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.
I want to share this (“BURBERRY PRORSUM” London Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 2015 by Fashion Channel), video because it is a great example of how a designer uses hair to compliment their collection. The hair is super simple, almost a little sixties and seventies retro feel – think Alexa Chung… with the purposeful messy look and obvious parting, not worrying so much about revealing roots, falling haphazardly on the shoulders of the models, and merging softly into the flow of the printed fabrics, that equally look haphazardly worn, but are clearly very much styled with the belts and scarves.
So wear your hair loose and parted, adding a tad of dry shampoo or spray at the roots.
I love working on commercials because you get to see the hair you have created in motion – but also because commercials are restricted to a certain time and number of frames, I love the fact that you get to see the impact of different styles in just seconds… there are a few on here, so check out MySalonLooks‘ commercial, and you’ll see what I mean…
When it comes to the world of fashion there is no shortage of drama, and so working on a shoot with the absolutely stunning actress Tamla Kari for Drama magazine was right up my street. Styled by the amazing Kelvin Barron, and shot my fantastic photographer Andrew Hiles, I knew the day would be filled with drama in a fabulous way!! I adored working with Tamla, her features are so dainty and classic – this vintage hairdo was perfect for her face, the styling and the set. Check out the images below… and other vintage looks on: VickiLord.co.uk.
You can get your hands on a copy of the mag, by clicking here: Drama Magazine.
Every year, every runway of every fashion show display an amazing array of striking hairstyles from avant garde and radical creations, to simplistic, clean styles, all of which really turn the heads of crowds… And for a session stylist like myself, well, these shows fill me with excitement at the sheer volume of some of the styles and the sleekness of others – and it solidifies in my mind that it is the hair that adds the flair to any outfit.
At the moment for me, I think the 5 top crowd stopping, head turning styles that will continue to set trends are:
1. Glossy wet look and swept back from face: leaving the hair naturally trailing down the back. This style gives a bold and empowered look and has been sported on models for designers Balmain, Giambaltista, Gucci, Prada and Missoni.
2. Deep side partings, which are great for showcasing your best side and giving an edgy look that is very much entrend. This has been a popular choice for designers Rochas, Chloe and Marni. This chic look has also been seen on startlets such as Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Amanda Seyfried and Kristen Stewart on the red carpet.
3. Retro glamour waves inspired by a vintage era – but with that modern twist, by keeping the hair sleek on the top. This has been on Bottega Veneta models and is a staple but smart hairstyle that oozes elegance.
4. The low chignon bun – it always manages to make its way back on the catwalk, having been an option for Rag and Bone. This makes a refreshing change from the top-knot, and gives a glamorous equestrian look that is tidy, sleek and very polished.
5. Pony tails: Many designers send their models down the catwalk sporting all kinds of pony tail variations from sleek and straight to messy and curled, edgy wide pony tail at the nape of the neck and tucked under ponytails. The great thing about this trend is that it can be adapted by the wearer to suit their mood – Whether you seek a look that is femme fatale, Bohemian babe or amazing androgyny – there is a pony for everyone!