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Old 05-09-2012, 04:48 PM
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Default Mini review of total cover plus system "contact skin"

Hi all,

I have used lace systems for a while and after some terrible service i decided to give the company total cover plus a go and try their product "contact skin"

Heres a short review of my thoughts on them so far

COMMUNICATION/INFORMATION

I emailed them first with some questions about the hair and the system itself, within 24hours i had a reply with all the infomation i asked for

Rating 5 out of 5

PRICE
i was paying ?650 for a lace system every 3 months before, this system is a special price off ?149 for your first one and then ?269 after. A service charge off ?89 is added for the head shaving, scalp cleaning, shampoo, bonding and cutting of the system

Price wise i think this is right in the middle, i have seen cheaper systems and there is many more that will cost alot more and depending on you circumstances this seems a good deal for what you get

RATING 4 out of 5

LOCATION
My nearest salon where the product was available was in london which for me was a 45min train/tube ride. The salon was called frankie chochrane and was your typical off street trendy london salon. Clean and welcoming its what you would expect but is quite open and other people having their haircuts will be seen coming in and out but when i went it was not busy and unless you are shy this should not be a issue to many people. The stylist was full off infomation and expalined everything fully and it took around 2.5 hours to shave my head, clean my scalp, apply the bond and attach and cut the system. The cut was superb and the eye for detail rally impressed me

Really needs to be in salons! a trip into london is fun but a pain when its raining! im sure eventually they will roll it out across more

4 out of 5

THE SYSTEM
The system itself is light and is cut down to size in salon. They match and order in the correct colour for you and mine was dead on what i needed to match my remaining hair. The bonding was easy and i have had no reaction to the soft bonding

The reason i wanted to try this system was for one thing...the front hairline! the sales patter is that it is totally natural looking and it pretty much is. The day after having the system on i had to add a tiny bit more bond under a small section at the front of the system as it was still white ( the bond is ment to go clear after 12 hours ) and pretty soon it went clear and the front hairline looked good! here is a picture taken just after i rebonded a small area that was a little loose



As you can see my hair is "up" mainly so i can show how it actually looks, i know for a fact i could not have a lace hair system in such a style and it looks as close to natural as i think i could get ( not i had not styled it in the picture just swept it to show the hairline, i usually have some wax in! )

Great base, good quality hair and so far seems great

RATING 4 OUT OF 5

THE VERDICT

Decent price, decent location, good system so overall its decent for what you want and pay for

RATING OVERALL 4 out of 5


What could be improved?

- Its a set price on the systems, if there was a option to pre buy a couple of systems at once for a small discount i would be tempted

- Needs to be in more locations as traveling into london is a mission and adds a couple of extra hours ontop of the 3 it takes to fit the system

- You cant buy these systems and have them bonded and cut in yourself to save money

- You will need to buy your own bond, scalp cleaner etc which can add some extra cost ( to be fair lace systems you would have to buy extras as well )


I have had the system for less than a week so i will update in 8 weeks or so on how well it has lasted, the advert said 6-7 weeks but the stylist said 12 is normal so i will update when i know!

Hope this helps anyone else who was looking for info on them and if you have a question just post or PM me and i will answer the best i can

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Old 06-05-2012, 08:06 PM
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Hi Mate
I Just joined.. thanks for that great review. I'm considering it and this was really helpful.. photo looks great. How are you getting on with it now?
Does any hair growth under the system affect it's sticking?
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:31 PM
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The pic is a little blurry at the hairline but overall it looks pretty good.
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I Just joined.. thanks for that great review. I'm considering it and this was really helpful.. photo looks great. How are you getting on with it now?
Does any hair growth under the system affect it's sticking?
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Hi ian.

Yes it does, my front hairline was receding but i still had alot of hair down the middle from the front so after about 2 weeks it does start to lift at the front ( which i think is made worse by the hair style i have as im pulling at the front to style it ) but its just like any other hair system that you can take off shave you head and re apply. The one thing would say is it can be a pain to find the correct bond so i would suggest if you did go for this system to buy a bottle direct from them as the others are a bit ht and miss

Other than that a month later the hair and the system are in great condition! i wash it once a week and re bond every 2 so its like the lace systems i used to have just looks better overall. If you have shorter hair tho let it grow! its taken a month for it to blend in totally with my real hair as i went in with short cropped hair

If you have any questions just let me know and i will do my best
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The pic is a little blurry at the hairline but overall it looks pretty good.
Its a iphone 4S so i dont know how you see a blur :/ i got it as close as i could so everything could be seen


BTW i will be getting mine re done in 7-8 weeks with alot longer hair/style so i will make sure i post before, during and after pictures
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:51 AM
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Hi mate

That is a BIG help and very re assuring that it is as good as it seems to be.
Yeah mine's like yours receeding front but still quite a bit though very thin down the middle.

What IS most reassuring is you can re bond - I was imagining this nightmare scenario of being away and coming unstuck!

Look forward to your updates mate and when I get mine done in a few weeks I will post pics.

Have a good week mate
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Hi mate

That is a BIG help and very re assuring that it is as good as it seems to be.
Yeah mine's like yours receeding front but still quite a bit though very thin down the middle.

What IS most reassuring is you can re bond - I was imagining this nightmare scenario of being away and coming unstuck!

Look forward to your updates mate and when I get mine done in a few weeks I will post pics.

Have a good week mate

Glad i could help and i look forward to seeing your pics
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Well... took the first step! I called up the salon this morning and as it turned out the owner had a slot free this afternoon so drove an hour down the motorway for a consultation.
This stuff is mind blowing... thoroughly amazing! Got measured up and got a great colour match so the new system is on order!
Cannot wait to get it on in about a week's time!
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Well... took the first step! I called up the salon this morning and as it turned out the owner had a slot free this afternoon so drove an hour down the motorway for a consultation.
This stuff is mind blowing... thoroughly amazing! Got measured up and got a great colour match so the new system is on order!
Cannot wait to get it on in about a week's time!
Sounds great! is it the same salon as me? look forward to the pictures
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Hiya mate

Where did you go? I went to Paul Anthony in Manchester. Absolutley top bloke and really passionate about how amazing the system is.
The thing that really blew my mind was after an hour of talking to him at close range, he goes "I've actually got less hair than you!" I was like "no waay " - He uses it himself and I had no idea whatsoever.
How is yours doing after a few weeks now? How did your mates take it? did they notice?
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