Frequently Asked Questions

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Keratin Treatment 1
Keratin Treatment 2
Booking an Appointment
Your Hair Service
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Hair Extensions 1
Hair Extensions 2
Wedding Hair 1
Wedding Hair 2
Hair Colour 1
Hair Colour 2
How long does a keratin treatment take?
Does keratin smoothing work on coloured hair?
Do I need to keep my hair dry after a keratin treatment?
Will a hair smoothing treatment make my hair straight permanently?
Will a keratin treatment make my hair quicker to style?
Is a keratin treatment the same as a Brazilian Blow Dry?
How long will my hair remain smooth & frizz-free?
How much is a keratin treatment?
Can I have my hair cut the same time as the keratin treatment?
Can I keep my curls with a hair smoothing treatment?
When does Headfirst Salon open?
How can I book a hair appointment at Headfirst Salon?
When is late night opening?
Do you offer cutting & styling at your Leeds salon?
Do you offer hair consultations?
Do you offer barber haircuts for men?
Which stylist is right for me?
How much do you charge for a cut & blow dry?
Are you the best hairdressers in Leeds?
What methods of hair extensions do you do?
What type of hair do your hair extensions use?
Where are the hair extensions sourced from?
Are Headfirst hair extensions safe for my hair?
Are hair extensions suitable for thin hair?
Do your hair extensions come in different colours?
How do I book a hair extensions appointment?
How long will my hair extensions last?
Is a wedding hair consultation necessary?
Is a wedding hair trial important for my wedding?
Can you style bridesmaids' & mother-of-the-bride's hair?
Can you tidy up the bridegroom's hair?
How much time do I need for my wedding hairstyle?
How should I prepare my hair for the wedding day?
Why are Headfirst the hair colour experts in Leeds?
How do I find the right hair colour for me?
Will colouring my hair damage it?
Will balayage suit me?
What is a patch test?
Can you cover up grey hairs with hair colour?
Do you offer colour correction services?
What are the benefits of balayage?

The time it takes to complete a KeraStraight (Fabriq) Treatment depends on the length and thickness of your hair. It can take 90 minutes for short hair and up to 3.5 hours for long hair.  Please book a complimentary consultation so we can assess your hair, explain the process and give you a better idea of what to expect.

Yes. The treatment is completely safe to use on coloured hair.  If you are having a tint, we suggest we carry out your keratin treatment a few days before you have your hair colour.  If we are adding highlights, we suggest you have the highlights before your keratin treatment.  Please chat to your hair smoothing stylist at Headfirst Salon in Leeds so we can recommend the best time for you to colour your hair.

Unlike many other hair smoothing and straightening treatments, you can get your hair wet straight after a Fabriq treatment if you wish. You can also tie your hair up in a ponytail if you wish (again, this is often not allowed with other hair straightening treatments).  Just go about your daily routine as per normal.

No, a hair smoothing treatment will not make your hair straight permanently. With the proper aftercare, your hair will remain smooth for up to 4 months. Hair smoothing treatments aren't just for making your hair straight. We can manage how straight your hair becomes, or maintain your natural curl pattern (just without frizz). The main point of a hair smoothing treatment is to make your hair soft, smooth and easier to manage.

Yes, your hair will be quicker to style and easier to manage after a keratin hair smoothing treatment at Headfirst Hairdressers in Leeds. Dry, damaged hair absorbs water and holds onto it which means it takes more time to dry. Hair smoothing treatments work to provide the hair with the proteins and amino acids it needs. This means less water will be held in the hair, making it faster to dry and style.

We can achieve the same results as a Brazilian Blow Dry but without the use of harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde.  Our Fabriq treatment relies on keratin protein which works into each hair strand to smooth the cuticles.

Our ultimate keratin treatment can give you frizz-free, smoother, easy-to-manage hair for up to 4 months.

Prices for a keratin treatment at Headfirst Salon in Leeds start at £150 for short hair, from £160 for medium hair, and from £170 for long hair.  Please book a consultation so we can give you a firm quote and what to expect.

This depends on what type of hair smoothing treatment you are having. If you have the ultimate treatment then you cannot have your hair cut at the same time you have the keratin treatment. This is because the length of time this service takes means we cannot cut your hair in this time. However, if you have the 30 day treatment, then we can cut your hair after we rinse out the treatment.

Yes, we can keep your curl pattern with a keratin hair smoothing treatment at Headfirst Hair Salon in Leeds. A hair smoothing treatment will benefit your curls as they will instantly be hydrated, revitalised and bouncy. Your hair will also be easier to manage and frizz-free! During your consultation, make sure to let your stylist know how much curl you would like to keep in your hair. We will then personalise the keratin treatment to suit your wants and needs.

We love welcoming clients old and new into Headfirst Salon in Leeds. You can see our opening times here

It's very easy to book a hair appointment at Headfirst Salon. You can call us on 0113 268 5455, book online here or download our apps

We open every day from 9am to 6pm.

Our stylists are highly trained and experienced in cutting and styling hair. We can create a wide range of looks including short chic haircuts, mid-length styles, bobs and lobs, and long hairstyles for women. We also offer a haircutting and styling service for men.

Yes, we offer free hair consultations to help you find the perfect haircut, style or colour for you. During a detailed hair consultation we will analyse your hair, discuss your daily hair routines and come up with some ideas of hairstyles and colours that will suit you.

We are a unisex salon offering haircutting and styling for men and women. Find out more about our men's hair services here

All our stylists are highly trained but some have more experience than others which is reflected in their job titles and our pricing structure. If you are looking for a complex hair colour such as balayage, ombre or even a colour correction, we recommend you book in with one of our more experienced colourists. If you are unsure, please call the salon on 0113 268 5455 and we can help match the right stylist to your hair needs.

Our prices vary depending on which level of stylist you choose and whether you are booking in for a trim or a restyle. You can check all of our prices here

Our clients tell us we are the best hair salon in Leeds because we offer such a great range of hair services as well as five star customer service.

At Headfirst Hairdressers, we offer the best hair extensions services in Leeds. We have two temporary and four permanent hair extension methods. The temporary hair extensions include the 7-piece 20” Clip In and the versatile 20” 3-in-1 Halo. The four permanent hair extensions we offer are Slimline Tapes, Skin Weft Tape, Mini Microbeads and the Weft.

At Headfirst Hair Salon, our hair extensions are 100% Remy A+ human hair, with the cuticle of the hair intact and aligned to ensure a smooth, blended and natural look.

The hair for our hair extensions is from an ethically sourced blend of 80% Indian hair for durability, and 20% European hair for silkiness.

Our stylists are highly trained in the latest hair extensions application techniques. Through this, we are able to apply hair extensions safely and effectively to your hair at Headfirst Hairdressers. Before we even apply any hair extensions, we will have a thorough consultation with you to discuss the process and assess whether your hair is suitable for hair extensions.

Hair extensions can be used to make your hair appearance thicker and fuller. During a consultation, we will assess your hair to decide whether your hair is suitable for hair extensions. Depending on how thin your hair is will depend on whether you will be able to have hair extensions. If your hair is not strong enough for extensions, we will be happy to discuss other options with you.

We offer a range of different hair extension colours at Headfirst Hairdressing Salon in Leeds. For a natural and blended look, we can match your hair extensions to your base hair colour. We can also apply fashion hair colours to your extensions for a fun pop of colour.

Before you can book a hair extensions appointment, you will need to book a hair extensions consultation. During this consultation, we will assess the condition of your hair and discuss the process with you. After this, we will then be able to book you in for your hair extensions transformation.

How long your hair extensions will last will depend on how they are applied - for example, whether they are tape hair extensions, microbeads or wefts. During your consultation, your expert Headfirst stylist will explain the hair extension process to you as well as how long your hair extensions will last. The length of time your hair extensions will last also depends on the aftercare. Your stylist will also explain how to properly take care of your hair extensions.

No, a wedding hair consultation is not necessary at Headfirst Hair Salon in Leeds. However, during a consultation we can find out more about what bridal hairstyle you would like, whether you have an accessories you would like incorporate into your wedding hairstyle, what your wedding dress looks like and whether you have a wedding theme. Through this, we can help find the perfect bridal hairstyle for you. It's your big day, so we do recommend that you book in for a consultation so that we can create the best wedding hairstyle for you.

A wedding hair trial is not necessary. However, we do believe it is important at Headfirst Hairdressers in Leeds. This is because, during a wedding hair trial, you can see how your bridal hairstyle will look before the big day. If there's anything you want changing or done differently, we can make sure that your wedding hairstyle is then perfect for the actual wedding day.

Yes, at Headfirst Hairdressing Salon in Leeds, we can cater to your bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride. We will make sure everyone is looking their best for your big day!

Yes, we can ensure that the bridegroom is looking sharp on the wedding day with a tidy up and trim. You'll have the best wedding pictures as a happy couple with perfect hair created by the expert stylists at Headfirst Hairdressers in Leeds!

Allow 30-45 minutes for each bridesmaid and the mother of the bride to get their wedding hairstyles done by our professional stylists. The bride's hair will take longer, so allow at least 60-90 minutes for the bridal hairstyle. For an accurate time frame, you can time your stylist during your wedding hair trial. Please keep in mind that complex styling such as fitting hair pieces, veils, tiaras and volumizers may need more time.

Wash you hair in plenty of time before your Headfirst stylist arrives. Avoid using any product or leave-in conditioner as this can make your hair difficult to style. During your wedding hair trial, be sure to ask any questions you may have so that we can help you feel happy and confident that you hair will look stunning on the big day.

We pride ourselves in being hair colour specialists at Headfirst Hairdressers in Leeds. Our expert colour technicians are highly trained in all the latest hair colour techniques and hair colour trends. We also use the best, high quality hair colour products. This means we can create the best hair colour results for you.

If you're not sure what hair colour to get, make sure to book a consultation with our hair colour experts at Headfirst Hair Salon. During a consultation, our skilled colour technicians can take into account your natural hair colour, eye colour and skin tone to recommend a hair colour that is perfectly suited to you.

At Headfirst Hair Salon in Leeds, our top priority is to maintain the health and condition of your hair. We will make sure to protect your hair during the hair colouring process to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.

We can create a beautiful, bespoke balayage hair colour to suit you at our Leeds hair salon! Balayage is a hair colouring technique that can be created in just about any hair colour or shade. This means we're sure to find the perfect balayage hair colour for you.

A patch test (also known as an allergy test or skin test) is used to test for any allergies you may have for our hair colour products. Although it is unlikely that you would have an allergic reaction, we like to be on the safe side! You must come in for a quick patch test at least 48 hours before any hair colouring appointment. Just come in whenever, you don't need to book, as this will only take a few minutes where we will dab a bit of hair colour product behind your ear. Don't wash it off for at least 24 hours. If this causes any irritation, please let us know.

Yes, we can cover any unwanted grey hairs with hair colour. At Headfirst Hair Salon, our expert colour technicians can match your base colour to seamlessly blend away grey hairs. We can also help you go grey gracefully with a transitional grey hair colour.

Yes! If you've had a hair colour disaster, make sure to book a consultation with our hair colour experts at Headfirst Hairdressers as soon as possible.

Balayage hair colour is a low-maintenance hair colour that will blend in with your roots as the colour grows out. Not only this, but balayage also looks beautiful!