Hair Extension Sale UK

Some information about Hair Extension maybe useful for your purpose

Hair Extension Sale UK - Some information about Hair Extension maybe useful for your purpose

Faking it: even if you weren’t born with long, gorgeous hair, it can be yours in an instant

The hottest accessory right now? Hair extensions. Not the old-fashioned, you-can-spot-them-a-mile-away variety, but the sexiest, most natural-looking ones ever. The country’s most sought-after stylists are custom-making them for their top clients, and everyone’s hooked. There are two kinds to choose from: semipermanent extensions, which last from a few weeks to nine months, or the snap-in, removable kind.gorgeous-hair

“The extensions I design are like a couture dress for your hair,” says Kevin Lee of the Waldorf-Astoria’s Kenneth Salon in New York City, who makes them for a few select women (read: He’s not taking any new clients right now). “My clients get extensions for parties and other society events to go with the gowns they’re wearing.” When the women get home, they unsnap the extensions before going to bed.

After a lengthy consultation, Lee painstakingly measures his client’s head and re-creates her hair color and texture. “I use real human hair that I buy in the hair district in New York–right near the flower district, downtown,” says Lee. Then he sews the pieces of hair together by hand and does several fittings before they’re ready to be worn. Butterfly clips at one end attach the hair to thin, tiny braids he plaits close to the scalp. The cost ranges from $1200 to $2000, depending on desired length and thickness.

Celebrity stylist Oribe, whose clients include Jennifer Lopez and Penelope Cruz, also prefers removable extensions. “The women I work with want different looks from one night to the next,” he says. Oribe’s clients get limitless options: layers, length, volume. “I love the way snap-in bangs look,” he says. “You can wear them for a night or two–and when you get bored with them, they’re gone.”

For some women, however, longer-lasting extensions are ideal. “I’ve never been happier!” says Dana Wood, an assistant vice president at L’Oreal. For her, they solved the problem of a too-short haircut. “It was such a relief to realize I didn’t have to wait six months for this cut to grow out,” she says. Frank Arcabascio of New York’s Warren-Tricomi Salon did such a great job of blending the new hair into Wood’s blonde chin-length bob that some of Wood’s co- workers failed to notice the change. “My boss walked by me in the hallway and said, ‘Love your hat.’ He didn’t even notice the 12 inches of hair underneath it.” Arcabascio attached Wood’s extensions with a synthetic keratin polymer that bonds to the hair. They take up to six hours to put in, can be shampooed and blow-dried just like regular hair, and last up to nine months. They need to be touched up after three months to ensure the bonds remain tight. The cost ranges between $450 and $2000.

Sew-in extensions are similar in price to the keratin-bond variety. They are stitched onto tiny braids or knots along the scalp, but last only about two to three months. Stylist Oscar James, who regularly creates extensions for supermodels Iman and Tyra Banks, is a fan. “They allow my clients to choose a color, a length, a texture without having to commit to it,” he says. “If they need to take them out for a job, they can do so without destroying their hair.”

Regardless of the method, the result should be the same, says Lee. “You want people to look at you and say, ‘Who’s the beautiful girl?’ not ‘Who’s the girl with the hair?’”

Making Waves

With his antigravity chignons, rumpled ponytails, and a healthy dose of street chic, newcomer Paul Hanlon is shaking up the world of haute hair.

It’s 8:30 A.M. backstage at Marni, and hairstylist Paul Hanlon is wielding his iPod like a talisman. “The girls are a bit tired today!” he says, dialing up the volume on this morning’s playlistthe Smiths’ Louder Than Bombs to a steady thrum inside designer Consuelo Castiglioni’s Milan show space. “But come on, it’s Fashion Week. This is supposed to be fun!”

Sure enough, 30 minutes later, models Aymeline Valade and Kasia Struss are nodding in time to the music as they line up to take the runway, while Hanlondressed in his trademark Ralph Lauren plaid shirt (he has nearly 60), jeans, and scuffed-up broguesdashes from girl to girl, carefully coaxing rumpled waves from their luxe leather coats and emerald fur collars.

Though Hanlon admits he’s still something of “a new kid on the block,” the handsome young Englishman is quickly becoming a regular on set with photographers like Craig McDean, Steven Klein, and Mert & Marcus, and backstage with designers from Proenza Schouler and Christopher Kane to Dries Van Noten.

It’s easy to see why. At 34 years old, Hanlon brings a refreshing jolt of youth culture to the world of haute hair. It wasn’t that long ago, after all, that he was a Morrissey-loving student growing up in Birmingham and “driving my mother to despair with my heavy-metal hair,” he says with a twinkle. When a job as a shampoo boy at his neighborhood salon triggered a near “obsession” with the craft, he made his way to London, where an apprenticeship with the editorial hairstylist Malcolm Edwards first landed him on the fashion map.

In recent seasons, Hanlon has melted pink plastic hair netting into skyward-reaching Mohawks (Tao Comme des GarAs.ons, spring 2010), streaked slicked-back crowns with Day-Glo punk paint (Altuzarra, spring 2011), and cinched waist-grazing dominatrix ponytails with glittering bands of fabric (Versus, fall 2011). Of his penchant for turning even the prettiest hair ever so slightly on its head, he says, “I’m obsessed with watching the way real girls do their hair, the imperfections they create, whether it’s using too much hair spray or that strange bend at the ends from sleeping on it funny.” For this purpose, he is rarely without his Lumix digital camera, which he carries with him to capture the street style wherever his travels take himParis, Tokyo, Liverpool. “It’s about finding that one element that’s just a little bit . . . wrong, ” he says of the idiosyncratic looks that inspire him most.

When crafting the slick, sculptural chignons for Joseph Altuzarra’s fall show, for instance, Hanlon intentionally scraped the hair back, away from the face, almost too tightly, yet left a few softly tangled flyaways at the nape of the neck. It was as if his muse had raked a comb through her hair in a last-minute dash for the door. “It’s Kate Moss in her Johnny Depp days,” he said backstage, citing the loose reference Altuzarra had given him before the show.

This season, Hanlon also found himself more than a little inspired by the loose waves, deconstructed ponytails, and unraveling plaits nonchalantly worn by so many “models, assistants, even the stylists” as they turned up for runway castings. That was certainly the case at Proenza Schouler, where, amid clouds of FrA[c]dA[c]ric Fekkai hair spray and a suitcase’s worth of 22-inch hair extensions, he deftly conjured the look of Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez’s achingly cool downtown girl. “It’s that feeling of heaviness, the way it drapes across the eye, the sheared-off bits at the ends,” he said of the roughed-up, Navajo-inspired ponytails.

Later, in Paris, while brainstorming ideas for Dries Van Noten’s collection, he picked up one of the designer’s slim gold ringsmeant to be worn on the fingersfrom a nearby table and slipped it over the base of a model’s low ponytail instead. It was a simple gesture, one familiar to any woman who has tucked a wayward brooch into her hair during a moment of whimsy. It made for one of fall’s most winning looks: easy, uncontrived luxury.

And that’s just his intention. “I want the woman sitting on the other end of the runway to look at the hair and think to herself, You know what? I could actually be that girl. “