Vicky Nelson

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Vicky Nelson aka Style Pixie joins Discover as a regular columnist.

Vicky Nelson aka Style Pixie joins Discover as a regular columnist from April, transforming the style and confidence of older women and also discussing topics that interest her. Kairen Kemp found out more about her.

Victoria how long have you been fascinated by fashion?

I have loved fashion for as long as I can remember. I always loved playing dress-ups as a child and that joy never seems to have left me. Eternally a creative at heart.

What was your first job?

I started out as a Hairdresser and a Make-Up Artist. I was lucky enough and smart enough to always position myself with the best of the best in my industry to ensure that I would always push my own boundaries in learning. This career has been and continues to be amazing and has now spanned 35 years. I have been lucky enough to travel the world and have worked on an international platform in Australia, London, Dubai, Paris, and Switzerland, now back in the UK.

How did you progress in your career?

In the early days of my career, I often worked on photo shoots and fashion shows doing hair and make-up. I also did some competition work when I was in salons and have won a few awards. In Dubai, I was the national manager of the largest chain of expat salons at the time which opened doors for me to become the lead stylist for Dubai Fashion Week.

What was the single event which changed your direction in your career?

Not long after selling the Paris salon, COVID hit and the world went mad for a minute. Like many of us, I decided it was time to reassess, set some new challenges and pivot my career in a new direction.

Describe the services you offer to your clients?

As someone who was now a mid-lifer, I understood the challenges many women go through (me included) as to how to style ourselves for this new season of life. So, with many years working in fashion, studying to become a personal stylist seemed like the natural transition. I graduated from The Style Coaching Institute with honours. I love this career! It is a win-win for me, I get to work with women, which I have always loved and I get to help them address their style issues and redefine what makes them feel their very best. With a strong background in the beauty industry, I can advise on clothing, wardrobe, shopping, colour, body shape, hair and make-up. I can offer a top to toe service.

Words: Kairen Kemp 

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