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Can Hair Extensions Damage Your Hair?

In the past hair extensions have had a bad reputation for causing damage to your hair but we here to put that myth right!

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In the past hair extensions have had a bad reputation for causing damage to your hair but we are here to put that myth right!

Hair extensions at Vixen and Blush, are the safest form of extensions for your hair as we use the best quality hair from The London Hair Lab and have a team of highly skilled extensionists who do hair extensions all day every-day!

Want to get to know our team a little bit more, visit the meet the team page and read all about the experience of Team Vixen. Our team is made up of dedicated, professional and highly qualified hair stylists who have all specialised in hair extensions. They are dedicated to the highest standards of service and care about the health of your natural hair as a priority.  If you have a favourite stylist you can request them when you book your appointment.

We maintain your hair throughout and provide you with all the maintenance advice that you need to care for your new hair extensions. We are always just a WhatsApp or phone call away if you have any questions following your appointment, you are in safe hands.

There are different hair extension application methods out there, it’s important to do you research prior to committing. At Vixen and Blush we offer Tape extensions, Micro Ring extensions, Micro Bond extensions and Clip In extensions. It’s important to choose your set of hair extensions according to your hair type for an ideal and seamless blend. Visit our website to find more about the different hair extension methods we have available.

Hair extensions maintenance advice

Will hair extensions pull out my own hair?

Our extensions are expertly applied and won’t cause any damage to your natural hair. With all our extensions as they have a long wear time and during this time some of your individual hairs shed, which is a natural process. As you have hair extensions these hairs have been held in place by the connection so when released they fall away. So, if you see hair coming out at your removal this is natural shedding and your hair will look the same as it did prior to having extensions fitted.

How can damage from hair extensions happen?

Damage from hair extensions usually occurs from DIY experiments or inexperienced, under-qualified technicians. At Vixen and Blush we take the time to do it right from the consultation to the fitting and removal. With the best professional products and qualified, experienced hair extensionists damage should never be a problem!

If worn, removed, and cared for properly, hair extensions cause no damage to your hair.

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Can I test having hair extensions before my appointment?

Yes! If you’re not sure which method is for you and want to feel what it’s like having hair extensions before you have them fitted come in for a free consultation. We will fit a test piece for you so you can wear the method and test to see if you like it. Clients usually wear the test piece for a week before deciding. You will be able to wash, dry and style them and hopefully then you’ll be closer to being able to tell if they are going to feel comfortable for you.

To book in for a free consultation you can call 0207 3231793 or e-mail

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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.