Brazil is famed for its football, carnival atmosphere and its sexy samba beats. Peru meanwhile is probably most known for giving us Paddington Bear. However, both countries are leading the world for hair extensions.
Unfortunately, not all women are blessed with fabulous hair, but that shouldn’t prevent us from looking anything short of glorious. Hair styles come and go, and the “in” colours change like the seasons, but there is one accessory that is not going away any time soon … extensions.
Brazilian and Peruvian hair are the hottest weaves on the UK market and it’s easy to see why. Boasting a mixture of curly, wavy and straight styles to choose from, these weaves are thick, bouncy and can cope with everything the British weather can throw at them. It begs the question, why wouldn’t you have one?
However, how do you know what weave to go for?
Brazilian extensions are soft, naturally wavy and very durable. Because of those attributes it can fit any style. They are extremely luxurious, with a lot of body and natural shine.
Thanks to the density of virgin Brazilian hair, you may not need as many bundles as you would normally to create a full look. It’s also less likely to frizz than other hair types due to its natural density.
Brazilian hair is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful types available. It is a perfect solution for those who crave flawless, long glistening tresses but are fed up of having weak or short hair.
The major advantage of this weave is its low maintenance. It is very easy to style, making it a popular choice for those with not a lot of time and a lot of responsibilities.
Over the past few years Peruvian hair has been gaining ground on its South American counterpart, and it’s easy to see why. It may be coarser than the Brazilian variety, but Peruvian hair offers far more colours. And because of its natural fullness and body, fewer bundles are needed to complete a full weave.
Peruvian hair is one of the most versatile products on the market. Whether you are going for a sleek and straight style or seeking something shorter and edgier, it presents you with the opportunity to experiment. Its versatility also means you can spend less time primping and more time on enjoying life.
Given the correct amount of TLC, the Peruvian weave will last far longer than the alternative options and blends well with your own hair.
If you are looking to achieve a soft and natural look then Peruvian hair may well be your best option.
So Brazilian or Peruvian? Most of the time it's solely down to personal preference and budget. However, our stylists are always on hand to give you their skilled advice. And no matter what style you opt for you can be assured of a first class and professional service from us.
Brazilian extensions start from £45.
Peruvian extensions start from £55.
For further information please call us on 0208 889 3112 or book a stylist here
It’s official…..the children are back to school, the nights are getting darker, and everyone is wondering how long they can hold out before putting the heating on. Yes it’s that time again it’s Autumn.
So it’s time to dig out the warm jumpers, start thinking about whose house you are going to for Christmas but most importantly, what Autumn hair style you are going to rock.
At Beyond Hair we have seen that the choice of colour tends to be auburn, dark brown or natural black and the lengths start at 12” to keep the neck and ears warm in the colder evenings. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. You can opt for some highlights or how about two shades of brown to create an ombre look.
We find that Autumn and Winter are when most of our customers opt for a lace frontal style. It allows you to fully protect your hear from heat damage whilst adding versatility to your look. If you haven’t tried out one of our frontals yet, we suggest you try it out this Autumn. They come in a variety of middle, side or freestyle partings and they can be dyed in any colour.
Or perhaps you refuse to accept the Autumn season is here with a bang so what about a beautiful shade of purple or green under natural black. That way the colour will peek through as your hair naturally flows and sways.
Either way autumn doesn’t have to be doom and gloom. At Beyond Hair we can recommend the perfect Autumn style for you so why don’t you pop in for a consultation.
Hope to see you soon x
With the holiday period just around the corner, Dani thought it would be a great idea to try out a bit of festive red.
Why not let us know what style you would like to see us REcreate next month. Comment below or send us the images.
Give us a call or drop us an email if you have any questions on how to REcreate Dani's xmas look, on email@example.com or 0208 889 3112.
Now that the Fashion Weeks have passed, and we have the winter months stretching ahead, it’s time to start thinking about what hair we want to be
rocking for the coming season! At the moment we’ve been obsessing over the recent influx of BIG hair love. We think this is partly inspired by Chanel’s
Resort 2015 show in Dubai where bigger was definitely better.
The hair for the show was crafted by Sam McKnight who has been creating increasingly bigger styles for Chanel over the past few seasons. For Spring
2013 he offered up flared-out wigs and for Fall 2014 he provided the exaggerated ponytail with strands of ribbon and tweed that padded it out even
more. So for the 2015 Resort show, the model’s hair was taken to new heights!
Some of the models were sporting oversized Bardot-Like beehives, where others were surrounded by a cloud of corkscrew curls reminiscent of Diana Ross.
Of course Rihanna is an advocate of a curly do, and no one can deny she looks fantastic sporting such big locks.
To achieve supersized hair you can select our virgin Brazilian curly range that will give you the volume you’ve always dreamt of. Or if you want to be able to wear your hair straight or curly you can always wrap strands around a curling iron, let them set and spray with hair spray.
Beyonce proves she really can rock any style and look good! Her recent water drenched ‘Bedhead’ look which had its debut in her ‘Drunk In Love’ video is imperfectly perfect. The edgy, yet classy bedhead style features a loose curl, wetlook graduated bob.. and no frizz to be seen.
It’s alarmingly clear that the ‘Bob’ is back, with plenty of celebs trading in their luscious locks for a shorter do. Lily Collins is currently rocking a long bob with soft curls. Long bobs pretty much don’t get better than this!
Fast forward 6 months and Kim K was rocking a fabulous blonde do... now she's reverted back to her signature chocolate brown hair, keeping her long wavy locks with some added super sharp, choppy layers. Beaut!
Scandal star Kerry Washington was spotted at the Oscars sporting a half up/half down do. The elegant, side parted, classic style was loosely tied and then perfectly curled down her back and over her shoulder. The style screams classic hollywood glamour, we do love it when celebs dig out an old style and make it current.
Dead straight and sleek is what Amanda Seyfried is currently working. The messy parted and slightly layered at the bottom straight do is lovely and classic, our Indian straight hair would be perfect for creating this sleek look.
Naomi Campbell is all about ‘Body’, she was recently spotted sporting a full, curly long style with a heavy bang fringe.. is the fringe making a comeback?
2014 pays homage to some old school hairstyles with a modern twist, from the catwalk to the streets, we are taking a look at what’s hot for this year’s hair style files.
A dishevelled updo with plenty of loose tangles - this look is pretty easy to create, whether it be a French roll, top bun or French twists, ensuring you leave out a few wispy strands at the front (curling with an 1 inch curling iron) will create this messy wonder.
Old world braids:
The fish plait made such an epic comeback last year; this year’s spin off is ALL things braids. Anything goes as long as there’s some kind of crossover motion involved. A messy plait resembling a peasant girl in the renaissance or a braided headband similar to a 70’s hippie, spring and summer is all about the ‘Old World Braids’.
All things gold:
Long exaggerated pony tails, wet look sweep backs and messy updo’s, all very different styles with an added futuristic twist... the addition of GOLD. Whether it be a gold headband, metal hair tie or gold flakes for effect, this seasons hottest accessory for hair is accents of gold.
Last season the ordinary ‘Ponytail’ made its debut however, this season it is back with a vengeance; think large quiffs, section rolls and off the wall Mohawks. Ponytails just got interesting.
Choppy pageboy wigs:
Wigs were all over the catwalks this season, not just any wigs though.. choppy bowl shaped, asymmetrical cut wigs. Encompassing the free and boyish look, the jagged cuts and bangs that look self-done seem to be the current phase.
They may be the oldest accessory in the book, however this season sees a welcomed comeback to an all time epic hair accessory; ‘Flowers’. From floral crowns, statement flower pins and scatters of tiny blossoms on low, messy ponytails, this summer welcomes the classic accessory back with open arms, or should we say blooms!
Thinking of a new fresh look?, why not book in for a FREE consultation with one of our boutique stylists?