Cutting & Styling Your Hair System

Cutting, Styling & Colouring Your Hair Replacement System

At Cochrane & Co in London, our heritage is in traditional cutting, styling and colouring which is why we know what will work best on your hair replacement system.

We offer a friendly, professional, and expert approach to all our clients – whether you want a great haircut or want to disguise a bald spot with a new head of hair.  We will put time and care into bringing your vision to life because the right hairstyle should be able to speak for you.

To help us get to know who you are and what image you would like to project, we build a full consultation into every appointment.

Contact us on 020 7405 7797 to book a consultation or book your appointment online

Cutting Your Hair System

Our barbers and stylists can cut and shape your hair system into just about any style you desire and we will make sure we understand your requirements during your consultation.
Because we are experts in creating and styling men’s systems, we have developed a unique cutting technique called The Calligraphy Cut that works with the hair’s natural pattern.
The Calligraphy razor helps us to add graduation and layers as we cut the hair at a particular angle (21 degrees to be exact) which makes it look more full.
The Calligraphy razor helps us to add graduation and layers as we cut the hair at a particular angle (21 degrees to be exact) which makes it look more full.

Cutting & Styling Do's & Don'ts

When you choose your new hair system it is a blank canvas with hair that is one length and reasonably long. This gives your Cochrane & Co stylist the flexibility to create whatever style you desire.
They say a picture paints a thousand words so it’s always helpful if you can show your stylist images of styles they like. We can then recreate that look, using scissors and the calligraphy razor to gradually texturise, de-bulk, cut, and style the layers.
The calligraphy cut allows us to brilliantly blend the hairpiece with your natural locks so there are no distinct lines and telltale edges. Our aim is to create a style you love and that looks real and natural.

Matching Your Colour

A good haircut with the right colour makes a world of difference. Hair colour frames the face, complimenting your natural complexion and presenting a bold and individual appearance to the world.
When cutting and colouring your hair replacement system, we have an eye for detail which means we can perfectly match your system to your natural hair or create a bolder look – depending on your wishes. As you age, your hair colour is likely to change, perhaps showing some silver or grey. We offer a wide range of systems with grey hair blended into them. This can be 10% to 80% grey mixed with your natural colour.
If you feel this is ageing you before your time, we can cover your silver tones, especially if you feel this is ruining the effect of your hair system.
We will also provide you with aftercare and tips to help you keep your system looking true to shade for as long as possible.

Please note:  You will need to pop in for a quick allergy alert test 48 hours before your colour appointment which allows us to check for any sensitivities you may have with our colour products.   

Specialist Products

We use high-quality specialist hair system products designed to firmly secure your system. Our range includes tapes, adhesives, and scalp protectors as well as styling products – all designed to help you maintain your look and keep it firmly affixed.
With our products, your hair system will be so secure that you can sleep, exercise, shower, and even swim without worry!
Additionally, we’ll provide you with the know-how to reapply your hair system at home, ensuring you always feel confident and secure in your appearance.

Curly Looks For Gents

While some of our hair replacement systems have a natural wave, you may desire a curlier look which is why we will be delighted to perm your new hair system and/or natural hair. Do not worry, the perm will not damage your hair system in any way.
We are also specialists in cutting curls and waves. There are many different types of curl so it’s important to work with the movement of your waves! That’s why we always recommend you have a Calligraphy Cut – a special cutting technique that allows us to add graduation and layers in a unique way so your curls sit beautifully.
The Calligraphy Cut works well on men’s hair systems as well as natural and permed locks.

What You Need To Know

It’s important to know that we will shave the part of the head where the hair replacement system is going to be fitted. Using cutting and razoring techniques, we will blend this with your natural, existing hair. Your style can be long or short, with the shortest length available a number 4 or 5 clipper cut.
Clients are advised to refit every 2-4 weeks when you can properly cleanse the scalp. Active people might want to do this more regularly. Our technicians can show you how to do this yourself – or just pop in for a refit.
Once fitted, please wait 48 hours before getting your new look wet. This includes strenuous exercise that makes you sweat. After 48 hours, you can continue life as normal and resume all activities!

Making Your Hair System Look Good - FAQs

Yes indeed. There is no problem at all about that, just give us a call and we can arrange that to happen. A lot of our guys are very proud of their hair systems and there is a sort of brotherhood among people who wear the systems and the people who fit them, and that works out quite well, you’d be surprised.

We advise that our clients adjust their hair systems every 2-4 weeks and properly cleanse the scalp. If you’re more active, you might want to do this more regularly. You are welcome to pop into the salon for a refit service or our technicians can show you how to do it yourself.

Our experienced stylists at Cochrane & co will teach you everything you need to know about touching up your hair system. We will go through the tools that you need and show you how to quickly and effectively adjust the hair system when needed.

Absolutely! As experienced hairdressers, we can precisely match your hair system to your natural hair colour. We will colour the system and also cut and style it to ensure it looks natural and realistic.

Yes, we can cut, colour, perm and style your hair to precisely the look you desire. We also are experts in the Calligraphy Cut which is a special way of cutting curly hair to ensure it sits beautifully. Cutting and styling curly hair is an art which we have perfected at Hair Replacement London.

Mostly no, unless you’re in excessive sun or if you use a shampoo with salt in it. We recommend a sulfate-free shampoo to prolong the health of your new hair.

You can style your hair in any way you like. We usually cut your new hair on a bisection, which means you can put a parting on the left hand side, the center or the right hand side. You can wear it back, you can wear it forward. It depends on your style, but we like to give you versatility in your hairstyles, so you can adapt it.
Our Cochrane & Co colour and style experts will expertly colour match your hair system to your own hair colour. We have a wide range of colours available and can always tailor-make a unique colour for your needs. We can also confidently cover greys.
Hair straighteners can knacker the hair over time, reducing the hair system’s lifespan. While you can use a straightening iron, it’s best to avoid them if possible to maintain the quality and health of the hair.
Yes, our hair replacement systems are fully customisable, allowing you to change the style and colour to match your preferences. Whether you prefer a classic look or want to try something new, we’ve got you covered.
We recommend that you only wash your hair system once a week to ensure longer-lasting results. Washing your hair system too often can cause the bond to break down. When washing your hair system, use lukewarm water and gentle stroking motions rather than vigorous scrubbing.
We suggest that you use deeply nourishing, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. Our stylists will recommend a range of products including the Nake Hydrate or Nake Nourish shampoo and conditioners. After washing your hair, you can apply a small drop of Alaparf Smoothing Oil.
Yes, you can carefully brush your men’s hair system with vent brushes or combs. Ensure that you brush gently to avoid tearing the base layer.
Bonds usually break down within 2-4 weeks. During this time, the hair system will feel loser and the bond will feel sticker. When this occurs, you’ll need to pop in for a refit service or refit it yourself using our guidance.

Appointments at Cochrane & Co in London

We treat all calls in the strictest confidence so please book a consultation by calling 020 7405 7797 or book online.

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