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August 2016



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I am not one for focusing on the negative – but this is the easiest way to warn all of you brides-to-be about some of the issues that come up when you are planning that all-important big day…

Mistake 1: Choosing accessories before you’ve chosen your hairstyle… It may not suit the hairstyle at all… so make decisions in a logical order.
Mistake 2: Another decision that is best made before you choose your hairstyle… is the dress… I am all about matching your hair to your perfect dress… the style can usually be catered to suit particular designs and necklines… but to get it right… dress choice must come first!
Mistake 3: Choosing the same style for your bridesmaids as you are having.. this is your day, you need to stand out in photos and you need to feel special, and guests need to be able to clearly distinguish between you and other guests… there are lots of complementing styles your bridesmaids can have without taking the shine from you.
Mistake 4: Getting a friend or family member to do your hair may seem like a money saving choice, but unless they have lots of experience with hair or are a qualified professional, you are best going to a salon or bridal hairdresser. The last thing you want to do is fall out with somebody close on your special day because they haven’t done your hair the way you envisioned.
Mistake 5: Even if you are amazing at doing hair. I think it is a mistake for brides to do their own… because it takes time away from you relaxing and enjoying your day, and because of the emotions and nervous energy you don’t need the pressure.
Mistake 6: It is a big no-no to think that you will not require a practise run through or a professional trial… this is the only way that you can actually see if the style will be what you want it to be…it is rare that the whole style will be done to perfection at this stage, but it gives an indication of time needed to style as well as whether it really is the right choice for you.
Mistake 7: This is something that i have seen lots, and that is brides with long hair wanting intricate updos or luscious long waves thinking that they will not require hair clip-ins on extensions… most detailed updos will require extra hair, because as soon as a stylist begins to create the hairstyle the hair gets used up quickly. I have worked on hair that brides can sit on, but some styles require more, especially braided styles.
Mistake 8: Changing the style or colour just days before the wedding without discussing it with the stylist doing your hair… this will have a massive impact on how the wedding hairstyle will look.
Mistake 9: Touching the hair too much after it has been styled, and spraying more product or tweaking here and there, will likely end up in the hair looking a mess… so KEEP YOUR HANDS off, don’t make the mistake on nervously touching the hairstyle because you could ruin it.
Mistake 10: Regret. I know some brides that regret not trying something more fun, or detailed, or sophisticated or FABULOUS! Some brides-to-be play it safe when it comes to their hairstyle, and this is absolutely fine as long as you are happy with it on the day. So make sure ta this point you are! But do explore other ideas… for example if you always have your hair in a ponytail it may be nice to wear it differently on your special day – after all it is your opportunity to shine, and feel and look amazing!

VickiLord Vidal Sassoon


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I wrote this blog back in May 2012 – and I have since varied the simply bobbed hair do – changing length of hair and length and style of fringe and going different colours… red, black, and now copper… It shows that the same style can still be versatile and exciting!

Back in 1989, and well into the 90’s I was working at the one and only prestigious world’s best hairdressers, Vidal Sassoons in Covent Garden…

As a keen learner and lover of hair, it was only natural that I proudly sported a Vidal Sassoon trademark hairstyle – ‘the graduated bob’: A very blunt pre-scion hair cut, which Sassoons is renowned for.

Sadly, Vidal Sassoon has died, but he lives on through his signature styles. Due to the loss of my Guru Vidal Sassoon, I thought it was only fitting that I go for the big chop myself, having had long hair since I left Sassoons.

… And nearly 15-20 years on, I pick up the phone to Vidal Sassoon in Covent Garden and book an appointment with my longtime, extremely trusty and talented colleague ‘Jean Marie‘ to arrange to be ‘bobbed’.

It’s Friday afternoon, and I’m sitting in the salon chair at Coventry Garden’s Vidal Sassoons ready for ‘Jean Marie’ to cut it all off!!!!! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly nervous, but I know when it’s time for a re-invention… and this is one of those times.

I’m having a strange kind of déjà vous moment, as Jean Marie is about to give me a hairstyle that I wore twenty years ago!!!

Well, two hours later and I’m transformed!! Jean Marie has worked his magic! A fabulous sharp graduated bob with a sexy blunt fringe!

I strut out of the salon feeling sexy, liberated and a lot lighter!

I love my Vidal Bob !!!!


Vicki x



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I love getting your questions – please do send them to me… head over to my contact page and email me with any hair related questions and I’ll answer them on my blog.

How to keep your hair secure! This is a common problem for those that manage to get their hair looking lovely either themselves or by a stylist and then they WORRY about how to keep it lovely for an event such as a wedding or prom or outdoor occasion…

The answer is pretty straightforward, but it depends on if you have a hair up do, or a hair down style…

With a hair up it’s all about securing the hair with good quality hair grips and decent hair spray. And doing this in a way that is not going to show all the grips, or make your hair look like cement… so practise is important!

When working with a down style or loose waves, DO NOT over load the hair with products as this will make the hair too heavy and drag the hair down; instead use a good quality mouse and a gentle spritz of hairspray and this should help the hair stay in place all day!

Vicki x

Image of the lovely Shona McGarty


#Blogging all about Hair

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spicyvickiHello bloggers and readers… I finally found my place in the world of blogging about five years ago – and love the opportunity to share all about hair… my first blogging platform was separate to my website and I started it after so many people had said “Vicki, you should blog!”, or “How come you don’t have a blog?” My answer to such questions and statements from since then, is simple “I do!”

I now have moved my blog over to my brand new website… So this is the place where you can find out what I’ve been up to in the world of ‘fashion’ sweety, ‘beauty’ darling, and most importantly where I can share with you all about my hair days! Oh and this is me ;o)

Vicki x

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