Bridal Hair Month

VM Hairdressing

Happy Hair Day! We are in full swing of our Bridal Hair Month and we are LOVING these posts. P-Lease tell me you read all about L.H. Professional last week?!? The advice Laura gave us has become our hair bible! So drumroll please as we welcome week number 4 hair guru.. Vicki from VM Hairdressing!! This immensely talented hair stylist runs her mobile, freelance hairdressing salon covering Nottingham and Derby. We spoke to Vicki about all her top tips, advice and ideas for the perfect bridal hair. Boy. She knows her hair. Follow Vicki’s recipe for the perfect do and let us know what worked for you!


When a bride wants to achieve that shimmer and shine… What’s your go too hair product for long lasting shine?

Lee Stafford shine spray or Toni and Guy products are both good for shine.

Even though a bride’s wedding day will simply fly bye.. her hair better not fly out of position.. What hair spray or hold would you recommend for a bride to keep her do in all day?

Matrix hair spray is great also the milkshake spray.

For ladies with long, thick hair how would you suggest styling it on their wedding day?

I always love an updo for a wedding personally however, it depends how thick it is. The mermaid type plaits look amazing with thick hair.

For Ladies with thin, shoulder length hair, how would you suggest styling it?

I would suggest something where we could either add hair pieces in or get the hair up possibly with a pad. If the hair is down it could possibly go Kano throughput the day. A bride has to have some secrets I’m sure extra hair or a pad would give this bride more confidence.

What are your go to hair equipment’s? e.g. straighteners, curlers

I always say wand is for a wedding and straighteners are for a night out! Curling with a wand tends to last much longer. I always have straighteners in my kit alongside heated rollers, hair pads, grips, bands, section clips and tons of styling products!!


What are your favourite hair accessories for bride for her wedding day?

I love the hair vines and they look incredible in a mermaid style plait.

Please state your business name and a bit about what you do!

VM Hairdressing – I provide a bespoke service where I work with the Bride to design the best look for her wedding. I travel to the venue and organise timing plans to ensure she is ready on time. I just love being part of a Brides special day!

What is this season’s most popular bridal hair colour?

I always think natural colours photograph much better. We have seen a lot of bayalage last year and this trend seems set to continue. In my view, a few highlights often lift the entire look and stop darker colours looking too blocky. It also catches the sunlight and makes your hair sparkle! Providing they are very fine and suited to your base colour e.g. Caramel tones work beautifully with a brunette base.

Would you recommend a bride to dye her hair before her wedding day?

No, stick to your current colour, no risks!!

If a bridesmaid has a shade of hair colour that the bride isn’t so keen on, what advice would you give for the bride to approach this situation?

I think everyone should be an individual and it can often work in the brides favour if all of her bridesmaids have a different look. It could always be broken up with the use of fresh flowers to help tie the look together. I’m not sure bridesmaid duties extend to changing their hair colour.

What seasonal hair colours work best? Darker or lighter in winter? Highlights or lowlights in summer?

It’s a personal choice and depends on the client’s skin tone, colour of the dress etc. Personally, a more natural look will always flatter, don’t be a slave to the trends. Work with your colourist to achieve the most flattering look for you.

Pre-Wedding date, what hair care routine would you recommend leading up to the bride’s big day?

Regular treatments (olaplex is my favourite) will always improve the condition of the hair, plus keeping it trimmed every 6-8 weeks. An everyday treatment that is AMAZING is Uniq one spray (I call it magic spray). This should be sprayed on wet hair, it’s so fantastic and does 10 jobs including protecting her from UV rays and detangling. Making it the perfect honeymoon product. I stock this product for £13.

The night before her wedding day, what hair care routine would you recommend for our brides?

Most brides prefer to wash their hair on the wedding day. However, it is preferable for your stylist if you wash your hair the night before. Wash it with volume shampoo and conditioner followed by magic spray. Once hair is damp then apply a root product such as root boost then continue to dry. If you are wearing it in a specific parting the next day make sure you put that in. Then get a good night’s rest!


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