From the beginning, women care about their hair. As 2005, most popular hair extensions far back as 4000-300 B.C. Egyptian women and even men are shown with different wigs and elaborate hairstyles. Hair is a contributing factor to self-confidence and calm. Our culture strongly identifies femininity with a thick, shiny hair. Images of whole-blooded, shiny hair are synonymous with female attributes, sexuality, desirability and power. Thin, dry, pleasurable hairs are identified with disease, old age and poverty.
Each generation goes through more and more conversions and capitalizes on current trends of hair styles. The big hairstyle development these days is in full swing in Europe and is just starting to spread in the US. It's the trend with Hair Extensions. Hair extensions mean that one or she is stuck in the human or synthetic hair to create a more full or long look immediately. Hair extensions can add immediate body length to your appearance and can also help with hair thinning and hair loss situations.
There are many different methods for hair extensions on the market today, some good, some not so good. Mark Sharp, founder and creative director of Mark Glenn Hair Enhancement in London, England and Glenn Kinsey, co-founder and CEO, has taken revolutionary steps in developing a fiber extension method that not only harms the existing hair but can even improve hair condition. They have transformed the lives of women suffering from varying degrees of hair loss caused by conditions such as alopecia, trichotillomania, genetic factors, stress and postoperative trauma.
The Mark Glenn extensions, commonly known as MG extensions, use no adhesives, bonding solutions, wires, woven fabrics, injections, and nothing sticking to the head. They are attached with a very fine braid. A small portion of existing hair is divided into two. The fiber hair is also divided into two to make the braid and is finally wrapped around the bottom of the hair and protects it. The fiber is then "sealed on" by means of a heating tool (which is not warmer than a typical pair of curling rods or crimpers). This creates a small plastic seal. It is important to point out that during this process your own hair is certainly "cooked" inside the fiber so that it does not come in direct contact with any heat. Therefore, your own hair is in perfect condition. For hair loss or thinning problems, the extensions are applied with non-allergic mesh and the fiber hair is woven through the net to create the appearance.
Glenn Kinsey by Mark Glenn Hair Enhancement has joined us today for a short question and answer to their fiber hair supplement.
Welcome Glenn and thank you for joining us today! We have some questions for you about your wonderful hair extensions.
Question: I understand that you and Mark have previously worked with human hair extensions. Why did you switch to synthetic fiber extensions?
Answer: Several reasons:
1. Weight – Human hair is twice as much fiber and therefore feels "heavy" on the head – at worst, this increased weight and stress on the hair can cause "traction alopecia". In addition, human hair is porous – it drains up water – which can significantly increase weight when wet.
2. Tangle – human hair tends to "matt" and "tangle" – this is because the surface of human hair has a little "spines" on it, which looks like ceiling tiles under a microscope. Because this "extraterrestrial" hair is not conditioned by the natural oils that presuppose your own hair, these "spines" tend to "stick out" and crush the other hairs on the head. Therefore, you need to use fairly intense conditioner to keep your hair in good condition. However, fiber has a smooth surface and is therefore less likely to swing.
3. Adhesives – Human hair extensions are usually applied with glue and removed with acetone – a recipe for injury, the result of which we regularly see in our studio. Our method uses no chemicals.
4. Color Matching – A stylist using human hair would usually take a lump in the client's hair and send it to a hair care provider who would choose the closest color from a particular range. We actually dye our hair with the client in front of us – considering all the different subtle shades that can occur in the hair – to get a perfect match
5. Ethics – There is a lot of mystery about the emergence of human hair that is used in addition and it is very difficult to trace the exact source. A common source of high quality hair is, for example, from female Russian prisoners
6. Look and feel – Fiber looks and feels like real hair, but is much nicer to the hair and is much easier to steal and care for.
Question: What percentage of your customers get hair extensions for hair loss against fashion?
Answer: The division is about 50/50
Question: You have developed your own branding method (MG extensions) to apply fiber extensions. What is unique about your method compared to other available methods? Are you planning to patent your application?
Answer: We have a proprietary technology to work with female hair loss, for which customers visit us from all over the world. For fashion purposes, we have merged several different methods and added our own unique adaptations to create a technology that creates a beautiful look
Question: Why do you think fiber extensions are superior to human hair extensions? Can you use human hair extensions with your method if a client really preferred human hair?
Answer: See above. Except for using pliers and a metal clip (which is great fun on the airport's metal detectors and very uncomfortable when you put your head on a pillow!) Is the only way to apply human hair with glue.
Question: What training and education are involved in stylists doing MG extensions?
Answer We work in groups of two people – a "link" and a "help". Team members begin as a "help" and then, after about 12-24 months, progress to a "lead". "Leads" are those who lead the work. Our training is very intense and "at work" to give members the opportunity to experience the confusing supply of both styles and techniques, as well as various types of hair loss that they may encounter.
Question: What are the legal requirements in England for hair extensions?
Answer: Unfortunately, there are no specific legal requirements for hair extensions beyond those for a regular hair salon.
Question: What are the minimum requirements for someone who wants hair extensions? Length? Stable hair loss? Have you turned off clients for hair extensions and why?
Answer: We regularly drop customers, no matter how much they want hair extensions, if we don't think it will look sensational! For fashion work, the main reason is the length of existing hair – for the best possible result, the client's hair must be at least 4 to 6 inches long. This is because you need existing hair to hide where the extensions are attached. For our customers with hair loss, there can be a variety of reasons, from too little existing hair to hair loss that has not stabilized.
Question: There are some hair extensions that are not recommended for fiber extensions due to aesthetic reasons. Can you describe the quality of the fiber hair, where it is made and why these recommendations are not valid?
Answer: We only use a beautiful, handmade fiber that is absolutely undetectable from the real thing in appearance, feel and behavior. It's actually more expensive than any human hair! Cheap fiber is really awful, just like "Barbie-doll" hair. You usually only discover bad additions – we are proud of the fact that no one even suspects that our customers have additions and we have a large number of celebrity customers who in some cases have not even discovered that their hair is their own!
Question: You mention on your website, http://www.markglenn.com that the fiber extensions do not damage your hair and can even improve the condition of your hair. Can you explain how to improve the condition of your hair?
Answer: First, we do not use chemicals. Secondly, your own hair is "cocooned" and protected inside the extension and continues to grow as usual. Third, when the extensions are removed, they just slip off your hair and leave no mess or residue. Because your hair has been protected in this way for a few months, your own hair condition is often improved.
Question: What is the maintenance plan for fiber extensions of fashion and hair loss? What happens if you do not follow the maintenance plan?
Answer: For fashion, you must either remove the add-ons after three months or remove them and replace them. Originally, the extensions are attached to the base of your hair. However, your hair will grow at about half an inch a month so the extensions begin to grow down your own hair. If you leave it for longer than 3 months, there is a risk that the newly grown hair above the extension may start matte and squeeze and in worst case scenario dreadlock. For hair loss, the special technique we use requires that customers visit us every six weeks for similar reasons – the "net" can start to feel a little loose if left for much longer than 6 weeks.
Question: If someone has very thick hair and just wants to extend it, why not just apply the extensions to the hair ends, rather than to the roots?
Answer: Because you would see a "bump" where the extension is attached.
Question: Can you treat fiber extensions in the same way as your own hair? IU shampooing, conditioning, curling, brushing, etc.
Answer: Yes – Wash it as usual, blow dry, curl, condition, brush – just like the real thing. And since the fiber is actually non-porous, you do not need to use expensive products on your hair, for example. conditioner, as they have no effect on the extension hair itself. The only thing you need to avoid is direct, lasting heat, eg. irons straighteners etc. Rollers etc. are good.
Question: Are there any limitations? Can you color or allow the fiber extensions?
Answer: You cannot allow the extensions but you would not need – for example, you can get the same look with rolls. The paint has no effect on the extension hair again, as it is non-porous. This is good for customers who continue to have their "roots" done, given that the color will not affect the extension hair.
Question: What would a typical customer pay for Fashion and Hair Loss Fiber extensions, including maintenance plans, on an annual basis? Are the majority of the costs associated with the material cost or the labor force?
Answer: Costs vary from head to head and style to style. Since we have two people working on the customer's head simultaneously, the cost is mainly based on how much time it takes for each individual customer. On average, a fashion client would pay about £ 1,500.00 a year and a hair loss client, about twice as much. And remember that you don't have to visit a hairdresser because we take care of all this during meetings.
Question: Your hair loss fiber extensions qualify for funding from medical plans in England. Do you have to go through a certification process for this funding? Has any of your clients outside of England received payment from medical plans in their country?
Answer: Due to the functioning of the British health system (which is funded by the government), it depends heavily on the local health authorities' attitude rather than a specific "test". Some health authorities are happy to fund their patients, while others do not prefer the cheaper option of providing wigs. We do not yet have anyone outside the UK who is funded through a health plan etc.
Question: Are you planning to offer training to stylists outside your salon so that other salons in the world can offer MG Extensions?
Answer: Not at present, even if it is something we can consider in the future.
Question: Are there reputable salons in the US that you would recommend?
Answer: Since most of our techniques have been developed internally and therefore are unique to us, it is unlikely that you will find anyone locally doing things the same way. The fact that we currently have customers visiting us from 14 different countries seems to confirm this. I wish that I could recommend others, but we simply did not come across someone who gives a similar result to a similar standard
Thank you so much Glenn for your valuable input !! For more information on Mark Glenn Hair Extensions, visit their website at http://www.markglenn.com