Britain was the third largest buyer of lace front wigs worldwide behind the United States and China in the period, said Alibaba.com,, the only listed unit of China's Alibaba Group.
Over half of the searches were for Brazilian hair, and 29 percent for Indian hair, which has been used for decades inside of production of wigs, determined by one Indian human hair export website.
The recession dented some demand, she noted, but this has been offset lace wigs by an increase in older women seeking more youthful looking hair through the use of hair extensions, she added on.
Hair - or physical exercise hair - is also a big issue for male celebrities. England and Manchester united soccer player Wayne Rooney recently posted a photo of himself for followers on social networking site Twitter after undergoing a hair transplant operation.
The trend of ethically sourced beauty products is also on the rise, which has nearly a million users in Britain, and has noted a massive demand globally for eco-packaging.
'We've worked very in order to source ethically harvested real hair. There is a considerable religious reason in India for people to cure their hair, they (have it cut off) delivers it to the monks and now it's used off as an economic resource for the united states.'
A spokeswomen at Reading-based Bonita Hair, which offers training courses in hair extensions and sells lace front wigs wholesale via its website, said they had noticed an uptick in people attending their courses since the end of last year.
'This year has got a lot busier. we're training a lot of girls because a lot of which have their own salons and they have a lot more people who ask for extensions and they're sick of saying no,' she declared.
The rise in demand for extensions is also pushing up the wholesale price of lace wigs.
'In the last 10 years, it's tripled, doubled and tripled again,' said Ellery, with human hair replacing synthetic hair as to popularity, as women seek more natural looking unwanted hair.
So natural, that most celebrities are now often unwilling to admit their hair changes.
'Celebrities are becoming increasingly shy about what they to keep themselves glamorous,' said Ellery. 'They're going more quiet about their additives,' she added.