I've been wanting to go to Alfie's Antique Market and Nina's Hair Parlour for ages. Having finally booked myself in for a cut and set, I excitedly hopped on the tube to Edgeware Road.
As I walked up Church Street I was greeted with this impressive Art Deco sight...
|Alfie's Antique Market|
Inside is even more wonderful, a labyrinth of stalls, including "The Girl Can't Help it" which made me go "eeeeeeek! when I saw the shop. Feeling a bit disorientated from the amount of wondrous items around me I climbed the stairs to Nina's.
The parlour is fascinating, with wonderful deco wall plaques and old hair related nick nacks. The lovely Leila (resembling a fusion of Brigitte Bardot and Pattie Boyd) was cutting my hair, she's so knowledgeable about all things hair and is a great artist of le barnet... a splendid job was done as you can see...
|I asked for a curled bob with a slight Marcel at the fringe, why can't I get it to go like that at the back on a daily basis?!|
|Leila was very kind and took some lovely pics, I love this one as you can see bits of the Parlour in it too|
|When I got home I had to pop on a glam frock and take a snap before I slept on my barnet and possibly flattened it|
|... But I did try to maintain it overnight with Marcel clips... what a sight!|
Did my hair manage to stay in place overnight? Find out more next post!