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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

vicki lord award winning hairstylist

Grateful for 2015 and excited about 2016

I have had an amazing year of ups and downs… and everything has led to much learning, teaching and of course lots of hair.

My highlights have been winning best bridal hairdresser for The Kent Wedding Awards for the third year running and after being a finalist for The Nationals in 2014, I knew it was a tough one to achieve, but I am thrilled that in 2015 I won best bridal hairstylist for Kent and the South East.

As far as 2016 goes, I have a few VIP weddings lined up, plus lots of lovely brides booked in, some shoots and some exciting collaborations… so hair’s here’s to a fabulous New Year to everyone out there.

Vicki x

 

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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Winterwonderland Part 1…

The Internet and magazines are full of inspirational images for Summer festival brides, and Spring brides and Autumn time brides, but what about Winter wonderland brides? December is a beautiful time to wed, and January is ideal, because it is quiet and whilst February is still very chilly, Valentine’s is sure to add a loving glow to your wedding day.

In the UK we are always worried about the sun not shining for our big day and the outdoor photos not being a wash out, but opting for a Christmas wedding means you have the best of whatever weather comes… If it snows, it is a bonus; if it is bright blue skies with sunshine, then the contrast looks beautiful with bare trees and seasonal flowers.

So with the weather not an issue, you can focus a lot of your attention on what hairstyle to choose.

Most brides this time of the year will probably wear a lovely furry snug or soft shawl, and this is a good idea to keep the chill off them whilst walking down the isle and having their pictures taken.

If you are planning on wearing a shawl you must take into consideration your hairstyle first. For example, if you decide to wear a low side bun or back bun, then the chosen cover-up garment may cause stress on your hairstyle. If the bun is too low, the bottom of the bun may rub against your shawl then your hairstyle may become weak and fall out. So always make sure your hairdresser is aware of everything you plan to wear, as it may be worth opting for an alternative hairstyle, or catering for the extra clothing… So you could still wear a bun to the side or back, but instead of it being a low do, it can be a bun set more central.

For those of brides opting for beautiful lace sleeved dresses. I would recommend having your hair up. Most of the time these types of dresses may have many buttons at the back, which you would hate for your hair to get tangled on! Also you don’t want to hide any intricate detailing of the dress! You could opt for hair to be swept to the side if you feel uncomfortable with all of your hair up!

Brides choosing a high necked dress can try wearing the hair up as high as possible to create height this will elongate the neckline and make you feel tall and slender!

There are some beautiful crystal skull caps, mini top hats and bride cage veils available, so try adding a more elaborate head dress to your hairstyle keeping the jewellery simple, as you may find flowers are more limited this time of the year.

I am getting so festive it is crazy… just on the train to a corporate job, doing the hair of ten clients for their Christmas do at Kingsley Napley. Vicki x 

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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.

I won award for best bridal hairdresser for London and the South East

I have shouted about this since Monday – I can’t believe it, I am so honoured to be the best bridal hairdresser for London and South East – wow… The Nationals was a fun night, and I wore signature black, my sleek bob and of course my supportive (not to mention gorgeous) husband on my arm… I literally am so grateful for my brides and all of my clients, it is so lovely to be recognised for some thing you do, especially when I love working with hair – this is all the cherry on the cake. Maybe it is this passion that shines through my work, who knows, but I promise that I will keep on learning new and wonderful ways with hair so that I can continue to deliver for all of my brides and clients… I know GUSH GUSH GUSH – but completely blown away – fab week.

Thanks again

Vicki x

beautiful bride

Beautiful Bride Inspiration

Every bride inspires me…. because each time I work with brides, I realise even more so that each woman is different in what they want for their special day… each one very unique in their hair choices too, and often I find that brides want a style that is completely different to the way they usually wear their hair…

Check out one of my beautiful brides photographed above… She combines the stunning structure of the Marcel wave, often worn over one shoulder by brides, we decided on it falling over both of her bare shoulders… this compliments her super sexy, super glam low cur wedding dress, mainly because it is off the shoulder and symmetrical. The slide in her hair is subtle and picks up on the intricate beading and detail of her dress… And because her dress is so detailed, the simple but perfect hair really sets it off. Her dark hair matches her defined dark eyes and eyebrows and as her hair lightens towards the dress, the softens the whole look.

This is an ultra glam, sexy bridal look, that really combines the modern woman with the vintage vibe.

Be inspired by other brides!

Vicki x