What are Micro Rings?
Our attachment technique of choice is micro-rings. It is one that we believe to be the best and safest and one that we have mastered. The micro ring technique is the smallest and most undetectable non-glue hair extension technique available, which combines strands of natural hair with the extension hair using tiny copper rings. As there is no glue, adhesive or keratin bonds involved, there is no excessive force applied on the scalp during removal and therefore no damage. Micro rings are the most cost-effective attachment system as it allows for 100% of the hair to be reused and can be worn back-to-back so you never have to take a break and be without your extensions.
What Makes Our Micro Rings Different?
Every woman has their own unique hairline, texture and colour and our extensions stylists, with their years of experience, know this well. In order to achieve a set of extensions that are undetectable and comfortable to wear there are 4 considerations that we take seriously.
Russian hair is considered the best, not only because it provides the best texture match for Western women’s hair, but because of the Russian diet. It is a well-known fact that diet greatly influences both hair growth and hair quality and in the small rural communities where the best hair is sourced, the diet is simple, high in nutrients and vitamins and low in sugar, salt, and processed animal fats. As Russian influence is a core element of our brand heritage, we only use genuine Russian hair in our salons. We work directly with local hair collectors, not brokers, to ensure that our hair is ethically sourced and is of the finest quality.
Our proprietary colour blending technique doesn’t start in our salons, but over in Russia in small rural communities where our hair is sourced. With so many different hair colours, textures and lengths on today’s woman the optimal colour and texture blend is achieved, not with dye, but by drawing hair from several ponytails and recombining them into individual strands. During the consultation process or before the fitting, each client is invited to view our inventory of Russian hair and personally select the ponytails that best match their own hair. Once the ponytails are selected, strands of hair are drawn from each ponytail and combined to create individual strands before they are pre-bonded and made available to the extension stylist to fit.
Texture and Thickness
Simply using the finest Russian hair is not enough. Hair texture and thickness must an exact match for your natural hair. There are six basic types of hair texture: fine, straight, wavy, coarse, frizzy, and curly and while it is good to know your hair type and texture when it comes picking extensions, our extension stylists will be able to make an assessment on your hair type by touching it and seeing how it moves. As we stock the largest inventory of Russian hair in the UK, we can easily match any length, texture or thickness and still provide a same-day consultation and fitting.
Size and Placement
To ensure that the micro rings remain undetectable we offer 6 different ring sizes in 9 different colours. Coloured rings matched to the natural and extension hair are camouflaged while different rings sizes are placed in specific sections to ensure maximum comfort and optimal weight distribution. We place tiny rings, the size of keratin bonds, around the perimeter, smaller ones on the sides and standard rings in the back. No two sets of extensions are ever the same.
Did You Know?
Once your extension hair is no longer able to be used for micro rings it doesn’t need to be thrown out. We can take your old extension hair and create an all-in-one, braid, topper or ponytail clip-in piece. These pieces can be a great accessory to your hair for special occasions. Click here to see a video of the process.