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Win a Batiste Stylist Box

I am thrilled to have teamed up with the amazing Batiste brand… Look I use the Batiste dry shampoo all of the time on celebrities and on my brides, because it works so well at adding extra volume, and workability to the hair! And so when I found out about the new styling box, I must admit I got a tad excited… okay, I got a lot excited!

So I have a Styling Box to give away… Here’s more about the fab prize you can win…

The New Batiste Stylist range gives you the style you want whenever you want it. Batiste is the UK’s no.1 dry shampoo brand and my NUMBER ONE too for dry shampoo (ohh that rhymes)! Now they have an exciting new styling range. “Batiste Stylist brings you professional authority with leading results.”

It isn’t just for the professionals, it is really easy to use and fun to work with too… And looks great on the studio…

Each product is infused with the special blend of strengthening Keratin and nourishing Inca Inchi oil to help care for your hair every time you style.

It is exclusive at BOOTs and of course, via my FB page, because if you Like, Share and pop your name in the comment box you could be the lucky winner of this amazing prize…

READ below to see what’s in the box:

Hold Me Hairspray Hold your style with our 24 hour max strength invisible hairspray. A few sprays will help shield your hair against style busting humidity whilst the special blend of Keratin & Inca Inchi oil will add a boost of moisture for a touch of shine. Need to switch your style? With the stroke of a brush the non-sticky formula means you can restyle again and again. HOW TO USE Shake the can before use and spray lightly and evenly, approximately 30cm from hair. To transform your style, simply brush out and rework. RRP – £4.49

Shield My Locks Heat & Shine Spray Keep your locks looking hot without the heat damage with our 2in1 heat protection and shine spray. Shielding against heat up to 230°c your locks will stay protected against even the hot styling tools. Our formula has been specially developed for use on dry, not damp hair, so that you can heat style in a hurry. This multi-functional spray can also be used to add the the perfect mirror shine finish to any style for super sleek glossy locks. HOW TO USE Shake the can before use and spray lightly and evenly though the entire length of the hair, approximately 30cm from hair. To help ensure product is distributed throughout, split hair into sections. Massage through hair using fingertips and then leave for a moment before using your styling tools. RRP – £4.49

Texture Me Texturizing Spray Want effortlessly textured, tousled hair? Look no further. Our irresistible texturizing spray transforms flat hair into super-sexy tousled tresses. Adding just the right amount of texture, the lightweight and non-sticky formula makes styling so much easier with natural body and movement. HOW TO USE Shake the can before use and spray lightly and evenly from root to mid lengths to create a tousled texture, approximately 30cm from hair. Massage through hair using fingertips and then leave for a moment. Shake again between sprays then brush out fully and style. RRP – £4.49

Smooth It Frizz Tamer Tame frizz and control flyaways for up to 12 hours with our instant lightweight frizz spray. It helps defend hair against hellish humidity to keep it sleek and smooth whatever the weather. Infused with our blend of Keratin & Inca Inchi oil known to help strengthen and care for frizzfrazzled locks. HOW TO USE Shake the can before use and spray lightly and evenly throughout, approximately 30cm from hair. Smooth and brush through with a soft bristle brush for a sleek finish. To keep flyaways at bay, lightly coat your brush with a gentle mist of Smooth It Frizz Tamer. RRP – £4.49

Oomph My Locks XXL Volumising Spray Take your hair to new heights with this instant backcomb in a bottle. If you’re looking for an extreme volume boost for sky-high styles then look no further. Infused with Keratin and Inca Inchi oil known to help strengthen and care for your so your big do stays healthy too. HOW TO USE Shake the can before use and spray lightly and evenly, approximately 30cm from hair. Massage through hair using fingertips and then leave for a moment. Shake again between sprays then brush out fully and style. RRP – £4.29

Oomph My Locks XXL Plumping Powder Pump up the volume with this weightless volumising powder – the ultimate root boost. This ultra-light powder instantly lifts flat, limp hair and will keep your locks plumped to perfection. A small sprinkle builds in texture and body for all day volume that won’t let you down. HOW TO USE Use on dry styled hair. Simply sprinkle a little of the styling dust onto the roots and work into the hair, adding more gradually to build up the volume. Jzush with your fingertips for a backcombed effect without the headache. RRP – £3.99

Fellow session stylist Leigh Keates is the ambassador and he says “This range is effective, easy to use and incredibly versatile. I’ve been really excited about sharing the range with my colleagues and clients and to finally get these products in the public domain…”

So to get your hands on this cool prize head to my Bridal Facebook Page.

Practical Hair for Mums: tutorial!

Not only am I your Hairy Godmother, but I am also a real mother of two gorgeous girls, and up until recently I had my lovely Nana around (she sadly passed away on my birthday in January of this year), and so there was four generations of us… My mother always experiments with her hair, and I love the fact that I get to play with my daughters’ hair – they are like my own little dolls to practice on. I wanted to post this up for Mother’s Day last month… but I was super busy sorting my academy, and doing shoots and brides, but I think Mum’s should be celebrated every day!!!

It is important that all mums feel special, and well, you may have heard me say it, or you may have read me write it (you know what I mean), a million times (maybe not that many), but if your hair looks good then you feel great! It is one of the secrets of the universe… It may seem surface, but try it – it’s like magic. Being a busy working mum, it is not always easy to keep your hair looking like you have just stepped out of a salon, but here is a look that any mum can achieve super quick each morning before the school run or a day of grocery shopping… so give it a go… But make sure you also treat yourself to a pamper and re-style in a salon every so often – because you are worth it!

So the easiest most effective do for busy mums would have to be the pony with a quiff! This is a practical hairstyle that can be done so quickly and has instant impact! It’s great to be able to tie your hair up whilst you’re running about being super mum!!

How to:

  1. Section a triangle section from your temple area and take it back about 2-3 inches towards the crown area.
  2. Isolate this hair away from the back of hair.
  3. Secure the rest of the hair back into a ponytail at the back of head towards your crown area.
  4. Gently back brush the triangle section at the front  to create the quiff, use dry shampoo at root area to help create height and texture whilst back brushing, smooth the top layer of quiff tail using the back brush.
  5. Dress the quiff back towards the base of the ponytail creating as much height as you’d like and then secure with grips.
  6. Now with the ponytail down take a small section of the ponytail from underneath and wrap around to disguise grips and band.
  7. Secure with grips underneath base of ponytail.
  8. Spray with hairspray to secure in place.

Tip: For an extra sparkle try curling the ponytail! Or if your hair is not quite long enough try adding a clip-in pointy tail… Balmain have a great range!

Love from your Hairy God Mother x
Equipment needed:

Soft bridle brush, hair band and grips
Dry shampoo Batiste, hairspray Elnett loreal


Ultimate wedding

Ultimate Wedding Magazine

Ultimate Wedding Mag is a super duper interactive wedding magazine and they have featured some of my work see above, as well as a tutorial…

I am thrilled to have worked with such a great team on this, as it is the UK’s only fully interactive wedding magazine and it means that you can dowmload their latest issue and read my articles via the APP store or check out their website: CLICK HERE.

Vicki x


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Products I can’t live without!


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Like every hair stylist, I have my favourite products, and I’m always looking for new ones to give some Vicki Lord love to – at the moment for myself, and fashion shoots I do adore Batiste Dry Shampoo. And as far as my essential basic kit for brides, check out the photos – it gives you some idea of what goes into making a bride’s hair perfect for her special day.