Interview with London Accessory Week exhibitor KB Hair Extensions | X Terrace
How did you start your hair extensions brand?
In 2014 I started KB Hair Extensions not knowing where it would go or how much it would change people's lives. I have built my business up on a part-time basis alongside a full-time job and for the past two years around my little one. Looking back, I started to enjoy hair when I started having my own hair extensions done. A few years after having weft hair extensions, I moved onto clip-ins and started to look into sourcing my own. Everyone always asked If I could do their hair on a night out, where I got my hair etc., which inspired me to do more. In 2013 I started working my second job, which ended up being with a celebrity client and when I was photographed in a national magazine I realised you could see my clip-in hair extension. I soon took my first hair extension course and KB Hair Extensions was born.
What has been the proudest moment for you so far?
I see clients who have no confidence and by simply providing them with a hair extensions service they regain that confidence and happiness too. I have created my own line of clip-in hair extensions and aftercare products and alongside that, I create my own marketing. I put my all into my business and only wish I had started it sooner. It would be an honour to win this award and a bigger bonus to make this my second win within the London Hair Awards, you could say it adds to my confidence too!
What makes you feel special compared to other competing brands?
The hair extension industry is HUGE. When I started there wasn't a lot of competition around, however, now hair extensions are used in so many ways and on so many people. I try to be different by having my own products, brand etc and believe having the experience (good and bad) of the service I am carrying out helps. I like to feel that I am different to most hair extension specialists because I have gone through what my clients are going through.
What was your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement was winning a top award in 2019 at the London Hair and Beauty Awards. It was the second award ceremony I had ever attended (after missing out on the first award) and the first time I was away for the night after having my baby boy. I was so convinced that I wouldn't win I sat on my phone when the winner was due to be announced! For a mobile hairdresser to be up against the top salons and hair professionals in London and win has to be an achievement in itself!