Archives for October 2011

Oct
26

British Hairdresser of the Year Nominees

British Hairdresser of the Year

The hair extensions industries’ most anticipated award show “British Hairdressing Awards” is closing in, and the most prestigious award is the British Hairdresser of the Year is up for grab by eight of the most talented hairdressers in the UK.

Nominees such as Hooker and Young, Angelo Seminara and Mark Leeson are renowned for their amazing creativity, using the best hair extension products available such as high quality hair extensions by Hairaisers. In the presence of these high calibre stylists will be market leaders of hair extensions trade to see who to look out for.

Angelo Seminara as Favorite?

Will Angelo Seminara hold on to his title? A previous winner from 2010 and 2007, he has surely upped his game. Angelo Seminara only uses the best hair extension products available, and is well known by the heads of Hairaisers for his great creativity using their hair extensions.

Nominees for the British Hairdresser of the Year

Akin Konizi

Akin Konizi

Andrew Barton

Andrew Barton

Angelo Seminara

Angelo Seminara

Errol Douglas

Errol Douglas

Hooker and Young

Hooker and Young

Mark Hayes

Mark Hayes

Mark Leeson

Mark Leeson

Tim Hartley

Tim Hartley

British Hairdressing Awards – 28th November 2011
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriot Hotel, London

Oct
24

Where are Human Hair Extensions Sourced from?

One of the most asked question in the hair extension trade is “Where does the hair actually come from?” or “How do you source your human hair?”. There are many misconceptions of how hair is sourced, or nightmare stories that give the hair extension trade a bad name. Horror stories such as hair being obtained from dead people or the use of animal hair are often floating around, however the authenticity of these stories are doubtful.

Where are Human Hair Extensions Sourced from?

Where are Human Hair Extensions Sourced from?

Temple where Hair is Donated

Temple where Hair is Donated

So where do hair extensions typically come from? The answer is through donations, these donations are typically religiously motivated. One example is the temple of Tirumala Venkateswara in India, where tens of thousands of pilgrims flock each week to “sacrifice” their hair to their gods in order to have their prayers answered.

After the religious ceremony, the temple would sell the hair to “hair farmers” who would then go through the process of washing and making the hair extensions. The upshot of this is that the money obtained from the hair is then pumped back into the villages that surround the temple. The other advantage is that the hair has previously been well cared for by the hair donor, which in turn gives the end user better quality hair extensions.
There are other sourcing location other than India, however 9 times out of 10 your hair extensions would have been sourced in India. Hair extensions branded as “Russian” or “European” are likely to have been obtained from these temples in India.

Oct
19

Hair Extension Aftercare is the Most Important part of Owning Hair Extensions

Hair Extension Aftercare is the Most Important part of Owning Hair Extensions
Many people purchase hair extensions thinking they put them in and all will be fine. No matter what quality hair extensions you have, it is vital to maintain hair extensions properly. The hair extension maintenance consists more of just washing, it is best to be armed with specially made aftercare.

Hair Extension Aftercare Set

Hair Extension Aftercare Set

Hair extensions would require the following products as a minimum:

Hair Extension Shampoo – To clean the hair extensions from day to day wearing, vital for keeping hair grease free.

Hair Extension Conditioner – To condition the hair extensions to maintain a soft and healthy appearance

Hair Extension Leave-in-treatment – To help protect the hair extensions from the elements of day to day use.

Most hair extensions on the market today are branded as “Remy” (root point correct). However this is not always the case and does not excuse mistreatment of them. Bearing this in mind, it is best to keep the hair tangle free with frequent brushing, while brushing, grip the hair extensions at the root to prevent shedding.

There are additional products to help care for your hair extensions such as serums and sprays that give the hair extensions a more healthy and vibrant look. These are considered optional aftercare treatments as they are mostly cosmetic.

The whole purpose of these aftercare steps is to keep your hair extensions looking healthy and nice, while prolonging hair extension life. Many consumers unknowingly mistreat their hair extensions and blame the hair extensions themselves, this is why aftercare is always strongly advised by large hair suppliers.