Roughly a year ago, I treated myself and my little sister to a girly day in Birmingham during February half term. What a fabulous experience it was!
I’d had a look at the Le Keux Vintage Salon online and I fell in love with their gorgeous pin-up styling. Believe it or not, this time last year I had never done a photo shoot, so I was quite nervous and unsure of what the experience would be like. Thankfully, Flo had taken a friend to do the 2 for 1 £99 pin-up shoot a couple of months beforehand. She highly recommended it and so I booked my sister and myself in!
When we got to the salon, it was beautifully set out with pink vanity tables and a little fifties-style diner around one side. Both of us were nervous to start off with but the stylists really put us at ease.
We were given time to choose hair and make-up styles. Then, the makeovers began.
It was a truly wonderful experience – my sister definitely felt like a princess. I asked lots of questions about the pin-up look and the stylists were happy to answer with tips and suggestions.
It’s safe to say we both felt transformed afterwards! Next, we got to choose outfits from the salon’s wardrobe. It was like playing dress up. There was a wide range of sizes in different styles. My sister and I settled on two Lindy Bop dresses that suited our make-up – we even had shoes and petticoats to complete our looks.
Finally, we had the photo shoot. This was the part we were most nervous about; we’re quite awkward and generally hate having our pictures taken. Neither of us should have worried though – the photographer was really patient and helpful. She gave us tips on posing and positioning. She didn’t even mind when we were messing about!
All in all, we had a great time at the salon. Both of us got a warm welcome and gorgeous styling. We were really pleased with how our images turned out too! Even if you’ve never been into pin-up, I’d highly recommend the photo shoot with a friend – it’s lots of fun.
Le Keux have three salons: one in Leeds, one in Birmingham and a new one in Leamington Spa. Their pin-up shoots start at £99 but watch out for the 2 for 1 special offers – they’re great value for money!
Flo and I will be heading up to the Leeds salon this summer. What looks should we go for?