hair weave london
hair weave london
hair weave london
Hair Weave
hair weave london
hair weave london

The Hair Weave Service

The hair weave technique is extremely simple and involves firstly braiding the natural hair to create a sturdy foundation for the hair extension style. Wefts of human hair are then sewn onto the braided base.  A weft of human hair is basically a ‘curtain’ of extension hair stitched together.  The hair weaves are applied in discrete rows that lie flat against your scalp ensuring the extension hair blends easily with your natural hair.

Shannel can use a hair weave to lengthen even very short hair

Hair Weave

Award winning remy European hair extensions

Straight/slight wave texture – Available in 40 colours including multi-tonal and highlighted hair.

A great match for European or Afro hair which is at least shoulder length. Human hair is sold by weight, so the longer the hair, the less hair you get. 120 grams is normally sufficient unless you are opting for 20 inches. This hair is double-drawn which means the ends are as thick as the roots, resulting in a fuller hair style. This hair is available on a machine weft and has been lightly processed and coloured.  As this is remy hair, the cuticle remains intact.

We source our extension hair from Beauty Works.

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Hair weave makeovers

Expert colour and texture matching

Natural looking results

Gentle on your natural hair

A hair weave can be used on very short hair…

Weaves work fabulously well on short hair as the extension hair is secured on a weft and then sewn into cornrows on the scalp.  As a proportion of the hair is braided into the cornrows, a percentage of your hair is within the weave base, meaning that the extensions blend in far easier as compared to strand by strand methods.

Our hair weaves can cover up all sorts of hair cuts including bobbed hair, asymmetric cuts or damaged and breaking hair stylishly and simply.  Ideally your hair should be a minimum of 3 inches at the crown area.

It seems everyone on the silver screen and in the glossy magazines has fabulous, flowing thick hair.  Beautiful hair undoubtedly compliments a woman and can certainly help you feel more attractive.  Very few of us are blessed with naturally thick long hair so the most obvious option is to fake it with faux tresses.  Visit our hair weave salon in London to see how we can create an intense hair weave or hair extension makeover for you.

Ideally your hair should be at least 3 – 4 inches long.

Depending on the length and thickness of your hair,  a hair weave can be applied in under 90 minutes generally.

This depends on you entirely.  There is minimal temporary strain on your hair with a hair weave.  

When your hair weave is first applied you will notice it is there, but after a couple of days it will feel more like your own hair.

Yes, you can wash your hair as often as you wish.

Your hair weave will not deteriorate if you sweat.  In fact weaved hair extensions are so stable they are not vulnerable to any external elements including oils, heat and water.

A hair weave can withstand the same heat as natural hair so you are free to use and heated styling tool you choose.  Just remember to protect the extension hair with suitable products.

Whilst wearing a hair weave, it it best to wash your hair in the shower.  Washing your hair weave with your head in an upright position helps prevent tangling.

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Correct hair weave placement

Around the hairline the dermal papilla is very close to the scalp, hairline hair’s have a much shorter life span so it is more easily damaged.  The pain is caused because hair that is still in anagen phase (hair attached to a blood supply and still growing) if this happens repeatedly the hair follicle will stop reproducing hair.

For this reason Shannel will never apply your hair extensions or hair weave near the hairline or the nape of the neck.  When Shannel applies hair weaves or hair extensions, close attention is paid to the tension and placement of the actual attachment.

Minimal risk

The effect of correctly applied hair weaves and hair extensions on your hair and scalp is the equivalent of wearing your hair in a relatively tight ponytail for 36 hours. After this there is no continued pressure or trauma on the hair or scalp so there is no risk of permanent hair loss.  For traction alopecia to become potentially permanent, trauma must be inflicted continually over an extended period (often years).

“In reality, little damage is generally done to follicles as a result of pulling.  A hair shaft grows from the papilla, and as long as the papilla has not been seriously damaged or destroyed (e.g. burned / scarred), hair will continue to grow.  Some people mistakenly believe that when they pull the hair shaft with the bulb attached to the end, that they have pulled out the root.  This is not the root.  Since the papilla lies deep within the skin the chances of it being pulled out or damaged are very small.”
The Hair Pulling Problem- Fred Penzel

Correct hair weave placement

Around the hairline the dermal papilla is very close to the scalp, hairline hair’s have a much shorter life span so it is more easily damaged.  The pain is caused because hair that is still in anagen phase (hair attached to a blood supply and still growing) if this happens repeatedly the hair follicle will stop reproducing hair.  For this reason Shannel will never apply your hair extensions or hair weave near the hairline or the nape of the neck.  When Shannel applies hair weaves or hair extensions, close attention is paid to the tension and placement of the actual attachment.

Minimal risk

The effect of correctly applied hair weaves and hair extensions on your hair and scalp is the equivalent of wearing your hair in a relatively tight ponytail for 36 hours. After this there is no continued pressure or trauma on the hair or scalp so there is no risk of permanent hair loss.  For traction alopecia to become potentially permanent, trauma must be inflicted continually over an extended period (often years).

“In reality, little damage is generally done to follicles as a result of pulling.  A hair shaft grows from the papilla, and as long as the papilla has not been seriously damaged or destroyed (e.g. burned / scarred), hair will continue to grow.  Some people mistakenly believe that when they pull the hair shaft with the bulb attached to the end, that they have pulled out the root.  This is not the root.  Since the papilla lies deep within the skin the chances of it being pulled out or damaged are very small.”
The Hair Pulling Problem- Fred Penzel

First application with Beauty Works Extensions

Black or Dark Brown;

16″   £260     18″   £275     20″   £290 

Light Brown or Blonde;

 16″   £280     18″   £300     20″   £315 

Special Colours;

 16″   £310     18″   £335    20″   £345 

Full reapplication within 8 weeks    £100

Removal within 8 weeks    £30

Removal after  8 weeks  from  £40

*First application includes 120 grams Beauty Works Celebrity Choice Weft and two sewn in rows/wefts.

First application with Beauty Works Extensions

Black or Dark Brown;

16″   £280     18″   £295     20″   £315 

Light Brown or Blonde;

 16″   £300     18″   £320     20″   £335 

Special Colours;

 16″   £330     18″   £355    20″   £365 

Full reapplication within 8 weeks    £120

Removal within 8 weeks    £30

Removal after  8 weeks from  £40

*First application includes 120 grams Beauty Works Celebrity Choice Weft and three sewn in rows/wefts.

*Extra rows are £15 each.

*Option to add 120 grams of Beauty Works Extension hair

First application with Beauty Works Extensions

Black or Dark Brown;

18″   £335     20″   £340     22″   £355    24″  £540

Light Brown or Blonde;

18″   £360     20″   £370     22″   £385   24″ £570

Special Colours;

18″   £415     20″   £425     22″   £440   24″ £580

Full reapplication within 8 weeks    £120

Removal within 8 weeks    £30

Removal after  8 weeks from £40

*First application includes 150 grams Beauty Works Double Gold Weft and three sewn in rows/wefts.

*Extra rows are £15 each.

*Option to add 120 grams of Beauty Works Extension hair

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Can I colour my hair whilst wearing a hair weave?

It is very easy to colour your hair whilst wearing a hair weave. If you need to do your roots, simply section your hair as usual and follow the instructions supplied with your hair colour/dye. However, you may find it easier to visit a hair salon for your colour service.

Will sunbathing or subbed affect my hair weave?

No, a hair weave is not vulnerable to heat. Just remember to protect the hair with a leave-in conditioner or other suitable hair product with a sun protection factor.

Do I have to use specific products to maintain my hair weave?

No. You are free to use any products you choose. Feel comfortable to experiment with what works for you and your new style.

Can I swim whilst wearing a hair weave?

Yes. Your hair weave is not vulnerable to chlorine or salt water. Just remember to protect your extension hair to avoid excessive drying out. If you thoroughly wet your hair before entering the pool/sea, your hair will not absorb as much water.

Can I brush my hair thoroughly whilst wearing a hair weave?

Yes, daily brushing and combing is essential for keeping your hair weave tangle free.

How will you match hair colour to my hair weave?

It’s pretty easy to match the colour of your own hair to the hair weave. During the consultation, we use fibre hair swatches to indicate what colours are already present in your hair and then use this to match it to the required human hair. This allows us to get a ‘true colour’ match’.

What is the longest length I can wear my hair weave?

The extension hair we use at Secret Extensions is generally available up to 24 inches. The longer the extensions, the more overall extra weight you are carrying. For the health of your scalp, we would recommend going no longer than 20 inches. Ideally 16-18 inches is good as a standard for maximum length.

Can I add highlights to my hair weave?

The short answer is no. You can add slices of colour to emphasise your existing highlights and create bold colour effects but highlights are not possible as your crown area is left free to cover the hair weave wefts. You can see what colours of hair weave are available here.

Will my regular hair stylist be able to work with my new hair weave?

Your stylist should have no problem working with a hair weave. Your hair weave will be applied in neat, even rows which your stylist will find easy to work with.

Can I colour my hair whilst wearing a hair weave?

It is very easy to colour your hair whilst wearing a hair weave. If you need to do your roots, simply section your hair as usual and follow the instructions supplied with your hair colour/dye. However, you may find it easier to visit a hair salon for your colour service.

Will sunbathing or subbed affect my hair weave?

No, a hair weave is not vulnerable to heat. Just remember to protect the hair with a leave-in conditioner or other suitable hair product with a sun protection factor.

Do I have to use specific products to maintain my hair weave?

No. You are free to use any products you choose. Feel comfortable to experiment with what works for you and your new style.

Can I swim whilst wearing a hair weave?

Yes. Your hair weave is not vulnerable to chlorine or salt water. Just remember to protect your extension hair to avoid excessive drying out. If you thoroughly wet your hair before entering the pool/sea, your hair will not absorb as much water.

Can I brush my hair thoroughly whilst wearing a hair weave?

Yes, daily brushing and combing is essential for keeping your hair weave tangle free.

How will you match hair colour to my hair weave?

It’s pretty easy to match the colour of your own hair to the hair weave. During the consultation, we use fibre hair swatches to indicate what colours are already present in your hair and then use this to match it to the required human hair. This allows us to get a ‘true colour’ match’.

What is the longest length I can wear my hair weave?

The extension hair we use at Secret Extensions is generally available up to 24 inches. The longer the extensions, the more overall extra weight you are carrying. For the health of your scalp, we would recommend going no longer than 20 inches. Ideally 16-18 inches is good as a standard for maximum length.

Can I add highlights to my hair weave?

The short answer is no. You can add slices of colour to emphasise your existing highlights and create bold colour effects but highlights are not possible as your crown area is left free to cover the hair weave wefts. You can see what colours of hair weave are available here.

Will my regular hair stylist be able to work with my new hair weave?

Your stylist should have no problem working with a hair weave. Your hair weave will be applied in neat, even rows which your stylist will find easy to work with.

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