Hula-tastic!

As you know I was due to be going to the British Plus Size Awards in London a few weeks back and wanted to look my best.

I had managed to get a hair appointment with the amazing Lucie Luella who had transformed my locks in a hair makeover (see post here) and she was touching up my roots as well as giving me a vintage hairstyle. This was due to happen on the Saturday morning.

I could not believe how fortuitous I had been. When looking on Google Maps for the location of “Hula” I was amazed to find it was actually a five minute walk from my hotel. It certainly cut off a lot of travel time and meant I had more time for frivolity and enjoying the weekend away.

I arrived at Hula around 1020am for my 1030 appointment and Lucie was just arriving too. Now most of you will know, the awards got cancelled at the last minute, but as my roots needed doing, I still went ahead with all my pampering appointments.

I told Lucie what had happened and she was absolutely stunned. She couldn’t believe just what had gone on, and promised to pamper me and make me look gorgeous even though I didn’t have a ceremony to go to.

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Vintage Style

George, the owner of Hula arrived and ushered us into the most amazing salon; flamingoes, vintage patterns, tiki prints, peacock chairs, you name it I was in vintage heaven!

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Mingo!!

George herself was wearing a stunning black halterneck wiggle dress, and paired with her scarlet hair looked divine.

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Who doesn’t love a bit of gold and leopard print?

My eyes were drawn to all the little vintage touches in the salon. Flyers advertising the shop, flowers above a huge mirror, an original dressing table, vases and decor. It really was a stunning location.

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Hula Hula

Chatting with George, I found out the salon offers so much more than hair and nails; waxing and eyebrows and even pedicures. I wanted to try it all!

Lucie settled me in my chair and within five minutes I had bleach on my head getting my roots done. Sitting relaxing in the salon my eyes were drawn to all the quirky decorations. The place was soon to be even more decorated with the arrival of a lovely vintage lady blogger I knew, Cheereka Mariam of Papowandflo came into the salon for a Midi Cut.

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How attractive?!?!

I had met Cheereka a few months back at a Vintage event and it was lovely to chat and get to know her even better. The morning just got better and better as Carrie-Ann and Holly who I all knew from several vintage events including Twinwood arrived at the salon too!

We all chatted and laughed the morning away, whilst Cheereka had her hair cut and styled before it was time for my hair to be washed off and styled.

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Flowers, Butterflies and Glamour

Holly wanted to get her hair cut and styled by Lucie Luella too, and we all just happened to have chosen the same day. How lucky was that?

I had totally left my style down to Lucie Luella. She knew what my gown and hair flower looked like and so I trusted her to beautify me.

I was not disappointed.

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My Finished Style

She curled my hair, then brushed it out, smoothing each section before backcombing a high swooping fringe. The end result was just stunning. I was so happy I could have cried.

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From behind (with a hairnet to stop the wind from destroying it)

Unfortunately I had another appointment (for my make-up) directly after so I couldn’t stay and socialise longer, and had to hurry off.

Thankfully I met up with the ladies (and a couple of others) a little later for a spot of lunch  at Poppys, which was opposite Spitalfields (where I was having my makeover)

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Doorstop Bread!

I finally got to see the finished haircut that Holly had – and she looked Amazing!!!

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The Beautiful Holly

My visit to Hula was fabulous; vintage, girlie, fabulously glamorous and just what I needed.

You can bet I will be going back soon!

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All ready for the evening ahead!

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  • Tanya you look amazing! I’m so glad you still went and got pampered!

    C xx
    CurvyGirlThin.com

  • I love that you kept all your appointments even though the awards were cancelled and why not as you look absolutely and sounds like some good did come out of it all.

    • Thank you so much! It was nice to be pampered, and I deserved it 😉 xx

  • What a wonderful decor this salon has nad I love your hair style. Its so pretty.

  • What an absolutely beautiful vintage salon Hula is, and how fun that several other friends also had appointments there that day as well! You look amazing and I’m glad you had a wonderful time.

    • It was great catching up with all of them! Thank you, it was great fun xx

  • This looks like such a cool salon – your hair looks fantastic too!

  • What a beautiful hairstyle! That sounds like a super salon to visit.

    • Thank you Elizabeth, it is great – and I was so pleased with my hair xx

  • Your hair looks absolutely stunning, she did an amazing job x

  • Oh wow your hair look amazing, she did an amazing job x

  • *Beth Twinderelmo*

    Anywhere that has flamingo decorations is a winner in my opinion! Love the vintage look hairstyle and benefit make up is fab!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    How lucky were you that it was that close. She did a great job your hair looks lovely.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    You look fantastic and the decor is just brilliant I love it x

  • You look amazing. I can see a clear difference in the before and after pictures.

  • Francesca Nelson

    Hula looks like the place to be!! I love the vintage look of it all and very impressed with the style they gave you! You look gorgeous as always!

  • What a lovely makeup look! I like the whole vintage look its so glam

  • What a great little spot – I *love* the styling!

  • Baby Isabella

    My mummy would love to go there and get her hair done. She’s always fancied some victory rolls! Like you new blog header too x

  • I always love your posts! Your hair looks so good!

  • Leah Shafik

    You look absolutely stunning, you always do. I love the quirkiness of Hula – definitely gives you the full experience as well as a bloomin’ lovely do! x

    • Oh it really does, such good fun and it really is very quirky. I wish I could do my hair like that every day! XX

  • I love the look of the salon and your hair looks gorgeous as well- somewhere I’ll have to visit for sure!

    • I highly recommend it! They do all kinds of treatments; HD brows, nails, waxing etc xx