24th April 2012
Vintage Hair Styling at the iMuseumFans of vintage style are in for a treat at the iMuseum on Friday 27th April as students from the Isle of Man College’s Hair and Beauty Department will be recreating Victorian, Edwardian and 1950s hairstyles in a live styling challenge!
Students have been using photographs from Manx National Heritage’s archive collections to achieve the complicated hairstyles as part of their course training this year and they will be putting their skills into practice during the event. Visitors are invited to come along and watch the students style their models and will also be able to access the iMuseum’s amazing digitised collections.
Katie King, Community Engagement Officer for Manx National Heritage said,
“When we were looking at some of our Victorian studio portrait photographs and others from the archives the earlier this year we were fascinated by the range and style of fashion in the photographs. We were intrigued by the complicated hairstyles, and even believe we might have identified a fashionable Manx hairstyle from the period - an unusual front plait. We thought this seemed like an ideal opportunity to work with the talented hairdressing students at the Isle of Man College – to see whether they could recreate the looks live in the iMuseum. We are delighted they have taken up the challenge so enthusiastically.”
Lindsey Jackson, Hair and Beauty Assistant Programme Manager for the Isle of Man College commented,
“Our students have really enjoyed the challenge of re-creating the styles from the archive collection, but we have been using modern techniques and equipment. We are all really looking forward to the event!”
Visitors are invited to the iMuseum from 10am – 12 noon on Friday 27th April to watch the live styling event. Admission is free.