It has been two weeks since re-opening after Covid-19 hit and caused us all to go into lock-down and it is fair to say we are so happy to be back and doing what we love and do best.
It has been far from easy preparing for the new guidelines imposed by the government especially as we didn’t really know what was going to be expected of us until a few days before opening. However, we have done it and are managing to get back into the swing of things, albeit with extra headgear and loads more hours.
The government have stated that stylists should wear a clear visor that covers the forehead, extends below the chin and wraps around the face. The visors are in addition to the usual PPE we use when carrying out treatments. In addition and after the new advice this week, we will be insisting on clients wearing face masks.
We also must not under estimate the most effective methods of preventing transmission of the virus, which is social distancing and regular hand washing. That is why we provide hand sanitiser and have reduced the number of clients in the salon at any one time.
We have compiled a list of some additional guidelines that we should make you all aware of.
Appointments will be pre-booked only so no walk-ins, including consultations and skin tests.
No refreshments serviced, please bring your own.
Please bring and wear a mask.
Please wash your hands as soon as you arrive.
No magazines will be provided so make sure your phones are charged.
If you have any symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate, please re-arrange your appointment.
We would like to say a special thank you to all our clients who have been patient and kind and remained loyal to us here at Trend.
As the situation hopefully improves we will update you on any changes and continue to keep up to date with any new guidelines.
Whether you are growing out a shorter style or want to give your long hair a good healthy snip or makeover, the Lob is very On Trend!
Celebrities such as Holly Willoughby, Caroline Flack and Sienna Miller show very well how flattering and versatile this style is. Wavy or straight, with or without a fringe, the important thing to remember is that the Lob needs to be thick and chunky. If your hair is not thick enough to achieve the blunt lines necessary to pull this look off, then have a think about using hair extensions to add the volume that you need to create this sassy look.
As I have previously stated, extensions don’t need to add length every time, they can enhance a style, to add colour or volume. Lets try and get creative with our hair, try something different that will give us a completely new look for the new year.
My preferred method to achieve the Lob is by using Tape Weft. By adding small strips of ultra fine hair to the natural hair, a thicker more luxurious style is reached. Affordable and quick and easy, this method will last 4- 6 weeks before requiring some maintenance.
If you want to try something different but still hold on to your sexy locks, the Lob is the perfect way to give a “new you” a go as we believe this style can work for anyone.
Care does need to be taken by the stylist not to take too much length off thus creating a bob rather than a lob. Although the bob is classic in its style, if too short can be quite ageing and does not necessarily suit everyone.
We at Trend Hair Extensions have created quite a few lobs’ towards the end of last year and into the beginning of 2018. Lets hope that this style continues to be popular as it really is very versatile.
Silver Ombre is asked for more frequently than any other colour at the moment. Or it seems that way at least. I was super excited to receive our new colour ring for our Indian Remy Hair Extensions which included this very popular colour. Give a couple of weeks notice and we will have your new silver coloured hair fitted for you with no trouble at all.
You must realise the natural hair will be lifted to the lightest blonde possible to achieve the silver tone to match the extensions. It is imperative the colour is done professionally and only after a consultation to see if your hair is suitable. A hair extension technician at Trend Hair will tell you what is needed to get your hair to your silver shade.
Your hair is dark or has a build up of colour? It is not likely that the silver will be achieved in one go. We all love to have the latest Trends but it needs to be remembered that above anything else, the condition of the natural hair should not be compromised.
One of the great things about hair extensions is that the colour does not tend to fade unlike natural hair. So once you have your chosen trendy hue it does not need to be topped up every time you wash your hair. Although I can’t say that is the same for your own hair I’m afraid.
Add dark roots to give an Ombre affect. This colour will really turn heads. Complete some Trend Hair Extensions to complete this amazing and striking look..
Our fusion bonded hair extensions in indian remy start from £320. A really affordable price for hair that is long, thick and fabulous.
Call us at the salon if you have any requirements for hair extensions or natural hairdressing. We can find a solution that fits everyone. 01494 441900
We may be forgiven for thinking “crazy colours” are a thing of the past but with celebrities like Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera and now Rita Ora showing off the funky but strangely sophisticated looking pastel dip-dye look, it seems that anyone can experiment with some amazing head turning colours.
Pastels seem to be the way forward instead of the strong, vibrant tones of the previous couple of years and with pastel Ombre allowing a more versatile approach to using these colours, it doesn’t matter what your skin tone is, we can all pull off this bank on Trend look.
I get asked on a daily basis how to style hair extensions and I have to let my clients know that it is fairly easy and not really any different to styling natural hair, so Its been nice to see the recent Summer Hair Trends involve long hair styles that are fairly easy to create.
Remember the 80’s?……. well crimping is back! and if you don’t own a crimper, just loosely tie fine plaits in hair that has been rough dried to 80% dry and leave in until ready to unleash the wild one. Crimping can add body to fine hair too but if you want a slightly tamer version, crimp only some small sections of hair and then tie back into a pony.
This is a fun, easy and current trend that we can all have a go at creating ourselves. Fabulous at festivals and summer BBQ’s
Recently I discovered a new method of fitting hair extensions and I was lucky enough to obtain some more training at The Michelle Griffin Academy. Michelle has recently been named “The winner of the Commercial Creative category of the UK Extensionist of the Year competition in association with Balmain Hair UK”
I thoroughly enjoyed my day at the academy and absolutely love this method.
Ultra fine hair is mounted onto 5 cm strips of tape and attached to the natural hair. They last between 4 – 6 weeks and can be re-fitted up to 3 times which gives the client real value for money.
Unlike pre-bonded and micro-rings, they are suitable for very fine hair and can be used to add flashes of colour, length and volume. With Tape Weft the hair extension specialist can be really creative.
The beauty of this method is that it takes less than 1 hour to fit and under half hour to remove which means you can have instant length or volume to your hair.
As with any other method of extensions it is imperative that they are fitted by a qualified professional and aftercare is adhered to.
Trend Hair Extensions will be offering this method very soon so keep your eye out for introductory offers.
I was surprised to learn recently that Kim Kardashion’s gorgeous dark locks were not all of her own. It was only when I saw pictures of her in a gossip magazine without her hair extensions, I reminded myself that it is a rarity for any woman to naturally have the length and volume that Kim Kardashion had been sporting for all this time. So ladies, when you see all these pictures in magazines and on television of the extraordinary beauty that is thrust upon us, just remember this beauty is probably never without the help of additions, the odd cosmetic surgery and countless stylists to hand.
Good aftercare for your hair extensions is paramount to keeping your hair looking and feeling superb for the full 3 months. After using a few hair aftercare products myself, I found that some left my hair feeling sticky or almost plastic. Luckily I came across the Crème of Nature products which I have to say are my favourite. The moisture-enriched Argan Oil products nourish and hydrate your hair without leaving any unnatural sticky or cloggy feeling.
For regular use, whenever washing your hair, the Strength and Shine Leave-in conditioner is a great product. Spray onto damp hair before drying and styling and you will notice the difference immediately.
Another one that I rave about is the Intense conditioning treatment. If you are a regular wearer of hair extensions, this is a must investment. It only requires a small amount of treatment on the mid-lengths to ends as little as once every two to three weeks and it will transform the feeling of your hair. It really does work and will last a long time due to the small amount required.
Both these products and other Crème of Nature products can be found in our on-line shop and will be sent to you next day free delivery..
Side-swept half up-do’s was one the biggest Trends which was worn effortlessly by Sandra Bullock and Jessica Biel.
This is such an easy look to achieve by using a wand or hot iron to create loose waves which can be gently pinned to the side with bobby pins and teased into place with hair spray.
The other noticeable Trend was old Hollywood.
Cate Blanchett and Lady Gaga’s blonde locks although worn in very different styles seemed to be inspired by 40’s glamour.
However, our favourite was Margot Robbie..What a transformation from the very blonde character she played in Wolf of Wall Street but she showed off a very new, very dark and tousled hair style… stunning!
Quite excited about the news of a new reality competition style program called Hair
BBC Three will be following eight different competitors over 6 episodes that will showcase young British armature hair stylists.
Judges will include Royal Hairdresser Denise McAdam and Alain Pichon who has styled Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and Claudia Schiffer.
How refreshing will it be to see some up and coming hair stylists show off their talents rather than the usual and slightly dull singing or dancing competitions that we are so used to being bombarded with.
I think this is a show I may well be gripped to and can hopefully take some inspiration from.