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MWAH Bournemouth of Westbourne’s Owner & Make Up Artist Simone Thomas Talks About Hair Extensions
MWAH Bournemouth of Westbourne’s Owner & Make Up Artist Simone Thomas Talks About Hair Extensions & The Different Types Of Hair Extension Application They Use At MWAH – Having That Fantastic Celebrity Look Doesn’t Have To Cost The Earth!
So Simone, We Hear That You Have Two Fantastic Hair Extension Application Methods On Offer At MWAH
Yes, having worn hair extensions for years, I have tried all the different application methods, and spent a small fortune at some of the top salons in London. Three things that I found in common were that they took a long time to put in and remove, the hair didn’t stay silky and smooth, especially towards the ‘end’ of the cycle (when it was renewal time) and the bonds damaged my own new hair re-growth. After lots of research I found two new methods of application which would address these areas of concern and they are the only two methods of application we use here exclusively at MWAH Bournemouth of Westbourne.
So Simone What Are These Two Methods You Use For Your Clients?
The first one is the Transformation Connections System. They have been designed specifically to enhance your natural hair with added volume, texture, colour and length. The Transformation Connections combine only the finest quality 100% Remy human hair with a revolutionary new type of assemblage combining the ring and hair in one streamlined design. They attach gently onto your natural hair, using no adhesive, heat, beads or solvents like other traditional methods yet hold securely between your maintenance visits. The ring is covered completely with hair on the inside and the outside which helps to blend them in. Traditionally the ‘bonds’ can be visible when your hair parts or you have thin hair and tie it back. With this new system that problem is eradicated because the ‘bond’ is totally covered by hair. Besides the fact that the corners are rounded and colour matched to the hair, the hair on the inside prevents any damage to your natural hair. This system is fantastic value for money too because the hair can be reused for at least one year. Due to the fact that the hair is of such a high quality, the hair will not matt or frizz (as long as you look after it like it was your own hair) and because when you come in for your quarterly maintenance the hair can be re-used thus reducing the need to purchase new hair, helping to keep the overall costs down over the course of the year. You only have to pay for your maintenance visit for the rest of the year not the hair again! The Transformation Connections were developed by hairdressers for hairdressers, because it is they that know what they want to work with and what their clients expect and want to achieve with regards to their hair and the ‘look’. This System is only available exclusively at MWAH in the area. Celebrities who use this hair extension method are Cher Lloyd, Pixie Lott, Nicola Mclean and Amy Childs!
So Simone How Long Does It Take To Put Them In & Remove Them?
A full head of hair extensions can be put in, in under two hours and can be removed in ten minutes! How fantastic is that?!?
Simone, What Exactly Is Remy Cuticle Hair, And Why Is It Important To Have Good Quality Hair?
Remy cuticle hair is the finest quality you can find for any hair type. Remy Cuticle hair means that all the cuticles are sorted in the same direction, making it tangle free hair that is easy to brush comb, and style and that all the cuticles are intact which makes it less likely to tangle, is more durable and reflects a natural shine. There are plenty of companies out there selling ‘100% human hair’ and less than 50% of it is natural human hair, there is no regulation and it’s a shame because people can be duped into spending money on inferior products.
Simone, What Is The Other Hair Extension Method You Use Exclusively At MWAH?
We use the Cold Fusion Bonding method at MWAH which is a new and gentler method of application to the hair. This method uses a keratin-based polymer to attach extensions to the root. As this method uses no heat, it is very good for fine or thin hair. The polymer offers more flexibility than hot-glue, and results in more natural-feeling hair. The cold fusion procedure is a new technology that utilises ultrasound waves rather than heat to bond each extension to existing hair. The absence of heat allows us to bond extensions closer to the scalp, which creates a more invisible bond. Cold Fusion is also the preferred method when bonding extensions to coloured or chemically treated hair, because it is so gentle.
The earlier hot fusion method requires a special heated tool known as a hot fusion connector to melt the bond into the hair for it to adhere securely. The tool will not allow for extensions to be added near the scalp due to the heat. With cold fusion, however, the bond is attached with a polymer that isn't affected be heat. Cold fusion will allow for addition of extensions in the front of the head. With cold fusion, you can wash and style your hair as you normally would.
What Are The Benefits Of This Method Of Application Simone?
Other benefits include adding more volume to thinning hair. Women experiencing alopecia, like I have done in the past, can now have hair extensions bonded directly to their fragile and thinning hair, effectively filling out the scalp with beautiful real hair. In addition, topical hair re-growth solutions such as minoxidil can still be applied without concern. One especially wonderful benefit of this new Cold Fusion technology due to its ability to bond very close to the scalp, is helping chemotherapy patients feel like themselves again, while looking more normal. Hair extensions can be bonded to the short and newly re-growing hair of people who have undergone chemotherapy, giving them a full head of real hair without the use of wigs.
Other benefits of cold fusion hair extensions method are:
§ Technique lasts 2-4 months
§ A free flowing and natural finish.
§ Works well when adding both volume and/or length to hair
§ Cold Fusion works great for short hair because it can be applied closer to your scalp!
§ This method isn’t affected by heat from hair dryers or styling irons.
Celebrities that use the Cold Fusion Bonding Method include Cheryl Cole & Katie Price.
Simone, You Have Really Done Your Homework When Offering Hair Extensions To A Wide Variety Of Clients.
Yes, I think we have covered all the bases here at MWAH. MWAH was born out of being able to help people with hair issues such as alopecia, thinning hair and for people who have suffered hair loss through chemotherapy. Because our business is based around helping people through the difficult times and to help restore their confidence. It would be incredibly misguided to offer hair extensions that are harmful to the natural hair. We like to spend time with our clients talking through what it is they want to achieve with regards to their hair and then to make their dreams into a reality. We like to inform our clients of the latest technological advancements and that is why we take the time in free no obligation consultations.
If you require further information on any services or treatments we have available, or wish to book an appointment, please call Simone at MWAH on 01202 760003 or visit the website www.mwahbournemouth.co.uk