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Making the decision to train as a hair extension technician is not an easy one – and choosing the right hair extension training academy can be even harder. While training for general hairdressing comes with a standardized curriculum and providers can be regulated, hair extension training itself is a different ball game altogether.

So how can you be sure that Maxwell Melia is right for you? Below, we break down the best way to ensure that your hair extension training courses will give you everything you could want and need before embarking on your new careers.


Naturally, your budget is going to have a huge effect on which course you eventually choose. However, immediately opting for a cheap hair extension training course can lead to more problems down the line, as you come across problems and individual differences.

That’s not to say that more expensive choices are automatically better, however.  Some providers charge a premium as they come with a brand name or style of training which is unique to them – and this is great, if this style and training course is what you want. For example, Toni and Guy are a well-known brand who need no introduction. However, their courses are designed for those who may have already qualified and are looking to specialize in a niche market, such as avant-garde designs. For the average hair extension student, you might find that these are too narrow for your needs.

Instead, look for the best value in hair extension training courses. Keep reading to find out how to tell if your hair training provider is right for you in terms of quality, communication and overall value – leading to the best hair training academy for you.


One of the best ways to tell if you’re looking at the right hair extension training provider for you is to look at the reviews. Think of these as a “try before you buy” or an insider look into the teaching methods of the provider and overall happiness of previous clients before purchasing.

The overall quality of your course is dependent on the time your teacher takes to ensure you understand everything and the overall effectiveness on the teaching. Nobody wants to spend hundreds on a course, only to walk away feeling as though they haven’t learned anything!

Here at Maxwell Melia, we know from experience that the right training takes time. That’s why we’re so proud of our past students and our 5-star rated reviews across the board. Your happiness is something that is of paramount importance to us – and the best way to make you happy is to provide you with quality teaching.


No matter how good an advanced hair extension training day may be, it won’t matter if you spend your time feeling flustered, frustrated or anxious. That’s why it is so important to go with your instinct and choose the right hair extension training course that makes you feel comfortable and confident.

If you aren’t walking out with complete faith in yourself, you aren’t likely to feel happy working on the hair of your customers – that’s why we make sure all of our students are completely happy with their course.


With so many hair extension training courses around, it’s only right that you should look at the benefits of each school before making your choice. The biggest factors to take into consideration when looking at these benefits include the overall aftercare of your training, as well as any nice extras you get as a part of your course.

At Maxwell Melia, for example, we provide all of our students with a full kit upon graduation, as well as a hair extension training manual for their complete peace of mind. We also go above and beyond by providing our students with social media training, business advice and are always keen to ensure our aftercare is spot on – with teachers remaining easily contactable after completing your training.

Now that you know the basics, we hope that you feel more confident in choosing the right hair extension training provider for your needs. Remember, any good hair extension course will be happy to answer any questions you may have and will always put your competence, confidence and happiness above all else.