VINTAGE FESTIVAL: Nostalgic look at classic hairstyles

Visitor and Guardian writer Gemma Sherlock had a 1940s hairdo makeover at Guys and Dolls Hair in Lancaster in the run up to Morecambe's Vintage by the Sea festival taking place this weekend.'Salon co-owner Evonne Prior works on Gemma's style.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'29-8-2014.
Visitor and Guardian writer Gemma Sherlock had a 1940s hairdo makeover at Guys and Dolls Hair in Lancaster in the run up to Morecambe's Vintage by the Sea festival taking place this weekend.'Salon co-owner Evonne Prior works on Gemma's style. PIC BY ROB LOCK'29-8-2014.
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The vintage trend is becoming more popular, it is a fashion statement, a indication of a particular life-style and a memoir to a time that once was.

Fashion is not the only way you can express these things but also how you have your hair.

Visitor and Guardian writer Gemma Sherlock had a 1940's hairdo makeover at Guys and Dolls Hair in Lancaster in the run up to Morecambe's Vintage by the Sea festival taking place this weekend.'Salon co-owner Evonne Prior works on Gemma's style.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'29-8-2014.

Visitor and Guardian writer Gemma Sherlock had a 1940's hairdo makeover at Guys and Dolls Hair in Lancaster in the run up to Morecambe's Vintage by the Sea festival taking place this weekend.'Salon co-owner Evonne Prior works on Gemma's style. PIC BY ROB LOCK'29-8-2014.

Demand for bookings has been high at Guys N Dolls Hair Boutique in Lancaster, ready in time for this weekend’s Vintage By the Sea Festival in Morecambe.

I had a sneak preview of a vintage style that many women will be wearing soon.

I opted for the Victory curls and the marcel waves which has been the most popular choice this year.

Guys N Dolls will be doing vintage do’s for the second time this year for the festival.

Visitor and Guardian writer Gemma Sherlock had a 1940s hairdo makeover at Guys and Dolls Hair in Lancaster in the run up to Morecambe's Vintage by the Sea festival taking place this weekend.'Gemma sporting her new look.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'29-8-2014.

Visitor and Guardian writer Gemma Sherlock had a 1940s hairdo makeover at Guys and Dolls Hair in Lancaster in the run up to Morecambe's Vintage by the Sea festival taking place this weekend.'Gemma sporting her new look. PIC BY ROB LOCK'29-8-2014.

Evonne Prior, salon co-owner at Guys N Dolls Hair Boutique has been cutting and styling hair for twenty years.

She said: “I don’t think we were expecting it to get this popular, people come to us now for their vintage hair.

“Back in the day their styles would never sort of be perfect because they wouldn’t have all the tools that we have now. They had hair spray but they had the hot irons that they used to put in their fires.”

Thankful we didn’t have to use hot fire irons, I watched Evonne curl and perfect the style that many woman wore in 1940’s period.

Visitor and Guardian writer Gemma Sherlock had a 1940s hairdo makeover at Guys and Dolls Hair in Lancaster in the run up to Morecambe's Vintage by the Sea festival taking place this weekend.'Gemma before the makeover.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'29-8-2014.

Visitor and Guardian writer Gemma Sherlock had a 1940s hairdo makeover at Guys and Dolls Hair in Lancaster in the run up to Morecambe's Vintage by the Sea festival taking place this weekend.'Gemma before the makeover. PIC BY ROB LOCK'29-8-2014.

It took a while to get used to my hair being that high. However I had to remind myself that this was a vintage-homage to the strong women who worked hard whilst their husbands fought in the war.

There will be 11 of the Guys N Dolls team at the festival ready to attend to all vintage hair needs.

Evonne said: “It was only over the one day last year, it got really popular and it was so busy, we got people from all over wanting a vintage style.

“We ran out of hair spray last year and we had to call for emergency supplies, hopefully we’ll be okay this year.”

Even if you are not opting for a vintage do, it is nice to see so many people get involved, not only in vintage fashion but also vintage history.

If you would like to book for a vintage hairstyle at the midland on the 6th or 7th September please call 01524 61984.