Friday, 24 February 2012

Win Cinema Tickets to see Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Another competition!

This time it's to win 2 tickets to see the Marilyn Monroe film Gentleman Prefer Blondes being shown at Cinema City, Norwich, as part of Norwich Fashion Week, where I will be whipping up some hairstyles - free of charge. Yes, you heard it! First come, first served!

Cinema City have very kindly given me these tickets to give away, so I had to have a think about how I was going to make it in to a competition. After a think it was obvious. The question should be hair related shouldn't it?

Here are the details for the event:

Wednesday 14th March.

Tickets: £8.50 or £6.50 for Cinema City members and concessions.

Entry to the bar is free for the party!

Dress to impress in black tie and diamonds for this celebrated musical comedy, starring Marilyn’s Monroe’s archetypal dumb blonde and Jane Russell’s showgirl – decamping for Paris to ensnare rich husbands, with a classic soundtrack including Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.
Enjoy a glamorous glass of fizz, browse Vintage Norwich’s 50s memorabilia and enjoy vintage tunes. You can even get your hair styled vintage style in Flamingo Amy’s Pop-Up Hair Salon and get vintage make-up lessons from The Historical Sauces ‘Flicks and Lips’.

There is also an exclusive Vintage Norwich goodie bag and Cinema City Membership for the best dressed visitor.

Arrive from 6:30pm for hair, make up and drinks. Film at 8:30pm

Competition Rules
To enter send your answer plus you full name and mobile telephone number to All enteries must be received by 12pm Friday 9th March. If any of this information is missing you cannot be entered into the prize draw.

I will pick the lucky winner from a hat (or any other decent sized contaier I can find!) at random on Friday 9th March. The winner will be called to let them know they have won (so make sure your number is right!). If the winner is not contactable by 6pm on Saturday evening another winner will be picked - be warned, keep checking those phones!

Here is the question:

Marilyn Monroes natural hair colour was:

a) Blonde
b) Brown
c) Grey

This is pretty easy for any Monroe fans out there ;)

Friday, 17 February 2012

Norwich Vintage Fair - WIN your Hairstyle!

The Norwich Vintage Fair is visiting St Andrew Hall again on Sunday 4th March, and this time there is a prize to be won!

The fair is offering a selection of goodies to the winner, including early entry to the fair, tea for 2 at the vintage tea room, run by Biddies Tea Room, money to spend and a free hairstyle by me on the day!

So what do you need to do to win? It's easy. You just need to sign up to thier Norwich Mailing List to be in with a chance. How simple is that?

I will be available for appointments at a special Norwich Vintage Fair price. £10 for half head styling and £25 for full styling. Contact me at and advise which sort of styling you would prefer and what time you are looking for.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Hello & The Pop Up Salon

First of all, as this is my first blog on Blogger, hello!

Some of you may be asking yourself, why has the (rarely updated) blog from her website moved to here? Well, it's simply because it was a right pain to update where it was. It was awkard to add pictures (which I love dearly, and which will probably make up most of this blog) as well as suffering from many other boring technical issues. And I do like to talk, so the inablility to update it regularly was somewhat upsetting.

So here I am ready to start again and force pictures of hairstyles and related stuff upon you! Happy days.

Models: Solene Percher and Jude Wright
For my first post I wanted to introduce, to those that are not already familiar with it, The Pop Up Salon.

The Pop Up Salon is basically what could be described as a stage set, of a salon, that I can put in the back of a car and take with me to construct in a location of choice.

I am incredably lucky to live in the same city as and know photographer Joanna Millington. She was very excited when I asked her if she could photograph the salon, and as you can see from her images, she did a great job. Jo's work in general is quite frankly, incredable. I hate all this over the top gushing you see all over blogs, but I absolutely mean the words I just wrote, please take a look at her work, you won't regret it! A massive fan over here!

The salon was born out of my fustration of not having an attractive and practical work area when I was working at fairs and events. I wanted my clients to have the comfort of the salon experiance outside of a salon.

I wondered how I might go about doing this, and over the past year my husband (a constant source of inspiration) and I talked about what it might actually look like and how it might work.

Again, as luck would have it I was fortunate enough to know Matt Nunn of Bix B Productions and knew that he could create amazing sets, so set about talking to him about my ideas. Matt was quite excited about the project becasue it's not something that he had been asked to do before. As Matt is a fellow vintage enthusiast I knew he would understand what I was looking to create asthetically.

What was also exciting about designing this is getting to choose some wallpaper. I knew that Sanderson had just released their 1950's prints and was spoilt for choice. To be honest, this was probably one of the hardest parts! I'm really happy with my choice, not only that, I have the rest of the roll to find something to do with.

I am massively pleased with the salon. It's great to look at, easy to work at, easy to construct and has a mirror with lights round it. What is this not to like?

So far the salon has just had one offical outing in its completed state, and that was to A Most Curious Wedding Fair on Saturday 11th February. It got lots of attention I'm pleased to say!

The salon and my hairstyling services are for hire at weddings, festivals and any other sort of event. Please get in touch if you would like to make a booking.