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Beauty School Drop In

November 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit this 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.

At the event you can join craftivist activities and hear short talks on the histories of tanning and men’s changing hair styles. It is also a time for you to tell stories about the role beauty plays in your life and share photographs documenting your changing style. And if all this wasn’t enough you can get your nails done on the day by trans activist and nail artist Charlie Craggs.

There will be a toiletries collection at the event to fight hygiene poverty with goods being donated to a hygiene bank.

Although booking is not essential, registering your interest and estimated arrival time would be greatly appreciated and will help with organising the event.

This event is part of a short series that will run throughout the Being Human festival:

On Saturday 23 November between 10:00–16:30 there will be ‘Faces: An Exhibition of Changing Essex Style’.

On Saturday 23 November between 12:00–14:00 there will be ‘Glow Up: Zine Workshop’.

In partnership with

Community 360

Contact email address

daisy.payling@essex.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Details

Date:
November 16
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beauty-school-drop-in-tickets-67254795905

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Description for print
Visit our historical beauty salon and discover how generations of women have used hair and make-up to express themselves. Share stories and photographs, hear short historical talks, take part in craft activities, and get your nails done.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Made Up: Women's Health and Beauty Past and Present
Contact email address
daisy.payling@essex.ac.uk
Event partners
Community 360
Region
East of England
City/town
Colchester
Accessibility information
The site is accessible to wheelchair users. Please be aware that there are no toilets available for public use. For accessibility information please contact the event organiser.
Image copyright information
"The Pink Poodle Salon" by Cherisse McCoy is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Venue

One Colchester Hub
81 Culver Street East
Colchester, Essex CO1 1LF United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
The site is accessible to wheelchair users. Please be aware that there are no toilets available for public use. For accessibility information please contact the event organiser.