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 xx
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
Bridal trends for 2018
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.
I remember a stunning vintage Hertfordshire wedding I worked at, the bridesmaid is photographed… she was really concerned that there was nothing I could do with her very short crop hair… In fact many clients are, especially for weddings, because brides and members of the bridal party tend to want to look elegant and pretty… BUT You can still look elegant and pretty with short hair… besides I’m The Hairy Godmother, and I love a challenge…
With this bride I created a very simple, but super effective finger wave. It suited the vintage vibe of her wedding, and as you can see it looks stunning!
It is created by using what I call ‘proper’ gel – old school tub of thick gloopy stuff purchased from the local chemist – I’m sure it is also sold elsewhere too ;o)… if you use this, the style looks shiny and stays perfected in place, it also looks authentic. Pair the 1920’s style hairstyle with a glitzy accessory – try Glitzy Secrets, and the look will be complete.
It is so important to have your bridesmaids’ hair complement your style as a bride, so that everybody looks and feels stunning, and allowing the bride to stand out… here are some real bride inspiration photographs. I love working on all of these weddings…Check out my albums for more inspiration. Vicki x