Beauty School Drop In

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One Colchester Hub

81 Culver Street East

Colchester

CO1 1LF

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Visit our historical beauty salon and discover how women have used hair and make-up to express themselves from the 1950s to now. The salon will highlight changes to women’s lives, celebrate the diversity of women’s health experiences, and investigate ideas around femininity: demystifying the beauty secret.

  • Hear short talks by historians Dr Rochelle Rowe-Wiseman (on Caribbean beauty contests) and Fabiola Creed (on tanning)
  • Share your stories: we would love to hear your reflections on the role beauty plays in your life and collect photographs documenting your changing style
  • Get your nails done: trans activist and nail artist Charlie Craggs will be on hand all day
  • Join in with craftivist activities
  • Donate to One Colchester’s Hygiene Bank: we will be collecting toiletries to fight hygiene poverty

Drop in at anytime throughout the day! Programme TBC.

This event is part of a series on women’s health and beauty, including:

Faces: An Exhibition of Changing Essex Style ( Firstsite, 23 November, 10am-5pm)

Glow Up: Zine Workshop (Firstsite, 23 November, 12-2pm)

"The Pink Poodle Salon" by Cherisse McCoy is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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