Joanie at the Vintage Beauty Parlour

vintage hairstyle

The Vintage Beauty Parlour in Chorlton, Manchester is one of those places where you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Since even before Bethany opened her salon back in 2014 (I cant believe it was that long ago btw!) she has been treating the ladies of Manchester and beyond to an authentic taste of hair and beauty from the Golden Age.

I hadn’t visited for a while, feeling a need to move away from a vintage look. I found it rather high maintenance and my style was evolving again, especially after having my second daughter.

Having said that, it’s a look I’ve always loved, and will always love. It know suits me, I’ve been told I have one of those faces that’d be perfect in a period drama (I think that’s a compliment?!) and its a classic and timeless look, depending on what you wear it with.


vintage hair updo old fashioned susie

When I heard Joanie Clothing were holding an event at the Bethanys place, I jumped at the chance to attend.

Joanie are a Manchester based clothing brand with a strong vintage look, designed for the modern girl. So basically, pretty much right up my street. As you’ve seen in my recent post about creating a capsule wardrobe, I’m less about buying all the pretty dresses (which they do sell, help!) and more about looking for pieces that will work with what I already have, and that have multiple ways to wear them.

joanie clothing vintage style outfit

For the event I teamed up some repro vintage style jeans with an M&S blouse I bought recently and my trusty Superga red trainers. The blouse I’d had my eye on for about a month, and figured I could wear it so many different ways.

There was a handful of bloggers and influencers at the event. We were treated to hair and makeup by Bethany and her team. HELLO dream hairstyle!

It was such a fun and relaxing afternoon. After a solid week of workmen at the house I needed to switch off. We had chance to browse the summer collections from Joanie, so many pretty things! Joanie are great at cute dresses and cool tee’s.

  • Jeans- Freddie’s of Pinewood
  • Blouse- Marks & Spencer
  • Trainers- Superga
  • Belt- vintage
  • Brooch- Vixen via Etsy
  • Sunglasses and bag- gifted by Joanie clothing
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23 Comments

  1. July 5, 2017 / 7:27 am

    You look amazing! Your hair suits you so much. Love stores like this.. I’m going to have to come to Manchester!!

    • July 6, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      I’d love to show you around Manchester sometime Lucy x

  2. July 5, 2017 / 7:54 am

    I love your outfit Susie 🙂 The hairstyle is incredible too!

    • July 6, 2017 / 2:05 pm

      Thanks darling! It was such fun x

  3. kate
    July 5, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    This is such a gorgeous look hun, and whilst obviously vintage inspired it still feels really fresh and modern! Love your hair like this x

    • July 6, 2017 / 2:04 pm

      Oh thanks Kate- that means a lot. I’m no purist thats for sure x

  4. July 5, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    erm hello, do I spy tennis ball macarons?
    your hair looks amazing, it really does suit you (it’s totally a compliment to be told you have a face that’d be perfect in a period drama), with the top and jeans you got the look nailed.

    • July 6, 2017 / 2:11 pm

      Hehe! Yes there was a bit of a tennis theme going on. Thanks so much!

  5. Lazy Daisy Jones
    July 5, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Get you ! you look adorable and so gorgeous! You suit this look so well Sue. I love those jeans but am not tall enough to wear them, on you they look stunning!
    lots of love Ash xxxxx

    • July 6, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      Oh thanks for your kind words lovely. Hope you are enjoying your holiday x

  6. katieches
    July 5, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Your hair looks absolutely amazing and I LOVE your top! Sounds like you had a great time

    Katie May xo

    • July 6, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      Thanks so much

  7. July 5, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    You looked fantastic! (I’m currently debating whether to buy that blouse!) I see what people mean regarding the period drama comment, definite compliment! Lovely to meet you! Hope our paths cross again x

    • July 6, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      Hey Donna! It was great to finally meet you too!

  8. July 6, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    You look awesome. I love the vintage look on you, it really suits you!

  9. July 6, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Susie this looks amazing and suits you so much! I love love love your outfit too!

    • July 6, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks so much Kirsty! It was so good to get pampered

  10. July 6, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    I love this look on you Sus and it reminds me of when I first started reading your blog all those years ago. P.S. I saw that blouse in store this morning and was seriously tempted thanks to you! xxx

    • July 6, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Hehe! Aw thanks Kat, I reckon it could work with your red skirt!

  11. July 7, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    It was such a lovely day and I’m thrilled that I finally got to meet you in person (not a creeper, I promise!) I’m rather envious of just how easily you pull off this look and that shirt is now on my wishlist, along with most of the Joanie website

    • July 9, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Ah it was so fab meeting you too!

  12. July 10, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Love, love, love this post – you look amazing! x

    • July 10, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Aw, I’m blushing! Thanks darling

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