Thursday, 11 October 2012

Ladies at...The Powder Room!

Let's go back to the start, the day we started Tea For Two. Beginning our exploration of London, Grace surprised me with a birthday visit The Powder Room. In this charming little neo-1950s style beauty parlor, based in Columbia road Shoreditch, we were greeted by the most delightful staff clad in cute pink and black dresses looking like they've just stepped out of the 50s. With their make up and hair styled with practice and precision, these plucky girls will help you chose your dream hair style, make up and nail colours, and transform you into a proper vintage lady. We were offered a selection of styles from their menu, and you can see the condensed version on their website

We chose two hairstyles from the 'Speedy Hair Dos' section. They only took about half an hour but lasted all day in the perfectly coiffed condition we left the salon in, my Victory rolls bouncing back in full defiance of gravity. The shop also offer a range of other pampering treatments including 'In a Jiffy Make Up', 'Pretty Fingers' and some pricier and more lengthy treats like the 2 hour long 'The Works' with full hair, makeup and brow tidy. A diverse range of treatments for whatever the occasion, you can see the full list here. No sooner had Grace and I stepped out of The Powder Room, a few American Olympic athletes asked to have their picture taken with us! Trust us, these ladies are good at what they do.

The contact details can be found here, book as far in advance as you can to ensure an appointment, this is one experience you do not want to miss. Also, it is an idea to leave some time after you have been beautified to have a wander around on your 10 minute walk back to the station. There are plenty of quirky little shops around The Powder Room, so pop in to some of them and splash out on whatever takes your fancy, be it some retro style furniture, cupcakes pretty enough to be displayed on your mantelpiece or even repro fabrics (in a lovely little fabric shop we found just across the road) if you want a go at creating your own retro masterpiece. 

"How do I book and where do I go?!" I hear you ask. The contact details are on the site here, and you can email or phone 02077291365. The closest tube stations are Liverpool street and Old Street, and it's either a 15 minute walk or you can get the 26 bus if you don't feel like traipsing around London in those special heels you have always treated so well (we opted for a taxi, being proper ladies and all). If you call ahead the ladies can also give you a parking permit for your car if you feel so inclined.

The Powder Room also offer party, wedding and events services, anything from Tea Parties to Classy Dinners. We will definitely be going back again and again, and maybe we'll even see you there! So ladies, prepare to sit back with a cup of tea (or cocktail!) and a French Fancy and be beautified by the Queens of vintage beauty themselves.

You can find them on their twitteronline shop and Pinterest! These women are serious about they do.


  1. Oh London! My dream place to live in!

  2. What a beautiful make over! You both look absolutely stunning

  3. What a lovely blog! following you :) I also blog about vintagey things and I'm based in Hampshire,

    I'd love it if you could take a peek at my blog and let me know if you'd like to swap buttons, I think my readers would love to discover you!



    1. Definitely honey sounds perfect :) I've popped one on the sidebar if you wanna do the same Gx