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Illustration by W. A Brown courtesy of Mrs G Harrand Illustration by W. A Brown courtesy of Mrs G Harrand

The striking 1930s evening dresses from the Putting on the Glitz exhibition would not have been complete when originally worn without a beautiful hairstyle to finish the look.  This half term, the Lady Lever Art Gallery is hosting a unique event in partnership with Andrew Collinge Hairdressing to show the modern woman and man how dressing to impress really should be done.

The hairstyles of the 1930s have stood the test of time. Characterised by a side parting, straight hair at the top and curls at the ends to give volume, they remain popular today.  Versatile enough for every occasion they are perfect for when you want to look effortlessly glamorous.

The demonstration event takes place on Wednesday 17 February between 1 and 4pm in the Main Hall of the Gallery.  Twelve lucky visitors will be given the opportunity to have their hair and make up tailored to a 1930s style overseen by Andrew and Liz Collinge. Andrew Collinge said:

 "In the '30s, women's hair tended to be medium length and razor cut so it would sit flat to the head. The hair would then be finger waved from wet. We will finger wave front sections where the hair allows, alternatively we will tong the hair into waves from a side parting. For those with long hair we can roll the length to create the look."

Seating will be provided for an audience to learn the tricks of the trade from the experienced team of hair and beauty stylists.  We encourage visitors to arrive early to avoid disappointment as we expect a high level of interest in this unique opportunity to learn from the experts how to add some glitz to your own style.

This event is part of the free programme linked to the Putting on The Glitz exhibition on display at the Gallery until 28 February 2016.

Fashion-illustration for George Henry Lee & Co. by illustrator W. A Brown courtesy of Mrs G Harrand. Fashion-illustration for George Henry Lee & Co. by illustrator W. A Brown courtesy of Mrs G Harrand.