UK's original vintage hair and makeup salon. Our team offers the best in contemporary hair care/cuts/makeup but we have gained our repute by being the only authentic vintage hair and makeup specialists. Egypt/Rome/Greece/Renaissance/Elizabethan/Edwardian/Victorian the 20th century being the most popular at present
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As a curly-haired bleached blonde, my tresses are naturally a total pain in the backside. Few have been able to tame the mess- color or cut wise. I had a long standing relationship of over a decade in my native California with my last stylist. Upon moving to London, facing finding another brave soul who could style me correctly and give me confidence to place my crowning glory in their hands was a huge undertaking.
Enter Nina of Nina's Hair Parlour. Upon entering her presence, I immediately knew I was in good and capable hands. Nina transformed my frizzy, damaged 'don't' into a sleek stylish 'do.' Her demeanour and the overall feel of being in her parlour was of being with an old girlfriend- relaxing, kick off the shoes, but with a glamourish feel. Nina managed to both make me feel pampered, fabulous and hot- I literally walked down the street after each visit, wondering if people were staring at my fabulous new hair. Her bleaching skills are second to none- and she worked wonders on even my tired curls.
When I moved last year to Surrey, I tried in vain to find another person who 'got' me and my hair. After a year and four different local salons, all who were over priced, damaging to my hair and lacking the finesse and personal touch of Nina, I am literally commuting back to see her. I won't mess around again- as long as I am in the UK, I will travel to be under Nina's care.
I can not recommend her highly enough, her ability to be both endearing, professional and knowledgeable. She is the only person I know (and I work in the entertainment business) who can effortlessly go from styling big international cat walks and celebrities to discussing the virtues of a good bar of chocolate. Hats off to Nina- you wont need one after a visit to her!
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I have been going to Nina's for years and would never let anyone else touch my hair! She listens to what you want and gives you exactly what you ask for (you know what I mean girls when you ask for something and get the opposite, not here). Nina has taken me from waist length black hair with side swept fringe, via brown betty page hair to platinum blonde bombshell. I trust her and her staff so much that they did the hair on my wedding day (swept up 1940's curls on top or head, look at what katie did website to see what I mean!) and a Diana Dors wave on my birthday.
Nina will give an honest opinion of what you are asking, the atmosphere in the parlour is always fun and she is just great. Leila did my hair on my wedding day and everyone told me my hair looked amazing (many were wondering how she even got it to look the way she did given it was so long!) and Issy did my make up. Speaking of which, after having my skin ruined by a rubbish facial Issy made my skin look like porcelein (even my mum said so and she is the first to point out a blemish!). My make up lasted all day and night, as did my hair.
I looked glowing and compliments I got include 'you look like a member of edwardian royalty' and 'you look like a golden era hollywood film star'. Trust me, I do not normally look like that!
The girls at the parlour really know their stuff and are fun to boot, I really cannot fault anything about Nina's hair parlour. From one off special occasions to every day glamour Nina does it all!
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