When your hair system arrives in the post, you will need to visit a stylist to have it cut and blended into your own hair. Hair Hub works in partnership with trained hair stylists across the UK, offering you the flexibility to have your hair system cut-in at a salon of your choice or in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Services available via our stylist partners are: system cut-ins, colouring, system maintenance (removal, cleaning and re-bonding) and also regular trims of the back and sides of your hair. We can even arrange for your chosen stylist to take delivery of your hair system, to avoid anything being sent to your home address (although all products are sent discreetly, in plain unmarked packages). If we do not have a stylist in your area, please read the section below, which provides information on finding a competent stylist, or get in touch and we'll find a stylist for you!
Cutting and styling a hair system is almost identical to cutting a natural head of hair, so any competent stylist will have the capability to cut your system.
Many of our client's employ the services of a local mobile stylist who would visit their home to cut and style their hair. Once the system hair has been cut, it will never require cutting again, unless of course you would like a style change.
After your initial system cut-in, you will still need to have your own hair at the sides and back trimmed regularly (approx. every 3-6 weeks depending upon how fast your hair grows). This will ensure the system hair always blends perfectly with your own hair. We recommend that you have your own hair trimmed whilst you are not wearing your system. This will prevent the system hair from being cut, which could adversely affect the blend.
When finding a stylist, essential tools required to cut a system effectively include; a straight feather razor or thinning shears. Please ensure the stylist you employ has one or preferably both of these tools before you use them.
Instructions for you
If your stylist is not fitting your hair system, before the stylist begins to cut your hair, make sure you have bonded your system in the correct position using either tape or adhesive so it remains firmly in place whilst your hair is being cut.
If you have a specific style in mind, pictures speak louder than words. Show your stylist pictures of the hairstyle you like, which will help them visualise your desired hair cut before they begin.
If your stylist has no experience cutting hair systems, please print the instructions below and give them to the stylist before they begin.
Instructions for the Stylist
Hair systems are designed as a blank canvas, with hair all one length and long enough to give you the creative flexibility to design a multitude of styles. To create a natural look, we recommend texturising and thinning the hair. To achieve this, take small partings and go over the entire system with a straight feather razor. You can also remove length during this process. We also recommend using thinning shears by holding the hair straight up and biting small chunks out of the hair. This is highly recommended at the sides, and back as explained in more detail below. The more de-bulking you do, the more natural the end result will be.
Please follow the guidelines below:
1) The hair at the sides and back of the hair system must be cut and thinned using a gradual blending technique. Start 1 inch from the base of the hair system, and thin away approx. 10% of the hair using thinning shears.
2) Continue further away from the base and thin the hair another 10%. Repeat this process until at the very ends of the hair there is very little hair remaining. IMPORTANT: Using thinning shears to feather at the back and sides of the system hair will ensure that there is NO DISTINCT LINE where the system hair ends, and the clients' own hair begins.
3) The top and front of the hair system can be cut exactly the same as natural growing hair.
- Do not cut the clients' own hair too short at the sides and back. This will help make it easier to blend the system hair with the clients' own natural hair.
- Leave the system hair slightly longer at the sides and back to create a good blend with the clients' own hair.
- Start thinning an inch away from the base (approx. 10%).
- Progressively thin more as you move away from the base.
- Thin even more near the ends.
- At the very ends, continue to thin until there are just a few strands remaining at the tip.
- Cut front and top like a regular hair cut.
- The system hair can't grow back, so err on the side of caution. It may be advised to leave the hair slightly longer than the client usually wears their hair and adjust the length at the end if required.