Gibson tucks, fingerwaves and pin-up dos are making a comeback, vintage hair stylist Ally Ferguson says.

Retro a style back in fashion

Mrs Ferguson, 29, a self-taught retro stylist, is imparting her wisdom to dozens of Perth women through her workshops.

She has seen a greater demand for her services as the popularity of vintage culture increases.

“We have got a huge vintage scene in Perth, with a lot of events — people want to dress in vintage style and do their hair in vintage styles,” she said.

She said there was a spike in demand when the latest Great Gatsby film was released in 2013 and since then interest in the style has grown dramatically.

Like a growing number of Perth women, Mrs Ferguson started dressing in Burlesque fashion about eight years ago. She also teaches swing dance classes, where she publicises her highly popular workshops.

“Me and my husband live a really vintage lifestyle — it is part of me,” she said.

“I travel to different places doing workshops — people’s houses or cafes.

“I do a lot of weddings too — it’s a great way to add a bit of glamour to a wedding.”

Fellow swing dancer and vintage enthusiast Kelly Sheppard attended Mrs Ferguson’s workshop at Mid-Century Cafe and Collectibles in Yokine yesterday.