Many of you know that I’ve been going to Melina Best Hairdresser in Cologne for my extensions for quite some time. Melina and her team are the newcomers among celebrity hairdressers and yet there are people who have never heard of Melina Best Friseur. In just one year after opening her own salon, Melina has managed not only to generate a considerable number of followers and likes on Instagram, but also to beautify the hair of the most popular IT girls and influencers with extensions.
Hardly any hairdresser is known for conjuring up such great long and well-groomed hair with extensions as Melina Best Friseur in Cologne. Therefore, a visit to the Cologne salon is also a must for me for my beautiful long hair. However, Melina’s main concern is always that you yourself feel completely comfortable with the new hair and extensions or even your own hair.
Melina Best Hairdresser Cologne
Hair extensions, hair extensions, balayage strands
Pantaleonswall 65, 50676 Cologne, stop Barbarossaplatz
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Phone: +49 221-93284950
When you see the extensions results on Instagram Stories every day, you can’t help but be amazed. It conjures up beautiful hair and hairstyles from broken and shaggy hair after a few hours.
Melina Best’s team is especially known for their balayage strands – dark roots and light gradient to the tips. Personally, I would also like the balayage style for my hair, but I have simply had my hair dyed dark too many times that lightening it would only bring out an unpleasant red again.
It would take about a year for my hair to get to an acceptable shade and even then it may not be what you would like it to be yet. I have tried switching to lighter hair before and got extremely annoyed with the red color cast afterwards. Therefore, I stick with a nice dark brown.
Before – my own hair
However, what should never be missing even with dark hair is the Olaplex treatment, which is automatically added to the lightening and coloring at Melina. The hair looks so beautifully healthy and shiny after the treatment that you can not imagine how it was before without Olaplex. In addition, the hair feels extremely healthy and soft, but not as extreme as it would be with keratin smoothing.
Celebrity hairdresser offspring
The team of Melina Best hairdresser has become known and famous, as the hair salon pampered famous models, actors, social media stars, footballers’ wives and IT girls right from the beginning. Many of the stars have now become really good friends, like Farina Opoku, better known as Nova Lana Love.
Melina and her hairdressing team are the hairdressers of social media stars like NovaLanaLove, Caro Daur and blogger Leonie Hanne of Ohhcouture. She is also the hairdresser of cute twins Lisa and Lena, some players’ wives like Ann Kathrin Vida Brömmel or Sabia Boulahrouz.
But also comedian and actress Enissa Amani or the GZSZ & UU acting twins Valentina Pahde and Cheyenne Pahde Melina Best has already conjured as a hairdresser a wonderful hairstyle.
Melina Best hairdressers also know YouTubers, such as Julia Beautx and Shirin David, but also models, such as GNTM top model Vanessa Fuchs or model Lorena Rae. The Bachelorette Jessica Paszka also regularly has new extensions fitted by Melina’s team.
It-girls like Luana Silva, Vanezia Vanessa Blum, Iva Nikolina Juric, Dilara, Paola Maria and Nina Laureen have also already sat in Melina’s hair salon. I am happy that I, as a blogger and YouTuber, can also include myself in this series.
Long hair as a gift and Christmas gift for the woman.
So you can see that a great hairstyle and beautiful long hair is part of the positive attitude to life for many women. Since not every woman has naturally beautiful, long and thick hair, extensions are more popular than ever before. Of course, you can simply grow hair out, however, your own hair is often just too thin to be considered beautiful when grown out.
Therefore, many women who prefer to see themselves with long hair like to choose an inconspicuous hair extension with extensions. However, when I get compliments on my hair, I always readily admit that it’s not just my own hair. However, I then get even more wounded looks, as already before, because the extensions just barely noticeable.
Sometimes the question comes directly, how long my own hair is? My own hair is also quite long, but not so full that it would look good in the extreme length. The good thing is that you can continue to show incredulous looks with lifting the top hair the extensions connection points and at the latest then you know that it is not your own hair.
As a woman with long hair you simply feel more perfect and feminine. It is a dream for many to have once really great long hair and I can tell you that you get used to it really quickly. Especially in the months before Christmas, before a wedding anniversary or birthday, it is also suitable for my male readers as a nice gift idea for their own wife or girlfriend who want long hair. (maybe just surprise the girlfriend with a visit to Melina Best in Cologne and a nice weekend in Cologne directly to it!)
If you are not sure who to entrust your hair extension and hairstyle, as well as color, I can only recommend a visit to Melina Best. Maybe you just look at her makeover results on Instagram Stories for a few days and get an impression.
Of course, it’s especially nice to make a trip to Cologne for a day or even spend a weekend in Cologne. New hair, shopping and super many great backdrops to photograph the new look… maybe a visit to the Cologne Christmas market offers itself right away? I think the pre-Christmas season in Cologne is just beautiful and could spend hours looking at the ice skating rink.
At Melina Best you can also get gift vouchers, if it should be a gift under the Christmas tree or for a birthday as a surprise with a fresh bouquet of flowers to conjure up incredulous faces. Beautiful hair as a gift for women you fulfill a dream with long hair. The exact hair length and hair color is of course then agreed on the spot with Melina Best hairdresser.
Melina Best hairdresser experience
If you deal with extensions and hair extensions, you will quickly find different variants for the insertion. Melina Best, for example, meanwhile has its own hair produced, which has a very wonderful quality. Here you can choose between tapes or bondings for insertion. The difference lies in the width of the strand and the form of attachment.
With tapes, wider strands are glued into the hair, whereby the own hair strand is then sheathed from above and below by the tapes respectively. With bondings, thin strands of hair are “welded” into the hair by coating one’s own thin strand of hair with a type of wax. Tapes are used more quickly, and both variants are inconspicuous; bondings are extremely practical if you like to wear your hair in a braid.
Just recently I went into my current extensions again in my weekly review. I currently have a length of 60cm in my hair, which is simply already too much hair length for many women. Usually you have a hair length of 45cm with hair extensions, unless you just want the extra long version, like with me.
What interested you most after my last visit to the hairdresser:
How long does the insertion take?
The pure insertion takes between 30-60 minutes, depending on the type of extensions – tapes are inserted faster than bondings, like with me. In my case, the old extensions had to be removed first, which always takes a little more time. In addition, there was fresh attachment color including Olaplex treatment, cut and styling – in total I was at Melina for a good three hours.
How long do the extensions last?
Again, it always depends on the care. If you always do a cleansing cut, the hair tangles less. However, it also always depends on the quality of the hair. I can wear Melina’s hair for five to six months before I feel I need to renew it. Again, it depends a lot on your own hair growth, as well as how you use your hair care products. When it comes to hair care, I think it’s especially important to use high-quality products as well. If you already have valuable strands inserted, the hair care products should also be correspondingly good and high quality. Saving a few cents or euros can quickly destroy the entire hair result. Therefore, it is better to ask Melina directly for the right care – especially for your type!
Is it possible to set the hair again since my hair grows so fast?
So far I have not used my hair a second time, but there you should perhaps best ask the team of Melina Best directly once. After the six months, the roots have grown out about 5cm for me and yet the extensions are invisible in the hair.
Does it damage the hair?
Because the extensions coat my own hair, I even have the feeling that my own hair is more protected. Of course, there is quite a bit of stress on the bondings, but I still have enough hair on my head even when I take them out, it just feels unfamiliar and naked then.
Why do you have bondings and not tapes?
I have tried both options and just like the feel of bondings a little better. If you like to wear your hair open, tapes fall nicer, but I also like to wear a braid and then I like bondings better. I don’t feel the harder bondings after I get used to them, but tapes are just more inconspicuous and softer.
Can you recommend Melina?
Yes, I can absolutely and without reservation – you feel very well taken care of and she loves long hair just as much as her customers and advises extremely honest and cares super dear to her customers. Who knows, maybe you’ll also meet one of her many influencers when you visit the salon?
I’ve already written you many more questions and my honest assessment in my blogpost “Frequently asked questions about extensions – what you should know beforehand”. I’m glad if I helped you in your decision for extensions with my assessment. You can find many more reviews about beauty products and my hair care in my beauty blog.
I am happy every time I am back in Cologne to visit Melina. The visits to your hair salon are always very cordial and Melina herself is an absolutely lovely person that you just look forward to seeing. You do not have the feeling as if a hairstyle or style would be talked up to you, but it is considered together how to raise a great change and a beautiful result.
Personally, I’m super happy with my extensions at the moment and love showing off my long hair in my fashion lookbooks and outfits. I extremely like the look with my 60cm hair extensions at the moment and prefer to wear my hair with light curls. Let’s see how I will look after my next visit to Cologne?