Nina's Hair Parlour

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Nina's Hair Parlour was UK's first and original vintage makeup and hair salon established in 2005 by Nina Butkovich-Budden. It was based in Marylebone, London, England.[1][2]

Nina Butkovich-Budden, a Croatian national[1] began specialising in vintage hair while working at the Cut and Clipper, a small salon on The Cut, Waterloo. Butkovich-Budden 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.[3]

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.[4]

Butkovich-Budden was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour[5] 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. They continue to work on BBC documentary programs working with the likes of Dr Lucy Worsley and Mr Len Goodman.


  1. ^ a b "Back to the Future", Southwark News, 2007-08-09 
  2. ^ Stone, Amy (2008-10-23), "Heads Up", Vogue 
  3. ^ Cooper, Leonie (2007-06-27), "Who Doesn't Want to Look Like Marilyn?", The Guardian 
  4. ^ Brown, Helen (2007-10-14), "Making Waves", The Times 
  5. ^ Little, Jane (2007-07-20), "The Return of the Beehive", Woman's Hour (BBC), retrieved 2008-12-28