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I have been using Advanced Hair Studios for 6 years and I have generally been pleased with the hair pieces that they have provided. That said they are incredibly expensive and the pieces last about 12 months. I have read a lot of negative stuff on these forums about AHS, but I haven't heard of any good alternatives in London. Can anyone recommend one?

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your welcome to look at us, I used AHS years ago when i first started my hair journey and had similar experience and light pockets. even if you just want some advice drop us an email alternatively were on facebook and can live chat for advice

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your welcome to look at us, I used AHS years ago when i first started my hair journey and had similar experience and light pockets. even if you just want some advice drop us an email alternatively were on facebook and can live chat for advice

 

I'm new to this and looking to get a hair system ASAP.

 

I'm looking for a supplier and a stylist near Heathrow/Windsor side of London - and I can't find any! The closest ones to me are AHS in Reading and Total Cover Plus in Guildford and also Bracknell. London is too much of a trek for me to do every few weeks.

 

A friend of mine uses AHS and I think he's happy enough but I know he pays a lot and personally I think his piece has too high a density and just looks that bit too thick.

 

TCP look like they might be worth a shot, at least until I learn how to order and maintain on my own.

 

If I had a reputable stylist/advisor/salon near me I would be there like a shot.

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AHS - very overpriced

TCP - cheaper, but still pricey compared to DIY and their systems are generally considered average.

 

Whats important to you cost? journey time? or authenticity?

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Hi Grincher

 

Always appreciate your viewpoints. The main thing is quality and authenticity and then journey time. I'm a busy father of 3 and so I get little time for myself!

 

In time I am confident that I will find a good supplier and that I will be able to self-maintain at home with occasional visits to a hairdresser. But it could take a year to get that comfortable.

 

The immediate challenge I NEED to address is having someone hold my hand through the start-up process. Like i want an experienced person to help with making a template, and to do the initial fitting and cut in.

 

And really I've searched so much on the internet but cannot find a good supplier/stylist/salon anywhere near Windsor/Heathrow.

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It is a bit specialist so you might have to look further afield as you have with TCP in Reading. I would think thats the closest to you. There are some clinics but they are more central London.

 

I agree that if you lack confidence then with your first one you want to see how its done. Though after 1 or 2 demonstrations and plenty of youtube videos its easy to see whats happening. These salons will show you but don't always explain as their business is repeat business. The way TCP is set up is you need to return often to reattach without time to do your own template. That can be a pain.

 

The other drawback with TCP is the length between attachments of 4 to 6 weeks. I never recommend keeping it on that long. Ideally you want to reattach every 10 to 14 day and once you know how it doesnt take long to do it. Also TCP don't seem to make custom pieces but usually tailor something off the shelf. They have been accused of creating a "wall of hair" without finesse.

 

The other option is finding a good supplier that will custom make a piece and hooking you up with a stylist that will fit and explain. Unfortunately, this is likely to require half a day travelling and in the salon.

 

Salon prices for a year can vary from ?2k to 5k. Ultimately, you will look to DIY for around ?600 a year.

 

As it stands TCP may be your best option, but certainly not the best option.

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I was with AHS for 20 years before I found Colin based in North London. Fantastic service and reasonable prices. The best stylist I have ever come across. The systems are also terrific.

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Sharad does he have a website or do you have his contact details?

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59 minutes ago, Deg said:

Sharad does he have a website or do you have his contact details?

 

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Any contact information can be shared through private message.

warm regards- Melvin 



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32 minutes ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

Any contact information can be shared through private message.

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Sorry. I am not a regular poster

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Sharad does this guy have any credentials we can check on? A website or company name perhaps. 

Which town in London is he? Is it a salon or does he visit clients at home?

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