So this post is a plug for someone who’s services I have previously partaken in and recommend very highly.
The Lindy Charm School for Girls
Often taking place at various vintage fairs around this country, Lindy's specialises in teaching you the tips and tricks to really completing that vintage look. Hair styles, make up techniques and accessories were all covered when I did it. It has admittedly been years but I would be happy to return and take a workshop again. There is something in this for everyone, even my mother who is a hairdresser trained in many vintage techniques learnt new tricks.
Miss Chrissy, the charm school headmistress is friendly and insightful. She lives the vintage look every day and knows what works and what doesn’t. She is a vision of elegance from a bygone era.
One small thing about this – when I went I had short hair (a 60’s twiggy style) and I have short hair again. As such I didn’t get as much out of the hair portion as I couldn’t really take it home and do it myself – though humorously my mother did place a barrel roll in my hair on the long fringe side which looked as silly as you imagine. If you do have short hair I would suggest just asking for tips and tricks to achieve finger rolls as it’s a classically vintage look that doesn’t require long tresses. You do not however, need long hair to enjoy the day or to learn loads of information about accessories and make up styles.
Their website also sells some great vintage items so even if you can’t make it to the workshops it can be worth checking out their shop.