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Luxury Hair Christmas Gift Guide

At Additional Lengths we love nothing better than getting our Christmas shopping done early, knowing that we’ve got our loved ones special treats they’ll love. To help you add to your shopping list, we’ve put together an Additional Lengths Christmas gift guide that includes the latest gift sets and products from some of our favourite haircare brands.

Whether you’re searching for gifts for hairdressers, friends, sisters or even yourself, our Christmas gift guide is packed with exciting haircare and hair styling products to suit all budgets!

The gift of healthy hair

Give loved ones the gift of soft, manageable hair with the Moroccan Oil Hydrate Tin Gift Set which contains everything they’ll need to smooth their tresses. The Moroccan Oil shampoo is infused with argan oil, Vitamins A & E and moisturising red algae to infuse dehydrated hair with nourishment, whilst the Moroccan Oil conditioner works up a treat offering even more hydration. The popular Moroccan Oil Original Treatment in handy travel size bottle completes this kit and acts as the perfect foundation for hairstyling and finishing due to its shine boosting qualities. An ideal gift for friends and family who want to step into the New Year with sophisticated, shiny tresses.

Upgrade their hair tools

If someone you know is in need of an upgrade when it comes to their beloved heated hair stylers, then Cloud Nine have got you covered with their exceptional range of hair tools. We love the Cloud Nine Gift of Gold Original Iron Gift Set for an award-winning hero hair tool that promises long lasting results whether you want classy waves or poker straight locks. The Cloud Nine Gift of Gold Touch Iron Gift Set offers a super fast, instant heat innovation for those who have no time to wait around on a morning! Long, thick hair will benefit from the Cloud Nine Gift of Gold Wide Iron Gift Set that has wider ceramic plates to help create beautiful looks, no matter how unruly or thick your hair is.

 

Cloud Nine straighteners feature exclusive Kinder Heat Technology with signature mineral infused ceramic plates so that hair damage from daily heat is kept to a minimum. Designed to create fabulous looks but be kind to hair, the Cloud Nine straighteners are an essential addition to any hair kit, and they can make excellent gifts for hairdressers.

Stocking Fillers

Finally, no Christmas day is complete without some lovely stocking fillers!Pop the Cloud Nine Cracker Gift Set into their stocking to help them add a spritz of magic to their hair with the Cloud Nine Magical Potion spray. This award-winning haircare product promises to reduce hair drying time by 50% whilst also acting as a heat protectant, weightless leave-in conditioner and a UV filter to keep hair looking fabulous and healthy during the winter months.

We’ve offered plenty of exciting hair-related Christmas gift ideas for the people in your life who love to keep their hair looking on point all year round. Whether you’re looking for gifts for hairdressers, friends and family, or even Christmas gifts for yourself to ask from loved ones, you’re bound to find inspiration in this hair gift guide. Take a look at the full ranges of hair accessories or heated styling tools at Additional Lengths for high quality products from the best brand names such as GHD and Cloud Nine.

If you don’t know what they’d like best this Christmas, we also offer Additional Lengths gift vouchers which can be bought and redeemed online, allowing your friends and family the freedom to select their perfect hair product!

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Remi Cachet Hair Extensions Training 2017

With Remi Cachet, we are delighted to offer professional hairstylists two HABIA endorsed and approved training courses. We are also part of the Fellowship of British Hairdressers. We offer hair extension training courses at the Additional Lengths salons in Leeds and Stockton-on-Tees, and we can also deliver our courses at a hired venue. We have previously hired a space in London, and can use our educators salon ‘Hair by Abigail Nichols’ in Exeter. The Remi Cachet hair extension courses can also be delivered any salon in the UK – which is a cost effective solution for employers who wish to train multiple staff.

Remi Cachet Hair Extensions Training Courses

Our training courses include the full hair extension kit and trainees will receive an official completion certificate. These training sessions are taken by a qualified Training Assessor and certified for 15 CPD hours. These courses are separate and trainees should clarify which course they wish to attend, confirming which application method they want to work with on the day.

Course 1 – Hot & Cold Fusion (Flat & Cylinder bonding using heat and Ultrasonic connectors)
Price: £1095 + VAT

Course 2 – Mini Tip™ & Ultra Tip™ System Using Mini Locks™ and Ultra Locks™
Price: £895 + VAT
(Additional stylists from the same salon are £250 + VAT per person booked onto the same course)

Course Duration: 2 Full Days

Day 1: Covers theory and practical elements including: client consultations, client hair type, preparation, sectioning, application, cutting & styling, equipment, colour matching, hair products and health & safety. You will also learn more about hair extensions – where our Remi Cachet hair extensions come from and more about the brand, as well as aftercare, maintenance, removal and troubleshooting. The practical work is carried out using a Sally block mannequin.

Day 2: Consists of applying hair extensions to a live model, where our professional trainers will be on hand to observe and assess your application. The trainer will also be available to assist you throughout the application where required and to help with any individual requirements clients may have. All hair required for this application will be provided and included in the training cost.

If you provide your own model for the second day, it is at your discretion if you ask for your client to pay a small fee (to you) for having hair extensions applied to which will help towards your total costs. All products and full kits are supplied within the training cost.

Additional trainees from a salon are required to pay £250 + VAT for each extra person for 2 days training. (Please note that only one kit is required per salon which is included in the initial price)

We also offer ongoing support and help after your training is completed for any questions or help you require at a later date.

To take part in any training with Remi Cachet, you must be a qualified hairdresser or, to take part as a beginner, you must be a trainee hairdresser working in a salon on an apprenticeship or at college working towards completing your NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing.

A deposit of £250 is required at the time of booking onto the hot fusion and/or Mini Tips course. This deposit is used to secure the date and place which you book for training and this charge will be deducted from the overall cost, when the remainder of the amount has been settled.

Advanced Training – Hollywood Weave Training

Course Duration: 7 hrs
CPD HABIA Approved
This training programme is specifically for hair extension professionals already using other application methods and who wish to extend their application techniques. We consider this an advanced level training course for those , so if you’re ready to build on your skills, sign up!

In order to take part in the Hollywood Weave hair extensions training you must hold at least your NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and have obtained a HABIA endorsed extension course, as this course is workshop based. Please note we do not accept certificates from companies who provide training to non-hairdressers or offer more than one method in a day.

The cost of the Hollywood Weave training course is £240 PP at our own venues, or £300 PP at a hired venue throughout the UK, and we take a one-off payment. Trainees are provided with a professional manual and application equipment, but are required to bring their own mannequin head for the practical elements of the course.

Testimonials from the RC training courses

At Additional Lengths we work closely with Remi Cachet to deliver professional training sessions that will benefit our trainees by providing them with the knowledge and certification to expand their hair extensions skills back at their salons. You’re also bound to have a fantastic time learning or building upon your skills alongside other professional hairstylists!

“Our courses are created & taught by professional extensionists so that learners can get the very best possible experience and leave feeling confident in every aspect of hair extensions. The courses are designed for those new to extensions, as well as those who may have been applying extensionists for a while who want to improve their techniques and learn a new method. It’s so important to keep learning in our industry, especially as we introduce new products with more technology and extensionists are able to advance their work to keep up with trends.”
Victoria Lynch, owner of Additional Lengths & Remi Cachet

We’ve had some talented stylists come through our training programmes and their experiences will speak volumes if you’re considering signing up to one of our 2017 hair extension training courses.We know the importance of trainee feedback and are thrilled to be able to share the experiences of two stylist’s experiences of our 2016 Hollywood Weave training courses:

‘I trained with Abigail Nicholls back in April and I was really pleased that I waited to train with her. She is amazing and so patient! It was two days of intense training but she made us feel really at ease and we had a laugh too. I also know that if I needed to ask her anything now or needed advice that I could.’
– Amy Kelly

‘The wonderful Abigail trained me in the Remi Cachet Hollywood Weave at the fabulous Additional Lengths Store, had a brilliant day, it was so professionally run and enjoyable, my clients love their Hollywood Weave, it’s so secure & comfy with luxury hair, and Abigail’s knowledge is second to none!’
– Deena Houghton

As part of the RC hair extensions training courses, you’ll have the opportunity to join our private Facebook group which will be the place to find out the latest information about the courses, and ask questions to colleagues and educators.

2017 Hair Extension Training Dates Available:

(Foundation) Mini / Ultra Tip Course:

25th & 26th September 2017

27th & 28th November 2017

(Advanced) Hollywood Weave Course:

21st August 2017

30th October 2017

29th January 2018

To book your place on a hair extensions training course, please email victoria@additionallengths.co.uk

Please note: You will need to provide evidence of your NVQs in hairdressing along with your address so we can advise of your nearest venue.

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Real Housewives of Remi Cachet with Teresa Giudice

Earlier this month we took our favourite Remi Cachet hair extensions across the pond to the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event in Florida, USA for a weekend of exhibitions and live demonstrations of all things beauty. The event programme was packed with so many different stalls, live talks and competition opportunities from some of the best companies in the beauty and hair industries, so we felt right at home! We even had a very special guest join us…

The Remi Cachet team, including Judi Kay from Phoenix Hair Extensions, travelling in style to Florida

In the bright sunshine with tropical palm trees guiding the way, our destination for the Orlando Premiere Trade Show was the Orange County Convention Center

Setting up the RC stand ready for traders and customers to join us

All set up and ready to go, the Remi Cachet team get to work with live demonstrations

Yes, it’s true – we had a true star in our midst! Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice attended the Premiere Orlando show with Remi Cachet on the Sunday, and she was so wonderful to work with. Looking every inch the glamour puss we know and love from the popular American reality TV show, Teresa is no stranger to beautiful locks, so she was the perfect lady to join us at this event. Teresa Giudice had the Remi Cachet Ultra Tips fitted personally by Victoria and assisted by Philly, and we think you’ll agree that she looked gorgeous!

Teresa Giudice at the Remi Cachet exhibition stand with our fabulous range of hair extensions

The lovely Judi Kay, owner of Phoenix Hair Extensions in Preston, Lancashire, travelled with us to the event as part of the Remi Cachet team!

Pulling in an amazing crowd at the RC booth with Teresa Giudice

The Orlando Premiere event was such a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our hair extensions to a new audience, and we’re delighted with how it turned out. We learnt a lot from other hair and beauty brands and met some excellent people along the way!

‘Just like the Beautyworld event last month in Dubai, the Orlando show was very busy. We have already seen numerous trade customers set up accounts and order from us, and the fact we had Teresa Giudice on the stand was amazing and went down really well with the visitors. We also got to fit our Remi Cachet hair extensions personally for Teresa, which she loved!’
– Victoria Lynch, owner of Remi Cachet & Additional Lengths

We’ve had such amazing experiences at the Dubai and Orlando tradeshow events, with each of them proving to be successful for our business and reputation, and we can’t wait to see what happens in the future! Be sure to follow us on Instagram to keep up with our exciting plans – @remicachet & @additional_lengths

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Remi Cachet in Dubai! Beautyworld Event 2017

Earlier this month, we took our Remi Cachet hair extensions to exhibit at the international Beautyworld event in Dubai. The Middle Eastern trade fair incorporated hair, beauty, fragrances, and wellbeing products with talks, exhibits and live demonstrations provided by companies from 59 countries. We met so many wonderful people who visited our stand, from fellow beauty business exhibitors and hair stylists, to prominent beauty industry figures. It was such an amazing networking experience for the brand, and we can’t wait to go back in 2018!

Our fabulous Remi Cachet stand displayed our sleek signature style, with the main focus on our hair extension samples and demonstration area. We took along some of our bestselling hair extension products, including the Remi Cachet Ultra Tips® and Indian Flat Tips, plus hair extension application tools to do some live demonstrations, which certainly attracted a lot of attention from visitors!

The Remi Cachet team; Victoria and her team of talented stylists ready for a day of exhibiting and networking

Victoria being interviewed for a beauty TV channel, showcasing the impressive range of hair extension shades available from Remi Cachet.

Victoria with super-stylist, Guy Tang

Phenomenal hair stylist and colourist Guy Tang, was also at the Dubai event and we couldn’t resist getting a picture and having a chat with him. Known for his stunning pastel-inspired hair shades (and his 2m Instagram followers!), he was at Beautyworld with the fantastic Olaplex brand. There truly were so many inspirational hair industry exhibits and talks that we were lucky enough to experience.

“Dubai was such an amazing event for the company and leading UK brand, Remi Cachet. Our aim was to make an impact and we certainly did that. Our stand and display made a huge impression on industry professionals, we got tongues wagging which resulted in us being selected for a video and interview for a beauty TV channel. It was truly amazing and we can’t wait until 2018. We’re taking over the Middle East!”
– Victoria Lynch, owner of Additional Lengths and Remi Cachet

And the fun doesn’t stop there. Next month, the Remi Cachet team is packing up its best tips and tricks again, along with the premium range of RC hair extensions, and heading across the pond to exhibit at the prolific Premiere Orlando international beauty event in Florida, USA. Not only that, we also have the lovely Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey working with us at what will be a truly amazing event!

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Remi Cachet & Teresa Giudice | Premiere Orlando Beauty Event

In June we have an exciting show organised at the Premiere Orlando International Beauty event in Orlando, USA! The event will take place 3rd-5th June with the dedicated Remi Cachet team displaying their best hair extension techniques with the Remi Cachet hair extensions range with a very special guest indeed – Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey! We’re huge fans of the stunning businesswoman and mum of four Teresa, so we’re looking forward to what we can get up to with her by our side at the Premiere beauty event.

Premiere Orlando is an international beauty event which aims to provide a fantastic educational show over three days, with a diverse selection of hair and beauty related presentations, training demonstrations, talks and special events on offer. Along with hair focused brands demonstrating colour techniques and barbering, to name but a few, plus live talks. Also taking the stage and exhibition spaces will be artistic nail design businesses and cosmetic dermatologists. Beauty advice and inspiration certainly will be flowing!

This trade show will no doubt benefit us as a brand due to the exceptional programme of educational events, forum discussions and opportunities to meet with other expert stylists and hair brands from our fast-moving and innovative industry. We’re excited to be bringing our beautiful hair extensions along for the ride and to display their styling possibilities.

The Remi Cachet team are heading to the sunshine state of Florida to showcase our high quality remy hair extensions, and pick up some inspiration from the event to bring back for our customers. We are delighted to be working with Teresa Giudice and cannot wait to meet everyone at the Premiere Orlando International Beauty event!

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Remi Cachet at Beautyworld Orlando!

 

We have some amazing news to share with all of our wonderful Additional Lengths customers! Our Remi Cachet team of stylists are heading to the awe-inspiring city of Dubai from 14th-16th May 2017 to showcase the range of Remi Cachet hair extensions and products at the Beautyworld Middle East event. We’ll be showcasing our fantastic ranges of high quality Remi Cachet hair extensions, from the Remi Cachet Ultra Tips, to the Remi Cachet Super Weft.

The Beautyworld event is the largest international trade fair for beauty products, haircare, fragrances and wellbeing in the Middle East, and we’re over the moon to be exhibiting our Remi Cachet products alongside other fabulous hair and beauty brands. With a packed schedule of workshops, conferences and educational exhibits, this event is populated by an array of international visitors who are hungry for new products from the beauty industry.

Remi Cachet will be just one of 1,500 companies featured on the programme of exhibitors this year, and we can’t wait to represent our brands to international businesses and trades. You can keep up to date with our stateside adventure on the Remi Cachet and Additional Lengths Instagram pages where no doubt we’ll be posting numerous updates throughout the three day event!

If you’re attending the event, you can find us at Stand No: 22 in Hall 1 – come and say hi to Vicky!

Not only that, but in June we have an exciting show organised at the Premiere Orlando International Beauty event in Orlando, USA! On 3rd-5th June the Remi Cachet team will be displaying their best hair extension techniques with a very special guest indeed – Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey! We are delighted to be working with Teresa and cannot wait to meet everyone at the Premiere Orlando International Beauty event.

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The Best Hair Trends of 2016

Here at Additional Lengths, we’ve taken a look at the most popular hair trends of 2016, including the beautiful grey hair look, balayage and braids. Which was your favourite hair trend?

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10 Problems Girls With Extensions Will Understand

additionallengthsThe choice to wear hair extensions can be a big commitment and by no means is it an easy journey! Whether you’re experimenting with clip-in hair extensions to change up your look temporarily, or you’re dedicating yourself to the life of human hair extensions and you’re in it for the long haul, at Additional Lengths we understand.

1. They can suck up your time and effort

Extensions really aren’t for those girls who seek a low maintenance life. Expect regular, lengthy trips to the hairdresser and time spent applying hair treatments to keep your tresses looking spectacular. You may be sat in the hairdressers chair a long time during the initial installation of your extensions.

2. Wash-and-go is a thing of the past

As mentioned in the first point, hair extensions can take time and patience to get them looking beaut. Forget your usual hair care routine – products designed specifically to treat hair extensions are vital to protecting your investment.

3. The cost

Hair extensions are costly; combined with the actual hair and the application process, you’re looking at a pricey investment, which is why it’s worth taking care of them!

4. Blending your natural hair with the extensions

Again, this will take some patience! The key is in the way you brush the hair to hide the bonds; use a lighter tension than usual so as not to pull or loosen them.

5. Difficulty of putting in clip-in extensions yourself

You can never make it look as seamless as your stylist made it look without giving yourself some serious arm ache and a wonky finish. Have no fear; simply watch some tutorials on how to easily attach clip-ins for some tips and tricks.

6. Washing your hair is no longer a simple task

More thought has to go into the washing of your hair – no scrubbing at the scalp or you may loosen the fittings. For synthetic hair extensions, be sure to use special products such as

7) Regrowth time

As your natural hair grows, you’ll need to go back to them done again before they become too noticeable. Which isn’t a great look.

8) Where Has My Hair Gone?!

And when they’ve been removed, you’ll feel like a weight has been lifted and that you hair as thinned considerably. As long as you take a break between fittings once in awhile, your hair shouldn’t be damaged or thinned.

9) The Fear

There’s a constant fear lurking beneath the surface that your extensions may end up coming out; either pulled out accidentally or because they weren’t secured properly. Be confident with your locks!

10) Knowing when to have a break.

Extensions are applied right at the root, but when you allow the extension to grow out too much with your natural hair growth, the extension could weigh on the root and over time, your hair could be pulled out in places, leaving a bald spot.

If you’re experiencing any problems or issues with your human hair extensions or synthetic hair extensions, feel free to contact us for professional and friendly advice.

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Hair Strobing: Instant Glamour

A trend that we’ve heard the name of repeatedly over the past few months is that of hair strobing – it is a word taken from its makeup counterpart. Many in the industry believe that this is the next big trend for 2016, so we’re going to explore the concept a bit further in today’s blog.

What is hair strobing?

Hair strobing is a hair process that works in the same way that contouring your face does; it accentuates and highlights areas of the hair where, naturally, light would hit it. This gives a beautiful focal point to the hair, bringing attention to the best parts of the hair. The method uses contrasting colours, either two shades lighter or darker, lifting the face and bringing more colour to it. With hair strobing, you look fresher, more awake and highlighted.

Which celebrities have strobed hair?

 classic example of hair strobing can be witnessed on Cara Delevingne, who has highlights in her hair in all the right places. Additionally, celebrity stylists for people such as Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards and Gigi Hadid have also been known to apply this to their client’s hair.

How do I get strobed hair?

We’d recommend using a stylist or salon that has experience with strobing and who can work with you on a personal level, assessing the areas where you need highlights. Aftercare is an important aspect of strobing too, as you must make sure that the longevity of the colour is high. Evo Fabuloso offers hair colour specific conditioners to help keep the intensity of your hair, add shine and tone.

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