In anticipation of the party of the year, eighteen local businesses took on the task of decorating a life sized wooden flapper cut outs in a creative challenge. Tickets to the Hoboken Museum's Swingin’ Speakeasy Gala on March 22 were awarded to the designers of the Best Dressed Flapper. The competition was fierce. Everyone from 16 Handles to Symposia Bookstore outdid themselves with innovative styles, but it was Salon 12’s fabulous flapper that stole the show.
Decked in a dashing dress complete with stunning strings of pearls and a shimmering flower headband, this wooden woman stood out as the clear winner. This should come as no surprise to locals. Located on 534 Garden Street, Studio 12 is known for its flair for fantastic hairstyles. Nelly Torres, the store’s outstanding owner, is well trained in the craft and is especially excellent at styling brides to be. “We specialize in coloring, highlights, but my experience (more than another else) is weddings.” Able to provide any hair style and do all kinds of makeup, the salon is also well versed in the art of vintage chic. From beehives and sock buns to French twists and finger waves, Nelly and her charismatic crew can do it all. Here, we show you some sophisticated hairstyles of the Roaring Twenties that are both fun and fabulous.
This beautiful bride took her “something old” to the next level by incorporating a vintage feel in her wedding look. Lovely in lace, she asked the salon to give her a look that would show off that old school style she loved. Studio 12 delivered with this wondrous wave. The 1920’s was all about freedom for women. Ladies felt liberated and chopped off their luscious locks in favor of a more fun and free spirited style. Channel that flair for fierce freedom, like the bold and brilliant bride above, to achieve the perfect hairstyle for the Speakeasy event.
Talk about taking it back to the Golden Era! This blonde bombshell wanted to show off her enthusiasm for fashionable fun with this vibrant vintage look for prom. Her loose curls bring a creative bounce that lifts her hair to new heights. Youthful and exceptionally elegant, this look is wonderful for ladies with long hair. The pin provides a touch of personality with a nod to vintage flair. The 1920’s was all about excitement. Jazz up your hair like you would your clothes. Make styles ornate with a festive pin of pearls or a lavish headband that shows off the unique style of the decade.
Studio12 also provides stunning makeup styles. These two ladies are showing off vintage inspired looks. Cosmetic looks of the Jazz Age were all about dark eyes and prominent pouts. To achieve this look, lay on a clean layer of black eyeliner. Aim for a subtle smoky eye to add a contemporary touch to your 20’s style. When you’re done, layer on some marvelous mascara to enhance your exhilarating eyes. Paint the town red with a bold and bright lip color. Go for deep scarlet or radiant reds to standout at the Swingin’ Speakeasy.
Take a Roaring Twenties risk with your fashion by trying one of these amazing options for hair and makeup offered by Studio 12! With your vintage look, you’ll surly make a stunning and sophisticated statement at the Hoboken Museum's Swingin’ Speakeasy Gala.