But then there are the hair extension veterans. The ones that want their hair extensions to last. The core group of individuals who regard their hair extensions as much a part of them as an arm or a leg. And just like any other limb, they don’t wish to be detached from it. So if you want to join that gang, you’ll need to be initiated properly.
Finding high quality hair extensions is a bit like the looking for the love of your life. You know your perfect match is out there somewhere but sometimes you just don’t know where to look for your silicone-free suitor. Sometimes you may even think you’ve found it, the holy grail, the sword in the stone, the fountain of youth! Only to find the honeymoon period is over a lot sooner than promised.
Clip-in hair extensions are a fantastic way to add instant length and volume without the commitment of having them permanently weaved or bonded. They can also be an invaluable aid for braiding and hair-up styles, allowing the stylist to create more complex or voluminous hairstyles which would otherwise only be reserved for those who are lucky enough to have naturally long, thick hair.
There seems to be a glaring disparity between the mass market, buy per packet industry and the salon professional custom service, seemingly out of reach for those too intimidated to enter into a West End hair salon. Plus, if you don’t know what to look for then you’ll never be able to make an informed decision.
Back in October 2009 when Weave Got Style was born, there were high hopes for what could be achieved with such an innovative concept. We set up shop first in Bromley, then after getting kicked out of there by Hot Hair, Bluewater became home. But doing hair extensions in a middle of a shopping centre?
If I was able to stop my life for a while at any point, it would be at 30. It’s a perfect number. You can look back with hindsight at lessons you’ve learned, without it being too late to apply them to events in the future. You still have your health and your youthful looks but are old enough to appreciate them.
We all love a classic vintage hairdo. They have the ability to instantly transform an ordinary look into something that stands out from the crowd. Whether you’re looking for film noir sophistication or just looking to channel your inner Bardot, try out some of these favourites for that perfect look.
European Weaving and the more recent LA Weave are using the weft to replace what will perhaps one day be seen as a time-consuming and old-fashioned way of doing things. I predict that the next generation will have little time for a six-hour hair bonding appointment. And if it can’t be booked quickly via an app, they probably won’t even know it exists.