Since starting the blog nearly two years ago, I have spent time with a lot of hair and make-up wizards. I love learning and I really enjoy seeing different people’s interpretation of certain looks. Thanks to a very awkward meeting at a Tiki Meet Up in London and a bit of a natter online, I got the chance to experience the magic of Miss Jenny June’s vintage styling skills!
Miss Jenny June’s bio:
I’m a vintage hair stylist and makeup artist based in Birmingham, England. Originally from Southern California I visited the UK for the first time 5 years ago and have been in love with it’s sunny weather ever since. I started getting involved in vintage lifestyle about 6 years ago after being Frenchy from Grease for Halloween. I had so many compliments and lovely people saying that it suited me so well, and it was down the rabbit hole from there!I’m in the process of going vegan myself, and in turn want all my products I use in styling to be vegan, cruelty free and as ethically sourced as possible, particularly in supporting small businesses. At the moment I’m based in Birmingham but also do mobile work throughout the UK. I love to travel and hope that one day I will be able to use my styling work to take me not only around the UK but anywhere in the world!
Before I got to my styling session, I gave the brief of ‘something I’ve not tried before’. I certainly wasn’t disappointed – I found out I was getting 30s evening look with a modern twist. Anxious to see the final result, I plonked myself in a chair and let the magic begin!
Jenny started by heat-setting my hair and then she moved on to make-up while the curls cooled.
Once my face had been painted, Jenny went back to my hair. My hair holds curl fairly well so it usually needs a decent brush-out.
I’ve never attempted a 30s style as I thought my face-shape wouldn’t suit flatter hair. Jenny didn’t do the traditional heavily-gelled finger waves, instead she kept some volume around the top of my head and used a mix of clips and hairspray to put in the waves.
Here’s the final look:
I really love how it turned out – I wish I’d tried this style sooner. The dark, sultry eyes were so different for me as I usually stick with a simple eye-liner flick. This particular session of hair and make-up wizardry has really made me want experiment more.
Throughout the styling, Jenny was warm and easy to talk to: she was happy to chat about all kinds things – even the relatively odd subjects that I can’t help bringing up. I’d be more than happy to be styled by her again!
What do you think of the end result? Are there any styles you would love to try out?