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A History of Hair Weaving: Christina Jenkins inventor of the ‘Hairweeve’

Back in 1949 a woman by the name of Christina Jenkins (born in Louisiana) was working with a wig-making company and decided to consider an alternative way of attaching hair without the use of any heat or chemicals but one that was quite secure as the wigs tended to fall off the customers head quite regularly. Hair extensions are widely used today for numerous reasons. The most common reason being to add length, volume or colour.

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Thank God It’s Friday!

Prestige presents our version of Pennywise the Dancing Clown from acclaimed novel and recent film “IT” by #StephenKing to commemorate #fridaythe13th (some people may find the day unlucky) and soon to be Halloween (October 31st)

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A History of Hair: Part One

Whether you’re receiving a hair extension or hairdressing service, the peculiar uses of hair are something to intrigue the minds of both. It is clear that many people do not think ahead when it comes to planning their next ‘hairdo, ’ In fact when questioned most people tend to wait until they are ready to book their appointment with their hairdressers or barbers. As hair Connoisseurs We like to keep ourselves updated with the latest trends and fashion, we would like to share some of the useful and/or stranger uses of hair that dates back to the Middle Ages!

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The Rise Of Male Grooming

Prestige understands the importance and relevance of male grooming and offers experienced stylists to create the vision that our male clients desire the most. Our stylists use the new range of Kevin Murphy products that are tailored to men, adding strength and vitality to the hair and scalp with a fresh botanical blend of camphor crystals and black pepper! Other acclaimed ranges include American Crew and products from the British Barbers Association’ Our new location is the perfect environment to enjoy the luxuries of the Marriott which boasts a leisure club for your use and offers one of the finest Italian restaurants #Carluccios.

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East Meets West: A Clash of Cultures

Prestige presents its East meets West project in celebration of London Fashion week 2017 and the Nine Nights festival. A quick and stylish look using hair extensions blended with Eastern culture! Many thanks to Just Jess Makeovers and model Anjali for their assistance!

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West Indies Cricket Team are bowled over by Celebrity Stylists!

Prestige recently moved into the Marriott Hotel, Regents Park. As a luxury brand, Prestige is no stranger to V.I.P guests but was pleasantly surprised to learn that the hotel played host to the West Indies cricket team, CEO Veronica Bentley learned of their presence and decided to woo the team with their expertise in all matters relating to hair

For those of you who may not follow the sport, the team represents the Caribbean. Currently, the team is ranked eighth in the test team rankings and have been argued as one of best team that the sport has to offer!

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Prestige Past and Present

Our location has switched from Hammersmith to the Marriot Hotel in Regents Park. This new location has been a great development for the business and clients. Fancy a dinner after your service? Head over next door to Carluccio’s who provide the finest Italian cuisine! The Marriott offers guests and visitors’ access to a leisure club equipped with a gym, swimming pool and much more so get healthy and come across for a fabulous hair-do afterwards! The hotel is located five to ten minutes away from famous London attractions such as the Freud Museum and the diverse Camden Market.

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Africa fashion Week

Africa Fashion Week is an annual event which allows Africa’s finest to showcase their innovative collections. The show 2015 show was held at Kensington Olympia over the weekend of the 7th and 8th August and was buzzing with excitement! The exhibitions on display were astounding, designers such as Angela

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Clip In Hair Extensions

When it comes to hair extensions a great way to transform your look is to apply clip – in hair extensions. Clip – in hair extensions are  temporary and give you the opportunity to add length, volume or colour with minimal commitment. Many of the larger hair extension companies such as Halo Hair extensions,

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“Out of this World” Hair Show

As hair extension specialists we feel that it is absolutely imperative to attend hair and trade shows in order to remain updated with the latest trends and fashions in order to stay one step ahead of your competitors. Large product companies such as L’oreal, Mizani, Paul Mitchell, Labiosthetique and Avlon all hold events to keep

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New hair colour trends

One of this seasons hottest colour trends is a freehand hair colour technique called ‘Balayage‘ The word ’Balayage’  is French and means ‘to sweep’ or to ‘paint’ This is a great application for lightening  or adding colour to the hair without using time consuming methods such as foils or highlighting caps. This method can be used

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5 top tips for braid styles

One of this seasons hottest colour trends is a freehand hair colour technique called ‘Balayage‘ The word ’Balayage’  is French and means ‘to sweep’ or to ‘paint’ This is a great application for lightening  or adding colour to the hair without using time consuming methods such as foils or highlighting caps. This method can be used

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Hair UK 2015

This yearsHair Uk 2015 and Barber Uk 2015 which was held at the NEC  Birmingham had an array of hairstylists/Barbers showcasing their talents. Hair Extensions continue to play a be big part in the hair industry with companies such asEasilocks showcasing their wide selection of hair extension. Hair Rehab London professional saw the launch o

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Pro Hair Live

Pro Hair Live is an annual hair show that allows industry’s finest to showcase their latest trends and fashions. The show is unique and is solely for people working in the hairdressing industry. This years emphasis was on the versatility of hair and how you can add hair extensions to enhance your creations. As hair

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The Bob is back!

Question is did it ever go away? The ‘bob‘ is one hairstyle that will never be ’dated’, Its been around  through generations from the days of the Egyptians to date. There are many variations of the ‘bob’ including:- Classic bob Graduated bob Layered bob concave/convex bob…… Victoria Beckham( nick named Posh Spice) has had different ‘bobs’ throughout 2007 her 2008 version

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International hair and beauty show

As a successful hair extension salon we aim to ensure that our clients look and feel great about themselves at all times. We find that keeping updated with the latest trends and fashions is a great way to find out ‘ what’s hot and what’s not’. Although we specialise in hair extensions we find that

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How to maintain your weave

So you’ve taken the plunge and had a weave applied. You leave the salon looking fantastic but when you get home you have an epiphany “How will I keep my hair looking great?” We have many enquiries from clients regarding the best way to maintain your weave and getting the best from your hair. Many

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Styling workshop

Do you struggle to flat iron/straighten your hair extensions? Would you like to know how to create perfect curls or waves? If the answer is yes then you need to attend one of our styling workshops. Our client styling workshops are for clients who need help with curling or flat ironing their weave/ hair

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Steam punk Avant-garde hair show

As dedicated hair extension specialists we continuously attend hair shows in order to keep up to date with the latest trends and fashions. We recently attended an inspiring day of creativity courtesy of Jennifer Lenard and Mark Lizzard on behalf of VTCT. The event was extremely inspirational and very avant-garde

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How To protect your hair extensions from the sun

‘we all know the importance of protecting our skin from exposure from the sun, so why not do the same with your hair and your  hair extensions.’ Throughout our  years as hair extension specialists we recognise the importance of protecting your hair and your hair extensions from the harsh rays of the sun. Excessive exposure

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Make Overs

Model has dark brown hair which just reaches her shoulder. She wants to add length to her hair but does not want any of her own hair cut and prefers the finished style not to be one length We have chosen to use   the Microweave technique as the models has had adhesive type extensions

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