Beauty school dropouts rejoice! We have hunted down the very best vintage beauty salons in the UK; perfect for hen dos, birthday treats or simply recreating your favourite retro style.
We would definitely expect Brighton to have a vintage beauty salon, and Betty Lou’s does not disappoint! Specialising in vintage hair and makeup styles, the salon also offers manicures and bridal packages - there's even a tattoo parlour to get the full rockabilly look!
Hula Nails, London
If you’re a fan of Tiki hula girl style, we strongly recommend that you visit Hula Nails salon in London. The boudoir-style rooms are covered in Hawaiian print wallpaper, and all of the beauticians embrace a burlesque aesthetic. Specialising in luxury grooming, the salon offers much more than manicures. Airbrush tans are dried off with feathered fans and chocolate lycon waxes leave a glittery glimmer on the skin. Their Flamingo Hen Parties are particularly appealing; guests are given exclusive use of the salon with a gel polish mani or pedi treatment and a complimentary tiki cocktail.
For the ultimate vintage experience, head to one of Le Keux’s vintage beauty salons, located in Birmingham Custard Factory and Leeds City Centre (a third salon is opening in June in Leamington Spa). Expanding far beyond simply just hair and beauty treatments, the salons offer an American style diner, retro clothing stores, and a photoshoot and dance studio. We’d love to book onto one of their party packages, where you can choose from a wide array of vintage inspired activities; including hair and makeup styling, a fascinator workshop, burlesque classes, cocktail mixology lessons, afternoon tea and pinup photoshoots!
If you fancy a truly luxurious experience, we recommend contacting Nina’s Hair Parlour, where you can tailor your experience dependent on your specific needs. From one-to-one vintage inspired hair and makeup masterclasses, to full bridal packages, Nina Butkovich-Budden and vintage makeup specialist Issidora have taken the London vintage scene by storm!
Situated in Glasgow’s West End, Pin Ups prides itself on being an immersive vintage experience. All of the staff are encouraged to live the full vintage lifestyle – some are even trained actors and performers! Alongside hair and makeup, the salon also offers wedding and hen party package.
Possibly the cutest name that we’ve seen for a beauty salon, The Powderpuff Girls specialise in providing a vintage beauticians experience for events including weddings, hen dos, birthday parties or even red carpet affairs. The girls will even travel to your office for a pop-up powder room! Alternatively, book in for a one-to-one pampering session where you can choose to focus on hair, nails and makeup.
Whether you want a pinup inspired makeup look, a set of Victory Rolls, or a full Glamour Puss vintage makeover – head to Nottingham’s only vintage inspired beauty salon. Situated inside Hopkinson vintage and art emporium, the salon focuses on recreating classic styles from the twenties through to the eighties. Alongside hair and makeup, the salon offers cream teas and vintage photoshoots.
Located just off Chiswick High Road, The Parlour seeks to revisit the beauty salons of the 1950s where popping in for your ‘do’ is the highlight of your week. Whilst you relax amidst the pretty pastel surroundings, you are served complimentary cakes and cocktails. Dedicated stylists create bombshell blowouts and vintage inspired up-dos; and you can upgrade for head massages and conditioning treatments. When can we book in?!
Salon owner Bethany Jane Davies has an extensive background in creating vintage inspired hair and make-up for film, television and burlesque artists. Her stunning Old Hollywood inspired salon, located in the Manchester suburb of Chorlton, offers the ultimate glamorous beauty experience, where you can live out your vintage fantasies. The salon also offers full bridal packages and private hair and makeup tutorials.
The Vintage Beauty Salon brings a traditional beauty salon and blow dry bar to the small village of Sprotbrough, just outside of Doncaster. Situated by the picturesque village green, the salon is the perfect place for weddings, birthdays, hen parties or a girl’s day out. Alongside your vintage inspired blow dry, the salon offer a wide range of beauty treatments, including manicures and massages.
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