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Handy Hair Pieces Part 2

Tuesday, 22 November 2005


Noel Sutton is here to demonstrate two different kinds of permanent hair extensions.  Hair extensions are a real talking point at the moment as scores of women follow the celebrity trend and invest in some instantly flowing locks!

Model 1
Our model has 100% human hair 20inch long extensions that are sugar bonded to her own hair and will last for 3 - 6 months.  The process usually takes 2-3 hours.

Cost between €250 - € 400, available salons nationwide.

Noel says that you can use ordinary hair products on your extensions - a particularly good one for shine is Awapuhi Moisture Mist by Paul Mitchell which Noel has used on our model.

Awapuhi Moisture Mist by Paul Mitchell - €13.95 - available salons nationwide.

Model 2
Our model has human hair wafts that are bonded to the scalp and will last from 2 weeks - 1 month.  

Cost between €50 - €250 available salons nationwide.

For these kind of wafts Noel recommends using the Mark Hill Ultimate Gloss Mousse or a cheaper alternative.

Mark Hill Ultimate Gloss Mousse - €14.20 - available chemists nationwide
Trevor Sorbie Fresh and Shine Spray - €6.60 - available chemists nationwide

Good aftercare is required to get the best out of your extensions.  He shows us a Denman rubber tipped hairbrush which detangles without pulling out the extensions.

Denman Grooming Brush - €10.10 - available chemists nationwide