Month: June 2012

Get Hetti Bywater’s Award Hair: Vintage Side Bun

Hetti’s hair was based on a cross between a very sleek look worn by Keira Knightley and a loose curl up-do worn by Taylor Swift.  This look works best on medium to long hair, and a curly bun hairpiece can be used to add more volume.  Bobby Glam reported this as one of their favourite hairstyles from the British Soap Awards 2012, so here’s how you can rock Hetti’s Vinatge bun too…

You will need:

Heat defence spray, a decent hair spray, a soft bristle brush, a strong snag-free hair band, curling tongs or wand, hairgrips and fine hairpins.

1) Make sure hair is pre-washed the night before leaving your hair more pliable and less slippery.

2) Apply a good heat defence spray all over your hair protecting your luscious locks from the heat appliances.

3) Create a side parting, giving it a vintage feel.

4) Curl hair section-by-section, starting from the nape of your neck upwards. You need a full head of curly locks for this look.

5) Section off front of the hair from the crown to the top of each ear in a horseshoe shape section, keep this hair separate from the back.

6) With the remaining hair at the back, dress hair loosely into a ponytail placing behind one ear, creating a side pony.

7) Now take 1-2 inch wide sections of the ponytail and literally tie the hair into a loose knot and pin onto the base of the ponytail, continue to do this until you have pinned all the ponytail hair into a messy bun.

8) Next carefully brush the remaining curled hair at the front of your head to create a soft ‘S’ shaped wave, spray with hairspray to set the wave.

9) Gently dress the set curled hair back into the bun loosely, securing with hairgrips and pins. Be careful not to pull the hair too tight, as you will loose that sexy vintage wave… Viola, now you have a sexy vintage side bun.

See similar looks I’ve created on vickilord.co.uk

Shona Mcgarty and Vicki Lord

Shona McGarty’s Award Bun

Here is the hair I created for Shona McGarty, who plays Whitney Dean in BBC1’s Eastenders, for the British Soap Awards 2012.  This hairstyle works best with long hair, but if you do not have long hair you can still achieve this look by using a ponytail hairpiece to create the bun. To give Shona’s long hair that extra wow-factor I used a hairpiece as well.  Denman website liked the up-do, I did for Shona, and briefly explain how you can simply create the same look… here is how I did it:

How to rock the look!

You will need:

Heat defence spray, a decent hair spray, a soft bristle brush, a strong snag-free hair band, straightners, hairgrips and fine hairpins.

1)   Make sure hair is pre-washed the night before leaving your hair more pliable and less slippery.

2)   Apply a good heat defence spray all over your hair protecting your luscious locks from the heat appliances.

3)   Straighten hair section-by-section, starting from the nape of your neck upwards, giving the hair a nice polished look.

… backcomb the ponytail

4)   Create a ponytail at the crown of your head. For best results tip your head upside-down and then brush into a tight sleek ponytail tying with a strong snag-free hair band.

5)   If using a hairpiece, secure at the base of the ponytail.

6)   Wrap the ponytail around and around in a clockwise direction gripping the hair to secure in place as you go along.

7)   Use the fine pins in more visual areas like at the front of bun to give more security.

8)   Spray with a good hairspray to secure the look, and voila one sexy show-stopping bun.

Hot Tip: To add a rock chick edge to the bun-style, backcomb the ponytail before you wrap it around.

For more images head to VickiLord.co.uk

Purple Yogi hair wand

I had an affair on my GHDs with a Yogi …

AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND!

I’ve been an avid GHD hair straightner fan for years, nothing has compared… until recently, after I was introduced by a friend, and fabulous fellow session stylist, Natalie Shirlaw, to YOGI.

Natalie and I chatted away whilst I restyled her hair into a gorgeous new long bob, part way through our conversations, she mentioned Yogi hair straighteners, asking me if I’d ever used them before.

As already mentioned, that I, Vicki Lord, am a self-admitted stubborn and loyal GHD fan, and so my natural reply was, “Nat, my darling, nothing can compete with my GHDs!

With a little encouragement from Natalie, I betrayed my GHDs, (she’s a persuasive lady), and used her Yogi’s on her hair to finish her look… and to my suprise I LOVED THEM!

You may well be thinking, what’s so great about these straighteners that would make you stray so easily and cheat on your GHDs after years of love and loyalty!?

I’m glad you asked…

  • They were light-weight, so first tick in the box.
  • They rapidly heated up.
  • They are extremely easy to use.
  • They instantly smoothed leaving the hair with extreme shine.
  • Variable heat control from 60- 210 degrees (this is very handy whilst working with extensions, and sorry to say that it is something that GHD does not have! So extra brownie points from me there, as anybody who knows me or has worked with me would be aware that I’m rather partial to using many delicate hairpieces in my creations 🙂
  • They have an extra long lead with a swivel cable, which is very handy.  As a session stylist I’ve been known to create hair ‘art’ in many a strange place where the plug socket is miles away.
  • They have ionic technology.

Oh and let’s not forget all the funky colours you get them in, so they are easy to find amongst your black, black and more black heating appliances in your kit!!!  And they look fabulous sweety!

So I’m sorry for being blinkered Yogi, and sorry for being fickle GHD… but I’m now a big YOGI fan – it’s an amazing tool…  and thank you to Natalie for introducing it to me, I guess a fellow hair stylist would know exactly what would make me tick.

YOGI ROCKS!