What are Hair Extensions?
Hair extensions are a common way to add length, volume or colour to your natural hair. Provided they are applied by experienced and qualified stylists, they will give you the hair you have always wanted, damage free. There are a few different methods to achieve this, at Mychelle Caroline we all offer Keratin Bonds, also known as fusion bonds, nano rings, tiny tips and L.A Weave or Invisiweave. Along with specialised Hairloss Integration Systems. Dont worry if you dont know what you want, we can advise you of the best method for you. We do not offer tape in hair extensions due to the fact they use a glue (adhesive) to attach to your hair.
Which Hair Extensions do you use?
After years of experience I have been able to bring you my Signature range of hair. This is available in all methods and is the most loved and requested Russian Hair. I also stock and fit some of the most well known brands such as Beautyworks, Angel Remy and Hair Choice. But I can also access any brand you would like fitting if you have a specific request. Unless you have a preference, at consultation the best hair for your hair type will always be recommended. Lifespan of hair depending on the brand ranges from 9 months to 18 months. Despite some brands or extensionists claiming otherwise, it is almost impossible for hair to last longer than 18 months, even with the best aftercare!
How are hair extensions attached?
It depends on the method. Keratin bonds/fusion bonds are still the most popular choice. Tiny strands of your own hair are taken and attached to tiny strands of hair extensions. The 'bond' is around the size of a grain of rice but can be made even smaller for finer hair. These are by far the most discreet and maintenance free. Nano Rings and Tiny tips use a ring method similar to keratin bonds but attached with a very small ring, this type of extension requires a visit to the salon every 8-10 weeks for a refit. LA Weave and Invisi weave are where strips of hair are sewn onto a base made of rings in your hair. This is a popular choice if you are time limited and want quick results. They also require maintenance every 6-8 weeks.
How long will my extensions last?
Each client is different. With keratin bonds most clients can realistically expect 3-6 months. With nano or tiny tips,providing you attend your maintenance appointment & depending on the hair type 9-18 months, the same for LA and Invisi Weave. Alot depends on the correct aftercare, the amount of natural hair growth and the clients lifestyle. The longest lasting hair type is my signature range, but as i say to everyone. If you go out and buy your normal supermarket shampoo and use the same brush you have always used, no extensions will last!
Will extensions ruin my hair?
Absolutely NOT!! Providing your extensions have been fitted correctly by an experienced technician, and you have followed aftercare guidance, there is no reason why any method (with the exception of tapes) should ruin or damage your hair. Infact, you will probably be pleasantly suprised with how much better your hair is, Alot of clients use extensions whilst growing out a bad cut or damage from colour/heat.
Can I style my hair or wear it up?
Yes! With all methods the extensions are hidden and made discreet. This allows you to achieve a number of styles and play around with your gorgeous new hair! You can use hair straighteners, your curling tongs or hairdryer as normal.
What about my hair colour/roots?
Dont worry, any colour work can be done by myself, Kelsea or Antonia in-house at the salon
Do I need lots of special Products/Shampoos?
Not lots, but yes. You will need a special shampoo for hair extensions, a good conditioner and treatment and a hair extension brush. All of these are available to purchase in salon.
Is it normal to lose some extensions?
Yes, completely normal. Everyday we lose between 50-200 hairs through a natural shedding process. It is normal for some of your bonds or rings to become loose and slip out during this natural process. Unless you have a huge loss of your extensions this is usually nothing to worry about!
Will my extensions look obvious?
No. There are some inexperience fitters who can offer a "hair extension service" which does not include any blending, cutting or styling of extensions, this is when extensions can result in the obvious line between your own hair and the extensions. I have over 13 years of experience with extensions and will ensure that your extensions are fully blended and made to look as natural as possible by selecting the correct blend of colours, ensuring correct placement and expert blending. I specialise in all aspects of hair extension fitting, removal and maintenance.
Do hair extensions hurt or feel heavy?
No. Although for some clients, especially those having a huge transformation from short blunt hair to long princess hair there may be some getting used to the amount of new hair you have, but throughout your fitting I will check that your extensions feel comfortable and as natural as possible. For LA Weave clients there may be some discomfort when sleeping or a 'tight' feeling for a day or two after fitting.
Can I bring my own hair that I have bought for you to fit?
Unfortunately this is not a service I offer. To ensure the highest standard of work I only fit hair supplied by myself.
Do i need to pay a deposit to book?
Consultation is free of charge but to secure your fitting date a deposit of £50 is required (£100 for longer appointments) Your appointment will not be confirmed until this is paid. Please note that I operate a 48 hour Cancellation Policy. If you fail to attend an appointment for any reason without 48 hours notice then your deposit becomes non refundable. If you cancel prior to this, your deposit is refunded.
Hair Guarantee Policy
Due to hair being a natural product, all hair fitted by Mychelle Caroline comes with a 4 week factory guarantee against fault. If in the unlikely event your hair is faulty this would occur within a 4 week time period. The guarantee is only valid if all aftercare products have been purchased from the salon. I am unable to guarantee any hair which has had other products used on them. If you feel there is an issue with the quality of your hair during this time period please contact me immediately so you can return to the salon for a full check. If your hair is deemed faulty, a full replacement will be provided for you free of charge but there are no refunds on hair.