vicki lord session stylist

habia hair course

NEW ACADEMY

Calling all qualified hairstylist wanting to achieve 21 hours of CPD… after much planning, I have set up Bridal and Editorial Hair Academy and the course has been approved by Habia, which is the industry body for beauticians, hair, spas and nails… so I feel really proud that I have put a course together that I know will give students a great experience, whilst learning more about hair… if you would like to get the early bird price and book for June or October please head to the relevant page on my websites for more information and then just give me a call or email me to secure your place… super excited to be doing this and looking forward to hearing from you soon. Vicki x

vicki lord easter

Have a Smashing Easter with this YOLKY hair mask…

Well, Easter is approaching and it is an important time for many… And eggs-actly (sorry couldn’t resist hehehe) a year ago today, I had a my egg mask recipe published on the Holistic Therapist Magazine website

When it comes to hair – there is one person that knows pretty much everything there is to know about it – the care, the look, the styles, the colour and how to make a hair mask from raw eggs… Here is celebrity Session Stylist, Vicki Lord’s recipe for shiny locks, and all in time for Easter – what an egg-cellent idea!

“Okay let’s get cracking!…

This is such an easy way to add shine and lustre to your locks… And it is a recipe for your hair not to eat! ALL hair types can use this too… Use one to three eggs (depending on your hair length) – and crack them in a bowl. It is best that they are room temperature! Whisk, or stir and add the same number of spoonfuls of olive oil as eggs (so if you are using two eggs then two spoonfuls) – you can use coconut oil as well as or instead of olive oil – and then mix it all together. It is advised to stand in the shower or sit in the bath and apply to dry hair – as it can be a little messy! You want to leave the mixture on for ten to twenty minutes – maybe with a shower cap to keep the dripping to a minimum, and then rinse with cool water first, and then shampoo as usual.”

That is a great way to use raw eggs this Easter… but it is fun to eat eggs too… so why not treat yourself to a healthy, hearty breakfast of soldiers and dippy egg… YUM! Photo above…

Have a GOOD Friday and Smashing Easter… Okay I will stop with the hot cross puns! Vicki x

great dry shampoo

Loving Batiste Dry Shampoo!

I love working with dry shampoo! It helps create so much volume and thickness to the hair! Batiste is a fab brand, because it doesn’t just do dry shampoo, but it really does dry shampoo – and for different needs: brunette hair, blonde hair, dark hair, light hair, for refreshing hair and for extra volume – so you can go serious bouffant.

The bottles are funky, somehow a futuristic mixed with retro feel – and easy to hold and apply too!

Much of my work involves styling hair into up dos… and I do tend to spray dry shampoo at the root area to give the hair extra height and staying power! And as mentioned above, I so love the fact that the Batiste range is available in different colours, so I can really cater for all of my clients.

Recently, one of my clients was considering buying and regularly wearing a wig as her hair is so fine and limp, but now that I’ve introduced her to Batiste dry shampoo, the wig is just a distant memory!

Batiste is a permanent part of my hair kit ;o)

Check out: batistehair.co.uk

http://www.vickilord.co.uk

Vicki Lord

Mini Me

Both my daughters have had their share in front of the camera- and I guess they must get their love for this industry from me, and from my mum too. My little model daughter Ellie had a shoot last week – and she just loved every moment… I must say I was very proud of her… here are a few snaps I took:

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Drama Magazine with Tamla Kari

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.

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Vicki Lord Cheeky Photo

Oh Spicy!

You all know how much I love a sprinkle of spice in life! I have experimented with my hair colour in the past.. and I love the spicy shade of my modern bob. More than a few people have compared me to the lovely Katy Perry – and I get flattered every time – and just like my so-called doppelganger, I love to change my hair colour… but it has to be the right colour right? And once you find it, you can stick to it… because it is a commitment changing your hair colour, and it can change your whole image! So here are a few things to think about before opting for a new hue.

Consult a great hair stylist/colourist… and consider the following:

  • Consider your skin tone – does this change with seasons? If your choice of colour is likely to wash you out, but you still love it, then consider looking at your foundation and other makeup choices too… maybe a whole makeover would be worthwhile.
  • Does your colour choice suit your style? Or do you want or need a re-style too?
  • Are you covering some grey, lots of grey – or no grey? Think of what it is that you want to change.
  • Are you going for a natural colour or something more experimental like sapphire, chilli red, or even pink? If you are going for something more drastic, maybe consider a transitional colour to avoid a brassy finish, before going the whole way.
  • Have you thought about whether you want block colour or highlights, or low-lights? Maybe try on a few wigs first!
  • Consider all options: home dye kits or heading to the salon… (if you are doing a home kit, ensure you do the dye test and follow the instructions properly – or get a friend to help you that has done it before). Oh and if you are going for home kits – you may need more than one box if you have very long or thick hair. Sometimes the shades on the boxes are not fully accurate and the colour can be darker on your hair, so maybe choose a lighter shade.
  • Think about how often you may have to re-do the colour, or the roots too… a good colour and your ideal look needs to be maintained.
  • Depending on your current hair colour or natural colour, there may be certain shades that will not take on your hair, or that will vary slightly in the final colour effect.
  • Do you have hair extensions… have you thought of matching that colour? Or getting them dyed in the same colour before having them fitted/clipped/attached/glued-in.
  • What type of dye are you going to pick? If it is a home kit – then do you want a foam or liquid application? Foam is less likely to drip on to your face, so if you are a bit clumsy or have sensitive skin on your face or neck this maybe a good option.
  • Another note on home kits – which I do think are fab, by the way, as long as you apply carefully for your needs… apply in the day when you have good natural daylight, and also apply to dirty hair… because it is easier to manage and also the ‘dirt/grease’ – or natural oils are like a protective layer too. Remember you can get some dyes that are more natural in content – which you may prefer.

You see! Lots to think about! And there is still probably more too… the main thing is you are happy with your choice and safe with application… enjoy bringing lots of colour into your life and hair.. ;o)

Vicki Lord

Purple Yogi hair wand

I had an affair on my GHDs with a Yogi …

AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND!

I’ve been an avid GHD hair straightner fan for years, nothing has compared… until recently, after I was introduced by a friend, and fabulous fellow session stylist, Natalie Shirlaw, to YOGI.

Natalie and I chatted away whilst I restyled her hair into a gorgeous new long bob, part way through our conversations, she mentioned Yogi hair straighteners, asking me if I’d ever used them before.

As already mentioned, that I, Vicki Lord, am a self-admitted stubborn and loyal GHD fan, and so my natural reply was, “Nat, my darling, nothing can compete with my GHDs!

With a little encouragement from Natalie, I betrayed my GHDs, (she’s a persuasive lady), and used her Yogi’s on her hair to finish her look… and to my suprise I LOVED THEM!

You may well be thinking, what’s so great about these straighteners that would make you stray so easily and cheat on your GHDs after years of love and loyalty!?

I’m glad you asked…

  • They were light-weight, so first tick in the box.
  • They rapidly heated up.
  • They are extremely easy to use.
  • They instantly smoothed leaving the hair with extreme shine.
  • Variable heat control from 60- 210 degrees (this is very handy whilst working with extensions, and sorry to say that it is something that GHD does not have! So extra brownie points from me there, as anybody who knows me or has worked with me would be aware that I’m rather partial to using many delicate hairpieces in my creations 🙂
  • They have an extra long lead with a swivel cable, which is very handy.  As a session stylist I’ve been known to create hair ‘art’ in many a strange place where the plug socket is miles away.
  • They have ionic technology.

Oh and let’s not forget all the funky colours you get them in, so they are easy to find amongst your black, black and more black heating appliances in your kit!!!  And they look fabulous sweety!

So I’m sorry for being blinkered Yogi, and sorry for being fickle GHD… but I’m now a big YOGI fan – it’s an amazing tool…  and thank you to Natalie for introducing it to me, I guess a fellow hair stylist would know exactly what would make me tick.

YOGI ROCKS!