Your hair is your crowning glory, so finding the right hair stylist is absolutely essential. When you have hair extensions, you need to make sure that the person working with your hair knows exactly what they’re doing.
But what if your extensions start playing up while you are away from your regular salon? And what happens when you move to a new city to start university or a new job?
Don’t worry, we’ve done all the hard work for you and put together a definitive list of the best hair salons in ten major UK cities.
Vixen & Blush Website: vixenandblush.com
One of London’s leading experts in human hair extensions – Vixen & Blush specialise in using 100% real Russian and Brazilian virgin hair.
The first salon opened in Clapham in 2011, but due to overwhelming demand a second salon was opened in Shoreditch earlier this year.
Vixen & Blush offer ready to wear and custom clip-in extensions, and a glue-free technique called Micro Bonding and Micro Rings, which last for 3-4 months.
Stephanie Hair Extensions Website: www.hairextensionsyorkshire.co.uk
With more than nine years of industry experience, Stephanie Hair Extensions is one of the most established salons in Yorkshire. It may be located in Birstall, 8 miles outside of Leeds, but it is well worth the journey.
Stephanie and her team of stylists know exactly what they are doing, and offer a range of pre-coloured and virgin hair extensions at competitive prices.
Nikki Hair Extensions Website: www.nikkihairextensions.co.uk
Nikki Hair specialises in natural-looking extensions which add volume and length. It offers three types of hair extension: Indian Remy hair (sourced from the temples of India); European hair (wavy, straight or curly) and Russian and Mongolian Cuticle hair (the highest quality hair that lasts for a year or more).
Check out their online portfolio for examples of their work.
Rapunzel Hair Extensions Website: www.rapunzelhairextensionscardiff.co.uk
As the name suggests, Rapunzel Hair Extensions are all about length. Located in Birchgrove Cardiff, just outside the city centre, this is a one-stop shop for glamorous Welsh girls. The salon only uses high quality Remy hair for a shiny finish, and while you’re there you can always treat yourself to a Sienna X spray tan.
The Capelli Company Website: www.capelli-belfast.co.uk
The Capelli Company is one of Northern Ireland’s more specialised salons. It offers a variety of solutions for problem hair, including Brazilian Blowouts, Ionic Hair Retexturising treatments and of course, natural hair extensions.
It opens late on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is located in Newtownabbey, just outside Belfast.
The Hair Extension Boutique Website: www.thehairextensionboutique.co.uk
This popular salon has a celebrity following, and with good reason – it offers red carpet results by using the best European and Russian natural hair, and employing the feted micro bonding technique.
The Hair Extension Boutique specialises in working with short hair, and is conveniently located just outside of Knutsford, near Manchester.
Eternal Lengths Website: www.eternallengths.co.uk
Eternal Lengths specialises in repairing damaged hair and helping you protect your extensions in the long term. The Birmingham-based salon will even send its stylists to your home if need be.
Eternal Lengths uses glue-free microbonds for a natural looking finish, and every client is given comprehensive advise on how to keep their extensions looking better for longer.
HJ Extensions Website: www.hjextensions.co.uk
Newcastle’s HJ Extensions is unique in that it offers a bespoke service in our own home, using high quality natural hair extensions from leading brands Great Lengths, Easilocks and Cinderella.
Head stylist Hayley has won awards for her work, and is a fully qualified hairdresser as well as an expert in hair extensions.
Herbert of Liverpool Website: www.herbertofliverpool.co.uk
Herbert of Liverpool is all about choice. The salon offers a range of different lengths of extensions, from 12” to 24” so you can have the princess look you always dreamed of. There are extension packages to suit all budgets, from bespoke Russian hair to light virgin hair.
The salon also offers competitive rates for re-wefting and tightening, if you need a quick touch up between appointments.
Choremi and Co Website: www.choremiandcohairextensions.co.uk
Stylist Emma Choremi is having a great year – she has just opened her own salon on Park Street in Bristol, and she was awarded the Best Newcomer Award at the Great Lengths UK National Awards 2014/15 this September, as well as being a finalist in the Men-Hancements and Gold Salon categories.
Visit her now to beat the inevitable waiting lists.
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