New Image Hair Extensions Manchester | Blog

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.

Most Commonly Asked Questions About Hair Extensions

Added By New Image Hair Extensions Manchester October 2017

How many extensions will I need? 

This depends on your own natural hair but our most popular amount is a quarter head costing around £190. If your hair is thicker than average and a blunt cut you would probably need more. If your hair is good at the back but lacks length at the front, it may benefit from just a few extensions placed around your sides to thicken it up. This can all be discussed at your consultation.

How long will they last?

Most of our ladies will get 3/4 months depending on how well they have looked after the hair. Some ladies have reported 6 months or more. We advise you at the time on the best products/brushes to use to get longevity out of your new hair. If you want to reuse the hair and it’s still in good condition you can come for a refit. For more information on tools and aftercare advice please refer to our blog page.

Can I colour my new hair extensions?

We can colour your hair on the same day in most cases before you have your extensions fitted. If you want to change the colour after then we strongly advise you call us first as your new hair can take differently to your own. Hi-lights, low-lights and root retouch can all still be carried out whist you’re wearing your hair extensions; we just miss out the extension bond/ring.

Can I go swimming with my hair extensions?

Yes, but with any hair extensions we advise to tie your hair up, if you do get it wet rinse the hair as soon as possible after.

Can I tie my hair up and won’t it show?

No, we cleverly place the extensions so you can tie your hair up for work etc. We do advise not to tie it up too tightly though as this can put unnecessary strain on it.

Will people know I’ve got hair extensions in?

No-one should know your wearing extensions. We insist on making our extensions look as natural as possible.

Will I lose any and what should I do?

You will naturally shed your own hair whilst wearing extensions, this in turn can loosen a couple of your extensions, if this should happen we would replace them completely free of charge under your 3 month guarantee.

Does it hurt to sleep in?

No, extensions are completely pain free, very occasionally some ladies experience a little tenderness for the first night or so but this is perfectly normal. More information on our  “Prepare Your Hair For Bed”

Do they shed a lot?

No, years ago extensions did shed quite a bit but with the new micro ring technique this is a thing of the past. Fusion bonds can shed unless they are looked after properly by drying the bonds completely after washing your hair.

Will they damage my hair?

No, the micro-ring technique is the best way to ensure no damage to your own natural hair. This is because they don’t pull on your hair like a weft or tape hair extensions.

If your question wasn’t here then please call us directly at the salon. 0161 795 1718

Hair Extensions Manchester

Added By New Image Hair Extensions Manchester September 2017

When Sophie Reade arrived at New Image Manchester needing her hair extensions redoing we we’re delighted. We do love rescuing people’s hair and making them look utterly fabulous. The way we do hair extensions at New Image is very different, we use cleverly placed undetectable micro-rings and insist that they always look natural. As you can see it is a process well worth undertaking!

From a few discreet hair extensions placed around your sides to a full head of 22 inch stunning REMY hair extensions. We can accommodate all your hair aspirations! At New Image we see each and every one of our clients as an individual. We go through a thorough private consultation before selecting the best method and amount of hair to transform your locks into something special. We guarantee all our TAILOR-MADE hair extensions for 3 months as is the FLAWLESS colour match. We are Manchester’s first and longest running hair extension specialist salon with over 25 years of experience. No-one else comes close to that accolade.

All our work is GUARANTEED for 3 months as is the COLOUR MATCH, you simply can’t go wrong. Just give us call or message us and we can go through any of your queries.

Hair Extensions to Hide a Bad Hair Cut

Added By New Image Hair Extensions Manchester September 2017

We’ve all done it; you’ve gone and got yourself a layered bob or visited a scissor happy hair stylist. Now you’re left with a horror hair emergency that needs a quick fix. We see many ladies who have done exactly that.

Luckily at New Image Hair Extensions Manchester we can help disguise this upsetting situation simply by adding a few cleverly positioned extensions. Below is a lady who came to us because she had caught her brush in the side of her hair. The salon she went to for help just hacked it off instead of trying to untangle and loosen the brush. She was left with almost no side hair at all and wanted to hide this awful misfortune. Within an hour she was happily back to her normal self and relieved she didn’t have to wait what could have taken up to a year or more to grow back. Correction work at New Image is something we see quite often so if you have suffered a bad hair cut or simply can’t wait to have your long flowing locks back then call us and book your free private consultation today.


How to Find a Good Hair Extensionist

Added By New Image Hair Extensions Manchester September 2017

Looking for hair extensions can be a minefield, you’re about to spend a considerable amount of money on something that you wear every day. Hair extensions if done correctly should blend seamlessly with you own natural hair. No-one should know that you’re wearing them but you. The colour match should be spot on and the density of the hair applied must coincide with your own natural hair. If you have fine hair then how can you attach large thick clumps of hair and vice versa. Hair extensions should look as stylish and natural as possible.

If you’ve hit a few websites then chances are you’ve found a true professional with years of experience, so no need to worry right? WRONG, the amount of phone calls we are receiving at present concerns us. One poor lady in floods of tears almost begging us to remove what can only be described as a crime to hair extensions. Each extension bond was the size of a pea, it should be no bigger than a grain of rice. She had been given no aftercare advice, was left with bald patches due to the weight of each extension pulling heavily on her fine blonde hair and to top it off she paid for this dreadful service.

One lady came in a few days ago with the most awful colour match we have ever seen at New Image, I mean this poor woman just parted with over £250 and was left with something that resembled a patchwork quilt. Needless to say we rectified this for her as soon as we could.


We always say not only do your research but go off a recommendation, check their credentials if you have to, review sites are always a good starting point. If their Facebook page isn’t showing their reviews (and you get the choice) ask yourself why they are holding that information back? Our review page is there for all to see and so it should be. We have over 300 regular, happy clients that return year after year, looking for their new hair fix.


There are too many unqualified extensionists out there unfortunately, really giving the whole industry a bad reputation. You can’t become a brilliant extensionist with only one days training, this takes months even years of practice. Hair is so important to us ladies, it’s what makes us feel happy and confident. At New Image Hair Extensions Manchester we’ve seen it all, this is why blogs like this are so important to arm everyone with the full facts before they put their just trust in an extensionist cowboy. We have over 25 years experience and our extensionists go through over a year of extensive training before we even call them qualified. If you’d like to visit a salon that you can trust then after you’ve checked us out, call us for your free consultation at our Greater Manchester salon. We’d love to show you what we can do.

What is keratin? All you’ll ever need to know

Added By New Image Hair Extensions Manchester August 2017

If you’ve ever had a Keratin hair treatment then you know just how silky smooth it can make your hair feel, but just what exactly is this remarkable ingredient, and why does it feel so great on your hair?

Keratin is the protein that protects epithelial cells from damage or stress. Keratin is extremely insoluble in water and organic solvents. It is the key structural material making up the outer layer of human skin, hair and nails. Keratin is reduced when hair is damaged physically, chemically and/or from environmental factors, such as the sun. This keratin loss exposes the hair’s cortex, making it susceptible to additional damage. Replenishing lost keratin helps to correct porosity and smooth the hair’s surface. It restores strength and elasticity, giving the hair a more youthful, healthy appearance.

Which hair types can benefit from a keratin treatment?

All hair textures will naturally contain different amounts of keratin. If you have naturally frizzy or curly hair, it will contain less keratin than that of someone with naturally straight hair. You’ll also have less keratin in your hair if it’s been coloured or permed. A keratin treatment or daily use conditioner can help reverse that feeling of dull, dry hair, and restore a smoother, shinier appearance. Hair extensions will benefit the most from this astonishing ingredient.

Keratin treatments for hair extensions:

At New Image we will talk you through exactly what your new hair extensions will require to keep them looking great. We will advise you on the correct products to use and these can be purchased on the day. We highly recommend the use of a daily keratin conditioner and in addition to this a weekly keratin mask for the ultimate nurture. Goldwell kerasilk is one of the best on the market. It contains just the right amount of silks and Keratin needed to maintain your new hair extensions.

With Keratin and Liquid Silk.

For unmanageable, unruly and frizzy hair.

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