Eyebrows

Since I turned 40 in July I have been feeling unhappy about the way I look, not really about my age because after being so sick when I was 30 I still believe getting old is such a privilege. But I definitely felt like I was overweight and perhaps could do with putting a little bit more effort into the way I look.

Beginning of September I joined weight watchers and began to exercise a little more than what I have been doing, this has been a great success so far with me losing 21 lb by the beginning of December! I still have more weight to go but I am feeling so much happier about myself.

One thing that is hard is most of my customers take pride in their appearance and always have lovely nails, eyelashes, eyebrows and hair of course. Then there is me, most days I look like an overweight girl that’s been dragged through a bush backwards! So I’ve started getting my nails done too in the last month as a treat to myself for sticking to my diet.

I have always had very thin light-coloured eyebrows which is strange as my hair is very dark, and with eyebrows being such a thing these days I started getting eyebrow envy nearly every day. So I decided to go and investigate the options I have at a lovely shop just round the corner from where I live that do semi-permanent make up.

So I met the lovely Amy from Absentia. I was in the shop discussing eyebrows and then we got on the subject of eyeliner, so I ended up leaving the shop with a booking for brush stroke brows and eyeliner. I was very excited about the eyeliner and very nervous about the eyebrows, the last time (and only time) I went out with my eyebrows penciled in, I met my boyfriend in the pub and he looked too long in the direction of my eyebrows, then asked me what I had done. Needless to say I went straight to the pub toilets and washed my eyebrows straight off.

The day came for my eyeliner to be done, it was slightly uncomfortable but not painful and even though there was swelling afterwards I absolutely loved them, they even had a tiny flick at the end. I think I will keep having this done even when I’m 90 because I love it that much.

The following day I went back for my eyebrows, I felt sick with worry, what if my boyfriend hates my face after this, what if my parents find out (I know, I know, I’m 40 what does it matter) but it does matter to me that they are not disappointed in me.

Amy marked my face up and said she would not make my eyebrows to big, so I relaxed into it and when we stopped halfway through I had a sneaky peek and they looked amazing too. So after another hour she had finished and I looked at them, they were perfect but just so dark and big, I felt like my face was not my face. Amy said it was because of swelling and that it would fade in about 10 days.

That night I was freaking out about my eyebrows and I had work, I wore a hat pulled right down to my eyebrows all the way through work, my customer probably thinks I’ve lost the plot. I will explain to her next time I see her.

Day 3 after having my eyebrows tattooed on, I’m due to go out for dinner with my friend Anita. Obviously the hat is coming with me to dinner as I’ve not taken it off, I’ve even been wearing it to bed as I fear my son would not recognise me with these new gigantic eyebrows. He did ask the question “what’s with the hat?” and i told him I was feeling very cold all the time!

When I got to Anita’s she just kept saying how wonderful the eyebrows are, then her friend Sarah came round and loved my eyebrows too, so the hat stayed at home and me and my eyebrows went out for dinner.

My boyfriend said on day 4 when i saw him that he really liked my eyebrows but that he felt he was staring at them a lot haha. My parents did not mention my eyebrows when I saw them on day 9 but they did keep saying how well I looked…. So I got away with that one.

I’m 16 days past having my eyebrows done now and I love, love, love them, they have faded slightly and shrunk as the swelling has gone down.

More things on the list I would like to try is semi permanent lipstick and Botox. Should I wear a name badge from now on while working, so all my lovely customer know that it is me… “Bev, just an updated version” x

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The hair I use

Coloured hair extensions

Coloured hair extensionsThe Remy hair extension range is carefully selected for the highest possible quality. Cuticles are intact and laid in the same direction as your natural hair. This will provide a smooth texture and will result in longer lasting hair extensions. Extensions are available in lengths from 14 inch to 22 inch although we can order extensions up to 26 inch long but there may be a longer delivery time. Hair extensions are available in over 100 colours. From natural shades to extravagant bright colours, beautiful dip dyes and blended mixed tones.

All extensions we use are either 0.5 gram or 1.0 gram, mostly I use 1.0 gram as this weight is perfect for adding length and thickness. I only use 0.5 gram if using extensions for highlights or the client has very thin or fragile hair. With extensions that are in bonds, example: micro, I tip, Nano and Fusion, the total weight of each strand is 1.0 gram, whether it is 16 inch or 22 inch, each strand will still weigh 1.0 gram. This means that a 22 inch extension would appear to be thinner than a 16 inch extension as is is longer, This does mean that if you are having 22 inch extensions you might well need a full head instead of a 3/4 head so that there is enough hair to blend perfectly.

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Laura wanted longer thicker hair

Laura wanted longer thicker hair, I fitted a full head of micro extensions in a mixture of 3 colours to match her hair perfectly.

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Thicker Hair

Mary has two family weddings she is going to, in the next few weeks and wanted thicker hair. I fitted 60 micro loop to give her the thickness and added layers to blend in with her own hair.

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Longer thicker hair for Alishba

Alishba was suffering from thinning hair and wanted her hair long and thick again.  I added 3/4 a head of 22″ I Tip with micros in colour 1 with ombre going to colour 9. I am so happy with the results,  she looked so pretty 🙂

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Video of Catherine’s hair extensions


Catherine had 20″ micro loops in colour 613 and 18, really pleased with the end result

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Pink hair extensions

Anita had 20″ pastel pink colour fusion bonded extensions. I am in love with this colour so much.

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Mel’s Bridesmaid Hair

Mel had a full head of 18″ Micro loop extensions in colour 99J and 33.  I also added a small amount of Colour Bug as Mel really liked my bright pink ombre hair at the consultation!
I did trim the extensions to about 16″.  Mel has shared these photos of her at her best friends’ wedding (she was the bridesmaid). I love the curls and the way you get just a little flash of that bright pink.
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Growing out your hair

Growing out hair
Growing out hair

Is it hard for you to grow out your natural hair? Did you chop your hair off only to find you’re missing your long locks again (we have all been there).  Natural hair growth is a slow process that can definitely test your patience at times, it took me 4 years to regrow my hair to a length I was happy with after losing my hair through Chemo treatment.

The growth rate for natural hair is about half of an inch per month and six inches per year. Factors like stress and unhealthy ends can sure make this process go even slower. Stress is a very common hair loss problem that can affect the rate in which your hair grows. Split or dry ends break off, making it seem like you haven’t gained even a half inch of your natural hair strands.

Did you know Trending Hair can help you grow out your hair again?

Trending Hair gives you an option for growing out your natural hair,  because hair extensions are a financial investment, you tend to be more gentle and more caring of your hair. You’re more conscious of the way you brush, how much heat you apply, and even how you wash. With Micro or Nano rings you’ll find that by your next move-up appointment (usually 6-8 weeks after initial installation) your hair has grown some. As your natural hair grows, the extensions move lower and lower so you’ll be able to tell something is different.

This is a great way to get the longer hair you crave, but at the same time allowing your own hair to grow, Micro and Nano rings are not glued to your hair so cause no damage, and the rings are silicone lined so are gentle on your hair.

If the ends of your hair are splitting or seem somewhat dry, hair products such as hair masks, conditioners, and other treatments can help to repair them while you wear your hair extensions.

Why not book a free consultation, and let Trending hair make you look amazing while you grown out your old style.

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Wedding Day Hair

Wedding hair extensions
Wedding Hair

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, no one can blame you for wanting to look amazing in front of your family, friends and most importantly, your future husband!

Way before the big day you should start preparing your hair so that it is in the best possible condition. Start this by having your hair trimmed regularly and using conditioners and hair masks.

Choosing your hairstyle takes time and should not be left until weeks before the big day as this could result in unnecessary stress. You could end up with a look that doesn’t go with your dress, doesn’t suit you or that just hasn’t turned out how you had imagined.

If you are wearing hair extensions on your big day then these should be applied at least a month before your wedding. This will give you time to get used to the extensions and for the bonds settle in with your hair. It also gives you a chance to test different bridal styles and ensure you are 100% happy.

I’m not trying to convince you to try out a crazy new style on the day when you’ll have photographic evidence for the rest of your life but at the same time, don’t be afraid of enhancing your existing locks, to ensure they reach their full potential on your wedding day.

Once you have an idea of how you may wish to wear your hair, consider if Trending Hair extensions can be used to take your hair from pretty to perfect.

We have have a range of natural colours that will blend seamlessly with your hair, increasing volume and length – what bride could say no to that? Best of all, the bonds are tiny and discreet so it is still possible to wear hair up in a variety of different styles!

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for a fantastic selection of Bridal and Bridesmaid dresses in Hemel, head over to our friends at Flawless Frocks!

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