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From Short to Long: Achieve Your Desired Length with Hair Extensions

Have you been dreaming of long flowing locks but are struggling with short hair? Hair extensions are a great solution

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Have you been dreaming of long flowing locks but are struggling with short hair?

Hair extensions are a great solution for transforming your look, whether you are looking for a short-term solution or want something long lasting we offer multiple different methods to suit different hair types and lifestyles.

From Micro Ring, Micro Bond, Tape and Clip In extensions we offer 4 different methods in our salon so you can find the right one for you. In this blog post we will explore how hair extensions can give you the added length you’ve been looking for and also be your best kept secret!

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Understanding hair extensions

We understand that the world of hair extensions can be a little confusing there are so many different terms, methods and lengths available to you. That’s why it’s best to start with a free consultation, these can be done via Face-Time or in our central London salon. It will give you a chance to have a good chat to one of our specialist stylists. They will have a look at your hair to find out which method would be best for you.

Once you have familiarized yourself with the different hair extension types available it’s good to consider the pros and cons of each method to decide which would work best for you and suit your needs.

We can fit a test piece at your consultation so you can feel what it’s like wearing the different methods before you commit to an appointment.

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Choosing the right length

Hair extensions aren’t just used for adding 22” of length you can use them to give volume to your bob, fill out the weaker sides of your hair or for creating a subtle natural result with just a little length added.

The right length will depend on the current length of your natural hair and what amount and length can be added to create a natural result. In your consultation one of our stylists can guide you on the ideal length based your own hair and the results you want to achieve.

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Creating a seamless blend and colour match

When adding a lot of length, it’s important to make sure the colour match is perfect, so the extensions blend naturally with your own hair. Our stylists will colour match you on the day of your appointment and match to the colour they see. We ask that you come to your appointment with a colour you are 100% happy with.

We are lucky enough to have instant access to the best blends from The London Hair Lab. This allows us to create custom colour matches for each client. Having all the hair here means there are no wait times for hair, and you can even book a same day consultation and fitting.

The correct application

Hair extensions must be applied by a trained professional for a seamless result. This is to ensure the colour match, placement and blend of the extensions is correct and comfortable and will give a natural look.

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Styling hair extensions

Added length means more styling opportunities! It’s time to experiment with all the hairstyles you have been loving whether is loose curls, beach waves, braids or chic and sleek styles. Having long hair extensions means there’s a lot of versatility.

The magic of hair extension is you can go from short to long and embrace the length you’ve always wanted. By understanding the different hair extension options and which is best for your hair type will allow you to have a seamless blend and a stunning natural look.

Want to see what can be achieved with natural looking hair extensions? Head over to our Instagram page where we regularly post before and after transformations that have been created by Team Vixen.

With the right hair extensions and proper care, you will be having good hair days every-day and you will be embracing your longer locks in no time!

Book your free consultation today.

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.