Hair Extension Advice

Always ask to see proof of qualifications, always check the name and date to see how much experience the extensionist has. This is especially important if they are mobile as this makes it harder to track them down if problems do occur.

Some salons only have one qualified extensionist and sometimes allow trainees to apply hair extensions with minimal training in the correct application of hair extensions.


Salons often allow trainees to apply extensions without consulting the customer and charging the same amount as a fully qualified extensionist. Always ask to see the extensionists qualification and make sure they are qualified to apply the hair extension system they are using. If the extensionist is a trainee, ask how much experience they have and ensure there is a qualified extensionist on hand to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Always ask to see them applying extensions so you can see their work and ask to see a portfolio of some before and after pictures.
A good extensionist should discuss all the types of hair they have available and they should explain the process of application and how to look after your newly applied hair extensions.

There are many types of hair extensions available and you should check that they are using 100% human hair extensions and always ask what type.

Your extensionist should be happy to answer any questions you have relating to your extensions and if they say they are qualified they should be happy to show you a certificate of qualification. If they can’t provide you with proof, proceed with extreme caution, as badly applied extensions can cause damage to your hair and may cost more than a good set to have the damage repaired.