Extensions at Madonna & Co
Don’t have long bouncy curls or glossy long straight locks…don’t stop there…we can make you extensions that are suited for your lifestyle and hair texture. As a salon professional, itâ€™s my job to educate my clients on what types of extensions to use for them. We should not stop with one type because not all extensions work for everyone.
Throughout my experience as a hair stylist, Iâ€™ve tried many different types of extensions. Here are the extensions and the type of client each extension method is best suited for.
Sew-in: Sew-ins are cost-effective, easy maintenance when educated and fairly easy to remove. The clientâ€™s hair is braided Â to create a base for the hair wefts to be sewn and attached. This technique is not for every client; not all hair types can handle the stress from the braiding and weight of the extensions. Clients need to have the hair retightened withinÂ the four months. There are many different textures, colors and types of hair for clients to pick from and there are many different price points, based on styleÂ and length.
Clip-ins and other temporaries: Clip-ins are wefts of hair that are attached to a clip. Clip-ins come in many different sizes so they can be placed all around the head. They are great for that client who wants instant gratification for special occasions. Clip-Ins take a short amount of time to put in and around the head. They can add length and volume in just about every texture, color and price range.
Top Pieces: Top pieces are great if youÂ are thinning on the top of their head. The extension adds thickness and volume to the top of the head to help camouflage thinning hair. The ones I have used either have a clip or micro beads keeping them in place. You willÂ need to have them retightened from time to time.
Micro link: Micro links can be known as micro beads or locks, they are gentle to put in and easy to take out. Links can be added for length and volume. There is no glue or heat used when applying. To apply, a small silicone bead is placed close toÂ the base of the clientâ€™s hair, with an individual strand of extension that is attached. YouÂ do need to be careful not to use conditioner near the bead to help reduce slipping of the extension.
Tape-in: Tape-ins can be used for some length. It takes only a short amount of time to install the extensions. You doÂ need to come in every six to eight weeks to have them removed and reinstalled. They are applied with a heated tool that heats up a thin strip of glue that is on the hair weft. You doÂ have to be careful with using heavy conditioners or oils because that can cause slipping. Due to the stress on the hair this is not one of my favorites.
Fusion: Hot or cold fusion is used on individual keratin bonds. Fusion extensions are great if you areÂ seeking length and volume and want little maintenance while the extensions are in. YouÂ can treat the extensions as if it were yourÂ own hair. Fusion extensions might not be suitable for the client that has compromised hair due to the stress it can cause. It can take about two to three hours to have a full head of extensions put in and last about four months. This is one of the more costly extensions.
I hope this post helps you to look at hair extensions in a new light as they are one of the easiest ways to update your look!
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