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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!!   


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!

Cocobella announces worldwide best bridal hairstylists!

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Instagram Wedding Hair Super Stylists 2018

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


New York Bridal Runway Wedding Dress Trends For 2018

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Bridal dress trends for this year are a little more daring! As seen on the New York run ways last month! Brides now days are becoming much more fashion forward. I’m so excited to see some of my wonderful brides sporting such elaborate dresses.

Trends to look out for include; The more skin the better!, front splits, two pieces, capes, detachable skirts, semi-opaque lining, transparent fabrics, plunging necklines, open backs and 3D floral appliqué

Hair styles this year will be all about parallel Dutch braids still very much in keeping with Game of Thrones for those romantic boho brides. Try applying braiding hoops to your braids for an edgier style!

For the demure elegant brides, keep it shiny and slick straight hair, that’s tucked behind the ears aka Kim Kardashian!

The curly shag hair is a big look this year so I’m hoping my brides will take on a more Advant Guarde Afro approach to their curly locks of hair, big, big and more big curls!

To book your bridal hair please see my website at www.vickilordhair.com for more information.

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.

The Common Challenge

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

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Tips for picking the right veil for your wedding day

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Not all brides opt for a veil… but there are some brides-to-be not are adamant that they are going to choose a veil before they have even chosen a dress or their hairstyle… Some styles of hair and/or dresses just don’t suit a veil, Here are five tips for choosing the perfect veil for your perfect day:

  1. Choose a colour that is the same as your dress; for example, choosing an off white or cream veil with a brilliant white dress will make the veil look dirty.
  2. Think about the material you’d like it to be – and what level of detail will it have… Some plain dresses with streamline cuts can carry off veils with hem detail like a different colour trim, or embroidery, or thicker lace… a completely plain, thin veil may look too simple, and embellished veils from head to toe and be over the top when paired with a very detailed dress.
  3. Think about length, sometimes a short veil looks better than a long one – and can be more practical too. Amount of fabric is also important to consider, not just the length, but whether you are going to opt for a layered look, or literally a light, thin veil.
  4. Do you want the veil to be fixed to your hair in a way so it can be worn over the face, or do you wish for the veil to trial down the back? If you are opting for a lot of fabric with the veil remaining at the back, then consider a hairstyle that has height and detail at the front, there is no point in having an amazing, intricate hairstyle if it is going to be covered the whole time… so consider what is going to be seen, and what isn’t.
  5. It is key to think about accessories used in the hair to fix your veil, so veils come with these attached – but ensure you check with your wedding hairdresser.


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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!

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