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Hair Extensions For Beginners

With a brand new year often comes the urge to change up a few things in our lives to reflect the fresh start. It may involve hitting the gym, clearing out our bulging wardrobes or dreaming of transforming our appearance with a new hairstyle. At Additional Lengths, we love the power hair extensions can have on completely reinventing your look. So if you’re considering hair extensions as part of your 2019 hair look, we’ve put together a quick and easy guide on hair extensions for beginners to help you choose the best type for you.

What are the different types of hair extensions?

We stock a fabulous range of hair extensions from leading brands such as Remi Cachet that offer temporary or more long term hair extension options to suit your preferences. A good place to start with when it comes to hair extensions for beginners is to familiarise yourself with the different types of extensions on the market, so you can hopefully find the right kind to suit your lifestyle and your hair.

  • Clip-in Hair Extensions: The perfect solution for those ladies looking for instant volume and length without the commitment! Securely attach the pieces of clip in hair extensions to transform your hair for a special occasion or for a bridal hairstyle, or as a cost-effective hair extensions option.
  • Tape Hair Extensions: This type of hair extension is ideal for those with fine hair. Easy to attach, tape hair extensions involve a strip of hair which is applied either side of a section of your own hair, with the adhering strip securing the hair near the root.
  • Weft Hair Extensions: Another more permanent hair extension type is weft hair extensions which involve a long section of hair which has been sewn into a lace weft strip that is then attached to your own hair by sewing, glueing or plaiting techniques. For a more natural finish, the weft can be cut into strips and applied where needed.
  • Pre-Bonded Hair Extensions: Opt for pre-bonded hair extensions if you’re looking for a long term extension product to change up your look in 2019. Pre-bonded hair extensions can be safely applied to your hair in several different ways, including hot or cold fusion and micro ring method, and can last up to a year with maintenance appointments. At Additional Lengths we stock Flat Tips, Stick Tips, Nail Tips and micro ring hair extensions, like Remi Cachet Ultra Tips® and Mini Tips® hair extensions.

What are hair extensions made from?

Naturally, there are pros and cons of the various kinds of hair extensions and what they are made from. Synthetic hair extensions are a cheaper material, but you’re limited with styling as applying heat to synthetic hair extensions may result in damage. Human hair extensions and Remy hair extensions are a more costly but worthwhile option.

So, what is Remy hair?

Remy hair is human hair and it’s a popular hair extension choice for those looking for a natural look with their hair extensions. Remy hair extensions are smooth and less prone to tangling because the cuticles of the hair remain and they flow in the same direction from root to tip. Another benefit of human hair extensions is that they are easy to blend with your own hair due to the natural texture they provide. Human hair extensions are also great for those who love using heated stylers such as straighteners and curling wands, with the styles being easily washed out without damaging the hair.

Key points to consider:

  • Choose the right hair extensions for your needs: Whether you’re looking for something temporary for your dream bridal hair, or an everyday look you can rely on, you’ll need to consider either clip in hair extensions or permanent hair extensions accordingly. Consider the maintenance (cost and time) required with more permanent types of hair extensions, and what you’d prefer your new locks to be made from to get the best results.
  • Style of extensions: This is where you determine the length and thickness of the human hair extensions to suit your personal style.
  • Colour match: How to colour match hair extensions will depend on the different shades in your natural hair, as many of us have highlights or balayage to consider. Colour matching is the key to blending hair extensions seamlessly, with no giveaway differences in hair shades, so that it looks natural.
  • Maintenance: No matter the type of hair extensions, they are an investment and should be looked after so that they remain in top condition. Be sure to take the time to wash them with appropriate haircare products and take note of your hair extensions aftercare guide.

If you’re considering clip in hair extensions, pre-bonded hair extensions or weft extensions for 2019, be sure to take a look at our Additional Lengths Instagram page for beautiful hair inspiration.

For more info, take a look at our Hair Extensions FAQ post, or get in touch with the Additional Lengths hair extension experts for friendly advice on where to get started!

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How To Buy The Right Hair Extensions For You Online

If you’ve always dreamt of having luxuriously long hair, or would like to thicken up your fine locks, then hair extensions may be the right solution for your needs! There are so many benefits to discover when opting for hair extensions, from a transformation in physical appearance to an infinite confidence boost, making it a special investment should you choose to go ahead. At Additional Lengths we stock a fabulous range of hair extensions and we’re on hand with this guide on how to buy the right hair extensions for you online to make sure you’re getting the best product for you.

Which hair extensions should I buy?

If you’re a beginner in the world of hair extensions, we understand that it can be overwhelming learning about the various types of hair extensions available, and knowing which to buy. Before committing to buying your hair extensions, you should be asking yourself some key questions about what you’d like them to do for you. Would you like them to be a temporary look, or a more permanent addition to your hair? Having an idea of what you’d like to get out of your new hair extensions, as well as having a budget in mind, will certainly guide you to making the right choice when it comes to buying hair extensions online.

Temporary hair extensions

If you’d like an instant length and volume boost for a special occasion, but don’t want the commitment of sewn in or bonded hair pieces, then clip in hair extensions can be a great option. Easy to secure and remove yourself, clip in hair extensions can work well for ladies wanting a quick hair transformation for one night only! Our range of clip in hair extensions features so many different styles for you to choose from, including the Remi Cachet Clip In Deluxe set of 100% high quality human hair in three pieces which can be attached to the hair with no damage. Designed to give you instantaneous results, you can get thick and luxurious hair in minutes!

Longer lasting, more permanent hair extensions

Those who are dedicated to the longer hair life and would like a more permanent hair look, then pre bonded or weft hair extensions may be for you. Applied close to the root using hot or cold fusion techniques; or micro rings or silicone locks, or sewn in if using weft extensions; this type of hair extensions requires a lot more commitment than clip ins. If purchasing your pre bonded hair extensions online, you can select your hair colour and application type before taking them to a stylist to install for you.

Considering the cost

Hair extensions can be an expensive investment, but one that is worthwhile to get the best quality hair. Weft hair extensions and pre bonded hair extensions have a higher cost than the clip in hair extensions, the reasons being include the amount of time it takes for a stylist to install the hair plus the quality. Don’t forget to invest in the correct aftercare products to keep your hair regime pristine.

Time for maintenance appointments

It goes without saying that you want your hair to remain looking its best! With pre bonded hair extensions, the extensions will need to be refitted at least every 3 months by a professional stylist to keep up with the hair regrowth, so take this into consideration if you’re thinking of going for this type of hair extensions.

What are the best hair extensions?

The best hair extensions for you will all depend on your hair type and what you’re wanting from your new extensions. There may be instances where a certain hair extension product may not be best with your natural hair type and scalp condition, which may prevent you from opting for pre bonded hair extensions. Opt for a consultation with a professional extensionist to go through your options.

The difference between remi hair and synthetic extensions

When looking to buy hair extensions online, you may see remi hair and synthetic hair options, but what is the difference between the two hair types? Remi hair is human hair which has come from ethical sources and provides the natural looking movement and shine of natural hair. The processing technique that happens to get the hair looking beautiful is also related to the end result of the high quality and strength of the hair. Nowadays, synthetic hair can look incredibly natural and takes little effort to style as synthetic hair extensions often come pre-styled in a wave, curl or a straight style. Only special heat-friendly types of synthetic extensions can be styled with heated hair tools, whereas straighteners and curling wands can be used whenever you like on remi hair!

How do I colour match my hair extensions?

When buying hair extensions online, you will need to colour match by referring to a colour chart which is a dedicated page with images of the hair shades available for each hair extension product. With Additional Lengths, you’re able to narrow down the hair colours by base and mixed colours, plus blends such as ombre, dip dye and root stretch colours. If you’re considering having pre bonded hair extensions fitted, a stylist will conduct an informal consultation with you prior to your appointment where they will assess your current hair and ensure a good colour match. This is an important step to get wonderful, natural looking hair extensions that is well blended with your own hair for a beautiful finish!

At Additional Lengths we understand that buying hair extensions, especially pre bonded hair extensions which is a long lasting option, can be a major investment and that you’re bound to have plenty of questions. If you’re still unsure about choosing the right hair extensions for you, take our fun interactive quiz to get an idea of which hair extension method may be right for you and your current hair!

 

We’ve also put together a helpful hair extensions FAQ blog post which contains even more valuable answers to any hair extensions question you may have. Feel free to get in touch with us for further advice!

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Hair Extensions FAQ

Getting hair extensions can be a big investment and commitment, and here at Additional Lengths we understand that there will be many questions you’d like answering before you consider taking the plunge. We’ve taken some of the most asked questions and answered them all in one place, starting from the basics and going through to hair extensions aftercare.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch to speak to a member of the Additional Lengths team!

Q: What are the benefits of hair extensions?

Hair extensions are a great way to experiment with your look! For those with thin hair, extensions can be used to add that much desired thickness, similarly with flat and limp hair where hair extensions can provide a boost in volume. If you are after colour without the commitment, you can use extensions to add highlights or even something a little more daring!  Hair extensions also give fantastic length and can be blended really well with your own hair for a flawless look, whether it’s for a special occasion with clip in hair extensions, or something more permanent that requires more commitment.

Q: Can anyone have hair extensions applied?

Unfortunately there will be certain situations where we would not advise going ahead with having hair extensions fitted. This could be a scalp conditions such as eczema and psoriasis or maybe something in your lifestyle which would mean that extensions may not be suitable or that the extension needs to take other factors into consideration for the application and aftercare advice. A thorough consultation will go through this with you to ensure that hair extensions are right for you.

Q: What is Remi hair?

Remi (or remy) hair is 100% human hair and is one of the most popular human hair extension types on the market. With the Remi hair extensions from Remi Cachet and other brands, the cuticles are intact and flow in the same direction from root to tip, meaning the hair is smoother and less prone to tangling.

Q: What are the different types of hair extensions available?

You may be surprised to learn that there are many different types of hair extensions available! Finding the right extension type for you can involve considering the cost, style, application and longevity you wish to get from them.

  • Clipin hair extensions: This is a great temporary hair extension option for those seeking a quick boost injection or a look transformation for a short time (think parties, bridal hair and special occasions). There’s zero commitment to clip-in extensions and can be an inexpensive introduction to the world of hair extensions!
  • Tape hair extensions: With these extensions the hair is adhered to a tape which is then attached on either side of your own hair near to the root. Perfect for those with fine hair and those who want to try more permanent extensions.
  • Weft: A long section of hair is sewn together in a lace weft strip which can be then attached to your hair by a stylist using either a sewing, plaiting or gluing technique. The wefts can be cut to length to add several strips to create the finished look.
  • Pre-bonded: The popular pre-bonded hair extensions are ideal for those looking for a long term product to invest in that can provide length and volume for up to one year with regular maintenance. Pre-bonded hair extensions can be applied to your hair in several different ways, including hot or cold fusion and micro ring method. At Additional Lengths we stock Flat Tips, Stick Tips, Nail Tips and micro ring hair extensions, like Remi Cachet Ultra Tips® and Mini Tips® hair extensions.

Q: Can I dye my hair extensions?

Yes, you can dye your human hair extensions but it’s important to avoid applying the hair dye directly onto the bonds of your extensions. We would recommend getting this professionally coloured with your stylist. It’s a good idea to dye your hair your desired colour before getting your hair colour matched with your new hair extensions by a stylist.

Q: How will I know which type of hair extensions are right for me?

It’s a good idea to do a bit of research into the different types of hair extensions available to find the right kind for you and your lifestyle. Perhaps a temporary boost in volume and length is your goal, so clip-in hair extensions would be suitable. If you’d like more permanent hair extensions that may require maintenance, then a pre bonded type of hair extension which adheres to the hair just below the root may be the right option. A consultation with your extensionist will be able to talk you through this.

Take our interactive quiz to get a good idea of which type of hair extensions will be right for your needs!

Q: Does my hair have to be a certain length to have hair extensions applied?

Short hair girls can still get hair extensions! Ideally we’d need to be able to work with 4-5 inches of natural hair to attach pre bonded hair extensions securely. In fact, hair extensions are a great way to help you through that awkward growing-out stage!

Q: What can I expect at a consultation with a hairstylist?

A consultation between customer and stylist should always happen prior to applying extensions so that the customer is aware of the realistic outcomes, and the stylist knows what the customer would like. A stylist will take a look at the current condition of your hair, acknowledging whether it has been dyed or chemically treated, before recommending the best product and colour matching. The extensionist will also talk you through the aftercare regime so that you understand the additional care and commitment required.

Q: How long will it take to have extensions applied?

This will entirely depend on the method of application and how many you need. Once we know your specifications of what you’d like from hair extensions, including length, volume and type of hair extensions, we can give you an estimated length of time it may take to have hair extensions applied. It will be completed in one salon visit though!

Q: What kind of aftercare is needed?

Remember, with synthetic hair extensions it is not possible to use heated hair styling tools such as straighteners or curling wands as it may damage the hair, but with human hair, you’re free to use those styling tools – just avoid getting them too close to the bonds.  Always use a gentle brush to avoid pulling on the roots.

We provide our clients with an aftercare leaflet which contains important information on how to look after your new hair extensions. See the Remi Cachet aftercare guidelines for further info.

Q: Do I need to use a special type of shampoo and conditioner?

We recommend using specific hair extension products as they have been tested on the hair and bonds, to extend the life of the hair extensions. Many high-street branded products are not suitable so please check with your stylist. Just as you would with your natural hair, it’s important to use heat defence spray when using heated tools and keep all styling products away from the bonded area.

Q: Why do I need to go to maintenance appointments?

As above, being proactive with aftercare will help ensure that you get the most out of your hair extensions. Naturally over time your own hair will grow, so there will be some root growth that can be solved by keeping up with maintenance appointments with your stylist. They will remove the extensions and re-apply them further up at the roots, meaning that they will stay looking natural and healthy!

Q: How long will the extensions last?

This will vary depending on many factors including aftercare and maintenance.

Q: How are hair extensions removed?

When it comes to removal, it’s important that you have your hair extensions removed professionally to avoid causing damage your hair. Tape hair and pre-bonded hair applied with heat or cold fusion will also need a specific removal product to release the bonds. The removal process, depending on application, can take up to 2 hours.

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Ways To Update Your Blonde Hair This Season

Come wintertime, many people choose to go darker to reflect the season change, but what if you simply want to change up your usual blonde locks without the huge commitment of a completely new hair colour? At Additional Lengths we’re all for experimenting with your hair, whether it’s investing in some premium quality human hair extensions to inject some volume and length into your tresses, or adding accessories such as clip in feather hair extensions. Today we’re taking a look at ways to update blonde hair for the winter season using lowlights, hair extensions and semi permanent hair dyes.

Warm up with golden tones

A great way to warm up blonde hair without taking it all the way darker is to run some golden tones through the hair. Strawberry blonde, cinnamon, golden blonde or even popular rose gold tones can work wonders to liven up blonde hair for winter. Some of the best winter hair colours involve a lighter hair shade, so you don’t necessarily have to turn brunette to stay on trend!

Rich tones for winter are a fail-safe option for those looking to update their look. Using warmer lowlights you can achieve a stunning multi-dimensional dye job, and using a gloss will bring out the right amount of depth. Medium tones expertly blended with the blonde, or applied the underneath section of hair can help build the winter-appropriate hair colour you’re seeking. Opt for the ‘bronde’ look with a combination of brown and blonde hair with caramel pieces throughout the hair for a darker winter colour.

Balayage for winter

If you’d like a subtle change to your blonde hair for winter, then why not try a beautifully toned down balayage? A slightly darker root blended perfectly into lighter mid-lengths and ends can be the ideal hair look for you if you’re seeking an easy to style hair transformation that won’t be too drastic. Balayage is on trend for a very good reason; it’s such a natural looking hair technique that offers subtle light tones, with no harsh or obvious regrowth lines. Discuss with your stylist to find the right colour blend that will go well with your current blonde as a way to get the perfect balayage.

Along a similar line to having the balayage hair technique, you could also explore the possibility of changing your blonde hair for winter with the range of Elegance Flat Tips hair extensions in ombre, dip dye & root stretch from Remi Cachet. The real human hair extensions are suitably blended with a darker tone at the root, seamlessly melting in a lighter shade throughout the lengths to achieve that two-tone effect hair. Ideal for adding volume and length, the high quality hair extensions will take you right through the festive season!

Ice, ice baby

Platinum locks have seen a return in popularity, especially when it’s boosted by a silver hue that brings a certain ethereal look to the hair. The ice blonde look is synonymous with winter and can completely transform your look from wholesome blonde-girl-next-door to a rebellious ice queen a la Taylor Swift. So, whether you’re lusting after the perfect Instagram inspired silver hair or want to go with a classic platinum blonde, update your winter hair look now!

Ice white blonde hair can be harsh on the hair due to the high percentage of bleach involved, so this may be a season only look to experiment with before opting for a less high maintenance, kinder hair colour.

Temporary colour

If you’re not looking for a long lasting difference in hair colour, then why not mix it up for a day or two with some bright pops of colour? Blonde is well known to be a fantastic base for achieving colour vibrancy, so take advantage of this by using some fun hair chalk from Hair Flairs to add unexpected colour to your hair. As winter time brings with it a festive party season, it’s the perfect time to experiment with vibrant hair chalks! At Additional Lengths we stock the Hair Flairs Color Rub products in purple, green, teal, yellow and black for a great choice of colours that can be worn together or separately. Simply apply directly to small sections of hair – we recommend using the Color Rub hair chalks on sections underneath the top layer of hair so that the bright colours can peak through the blonde hair! Go as subtle or as bold as you like with the Hair Flairs hair chalk, or experiment further with a semi-permanent pastel colour like pink or lilac for something completely new!

Another way to add some colour to your blonde hair that’s bound to impress at Christmas parties is the Hair Flairs Pro Hair Tinsel. Professional quality hair tinsel that has been designed and tested by stylists, the thin and lightweight hair tinsel feels soft and silky like hair. Made from 100% high-grade, heat-resistant polyester fiber, you can even shampoo, blow-dry, and use heated stylers on them! The glittery, light reflecting hair tinsel is a great way to update blonde hair for the festive season.

How ever you decide to change up your look for the colder season, there’s so many options to explore. From subtle highlights and ombre hair extensions, to pastel hair and funky hair tinsel that are ideal for Christmas parties! Let us know how you’ve chosen to update your blonde hair this winter season by tagging us in your pictures on Instagram!

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How To Grow Out Your Current Hair Colour

Here at Additional Lengths we understand that a colour you loved a year ago may not be what you’re feeling right now, and with that admission comes the dreaded roots and the long wait for the previous colour to grow out of the hair. Sometimes it’s as easy as picking a new colour or matching a dye to your roots and colouring over the old shade. Other times it can be a waiting game and using other techniques to hide or embrace the natural roots coming through.

However, growing out your roots needn’t be a chore!

We’ve put together some hints and tips, along with product recommendations from our Remi Cachet brand, on how to grow out your current hair colour and love your look at the same time. If you’re reluctant to put another dye on your hair then read on for some simple tips and tricks to go with the flow of your root growth.

Opt for ombre effect hair extensions

If you’re considering hair extensions because you’re after the luxurious length and volume that they can provide, but you don’t want to commit to one base colour, or want your natural hair colour to blend seamlessly with a grown out colour, then we suggest opting for root stretch, dip dye or ombre hair extensions. The subtle blend of colours will work in harmony with your hair, avoiding that harsh line between shades for a softer finish.

The pre-bonded hair extensions which feature the ombre and dip dye style are the Remi Cachet Elegance Flat Tips extensions. There’s a beautiful mix of colours that range from more obvious dip dye colourways with dark ash brown with natural ash blonde, which is perfect if you’re hoping to eventually grow out a lighter shade, or more subtle ombre shades such as medium golden blonde with platinum blonde.

Darkest Brown/Medium Chestnut Brown – Dark Ash Brown/Natural Ash Blonde – Dark Ash Brown/Light Ash Blonde

You can also work with your professional stylist to get the right blend of hair shades for subtle low-light or high-light effect. We love the Remi Cachet Elegance Ultra Tips® from the pre-bonded hair extensions range which lie completely flat with the natural flow of the hair and is fitted in place using the Remi Cachet Ultra Locks® system which is produced purposely for this extension type. The perfect combination of hair colours range from dark chestnut brown and dark ash blonde, to light golden brown with darkest brown. If you’re growing out a blonde dye on naturally brown hair, then opting for custom hair extensions with a mix of shades can help to blend the colour perfectly!

Hairstyles

There’s many ways you can successfully rock the re-growth period using different hairstyles. Whether you’re looking for an everyday hairstyle or something to transform your usual look for a special occasion, we’ve got 3 hairstyles to hide roots that we think you’ll love.

The simple bun

A style suitable for all hair types, the bun can work wonders in downplaying the amount of root growth you have, and can also help work it in your favour for a sassy hairstyle. There’s the polished chignon that is perfect for work, or the top knot for a lazy yet well put together look that can be dressed up or down to reflect your mood. With the ends tucked away, you’re left with a less obvious division between hair colours that can look like a well intended ombre.

A mermaid inspired braid

Long roots can actually look pretty wonderful when put into a hairstyle such as a braid. The various tones and shades in the hair can add an appealing dimension when pulled together into a fishtail braid or a French braid. You could combine two hairstyles in one with the milk-maid style braided headband which will draw attention away from the roots whilst looking adorable at the same time!

Waves & curls

The ultimate way to deflecting attention from your roots? Texture – and plenty of it. Beautiful ringlets, curls and waves all texture and offers multiple surfaces for light to shine from. To get the perfect luxurious wave whilst growing out your hair colour, we suggest the fantastic GHD Classic Wave Wand which creates stunning long-lasting curls and waves easily. Add even more texture by using hair products specifically designed to improve or boost the hair’s natural texture and lift hair at the root; sea salt sprays, texturising powder, or volumising mousse. Voluminous hair will enhance highlighted areas – so put down the straighteners!

Other simple tips on how to work with root-regrowth:

  1. Change up your part from the middle to the side
  2. Buy a root concealing hair product in the form of a coloured powder or spray
  3. Apply dry shampoo to the roots
  4. Get some volume into the hair which will add dimension
  5. Use hair accessories such as a hairband or hair scarf

So whether you’re keen to work with your roots or want to embrace your hair growth, there’s plenty you can do to keep your hair looking fabulous. From ombre hair extensions that work with the hair for a stretched root look, to playing with different hairstyles and changing up your parting to try to disguise the look of roots, you’re bound to find the right thing for you.

Get in touch with us at Additional Lengths for a friendly consultation for advice on hair extensions and which product would be perfect for your needs!

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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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Say ‘I Do’ To Summer Wedding Hair Inspiration

Wedding bells are ringing as the spring season gets underway, and brides-to-be are counting down the days ‘til they tie the knot. With the venue, dress and guestlist sorted, what’s left for the bride to do than consider her hair for the big day? At Additional Lengths, we’ve seen some absolutely perfect bridal hair looks and want to share a few of our favourite wedding hairstyles with you.

From fashion runway to the aisle

Taking inspiration from hairstyles seen on the catwalk can be a great way to freshen up your bridal hair Pinterest boards. Bridal Fashion Week showcased some of the latest creations from many well known fashion designers’ bridal ranges, but of course, we showed a lot more interest in what was happening with the hair!

Here are some of the top styles showcased at Bridal Fashion Week 2017:

  • A 1920s’, flapper girl inspired bob with side parting and waves.
  • Natural waves with plenty of texture, pinned to one side with embellished hair clip.
  • Low ponytail tied with bow, loose tendrils of hair framing the face.

An elegant up-do

Such a classic wedding hairstyle, the up-do can be created in so many visually pleasing ways! Embrace the braid hair trend of 2017 and work several braids into one up-do, working in plenty of different textures for that casual finish. If you prefer a more sleek wedding up-do, a chic chignon or bun can work wonders to elongate the neck, show off earrings and just generally look fabulous. With hairspray, pins and creativity, a traditional up-do can be refreshed and updated for a more personalised finish. We love the volume of loosely pinning up curled or waved hair, allowing some bits to fall around the face.


Remi Cachet hair extensions can be worn up or down effortlessly to create a bridal hair look

A popular wedding hair look is the half-up-half-down hairstyle which keeps hair off the face, while also having some length at the back. The top section of hair can be twisted and braided for extra texture, and the bottom half treated to loose waves for a whimsical finish.

Long locks for a special day

Walk down the aisle with a completely special look, different from your usual hair, with hair extensions. A day with long locks can transform and elevate your personal style. We have an exceptional range of Remi Cachet hair extensions available at Additional Lengths that come in an array of beautiful shades and tones to perfectly match your natural hair colour, and with different application method options. The tape in hair extensions can provide a temporary look, providing volume, thickness and length for the duration of your special day, while more permanent extensions, such as the Remi Cachet Ultra Tips, offer a longer lasting option that can be easily styled for your perfect wedding hair look.

An example of the beautiful long blonde Remi Cachet hair extensions styled in loose waves

Bridesmaid hairstyles

Whether you’re having a sister, a close best friend or a whole fleet of them, bridesmaids can rock a special ‘do for your special day, too. At Additional Lengths, we absolutely love the on-trend loose waves look; it’s ultra feminine and works really well on all hair lengths. With the GHD Classic Wave Wand the ladies can even do their own hair to perfection, with the easy-to-use curling wand which creates consistent waves. GHD are renowned for high-quality heated stylers, which provide professional results. By using the GHD Classic Wave Wand (and a spritz of hairspray), your bridesmaids hairstyles will remain in place all day and night!

Hair accessories

The classic veil has so much traditional appeal, but sometimes a little refresh can be a good thing. Show off your hair by leaving the veil alone and opting for hair accessories that will bring additional embellishment to the hair for your special day. Even going for a tiara will still be in keeping with the timeless bridal hair accessory look, but will offer a bit more sparkle than a full veil. Beads and diamantes can look beautiful with the right placement, and offer just the right amount of sparkle to be subtle and tasteful. This bridal hair accessory option would look exquisite with brunette or auburn hair as the contract between the hair shade and the embellishment would make for a stand out look. Better still, wind the beads into the hair through a plait for a stunning hair adornment every bride would love.

Take it back to your childhood with a pretty hair band which can provide a bohemian look if decorated with flowers, or why not go full flower power with a floral crown? They can match your bouquet for a co-ordinated look.

We hope that you’re willing to say ‘I do’ to our beautiful wedding hair ideas for your big day. With so many bridal hairstyle options to ponder over, from Remi Cachet hair extensions to accessories, you’ll find that the perfect wedding day hairstyle for you is just waiting to be tried out! Whether you’re working with a professional hairstylist for the day, or doing your own hair, it’s amazing what you can achieve when it comes to your wedding hair dreams!

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