Weaves, Wigs & Extensions

Weaves & Hair Extensions At Karen Wright Hair Salon In Thornton Heath, Croydon

At Karen Wright Salon in Thornton Heath, Croydon, we believe that the addition of hair extensions or a beautiful bespoke wig can transform your look entirely – adding volume, length, curls and even a touch of colour if you so desire.

Whether you dream of big, bouncy, vibrant tresses, or pine for sleek, more manageable locks, the hair extension specialists at our Croydon hair salon are here to make your hair dreams come true!

We offer several options including weaves, hair extensions and bespoke wigs, with something to suit every hair type and texture.  Please book in for a detailed consultation so we can determine the best technique and option for you.  We will take into account the look you desire, your lifestyle, skin tone, face shape and budget before advising you on the best hair extensions for you. 

It is essential that you have your hair extensions fitted by a trained professional, as poor application can result in damage to your natural hair.  Give us a call on 0208 664 3872 to book your free no, obligation weave or hair extensions consultation today.

The Best Salon For Weaves & Hair Extensions Near Me

Thornton Heath


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micro ring hair extensions best hairdressers in croydon karen wright salonMicro-Rings

Micro rings are suitable for medium and thick hair and are a great way to add length, volume or colour to your hair.

​The small flexible tips of the hair extensions are fastened with tiny, lightweight micro rings which are comfortable to wear.  If applied to very fine hair the rings may be visible, so please book in for a hair extensions consultation at Karen Wright Salon in Croydon first.

We fit these extensions using a cold application method which means your extensions can be re-used, easily applied and removed (with no heat, glue or bonds required).  ​With care, micro ring hair extensions can last for 6-9 months. Make sure you visit every eight weeks to have your micro rings re-tightened.  

LA Weave hair extensions karen wright hair salon croydonLA Weaves

The LA WEAVE is our braidless sew-in hair extensions technique involving no glue or heat. The weft hair extensions are sewn int oyour hair on a track of micro rings.  

The weave is fitted comfortably, securely and will lie completely flat to enable you to wear your hair exactly as you wish, even in a ponytail.

These LA WEAVE extensions usually take about an hour to apply and last 6-8 weeks, with care, but this also depends on your hair growth. 

These extensions are suitable for all hair textures. 

weave ons at karen wright hair salon croydon south londonWeave On Hair Extensions

Our Weave On Hair Extensions are ideal for all hair textures and give you the freedom to wear your hair in whatever style you desire from pixie cuts and classic bobs to long, layered hairstyles.

We will braid your natural hair to create a strong foundation for your hair extensions before sewing wefts of hair into the braided base.  Each row of hair lies flat against your scalp which means your hair will look natural.  In fact, you will be able to style your new locks exactly as if they were your own hair. 

This technique is comfortable to wear and very secure - plus your natural hair is protected from heat, environmental and styling damage underneath.   Weave Ons can last 6-8 weeks depending on your hair growth. 

wigs karen wright hair salon thornton heath croydonBespoke Wig Caps

We offer bespoke wigs which are made to the size and shape of your head with a perfect fit guaranteed.  They are convenient, easy to maintain and come in a wide range of styles and colours.  

Ideal for all hair types and textures, our high quality human hair wigs are a great way to conceal any hair issues you may have such as hair loss, thinning hair or damaged hair.  Your natural hair will be protected underneath your bespoke wig cap.  

If you are interested in a bespoke wig cap, please book in for a consultation at Karen Wright Salon in Thornton Heath.  We use virgin human hair which will need to be ordered for your tailored wig.  Hair types include straight, body wave, curly, deep wave and more.

tape hair extensions karen wright hairdressers croydon south londonTape Hair Extensions

Tape hair extensions are a relatively quick and affordable way to transform your hair, adding length, volume and even colour to your locks. 

Many clients love tape hair transformations because this gives them the chance to completely change their look. So if you've been longing to try a new colour, for example, but do not want to commit to colouring your hair, consider trying our tape hair extensions.

Tape extensions are lightweight and usually last between two and four weeks.  They do not pull on your hair and can be re-used, as long as you look after them.    If you are interested in our virgin human hair extensions, please book in for a consultation by calling our salon on 0208 664 3872.   

Hair Weaves – How Do They Work?

The ‘weaving’ technique is an incredibly versatile and protective form of hair extension application. This trusted method has been around for centuries and includes sewing on wefted hair extensions to your natural hair once they have been carefully braided into ‘tracks’.

Whether your own hair is relaxed or natural, weaving is a popular, pain free and discreet method of applying hair extensions. Your new weave is cut, blended and styled by your Karen Wright weave expert stylist. The beauty of a weave is that it won't grow out, you have the power to select, and keep, the style that is perfect for you.

The weave is a fantastic way of trying out different hair styles, as well as keeping up with the latest hair colour trends such as ombré and balayage. Other benefits of weaves include:

  • No heat or glue
  • Natural looking finish
  • Added length
  • Added volume
  • Can wash and style as normal
  • Can promote natural hair growth

How Should I Care For My New Weave Or Hair Extensions?

You should treat your new tresses like you would your own hair and avoid the over-use of heat intensive styling tools.  

Weaving Do’s

  • Always detangle hair before applying water on the weave.
  • Use a heat protector product when heat styling your weave.
  • Tie a silk scarf around your weave when you sleep to maintain the hair so that it stays looking fresh for longer (silk pillowcases are also great for this!).
  • Use a deep conditioning treatment on your weave every 4 weeks.
  • Remember to make sure the cornrows under your weave are dry after you have shampooed the weave as this may cause your own hair to tangle and become matted.
  • If you do colour your hair, especially using bleach or a permanent hair colour, make sure you do a conditioning treatment after to get the hair back to its natural silky texture. Hair colour will dry out your hair so apply conditioner and leave for 30-45 minutes before rinsing out.

Weaving Don’ts

  • Although you can shampoo your weave, you shouldn’t do it too frequently. The excessive water can cause the hair to dry out, unless you are going to regularly deep condition the weave.
  • When styling, make sure the tools you are using are not too hot as this will cause damage to the hair. 
  • Don’t colour the hair too frequently, as this will reduce the life span of your weave, causing it to dry and shed.
  • You should not wear your weave for longer than 8 weeks, this can cause damage to you hair line and your natural hair. 

Hair Extensions Services At Top Afro Hair Salon In Thornton Heath, Croydon

Our talented team are here to give you the best advice on how to transform your hair with our high quality hair extensions and wigs. Book your consultation with the Karen Wright Salon experts on 0208 664 3872.