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About Pin Up Curl

I’m Sarah, and I adore hairstyling. Sometime back in 2009, I attended a 1940’s weekend in Derbyshire and totally fell in love with the vintage style. From there the love, passion & obsession for hairstyles of a bygone era blossomed into the business you see today.

I practiced as much as I could to master the traditional techniques, and after honing my skills styling for friends and family members, I hosted a pop-up salon in a local vintage shop. Coupled with my dream of being self-employed and buoyed by the love I have for recreating such timeless and classic looks, Pin-Up Curl was born.

Old Hollywood glamour is all about the waves of the 20’s and 30's, the curls and rolls of the 40’s, the iconic Marilyn waves and poodle sets of the 50’s to the bouffant and beehives of the 60’s, and now a modern version of vintage waves - Hollywood waves. Based in Derby, I cover all areas of the Midlands and beyond, and even international destinations.

Before my hair love affair, I trained and worked as a knitwear designer. My creativity and attention to detail are skills I’ve brought to my hairstyling, particularly my vintage wedding hair looks. I’m head over heels with the vintage lifestyle and pride myself on a certain authenticity. Coupled with creating fabulous vintage hairstyles, I’m also the creator of Accessories by Pin Up Curl – a range of beautiful vintage inspired hair accessories and corsages to compliment your fabulous hairdo and outfit.

When I’m not up to my eyes in pins curls, hairspray and artificial flowers, I enjoy a prosecco or two, snuggling my three darling cats, watching old films (rarely concentrating on the plot but the outfits!), and perusing for goodies at vintage fairs and festivals.


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