Vintage beauty parlours: the Powder Room
After years of bringing victory rolls and black eyeliner to the London party scene and appearing in publications like Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, London-based vintage stylists The Powderpuff Girls now run several lovely venues to inspire the glamourette in all of us. The Powder Room hair and beauty parlours are fab venues to relax and get made-up in Fifties-inspired surroundings.
Whether you are looking for a quick fix (In a Jiffy Make-up, £15) or a full-on make-over (Make Him Look Twice, £35), the Powder Puff Girls have certainly got what you are looking for.
Renowned for their on-the-spot make-overs, the girls in their hot pink uniforms not only offer a range of make-up, hair and nail services – all served up with a nice cup of tea and biscuits – but will also assist in some after-work gamorising.
If you are working late and don’t have time to go home before that all important rendez-vous you can come to The Powder Room where you will be expertly refreshed and beautified. You can even change your outfit, leave your belongings securely with them and have everything couriered back to you the next day.
Best of all, vintage-inspired lingerie brand Playful Promises – think corsets, playsuits and bullet bras – have now opened a new boutique at The Powder Room in Soho so you can get dressed up and made-up all at once!
Prices start at £30
The Powder Room
136 Columbia Road
London E2 7RG
Nearest Tube: Hoxton
34 Marshall Street
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus