So as promised here’s the second part of the 1940s Boutique photos. I had a lot of fun teaching a 1940s hair and make-up look to a great group of women on site at Bletchley Park. The ballroom in the Mansion House made a great setting and we started the day with coffee and muffins before moving on to my hair and make-up demonstration. The ladies then had a practical make-up session and some one to one time to help them perfect the look. After lunch, everyone chose to do a fabulous guided tour, lead by the fantastic Philomena, who did it dressed in full 1940s attire. You can buy all of her books about Bletchley Park here, and she really is a great authority on the subject.
The afternoon focused on hairstyling with a few demonstrations on techniques and accessorising, then a practical session to help get to grips with basic setting and styling. I was so impressed with everyone’s efforts and the way everybody applied themselves to the task.
My lovely model Jess, from the MK News, wrote a great piece about the day that you can read here and I’ve had lovely feedback from the participants too on my Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos facebook page. The next course is April 19th and there are a few places left, so if you want to book a place then get in touch with the events team at Bletchley Park via their website bletchleypark.org.uk
Also, keep an eye out for April’s Vintage Life Magazine for my Bletchley Park inspired hairstyling guide!