Archive for May 2014

April Workshop - "Run BnR" - Street Dance Workshop

Saturday, 31 May 2014 § 0

So first of all apologies - this post is a bit overdue - in the post excitement of the workshop (so much so I left my stereo in the Car Park at the Cosmopolitan, but they have kindly returned it to me thank you very much lovely Cosmo staff!) I haven't yet written about the fabulous time we had being taught how to do a Street Dance routine by the lovely Harriet Lawton who is also a textile and ceramic artist as well as a street dance enthusiast and instructor.

I have to admit that I was cynical of what Harriet might achieve with a mixed ability group of Roses (in particular my own clumsy self - I once managed to give myself a black eye walking into a wall!) and across the short space of time of just an hour and a half.

We first of all learned how to "ripple" hard to explain, but basically a very isolated movement where you "ripple" your body slowly or fast, but in one continous motion.

Harriet helped us learn a "simple" routine, which was challenging enough to be interesting, but actually looked pretty good when we fitted it all together.  The workshop was pretty active work too and we were all a little glowing by the end!

Take a look at some of our Roses in action!

May Workshop - Beauty School Drop In - Hair workshop

Monday, 19 May 2014 § 0

Vintage hair is often something we've had requested for a workshop and so we were pleased to be joined by Natalie Willingham who was teaching us how to achieve the art of victorious victory rolls - something like this!

To be victorious in creating this wonderful vintage look you need the following items:

  • Comb – preferably a tail comb
  • Hair spray
  • Hair grips to match your hair colour – small pack
  • Either 1 inch or smaller curling tongs, curling wand, straighteners (if you can curl with these) or heated rollers.
  • Free standing mirror to work with – you must be able to see your whole face in the mirror.

Natalie used a demo head to show us how to create a victory role - you initially make a curl using the tongs and then pin it in a curl to your head to cool down.  Once the curl is cool you backcomb a tiny bit (Natalie showed us the right way to do this!) and then you pin into position - simple (!)

It is fair to say that some of our roses found the technique easier to master than others, but everyone enjoyed the practice and certainly some of our roses had some great results!