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.

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.

Smoothes and Tames


Best Hair Extensions: How can I find an extensionist I can trust?

Added By New Image Hair Extensions Manchester August 2017

So, what are the best hair extensions? It’s the million dollar question. There are just so many different types, methods and application techniques out there let alone asking about double drawn and REMY hair. The best hair extensions are HUMAN REMY HAIR. This means that the cuticle runs in one direction so the hair follicles are all going the same way just as your own natural hair does. If you can imagine running your finger the wrong way up your own hair what would happen to it? It would mess up the cuticle leaving an uneven, unsmooth finish. Making sure that your hair extensions are Remy is paramount to a natural, long lasting finish. So you’ve chosen the hair you want now you need and expert to fit them!


Best Hair Extension Methods:

There are a multitude of techniques out there, wefts, clip in’s, micro bond and rings to name but a few. At New Image Hair Extensions Manchester we specialise in Micro bonds and Rings. We believe that is this the most undetectable method around.  Rings are just so easy to maintain and make tops ups a joy. Extensions should give you a healthy, natural finish and no-one should be aware that you’re wearing them. Bonds are equally as good and extremely discreet; these are best used at the sides of your hair especially for fine hair. Wefts and other methods like tape simply wouldn’t cut it; they would be seen through fine hair and pull far too heavily leaving your own hair susceptible to damage. Rings leave no damage whatsoever as they are lightweight and effortlessly removed in seconds.

Find The Right Extensionist:

 Many extensionists will try to tell you that they are fully qualified in fitting your new hair. This simply isn’t true and to the detriment of the hair industry. You can’t go on a day’s course, get yourself a certificate and practice on your friend’s hair a few times to be a first class extensionist. This takes month’s even years of practice. Something we know as we’ve been in the business for over 25 years. Ask for their credentials and always go on a recommendation. Check the Facebook page for reviews and interact with other people on there before making your decision. It’s the only way to guarantee you get value for money and an excellent result.

Colour Match:

It’s impossible to get a flawless colour match unless you hand blend the hair to the clients. You can’t buy one pack of hair to achieve this. Sometimes 8 packs of different colour hair are necessary to get that exact match. No-one has one colour it is always multi-tonal. Ask if they use pre-bonded hair, if so you know that this can’t be hand blended in front of you. We blend each and every strand to attain this, so it’s tailor-made just for you.

What is Olaplex?

Added By New Image Hair Extensions Manchester July 2017

Many of our clients ask us about Olaplex. They want to know what it is or if it actually works. I have fine bleached hi lighted hair which can start to snap in some areas from over processing. I have to say since I’ve been using Olaplex, which is coming up to about 18 months now my hair has never looked or felt so good. It’s definitely managed to get longer, it’s just passed my bra strap now. I would previously get it to a length but have to cut it as the ends would look shoddy.


The cost of an Olaplex treatment ranges from £15-£25 depending on what you need. I certainly would recommend this product if you have bleach on a regular basis. Time-wise it adds about another 20 minutes on to your usual salon visit. It can be used with tints and or as a standalone treatment. It feels like a conditioning treatment and leaves your hair soft and manageable even after bleach.


The simple three-step process includes a patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. You can use Olaplex to restore compromised hair, or add it to another service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance.

  • No.1 This concentrated first salon step rebuilds broken disulfide bonds and begins the process of preventing damage and repairing hair.
  • No.2 The second salon step continues to rebuild and restore any remaining broken bonds ensuring the strongest, shiniest, and healthiest hair possible
  • No.3 This final retail step provides our client’s continuous protection from ongoing damage at home.