About Pin Up Curladmin

A little history

Hello, I’m Sarah, and the inspiration for Pin Up Curl began after attending a 1940’s weekend in Derbyshire in 2009. From there the love, passion & obsession for hairstyles of a bygone era blossomed into the business you see today.

I literally fell in love with vintage hairstyling and practiced as much as I could to master the techniques. After honing my skills styling for friends and family, I had a pop up salon in a local vintage shop in late 2013. After its success and repeat bookings,  Pin Up Curl was born in March 2014.

Originally trained as a knitwear designer, my creativity and attention to detail is evident in my hairstyling. I live and breathe the vintage lifestyle and pride myself on a certain authenticity.

I specialise in the finger waves of the 20’s, the waves and pin curls of the 30’s, the defined loose curls and rolls of the 40’s, the iconic Marilyn waves and poodle sets of the 50’s to the bouffant and beehives of the 60’s.

Siting perfectly alongside your fabulous vintage hairstyle is Hair Wear by Pin Up Curl – a range of beautiful vintage inspired hair accessories. From hair flowers to bridal pieces you can find these in the Pin Up Curl Etsy store.


Pin Up Curl is based in Derby and covers all areas of the Midlands and beyond. Being fully mobile I offer appointments in the comfort of your own home or mine, or venue of your choice. I offer bridal hair, bespoke styling, one to one or group tuition, and a vintage twist to your birthday or hen party. I am also available for photoshoots, from true vintage fashion to creative concepts.

You can also meet me at my pop up salon at many vintage fairs and events around the area.

How to book a styling

It’s really simple to book a hair styling with Pin Up Curl! Just fill out your details in our online booking form and Sarah will be in touch to confirm your appointment shortly afterwards.