Hair Extensions Training Courses Dublin

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Have you always wanted to be a hair extension specialist in Dublin in 2022?

We are now delighted to offer our hair extension training courses in Dublin!

New for 2022, we are hitting the road and coming over to Dublin to offer our specialist training courses in hair extensions. 

When booking a course you can choose the various methods you prefer for example;

Individual nano beads

Individual micro beads (stick tips) 

Celeb weave 

Beaded weave 


You can book today on this link here and well as viewing our other courses. 


Our Hair Extension Training Courses in Dublin 2022 Include:

Our course includes:

  • consultation
  • Health and safely
  • Colour matching
  • Hair structure
  • Ordering hair
  • Fitting and removing each method
  • Cutting and blending
  • Social media guidance
  • How to gain Insurance
  • List of suppliers
  • Your choice of methods
All students will receive a kit for you to get started straight away included in your course
  • dolls head and clamp
  • Tail comb
  • Section clips
  • Plyers
  • Threaders
  • Beads / tapes / tape remover
  • Thread
  • Hair to practise with

(Kits may differ depending on the methods chosen)

All our hair extension training courses are fully accredited , upon completion you will receive a Secret Salon Academy Diploma so you can access trade accounts and obtain insurance straight away!

Course length: One day course followed by theory to take home and ongoing aftercare should you need it

Frequently Asked Questions

With the Secret Salon, you can become qualified in all 3 hair extension methods (tape, weave and nano bead) in one day. You can also train in up to 5 different methods for an additional cost. 

We will contact you prior to your course date to find out your preferred method.

Our hair extensions training course is held in our Dublin salon, based in the city centre.

Our Dublin courses begin at 10am and finish at 6pm. 

No. Our flexible payment schedule means that you only have to pay a £100 deposit to secure your place. The remaining balance is due on the day of your course. You can pay via PayPal, Stripe or Bank transfer.

We maintain relationships with all of our students, providing ongoing support via a course WhatsApp group which is run by your tutor. Fellow course attendees use this platform to ask questions and share experiences to develop their skills in hair extensions. 

More Frequently Asked Questions

Beauty salons are predicted to continue experiencing growth in years to come as people learn to live with Covid and get back to life as normal. The opening of new collaborative workspaces will give self-employed hair professionals a new way of working and a new way of interacting with clients. 

Low-maintenance hair coloring techniques and Y2K accessories such as mini hair clips are predicted to be huge summer trends in the hair industry. 

The three main types of hair extensions are:

Clip in – these are popular with first time hair extension users. Simply clip them in and take them out whenever you want to change your look. 

Tape in – wefts of hair are secured to the root of your hair using a tape. 

Sewn in – natural hair is braided and the hair extensions are then sewn into the braids.

A qualified hair extension stylist will be able to recommend the best type of method for your natural hair. Tapes are generally good if it’s your first time wearing hair extensions because they are light and don’t require any glue. 

Wide tooth combs are a great way to get rid of any knots in wet hair. You should also consider investing in a hair extension brush that makes maintaining smooth and sleek locks easier.

It’s possible for extensions to be dyed to match your natural hair colour but this should be done by an experienced hair stylist.

On average, hair extensions will need to be moved up every 6-8 weeks. However this will depend on how quickly your hair grows.

This process includes removing the bead, brushing your hair out and re-fitting the same hair extension pieces higher up near the root of your hair with a new bead. 

Regularly readjusting hair extensions is much kinder to your hair because if the hair piece is too far away from your root it can cause tugging and stress on your hair. 

This will vary depending on the type of hair extensions you’re having fitted. Typically the installation process will take between 1-2 hours.

This hair extension method uses wefts that are added to hair and held in place by beading. The wefts are hand tied to natural hair. Some people find that these types of hair extensions can last longer because they don’t have a bond that breaks down over time like other extensions.

Hair extensions should be washed at least once a week with a suitable hydrating shampoo. You should not wash your extensions more than 2-3 times each week. This is because excessive washing of your hair extensions can cause them to become dry by stripping the natural moisture from them that they contain. 

After washing and blow drying your hair extensions for the first time, they may feel thicker. This happens because the natural cuticles of the hair expand to give you more body and blend in with your natural hair.

It’s perfectly safe to sleep with your hair extensions in if they are secured properly. If you have long hair extensions, secure them with a braid to keep hair out of the way when you sleep and make them easy to brush through in the morning. For short hair extensions, a ponytail will help to keep your hair in one place while you sleep. 

However you should never sleep with wet hair extensions because they can tangle and cause matting.

Hair extensions need care and unfortunately the salt in the ocean and chlorine from a pool can damage your extensions through knotting and matting. Therefore, if you are planning on going swimming it is advised to remove your hair extensions first.

Yes, but there are some things you should be aware of first. After the application of your tape hair extensions you should wait at least 48 hours before getting your hair wet in the shower. This is so the adhesive has enough time to bond with your natural hair. If you need to shower in the first two days, pop on a shower cap to protect them. 

General showering tips include not scrubbing too hard, only applying conditioner to mid-strands through to the ends and not showering with tape hair extensions too regularly.

K Tips are individual hair extensions that are applied to natural hair using a technique called hot fusion. K Tip extensions tend to last between 2-3 months providing all of the aftercare advice is followed. 

People get hair extensions for lots of reasons. Hair will naturally thin as you age, so adding hair extensions can make your hair thicker and give you a more youthful appearance. 

Bonded hair extensions will typically last the longest because they are secured to the strands of your natural hair. Factors that affect how long your extensions last include how you care for them and how fast your hair grows. 

This will depend on the type of extensions you have. Tape and glue extensions will typically last 4-8 weeks, micro-link extensions can last up to 4 months and sewn-in extensions will need to be replaced every 6-8 weeks. 

If installed and looked after correctly, most hair extensions won’t cause any damage to your natural hair. Clip in extensions are considered the least damaging because they are a temporary method to lengthen your hair. They also give your hair a break from being styled. 

Halo and nano ring hair extensions don’t get attached to your hair, which means they won’t pull at the roots or damage your hair strands. 

Tape extensions also won’t cause damage to your natural hair as long as aftercare advice such as brushing gently is followed.

To achieve a natural look, your hair should be at least 4-6 inches long in order to cover the bonds and clips used to secure your hair extensions. Hair of this length will also help to keep it in place. 

Pre-bonded hair extensions such as Nano tip hair extensions are ideal for shorter hair because they are small and discreet.

The most common reason for your hair extensions to become itchy is when they cut into your scalp or rub against your skin. Sometimes this happens when the extensions have been fitted too tightly. If this happens to you, you should contact the salon that installed them so they can refit them more comfortably. 

Friction between your hair’s root and the hair extension will cause pain and discomfort. This means that the hair extensions have been fitted too close to the roots and will need to be re-installed. Another reason your tape hair extensions may hurt is because too much hair has been used between the tapes. 

Clip in extensions, hand tied wefts and hot fusion hair extensions are all popular with celebrities because of their natural look and easy care. Many celebrities will choose to use real hair extensions compared to synthetic hair to achieve a beautiful, natural appearance. 

Human hair will blend much better with your own hair, giving you a natural look. It’s also easier to wash and style using heat styling tools than synthetic hair which you can’t apply any heat to. 

The price of hair extension reapplication will vary depending on which method you choose, how thick you want them and the length. Salons can charge between £185-£700 depending on the reputation and location of the salon. 

Yes. Regardless of your hair type, there are hair extensions to match. For example, if you have thick, curly hair you may want to consider the micro ring method because it will sit close to the root.

Yes. Salons and hair stylists can tailor your extensions to create a balayage effect.

No, hair extensions will not cause hair loss if worn properly. However, if you overuse them it’s possible that you may experience some hair loss once they have been removed. Always follow the advice of a hair specialist to protect your extensions and your own hair. 

Yes.  Most high-quality hair extensions that are well looked after can be reused, making them cost-effective. 

To check whether hair extensions are high quality, the hair should be full of cuticles to give a natural, healthy shine. There should also be no shedding when you touch them.

If your hair is healthy and you’re correctly caring for your hair extensions, there’s no reason why you should take a break from your lengthy locks. However, some people like to stop wearing them for a while or try a different type of hair extension. The choice is yours. 

A moisturising mask that contains no harsh chemicals can help to keep your hair extensions looking and feeling nourished. Your hair stylist will be able to recommend which products are suitable depending on the type of hair extension you have fitted. 

Permanent solutions such as tape in hair extensions will last between 4-8 weeks before they need to be removed or reapplied. 

Clip in hair extensions are temporary solutions for lengthening your hair.

It is not advisable to brush your hair extensions when they are wet. This is because they are fragile when wet and can pull your natural hair during the brushing process. If you do brush your hair extensions when wet, use gentle and slow motions to avoid pulling. Gathering your hair into a ponytail and holding will allow you to brush your hair without pulling the bonds whether wet or dry.