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1940s hair and make up b&w (1) Special Offer

1940s Hair and Make-up Workshop

Next Available: Sat, 15 Feb 2:00PM (1 more date available)
4.0 hours
Over 20 people have attended this class
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Our Vintage Hair and Make-up workshops are a fabulous and fun filled 4 hours. Miss Lee will take you through iconic make-up and hair styling from the 1940s while looking at the social and historical impact of the time on these styles.

You’ll be ‘Victorious’ in creating classic war-time hair and makeup after this workshop, one of our most popular! As woman stepped into more industrial type roles, functional yet sophisticated style was called for, resulting in the beautiful and often elaborate hairstyling popular during this period. Learn to master the challenging Victory Roll, with lots of tips and tricks along the way. You will learn to recreate classic makeup, including winged eyeliner and classic red lips – the iconic war-time pinup look.

Rather than a look and learn approach, these are hands on classes where you will learn the techniques to transform yourself! Pull on your glad rags, grab some friends, bring a bottle of  bubbles and join the loveliest afternoon that you could imagine.

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What you will learn
  • How to set your hair in hot rollers & create victory rolls
  • Make-up application
What you will get
  • A glamorous new look
  • A morning, afternoon or evening of fun and great company!
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Pop a few things in your pocket book. We'll let you know in your confirmation email what make-up you'll need.
  • Feel free to bring drinks and nibbles to enjoy with your new friends!
What to wear

Wear something utterly gorgeous! But don't wash your hair on the day or the day before. Clean hair is really hard to work with.

Appropriate for

Vintage vixens, retro lovers & anyone who wants to build their confidence.


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At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. 

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Refund & Cancellation Policy


  1. Cancellation requests received the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start are not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  2. All cancellations are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.
  3. Refunds will be processed back to the original payment method less the 25% fee.
  4. Refunds are processed as soon as notification of cancellation is received, allow approximately 3 days for your banking institution to show the refund to your account. 

Request for Transfer:

  1. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.
  2. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  3. Participants transferring their booking within fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date incur a $10 administration fee.
  4. Requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start will not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

Effective 1 November 2019

This policy is available for viewing on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/ 

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Terms & Conditions

We require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the studio in cash, EFT or credit card.

Unfortunately, we can’t tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

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24 March 2016 • 1940s Hair and Make-up Workshop

Miss Lee was fantastic! Learning the history of 1940s hair and make-up, then doing the whole lot on ourselves was such an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. I've since invested in my own set of hot rollers - $6 from the op shop, thank you very much!! If you're keen to learn how to master this super feminine look, this workshop is a MUST!


22 March 2016 • 1940s Hair and Make-up Workshop

Miss Lee was wonderfully fun and kind. The 1940s styling was great fun and I learnt a lot about doing hair in rollers. Miss Lee was able to accommodate for everyone - very short hair, very long hair, thin hair - you name it. Recommended!


22 March 2016 • 1940s Hair and Make-up Workshop

It was great to learn some background on the 1940s and be able to come away with a hairstyle and makeup in keeping with the era! Miss Lee was lovely and very knowledgeable, she put everyone at ease and we all had great fun!