Tape In Hair Extensions are designed as a semi-permanent option to add length and volume to your hair with a speedy application. They are a great choice for clients who:
Tape in hair extensions have quickly become one of the most popular methods used to extend hair, and for good reason. They can give you instant length and volume whilst adding colour to your natural hair; without causing any damage when applied correctly by a skilled hair extension technician.
Tape in extensions are designed to be semi permanent, meaning the hair has to be re-fitted every 6-8 weeks. With this application method, the hair you purchase is reusable. The quality of hair you choose, how often you wash your hair, and how you care for your hair will all determine how many times your new tape in extensions can be re-fitted. Check out our tape extensions care guide here.
Our Tape In Hair Extensions are made from 100% Remy human hair, so they look and feel natural. Unlike most salons in London, Louise and her team of skilled hair extension technicians can strategically position the tapes so you are able to wear your hair up in a bun or quickly switch to a high or low ponytail with zero visibility of the extension attachment points. They are available in a wide range of colours, lengths and textures; with Louise and her team, you can find the perfect colour match and texture to suit your hair type and achieve the most natural- looking set of hair extensions.
Tape extensions come in all different pack sizes, qualities, and lengths depending on what brand of hair is used for the initial Installation. The number of tapes needed will depend on the look you want to achieve, in addition to the length and thickness of your natural hair to start with. The tape extension method requires no heat or mixing of keratin with the natural hair to hold them firmly in place.
Two different variations of tape in extensions are available in the UK market. Invisible tape hair extensions and regular tape hair extensions.
The invisible tape hair extension has hairs injected into the tape area to mimic a root. Hence, it appears like hair growing out the top of the tape, just like how a wig has natural hairs injected into it; this is a relatively new design. Invisible tape hair extensions can be used all over the head but are best used for the top section since they are particularly bulky. This variation of tape is much easier to apply since it doesn't require as much skill or technical knowledge to hide the attachment points compared to regular tapes.
Regular tape hair extensions are the traditional type of tape that has been used for many years and is less bulky in the head than tapes injected with hair. This type of tape extension is Louise’s preferred method. Louise and her team now use a new kind of tape that is 1/4 of the original height, which allows them to blend perfectly with your natural hair.
If you're looking for tape hair extensions in London with Louise and her team, we recommend you always come in for a consultation so we can see exactly how much hair is needed to create your desired look.
Tape in hair extensions are applied in pairs. There are two parts to the product, a top part and a bottom, the natural hair is cleanly sectioned, and the bottom piece of the tape is fixed to the hair sitting flush to the scalp, underneath the section of natural hair. Then the top part of the extension is placed and aligned with the bottom part, “sandwiching” the natural hair between the two taped sections. The tapes adhere to your natural hair using a waterproof medical-grade adhesive that stays in place until you come to the salon for maintenance or removal.
Louise Bailey and her team use a unique placement method that is applied around the head to create length, thickness or both; this method is required to be executed in a way that covers the natural hair to create a seamless blend of your hair and the extensions. This process must be carried out without overloading the head with the product and positioned so the wearer can still wear their hair up and in various styles, such as low and high ponytails, without the tapes being visible. The extensions, once applied, will be pain-free, comfortable and look like your natural hair.
Around 6-8 weeks after your new tape-in extensions have been fitted, you will need to book a maintenance appointment. As your hair naturally grows, the tapes will move further away from the scalp and eventually become visible; during your appointment, the extensions will be removed and then re-applied closer to the scalp.
The maintenance time frame will depend on the type of hair used and the size of the tapes. Louise and her team use 4cm wide tapes, which have a unique adhesive that allows them to be removed without leaving any residue, making them much quicker to remove and re-apply whilst still retaining strength.
4cm wide tapes allow for a longer period of wear without them becoming visible. 3cm wide tapes tend to twist in the hair and show after around 4 weeks since they have a smaller contact point. For this reason, we only use 4cm tapes, so our clients can get 6-8 weeks of wear before they begin to show through the natural hair and need to be refitted.
Louise or one of her team will discuss with you what you want to achieve from your extensions. The team will then assess your hair length, scalp and hair health, checking for any hair damage or other contra-indications; if all is well and you are suitable for hair extensions, the consultation will continue.
Your hair extension technician will show you the different hair types available, and the cost will be explained; each hair type has a different price point depending on your choice of hair quality and length. We will then discuss if you would like your hair coloured by our in-salon hair colour specialists.
Whether you're looking for a total transformation or just a touch-up, speak with one of Louise's hair colour experts in the salon to get advice on creating the perfect look to match your extensions. The hair extension team and colourists work closely together to ensure they can achieve the perfect blend leaving you with seamless hair colour and extensions.
You will then be given an exact quote. You will be charged for the hair cost and an application fee which includes the washing, application, cutting and styling of your new extensions. Hair colour is charged separately outside the hair extension costs. If you decide to go ahead, we offer same-day fittings as we stock all tape in hair extension colours and lengths in our Oxford Circus salon. Alternatively, a £100 deposit is required for any hair extension bookings at our Oxford Circus salon.
*All consultations are complimentary with no obligation to purchase*
1. They create a seamless, structured, groomed finish - with no stringy appearance, which is common with single bond attachment methods, such as micro rings.
2. Your hair can be worn up in different styles with zero visibility of the attachment points
3. The Tape product can be used for thickening, lengthening or both
4. Faster than any other semi-permeant method of hair extensions to apply
5. Removal Is fast and non-damaging
6. The hair can be re-used multiple times
7. Almost every hairstyle can be created using tape in hair extensions
8. Your budget is highly customizable
If you are looking for tape hair extensions UK, Louise offers a wide variety of options. She and her team are available for a free, no-obligation consultation.
We all know that tape in hair extensions can give you the long, luscious and thick hair you have always dreamed of, but the question is, do they damage your natural hair?
Whether tape in hair extensions will cause damage depends on who is applying them and what product is used, Louise has been in the hair extension industry for over two decades. When applied by an experienced hair extensionist, high-quality tape hair extensions cause zero damage to the natural hair.
Louise began primarily using tape hair extensions in 2015 and slowly managed to change almost all of her existing clients over to the tape method from the once preferred keratin-bonded method. Within six months, it was clear to see an unprecedented change in all of her client’s natural hair. Their hair started to grow thicker and more robust as compared to keratin extensions.
Tape in extensions are one of the least damaging types of hair extension methods. This is because when a high quality tape hair extension product is used, it leaves no sticky residue on the hair, and removal is gentle on the natural hair. It doesn’t pull or tug at the roots or damage the hair structure. Tape in extensions also have a bigger attachment area which places less stress on your natural hair.
Of course, as with anything, there are always exceptions which you will read online; but these exceptions are usually when a low-quality tape in extension product is used and applied by someone without the proper training or experience.
Caring for your tape extensions shouldn’t take much extra time compared to your regular hair care routine.
For an in-depth tape in hair extension care guide, click here.
Yes! Hair extensions should never limit you from experimenting with new hairstyles. With Louise’s unique placement method, you can quickly switch from a low or high ponytail with zero visibility of the extension’s attachment points.
Unfortunately, we do not offer cheap hair extensions; this is due to the quality of hair and the product specification type Louise and her team need to use in order to uphold her standards of work and the particular application she is adamant about providing to all of her clients. We offer three grades of hair for you to choose from:
Mongolian (mid-range): Mongolian hair is prized for its softness, strength, and durability. Mongolian hair is thicker compared to European hair and is most commonly available in black or dark brown, so it isn’t suitable for lighter hair colours such as blondes.
Indian (mid-range) – Indian hair is one of the most popular types of hair extensions on the market, it is known for its natural thickness and soft glow. If you have very fine or thin hair, Indian hair extensions may not be the best option for you.
European (high-end) – If you’re looking for the highest quality hair, look no further than our collection of European hair extensions. Our 100% human Remy hair extensions are soft, silky, and beautiful; plus, they naturally come in a variety of colours and styles to match your natural hair.
Wavy and straight hair extensions are also available in all 3 types, cost will depend on how long and thick you would like your extensions to be compared to your natural hair. Please bear in mind the shorter and thinner your natural hair is to start, the more expensive it will be to increase the length / volume.
The beauty of tape hair extensions is that you can choose how many pairs you would like applied when thickening your natural hair, enabling you to easily customise your budget and how you want your new hair to look.
Louise and her team are highly experienced at applying tape in extensions. The tape in method takes anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour to apply a full head of extensions. This includes preparation, cutting and styling times. For an exact time quote, book a free hair extension consultation.
Yes, the tape in method is suitable for holidays which are less than 8 weeks long. As long as you are caring for your hair properly and using the correct hair care products; tape in extensions are a perfect choice for holiday hair.
*make sure to rinse your hair with tap water after swimming in sea or pool water, as both salt and chlorine can damage hair extensions when exposed for long periods of time*
Louise’s unique application method is designed to blend the extensions with your natural hair perfectly across different hairstyles, making them very hard to notice. People won’t be able to see them unless they physically lift your natural hair to expose the tape attachment points.
The highest quality hair extensions combined with Louise’s expert knowledge, application, blending and cutting skills make her one of the UK’s leading hair extension specialists.