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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.

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.

Hair Extensions Tools and Aftercare Advice

Added By New Image Hair Extensions Manchester July 2017

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.


Hair Extensions for Post-Pregnancy Hair

Added By Manchester June 2017

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.


Hair Extensions for Post-Pregnancy Hair
Hair Extensions for Post-Pregnancy Hair


What Can I Do About It?

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.

Festival, Party and Stage Hair Extensions

Added By New Image Hair Extensions Manchester June 2017

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.

Festival, Party and Stage Hair Extensions

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.

Festival, Party and Stage Hair Extensions

Unicorn Hair

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.

Festival, Party and Stage Hair Extensions

Add in Floral Hair

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.

Festival, Party and Stage Hair Extensions

Stage Hair

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.

Festival, Party and Stage Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions for Weddings and Special Occasions

Added By New Image Hair Extensions Manchester May 2017

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.

New Image Wedding and Special Occasion hair