Vicki Lord offers two Hapia approved Bridal + Editorial Workshops. Learn from the best – Vicki has over 30 years experience, and is recognised as one of UK’s leading stylists.  She’s known for celebrity + avant-garde style, editorials and her award-winning bridal hair.

Vicki Lord is passionate about sharing her skills and helping others up the ladder. Her academy is way for professionals, enthusiasts, individuals and salons the opportunity to learn from one of UK’s best.

Her workshops and courses often sell out quickly. If you’re interested, we suggest you book sooner rather than later to avoid missing out.

Vicki Lord - Editorial Bridal Hair - A Bride for Every Season


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Investment: £299
Duration: Two Days
Prerequisites: Anyone can do this 2-day course.

Next Dates:
18th & 19th September (10.00am to 4.00pm)
Venue: Vicki Lord Hair, 4 Palace Street Canterbury CT1 2DY

Credits: Upon successful completion Level 2 qualified hairdressers, will receive 14 CPD hours approved by Habia and Skills Active: The Authority for Hair, Beauty, Nails and Spa. Non-qualified participants will receive a ‘Vicki Lord Academy Certificate Of Completion.’

Course Material: Upon booking your place you will receive all course material and a confirmation of your place.

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Vicki Lord - Editorial Hair

Learn how to create and develop from the foundation of styles Vicki is famous for. Specifically learn:

  • How to style to suit face shapes
  • The foundation of styles: buns, braids and pleats and how to manipulate these into different styles (modern, elegant and textured). Specifically: Curly Romantic hair up’s, Chignon Bun’s with a twist and French Pleats with a Beehive.
  • Learn the basic braids: rope braid, fishtail, Dutch and French braid, and how by mixing them together you can create a variety of unique braided up-do’s
  • How to cater to your client’s requirements
  • How to design styles for editorial shoots, working to brief and to an editors vision
  • How to identify fashion-forward looks for editorial pieces
  • Dress designs of your brides, bridesmaids and mother’s of the bride
  • How to manage brides + bridal parties professionally with kindness and grace (and increase your referral and recommendation rate!)
  • Prepping techniques
  • Styling techniques including back combing and curling
  • Education on the impact of products on hair
  • Information on key products and tips on kit buying
  • Hygiene and Safety
  • How to build your confidence as a professional hairstylist

Get more experience, step up your styling game under the care of Vicki Lord. Small group sizes mean you’ll have get plenty of attention and TLC from the lady herself.


DAY 1:

  • Greeting and Introduction
  • Demonstration 1
  • Equipment Preparation Guided
  • Student Practical Session
  • Refreshment Break
  • Demonstration 2
  • Student Practical Session Part 1
  • Lunch Break
  • Student Practical Session Part 2
  • Practical Assessment
  • Refreshment Break
  • Demonstration 3
  • Client Care Lecture
  • Demonstration 4
  • Q and A Session
  • Assessment Day Lecture

DAY 2:

  • Final Day Talk
  • Preparation for Practical Assessment 1
  • Practical Assessment: Hairstyle 1
  • Discussion of Practical: Hairstyle 1
  • Refreshment Break
  • Preparation for Practical Assessment 2
  • Problem Solving Time
  • Lunch Break
  • Practical Assessment: Hairstyle 2
  • Discussion of Practical: Hairstyle 2
  • Refreshment Break
  • Tidy-up after Practical Assessment
  • Certification
  • Re-sits (If required)
Vicki Lord - Editorial Hair
Vicki Lord - Editorial Hair
Vicki Lord - Editorial Hair
Vicki Lord - Editorial Hair


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Vicki Lord - Fashion Bridal Hair - Eras
Vicki Lord - Fashion Bridal Hair - Eras

Vicki has made it her mission to shatter the myth that ‘bridal hair is boring’ and looking at her portfolio and awards – mission accomplished!

‘The Vicki Lord Hair Academy’ can bring its two-day Habia-approved ‘Bridal & Editorial Hair Course’ to your salon, so your staff can learn to recreate Vicki’s iconic style from the convenience of their salon. They will receive an official certificate upon successful completion and be awarded 14 CPD hours.

Vicki Lord creates stunning, fashion forward hair design inspired by art and nature and tailored to suit her bride’s face shape, dress style, theme and personality. She draws from her avant-garde, film, red carpet and celebrity work, including her trademark ‘Gladiator Queen Mohawk’, which has graced covers and runways, as well as music legends Macy Gray and Jocelyn Brown.

On this course, Vicki teaches that every one of her unique styles comes from classic foundations, and then reveals how these foundation styles can be elevated into creative and unique hairstyles for modern brides.


  • Up to three stylists for one day: £480
  • Up to three stylists for two days: £870
  • Vicki can teak up to ten stylists and offers a salon discount of £99 per additional student.
  • Payments are to be secured prior to course dates.

Duration: One or two Days

Credits: Upon successful completion Level 2 qualified hairdressers, will receive 14 CPD hours approved by Habia and Skills Active: The Authority for Hair, Beauty, Nails and Spa. 

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Why should we invest in Editorial & Bridal hair training?
Salons invest in training is to add value to their business, both in financial and skills sets. Attract new customers by offering outstanding bridal and event hair services. A bride and her bridal party providea tidy source of revenue, and if you offer a superior service, make them look and feel beautiful – they will sing about your service.  Recommendations, referrals and word of mouth have an excellent return on investment and are the easiest way to improve brand equity and get new clients through the door.

Additionally, with ever increasing trends towards elaborate braiding and on-trend up do’s, this course will give your stylists the skills and confidence to stand out in the field, enabling them to cater to increasing demands for event styling; including parties, proms and the hallowed red-carpet.

Providing your staff with the opportunity to train with Vicki will not only teach new skills and methods of creating stunning hair; as an educator, she also inspires, ignites creativity and an enthusiasm to excel. Happy and inspired stylists, make your salon a great place to be.

Why choose The Vicki Lord Hair Academy to train your staff?

  • Vicki can train your staff over two days to a schedule that suits your salon set-up, so that business can operate as usual.
  • Vicki is Vidal Sassoon trained: Covent Garden + is the Balmain Bridal Hair Specialist.
  • Vicki has three decades of experience working with hair.
  • Vicki was awarded the UK’s Best Bridal Hairdresser in 2016.
  • This course is industry-approved by Habia/SkillsActive, awarding 14 CPD points.
  • Vicki’s approach is friendly and warm, but very professional.
  • Vicki has her own TV show on Sky helping brides choose the right hairstyle for their dress, and has featured in regional, international and national media as a bridal hair expert.
  • Vicki is a TV hair expert, including on QVC.
  • Most importantly, Vicki has a passion for teaching others who share her passion for hair.

What styles are taught on the course?
Vicki will teach 4 very important foundation styles, which can then be manipulated into many other contemporary styles.

  • Curly Side Romantic Bun and adaptions to this style (Practical Day 1)
  • Braids and braided up styles (Practical Day 1)
  • Chignon Bun & adaptions to this style (Practical Day 2 for Assessment)
  • French Pleat with a Beehive and adaptions to this style (Practical Day 2 for Assessment)

We send full training information prior to the course date with a break down of the course format and any other relevant information the students may require before training with Vicki.

Vicki Lord - Editorial Bridal Hair - 80s
Vicki Lord - Editorial Bridal Hair


For a more efficient learning experience, book a one-to-one bespoke course designed around your specific needs.  These courses are unique to each individual and a effective investment for anyone wishing to step up their knowledge and experience in hair.

Whether you’re a professional who wants to reboot your creativity, and maybe learn how to create great editorial or avant-garde looks; a make-up artist wanting to learn tips and tricks for beautiful bridal hair; or a hair enthusiast with a desire to improve upon your skills, bespoke one-to-one courses are rewarding and beneficial beyond measure.

As each course is bespoke – we will discuss the styles and techniques that you wish to learn. From:

  • Braids to beehives
  • Bridal to editorial to avant-garde
  • Working with wigs to applying extensions
  • And more!

You will have Vicki’s undivided attention and be awarded a prestigious “Vicki Lord Hair Academy Certificate Of Completion” at the end of your course.

Vicki is also incredibly personable, and these days are often educational *and* great fun.


  • One day: £400
  • Two days: £750
  • Payments are to be secured prior to course dates.

Duration: One or two Days
Times: 10:00am to 5:30pm (on agreed upon dates)
Prerequisites: Open to anyone
Credits: A ‘Vicki Lord Hair Academy Certificate Of Completion’.

The course will take place at Vicki’s fully equipped studio. Parking is available within close proximity. If you would like Vicki to travel to you, then costs and accommodation will be agreed upon and charged for at the point of booking.

Side note: please look at the upcoming one day workshops, as these may cover the techniques and styles you are interested in.

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Course Inspiration: Working with Wigs
Whether you want to work with real hair wigs, cut synthetic wigs or apply and style hair extensions, Vicki can help step up your wig repertoire.

Course Inspiration: Intricate Updos
Learn how manipulate the classics into an infinite number of creatively different looks (modern, elegant, textured and more!)

Vicki Lord - Editorial Bridal Hair
Vicki Lord - Editorial Hair

Course Inspiration: Runaway Trends
Fashion designers often opt for the same style for all their models on the runway, so learn effective hairstyles that compliment the avant-garde *and* how to alter it slightly to suit different face shapes.

Course Inspiration: Vintage Vibe
Vintage style is a currently on trend. Learn how to style a retro hairstyle look to be unique and fashion forward.

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All of our workshops are designed for anyone who loves hair (you don’t need to be a Level 2 Hairdresser, they’re suited to professionals and hair enthusiasts alike).

Upcoming Workshops:

4th December 2019 – Vintage Waves
8th January  2020 – Creative Braids

1-Day Vintage Waves

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For ANYONE who loves hair… Learn the Hollywood Wave and Finger Wave, iconic favourites of celebrities for decades. These styles are not only popular for brides, but for special occasions, red carpet and photo shoots…   This workshop is all about perfecting an elegant hairstyle that is timeless.

Investment: £159
Next Date: 4th December  2019, 10am – 4pm
Location: Vicki Lord Hair Salon, Canterbury
Kit required: Small and medium size large tong or wand, tail comb, hair up brush and cutting comb.
Food: Refreshments will be provide, but bring a packed lunch, and a snack.

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1-Day Creative Braids

Vicki Lord - Braiding Bar

For ANYONE who loves hair… Learn four braids; Classic French, Dutch, French, Pull-through and Rope Braid, and then master unique hairstyles incorporating these braiding techniques. This workshop is about taking techniques to the next creative level.

Investment: £159
Date:  8th January 2020 10am – 4pm
Location: Vicki Lord Hair Salon, Canterbury
Kit required: Large tong, tail comb, back brush and a soft bristle brush.
Food: Refreshments will be provide, but bring a packed lunch, and a snack.

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What do I need to bring with me?

• Wear comfortable clothing and footwear

For the two day bridal courses:
• Bring a packed lunch and a snack (tea & coffee will be provided)
• Tongs: large and medium barrelled
• Straighteners
• Tail Comb
• Hair-up brush
• A model on the assessment day of the 2-day courses

Are there any prerequisites?

For the one day workshops any requirements will be clearly mentioned.

For the 2 day Bridal & Editorial courses:
To be awarded the Habia 14 CPD hours on successful completion of the Bridal & Editorial Course, students need to have relevant Level 2 or equivalent qualifications, and knowledge and/or experience within the hair industry.

Students who do not have this qualification can still do the same course and will receive a Certificate Of Completion from the Vicki Lord Academy.

Do I need insurance?

As an already qualified and working professional, you are likely to already have insurance, but it is recommended for the 2-day courses as you will be working with a model on the final day of your course.

For the ‘fun’ (and non-professional) workshops (such as the Mother & Daughter Braiding Workshop) insurance is not necessary.

How are the theory/practical sections graded?

Theory Section:

The Hair Questionnaire Theory Test consists of ten questions with twenty marks being achievable across the test. The pass mark is 75%. If a student does not achieve the pass mark, then Vicki will ask a few of the questions again so that the student can answer verbally. This will be recorded on the feedback section of the form. All questions are covered in the course and are there to assess how much students have absorbed the information.

Practical Section:

During all student practical sessions, Vicki will circulate to observe, providing encouragement, assistance and advice when required. She will be available to answer any questions throughout.


For the Classic Bridal Hairdressing course:

– The Practical Assessments on Day 1:
• Demonstrate techniques that have been taught.
• Show competence using equipment and products.
• Show ability over speed, but being able to complete the entire look in the time will be assessed positively.
• Assessments will look for neatness, shine and staying power with the ‘Classic Curly Side Bun’ finished look.
• Assessments will look evenness and precision with the ‘Classic Braids: Rope Braid, Fishtail Braid, French Braid’ finished look.

– The Practical Assessments on Day 2:
• Demonstrate techniques that that are taught throughout the workshop.
• Show competence using equipment and products.
• Show ability over speed, but being able to complete the entire look in the time will be assessed positively.
• Assessments will look for more independent work on the second day, with regard to setting-up, dealing with your live model, prepping hair, executing technique and creating the final hairstyle.
• Assessments will look for neatness and smoothness of the ‘Classic Chignon Bun’, as well as how the student has catered the look to suit the model’s features.
• Assessments will look for height and structure of the ‘Classic French Pleat, with a Beehive’ finished look.

How big are the courses?

It depends on the venue.

  • Up to three students in the Vicki Lord studio
  • Up to six in other suitable venues
  • Up to eight in fully equipped salons.

In very rare cases there have been workshops of 10 students (the maximum capacity).  In this rare case Vicki will be supported by The V Team – fully trained and qualified assistant/s.

At every workshop your individual needs can be addressed and you’ll receive personal attention from your tutor.

If you’d rather one-to-one training, Vicki offers this too. Get in touch for more information.

What happens post workshop?

For the Bridal & Editorial Courses: Level 2 hairdressers will receive a certificate along with their Habia industry approved 14 hours of CPD, other students will receive the “Vicki Lord Academy Certificate Of Completion”.

All students who pass their courses will leave with the skills required to provide their clients with new and exciting styles, as well as an outstanding service.

Vicki would love to remain in contact with students via email and/or social networking, and is happy to provide feedback or answers to any hair-related questions. Please stay in touch!

What if I need to cancel?

For cancellations:

  • More than eight weeks prior to the course start date, a full refund will be issued.
  • Between four and two weeks prior to the start date, a 75% refund will be issued.
  • Made within two weeks of the course start date, a 50% refund will be issued.
  • Made within forty-eight hours of the course start date will be classed as short notice and will receive a 25% refund or the option to rebook with an additional £50 administration fee.

If due to unforeseen circumstances you wish to change the date of your course within two weeks prior to the start date, you will be asked to pay an additional £50 administration fee.

By booking the course you agree to these terms.


To Book: email, call on 01227 789610 or fill in the form below to book your place and arrange payment via bank transfer or by cheque. Your place will be secured on the day your funds have cleared.

Please note: by making payment you agree to the cancellation terms and conditions.

Course Material: Upon booking your place you will receive all course material and booking confirmation.