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Hair Extensions at Beauty Spot

Quite some time ago I purchased a full head of hair extensions from Head Kandy, and until today had never used them. The shade I ordered (Espresso) was pretty much the same as my natural hair colour, except due to sun exposure my hair is a little lighter then usual. I booked an appointment with my local beauty salon (Beauty Spot in Janabiya) to have it returned to my natural colour, have the extensions put in and have them cut to fit in with my current hair length better.

So, hi ho hi ho off to the salon I went. The hair extensions were 20-22 inches long, significantly longer then my own hair (shoulder length) and so they were quite heavy. They coloured my hair first and then proceeded to insert the extensions. They backcombed different sections, made tiny little braids, backcombed it again and then clipped in the hair. I explained that I wanted all of them put it and then trimmed to look more natural, with a slight wave in the bottom half, a la the Kardashian clan. The the finished look from the side.

So far so luscious right? Not really, the sections were too long and not layered enough and they had put a wave in the ends of my own hair, which was way too high up on the back of my head compared to the extension length. When I pointed this out I was told that it would ‘drop’ later and look natural. I explained that you can clearly see where my hair ends and the extensions begin but no no, this would drop later. This is what it looked like from the back.

You can clearly see where my hair ends and the extensions begin. You can also see that one of the wefts is visible just below the crown of my head. After much posting of pictures on twitter and whinging dramatically about this, the lovely ladies I conversed  with said they thought the same, the hair was too straight and long and needed to be layered more.

Usually, this kind of stuff doesn’t bother me that much, but when I had just spent four hours start to finish getting this done by a woman who clearly just wanted rid of me, I was annoyed. I contemplated going back to the salon but knew that if it wasn’t right the first time, it definitely wouldn’t be right the second time. So instead, I whipped them out. I was left with about 15 ‘dreadlock’ style weeds of hair which I had to painstakingly comb and condition and what have I been left with? A lighter purse, mangled hair and a box full of synthetic hair. Fail.

Tell me I am not the only one this has happened to! I don’t think me and hair extensions are meant to be…

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  • Reply Ihavemostlybeen

    What a complete work up. I have tweeted you about this. Em wears clip in extensions pretty much all the time, not recently as she had highlights and couldnt match them up but tomorrow she is going back to light brown and has bought clip in extensions to be put in after her colour. Even when she clips them in herself they don’t look like that. She sections her hair, clips in the extensions right up at the root, drops the top section of hair over it and they are gone and really not obvious at all. They should have left your ends straight so that they blended in with the extensions, layered up the ext so they weren’t so heavy and then curled the extensions. Maybe you can find someone else to do it properly for you? I will send you pics of Em’s tomorrow when they are done oh and pics of her putting them in step by step if you like to? xxx

    October 14, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      Oh Debs that would be fab! Would she mind? Everyone seems to be so efficient with them except me, haha!

      October 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Jenny Lynam

    :-(…that really really sucks…name and shame i say, if a salon doesnt do their job right and you hand over a small fortune, then people should steer clear of them. xx

    October 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      I was going to do that initially, but this is such a small place it’s just not worth it. A friend has recommended another salon that apparently do an excellent job so I’m going to give them a go I think!

      October 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Wat

    i thought headkandy hair was real hair not synthentic?

    July 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm
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