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Vintage Hair Lounge

If a new vintage look is what you’re after then make sure you visit the Mother and daughter duo Gloria and Sharon Holloway and their team at the Vintage Hair Lounge.

Sharon Holloway, owner of Vintage Hair Lounge,

“We take our brand of retro-styling across the country and the demand is amazing. Women (and their men), love the classic looks of the forties and fifties. It’s womanly, sexy and demure, all in one.”

Vintage Goodwood 2012

Vintage Hair lounge packed up their curlers, dryers, a team of 20 advanced stylists and headed to this years Goodwood Revival. 


For the guys there was Chappy Hours, where Bournemouth barber Jason Bailey the traditional barbering team offered retro haircuts and traditional wet shaving.

Make-up was provided free by Julia Townend, a leading body-paint specialist and Team Leader of the West Thames College Specialist Make-up programme.



The team of 20 hairstylists on hand recreating the hairstyles from all vintage eras, were recent graduates of the "Vintage Hairstyling For Camera" training course.

Vintage Hair Lounge - Mother and Daughter Sharon and Gloria Holloway


Vintage Hairstyling For Camera is an intensive 2 day course that's suitable for beginners or experienced stylists.

With over 40 years of hairdressing behind her Gloria Holloway is more than well qualified to teach you all the skills that you need to know. 


Vintage Hair Lounge Icon Style Tips

  • Research Your Icons - There's a very good reason why they look amazing!

  • Go For A Strong Silhouette - Each era has a particular shape and the right hairstyle for the right outfit is an absolute must.

  • Use A Quality Hairspray And Lots Of It - For great finish and hold, go for the best. Your hair needs to look glossy and glamorous, but it has to stay in place, as any icon would expect!

  • Lashes! Lashes! Lashes! You don't need to pile on the eye shadow but get the lashes and liner right and you'll be fluttering all the way to icon status!

  • Great Lipstick - Pencil in those lips first to create a perfect shape, and cover over with a semi-matte lipstick with just a hint of shine. If you've gone for the forties or fifties look then it's all about the best red lippy you can find!