Hair extensions are having a revival, just in time for the launch of a new luxury salon that specialises in them

Hair extension salon Mimi et Mina has recently opened in Notting Hill. Providing premium hair extensions, aftercare and management for every hair type, Mimi et Mina was founded by luxury expert Myriam Kone, and named in homage to a 24 year friendship with her best friend Mina. The Mimi et Mina salon delivers exceptional hair enhancement, while embodying the values of female friendship; fun, loyalty, quality and support.

Inside Mimi et Mina

Inside Mimi et Mina

According to well-placed beauty aficionados, the salon’s arrival has come at exactly the right time. Ursula Dewy, knows a thing or two about what’s hot and what’s not in beauty. As Editor of, she’s among the first to hear about the latest beauty innovations and trends out there. She believes that hair extensions are having a revival, so we picked her expert brain to find out why she’s so excited about the kind of hair enhancement that Mimi et Mina specialises in…

Are hair extensions really back?

After every flurry of choppy bobs and lobs there’s always, without fail, a return to that faithful classic look that we’ve all had many a hair fantasy about – lovely long shiny hair. You know, the kind that belongs in hair adverts; thick and swishy and long enough to reach your tummy. The kind of hair that never goes out of style.

For most of us, such long and envy-inducing hair can feel unachievable; it takes years to get long hair and by the time it is long, the ends are normally split and dry. We can’t win! That’s what makes hair extensions so appealing.

Would you try hair extensions?

It’s something I’ve been considering a lot lately as having just had twins, my post pregnancy hair is thinner than it’s ever been. I’m sure my hairbrush has more hair on it than I do! Limp and lifeless, I’m ready to add some volume and wow factor back into my hair, and I’m not the only one. Everyone is talking about revitalising their manes with a little help from hair extensions. This is thanks to Donna Karen, Thakoon and Balmain whose AW/15 shows made a point of having models with expensive looking thick-haired blow outs.

Luckily, if you know where to go, you can find that hair extensions don’t just exist in one type fits all anymore. Forget the disconnected, mismatched hair extensions that dominated in the noughties, extensions can and should look completely invisible. The only thing that should show is the jealousy on other people’s faces.

Whether you’ve got naturals curls or kinks, poker straight locks or afro hair, you can now find extensions that will blend with your natural hair (and its personality). 

Where do you suggest trying for WOW extensions?

Mimi et Mina in Notting Hill is one of the only places that has got me excited about natural looking, quality extensions. This brand new salon specializes in hair extensions for every hair type, Caucasian, Asian, afro and everything in between, and they really do take hair extensions seriously – with great results. Their hair extensions maintenance options are particularly impressive and allow you to get much more from your extensions, they’re an investment, so might as well treat them right.

 Mimi et Mina also have a dedicated in-salon service to advise and teach you the best techniques to enjoy your extensions for longer.

Limited edition offer!

To celebrate the launch of Mimi et Mina, customers will receive a free full-sized hair care product when having a hair extensions service before the end of November*. Call 020 7727 9356 to book an appointment while stocks last.

Terms & conditions:

Promotion redeemable from 20 November 2015 until product stock lasts, redeemable only against hair appointments scheduled before 1 December 2015, bookings subject to availability, non-transferable, cannot be exchanged for cash.