04 Apr Vixen & Blush love long hair
If you’re thinking about having hair extensions or some funky colour and live in or near London, you have to check out bespoke hair extensions and colour specialists Vixen & Blush in Hoxton.
My locks are currently very long so I booked in for a blow-dry yesterday, and was struck by the creativity and uniqueness of their work.
My first and only experience with hair extensions about 12 years ago wasn’t great. I found them heavy, hard to sleep on, took a whole day to apply and had the tendency to slip out of my hair at random moments, such as in a packed tube at rush hour!
Thankfully application techniques and hair quality have moved on since then, and most leading salons now use real Russian and/or Brazilian hair which is much lighter and completely natural-looking.
The team at Vixen & Blush are meticulous about what they do, and it shows in the gorgeous, flawless heads of hair that walk out of the salon on a daily basis.
They use two techniques – micro bonding and micro ring – and a truly bespoke approach to colour-matching; their own ‘Colour Blending Technique’ takes hair from selected ponytails and mixes them together. Once the hair is mixed they hand-make each strand so the match is spot on for every client.
And as you can see from the pics above, if you’re looking for unique colour or a coloured hairpiece, the only limitation is your imagination… Colour specialist Sussan Gilbert will create the shade you’ve always dreamed of, whether statement or super-subtle, full head or dip dye.
Oh, and she’s pretty hot at 60-inspired voluminous blow-dries too, as I can testify!
Prices for hair extensions start at £230 for 1/4 head of Brazilian virgin hair (14″), up to £670 for a full head of Russian virgin hair (22″). Visit the website for other prices. A refit involves using the same hair again, and is charged at half the original cost.
Vixen & Blush, 194-196 Hoxton Street, London N1 5LH. Tel: 020 7729 6263. www.vixenandblush.com