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Handmade Style - Here in the UK we are finally having a proper summer which means paddling pools in gardens, 99 ice creams and days at the beach! My summer designs have been inspired by the nautical looks […]
Book Bag: The Book Of Dust - Recently I have been listening to audio books at my studio while I work. They have become the perfect way to get books back into my busy schedule, similar to how my mum used to […]
Harry Potter Photoshoot Day - I have always been a die-hard Potter fan. I have been on the studio tour twice and even recently went to Edinburgh to visit the places that inspired the series and had a cuppa where […]
Sewing Project: 1950s Beach Cover Up - Sometimes I sew things for my friends & this project was a particular success so I thought I’d share it on here. My friend Patsy had a great vintage pattern for a beach cover up […]
Macmillan Murder Mystery - As many of you know I lost my mum to a brutally short battle with Cancer just 6 months ago. So when I saw a online advert for a Macmillian event, a charity that do […]
Quick Sewing Project - I love a 1940s style check jacket and although my wardrobe already contains quite a few (including a much loved blue Pendleton that I picked up for a bargain price) there is always room for […]
How To Do A 1940s Scarf Look - If you have recently bought a vintage scarf from my Etsy shop you will probably have seen this little photo ‘how to’ on the listing for how to create a 1940s headscarf look. This look […]
New In Stock - As my Etsy shop continues to grow (a BIG thank you to you all for your custom and support) I wanted to expand it and add some new items. I draw my inspiration from the fashions […]
Changing Times - I haven’t blogged for a while so this is a round-up of 2017 and news about 2018. 2017 saw me move into a new studio space, a fantastic Art Deco building in Bedford with original […]
Happy Birthday Harry Potter! - Well apparently it’s Harry Potter’s birthday today and although I’m a little late to the party  as a big Harry Potter fan (& proud Hufflepuff!) I couldn’t let the day go by with doing  something […]
Disneyland Paris Magic✨ - This time last week I was on a train headed for Euro-Disney. I’ve been dreaming about making this trip for a long time, so I was thrilled to finally be able to do it. It […]
This Morning Live!  - I spent last week/weekend working for English Heritage at the fab This Morning Live show. I loved the vintage dressing room set up they created for me to work from at the show. Plus as […]
Messing About On Boats! - My summer shoot took place a few weeks ago and I’ve only just got around to sharing it! My new summer designs are proving very popular and you can get your own from my Etsy […]
Summer Photoshoot! - Well it’s safe to say the weather forecast has given me a few sleepless nights recently! I’ve been planning a huge outdoor summer shoot for my summer turbans & sun was a must! Luckily we […]
Beach Life - I hope everyone had a lovely bank holiday, as a hairstylist I spent the weekend working but I did find time to pay a flying visit to Brighton. Having lived there for many years it […]
Vintage Projects - Being a bit of a crafty girl I often have several projects on the go at once so here’s a few of my recent successes! My little novelty frog bag, came from hours of looking […]
Latest Photoshoot!  - A few weeks ago I went to see the new live action Beauty And The Beast film with my Disney bestie, Charlotte White of Restoration Cake. We loved the new film and even dressed up […]
Next Workshop Date! - I’m currently planning my next Bletchley Park hair and make-up workshop, taking place on Saturday 8th July. The workshop covers how to create an authentic and wearable 1940s look and is the chance to learn […]
Travel, Turbans and Teaching! - I’ve had an exciting start to the year with lots of fun work and even a few trips. So just before I headed off to Paris at the weekend I held a little clearance SALE […]
Say It With Flowers… - Recently I have been getting back into wearing hair flowers. There are some really great places to buy vintage look flowers now and I did a craft swap with one lovely designer, the fab Holly […]
Turban Tuesday: first pics from the Twin Peaks shoot. - As I’ve been out at a meeting today’s post is a little late, but hopeful worth the wait as I’m bringing you the first proper look at my recent shoot! As the new turban is […]
Hufflepuff Pride: Butterbeer Recipe - January can be a bit of a dull month with lots of work and no vintage events, so I like to do little projects. Over Christmas we watched all the Harry Potter films and then […]
Turban Tuesday: New Design - So exciting things have been happening in my sewing studio & I have a new turban design up for sale! I’d been thinking about the style for a while (you can see a very early […]
Turban Tuesday: Customers!  - As it’s the last #turbantuesday of the year it felt like a good time to say a HUGE thank you to all my customers who have supported my new business venture this year!  It’s always […]
Turban Tuesday: Effie Trinket - So today’s #TurbanTuesday ventures into the modern! I love the Hunger Games books & films and my favourite character by far is Effie Trinket, the sweet,  immaculately dressed woman from The Capital  with the crazy […]
Turban Tuesday: Veronica Lake  - Veronica Turner is another vintage hairstyling fave of mine and is famed for her  ‘peek-a-boo’ waved hairstyle but even Veronica was partial to a turban from time to time!         Check out my vintage […]
Turban Tuesday: Charlotte White of Restoration Cake - Today’s #TurbanTuesday has been written by my awesome friend Charlotte White of Restoration Cake. This lady is beyond stylish, not to mention an amazing business lady, so let me hand over over to the fantastic […]
Turban Tuesday: Lucille Ball - Today’s #turbantuesday is someone who I absolutely love as an actress, so I was thrilled to find several pics of her rocking a turban look! Lucille Ball is know for her role as the funny, […]
Turban Tuesday: Lana Turner - Today’s #TurbanTuesday turban inspiration post is the stunning Lana Turner. As a vintage hairstylist I was already a big fan of Lana and my Pinterest is full of great pics of her beautifully styled hair! […]
Turban Tuesday: Carmen Miranda - So each Tuesday I’ll be sharing a bit of turban inspiration and this week I just had to start with a HUGE personal inspiration of mine and the ultimate turban wearer, the talented and stylish […]
60s Chic - My latest vintage hair tutorial is now out in Vintage Life! I’ve been writing for this fab magazine for several years now and this is probably one of my favourite shoots to date. You will […]
Etsy Shop News! - After a VERY busy few months working away from the salon doing hairstyling for some beautiful weddings and running pop-up vintage hair salons at events & festivals, I have finally had some time to sit […]
Coolie Hat DIY project. - Since we had a proper summer this year and I’m not great in the heat I developed a bit of a thing for vintage coolie hats! These shady hats are a stylish way to beat […]
Vintage Outfit Round Up. - Although when I’m working you’ll mainly see me in my gorgeous blue pinny from The SundayGirl Company, off duty I love to wear colourful vintage & vintage style clothing. Below is a little round up […]
Vintage Hair - It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my vintage hairstyling & make-up looks so below are a few pics from the parlour. You can book your look with me via email to sarahsdoowopdos@gmail.com  […]
First Fabulous Forties Pamper Day!  - This year I’m launching vintage pamper days at Bletchely Park to run alongside my 1940s Boutique workshops. The first pamper day will take place in the beautiful mansion house rooms on October 8th, so why […]
Atomic Amber - Some of you may already follow vintage fashion blogger Atomic Amber, but if not I highly recommend you do! Amber’s blog (which you can find here) is full of gorgeous photoshoots and great vintage fashion […]
Welcome To My Etsy Shop! - Well I’ve finally got around to it and last night I activated my Etsy shop! Since so many people have shown an interest in my turbans  you can now order one of my vintage style […]
Harry & Edna’s Vintage Day! -    The latest Harry & Edna event takes place this Saturday and I will be there with my pop-up vintage hair salon!  Harry & Edna run ‘Hednas Vintage Nightclub‘ together, a 1930s & 40s style […]
Vintage Beachwear! - As the suns is finally out this seemed like the perfect time to do this blog post! I was asked a few months ago by the lovely Alison of Silly Old Sea Dog if I’d […]
Vintage Turbans - My love of turban’s is well known and if you follow me on Instagram (if not find me here) you’ll have seen that I have been wearing them a lot over the past few months. […]
Caroline and Neil’s Vintage Wedding. - I styled Caroline’s hair for her wedding to Neil in June of last year. Caroline was already running the successful ‘Carrie’s Handmade and Vintage Fairs’ in Bedford where I’m based, so our paths had crossed […]
Making 1940s Wrap Tops - I love sewing but I haven’t really had much time recently to make things for myself so I decided to try and put a little bit of time aside in the evenings to make a […]
Spring Is Here! - Recently I had the pleasure of teaming up with fantastic pin-up photographer Nicole Klein of The Hourglass and stunning pin-up Miss Honey Malone for a some fun, springtime, Easter bunny pictures. Nicole has just finished […]
Cover Star Curls – Part One - Over the next two weeks I’m excited to welcome a guest blogger on board! Drag racing sweater girl, mid-century enthusiast and Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos hair model Patsy is one stylish girl! Over the next couple […]
Vintage Hair Tutorial - This vintage hair tutorial is one from the archives but as it’s such a fab look I thought it deserved another outing. I orginally did this look for Vintage Life magazine and it featured in […]
Louise and Matt’s Vintage Wedding. - As Valentines Day is at the end of this week, it seems like the perfect time to do a romantic post and what’s more romantic than a wedding! Louise married Matt in December in a […]
Bowie - Like many, I was incredibly sad to hear that the fantastically talented David Bowie had passed away recently. Bowie was a huge inspiration to many, myself included, and his cutting edge music and style will […]
New Style - Firstly Merry Christmas! I had a lovely Christmas with family and  friends, so I hope everyone has been enjoying themselves, I know I have! I love this time of year as not only do I […]
New Look Salon Pics! - Apologies for the radio silence on the blogging front recently! 2015 has been a another fantastic year for Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos, so I decided to end the year by showing a bit of love to […]