No longer do you have to wait years for your hair to grow out to have a long style. You can go and get long hair right now using extensions. According to Julien Guyonnet, Creative Director at Antenna salon in London, hair extensions are perfect for transforming short hair to long hair, forbes adding volume to thinning hair, growing out layers, a bad haircut and even adding highlights and lowlights without any chemical processing.
Julien Guyonnet explains that most people want the best style available in the fastest time possible. Everyone is in such a rush so they have to be practical. In reality, hair extensions are the only way to have long and healthy looking hair. To achieve that kind of thickness isn’t available in any other way.
What are hair extensions?
Extensions involve attaching human or synthetic man-made hair near the root to create a natural-looks like it grew out of your head—look. The extensions can be attached in 2-4 hours and will last anywhere from 3-6 months at which time they need to be removed and/or replaced depending on the method used.
There are many different extension methods to choose from these days. The hair can be attached strand by strand or in wefts (tiny little curtains attached together at the top). Some of the many attachment methods available today use keratin based adhesives, eshop development glues, heat seal, tiny locs and even string. And if you’re not ready to permanently attach something, you can always try clip-in hair extensions that are easily removable.
The Facts of Monofibre® Hair Extensions
Julien Guyonnet uses the Monofibre® hair extension method that was invented by Simon Forbes of Dome Cosmetics over 20 years ago. This method uses man-made Monofibre® instead of human hair. It is so silky and smooth that you can’t even tell it’s not real.
The Monofibre® is attached near the root using a gentle heat that creates a heat seal between the extension hair and the natural human hair. The natural hair needs to be at least 3-inches/ ~8 cm. long to attach the extensions. It is suitable for all hair types as there are no glues or bonding materials used in the application.
Julien Guyonnet has attached Monofibre® hair extensions to clients that want a new look with longer and/or thicker hair and even clients suffering from all forms of hair loss due to cancer and certain treatments. VPS Hosting
Hair loss clients usually have fine or brittle hair that can be further damaged if heavy human hair extensions are attached. The extra weight of the human hair can pull out the natural hair causing severe damage and even permanent hair loss. Monofibre® weighs about 1/3 of the weight of human hair and puts less stress on the natural hair.
The extensions can take between 2-3 hours to attach, depending on the requirements of the clients. A partial transformation would take roughly 1 hour and volumising would take between 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Monofibre® comes in many different colors and 2 different textures, retroandclassicflixs classic and wave. The classic texture works on poker straight and semi-straight hair while the wave texture suits all curly hair types.
Monofibre® extensions can last up to 3 months at which time the extensions are completely removed and replaced with new hair. The hair can be removed and replaced during the same appointment so that a continual look is maintained. Most salons offer a tidy-up service to keep the style looking immaculate in between replacements. The costs for extensions can vary from salon to salon, but are much cheaper than human hair extensions. At Antenna Salon, Monofibre® extensions are very affordable. Prices start from £195/~$347 US.
Advantages of Monofibre®
The Monofibre® extension method has many advantages over methods using human hair, Julien Guyonnet explains. Monofibre is much lighter in weight and shinier in texture than human hair. And unlike human hair that has a mind of its own, the fibre holds a style until you take it out. Fibre is also non-porous, so it doesn’t absorb any hair care products in any way. He adds, “Because of its versatility, toalla playa Monofibre® extensions can be manipulated into Avant-Garde styles such as dreadlocks, braids, etc.”
Julien Guyonnet continues, “I have tried using human hair for extensions and found it really an awful experience. I didn’t like using the glue and solvents. Actually, I felt quite ill through it all.” He feels that Monofibre® extensions are the safest method for natural hair and the most interesting since one can blend the hair with a variety of colors. The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity.
Another big advantage of Monofibre® psicocentrofc extensions is the training and education that a stylist must go through in order to be qualified to do hair extensions Julien Guyonnet came to London over 9 years ago to learn everything about Monofibre® extensions from Antenna Salon.
He started out his career by training in France for 3 years at a Hairdressing Institute followed by 2 years work experience in Parisian salons on the Champs Elysées. He trained as an assistant using Monofibre® extensions for 6 months.