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Tips On Choosing A Hair Extension Specialist

13 June;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Tips On Choosing A Hair Extension Specialist

Hair extensions are a great way of changing your look without having to wait months and months for your hair to grow. Lots of women long for long, luscious locks but simply can’t get their hair to grow longer than shoulder-length. This can be really frustrating, and since hair typically grows only a miserly ½ inch a month you could be waiting a long time to get the hair you really want.

This is why a lot of people opt for hair extensions to give them the look they want instantly. Once you have made the decision to have hair extension you need to choose a stylist you can trust to achieve the best results for your lifestyle, hair type and desired results.

As with most things in life, with hair extensions you really do get what you pay for. If you want the most realistic extensions that are going to last the longest without causing any damage to your natural hair then you need to be prepared to potentially pay a lot of money. You can do extensions on the cheap by compromising on the quality of the hair and the health of your natural hair, but it really isn’t worth it. You want your extensions to look like your own hair so you need to opt for real human hair and not synthetic hair which looks cheap and tacky.

With hair extensions you need to be prepared to make a commitment. Not only will the application process cost you a considerable amount of money if you want it to look good, it also takes many hours (in some cases you will be sat in the chair for a good 5 hours!) and you will also need to make regular maintenance trips to the salon every 6 weeks or so to ensure that everything is ok with the extensions.

Since you are paying a lot of money you want to make sure that the job is done properly. To find the best salon and stylist for you, you need to research your local area and ask for recommendations from people you know that have had extensions put in. The best way to find a good stylist is on another person’s good recommendation so make sure you ask around.

You need to have done your homework on what sort of extensions you want and your preferred method of attachment as most salons will only have facilities for a certain method of extensions. You need to choose a salon and a stylist who has experience with the kind of extensions you are looking for and book in for a free initial consultation. During the consultation the stylist should always make an assessment of your hair to see if it is suitable for hair extensions and talk to you about your lifestyle and may have valuable comments to make of things you haven’t ever considered before. For example, if you lead an active lifestyle in terms of sport, extensions may take up more of your time than you are willing to give up, and you also need to understand that extensions will not last as long if you are the sort of person who washes their hair a lot.

A good hair extension specialist should discuss the various types of hair that can be used and recommend the most appropriate method of application for your lifestyle. It is likely that a stylist will specialise in one method of attachment so it is important to find out which one your stylist has experience in.

The lifetime and care of the hair extensions should also be discussed during the consultation. Depending on the type of extensions used, the length of time they will last will vary. Care of extensions is very important as good care can help to extend the lifetime period. The biggest threats to hair extensions are heat from hair driers and other heated appliances, over-frequent washing and vigorous brushing.

The best way to get the best out of your human hair extensions is to find a stylist that you trust and as Inanch Emir at Inanch recently won UK Hair Extensionist of the Year and her salon was awarded Great Lengths Hair Extensions Salon of the Year at the prestigious Great Lengths 2010 Awards you can be sure she knows what she’s doing. With over 12 years of experience in the specialist field of hair extensions, Inanch delivers exceptional results every time. Inanch’s clientele a-list includes Hollywood actress Mischa Barton and model and socialite Peaches Geldof to name but a few, and keeps growing all the time.

For a full list of hair extension services available at Inanch London please visit their website.

 
 

5 Handy Hints for Choosing a Fun Halloween Wig

30 March;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

5 Handy Hints for Choosing a Fun Halloween Wig

Article by Candice McInnes







The time for some Halloween wig ideas is almost upon us again. How time does fly!

Halloween is one of the best times of the year. You get to relive the child in you. Who says that only kids are allowed to wear outrageous Halloween costumes to collect candies over a trick or treat? Both young ones and young once can do it, besides it only happens once a year.

To stand out on a Halloween party, you should wear a matching wig for your Halloween costume to give you that eye-catching appeal and make everyone envious.

However, while there are an abundance of great choices available, there are also thousands of lame ones. In fact, many stores offer cheap wigs for Halloween, taking advantage of the fact that Halloween is getting nearer and many shoppers would buy costumes and wigs not only for the kids, but teens as well.

Always consider the following when browsing around the thousands of choices.

Wig Texture

A wig that doesn’t look like one will give you a stunning look. Wig texture may make or break your Halloween party outfit. So to make sure you get that desired look, consider buying one that looks like real hair. If it is really high quality, people might even think you are not wearing a wig at all.

Material of the Wig

Make sure that the material used are synthetic materials which cannot be easily worn out. Investing in a sturdy wig is worth it. You may even use it again after a year or so. So when you are looking for a Hannah Montana wig or Dora the Explorer wig for your kid, check the wig material.

Size of the Wig

If you are to use a wig, make it a point that it really fits your head. An ill-fitting wig will make you look awkward, and may ruin your entire Halloween party experience. So be sure to check on the size, because in this case size really does matter.

Color

Depending on what character you want to imitate for the Halloween party, the wig color is nothing but very important. If you want to be a rocker dude then choose a vibrant red or purple one. If you want to be a witch, try a salt and pepper colored wig. You should never take the wig color for granted as it is also one important thing you should consider when buying one for yourself or for your kids.

Online Wig Stores

You can also visit web sites wherein you can find a set of good Halloween wigs at very reasonable prices. It is different of course in online shopping because you are only allowed to browse and see pictures of the wig, but would not assess it physically. However, the advantage of online shopping is that there are a lot to choose from, and there are so many online stores to visit. In many cases you can also find comments from buyers and these will also help a lot.

Finding the right wig that will match your Halloween costume can be easy if you would set your own standards and at the same time not spend too much money on it. It is a lot of advantage if you will become a wise-shopper nowadays. Buying a good quality of wig now will means you can wear it again at another time in the future.

All you need to do is to find a good site, check through some of their inventory, and you will quickly see that it is not difficult to come up with some excellent Halloween wig ideas.

Most importantly… Have Fun!



About the Author

Candice is an Internet entrepreneur and full time author. You can visit her website for tons of information on Minka Lavery lighting fixtures, fittings and accessories.

 
 

Choosing The Right Hair Extension Salon.

30 March;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Choosing The Right Hair Extension Salon.

Article by suzlar







Hair extensions can be very costly and can potentially take a long time to be fitted, therefore it is essential to visit a reputable salon. All permanent forms of hair extension should be fitted by a trained professional, as ill-fitting extensions can cause damage to the natural hair. Choosing the right hair extension salon is almost as important as choosing the right sort of extensions. A good stylist can make the difference between the hair of your dreams and nightmare hair, so it is important to get it right.

Once you have made the decision to have hair extensions, you expect them to look amazing once they are in and this process takes time. You also want them to look as natural as possible and this requires the highest quality hair and this costs money. Hair extensions are a great way of transforming your look into something completely different and in order to get results you need to go to a reputable salon that specialises in extensions.

So how do you choose the right salon? As the demand for high-quality hair extensions has hit an all time increase in recent years, the demand has been met by hundreds of salons who have realised the lucrative potential of offering such a service. With so many options flooding the marketplace it makes choosing the right hair extension salon a tricky decision. Apart from the obvious things that need to be taken into consideration such as the quality of the hair used, the experience of the hair technicians and method, there are other factors that need to be assessed during the consultation stage to help make the decision a little easier.

You need to assess the overall quality of the salon itself. The salon should be clean and comfortable, if it does not fulfil these requirements then take your business elsewhere. If a salon look clean and tidy it generally shows that there is an agenda for hygiene and proper sanitation. A clean salon conveys a message to the clients that the salon and its employees take pride in what they do and maintain clean and tidy work areas. This should mean that this pride flows over into how well all services are coordinated and performed.

You will want to make sure that the price offered by the salon is competitive. That is why it is a good idea to visit several salons and see how much they quote you before deciding on a final salon. When it comes to hair extensions, you probably won’t have any idea of the price before the consultation stage. Most salons will tailor-make the price depending on the client’s individual needs. Most salons will charge by the strand so depending on how much hair you want and how long you want it, the price may change. If a client has thick hair they will need more hair to make it look natural, whereas if a client has thin hair they may not need so much, unless they want extra thickness.

The level of customer service is another thing you should look out for when choosing a hair extension salon. Great customer service is measure on how well a salon exceeds the needs of its clients. First impressions really do count. As a customer you want to feel welcomed and at ease as soon as you step into the salon. Even beforehand in some cases, things like if the staff helpful on the phone can make a big difference. You want the stylist to be willing to listen to you and be confident in answering any questions you may have. For a lot of people, getting hair extensions is unknown territory; therefore you would want to be made to feel relaxed and confident in the abilities of the stylist.

As you are likely to be sat in the chair for a good few hours, you want to feel comfortable and able to make conversation with the person attending to your hair. Any little extras like a free drink or a full range of glossy magazines to keep you entertained are all things that will make your time spent in the salon that bit more special.

You will know when you’ve found the right hair extension salon. You will feel confident, relaxed and excited about the prospect of your new look. Inanch Emir of Inanch London has over 12 years of experience in the specialist field of hair extensions and delivers exceptional results every time. Inanch’s clientele a-list includes Hollywood actress Mischa Barton and model and socialite Peaches Geldof to name but a few, and it keeps growing all the time. Just to prove how good she really is, she recently won UK Hair Extensionist of the Year and her salon was awarded Great Lengths Hair Extensions Salon of the Year at the prestigious Great Lengths 2010 Awards.

For a full list of hair extension services available at Inanch London click here.



About the Author

suzlar writes for inanch

 
 

Choosing Between Human Hair Wigs And Synthetic Hair Wigs

30 March;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Choosing Between Human Hair Wigs And Synthetic Hair Wigs

The debate on human hair wigs has been going on for a long time now with people still indecisive about human hair or synthetic wigs. Human hair wigs have some salient advantages that synthetic hair wigs do not offer and hence are preferred by wig wearers.

 

Hair is one of the most important aspects of one’s personality and either heightens the overall look of the person or mars it completely. As long as you are blessed with good hair the discussion of a wig generally does not arise. But if due to some reasons your crowning glory is not what you would wish it to be, human hair wigs can come to your rescue.

 

The market has been flooded with synthetic hair wigs for many years but since the introduction of human hair wigs, wearers have made an obvious choice and switched preferences. The first most obvious advantage is the longevity of the wig. Compared to a synthetic one you can expect your human hair wig to last longer. Apart from the longevity the second most crucial feature that human hair wigs can offer you is that on these wigs you can do any styling you wish. Curling, hot rolls, straightening, blow drying and just about any styling is possible as you are dealing with real human hair. Whereas in synthetic hair wigs your styling options are quite limited as the texture would not be tolerant to heat.

 

Another aspect of human hair wigs that you would appreciate is that they can be dyed too. Obviously not as frequently as natural hair, but you can dye them some times to just change your look. As human hair wigs are not sensitive to heat you do not need to exercise special care and caution near appliances with excessive heat like a barbeque etc as unlike synthetic hair wigs these wigs are as tolerant to heat as our natural hair are. Other than actually getting burnt, the wig is as safe as could be.

 

Compared to synthetic hair wigs human hair wigs feel more natural and comfortable. The feel when you touch and see them is comparatively more natural. Now it is very easy to have a new look every day thanks to lovely wigs. Apart from the cosmetic aspects human hair wigs are also comparatively healthier for your scalp as they let the scalp breathe freely.

 

Another very important aspect to be considered is that with human hair wigs the scope of developing an allergic reaction is negligible as all natural products are used. Whereas in synthetic hair wigs you may develop an allergic reaction to any substance used in manufacturing it and all your money would go down the drain, not to talk about the discomfort you would have to face. It is simply not worth compromising with your health and comfort just for a few dollars.

 

The only catch that people may feel is that since human hair wigs are obviously a better option they are slightly more expensive than synthetic hair wigs. But if you take into account all the positive aspects of wigs in account there is simply no debate on which is a better choice. Human hair wigs are a sure-shot value for money and this is one investment you would not regret making.

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Best Tips For Choosing Wigs

30 March;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Best Tips For Choosing Wigs

These days’ people are constantly changing their appearance, hair style, clothes and accessories. Even unusual wigs with different hair styles are greatly in demand these days. Wigs can be used by people who are bald, those who have thin and fragile hair and those who want to change their appearance and even by artists and movie stars.

So, now let me tell you about some important things that you need to consider before purchasing suitable wigs for yourself.

1. Choose a wig according to your face structure
These days in the market you can find wigs in different colors, lengths and forms, but it is often appropriate to select a wig that suits your face cut. People who have a square shaped jaw line should select a wig that swings towards their face while those who have a round shaped face should go for longer hair wigs.

2. Consider your own style
If you want to purchase a wig that matches your own style then you really have to carry out a through search of the market. Some best styles that you can consider are wavy, long, short, straight, curly and sleek hair. You can even consult your hair stylist about the wig that would be appropriate for you.

3. Always choose good quality wigs
Although branded wigs are costly but they are made of good quality hair that is long lasting. Find out about the brands available in the market and also enquire which are the best and the worst amongst them. Good quality hair wigs will make your hair look real, lustrous and shiny.

4. Consider your budget
It is often seen that Synthetic hair wigs are less expensive than the wigs made up of real hair. If you want to buy synthetic hair wigs then you can get it very cheaply but a human wig of a good brand can cost you around 50 dollars.

5. Types of wigs available in the market
These days a variety of wigs are available in the market which can be used for different purposes. Some are used for fashion purpose while others are used to cover a bald head. Some of the most admired wigs are Half Wigs, Synthetic Wigs, Costume Wigs, Human Hair Wigs, European Wigs, Monofilament Wigs and European Wigs.

I am sure the above stated tips would provide you adequate information through which you can easily choose them according to your requirements.

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Tips in Choosing a Good Hair Straightener

30 March;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Tips in Choosing a Good Hair Straightener

Article by Syed Irfan







The hair is considered as one’s crowning glory. Hair care has always been as essential as taking care of one’s body. With today’s technology and medical advancements, hair care products and hair straightening products have been continuously developed to match everyone’s hair care needs.

According to a report by the Global Industry Analysts, it is estimated that the world market for hair care products will reach approximately US.5 billion by 2010. Among the many hair care products and gadgets, hair straighteners are expected to place a big chunk on these values. Hair straightening products and gadgets have been a staple in every woman’s dresser to achieve a sleek and chic straight look without the effort of going to a salon. Nowadays, apart from women, men also have become more conscious of the look of their hair and devote some of their resources in relatively cheap and good hair straightening products to cut the high costs of going to a professional hair straightener.

But what does one really have to know in looking for a good hair straightener? Here are some tips in choosing a good hair straightening product or gadget.

SafeWith the different hair straightening products and gadgets out there, one should be careful in choosing safe products that will not severely damage not only the hair but also the scalp. One should avoid hair products that contain sodium hydroxide or alkali creams for it has a tendency to seriously damage the scalp and skin which may even result to dermatitis. Several reports suggests that bisulfite or curl relaxers are, so far, the safest hair straightening products.

VersatilityOne should choose a good hair straightener that can work on both wet and dry hair. User reviews recommend ceramic straighteners because they aren’t as prone to chipping or cracking as to metal and glass hair straighteners. A few ceramic hair straighteners have coated paddles that help prevent scorching or burning hair color. There are also those that help reduce styling product side effects or build ups.

Aside from the versatility of a wet and dry hair straightener, one should also take into consideration the versatility of the product to different hair textures. Some have very coarse, thick, and curly hair while some have bleached, thin, and damaged hair. Hair care professionals have set different standard temperatures of hair straightening irons on different hair textures. It is recommended to look for hair irons that have adjustable temperature features.

Long-Lasting EffectThough most hair straighteners produce almost the same results, the difference lies in the lasting effect it gives to the hair. Ceramic straighteners are developed in such a way that heat is more evenly distributed than metal straighteners. The even heat distribution results to a smoother straightened style. Ceramic straighteners also aren’t as susceptible to chipping or cracking as metal and glass straighteners.

Aside from these buying tips, for a good hair straightener to live a longer life and work consistently, one should also give utmost care like what they do to their hair. As what is usually written on the instruction manual on hair straightening irons which is worth repeating, it should be unplugged after every use. After unplugging, let the iron cool enough to touch and clean the plate with a washcloth with alcohol. The washcloth is recommended for the first rubbing because it works well on a rougher surface and can help dislodge any hair-styling product that may have dried on the plates. Afterwhich, the plates should be cleaned from excess alcohol using a cotton ball with warm water. After cleaning, the power cord should also be kept together and not wrapped around the iron.



About the Author

I’m Syed Irfan. I window shop online to find the latest and hottest trends and gadgets and all the best deals that go with it. I know where to shop for what and I love to share my opinions and findings. If you found the above article useful, please visit my web site http://www.thehairstraightenerreviews.com to find out more.

 
 

Choosing a Wig That Perfectly Fits You

30 March;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Choosing a Wig That Perfectly Fits You

Wigs are one of the most important elements in fashion. Hairstylists use wigs to enhance the character portrayal of artists. Kids and young adults wear wigs during holiday celebrations. In the United States, wigs are most commonly purchased during the Halloween season. Wigs also have practical functions for cancer and alopecia patients. They cover thinning hairlines and bald heads.

Wigs come in an array of styles, lengths, and colors. Are you planning to buy a wig? Here are some important considerations in choosing a perfectly-fitting wig.

First, determine the purpose and function of the wig you want. Are you going to use it as part of a costume or as a daily fashion statement? This determines the kind and type of wig you need. Manufacturers produce two kinds of wigs: human hair and synthetic wigs. Human hair wigs are composed of natural human hair strands. On the other hand, synthetic hair strands are made up of artificial hair. They have processed hair strands of horses, buffalo, and yaks.

Human hair wigs are more expensive than synthetic ones. In the United States, hair boutiques may charge up to thousands of dollars for human hair wigs, like Motown Tress wigs. Nevertheless, human hair wigs are more durable and long-lasting than synthetic ones. They last for three to six years. Fashion experts recommend human hair wigs for regular use. Aside from durability, these wigs can be styled in a variety of ways. Human hair wigs can be ironed, curled, and blow-dried. They retain the fine and smooth texture of hair strands. Synthetic wigs are highly-recommended for occasional use.

Second, determine your facial structure and shape. You cannot simply opt for a bob cut-style wig or a wig with long hair strands. Your wig must match your facial shape. For instance, a round face can be enhanced by a wig with a thick top. Those with wide foreheads are recommended to use wigs with bangs. Service personnel in hair salons that offer wigs such as Motown Tress wigs assist customers in choosing an appropriate wig.

Third, measure your head size accurately. Perfectly-fitting wigs appear like naturally-grown hair. The cap must firmly hold the wig in place. Hair boutiques follow specific standards of measurement for wigs, like Motown Tress wigs. Wig sizes are divided into categories: ultra petite, petite, average, and large cap wigs. Most hair boutiques have size customization services.

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Wigs – Choosing And Caring For A Wig

30 March;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Wigs – Choosing And Caring For A Wig

Article by Judy Parker







Why do people wear wigs? There are several reasons and the most relevant reason is to hide a bald head and show a stylish, fashionable and aesthetic profile. Wigs are mostly made of horse-hair, human hair or synthetic hair. Wig is a short form for the 17th century English word “periwig”. Actors wear wigs to get the nearest resemblance to the character they portray. Wigs have been used since ancient times. Egyptians used wigs to protect their clean shaven head from the sun. Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians and Assyrians also used wigs for style and to cover their head.

Wigs contain the cap which is its base, where the hair is attached. Caps are available in different types and hair is stuck to the cap using numerous different techniques. Hair is attached in wefts on the wig. Hair strings doubled over and closely sewn together in longer strands is the process by which wigs are made.

Wigs made from human hair have a very natural look. Depending upon the personal tastes, the human hair wigs can be colored, styled, cut or “permed”. These wigs need lot of care and they are more expensive. Similar to human hair, the wigs are also to be cleaned with shampoo, dried, and conditioned to preserve its natural look and feel. People who do not have the time or inclination to do these chores have the option of a synthetic blend wig resembling human hair.

Most of the good quality synthetic wigs are identical to human hair wigs. They are not very expensive and need very little care and maintenance. The synthetic wig retains the curl, wave, texture and volume due to the “memory” of the monofilament fiber hair. They get damaged when hair dryers, curling irons or hot rollers are used to get a wave.

What should be the correct size of the wig? Most of the wigs fit a head circumference of 21.5 inches to 22.5 inches. The wig should be worn on the natural hairline, nearly four fingers above the eyebrows. In the back, pull down the wig to the natural hairline. Using the elastic tab and Velcro provided in the back, adjust the wig to get a comfortable and secure fit.

Nearly 10 to 30 percent of excess hair is provided in most wigs so it is advisable to avail the services of a professional hair stylist to fine tune the wig so that it suits your features and gives a stylish look.

The wigs should be stored on a wig stand or a mannequin when it is not used so that the shape is properly preserved.

Perspiration, environment and lifestyle are some of the factors to be taken into account when deciding the frequency of cleaning the wig. Normally it is advisable to clean the wig after a fortnight’s use. Strictly follow the guidelines given by the manufacturer, for cleaning and conditioning the wig.

There are special styling accessories such as conditioners, hair sprays and shampoos to keep the wig clean. Cool water should be used to rinse the wig after the conditioning process. Leave the wig to dry naturally and avoid scrubbing the wig.



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Wigs – Choosing And Caring For A Wig

30 March;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Wigs – Choosing And Caring For A Wig

Why do people wear wigs? There are several reasons and the most relevant reason is to hide a bald head and show a stylish, fashionable and aesthetic profile. Wigs are mostly made of horse-hair, human hair or synthetic hair. Wig is a short form for the 17th century English word “periwig”. Actors wear wigs to get the nearest resemblance to the character they portray. Wigs have been used since ancient times. Egyptians used wigs to protect their clean shaven head from the sun. Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians and Assyrians also used wigs for style and to cover their head.

Wigs contain the cap which is its base, where the hair is attached. Caps are available in different types and hair is stuck to the cap using numerous different techniques. Hair is attached in wefts on the wig. Hair strings doubled over and closely sewn together in longer strands is the process by which wigs are made.

Wigs made from human hair have a very natural look. Depending upon the personal tastes, the human hair wigs can be colored, styled, cut or “permed”. These wigs need lot of care and they are more expensive. Similar to human hair, the wigs are also to be cleaned with shampoo, dried, and conditioned to preserve its natural look and feel. People who do not have the time or inclination to do these chores have the option of a synthetic blend wig resembling human hair.

Most of the good quality synthetic wigs are identical to human hair wigs. They are not very expensive and need very little care and maintenance. The synthetic wig retains the curl, wave, texture and volume due to the “memory” of the monofilament fiber hair. They get damaged when hair dryers, curling irons or hot rollers are used to get a wave.

What should be the correct size of the wig? Most of the wigs fit a head circumference of 21.5 inches to 22.5 inches. The wig should be worn on the natural hairline, nearly four fingers above the eyebrows. In the back, pull down the wig to the natural hairline. Using the elastic tab and Velcro provided in the back, adjust the wig to get a comfortable and secure fit.

Nearly 10 to 30 percent of excess hair is provided in most wigs so it is advisable to avail the services of a professional hair stylist to fine tune the wig so that it suits your features and gives a stylish look.

The wigs should be stored on a wig stand or a mannequin when it is not used so that the shape is properly preserved.

Perspiration, environment and lifestyle are some of the factors to be taken into account when deciding the frequency of cleaning the wig. Normally it is advisable to clean the wig after a fortnight’s use. Strictly follow the guidelines given by the manufacturer, for cleaning and conditioning the wig.

There are special styling accessories such as conditioners, hair sprays and shampoos to keep the wig clean. Cool water should be used to rinse the wig after the conditioning process. Leave the wig to dry naturally and avoid scrubbing the wig.

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