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Hair Extensions FAQs

Hair Extensions use to only be available to celebrities but now is the hottest trend for everyone to achieve beautiful long and full hair!

Why get hair extensions?

  • Length
  • Fullness
  • Weddings/special occasions
  • Allergic to color
  • Highlights
  • Fashionable
  • Thinning hair
  • Work related
  • Hair grows slow – Hair extensions can help while you're waiting for natural hair to grow in

What textures of hair?

Virgin hair is the highest quality hair. Refers to hair that is completely unprocessed, and intact. To qualify as virgin hair, it must meet rigorous standards including: not been permed, dyed, colored, bleached, chemically processed in any way. This also means it comes from a single donor, and all the cuticles are intact, running in the same direction. Usually, it also means that is has not been blow-dried, nor exposed to harsh agents such as cigarette smoke and drugs.

The harvesting process for virgin hair is more time consuming and meticulous, which adds to the premium value of virgin hair. Virgin hair can come from any person and any country, but some of the most popular ones include, Indian virgin hair, Malaysian virgin hair, Russian virgin hair, and other European and Asian countries.

Remy hair still possesses the cuticle layer, which is the outermost part of the hair strand; it resembles shingles on a roof. All remy hair has the cuticle layer of the hair flowing in the same direction, flowing the way it would naturally. The cuticle layer is important when concerned with hair tangling, longevity of the use and how well the hair shines. When the cuticle layer is intact and lying flat, the hair is capable of reflecting light, so that the hair shines.

Indian hair has its own inherent advantages: it is simultaneously thin and strong. The hair comes most often from people who have had their heads shaved for religious purposes in Tirupati, India. The hair is then put through an osmosis process where the color pigment is removed. Then, over a period of several weeks, pigment is saturated back into the hair cuticles with over 54 color options. Indian hair is available as Remi Virgin hair or Remi hair.

European hair is a popular form of hair. It has a straight and soft texture. Adequate care must be taken as the market is flooded with fakes.

There is also a widespread misconception that soft and silky hair is the best quality. Any type of hair can be made soft and silky through the use of certain conditioners or oil like silicon oil.

What methods of extensions?

During the initial consultation, your hair extension provider will examine your hair and ask questions about your lifestyle. There is not one method for everyone. Extensions are customized for the individual.

Cold Fusion – we offer cold fusion hair extensions; either strand by strand (100-200pcs) or weft (long row of hair) application.

I-Tip

  • Pro tube-Copper – Can be opened/closed 3-5 times
  • Aluminum Tube w/ silicone – Thicker Silicone lining. Prevents Slipping of Extensions. Used 1-2 times.

Skin Weft – Advanced technique

  • Great for fine hair. Only Used with Skin Sealer Heating tool. 2-3 Times use
  • Good for cutting

Heat extension application – these are only offered using the strand by strand method.

Keratip Pre-Tipped Keratin (hair protein) Synthetic Polymer Compound – Most durable of extension. Very hard for hair to slip out. Used with heated purging tool. Polymer bonds around hair.

Plastic tube – Used with heated purging tool. Tube shrink wraps around hair/bond. One time use only.

Clip-in – Temporary extensions usually applied for one or two days. Extensions can be used multiple times. Great for wedding up-dos/ Formal styles or special events

How long will extension last?

Extensions can last on average up to 6 months, with an option to move the extensions up every 3-4 months, and re-use the hair.

Cost: Consultation based only. Many factors determine pricing such as number of hair strands used, method, length, thickness, number of colors, etc. Since Extensions are custom to the individual, pricing will be different for each person.

Price range for half head to full head. $200-$1000

Clip In – $35 with hair cut for blending

Hair is an additional cost.