Meet the team! We also have freelance hair and makeup artists joining us from time to time.
Owner/Head Hair Stylist
Vintage Sets, Vintage Cuts, Colours
Ariana trained at Edinburgh College, as well as courses with the famous Blow Academy in Glasgow, LA stylist Miss Rockabilly Ruby (Hair Stylist at Pin Up Girl Clothing), acclaimed LA stylist (and Dita Von Teese's hairdresser) Tony Medina of His Vintage Touch and Bethany Jane Davies of The Vintage Beauty Parlour in Manchester. She worked doing hair at vintage events under the name Vanity Thrills before joining the team at Scotland's first vintage hair and beauty parlour Miss Dixiebelle at its launch in 2010. She remained there until its close in 2015, and she then created her own company. Ariana has experience in TV, film and theatre, and was asked to run the hair department for The Salon Project, an interactive experience created by Untitled Projects, during its initial run at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre in 2011 and its stint in Glasgow' s Citizen's Theatre and London's Barbican in 2013. Also that year, Ariana was asked to run the hair salon at Wayne Hemingway's Vintage Festival in Glasgow, which she has done every year it's run since.
As well as having her work featured on the BBC, STV and many publications, including the cover of Vintage Life magazine, in 2014 Ariana won the the Vintage Beauty and Grooming Award at the National Vintage Awards in Birmingham. Her favourite period styles to do are classic sets!
Fashion/Editorial, Film, SFX, Mature Skin
Samantha is a qualified beauty therapist with a speciality in skin, and holds an HND pass with merit in makeup artistry.
She has worked with Benefit, Shu Umera, Bobbi Brown, No 7 and Dior and is internationally published. Samantha also has considerable experience in film, having done work with BAFTA winning projects amongst others.
Awards: Scottish Makeup Artist Specialist Finalist 2014
Scottish Wedding Makeup Artist Specialist Finalist 2015
Titanic Creative Management Competition Winner for Hunger Games Capital Character Creation 2016 (chosen by Brian Kinney, Head Makeup Artist for The Hunger Games)
Stephie has been working as a vintage hair stylist for five years, having attteded a speciality bridal course and being mostly self-taught in the art of period hair. Her passion is for the 1940s and is our regular gal at World War events, sporting her wartime sweetheart look. She says: "My favourite part of the job is when the client looks in the morror and sees themselves for the first time after they've been made over and you can just see the confidence oozing from them".
We are based within Lipstick, Lashes & Locks on THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS only, and outwith those days are mobile, and can travel. Please note cuts and colours are not available on mobile appointments.
Lipstick, Lashes & Locks are at 63 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1QF.
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday, & Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Mobile, by appointment.