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Jocelyn Brown’s Latest Track Cover

It is one of my favourite creations… The Vicki Lord Mohawk, and it looks fabulous on Jocelyn Brown…

Loved doing this shoot…

Don’t Quit (Be A Believer) by Diephuis & EASTAR featuring Jocelyn Brown Music is the 100th release on Quantize Recordings, and launched on March 18th 2016 via traxsource.com.

Photo Credits:

Hair: VickiLord.co.uk

Photographer: stoyanovandjones.com

Make-up Artist: sianduke.com

Hairstyles I love for February

Okay, so you sussed me out – I pretty much love every hairstyle in some way or another…

Here are my favs for the month of love February:

  • The sleek bob – which I regularly have – it is sophisticated, effortlessly gorgeous. Uma Thurman does the bob perfectly.
  • The natural looking wave – particularly in long hair, because long hair can drag your face down, but a subtle wave adds texture, a little volume and can frame facial features. Kim Kardashian does this well, as does Jennifer Aniston.
  • The Marcel wave – is so glam, and gorgeous. I have styled this look on many brides and celebrities, and it has featured in my academy, teaching other hairdressers the style, plus I’ve done tutorials on this style in a number of magazines. I loved styling the Marcel wave on my client and friend Shona McGarty.

Vicki Lord

bridal hairstyles

Bridal Hair Inspiration

Poppy was a beautiful bride, and it was a pleasure to do her hair… as you can see there is a massive amount of volume… and this my friends was achieved with about two wonderful cans of the fabulous Batiste dry shampoo, and Foxy Locks extensions.

hairdresser journal

Collection of the Day

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

Vicki x

Credits:
Photographers: http://www.stoyanovandjones.com/
Hair: Vicki Lord (http://www.vickilord.co.uk)
Makeup: Jo Freeman (http://www.jofreeman.net)
Nails: Kelli Waldock (http://www.kelliwaldock.co.uk)
Clothes: http://www.Korlekie.com
Models: Satu Suominen and Rosie Williams

insidekent

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. 

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
products:
Dry shampoo Batiste, hairspray Elnett loreal

 

yoga hair

Hair to wear for yoga practice

I have been doing yoga for literally years – not only do I get an overall balance, and feel great physically, but it has health benefits for me too. I am lucky enough to be able to practise yoga without having to worry about how I wear my hair, because the front part of my hair that would usually get in the way of my eyes and face is cut back to a blunt fringe, and the rest of my hair is short enough not to become too hot or sweaty or fall in my face.

Long hair can do just that right? I practised when I had long hair, and it just gets in the way! It doesn’t matter how many photos you see circulating the internet of perfectly executed poses with the person with hair loose and looking lovely, in reality we all know that there would be sweat, and maybe tears, but defo random strands of hair all over the place if not literally all over your face… Unless I was at the shoot to fix it just before the camera clicked ;o)

Here is what I would suggest you do with your lovely locks before your yoga practice if you have long hair or a choppy haircut, that could get in the way…

TIPS:

  • Wear a top knot, as long as you can achieve this with just a hair band and no grips. It needs to be secure, but you don’t want anything to dig in when you are in certain poses. And you also do not want it to be too tight, as you can create tension.
  • Avoid normal Alice bands, as they can easily slide off, leaving you looking for a loose hair accessory whilst trying to breath in downward facing dog. It will probably end up around your neck, leaving your hair back in your face and your focus away from the flow.
  • Avoid hard or plastic hair bands, as they can dig in, and if they do fall off will be dangerous – so opt for the zigzag sort. They don’t really dig in, are adjustable and quite flexible.
  • Go for a side bun or pigtails, instead of securing hair at the mid or low centre of the head, as you will feel uncomfortable when doing lying down poses.
  • French braids are great, as they keep all of your hair neatly tucked away and is quite flat, put it is still better to create the braid to one side instead of down the back.
  • Avoid clean hair, especially if you have sleek hair, as your hair tie or band will probably keep sliding off and leaving your hair loose. Damp or greasy hair are good for tying back…. you can always wash it after practice.
  • If you do choose to grip your hair away, then the Linziclip (available from Amazon) has a flat surface and it can easily be taken in and out of your hair in-between poses, and is less hassle than a hair tie… so it maybe a good idea to have one in your yoga bag as a back up, along with a zig-zag hair band.

Enjoy!

Fashion flowers for brides

Looking back at Paris Haute Couture Week earlier this year, I can see that flowers dominated the catwalks… flowers create a light and fairy, almost fantasy feel to a look, and when they are doing it on the high fashion runway, it isn’t long before it filters down to fashion, then high street, and of course to brides too! But if you have read one of my previous posts or seen any of my previous images on my bridal site, you’ll know that I am a fan of using fresh flowers in the hair I style for shoots and for my brides – and it just looks lovely when they are seasonal… so if it is good enough for Naomi Campbell wearing Jean Paul Gaultier on the wedding parade, then my brides-to-be let’s talk about what flowers are seasonal for your wedding this year – and walking down the aisle will be more like walking down the runway!

See image from online article…  Dailymail

Balmain hair for Nicole Kidman look

A Hairy Advent Calendar

Okay, so I don’t want an advent calendar that is covered in hair – as much as I love hair, that would be a bit weird… And of course I love the chocolate calendars too… But I was thinking how cool would it be to get a hair-related item for every day… very hairy useful… Here are my suggestions… and a hint to my husband hehehe ;o) With this list though, not sure what I could ask for when it comes to actual Chrissy gifts…

Dec 1st:  No-snag hand bands, perfect for ponytails.

Dec 2nd: Kirby grips, a hair essential.

Dec 3rd: Clip-in pony, to add some length to short styles.

Dec 4th: Dry Shampoo, hair kit must-have.

Dec 5th: A sparkly hair band, to add some glamour.

Dec 6th: Clip-on fringe, for style variation.

Dec 7th: A super-duper shampoo.

Dec 8th: A nourishing conditioner.

Dec 9th: A sparkly hairspray, to keep in your handbag for unexpected parties.

Dec 10th: Comb to keep those locks looking lovely.

Dec 11th: Hairbrush.

Dec 12th: Mirror.

Dec 13th: Shine spray.

Dec 14th: Protective spray.

Dec 15h: Hair mask to give your hair some tender love and care.

Dec 16th: Vitamin C, it’s good for hair.

Dec 17th: Bun ring, for a quick top-knot

Dec 18th: Butterfly clips.

Dec 19th: Turban with a broach.

Dec 20th: Hair slides.

Dec 21st: Floral Garland.

Dec 22nd: Tiara.

Dec 23rd: Hair gems.

Dec 24th: A selfie stick so you can take lots of photos of your fabulous hair.

ENJOY! ;o) Vicki x