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Racoon Hair Extensions (Keratin Bonded)

Consultation

The consultation will include an informative discussion with a written quotation and advice on whether the service is right for you. Olivia will advise you on the most suitable colours and length for you. It is advisable for the client to avail of the free test extensions prior to having the extensions applied. This will help determine if extensions are right for you.

Why test extensions are important

It is recommended you have test extensions applied prior you the application for two reasons. Firstly to test for any irritation to your scalp, and secondly to test your hair for instability. Successfully testing your hair is not conculsive that your hair is suitable for hair extensions, however it is a good indication we can proceed. At the follow-up appointment, Olivia will recheck the extensions, show you how to blow-dry and style them and answer any queries you may have. It is important the client checks the hair on a regular basis in the first month for excessive hair shedding. It is highly unlikely your hair is unstable, but it is worth checking.

Natural Hair Shedding

It is useful to understand your natural hair shedding process. When we use hair extensions, your hair will shed as normal in the same way it does without using extensions. The average person sheds between 100 and 150 hairs per day, so when extensions are applied, you will notice the hair will remove itself from the scalp, but still be attached to the bond. If a client is concerned and feels they are shedding above the average, they should consult Olivia as soon as possible. Normally the reason for this is the client is going through their molting cycle, where we tend to lose more hair to make room for new hair. During this cycle, it is recommended the extensions to be removed immediately and reapplied when molting ends.

Professionally Applied Hair Extensions

Applying hair extensions professionally using excellent quality hair and skill in the weight and positioning are essential elements of professionally applied hair extensions. Clients should research carefully before they decide to appoint someone to apply the extensions. It is important the stylist applying your extensions is fully qualified, as this could make the difference in how long your extensions last.

Hair extensions are extremely popular and are available in a wide range of colours, textures and quality. At Olivias Hair Design, only the best quality human hair is used. With Olivias skills, the final result will look completely natural that no-one should be able to tell you are wearing them. In fact, the popularity of human hair extensions has grown to such an extent in UK, many celebrities are rarely seen without them. Clients mostly use the extensions to thicken, lengthen or simply add colour to their existing hair.

Application and hair available

Natural Human hair extensions are the most popular form of extensions, simply because they look and feel so natural and are so easy to wear. Olivia chooses to use the natural bond system because she feels it is the safest method for the clients hair. When it comes to removing the extensions, the removing solution is applied to the bonds, which turns it to powder, which is then combed out easily with no discomfort to the client, and no damage to the client’s natural hair.

Each individual extension is carefully colour matched as it is applied, ensuring the extensions blend into your existing natural highlights or pre-coloured hair. An advantage to using this technique is that, unlike some extension systems, we do not use pre-bonded hair, therefore we can precisely choose the size of extension and the exact colour we wish to apply. As 100% human hair is used, Olivia can normally reuse most of the hair at the maintenance appointment, meaning it saves you money to maintain your look.

European Hair

The ultimate in hair quality and the number 1 choice of Racoon clients worldwide. The award winning Euro Hair feels as natural as your own hair, it can be curled, straightened, coloured up to 6% and even permed. The Euro Hair is remy, root point coorect and cuticle intact which gives it the smoothest silky feeling.

Standard Hair

A good quality alternative, although its only available in 20" and requires regular maintenence. This hair can be styled and curled, however its not recommended you use heated appliances on this hair on a regular basis.

Synthetic Hair

This type of hair is usually used for its funky colour range, and a more temporary use or for flashes of colour. As the hair cannot be curled or heated appliances used, it is not recommended for a full head application.

Olivia recommends having the Racoon extensions applied at least one month prior to your wedding day, so you are happy with the look and are comfortable wearing them.