sure you save yourself a place by e-mailing the Painted Lady or messaging through their Facebook page!


[The Painted Lady's Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/The-Painted-Lady-London]
Style 1...conventional vintage triple victory rolls! 

Style 2...vintage quiff-like half victory roll on top!

BouBou exploring the cute little goody bag I brought home....

Which style do you darlings like better? I came away with a few more ideas on how to style my victory rolls, so hopefully I will be able to show you darlings some progress after a few experimental attempts myself. Perhaps I can even delve into Belinda’s book to see what inspired vintage hairstyles I can whip up…as I have recently got the book. And as the Easter break is approaching…will you London dolls be shimmying at the Lady Luck Club Easter Ball? Whatever you may be up to...have a fabulous Easter break my lovely darlings!



Until the next time,
May xx

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  1. Oh my gosh that must have been an amazing experience!!!! I love the Style Me Vintage books on hair and makeup so much! Your hair looks so beautiful, Victory Rolls are just so perfect on you :3

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    1. Thank you so much my dear! I have almost all the 'Style Me Vintage' books too! Your dresses are amazing and I often wished I had your wardrobe!
      May xx

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  2. Ooh how fantastic hair-dos! You look so lovely !:)

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    1. Thank you so much my dear!
      May xx

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  3. Wow just when I thought you couldn't get any more glamourous! I love both looks though the second is a little more quirky and steals my vote...just;) You look like you had a wonderful time and I love that book, I can't wait to see what you create from it, I am sure it will be fabulous! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much my lovely! I liked the second style more...and decided to adapt it with a back roll but think I will still need lots of practice! But Belinda is lovely and everyone was just so nice at the Painted Lady!
      May xx

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  4. oh i heard about that hair salon and even bought that book style me vintage hair;) so many beautiful hairdos in it! and i love love love your victory rolls! they look so glamourous and beautiful! i still need a lot of practice for hairstyles like that but i keep on trying;)
    happy easter darling!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

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    1. Thank you so much sweety! You are so sweet! Your victory rolls looked lovely in your last post! I still need a lot of practice too...and hopefully we will get there one day!
      May x

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  5. What a thoroughly awesome event! I've always dreamed of having my hair (err, technically wig now - it still takes the ol' brain a moment to get used to that...perhaps I should just say "my hair" all the same?) styled by an expert vintage hairstylist. What a fabulous experience this must have been for you, dear gal (style #2 gets my top vote, but both are terrific!)

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you my dear! Your hair is lovely with or without it if you ask me...and I am sure you will have a great time at a vintage salon getting pampered from hair to nails! Hope you had a great Easter!
      May xx

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  6. What a fun event! I love vintage hairstyles, but my hair is long and thick, so without proper training, I find it hard to do a lot of them on myself. Good luck with your victory rolls - I read your more recent post about them and I'm sure it just takes practise :)
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Thank you my lovely! It definitely takes practice! I remember when I first started with my pin curls...as I have very long and thick hair too...it took some time to get use to the technique....
      May xx

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  7. So cool! I like style #2! I love a back roll! You have beautiful hair!
    ~xoxo CoriLynn

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    1. Thank you sweety and welcome to Walking In May!
      May x

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