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‘The Low Rider’ Shoot with Huf Magazine.

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I throughly enjoyed working on this shoot. The collection is inspired and based on Harley Davidson motorbike parts. I originally had the idea to re create motorbike parts into hair back at art college in my younger years, so it was delight to build that vision out with this shoot.

The whole collection took me months to make, with the help of my dad and his angle grinder and many trips to Halfords we nailed it!  I’m so proud of what the team and I managed to create.

Low Rider, photography by Perou for HUF Magazine Where do we stand in the future when Harley Davidson are obsolete and style is still necessity?

Wear hair higher, wider, and intricate; wear garments tighter and buckle up; there’s no need for delicate when you’re a low rider…”You come to a point in your life when you really don’t care what people think about you, you just care what you think about yourself.” Evel Knievel (1938-2007)

Makeup: Natasha Lakisha – natashalakic.com
Stylist: Wendy Quintana – wendyquintana.com
Hair: Vicki Lord – vickilordhair.com
Models: Meg & Neeqs
Photographer: www.perou.inc

Vicki Lord running with wolves

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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


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


The importance of CPD #hair courses

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I love every element of my job –from bridal hair, to daily cuts, to TV commercials, and red carpet events, all the way through to avant garde fashion shoots. I create natural looks, to sleek looks, to intricate updos, and I work with wigs and sculptures too. Even with my many years of experience, my knowledge, skills and natural talents combined, I still know the huge benefit in continuing my learning, and now I also learn through my teaching…

I have always been a natural teacher, and was an educator for Balmain years ago, and I also write tutorials for blogs and magazines…  I bring other hairstylist some of my skill set and tips via my Habia approved CPD courses held on certain dates at my home-based studio.

In this industry you need to constantly give your clients exactly what they want, as well as offering them advice and creative options. I learn about hair every day, and stay abreast of trends and new products, and I throw a lot of my earnings back into my business, and enjoy sharing my passion with other people including my students. Even though I have all of this to offer, it is really important to me to support fellow stylists, including my own assistants, and the best way I could do this was to take the time and effort to compile a course worthy of accreditation. It adds more creditability to what I have to offer, and has an incentive for my students too, because they receive 21 CPD hours for attending the three-day courses. Having these courses approved by the hair and beauty industry authority shows that I really care about the industry and that I have put the effort in as a trainer to give my students the highest quality learning experience possible.

My students learn both the theory and practice of how to achieve wedding hair or editorial hair with emphasis on client safety and satisfaction, as well as developing and perfecting their technique.

Habia helped me ensure I fulfilled the relevant criteria to create a beneficial and balanced structure to my certified courses. This means that my students can provide clients with new and exciting styles, an outstanding service, as well as implement other tips and skills they have picked-up from me. Students need to have relevant Level 2 or equivalent qualifications, and knowledge and/or experience within the hair industry, in order to attend my CPD Habia accredited courses, which means I know that the students have a good foundation of skill and knowledge, so they can really benefit from what I teach them.

Even though I am the one teaching others, I am constantly learning in order to provide fresh techniques, and so I am also practising what I preach – continuing to learn more about my trade!

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