I’ve been admiring Le Keux Vintage Salon from afar for quite some time. This beautiful salon based in Birmingham is the stuff of retro fantasy and is just the place I imagine a vintage Barbie going to get her hair done! While I was in Birmingham this weekend I arranged a fleeting visit to have a look around and take some pictures as well as meet the lovely ladies behind this gorgeous business.
I was not disappointed! The salon is so girlie and pretty with retro charm bursting from every corner. The colour palette is exactly the same colours as my bedroom pastel pink and blue and the checker board floor reminds me of the perfect fifties kitchen. Most of the interior is filled with real retro furniture and cute vintage accessories, transporting you instantly to times gone by.
The little row of hood dryers which are so synonymous with salons of of the past sit alongside mirrors lined with lights, it’s all so pretty and charming. I just wish I’d had time to stop for longer and get pampered in these gorgeous surroundings myself! I’ll definitely be booking myself in next time I’m in Birmingham.
The salon offers so much more than just hair and beauty treatments. Their make overs range from the decadent twenties to the forties pin-up to the fabulous beehives of the sixties. They also offer beautiful photo shoots taken in their beautiful sets within the salon, as well as some fabulous party and hen packages. These include afternoon tea, cocktail masterclasses, burlesque classes and more. If you really want to take something away from your visit then their make-up classes are also a great option. I’m definitely thinking a trip to the salon is on the cards for my next birthday!
And the men aren’t left out either, a few doors down is the very classy Le Keux Vintage Barbers, offering retro mens styling and cut throat shaves as well as a great selection of stag packages, perfect for gentlemen, rockabillies, and dandies alike. Stag packages include poker lessons, vinyl DJ workshops and cigar connoisseur classes amongst others.
The two Birmingham sites are located within the rather fabulous Custard Factory a gorgeous site in Birmingham which is also stuffed with beautiful vintage shops selling some really high quality mid-century pieces so once your done being pampered make sure you check these out too.
The most exciting thing of all is that this weekend Le Keux will be opening their second location in Leeds, which will have all the same wonderful offerings as Birmingham with lot’s of new photo shoot set ups. They are also offering lots of fantastic opening discounts. So if you’re a Leeds based lady or gent make sure you get yourself down this weekend and get yourself treated at bargain prices.
If you can’t get to one of the salons but would still like to try a package they also offer a countrywide at home service.
Le Keux have also recently launched their own range of make-up and brushes, I have my eye on their gel eyeliner which looks absolutely gorgeous. I want it all for the packaging alone which is so pretty it would have to take pride of place on a vintage dressing table.
You can find the Birmingham salon at –
UG02, Zellig Building, Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA
Tel. 0121 224 7377
And the Leeds Salon at –
24b Lands Lane, 2nd Floor (above Cath Kidston), Leeds LS1 6LB
Visit Le Kaux’s Websites:
Le Keux Vintage Salon
Le Keux Vintage Barbers
Le Keux Cosmetics
Have you ever visited The Vintage Salon? I’d love to know what you thought.