Hair extensions can be very costly and can potentially take a long time to be fitted, therefore it is essential to visit a reputable salon. All permanent forms of hair extension should be fitted by a trained professional, as ill-fitting extensions can cause damage to the natural hair. Choosing the right hair extension salon is almost as important as choosing the right sort of extensions. A good stylist can make the difference between the hair of your dreams and nightmare hair, so it is important to get it right. Once you have made the decision to have hair extensions, you expect them to look amazing once they are in and this process takes time. You also want them to look as natural as possible and this requires the highest quality hair and this costs money. Hair extensions are a great way of transforming your look into something completely different and in order to get results you need to go to a reputable salon that specialises in extensions. So how do you choose the right salon? As the demand for high-quality hair extensions has hit an all time increase in recent years, the demand has been met by hundreds of salons who have realised the lucrative potential of offering such a service. With so many options flooding the marketplace it makes choosing the right hair extension salon a tricky decision. Apart from the obvious things that need to be taken into consideration such as the quality of the hair used, the experience of the hair technicians and method, there are other factors that need to be assessed during the consultation stage to help make the decision a little easier. You need to assess the overall quality of the salon itself. The salon should be clean and comfortable, if it does not fulfil these requirements then take your business elsewhere. If a salon look clean and tidy it generally shows that there is an agenda for hygiene and proper sanitation. A clean salon conveys a message to the clients that the salon and its employees take pride in what they do and maintain clean and tidy work areas. This should mean that this pride flows over into how well all services are coordinated and performed. You will want to make sure that the price offered by the salon is competitive. That is why it is a good idea to visit several salons and see how much they quote you before deciding on a final salon. When it comes to hair extensions, you probably won’t have any idea of the price before the consultation stage. Most salons will tailor-make the price depending on the client’s individual needs. Most salons will charge by the strand so depending on how much hair you want and how long you want it, the price may change. If a client has thick hair they will need more hair to make it look natural, whereas if a client has thin hair they may not need so much, unless they want extra thickness. The level of customer service is another thing you should look out for when choosing a hair extension salon. Great customer service is measure on how well a salon exceeds the needs of its clients. First impressions really do count. As a customer you want to feel welcomed and at ease as soon as you step into the salon. Even beforehand in some cases, things like if the staff helpful on the phone can make a big difference. You want the stylist to be willing to listen to you and be confident in answering any questions you may have. For a lot of people, getting hair extensions is unknown territory; therefore you would want to be made to feel relaxed and confident in the abilities of the stylist. As you are likely to be sat in the chair for a good few hours, you want to feel comfortable and able to make conversation with the person attending to your hair. Any little extras like a free drink or a full range of glossy magazines to keep you entertained are all things that will make your time spent in the salon that bit more special. You will know when you’ve found the right hair extension salon. You will feel confident, relaxed and excited about the prospect of your new look. Inanch Emir of Inanch London has over 12 years of experience in the specialist field of hair extensions and delivers exceptional results every time. Inanch’s clientele a-list includes Hollywood actress Mischa Barton and model and socialite Peaches Geldof to name but a few, and it keeps growing all the time. Just to prove how good she really is, she recently won UK Hair Extensionist of the Year and her salon was awarded Great Lengths Hair Extensions Salon of the Year at the prestigious Great Lengths 2010 Awards. For a full list of hair extension services available at Inanch London click here.