Hair Extensions Training Courses London

Have you always wanted to be a in London?

The Secret Salon Academy is proud to deliver outstanding hair extensions training course London packages, passing on our years of experience to each of our course attendees.

Wondering who our courses are suitable for?

There are no prerequisites for completing our beginner hair extensions program, so if any of the below sounds like you then we’d love to welcome you on our next course in London: 

Book a place at our hair extensions training course London venue if you are: 

  • A complete beginner with no experience 
  • Anyone hoping to start a side hustle to gain extra income 
  • A stylist launching their own business 
  • An industry professional wishing to expand their skillset 
  • Anyone wanting to perfect their own application of hair extensions 

Whatever your situation, if you’re interested in learning from the pros here at the Secret Salon Academy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and book your place on our next course. 

Each of our courses is led by our highly knowledgeable and award-winning trainer Danielle who has travelled extensively across the UK as a hair replacement specialist. Since launching The Secret Salon Academy, she has kickstarted the careers of hundreds of salon pros as a trainer, providing students with everything they require to develop their own client bases. 

Combination of theory and practical work

Here at the Secret Salon Academy, we fully understand that ‘studying’ doesn’t mean the same to everyone. That’s why our 1-day course has been created to appeal to a range of different learning methods. Alongside our in-depth theory work, we also offer a fun practical session so you can polish your new skills. Don’t worry if some of the information goes over your head – we appreciate that it can be challenging to retain all of your newly acquired knowledge which is why we send you home with plenty of reading material. 

The value of your course will continue as we supply training manuals for you to dip into for reference or to continue your studies in the weeks, months and years to come. We also offer ongoing support in the form of our friendly WhatsApp group where you’ll gain access to our hair extensions training course London tutors as well as fellow course attendees.  

If you would like a little more hands-on experience, then we also offer each of our students the opportunity to practise their skills through work experience at our salon HQ as required.

Course contents

So, what does our hair extensions training course London program cover?

When you book a place on our course, you can expect to learn about the practical aspects of working with hair extensions as well as essential business guidance. Our course will include the following:

  • Individual consultation
  • Health and safety info
  • Colour matching 
  • Hair structuring
  • Ordering hair
  • Fitting and removing each extension method
  • Cutting and blending your extensions 
  • Social media guidance
  • How to gain insurance
  • Compiling a list of suppliers
  • Deciding your preferred methods


As part of the course price, you will also receive a kit containing the following items: 

  • A doll’s head and clamp
  • Tail comb
  • Section clips
  • Plyers
  • Threaders
  • Beads / tapes / tape remover
  • Thread
  • Hair to practise with


Course Completion

Following completion of our fully accredited hair extensions training courses London program, we will reward you with a Secret Salon Academy Diploma. This will enable you to access trade accounts and arrange your business insurance immediately. 

Frequently asked questions

We have put together this list of questions to both help you on your journey as a Hair Extension Specialist and also to help you navigate some of the more common questions you may be faced with by your clients once you are qualified. 

Do course attendees need to buy any equipment before the course begins? 

No, the price of your course includes both training with hair extensions alongside a valuable kit containing everything you need to pass your assessment. Following successful completion of the course, we fully expect that you will have all the knowledge, skills and support you need to launch a successful career as a hair extensions stylist. 

Are your London courses accredited?

All courses at the Secret Salon Academy are fully accredited. As well as our London training program, we also offer courses at both Manchester and Birmingham, so you choose the most convenient location for you. Following successful completion of our course, you will be able to get started as a fully qualified technician, arrange your business insurance and receive your diploma. 

Which qualifications are required to sign up to your course? 

If you’re taking one of our beginners’ hair extensions courses in London, then there are no prerequisite qualifications needed for you to book your place. If you have booked on one of our advanced courses, then we do require you to have achieved a valid NVQ level 2 hairdressing or barbers certification. 

How do course assessments work? 

We offer both face-to-face courses at our London venue, as well as online training. At our London training centre, our tutor will be continuously assessing your work throughout the day’s course. Once you have demonstrated that your skills are up to speed, then you will pass and qualify on the same day. Online training is very similar and will rely on you sending pictures and videos of each stage of the hair extension application. Our tutor will provide detailed feedback along the way to guide you through to course completion. 

Is course aftercare offered? 

Your relationship with the Secret Salon Academy will continue throughout your career if you wish. Each of our students is added to a course WhatsApp group to provide you with direct access to your tutor. We can continue to offer our expert guidance as you send over case studies and we’re also happy to welcome you to our salon for work experience too if you wish. 

Can you spread the cost of the course? 

Some of our course students prefer to spread the cost of payment, so they can pay as they earn. Please contact us via email to let us know if you would like to apply for finance and we can explain more about how Payl8r works. 

If you have always wanted to be a hair extension specialist, then why not get started right now? Book a place on our hair extensions training course London program by checking out our schedule today. 

Yes, absolutely. Whether you’re taking one of our beginners or advanced training courses, you can be assured that all programs offered by the Secret Salon Academy are fully accredited. This is the case whether you’re taking courses at any of our venues in Birmingham, Manchester or London, as well as online.The diploma you’ll receive after completing our course will enable you to launch your career as a fully qualified technician and apply for business insurance.

How long does it take to get certified in hair extensions?

You can get certified in hair extensions by taking one of our fully accredited face-to-face one day courses. Our online courses are designed to be completed in your own time. We also provide theory to take home and ongoing support if you need it.

Can you train in hair extensions if you’re not a hairdresser?

Yes, absolutely. You can book a place on our hair extensions training course London venue if you are:

  •   A complete beginner with no experience
  •   Hoping to start a side hustle to gain extra income
  •   A stylist launching their own business
  •   An industry professional wishing to expand their skillset
  •   Anyone wanting to perfect their own application of hair extensions

How much does it cost to get professional hair extensions?

The cost of hair extensions can range between £175 – £550 depending on what look you’re trying to achieve, the method used and amount and length of hair you decide to have. Our hair experts can guide you on the best method to suit your lifestyle.

What are the 3 types of hair extensions?

  •   Tape – this method is flat to the scalp and very discreet. It is a great way to add length and weight to your hair. Tape hair extensions can last up to nine months if cared for properly. We recommend re-fitting every 6-8 weeks to prevent damage being caused.
  •   Weave – a weave hair extension is fitted using silicone lined microbeads to grip onto your own hair. The weft is sewn onto micro beards support and can be fitted on clips or a micro beads for a more permanent solution. We recommend re-fitting every 6-8 weeks to prevent damage and can last up to nine months.
  •   Nano bead – nano beads are 90% smaller than micro beads and are great for adding colour such as balayage without colouring your own hair. Individual strands are fitted throughout your hair so the weight is distributed evenly. We recommend re-fitting every 6-8 weeks to prevent damage and can last up to nine months.

What are L-Tip hair extensions?

L-Tip extensions are fitted strand-by-strand by hand – meaning heat and glue aren’t required. A looping tool is used to thread each I-tip and a strand of the client’s hair. Re-application of L-Tips are required every six to nine weeks and can last for up to 12 months if cared for correctly.

How much do hair extension technicians earn UK?

Once certified as a hair extension technician you can earn between £250 to £1000 per week. You can either do this working from home or by running a mobile hair extension business.

Can you make good money doing hair extensions?

A hair extension business can be a great investment that you can fit around your other commitments. You can control the hours you work and effectively how much you earn. The more clients you take on, the more you earn.

What qualifications do I need to do hair extensions?

You don’t need to be a hairdresser or have any experience in the trade to qualify in hair extensions. All you need to do is complete a certified hair extension program such as our Hair Extension training course at the Secret Salon Academy.

Why are hair extensions so expensive?

A lot of work is put into creating hair extensions, hence why some people may consider them pricey. We are also paying for the convenience of being able to change our hair’s look and style quickly. The material that your hair extensions are made from will also affect the price.

What is the longest lasting hair extension method?

Bonded hair extensions will last the longest because they are bonded to strands of your hair. These extensions can stay in place for 3-6 months if cared for correctly and depending on how fast your hair grows.

What type of hair extensions look the most natural?

Fusion type hair extensions such as micro ring or I-Tip offer the most natural appearance. A clamping or heat bonding process is used to attach the hair extension directly to your natural hair in segments called strands.

Can you get permanent hair extensions?

Yes, some types of hair extensions are attached strand by strand with small attachments and can take hours to fit. Permanent hair extensions cost more than temporary hair extensions due to the labour time they take to be fitted.

What are permanent hair extensions called?

Micro rings and micro bonds are types of permanent hair extensions that are designed to be worn continuously for many months.

Which extensions are best for thin hair?

Tape Extensions are a good choice for people with fine hair. They have a flat bond that offers a natural look that is easily blended in with thin hair. Wefts are sandwiched between the natural hair and are secured in place with polyurethane tape and secured close to the root.

Are hair extensions worth it?

Hair extensions have come a long way from when they were first invented in the Cleopatra era. These days there are so many types, colours, textures and lengths to choose from, it can get overwhelming. Generally speaking, hair extensions in the UK are graded to their quality from A to D. Poor quality hair is not worth the money, so it’s worth spending a bit more to get a natural look and feel.

What are the disadvantages of hair extensions?

Before getting hair extensions there are a few things to consider. Hair extensions can be noticeable if not fitted correctly or matched to your hair colour by a qualified hair dresser.

Leaving your hair extensions in for too long or pulling them can damage your natural hair. We can show you how to care for your hair extensions by using the correct shampoos and styling advice to protect your natural hair.

Are hair extensions high maintenance?

To protect your natural hair and extend the life of your hair extensions, you need to care for them properly. After we fit your hair extensions we’ll give you all the after care and maintenance advice that you will need to ensure you keep your extensions looking as good as when you stepped out of our salon.

Are hair extensions painful?

Hair extensions may cause some discomfort within the first few weeks while they settle. This should not cause pain and will go away once your scalp has got used to the extra weight. Another cause of pain from hair extensions could be that they were incorrectly fitted, where the extensions don’t lay flat against the scalp resulting in tension on the roots.

Have any more questions about the world of hair extensions? Why not drop us a call today