Although I´m pretty low-maintance when it comes to my hair, there is no better feeling and boost of confidence, when your hair is looking and feeling strong, thick and healthy. Sadly we´re not all blessed with naturally dreamy hair, and I for one have always wanted for long and luscious locks…
If you follow me on Instagram, the likeliness is you would have already spotted my new (miraculously) longer hair… I was born with thick, glossy and strong chocolate brown tresses; unfortunately, I started colouring it at a far too yong age (yes – purple, red, bleach…). It killed my mane, leaving it feeling thin, dry, hard to manage and with split ends (meaning, it never grows past my shoulders). I´ve always considered getting hair extensions, but I rarely saw that natural looking finish I was after. As mentioned, I´m relatively low maintenance when it comes to perfecting my hair, make-up and nails, so the worry was that I would never manage to maintain the glossy look, or most importantly, it wouldn’t look authentic… I was apprehensive to say the least, but I wanted to give it a go – and for once being the one with those long summer locks!
After scouting around for the best place in town, I came across renowned hair salon establishment, Errol Douglas in Belgravia. They don´t specialise in hair extensions, but they offer the service and they came highly recommended. After an initial consultation with the incredible Karis Taylor – she carefully colour matched my hair with their existing palette, and we came to the perfect match. I wanted to continue enhancing my existing balayage effect, so she chose a mix of caramel shades, and darker brown to match my roots.
The result is flawless. The colour is perfection and it´s (finally) super glossy and thick! Love it. The extensions are applied using this special flat tape (with no glue whatsoever), which meant it was super quick (the whole thing took less than two hours) and there´s very little damage to your hair, compared to other types of extensions. The overall look, quality of hair and natural-looking effect – was exactly what I was after, and I could not be happier with the end result.
Since having the extensions, I have found so many different ways to style my hair! This look is something I typically would go for on a day-to-day basis, with the waves and natural-looking finish, but I can´t wait to play around with it more; having it poker straight, a long ponytail, side swept… Finally, my hair is actually fun to play with.
Thank you to the team at Errol Douglas (especially Karis Taylor) for my new locks, and Push PR for organising my visit.
Zara Leather Biker Jacket (similar here)
Zara Jeans (similar here)
Taylor Morris Sunglasses
I always thought your hair is goals.
Happy to hear that you enjoy it even more now.
That is so kind of you to say, thanks!
I’ve always loved your shoulder length hair but this longer version looks really good and im looking forward to your new hair ideas. Hope you keep us updated
Thanks Lucia, glad you like it!
Looks amazing, really suits you!
Thank you Laura! x
Love the hair! Mine always looks straggly when it gets longer and I hate getting it trimmed as they always cut too much off! Also love your jeans! Were these a recent purchase from Zara? Can’t wait to see more of your house updates too! x
Thank you so much, that is so kind! Ah thanks, I got them last year I am afraid, but I´ve linked to a similar pair, hope that helps! More house updates coming soon, I promise! x
Hey Anneli – I love your new hair! Are you able to share how much this process costs at the salon where you got it done?
Thank you! A more detailed hair post coming soon on the blog, where I´ll be sharing more specifics from this. X
Amazing share!! These natural waves look amazing and can be a perfect hairstyle for every occasion. Thanks for the post!