Here’s how you can get that glamorous pin-up look without too much hassle! It’s all about getting the basics right, so let’s begin!

Dressing the part

Organising a pin-up wardrobe can be difficult if you’re not sure where to start. To get the right clothes, draw inspiration from the 40s and 50s—where the hourglass silhouette was on trend. Accentuate the waist and opt for A-line dresses and skirts, with petticoats underneath, of course! Top the look off with a belt and a cute cropped cardigan. A big tip: shop at second hand stores to find authentic vintage clothing!

Getting the hair right

A big part of the pin-up look is the hairstyle. Ladies in the 1940s and 1950s rocked large finger waves, hair accessories (including bandanas) and victory rolls to create volume and an all-round a signature style. If you want to achieve the rockabilly look, getting your hair right is vital. While there are hundreds of tutorials on YouTube, it can be very difficult to get it right on your own. Want to get the hairstyle of a pin-up girl but it’s proving too much of a hassle? Talk to these Shellharbour hairdressers!

Angel’s Hair

For high-quality hairdressing services at an affordable price, head to Angel’s Hair in Kiama. Specialising in designer cuts for both men and women, you can count on this professional team to deliver the look you’re after. From cuts and colours to foils and styling, at Angel’s Hair they do it all. For more information on what this team can do for you, give them a call today!
Where: Shop 7, Akuna St, Kiama, NSW 2533

Time for make-up

The rockabilly look is all about pops of colour, mainly red but it’s up to you! Nail polishes, lipsticks and hair dyes, it’s all about injecting some personality into your style. Some main tips to remember when applying makeup for the pin-up girl look: use full-coverage foundation (pin-ups have flawless skin!) and disguise any dark circles. Make the eyebrows pop and don’t forget to add a little (or a large!) cat-eye when applying your eyeliner. Need a hand getting the look just right? Visit this beauty salon.

Beauty at the Beverley

From vibrant hair colours through to waxing, eyelash extensions, nail care and make-up, the team at Beauty at the Beverley can help you achieve your look from top to toe! With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, you can trust you’re in professional hands at this modern beauty salon. Get the most from your retro look by booking an appointment at Beauty at the Beverley today.
Where: Shop 1/8 Beverley Ave, Warilla, NSW 2528

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