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The Royal Wedding Megan Markle

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Wow, what an amazing day, spectacular and yet intimate… and one that the entire planet had the privilege to share with them. I don’t think anyone would deny that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are clearly made for each other, such beautiful, caring people and so in love. 

There’s been so much talk about the dress, mixed reviews it seems,  it wasn’t what I expected or predicted, but it was an exquisitely cut, elegant, classy, an utterly perfect royal wedding dress that Meghan wore with grace and style.  I have to confess that my favourite dress of the day was the Stella McCartney gown for the evening reception, just stunning! The newly weds looked so charismatic as they drove off in that E-Type!!   

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And so… into my arena… what did everyone think about the hair?  Obviously, as a bridal hair officianado, I had my own ideas pre-wedding about styles for Meghan, unfortunately I didn’t get this particular royal gig! Damn!!!   

Yet again, there have been mixed reviews, some have criticised the messy bun for being a bit too relaxed as we witnessed it seemingly unravel a little throughout the day, but Serge Normant is not a favourite celebrity hairstylist for no reason, he is genuinely able to reflect the personality and mood of his superstar clients. 

Let’s celebrate the fact that with this wedding, we have seen a break from tradition and formality throughout, from Harry’s beard, the exchange of wedding rings, the gospel choir, the informal bowl food, the list goes on and on… so actually, that messy updo may not have been to everyone’s taste, but it was on point for the cool, relaxed, self-confident royal that Meghan Markle has already proved herself to be.  

Personally, I would love to be let loose on lovely Meghan’s locks one day, I completely admire, respect and get her.  She would look gorgeous with a messy side bun with a hint of a chic vintage wave, it’s a style that would really compliment Meghan’s heart-shaped face… I hope she gets me too and I shall wait in hope for that royal summons!! 

But until then, it’s been an exciting whirlwind of a week so far at vickilordhair.com.  I am blessed and grateful for the amazing new opportunities on the horizon of my bridal hair world!  Being a part of a brides wedding day is so special and I’m looking forward to working with some very special brides of my own later this year!   Thanks for dropping by and have a right, royally fabulous week yourselves!

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A Whirlwind of Vintage Waves, Bridal Braves, Fabulous Braids, Super Features and Soon To Be Revealed Secrets… Shhhh!

Hello all, I’m so excited to report that things have been crazy busy in Vicki Lord Land… but in a good way!  I’ve had some lovely, talented students at the Vicki Lord Hair Academy on my recent Vintage Wave and Braiding courses, (they are now members of my Beautiful Hair Family of course!) And enquiries are coming thick and fast for the next ‘Vicki Lord Two-Day CPD Bridal Hair Course’.    I can’t put into words how much I enjoy passing on my knowledge and experience to other aspiring hair designers and seeing the buzz they get when they see the results they achieve – that, and styling my beautiful brides… I know that I’m one fortunate lady… can’t think of a better job to have.    It’s made all the more special when the love that goes into your work is recognised by the media, so I was over the moon to see that we got the front cover, a double page spread and a special ‘Editor’s mention’ in this month’s fabulous ‘Your Kent Bride’ magazine.  

I had such a great time on this shoot. It was a back to nature affair about pushing the boundaries and shaking up conventional ideas of how a bride should look.  

Kerry-Ann Duffy, our fantastic photographer, really embraced the theme with the gorgeous Preston Court and beach locations.  Helen Lee did an extraordinary job of the make-up and what can I say about our stunning models Jordan Martin and Meggie Lodge… in this case I think pictures speak louder than words!  

Thank you so much ‘Your Kent Wedding’ and I’m sad to hear that the lovely Editor ‘…..’ is leaving, everyone at Vicki Lord Hair wishes you happiness and in your next role, we know you’ll smash it! And we of course warmly welcome your successor.  I also have to give a big ‘shout out’ to Crystal Fairies in Birchington who supplied the beautiful dresses, Glitzy Secrets for the fantastic […]  and Balmain of course, for the glorious hair extensions. 

And watch this space, I’ve been on an exciting mission this week working with one of the world’s top photographers… Perou!!!!! It’s a bit ‘Hush, hush’ right now… but I think I might explode with anticipation… can’t wait to share with you.  Thanks for reading, catch up soon xxfullsizeoutput_2b57 fullsizeoutput_2b5d fullsizeoutput_2b63

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Cocobella announces worldwide best bridal hairstylists!

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Check out this  wonderful blog by Cocobella bride.  I’m  privileged to be voted one of the best bridal hair stylist internationally.  I would just like to say a big thank you for this wonderful accolade to the lovely team at Cocobella.

For more information on booking your bridal hair with myself or my marvellous V team members please go to my website http://Www.vickilordhair.com

 

Vicki Lord Teaches Bridal Hair

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1E0BB4EB-CAAE-47EF-8240-F6AFB2CF471BVicki Lord Bridal Hair Academy will be offering exciting new courses for 2018. From HABIA approved CPD hours in the Classic and Editorial Hair-Up to beginners courses. The multi-award winning hair expert and educator will help you develop your knowledge and equip you with excellent skills to utilise as a sound basis for hair ups.

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To be able to teach my love of her is a real passion of mine. But I am fully aware that many opportunities go by due to a common problem. Either many hairdressers avoid hair-up or salons simply set aside little or no training time. Understandably this can be for business reasons or availability and opportunity of staff and/or trainers. Some decent salons will provide that extra training but this is not a common practice. However this is where the Vicki Lord Bridal Hair Academy can really help you all out!

Once you have mastered the basic techniques of hair up, this will boost your confidence length and develops your knowledge and skill set to pass on to your clients. I’ve been lucky enough to teach some wonderful students this year who’s business has gone from strength to strength since attending my Classic bridal and editorial course. for more information please see my Academy website link

‘Game Of Thrones’ Khaleesi inspired wedding hairstyle Kent

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Wedding hairstyle in Kent. I met this stunning bride Atina at Chilston Park bridal fair in Kent! Atina’s wedding theme was based on the Game of Thrones……! Being a avid fan of Game of Thrones I was delighted when she booked me to create wonder’s with her hair! It was an absolute dream to turn this hot lady into the Dragon Queen Khaleesi! I was given free reign of this lovely Bride to be’s hair as long as there were braids. With the help of some hair Balmain hair extensions, glitter ribbon, Batiste dry shampoo and Glizty Secret’s we came up with this braided look! I decided to create a hair style that was dressed to the side to complement Atina’s face shape and neckline of her beautiful wedding dress, I worked numerous dutch braids into her hair at the back and twisted them into a large braided Rose. Atina rocked this look and was an absolute dream to work with! Fabulous pictures were taken by http://www.lorna-elizabeth.co.uk/ and Make up by the talented www.makeupbynicola.co.uk

Charity

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When Kent’s celebrity hairstylist Vicki Lord heard about teenager, Beth Sullivan’s charity chop, she stepped in to make sure that it was snipped with style. Beth 15, a pupil at Herne Bay High, gave up twelve inches of flowing locks to Vicki’s scissors in aid of the #choptoyourchin campaign being run by, ‘Little Princess Trust.’ The charity provides real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss, due to cancer treatments and other illnesses. Vicki told us, “Most teenage girls want to take control of their identity, express their individuality. And often, much to mum and dad’s dismay, this involves trading pretty, long hair for something sassier! But taking part in the #choptoyouchin campaign, takes the pain out of it, going shorter becomes much more than a restyle, it is a gift. The feel good factor is amazing and it’s so easy to do. Beth’s hair was super long, so she was able to donate a full twelve inches, but seven inches is the minimum; you just fasten the chopped hair with a band and post to ‘Little Princess Trust’. This charity is doing amazing work and I am delighted to help in any way I can.” Beth heard about the campaign from her cousin Emma Panayides from Canterbury, who underwent the chop with her. Beth couldn’t wait to show off her new look and hopes that her charity chop will inspire others to #choptoyourchin. Full details of the campaign and how to take part can be found at www.littleprincesses.org.uk by Lorraine Lucas, image also taken by Lorraine Lucas

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The Princess Trust Fund Charity Chop

Jan Uddin all set for the Red carpet

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I really enjoyed working with Hollywood star the Jan Uddin! The lovely Kellie Waldock and I worked our magic to make this handsome fella into a red carpet superstar! Jan opted for a simplistic french braid through the back of his lovely long locks. If any man can wear a braid it’s Jan! Thank you Jan for letting me loose on your luscious hair, till next time! x

#Throwback to timeless hair Summer Strallen

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#Throwback!  I loved working with the fabulous Summer Strallen a few years ago now! I created a side classic curly bun with height at the front and a subtle sweep to the side. To create more depth and curl to the bun I added Balmain hair extensions. This hairstyle is so classic yet timeless so even though this image was taken in 2013 the hairstyle is still very elegant and current. #redcarpet #balmain #besthair #vickilord

 

 

 

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Advice for Brides Episode 2 on #LoveTalkTV

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I really enjoy working with brides because they are all different, and some brides are not always sure about what it is they want from their hair – so I, as the Hairy Godmother offer exactly that on my show for LoveTalk TV on Sky…. if you have missed it, don’t worry they add the episodes to YouTube too!

In the episode below I help my bride-to-be choose her hairstyle to suit her dress choices… I absolutely love the transformation of the use of a Balmain clip-in fringe on the boho look!

Watch it here… and be inspired for your special day.

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Boho Bride on Horse-back

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My bride Alissa came to her consultation asking for something undone, messy, and bohemian. Alisa’s wedding was to be in the woods, and she wanted it to be Boho, relaxed and beautiful – She actually rode her horse to the venue in bare feet, side saddle, so obviously, she needed a hairstyle that would stand up to all of this… talk about making an entrance – and my job was to ensure I created a stand-out hairstyle, but one that also fitted with her ‘messy-relaxed’ brief.

We came up with this messy pony with fishtail and Dutch braids at crown height, with a middle parting and curls. Alisa has long blonde hair but needed extra length and volume so I used Balmain Hair UK hairpieces, Batiste Hair dry shampoo to add volume, and a Diva Pro Wand to create the perfect texture. I loved this look – I wish I could do it all again… So any brides out there inspired by this, give the V-Team a call

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