Why Choose Us?

Welcome to Vanity Thrills Beauty Parlour, the home of glamour.  Vanity Thrills was founded by national award-winning hair stylist Ariana Marcantonio, formally of Scotland's first vintage salon Miss Dixiebelle (now closed).


For those who adore the vintage look or just want to try it on for a while, our team of expertly trained stylists and makeup artists can help you achieve your dream look. There are no gimmicks here, just passion and expertise. Whether it's an authentic look you're after or you're more of a modern pin up, we've got it covered. 


Vintage is so much more than just polka dots and victory rolls; the word 'vintage' can encompass so much but for us, it means strong, elegant, independent, classic, rebellious, timeless, sexy. It brings out your best, whether that be the classic elegance of Grace Kelly or the bad-girl attitude of Mamie Van Doren.  And everything in between! There is a style to suit everyone, and we're here to help you discover just what that is for you. Of course, we also offer contemprary and modern styling but then, so does everyone. Do you want a glamorous new  retro look tailored especially for you? Then you've found the right place.


And it isn't just vintage we do; if you're after a more contempory cut, colour or style but hate your average mainstream salon then come to us and enjoy good music, cakes and a friendly, non-judgemental environment.


We offer individual appointments, group party bookings, bridal services, lessons, and corporate events  - please see our price list for details. We also have a 'pop up parlour' that we can bring to your event!


We are based at Zara-Leoni's Vintage Salon in Edinburgh, and are mobile in Glasgow.


Middy Cuts

One of our most requested haircuts is the staple of authentic vintage styling - the Middy. Many of our clients come to us because they've not managed to find a hairdresser who can make head nor tail of those famous 1940s diagrams! Here at Vanity Thrills, Ariana is a Middy Machine! To get a great vintage finish, the right cut is an important foundation, whether that be the true Middy or a softer, more modern version. 


Our other popular cut? The Bettie Bangs, named after 1950s pinup Bettie Page. That perfect curve, that gorgeous blunt line. Rest assured, your hair is in the right place at Vanity Thrills.




Techniques & Products

We use a mixture of authentic and modern techniques, including wet and heat setting, and high quality products to achieve the perfect finish.  Some of the hair products we use are Kenra Professional, Loreal, Schwartzkopf, Wella, Suavacita and Tigi. Makeup products inlcude Illamasqua, Bobbi Brown, Mac, Laura Mercier, and Armani.

If you have any allergy issues, please let us know in advance and we will do our utmost to provide suitable products.


Make an appointment

07464724022 07464724022

Email: info@vanitythrills.com

Visit us

We are located within Zara-Leoni's Vintage Salon at:

1 Cambusnethen Street



The salon is very near Meadowbank Retail Park and is served by buses 4, 5, 15, 19, 26, 44, 45. There is free on-street parking or free parking at the retail park.


Business Hours

We are open by appointment only, Monday - Sunday

Vanity Thrills Vintage Beauty Parlour

1 Cambusnethan Street
EH7 5TZ Edinburgh


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