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There’s a new hair salon in town, and it’s rather special. Wildilocks is from Australia originally, but now they’ve opened up a branch at 225 Cuba Street (where Eyeball Kicks used to be – don’t worry, Eyeball Kicks is still around). As well as being a salon, Wildilocks also sells clothes, accessories and hair products. As you can see from the listings on their webstore, they’ve got a particular focus on the gothy-ravey-steam punky aesthetic, so if you’re after oversize goggles or Special FX hair dye, this is the place you want to go.
I’m particularly intrigued by their pricing structure – you pay per hour (billed in quarter hour increments), with stylists ranging from $55 to $85, depending on their expertise. Another awesome service they offer? Vintage hair dos! I was lucky enough to get to model for them as Dom and Charlotte were trained by Kat from Australia, and the Victory Rolls I got were seriously awesome. Photos are after the jump.
You no doubt know that we love us some dressing up and vintageness, ala Amy’s 30th, so we were quite stoked to receive this from Kylie:
Vintage Clothing Extravaganza this weekend!
This Sunday 26th July 1pm onwards at the Kelburn Church Hall, 81 Upland Road
Do you want to look the part but don’t know how? Are you looking for inspiration? Do you need some new threads? Then this event is for you!
Join two of our resident vintage gurus Amy Jansen-Leen and Ness Kirkham as we step back in time to educate you on the vintage world of style from the 1920′s jazz age through to 1940′s wartime. We will cover fashion, make-up advice and hairstyling tips for both men and women and everyone will receive a booklet to take home to refer to.
We have well over a hundred pairs of shoes for sale from $5-30, several racks of vintage and vintage inspired clothes from $5-80 and lots of accessories catering for both ladies and gentlemen so make sure you bring plenty of cash along (or visit the ATM down the road before you arrive) as it is CASH SALES ONLY!
Order of proceedings:
1pm – Ladies to be seated, styling session to commence
2.30pm – Ladies shopping session with Amy and Ness on hand for advice
3.30pm – Gentlemen to join us as we break for afternoon tea
(everyone to bring a pretty plate of savoury or sweet nibbles for the table)
4pm – Gents styling session
4.45pm – Gents shopping session with Amy and Ness on hand for advice
5.45pm – Curtains close on ‘The Extravaganza!’
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the door (limited ticket availability on the day) and can be purchased in class or reserved by emailing email@example.com or calling 021 345 716. Friends, family or colleagues interested in the era are very welcome to join us.
On behalf of the Full Swing Team “)
If you’re going along, do let us know how it went, please.
We like you and want to know what you’re wearing. Send us a pic and a description please!
Here’s me standing on a chair posing in my living room. I am wearing a vintage dress gifted to me in Brisbane by a wonderful friend named Michelle Younghusband. I love it so much because I don’t own anything that fits me quite as well. It’s cotton, and lined with one underskirt for a bit of flamenco feeling. I’m wearing it with Amie McCarron’s Parisienne black beaded choker necklace, and my favourite pair of brown leather boots. These were a major splurge for me, but I have never regretted the purchase – they are flat for walking the hills of Wellington (and climbing the odd tree), made in Italy, and brought from a fancypants boot shop in New Farm, Brisbane (my old posh hood). Red velvet curtains complete with broken curtain rail, low lit lamps and half-full wine glass complete the look.