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September 2014


HABIA give their CPD approval to the Remi Cachet training courses

HABIA have awarded CPD accreditation for two Remi Cachet hair extension training courses: Mini Tip™  & Stick Tip training or Hot & Cold Fusion training.    Both are two-day courses by professional educators and with a good balance of theory and practical with the second day including a live model assessment.

As an authoritative voice in the hair industry, HABIA’s approval is highly sought sending a strong message to stylists that Remi Cachet’s training is to a high standard.

As founder Victoria Lynch, explains further “As a relatively new hair extension brand we are keen to keep moving forward and seek industry acceptance that our work meets regularity standards so that our stylists can have ever confidence when signing up for a course that they will have a thorough and competent training programme.  We are so proud to have achieved this already and will continue to deliver fun training to equip extensionists with the skills to create beautiful transformations.”

All training is aimed at stylists with a minimum NVQL2 qualification and will take them through every aspect of their chosen application method including consultation, application, removal, maintenance & troubleshooting.   Training can be either in Centre (Leeds, Stockton, Bristol) or in salon.
Prices for the course start at Stick & Mini Tip ™ are from £895 + VAT including a full training kit for In Centre.  Additional stylists prices from £250+VAT.
Hot & Cold Fusion training starts from £1,095 + VAT

Each of these training courses will earn stylists 15 CPD points towards their annual development.
Once delegates have successfully passed these courses, they may go on to additional one-day courses for weft and tape hair extensions; to offer choice to their clients and keep developing their skills.

To find out more about training with Remi Cachet on any of their application methods head to Salon International Stand M160 or give the team a bell on 01642 867213


Hair Tips Trends

With just a little … you can create such an big effect

When you think of hair extensions most people tend to think full heads of long hair with plenty of volume, but with just a few strands your tresses can be transformed.   So if you’re new to hair extensions this is a great way to introduce you to them – see how comfortable they are, learn how to care for them and enjoy a new look.     Below, two of our amazing Remi Cachet extensionists used only a mere 50 strands of extensions to change their clients.

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   Tag Hair Design (@taghairdesign)  filled out the sides to give a little length to form a perfect long bob and also add some volume.  The extensions are a perfect colour match to the client’s own hair.
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Butterfly Hair (@butterflyhairhr) mixed the client’s own hair with a few blonde highlights; the end look adds length and looks so natural you wouldn’t know these were extensions.




The current hair trend by celebs is the ‘lob’  with Emma Stone the latest to be sporting this look and helping the trend continue.  Others include our Hair Icon Alexa Chung and Scarlett Johannson with their more messy undone versions.   With a handful of extensions added to create just a little bit of volume, movement and texture to help hold the style here.


Ice Maidens brighten up these dark nights

So the warm autumn hues are not for you, and your winter mantra is ice queen then take some inspiration from these celebs who pull off the cool shades to brighten up the darker days.

Pop Queen Rita Ora’s champagne locks are becoming part of her fashion statements and signature look.  Ever changing we love her long volumous tousselled look from this weeks #LondonFashionWeek Stella McCartney Party.

Girls star Zosia Mamet isn’t afraid of baring her roots for that grunge effect and the hue is clean and smooth – try Morocan Oil’s Hydrating Styling Cream to achieve this.

Finally it’s our #scd star Pixie Lott with lots of fine hair she uses extensions to help boost her volume and add a little length.   We are sure we will see lots more hair pieces over the coming weeks of the show.

Getting the right blonde shade can be tricky so chat it through with your stylist and try using the Colour Ring in good light to check the colour against your skin tone and eyes.  Maybe also chat through your winter wardrobe colours to co-ordinate and make sure you don’t look too washed out. Using a couple of blonde extension colours blended is a great way to help give some warmth and look natural.

More ice queen icons include Fearne Cotton, Reece Witherspoon and Gwen Stefani.

And if you fancy adding some pastel hues for fun these can look really good with blonde hair but check with your stylist first to make sure your extensions can work with a colour rub.

All complete and not a mention of our Frozen star Elsa … oops!


Fall in love with Autumn shades

Big colour changes tend to be twice a year – New Year and Autumn so with summer now fading we can get excited about a new hue and have fun with some gorgeously rich shades.   Darker colour can make us feel warm but it’s essential to get it right and work with your skin tone, eye colour and wardrobe.

Kendall Jenner sports rich browns that match her eyes and olive skin.
If you don’t want to go too dark straight away, you can always talk to your stylist about doing this gradually.  Look to Alexa Chung for how to wear ombre or the more subtle sombre trend. Don’t forget to read our earlier blog about chocolate shades for some more inspiration.

Taylor Swift sports the bronde (mix of blonde and brown) very well to be an ashier more natural tone.

Red heads like Emma Stone shine in this season and this undone look easily carries a few shorter highlights and roots.
Strong copper shades can carry blonde highlights really well – have a try!

For the most natural looks always use a professional stylist who can talk you through the colour swatches of hair extensions and create a look just right for you.

If warm is not your thing and ice queen is the look you want, then keep your eyes peeled for next weeks blog …

Hair Tips

Has your hair got post summer blues?

We’ve had a brilliant summer but despite our best intentions hands up if you haven’t looked after your tresses as well as you should have.  Yep, we all do it.  Summer fun can leave our locks very dry and in need of some attention before we mention those autumn and winter days.  So here’s a helpful plan to get your locks back on track.

First up is to give your tresses a through wash to make remove all product residues.   Try the Remi Cachet Pre Shampoo  for this and follow with a good conditioner or treat yourself to a Hair Mask such as Morrocan Oil’s Light Hydrating Mask – amazing just keep it away from the bonds! We would also recommend the Additional Lengths Vitamin Treatment leave-in spray for some extra conditioning tlc.

Next up you need a good amount of YOU TIME so catch up TV is a must (We’re Breaking Bad addicts and Orange is the New Black is up next!) So it’s all about the brushing and detangling try the fabulous Tangle Teezer to maintain your locks; working in small sections and brushing the ends first before working up the hair lengths. Tangled and matted bonds are a clear indication of unloved hair extensions and can cause you and your extensionist a nightmare when it comes to removal so take the time now to make sure your bonds are separated!.

Last but not least, get yourself an appointment with your favourite Extensionist for a healthy trim and maintenance check. Find a stylists near you here!

Looking after your hair extensions will allow you to keep them in for longer and possibly even re-apply them. So keep up with your new regime and swish your hair in the last of the summer’s rays.

Did you know it’s only 16 weeks till Christmas! Not that we get too excited here about all things Santa, we would recommend you get your next set of extensions booked in now to look fabulous for the festive season!