The Making of a Burlesque Superstar: Hair & Makeup

As any true diva can tell you, stage beauty doesn't happen overnight! There's hair, makeup, the perfect clothes and accessories, not to mention walking (and dancing) in sky-high heels. They all take time and practice and a neverending search for the just-right products and methods... nobody ever said being fabulous was easy!

Here at Burlesque Moulin, November has been all about cultivating that fabulousness. Last week, our students spent their Saturday learning the secrets of classic pin-up stage makeup and hair from two extremely talented teachers: hairstylist Christine Laurent & makeup artist Sabine Phan.

I don't think we could have fit any more hair products on that table!

After exploring the basis of pinup style and having hands-on tutorials of makeup and hair styles, most students went for a classic retro style with a modern twist. In the end, there were victory rolls, Marilyn-style curls, finger waves, and betty bangs, matched with smoky eyes, dramatic liner, and rosy cheeks.

It all starts with the curls- put curlers all over your head and, once the curls are set, you've got a great base to create just about any style you want!

The Saturday primping school ended with a photo shoot to commemorate the students' hard work- of course, boas and other accessories were added to the mix to really bring the burlesque style!

Don't forget, Burlesque Moulin's fall semester wraps up this Saturday, November 22nd with another burlesque beauty workshop. This time, we'll be focusing on developing, creating, and adapting costumes and pasties! We've still got space available, but classes are capped at 10 students for maximum interaction, so claim your spot now. You won't want to miss it!  

To sign up, simply email us at

À la prochaine fois! Bisous!