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Advice, Hair Extension Specialists

Can hair extensions cause headaches?

If you invest in the best quality extension and have your hair extensions applied by a specialist, they shouldn’t’ cause you any headaches.

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If you invest in the best quality extension and have your hair extensions applied by a specialist, they shouldn’t’ cause you any headaches.

It’s important to choose the right hair extension method for you, this can depend on several things from your hair density to your lifestyle and the look you hope to achieve. We offer free consultations in our central London salon and via Face Time so one of our stylists can have a good look through your hair and talk to you about the different methods we have available.

How will I know how they feel?

Having hair extensions for the first time can be a bit daunting and that’s why during our free consultations we fit a test piece in your head which you can wear for as long as you want, usually around a week. We can fit a test piece of Tape, Micro Ring and Micro bond extensions, this gives you the chance to test multiple methods and feel what they are like in your head before you commit to an appointment.

You will be able to wash, dry and style them and find which method is the most comfortable for you.

When you book in for your appointment during application your stylist will ask how your extensions are feeling and allow you to have a good look through your hair to ensure they are comfortable. At this point they can easily make any adjustments and relocate any extensions that don’t feel right.

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 How to eliminate discomfort while sleeping?

We would advise sleeping with your hair in a loose ponytail, so your hair extension connections don’t pull. You can always switch to a silk pillowcase while sleeping for extra comfort.

If you follow the correct aftercare and maintenance, you should have no problems with your hair extensions and you won’t get any headaches caused from them.

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Should I style my hair extensions a certain way?

 There are so many ways you can style your hair extensions. Whether you want to rock a signature low ponytail or opt for soft beachy waves that everyone has been asking for in the salon, the opportunities are endless. Not to mention you can curl, straighten, and plait your hair just like you did before extensions, but you will find the style holds for a lot longer as we use the best quality hair from The London Hair Lab. This means less styling time but more good hair days!

Whilst experimenting with your new voluminous locks we would advise you to avoid up-do’s as how you style your hair is important to ensure you don’t pull on connections. We would also recommend using a tangle teaser brush to keep your extensions looking their best!

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What extension methods are available?

You will quickly find having hair extensions isn’t that different to looking after your hair as you did before. You could always dip your toe into the world of extensions with a set of clip in extensions to add volume and length in an instant. If you want to opt for something more semi-permanent, then you could try our tape extensions that last for 6-8 weeks or for a permanent method look towards Micro Rings and Micro Bond that last for 3 months. All the extension methods at Vixen and Blush are comfortable, super discreet and don’t cause any damage to your natural hair.

To book in for a free consultation you can call 0207 3231793 or email

Sarah Mckenna

Sarah McKenna is the founder of Vixen & Blush and The London Hair Lab. Sarah graduated as a research biochemist in 2005 and started a career within the pharmaceutical industry, before becoming a hair extensions expert. In 2010, Sarah gained insight into the hair extensions industry and could see that clients had a very poor value/quality proposition. At that time, poor-quality hair extensions were available, at prohibitively high prices. Sarah left her initial career and set out on a mission to improve the hair extensions industry in the UK, using her research and development skills.

Spending 3 years securing a high-quality and sustainable supply of human hair, Sarah then developed new products and fitting techniques to allow long-term refits of the same hair. In this way, Sarah was able to offer hair extensions services at a more affordable price to clients, while improving the quality of the service for her clients.

With Vixen & Blush starting in 2012 as a 1 chair salon in London, Sarah quickly grew the business to what it is today, a team of more than 20 hair professionals working together as London’s leading hair extensions specialists.