Nina's Hair Parlour
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Nina Butkovich-Budden, a Croatian national began specialising in vintage hair while working at the Cut and Clipper, a small salon on The Cut, Waterloo. Butkovich-Bedden quickly established great media interest, which in turn generated more customers. Eventually larger premises were need as the small salon could no longer cope with demand.
Nina teamed up with the makeup artist Issidora, in June 2008 and the pair opened bigger salon in Alfie's Antique Market in Marylebone. The salon's interior was designed to emulate the salons of the 1950s, with original chair mounted hairdryers and pistachio coloured walls. Home to a small hair and makeup museum, it was often hired for filming and fashion photo shoots.
Butkovich-Budden was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour alongside Nicky Clarke and her entire team appeared on the BBC's Children In Need show Celebrity Scissorhands alongside Lee Stafford and Steve Strange, as vintage hair and makeup experts.
The salon closed its premises in June 2011.
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