We’ve spoken quite a lot about how braids, and in particular middle parted braids, can be tricky to do with hair extensions. They’re often the worst culprit for revealing all those little bonds that you want to keep hidden, and can end up looking very messy. But, as with every style, there are always ways around the problem.   Braids are such a cute hairstyle and great for all year round, so being able to wear them even with extensions is a dream! And the good news is that, if done properly, hair extensions can make your braids look even better too, because of the added length and volume.

Whether you’re headed to party it up in Ibiza or a chill out in the city of Barcelona, everyone loves a summer holiday. Getting away from the English rain and soaking up those long-awaited sun rays is what keeps us going through the rest of the year!   But everyone also likes to be looking their best on holiday, which is why we have no doubt you’ll be getting your Spectrum One hair extensions put in before you go. Because, as we all know, long hair, a bikini and a tan is the ultimate summer babe look. 

When our founder Katy Grimshaw first dreamt of opening her own salon, we don’t think even she could’ve imagined the success it would have. Yet, here we are! Spectrum One is a now an established hair salon in Haslingden gaining nationwide recognition (of course, we’re talking about our It List Awards nomination) and continuing to flourish and thrive beyond our wildest dreams!   Our Spectrum One hair extensions, too, have been noticed by those with a keen interest in all things hair. In fact, they’ve actually been spotted on some famous celebrity faces that you may be interested to hear about… 

Hair extensions can be a girls’ salvation. Got an awful chop that’s totally uneven? Hair extensions will help hide it. Gone for shoulder-length and realised you’re totally not about it? Hair extensions to the rescue. There’s no denying that they’re an incredible invention that we really couldn’t live without!   But, as with everything, there are downfalls. Well, not downfalls, but just things to be aware of. That main ‘thing’ is keeping your extensions looking natural. You want people to be totally seduced by that luscious length, not laughing at a bunch of badly hidden clips. 

So, by now you probably know all about our hair extensions at Spectrum One. You know they’re made of double-drawn, ethically sourced human hair that’s gently treated. You also know that they’re expertly applied by our trained stylists for a look that leaves people guessing. You know a lot.   This is all well and good, but recently we’ve been thinking about something you don’t know; the one thing that we haven’t shared with our lovely customers. So, what have we been hiding? Well, let us tell you... 

When it comes to hard work, no one does it better than Spectrum One’s very own Katy Grimshaw! As the founder, owner and all-round hair-genius, she is an invaluable asset to our team of stylists. We don’t know what we’d do without her! Well, Spectrum One wouldn’t exist for starters. Can you imagine that? We can’t.   So, we’ve all been over the moon since her recent nomination for The It List awards! The It List, presented by Creative Head - a top industry publication - is one of the most coveted award ceremonies for young hairdressers in the UK. It’s the Bafta’s of hair, basically, and our Katy's only gone and been nominated for an award!