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Cody’s hair raising performance on #TheVoice

mohawkIt was pretty obvious that Cody would go all of the way to the finals on the BBC’s talent show, The Voice… she has a fab singing voice and a unique style, not to mention a connection with her mentor Boy George.

All of this aside, for me, I just want to get my hands on that girl’s hair… And the style I would do is my style of the moment… my iconic, show-stopping mohawk… I would adapt it for her, as the style is super versatile.

It would be fab to either have a striking black mohawk, complimenting the young singer’s trademark rainbow fringe, or I would maybe flip it up a little with a multi-coloured mohawk, with a block colour fringe. Although she would also look great with a blonde Gladiator Queen Mohawk… the possibilities are endless, and I’d create the hairstyle with the help of Balmain extensions.

… But what will Boy George’s team of stylists do this week with Cody’s hairstyle? I’m pretty excited to see, and of course to hear her sing too!

Find out more from Cody on Twitter @codyfrostmusic.

Here is a reminder of her blind audience…

Vicki x

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

Your Kent Wedding

The Gorgeous cover for Your Kent Wedding is from a  shoot I did recently with the following fab team:

Model: Megan Hayward
Photographer: Darren Brade http://www.darrenbrade.com
Hair: Vicki Lord using Balmain http://www.vickilordbridalhair.co.uk and https://www.balmainhair.com
Makeup: Nicola Peen http://www.weddingmakeupbynicola.co.uk
Accessory: Gillian Million http://www.gillianmillion.com

Happy Christmas ALL…

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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.

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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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Are you getting married this year?

I love weddings… being apart of the team that transforms brides into what they dream of for their special day really gives me a buzz… and bookings are already coming in thick and fast for this year… hectic, but fun!!!

So if you are getting married and need some hair advice then just drop me an email on Vicki@VickiLord.co.uk or check out my website or the about/contact page of this blog for my social networking links.

If you are in the London, or Greater London area and are interesting in booking my team’s services then head to my bridal site for more information, I’d love to be apart of making your day even more special!! VickiLordBridalHair.co.uk

Lots of love your Hairy Godmother ;o)

Most Popular Hair 2014

It all depends what you are into hair wise, what you think is the best hair of 2014…

The most popular Hollywood hair style asked for from my clients in 2014 has to be the side wave, for curly looks. It is stunning and has been seen on the red carpet on stars including Jessica Alba again this year, after the Golden Globes 2013. It is such a sexy and glamorous look, and I’m not surprised it is up there with the most popular.

Somehow, even if it is not festival season, this year has encouraged festival hair styles, including braids, paired with accessories – to add a touch of glam, or precision to the natural, effortless look. It is a very feminine image which is modern, and can have a retro flower power feel – but in a subtle way… lots of brides have even opted for this hairstyle.

And taking this same festival look but adding an ethereal edge – with the hair up and in a low bun, with braids and beautiful, almost fairy-princess detail is the most requested from brides this year. It is so soft, yet elegant, and adds to a fairy-tale image that many brides opt for weddings. It works with all seasons, and can be adapted to face shapes too. The flowers are lovely as fresh season choices and I am betting this will also be a popular choice next year, for 2015 brides too.

Vicki Lord Marcel waveWhen it comes to my personal favourite hairstyle of 2014, well, it is a tough one, but it has to be hands down the Marcel wave? Why? Well, it is gorgeous, elegant, retro, sophisticated and sexy. i have given tutorials on this style, styled it for shoots, red carpet and for brides… so not only is it popular for me, but a favourite full stop. Check out how you can achieve this same look on my previous post: CLICK.

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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From the runway to your living room

London Fashion Week runways are always flooded with models sporting striking and amazing hairstyles, from avant guard and radical creations to simplistic, clean styles, all of which really make people’s heads turn. Some of my fav looks actually graced the catwalk last Autumn 2013 – and they are still going strong!

The style Phillip Lim chose for his models for LFW ’13 is easy to create at home, as it is natural soft and effortless… I love the deep side parting as it gives this hairstyle a more up-to-date style. The soft waves of this hairstyle would suit all face shapes.

What you need to create this look: Large barrelled wand, dry shampoo, hair spray, texturing cream.

1. Use a dry shampoo which will act as a cleanser to absorb excess oil and add volume. It will also extend the life of a blow-dry and leave hair with a matte texture.

2. Create a deep side parting at the front of your hair best suited to you face shape.

3. Curl hair using your wand starting from the back of your head at the nape of your neck working up towards your crown. Curl from ends leaving a few inches away from your roots leaving the to part of your hair straight (whilst curling the hair always pin curls using sectioning clips before letting the curl drop, this helps set the curls)

4. Once you have finished curling and pinning leave hair for approx 15 mins. 5. Take pins out and then shake the hair loose. Now using a wide tooth comb work the comb through hair, then spray with dry shampoo to create a messier texture. 6. Use a little texturising cream on ends of the hair to create a more undone curl. 7. Now spray with hairspray to secure in place. 8. Try adding a boho head wrap to create a more stylish look.

Phillip Lim has been reported to have said during LFW 2013: “The collection is loosely inspired by café racer culture, riffing off of motorcycle style”.

Vicki x

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What Balmain say about Vicki Lord

I’m totally honoured to be able to say I have worked and trained so closely with such an amazing brand and company as Balmain, still working with them and their products just strengthens my ability as a hair stylist… and I feel even more honoured when I hear what they have to say about me, thank you Balmain:

‘Vicki Lord is an extremely talented session stylist and Bridal hair expert. Vicki worked for Balmain Hair as a Hair Extensions Education specialist, for many years all over the country, and never failed to amaze us with her passion and creative work. As a bridal expert, we often ask for her advice and images of hair she has created to use on our blog for others to aspire to. She is friendly, professional, and an expert hairdresser and extensionist.’
Gina Boggis Balmain Account Manager