Lakme Absolute Hair Extensions – Colour your hair without actually colouring your hair
Yesterday I asked you to guess what I did to my hair. Only one got it right. Smart Zaman! Yes I got coloured hair extensions! My tryst with hair extensions started when I was in 6th grade. My cousin who is 6months younger than me brought these two little chunks of blonde hair. Those were very cheap..I still remember her saying “you owe me 10 rupees“. We clipped them on and omg we were on cloud nine. And since those were stark blonde we felt all the more excited…finally we were phoren and imported.
Lakme brought those memories back when they invited me to try those hair extensions. So I went to this Lakme Absolute Salon in South Ex Part 1 Delhi (next to Haldiram’s). The easiest way to reach is by opting for a metro. I got down at the AIIMS metro station and took an auto which just took 5mins. Btw Moolchand metro station is a good option too.
Check out the salon photos. Its like a mini tour:
As soon as I entered I clicked a lot of pics to show you guys. They have a hair cut booth, a nail art bar, retail bar and couple of other booths which I don’t know about. But basically different areas for different hair treatments.
I was seated on the chair at the extreme right
They use a lot of TIGI stuff. Apart from that I also spotted Moroccan Oil treatment.
That’s me before the work got started. Happily clicking some shots for the before after pics.
If you are wondering why my hair is in such a sorry state then it was raining and my hair get frizzy in monsoons. Plus I didn’t wear the Kerastase serum…cmon I was going to a hair salon. Do you wear makeup when you go for facials? Yes exactly. My hair is generally straight but I was wearing them in a updo bun like I showed you here which I just opened before entering the salon. Infact I half opened the door but rushed back saying to mom”Ican’t go inside like thisss!”
That’s my mom at the back. I really bored her I guess. But I love hanging out with her. Infact we are best shopping buddies. We both leave our friends back when it comes to choosing shopping partners.
Okay so here are the stars of the show: the funky coloured hair extensions!
They come in 3 shades – blue, red and purple
And this is me sporting the hair extensions!
I got three extensions done: two in red and one in blue. But now I wish I had gotten the purple one too.
I usually part my hair right. So got two of them on the top right. And the other one on the left shoulder so it shows better. You know we didn’t need to cut off the extensions. Seeing them in the packaging I thought they would be long for my hair but noo they are a couple of inches shorter than mine. God I felt so competitive!
Okay so here are all the details that you would like to know. It took roughly 5mins to clip all of them on my hair. They were fixed on with a tiny plier so they won’t fall off. I kept bugging the guy about all the maintenance and stuff. But he assured there is no maintenance..none at all. I could pretend like they are not even there. These are real human hair so you can heat style them too.
These are supposed to last forever. So these are in a way permanent hair extensions. The colour won’t fade so its all a matter of how long you wish to sport them. I’m planning to keep them on for 5-6 months. My friend’s wedding is in July and sailor will be here in a few months. So I gotta show off then too.
The coloured hair extensions are priced at Rs.1299 per piece. I know its a bit expensive for the young college crowd because these are probably the ones who are more likely to opt for extensions. But then you get a permanent job done with real human hair in bright vivid colours without actually damaging your hair by chemically treating them so you can indulge once in a while. Plus I have used the cheap ebay ones..those were a mess. Lakme hair extensions are available at all Lakme Absolute salons across India.
PS – The cousin just saw the pictures and now want one too. We are extension sisters. And I still owe her the 10 rupeeees.