Month: May 2015

hairdresser journal

Collection of the Day

Hairdresser Journal published the Queens’ shoot as the collection of the day… check it out – CLICK.

Vicki x

Hair: Vicki Lord (
Makeup: Jo Freeman (
Nails: Kelli Waldock (
Models: Satu Suominen and Rosie Williams


Inside the Arts

So being a session stylist it is only natural that I will be creative – it is a part of the job, and so I am inspired by everything around, not just by other creative people, but by paintings, by art, by nature, by fashion, even by food – by everything! Because I see it in my mind as hair – not literally! But I think about how I can translate that same message or drama or emotion or coolness in a hairstyle. I absolutely loved working on this shoot featured in Inside Kent Magazine. It was shot by the amazing Kerry Ann Duffy at the Turner Gallery. 

bridal hair

Ascot hats v Ascot Hair

One of the biggest dilemmas that ladies attending Ascot face is thinking what hat they should wear and how they will wear their hair on the day. Hat hair is not a sought-after look, it fills us all with dread. Choosing a hat to suit your features is quite an art but choosing a hairstyle to work perfectly with your hat is just as tricky… Whether you are looking for a big hat that really makes a statement or a funky fascinator that makes you stand out from the crowd remember that your hairstyle is just as important. So to help you choose, here are some style tips on how to wear your hair to perfectly compliment your hat choice so that you can be left enjoying the races and not worrying about bad hat hair.

Wide brimmed hats can compliment longer length hairstyles beautifully. Try wearing your hair down with loose waves or alternatively straight but with lots of volume and the ends tucked under. Use Aveda Purescription Volumising Tonic to give your hair that extra bounce and then finish off with L’oreals Elnett hairspray to secure in place.

The ‘Cloche Hat’ is a fashionable throwback of the 1920’s style and is very much in vogue with Great Gatsby having returned to our cinema screens not so long ago. This stunning hat suits shorter bobbed hairstyles. Dress your hair forward, with a finger wave for that real vintage look. Alternatively blow-dry your bob nice and sleek with high shine to really compliment this style of hat.

You can choose a hat that gives you more freedom in showing off the hairstyle you want. Percher hats are brilliant as they show off more of your hair and can be worn at a dramatic angle above the eyebrow. Concentrate on volume and body – try a low side bun to really compliment this hat. Alternatively fascinators look amazing and give that wow factor without hiding your hairstyle. Pearls and Swine make beautifully distinctive fascinators that will really make heads turn.

Racing ahead… to some general tips for perfect Ascot hairstyles

Remember to add some extra care and attention to your hair on the day so your look is immaculate and polished otherwise your hat will look as it has been placed with little thought.

Prepare your hair before the day and use a high quality shampoo and conditioner to ensure optimum styling condition at the start. Depending on which hairstyle you are going for try Aveda’s Pure Abundance Shampoo and Volumizing Clay Conditioner as these will give your hair extra bounce at the roots or if you hair is quite thin try Bumble and Bumble’s thickening Shampoo and Conditioner.

Hats will flatten hair so give your style plenty of volume to begin with and finish it off with a hairspray that will keep it in place. I recommend Aveda Pure-Abundance-Volumizing-Hair-Spray or L’Oreal Elnett hairspray to finish off the look.

Vicki x

habia hair course


Calling all qualified hairstylist wanting to achieve 21 hours of CPD… after much planning, I have set up Bridal and Editorial Hair Academy and the course has been approved by Habia, which is the industry body for beauticians, hair, spas and nails… so I feel really proud that I have put a course together that I know will give students a great experience, whilst learning more about hair… if you would like to get the early bird price and book for June or October please head to the relevant page on my websites for more information and then just give me a call or email me to secure your place… super excited to be doing this and looking forward to hearing from you soon. Vicki x

An image of session stylist Vicki Lord

Why blog?

I just realised that I have had this blog up and running now for years – I posted my first ever blog in May 2012 – with the above photo of me…  and it was all because a few clients and brides and friends, and the list goes on were asking me if I had a blob, or why I didn’t blog… and now I do have a blog and I have been posing for a few years, I would like to suggest for you to have a blog…

FOR BRIDES: It is great to set up a blog about how you are planning your wedding and what services you have booked and how you felt throughout the time, and just to share with everybody involved… you can even give family members your log-in and make them admins so that they can blog about your day and upload photos too. A lot of brides look to the Internet for advice so you could inspire or help others too.

FOR OTHER CREATIVES: So you could be another hairstylist, or maybe a makeup artist, or a photographer or a nail tech, models, or beautician, or a creative director, or a fashion stylist… you get the picture right? Well, by having a platform to share your skills, tips, advice and knowledge you are strengthen the industry and adding connections between professionals… yes social networking is great – but with a blog you don’t have to limit what you put and you can link all of your posts to Twitter or Facebook anyway – just like i do, so I can give my clients that bit extra that they are always hoping for, as well as connecting with other people in the business of hair and beauty!


Vicki x

Check out Kerry’s and Lucy’s blog… very vibrant, bright and useful!