Welcome to our Hair Extensions Manchester blog. At New Image Hair Extensions Manchester, we like to think we know what we're talking about. As Manchester's first and longest running Extension Specialists, we like to provide in depth information on all aspects of hair extensions in order to help you make an informed decision when it comes to choosing your own. Browse through our hair extension blogs that are updated constantly to keep you current and informed. Manchester has many extensionists out there but few know hair extensions like we do. We have an excellent reputation and FIVE STAR reviews. Take a look at our Facebook Page and vast before and after portfolio and book your FREE consultation in our Greater Manchester salon today.
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At New Image Hair Extensions Manchester AFTERCARE is of upmost importance. Taking care of your new extensions properly will not only keep it looking and feeling great but it will increase the longevity of it too.
Using the correct tools, this may sound obvious but you'd be surprised how many people get this wrong. Your hair brush will be your best friend or your worst enemy depending on which you choose to use. Never use brushes with bobbles on the ends, these will interfere with the bonds or rings so opt instead for a proper extension brush, these have a cushioned base with soft bristles or use a Tangle Teezer, all these are available at the salon at the time of your appointment.
Hairsprays, serums and gels can all be used as normal but will affect the bonds so should be applied further down the hair shaft. Gels and serums will only make your hair greasy at root anyway so should always be applied in this fashion. Following these methods will not only benefit your extensions but should give you extra time between washes. I always use a dry shampoo if I need a lift saving me time and effort.
Heat styling, again you can heat style your new hair as you would your own, making sure you've used a heat defence product beforehand will protect it against any damage or breakage. Treat your new hair extensions as you would you own and you can't ever go wrong. Never pull or put unnecessary strain on your extensions, instead hold the root to give support then brush comb etc.
Want to change your colour? We strongly recommend you get your colour right before you have you new extensions applied. This can be done at the salon with one of our highly trained hair colourists on the day of your appointment. If you've changed your mind three weeks later and really want to have it re coloured then please call the salon before attempting this yourself or going to any other stylist. We are specifically trained in this field but most hairdressers are not. All our REMY hair is multi tonal (made up of different colours) the dye may pick up different tones. If you do dye then make sure you avoid the bond. This of course will affect the 3 month guarantee.
We are available to answer and advise you on all aspects of your new hair extensions. If you have any query then please just pick up the phone or message us. Our service doesn't end when you walk out of the salon, we want you happy for months to come.
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Many new mums are alarmed to find they are shedding more hair than usual in the first few months after giving birth, there's no need to panic this can happen to many new mums, your hair should be back to normal within a year. No amount of supplements will stop this hormonal change.
Here's what's happening: Normally, about 80 to 90 percent of the hair on your head is growing and the other 10 to 20 percent is in a resting stage. After the resting period, this hair falls out, often while you're combing or shampooing it is replaced by new growth. On average people shed about 100 hairs a day.
During pregnancy, increased levels of oestrogen extend the growing stage. There are fewer hairs in the resting stage and fewer falling out each day, so you will have thicker, shinier hair.
After you give birth, your oestrogen levels descend and a lot more hair follicles enter the resting stage. Soon you will have more hair coming out in the shower or on the brush. This unusual shedding will taper off and your hair will be back to its pre-pregnancy thickness about 6 to 12 months after you give birth.
Incidentally, not all women notice large changes to their hair during pregnancy. Among those who do, it tends to be more apparent among women with longer hair.
You won't be able to stop the hair from falling out, but you can attempt different hairstyles and products to give your hair a fuller look. Alternately you can get a few cleverly positioned hair extensions to mask the area concerned. At New Image Manchester we see a lot of correction jobs which do just this. Read our 'Fine Hair' blog for more information or we can arrange a free private consultation to go through exactly what you want to achieve. It's perfectly normal but you don't have to wait to have your full head of hair return. Simply give us a call; we are always on hand to give you advice.
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It's that time of year when we are all thinking about parties and festivals. You've got your tickets, now all you need is to sort that show stopping outfit and hair. Festivals have always been awash with plaits and glitter, but not just your run of the mill plaits, these have been large thick fishtails, boxer or double ponytail braids that are literally drunk on colour and glitter.
To get that bohemian look you're going to need length and thickness to carry off this unconventional style. Get your dry shampoo and wet wipes to the ready, you're going to need them to get you through your weekend, there may be a shortage of showers available depending on which party you've opted for.
New Image Hair Extensions adore this boisterous, fun loving style, but it looks even more adventurous when it's intertwined in braids. Add in some glitter roots and you're all set to party.
You can opt for a more fairytale approach by adding flowers to your boxer braids. While previous festival years have been all about loose fishtail braids and colourful lipstick, 2017's style guide is more low-key, championing fresh skin and sophisticated up-dos made pretty with fresh cut flowers and accessories. This princess look will never go out of fashion as far as we're concerned and would charm the harshest of critics.
There's never been a better time to get adventurous with your hair than when you're on stage. At New Image Manchester we can transform your hair in a matter of hours and have you looking a million dollars for your big event. Book in now for your free consultation and enjoy your summer whatever your getting up to.
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It's the biggest day of your life and you want everything to be faultless, including your hair. We understand you're going to be nervous about finding the right extensionist to perform their magic on you. At New Image Manchester, we specialise in extensions and have over 25 years' experience in the business. We have lots of five star reviews on our Facebook page and satisfied customers throughout the U.K, so we know you’re in safe hands.
If you're aspiring to get tumbling waves or curls you may not have the required length, many brides don't realise how long the hair must be to achieve this look. The answer is hair extensions, the possibilities are endless, whether you want an up-style, curls, waves or poker straight. Hair extensions are a girl's best friend to transform your look effortlessly for weddings, special occasions and proms too.
Ever since the wedding of Cheryl Cole back in 2006, we have seen an increasing number of clients wanting to achieve that long wave look for their special day. The length of extensions you choose here is crucial, not many of us actually have the length required to perfect this look. At New Image Hair Extensions Manchester, we offer a free private consultation to go through exactly what you’re looking to achieve. We recommend that you come in at least one month before so you can experiment with styles and settle on a look that complements you best. We can arrange for the style you choose to be done on your big day as well as your make-up should you require. We only use the best Remy hair at New Image so your new look will last for months to come.
If your jetting off somewhere exotic after, then check out our "How to wear your extensions with style this summer" or "Tools & Aftercare advice blog" for information on looking after your hair whist away. So, you look equally as stunning as you did on the day!
Below is just one of our gorgeous brides Stacey Smithies who wore our extensions for her wedding day. Call us for your free consultation and let us take some of the stress away, so you can get back to worrying about the table plan.
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Whether you've taken the plunge and got your new hair extensions or are still toying with the idea here's a handy guide to looking after your new hair.
Prevention is definitely better than cure!
Now, I can be lazy sometimes and wash my hair in the bath, that said not when I have my extensions in. Use a shower head opposed to dunking your head right in. Gently massage your head making sure not to tangle the strands, try not to over rub the hair either, it's just not necessary. Remember your new hair doesn't have a running bloodstream going to it like your own hair does. If you have super greasy hair I recommend Nioxin as it strips all the oils and build up from the scalp leaving a great base for a fabulous conditioner. If like me you have fairly normal hair then you can use pretty much any shampoo you like, this is the beauty of the micro ring. In days gone by this was never possible with the sole use of glue, oils would break down the bonds and effectively reduce the longevity of your extensions.
Conditioners are key here; we advise using something with keratin in, Golwell kerasilk is one of the best on the market to keep your new hair in tip top condition. Use this on mids to ends and leave for as long as possible. Once done squeeze excess water and towel dry gently.
I tend to leave my hair until after I've done my makeup, which gives it a little more drying time. After this I section my hair off, we recommend a tangle teezer if you have problems getting a comb through. Invented in 2007 by Shawn Pulfrey, this has been a god send to anyone who wears extensions.
Once sectioned use your favourite protection spray again on mids to ends and dry your hair as normal. I like Uniq one as it pretty much covers all my hair needs including heat damage, shine, frizz control and colour fade protection. It even has UVA/UVB protection in so I don't need to use lots of separate products. Avoid tugging on the strands, keep the bottom section out and dry first, just as your hairdresser would. Let down the next section and repeat.
The good news is you can use all heat appliances on your new hair as long as you opted for real hair. I love my hair poker straight and usually blow dry as above and reach for my Cloud Nine straighteners.
As much as I absolutely adore dead straight shiny hair, now and then I love to mix it up with curls and waves. I'm a huge fan of the lived in wave, that style that says "I woke up like this". After getting this wrong for many years I finally found a technique that works a treat. The secret is to use two different styling tools, yes that's right ladies get your straighteners out alongside a barrel curler. Using the straightener at an angle, then alternate the tools to get that effortless look. Leave out the ends, this will achieve a bed head chic Kim Kardashian would be envious of.
Now if the thought of washing, drying and styling your hair all the time fills you with horror then worry not, I always use dry shampoo in-between washes to extend the life of my clean hair. Not washing it all the time will give a health benefit too as many people over wash the hair causing breakage and dry ends. I’ve even been known to use talcum powder if my dry shampoo has been used up (mention no names).
This depends on what style you are going to opt for the following morning. The best way is to plait the hair but this will leave kinks so I usually wear it in ponytail. This restricts the movement of the hair during the night. Once a week I wash my hair as normal but leave the Kerasilk conditioner in. I wake up the next day shower it off and I’m left with super soft hair.
Follow these simple rules and you can't go wrong, if you've done your research and found a true professional with a passion for what they do, then go for it. The good news is at New Image Hair Extensions Manchester you're guaranteed for 3 months. If you've lost a few they will replace them free of charge. You also get a free maintenance appointment should you need some pushing back up or moving. If you need any extra advise they are always on hand.
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Many women with fine hair come to New Image Hair Extension Centre wondering if hair extensions are right for them. We all want to be able to experiment with our hair, wearing different styles and lengths. Of course there are the obvious approaches including healthy eating, using less chemicals and heat on the hair along with hair treatments that in time may help the problem. Unfortunately fine hair is normally determined by your genetic makeup so no amount of biotin supplements or vitamins will solve it. At New Image Hair Extension Centre we offer a free private consultation, in this time we can assess your hair and tell you if you are suitable.
In reality depending on how fine how your hair actually is, there is always a solution. The best way is not to go overly long. Most people want volume over length these days. This has many benefits including, making the extensions less detectable, less weight on your own hair and makes hair extensions easier to manage. Many women just want that thicker ponytail or to be able to style and curl the hair. So choosing the correct method and type of extension is key. Of course you could opt for clip in's but this doesn't solve the problem of everyday volume. Going to the gym, swimming and many other activities would be a big problem with clip in's so let's talk about micro rings and fusion bonds.
Micro Rings are a very small ring that attaches to your new hair. They are extremely light weight with a silicone lining inside to strengthen and protect the bond. Micro rings come in a variety of colours so we can match your own hair without them showing through. Of course the best method to use would be mixer of both rings and fusion bonds so let’s move on now to bonds.
Bonds have been around for over 30 years, overtaken by the micro ring in the last few due to the fact that rings make tops ups and maintenance a lot easier. We recommend using the bonds at the sides of your hair if you have fine hair, a lot of clients use this method as most ladies have finer hair at the side of the head, this is pretty typical and the bonds make the extensions even more discrete.
Other methods include weaves but we certainly don't recommend them. Weaves are extremely heavy on your head. They pull constantly on your own natural hair and would most definably be seen through fine hair. They also have to be tightened every 3-6 weeks and usually only come in one colour. Wearing a weave on fine fragile hair would only make to problem worse.
So to conclude, fine hair needn't be something to live or put up with. It can be overcome with even just a few cleverly placed extensions to mask in the area most needed. We offer a free private consultation in our Greater Manchester salon; free maintenance check up and 3 month guarantee are also included. Give us a call today, I've included before and after pictures of some of our clients who did previously suffer with fine hair hang-ups, you needn't suffer in silence.
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Hair extensions have had for whatever reason some bad press over the years. Thankfully this has all changed, with the introduction of better application and highly trained technicians that train specifically in extensions to give you the hair you've always dreamt of. In the past hair extensions would either be seen on the rich and famous or a poorly fitted clip in weft. I've even seen clip in's half on half off, not a good look.
Nowadays, hair extensions if done correctly are almost undetectable. They should blend seamlessly with your own hair creating a style that falls, flows and moves just as your natural hair would.
With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to experiment. Just as when you have a natural looking tan, making you look and feel slimmer. Hair extensions seem to work this magic too. Hair extensions are the perfect getaway accessory that changes your style in an instant.
Now, to avoid the fake look firstly choose your hair with care. Synthetic hair is of course cheaper, but as the saying goes "you get what you pay for". Secondly synthetic hair can't be heat styled as real hair can. The length you choose to go can really impact on the final result too. If you opt for a ridiculous length that would challenge Rapunzel then be prepared for people to ask "is that hair really hers?" We always recommend that you go only two to three lengths longer than your own, if your looking for length and for those who just want to thicken a finer style the all important cut is the crucial ingredient. Glue now is a thing of past with people opting nowadays for the ease of the micro ring. Not only do these little gems make it easy to remove the extension but they make top ups and maintenance a joy. They have the advantage over the weft as these tiny little rings can be pushed back up the hair shaft every 3/4 months, whereas the bulky weft must be tightened every 3-6 weeks.
Finally, the all important colour match. Get this wrong and it matters not if you've followed all the other given advice. We use as many colours as is necessary to get a perfect match. The hair is hand blended in front of you and guaranteed for three months so no-one will know your wearing them. Many wefts only come in one colour that will totally give the game away.
We all know that straight hair can work perfectly whilst sporting a cocktail dress walking in the cool U.K air. If you're anything like me on holiday keeping that poker straight style can be nothing less than frustrating. Opt for beach waves or tousled locks to improve the look of holiday hair, luckily having hair extensions in makes this so easy to achieve. Using a U.V filter and proper styling products before you dry your hair will improve its condition and protect from any further heat damage. Tie your hair up and back whist swimming to avoid tangles and knots. This goes without saying even without extensions in. Pool water can be drying on any hair so if you must get it wet remember to rinse it after. We all want that beach kissed look with our hair skimming our bikini bottoms, this is thankfully now possible with ease.
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As micro bonds/ring hair extensions are suitable for thick or fine hair we still have to prepare your hair for ALL types of hair extensions. Before we add any micro bond/ring hair extension, we believe that the hair must be washed twice in a deep cleansing shampoo. This will strip all your hair of any grease and product build up. It will also make the bond stronger and none to less slippage will occur throughout the duration of your extensions.
We strongly believe that if you are considering having hair extensions that you must not get your haircut at all. As extensionists, we cut differently to hairdressers (please note that we are all fully qualified hairdressers as well), as we always encourage fine points on the ends of your hair with hair extensions. We at New Image Hair Extensions Manchester will do any cutting as part of our service, so we can blend our hair extensions into your hair.
After your hair extensions are applied, we estimate you will get a minimum of 3 months out of them, we guarantee it (some of our clients get 5+ months ).
During the time with your hair extensions, we offer a free of charge service, where we guarantee to look after your hair in many different ways. We encourage you to use the correct conditioners and always to hold your hair when brushing. This is so you're not putting too much tension on your hair extensions.
Hair Extension Fitting
We have 2 methods that we believe work best for our hair extensions:
The micro bond hair extension is explained in more detail on our 'micro rings' page. There is a video which you can watch and see exactly how we place the micro ring hair extensions in your hair.
We take a small section of your hair and place it into the bond/ring. From there we place the hair extension into the ring and crush it down (like a clamp)
This method holds your hair and extension together very securely, and if one does slip we place it back in for you free of charge.
The fusion bond hair extension is a little different, as we have stated before we never use pre-bonded hair as you can never get the colour match accurate. We place a section of your hair into our hand blended loose hair and roll it into your hair with keratin glue. This is the smallest method of hair extensions. Our fusion bond hair extensions are so much smaller than most other salons as we dictate how much glue is applied. Not like the factory bought pre-bonded hair. The fusion method has been around for longer than we have been open and that’s over 25 years. Great method for clients with extremely fine hair.
If you would like any more information about hair extensions in Manchester, please do not hesitate to call us or request a FREE hair extension consultation at our Manchester salon.
Here are some examples of Fusion Bond and Micro ring hair extension applications and results from our Manchester Hair Extension Salon, New Image.
We are currently offering 20% discount for all new clients - Call New Image Hair Extensions to book your appointment today.
Appointments available through the week and most evenings, call for details.
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New Image Hair Extensions Salon Manchester, also offers a make-up service with our highly-trained make-up artist. Our make up services like our hair extension services are competitively priced using high end products such as:
Many clients are having our Hair and Make-up package, which includes a blow dry, curls and make-up.
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Here's our simple guide to caring for your hair extensions. (if you have any questions call our Manchester hair extension salon, we'll be happy to help even if you had your hair extension done elsewhere.
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Not everyone would agree with us but we would say that weaves are the most damaging method of hair extensions especially if you have fine hair. The downsides we feel, outweigh the good.
PLEASE NOTE: This is only an opinion of our salon but these are the main reason we will not apply weaves.
ALL OUR EXTENSIONISTS ARE TRAINED FULLY QUALIFIED HAIRDRESSERS AS WELL AS EXTENSIONISTS.
New Image Hair Extensions Manchester, offers the service of taking out your weaves and applying to your hair in a ring/fusion method. Contact us for more details
Removal of Hair Extensions (Micro Ring Hair Extensions and Fusion Bond Hair Extensions)
We highly recommend having your hair extensions removed by trained extensionist, so no damage is caused to your hair. Fusion bond hair extensions are more time consuming to remove and need special solutions.
Prices of removal mainly apply on amount of time to remove fully. All removal include blow-dries at the end.
No damage is caused when removed properly.
Hair can be reused if you have kept in good condition but this only applies to the Micro Ring hair extension method. With the Fusion Bond hair extension method, hair cannot be reused.
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We use a very strong and safe Keratin glue for this method of hair exetention. The hair is applied with this glue to a small section of your hair near the root. This method is the most undetectable method out and has been going for over 30 years.
This is an excellent method of hair extension for clients with extremely fine hair.
Not all fusion bond hair extensions are the same, ours are a similar size to a grain of rice. With pre-bonded hair they are much larger and thicker. Another reason we do not use pre-bonded hair.
With Fusion bond hair extensions, hair must be washed in a deep cleansing shampoo. Using shampoos like Pantene and Herbal Essence etc.. are not the best with this method. As they have silicones and conditioners in them. These types of shampoos can weaken the bonds.
Do not place conditioner near the fusion bond hair extensions as over time the conditioner will weaken the bond and may cause the hair to shed.
Combing the hair when wet can cause unnecessary shedding as well.
Please ensure your bond is FULLY dry before combing. If you feel that hair is still shedding place the brush down and continue to dry the bond.
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New Image micro ring hair extensions are the most popular method of hair extensions and have been now for the past 7 years. They are so small and hold the hair extremely well. Not all micro ring hair extensions are like ours. We have these specially made and come in 8 different shades to match your colour.
They are half the size that you would find used by extenionists who use pre- bonded hair.
There is no heat at all applied to your hair so are extremely safe and very easy to remove. Try to think of them as a clamp.
Hair can be reused very easily with this method.
We don't push up the ring like many places do once 3/4/5 months have passed. As we believe the hair will not grow correctly the second time round, we literally start again with a fresh section of hair and a new ring placed in.
We don't cheat here as we want your hair extensions to grow exactly the same as the first time.
With a Micro ring hair extension another major benefit is the hair extensions will not shed at all so your hair will stay as full as the first day you had them put in.
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If you wanted to change your colour before having your hair extensions, we can provide this service for you.
All services provided with blow dry and treatments.
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This comes in all different types of quality, lengths, colours etc..
It is when the hair has been set with a method at the top of the hair to help the extensionist apply to the client's hair.
That means the weight/thickness of the hair extension has been set already. Also the colour has been set and is hardly ever accurate. It is bought in using a colour ring that the extensionists matched you to on your consultation.
We believe that you all hair should be matched on the day that you are having your hair extensions applied. Due to the fact that you may want to change your colour beforehand. Also certain areas of your hair maybe lighter than another area (highlights).
Hand blending the hair is the best way to get the hair extensions accurate to follow different shades of your own hair.
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We use high grade REMY hair for our Hair Extensions in Manchester
New Image has been providing and applying hair extensions in Manchester for 24 years now. The hair we use is of the highest grade of REMY hair extensions available. We do not use shop bought hair as we believe it is of a lower grade quality and cannot match our secretly sourced methods.
Our hair has a life span from 6-12 months (This can be longer depending how you look after it)
ALL HAIR in our hair extensions IS DOUBLE DRAWN AS STANDARD
Our hair extensions are hand blended in front of you in our Manchester Hair Extension salon
We have 24 colours for us to choose from to get your colour perfectly and 100% correct. Most places that are using shop bought hair that has already been pre-tipped (pre-bonded), never hand blend the hair to give you an accurate colour match.
We have the following colours for our hair extensions:
Hand blending is a skilled method of applying hair extensions and all our staff take months to train for this, we are known to mix up to 8 colours, as not all hair is one colour and many clients have highlights throughout different areas of their head. Hand blending is the ONLY way to make sure the hair extensions flow throughout the length of your new hair.
All New Image hair extensions hair is hand blended in front of you so we get your EXACT colour guaranteed.
(See our 'Why Choose Us' page on our website New Image Hair Extensions)