Hair Extensions2018-10-16T15:47:10+00:00

Hair Extension


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Hair extensions – once we try them we cannot live without them! The added volume and chemical free colour options give us an undeniable confidence. It’s like mascara-extensions which enhance our beauty and make us look and feel better. Book with Bellisimos Hair to get amazing hair extensions.


Pre Bonded Hair Extensions

Pre-bonded hair extension is a type of hair extension that is applied to the hair by heating up the keratin tip that is found at the end of the extension, and it’s attached together using a glue bond/keratin or polyurethane to our natural hair. The term Pre-bonded actually refers to each strand having been created individually, rather than being sold as loose hair.

The terms U-tip/nail tip/pre bonded/hot fusion/cold fusion hair extension are often used to describe the same thing i.e. Pre-bonded extensions, which can be quite confusing and is simply a way of describing the shape of the keratin at the end of each strand. Using keratin as a form of hair extension application has been around for many years, and is a very popular method of fitting.  As keratin based hair extensions are one of the oldest methods of hair extension application, it was the first to have a redesign and have a Pre-bonded tip instead of being sold as loose hair with a glue gun.

Volume applications use 100–150 strands whereas length can require as many as 300 strands. The number of strands will depend on the amount and length of the wearer’s own hair, the desired look, and length. The bonds are attached close to the root allowing for a little space for movement. Our hair is placed between the U-tip against small sections of natural hair. The melted keratin is then rolled around the natural hair tightly so that it forms a fully sealed bond.  Keratin heats and cools very quickly, allowing for easy application. Hair extensions should be placed just far enough away from the natural hair line to allow us to cover the bonds with our natural hair, allowing us to tie our hair back as we normally would without the risk of the bonds being seen.


To fit a set of U-tip/nail tip hair extensions we will require:

U-tip/nail tip hair extensions


Sectioning clips

Scalp protector

Finger guards

Extension lead

Depending on the type of keratin used, the bond will need to be broken down so that it can safely be removed from the clients’ hair.  When using an Italian keratin we’ll require an alcohol based solution, and when using a Chinese keratin we’ll require an acetone based solution. Pre-bonded hair extensions should be very comfortable to wear. However, a settling period is usually required for the first few days whilst our scalp adjusts to the hair extensions. If we have our hair extensions fitted by a trained professional, we should not be able to see the bonds at all.

The advantages of this hair extension method is that it’ll add length and volume to our hair. It can also be customized to match clients’ hair color. It has no maintenance cost like other hair extension methods. The disadvantages are unlike other methods this method requires heat to melt and fuse the bonds to our hair and the removal requires acetone or alcohol to break the bonds, also usage of chemical and heat while applying can be harsh on natural hair. The extension cannot be used more than once, and heat should be used lightly around the bonds as it can melt the bonds and cause them to slip or even fall out.

Micro Ring Hair Extensions

perfect if we’re looking for a more long-term solution to lengthen our hair. These top quality hair extensions can be styled however we wish be that curly or straight! They are quick and easy to apply. Strand by strand, a micro loop extension is applied to our hair around 1 cm away from the scalp. Tiny, silicone lined aluminium rings hold the extensions securely in place, without the need for any harsh glues or chemicals. These last 3-6 months before they need any maintenance, and can be applied to hair as short as 4 inches.

The advantages are: They are bonded to the natural hair strand with a Nano-sized bead which is undetectable & provides a seamless finish. Micro ring hair extensions provides re-usability. The tip of these extensions does not damage while removing them and can be reinstalled easily. The bead is made from silicon which does not have any harmful effect on the scalp so there are no allergy concerns attached with these type of extensions. Also, no heat process is used while installing or removing these. These are very secure, reliable & durable. They lasts for a very long period if taken care properly. They come in plethora of lengths, colors & textures so offers a lot of option to choose from.

However, the disadvantages include: They require good aftercare or else they’d lose their moisture content. And it can take quite some time to get used to them.

Nano Ring hair extensions: Nano hair extensions have proved to be the most popular and quickest of the ring application methods. It is a fantastic hair extension method, especially for those with finer hair. Plus it is more comfortable. A Nano hair extension strand is applied in seconds!

Nano Rings Application

The process involves placing individual hair extension strands and firming them with a Nano ring. Nano rings hair extensions will be extremely secure thanks to adopting a strand by strand method. The trick to secure the rings properly, is to gather the correct amount of natural hair and place it within the ring. These types of extensions use an aluminium wire and a Nano ring, the smallest ring available. Lined with silicone and finished in matching hair colors to gently grip our hair extensions into place, meaning there is no glue, heat or braiding used. The application helps to provide the very best effect of healthy, thick and voluminous hair.

Nano ring hair extension bonds are incredibly tiny. They are also available in a variety of colours, making it easier to match them to the root colour. Nano ring hair extensions are the least damaging. They do not require heat or glue to secure them, meaning they will be kind and gentle on the hair. It can be easily removed. Nano ring extensions should last between three and four months, with regular maintenance appointments. They require more maintenance appointments almost every six-eight weeks.

If we’re looking for high quality real hair extensions, but are concerned about the damage they can do to our hair, these Nano hair extensions are the perfect hair extensions solution. This makes them one of the safest methods of applying real hair extensions.

Tape-in Hair Extensions: Tape in extensions are light weight and require no glue, tools or fusion type of bond to stay in your hair.

They are the least expensive semi-permanent hair extension method available for both the cost of hair and the application. Because Tape-ins only take less than an hour to apply so that makes the application costs much lower. Also, the maintenance costs associated with tape in hair extensions are much lower than any other semi-permanent method. They are easier to make than the individual extensions.


Low Maintenance: It is the easiest hair extension to maintain. Tape extensions will not shed, mat or tangle and they will be reusable. Maintenance will be super easy and hassle free with good quality tape-ins. We can wear them for about 10-12 weeks.

Least Damaging: Tape in extensions are the least damaging. They are very lightweight and do not pull on our own hair and do not tug or pull. They are also very easy to remove. With tape in hair extensions we’ll not lose hair or experience any discomfort.

Reusable: Tape in extensions are reusable for up to a year, they are good for 3-4 applications. It is a benefit, especially if we have had our extensions customized with a cut or color.

Invisible and Flexible: We can wear them in any type of hairstyle: braids, super high ponytails etc. They are really thin and invisible! They are flexible in our hair too

How to care for Tape-in Hair Extensions: While wearing them, we should shampoo with a sulfate-free formula and refrain from applying conditioner to our roots; the oil in it will loosen the tape. If we do exercise while wearing them, we should also apply dry shampoo beforehand to help soak up any moisture and prevent sweat from loosening the tape.

How to care for extensions

We should not wash our hair until 48 hours after the extensions have been installed. You should also brush dry the hair out completely with an extension brush before shower and bedtime which prevents extension matting and tangling. You should also wash it every 2 days or less. As well as use good quality hair shampoo and conditioner. At bedtime, we can braid hair or tie a high ponytail to prevent tangling and matting at the root area. While swimming we must avoid salt water and chlorine water by wearing a swim cap. We must make sure the hair and bonds are dry before bedtime to avoid matting.

If you follow these aftercare instructions, your hair extensions will remain beautiful and natural!

Above all else, the best thing about hair extensions is that you get the best of both worlds – who doesn’t love having the option between long and short hair?


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