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Meet Pinup Studio, a retro-inspired hair and makeup team based in Raleigh. This bridal beauty team brought sweet ’60s vibes and current powerful pink trends together in a retro bachelorette party photo shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Retro Bachelorette Photo Shoot Featuring Pinup Studio

By Marie Muir

Christina Kirkey branded her Raleigh-based beauty business, Pinup Studio, in Barbiecore well before actress Margot Robbie ignited the bubblegum-pink fashion trend with her role as Barbie in the 2023 film. Christina has helped celebrants feel like the leading star of their wedding day for more than a decade as founder and owner of Pinup Studio. Anything but plastic, Christina and the “Pinup Girls” embody authenticity and kindness (with a dash of sass). They brought their beauty boxes to an Airbnb in Wilmington, North Carolina, to showcase their talent during a retro bachelorette party photo shoot showcasing Pinup Studio.

Vintage-boho beauty trends and The Beverly Hills Hotel inspired the set of this shoot. Playful props such as a surfboard and disco balls added to the free-spirited style. Think pink – pinstripe pajamas, tumblers inscribed with “press for Champagne,” tinted sunglasses outlined in pearls – all from BeEverthine’s online bridal and bachelorette apparel and gift boutique. BeEverthine offers everything from customizable accessories to bridal jewelry and bachelorette props, apparel and gifts.

Getting ready together is one of the best wedding moments for memory- making. Consider your bachelorette party or day-of prep as an opportunity to kick up your heels with your day ones and raise a monogrammed glass to the gals.


Feathered pajamas and textured white outfits embellished with beaded overlays from BeEverthine reinforced the retro vibes. Each model received a soft-glam makeover customized expertly to match their skin tone and hair texture. Pinup’s artists created soft waves and intricately braided updos showcasing face-framing curls – a romantic look that’s trending this season. From the groovy Volkswagen bus to a beach picnic, Pinup Studio shows off a look and setting that feels fabulous. These beauty professionals love to be on-site for weddings even though Pinup Studio is locally headquartered off Six Forks Road in Raleigh.


Everybody deserves to be pampered with their favorite people on their wedding day. Even if pink isn’t in your color palette, we hope you find inspiration in this retro bachelorette shoot from Pinup Studio. This excellent North Carolina hair and makeup team guarantees top-tier service by participating in wedding showcases, hosting educational classes and staying up-to-date on the latest beauty trends. Clients receive thorough consultations and trial runs. This ensures that Pinup’s hair and makeup artists understand exactly what clients desire. The final result? A perfected wedding-day look!

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