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Vicki Lord Bridal Hair

Bridal Hair Inspiration

I justBeautiful bride hair had to share images of one of my recent beautiful brides… How much do you love the hair?! Thought so – me too… If you are a bride-to-be – Do you see yourself wearing your hair like this? Don’t worry if your hair is shorter – you may have time to grow it – also I always carry enough Balmain extensions.

This is so elegant and regal from the back, and the front is a little bit boho, with the braid detail and so this style is perfect for young, modern brides.

Check out more of my bridal styles on: VickiLordBridalHair.co.uk

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What to do with leftover Hair Conditioner

Christmas is done, as is New Year – and when it comes to early January you may be thinking of all of that food you ate… YUM! Including those leftovers?

So the whole leftover thing got me thinking… you know when you have that bit of conditioner left in the base of the tube or bottle? And whilst I do all I can to use it up, I am just as guilty as the next person of moving on to a fresh bottle – maybe a new conditioner of my fav brand, or a Chrissy pressy that someone has given me… Sometimes there are two or three bottles lurking around… if you are often guilty of the same conditioner abandonment then you may want to use it for other stuff…  here are some ideas:

  1. Mix it with some raw, coarse sugar and use it as a body scrub.
  2. You can use on your legs as a shaving cream, but this can clog up the razor, so keep rinsing – leaves the legs smooth though, especially if you are not a waxing fan.
  3. It can be used to condition your nails, just dap on a little bit, and massage into the cuticles.
  4. Use small amounts on a leather handbag or shoes to add shine and nourishment to your accessories.
  5. After all of those parties over Christmas you may have a touch of hard skin on your heels, so use the conditioner to rub into these areas on your feet, and leave on with socks for a few hours before rinsing.

I love all stuff to do with hair – so no wasting those hair products – if you don’t want to use for any of the above, then you can opt to use your leftover conditioner as a leave-in conditioner, especially if you have had a wild party up-do, with lots of products and back-combing – this will give your hair the TLC it needs.

Thanks, Vicki x

You Bleach

I have had a great year of working with celebs, VIPs, gorgeous brides, great brands, as well as writing for bridal and fashion mags, one including British Mode… And an article I had published in the summer for them seems relevant now… bleaching is a bold look, but still very much on trend, especially with the likes of Gwen Stefani having rocked it for years, and now Rita Ora, not to mention the connection with icon stunners such as Marilyn Monrow and Bridget Bardot… I reckon that a striking snow queen look is great for the festive season… so can you carry it off?

Firstly, remember that bleaching hair for that lighter look can be quite damaging if not applied correctly – Here are my tips on bleaching:

Be realistic to your expectations. NOT every one can go blonde!

– Your hair colourist will advise you on the best way to go lighter. It may mean that if you have dark hair and want to go peroxide blonde, this is likely not to be achievable in one go. You will most probably have to do this gradually to achieve your target shade and be kinder to your hair.

– The level of damage done also depends on the amount of the colour change. For instance, going from a dark to a light shade is the most hazardous, as the bleach maybe stronger and possibly left on for longer.

– Adding a few ‘lighter’ extension hair pieces, is a great way to add colour but without the commitment or damage to your hair. Balmain offer a great range of ‘fill-in extensions’ so check out their new Ombré range!

How to care for your bleached hair!

– Bleached hair is very porous – And just like a sponge, it soaks up water quickly and then rapidly loses it.

– Once your hair has been bleached, it becomes weaker and the cuticles are very open. It’s important that you use products that will help close the cuticles whilst retaining the moisture.

– Be sure to regularly give your hair some TLC- Yes tender, love and care for your hair works a treat, and deep conditioning treatments are a must once a week. There are plenty of good conditioning masks out there on the market. Everyone’s hair is different so it is a case of trial and error to find the right one for you.

– Protect hair from heat by using a good heat protection product. We constantly put our hair through rigorous daily routines of blow drying, straightening, and curling – to name but a few, to create our day and evening hairstyles!

I absolutely swear by ‘Khiels straightening cream’ it is my favourite heat protection product. This product does what it says on the pot literally! It protects, smoothes, straightens hair and smells wonderful. I use it on every client of mine and the results are amazing – I just can’t get enough of it!

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Carla and Ed

I get blown away when I see the beautiful brides I work with ready to walk down the aisle. It is magical, and sometimes sharing the images of other brides’  weddings can inspire brides-to-be… and so here are some beautiful photos from Carla’s and Ed’s special day…

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Spraying the finishing touches

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Final check for Carla before she puts on her dress

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Looking stunning down the aisle

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A beautiful smile to the guests

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I do, with a perfect hair do

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New Signature

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New Mr and Mrs

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Q n A for hair blog

Hi lovely readers of my blog… I just wanted to give you the opportunity to send me an email: vicki@vickilord.co.uk, so if you have any particular tutorial you would like me to give, or hair related question you would like me to answer then please do let me know. So whether it is about your upcoming wedding, a party look, a celebrity recreation or just hair care, I would love to help you out.

Remember you can check out my hair creations on my website: vickilord.co.uk, or on my bridal site: vickilordbridalhair.co.uk and any other contact details can be found on the Contact page of this blog.

Lol, Vicki x