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Not-so-Basic Braids

Not so basic braids! Take your hair to the next level with beautiful braids, our clients want hair extensions is to lift the limitations on styling options.

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Not so basic braids!

Even though the main focus on the runway is the clothing, the hairstyles that are chosen and what they represent is equally important. Creative braiding was everywhere at SS17 Fashion Week! Messy fishtails and braided up-dos have grown in popularity over the years through being festival and wedding go-to’s. But more and more we’re seeing them being incorporated into everyday hair styling. 

One of the reasons, if not the main reason, our clients want hair extensions is to lift limitations you have when it comes to styling. If you have short hair, you’re extremely limited, if your hair is fine, certain styles can look dull and lifeless.

Styling at vixen and blush hair extensions

Luckily our super discreet methods allow you to get creative where others may not. We love to style hair extensions, they respond so well to styling and hold for much longer than your natural hair would, creating that ‘just messy enough’ vibe after a day or two.

At Vixen & Blush we love trend hunting and keeping up, so we’re starting to dabble into braid styling to prepare for the summer. The above is a little snippet of what we’ve been up to lately!

Here are our top tips for styling your extensions:

  • You must not tie your hair up into a high ponytail, top knot or high bun. Only low styles.
  • Use any heat styling tools – we advise using big barrel curling wands!
  • Avoid salon blow-dries, these can loosen hair extensions. 
  • Spray hairspray onto a brush, comb through. Hair extensions hold a style for a long time, making an effort to style your hair when you wash it means your hair extensions will look good always.

Ready for your very own hair transformation? Book in for a free consultation, we offer these in salon and via Face-Time!

To book your free consultation give us a call on 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.