Choosing a London Hair Extensions Salon for your hair extensions investment is a very important decision. Clients chose Hair Extensions for a variety of reasons including to add len gth, volume, for high fashion colours or a combination of these results. It's not just women who want them either men can have them too.
Hair Extensions are an investment and it's important to ensure you get the maximum value from that investment. You need the fusion of the best quality hair combined with the artistry of the Extensionist to create something truly bespoke and unique.
It can be very confusing, with many different qualities of hair and many different salons / extensionists all quoting different values for their services, but... like many things in life you get what you pay for. Cheaper hair means the hair will not wear as well and will begin to look artificial which is the last thing you'll want, a poor Extensionist will not be able to blend the extensions invisibly to ensure natural wear and invisibility even for hair up-styles. It's easy to fall into false economies and end up with extensions you really don't like.
With ColourNation London Hair Extensions you can be confident in your choice of Hair Extension Salon. Confident that you will receive really exceptional application and the best quality Greatlengths hair all at great value. Our extensions should last you approximately 6 months when taken care of as recommended (some clients manage 12 months but we wouldn't recommend this). To ensure maximum return on your investment we provide you with:-
* a FREE hair extensions home care kit (worth £56) (which includes specialist hair extensions shampoo, conditioner, brush, Anti-tap water treatment and applicator)** to ensure you have everything you need to care for your extensions at home and
* a FREE Hair Extensions blowdry checkup (worth £55) a week or two after application where we check that the extensions are sitting correctly and answer any questions you may have.
* We obviously also provide FREE telephone, email or follow-up consultations should you need any help at all with your extensions.
* We want to ensure you have full support while wearing your extensions.
A few of our clients have been kind enough to share their experiences of our service in video testimonials:-
|Michelle Collins - Actress - is a UK Icon with many roles and appearances to her credit perhaps most notably from her roles as Cindy in Eastenders and more recently as Stella Price, new landlady of the Rovers Return pub on Coronation Street. Michelle is a hair extensions veteran, so Michelle's comments are in the context of many years of hair extensions experience, many different salons and extensionists. She knows her extensions.|
|Olivia Scott Taylor - Actress - from ITV's Prime Time Drama Wild at Heart which has run for seven series. This was Olivia's first ever set of extensions so she can give you a perspective from someone who has never had extensions before.|
|Jan Graveson - Actress / Singer - recently starring in the long running West End Theatre Hit Blood Brothers. Jan is also an London Hair Extensions veteran but wasn't happy with her previous set of extensions so can give us her comments from the point of view of someone who had recently experienced poor extensions. (Sound quality is a little poor on this recording so appologies).|
|Olivia Scott Taylor - Actress - dropped back in for her FREE hair extensions blowdry appointment, a complimentary services which we offer all clients to check that everything has been ok and answer any questions. Olivia came back for her follow up two months later because of work commitments, normally we would recommend coming back in after a week or two. Olivia as a hair extensions newbie talks about what her experience has been wearing hair extensions for the first time. How have they felt, how have they been to look after, what did friends think of them, did she have any problems? Olivia gives us real insight into what to expect two months into wearing hair extensions.|
* ColourNation is proud to be one of only three salons in the UK selected as a finalist for the Great Lengths Extensionist of the Year Award 2010-12.
* Our lead extensionist, Brad, is fully trained Educator for Greatlengths UK teaching others how to apply Great Lengths Extensions.
* Pinar the Great Lengths London Regional Sales Rep chooses Brad for her own Hair Extensions application (and she knows a thing or two about the finer points of hair extensions application).
* ColourNation was reviewed by the Sunday Times in it's article on hair extensions.
* Katie Glass from the Sunday Times updated her original article after she visited us for her second set of extensions.
Here's a link to a few of our client reviews.
I’ll get hair extensions. I’ll look like Cheryl Cole; men will want to sleep with me, my life will be better.. Why not? So I did.
...And they work.
Katie Glass - Sunday Times Magazine Feb. 2012
Book your FREE consultation today on 0845 88 88 333 (int +44 (0)207 580 3669).
We only buy the best quality hair because we want to ensure 100% client satisfaction even months after our application. After extensive research we have selected GreatLengths hair for four key reasons:-
We use GreatLengths 100% Indian human REMIS hair for our extensions.
* this is the most reliably available
* easiest to manage hair extension hair
* the more cost effective
* the strongest hair
can be straightened, curled and treated as natural hair - because it is natural hair.
The REMIS system uniquely protects the hair cuticle keeping all the scales/cuticles facing the same direction so no tangling occurs later. The REMIS system is the only system that respects the natural flow of the hair keeping its properties unchanged. (This is really important because if the hair is applied upside down it will be like back-combing the hair.) By using REMIS hair we ensure Super Quality, Full Body, Long Life and Natural Luster. To maintain the high standards we require for all our hair, each lock of hair is carefully selected by specially trained technicians in a purpose build facility in Italy. To maintain the integrity of the hair we apply a strict screening process that ensures all hair comes to us in its natural state with no chemically treated or coloured hair being accepted. The hair is kept in a pony tail from when it is cut, to when it is processed which guarantees REMIS hair.
Other types of hair:-
* European / russian hair extensions are extremely expensive, harder to source and actually will not stand up as well to modern hair styling compared to the stronger Indian Hair.
* Chinese hair extensions have a round hair shaft rather than the oval shaft of Indian hair so provides less coverage. Often the cuticle is stripped off to make it finer but this makes it more prone to tangling. Most hair extensions at the cheaper end of the market come from China and we have even heard of horse hair and other substitutes being used in really cheap hair extensions..
Indian hair is generally sourced from temples. In India, women believe that they can enhance their prayers and gain God's favour, by shaving their head and sacrificing their beauty (hair) to God. The temple takes this gift (hair) and sells it to hair extensions companies. This may seem strange until you realise that in India there is no social security and the money which is earned by the Temple in this way is used to feed the poor who look to the temple for food and support. The women themselves believe their hair is given to God for their payers to come true, if the temple can use their hair for God's purpose they consider it a blessing.
No Heat, No Glue... No Damage.
At ColourNation we are always keen to embrace the very latest technology in order to bring our clients the best possible service. We therefore only use Great Lengths Cold Fusion Technology (CFT) to bond 100% human (ethically sourced) hair extensions. We believe this is quite simply the best bonding system on the market and years ahead of the competition.
Great Lengths Cold Fusion Technology (CFT) is different, 30 years in development, it is designed to eliminate the two biggest causes of damage to your hair, Heat & Glue. It uses ‘cold’ ultrasonic pulses to bond ‘polymer bonds' around your hair. (The ultrasonic pulses are not audible to the human ear and are not painful or uncomfortable in anyway.) The bond can be made flat so that it will sit comfortably against your scalp while being virtually invisible and easily forgotten once wearing. You'll also notice that this flat bond will spread the hair out giving a flat even spread of hair where as traditional 'rolled' extensions can make the extension more of a 'tube'. The Great Lengths Hair Extensions system also allows smaller, finer extensions to be crafted for areas like the temple and fringes where larger extensions might be more noticeable. In this way the hair extensions remains firmly fixed while in use and then in two easy steps can be slid off without damage to your own hair by your stylist. (Please note: we all naturally 'shed' some hair every day, this will be the hair you see in your brush after styling or that comes out after washing, the hair extensions bond will hold this 'shed' hair within the bond when normally it would have been brushed out - this is perfectly normal and in no way suggests the bond has damaged your hair.)
The Hair Extension bond: On the top of each lock of hair GreatLengths attach a thin sheet of Patented Polymer Bond. The Patented bond is molecularly similar to your natural human hair it ensures that the hair extension blends perfectly with the natural hair, improving the application process by making it simple yet precise. We make sure the Polymer bond is the same colour as the hair lock and it has a particular shape which has been designed specifically for use with the Great Lengths patented hand held Cold Fusion applicator. This ensures the sealed bond remains completely invisible, without flaws and without damaging your hair. Unlike some other systems bonds, Greatlengths bonds can be cut-down and customised to work with fringes and close to the parting.
Loosing Extensions: Old style extension bonds would often see a few extensions fall or drop within the first few days, this was normal but might mean a return to the salon for maintenance, with CFT drop/fall is pretty much a thing of the past unless you physically try to pull them out.
At ColourNation hair colour is critically important to us, we have chosen GreatLengths because of the way they colour the extensions. Great Lengths colour their hair extensions by slowly soaking them in vats of colour over four months - a process of osmosis. Many other companies use a faster process to bleach or strip the hair but this can results in colours which don't last, begin to fade and washout while wearing.
Typical human hair growth is 1cm / month so to achieve lengths of 50cm or more will take more than 4 years. Most people just don't have the time to wait to achieve this look. In addition many people's hair is not capable of surviving the stress and strains needed to achieve these lengths. Thankfully there is a solution. In a matter of hours we can give you the length you dream of.
If you've never considered hair extensions (perhaps thinking it's only for movie stars and the like) we offer a range of options which should suit most budgets.
We can only truly price on consultation because we need to see what your own hair is like and what you're trying to achieve; volume, length, fashion or a combination.
Each consultation will produce a tailored solution that's unique to you.
Please call us on 0845 88 88 333 (int +44 207 580 3669) for your free no obligation consultation where our stylists will explain the options and discuss prices.
Deposit: Because we have to order the hair extensions just for you and because hair extensions take a considerable amount of time for our stylists to prepare and apply we do require a deposit on booking of 35% of the service. If you are unable to make your appointment but provide 72 hours notice we will refund your deposit without question provided your hair extensions have not been cut or coloured to your bespoke requirements.
We offer a FREE NO OBLIGATION consultation so call us today on 0845 88 88 333 (int +44 207 580 3669) to discuss your needs or to find out more email email@example.com.
**Free Aftercare kit is provided on first visit and exact composition will depend on the type of extensions you require.
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