Hair Extensions

by Christopher Devin

Which hair extensions are right for you?

Hair extensions are our specialty. We love doing them because they help so many of our clients achieve the hair of their dreams. From the moment a client sits in our chair to start their hair extensions journey it is exciting and at the end of the appointment the results are breathtakingly dramatic.

We offer many different brands and types of hair extensions so that we can fit the needs of our clientele and give them what will be best for them. We only use companies that provide grade A 100% human Remi hair.

So, whether you’re looking for Keratin Extensions, Micro-link, I-tip, Tape-In, Weft with Micro-link, or Clip In extensions we can help you choose what is right for you.

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Microlinks or I-tips are an excellent hair extension method and have become our favorite method. Using a special tool we draw a section of your hair through a metal tube made of either copper or aluminum and sometimes filled with a silicone sleeve and then insert a pre-bonded hair extension with an end called an I-tip into the metal tube. Another special tool is used to squeeze the tube and flatten it which then locks the hair extension to your hair. As no heat, adhesives or keratin is used, some think this method is safer on the hair. It is a breeze to remove the hair extensions and in this method the hair can be used again one time which makes the second application less expensive when using the same hair again. This method is an individual hair extension method which gives the most realistic look in movement and appearance. This method also has the benefit of the bonds being colored to your hair color which blends them in well and they are also the smallest bonds available which makes them more comfortable, easier to conceal and easier to style.

Micro-link or I-tip

Removal and Re-application

Microlinks or I-tips are an excellent hair extension method and have become our favorite method. This method is an individual hair extension method which gives the most realistic look in movement and appearance.

Cost

$950+

Approximate Lifespan

4 Months

depending on hair strand size, hair density and lifestyle

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Microlinks or I-tips are an excellent hair extension method and have become our favorite method. Using a special tool we draw a section of your hair through a metal tube made of either copper or aluminum and sometimes filled with a silicone sleeve and then insert a pre-bonded hair extension with an end called an I-tip into the metal tube. Another special tool is used to squeeze the tube and flatten it which then locks the hair extension to your hair. As no heat, adhesives or keratin is used, some think this method is safer on the hair. It is a breeze to remove the hair extensions and in this method the hair can be used again one time which makes the second application less expensive when using the same hair again. This method is an individual hair extension method which gives the most realistic look in movement and appearance. This method also has the benefit of the bonds being colored to your hair color which blends them in well and they are also the smallest bonds available which makes them more comfortable, easier to conceal and easier to style.

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The preferred way we like to attach the weft hair extensions to our clients hair is by using silicone lined microlinks. These offer a great hold, are more safe for the hair and are quite quick to apply. They need to be removed and re-attached approximately every six weeks. If cared for the weft hair extensions can be applied over and over again using the same hair approximately 6 months before needing to purchase new hair. We can root and lowlight the wefts to blend nicely into your own hair. The hair can be braided and worn in pony tails. This method typically can be worn in more styles than any other hair extension method. The downside is that for people with fine hair, the two attachment points near the hairline can sometimes be more than the hair can handle. We cannot always recommend this method if your hair towards your face is fine or of low density. This is the fastest growing hair extension method in the industry.

Tape-In

Tape-In hair extensions are an excellent semi-permanent hair extension. This method uses a thin poly based strip that has hair inserted or attached to it by a method called ventilating which is a technique used in wig making.

Cost

$750+

Re-application using the same hair

$450+

Approximate Lifespan

6-8 weeks

depending on hair strand size, hair density and lifestyle

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Two strips are placed together using a thin strip of your hair in between. This allows the section of your hair to work as a team to support the hair extension so it places less stress on your hair. This method goes in fairly quickly, usually around two hours. It needs to be removed approximately every six to eight weeks but the hair can have new tapes added and be re-applied. The re-application visit lasts longer because the hair extensions need to be removed, re-taped and re-applied. Using the same hair extensions again allows the re-application visit to be less expensive than the initial visit, even though the labor cost is more, because the cost of the hair has been removed since you are using the same hair extensions over again. The downside is that the tape hair extensions start to show more easily as they grow away from the scalp and become harder to style, but they feel back to new when re-applied.

Keratin Extensions

Cold Fusion

Cold fusion is a method using a sound wave machine to attach a keratin tipped hair extension. The sound waves pass through the keratin and soften the keratin using friction. This creates a strong bond without heat.

Cost

$1800+

Approximate Lifespan

4 Months

depending on hair strand size, hair density and lifestyle

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The bond is also relatively flat which allows there to be more surface area for the hair which gives more coverage and it feels more comfortable to the touch or when laying on them. The keratin bonds are different than an adhesive. They are a synthetic version of the keratin protein that your hair is made of so it gives a nice strong bond. The synthetic keratin is different enough from natural keratin so a solvent can be used to break down the synthetic keratin without any harm to your own keratin protein during the removal process. The downside is that keratin protein erodes from water and oils so more care is needed to keep it healthy but with proper care it is an excellent extension method. After removal the hair cannot be used again.

Keratin Extensions

Hot Fusion

Hot fusion is an individual hair extension method where hair extensions with a keratin tip are fused to your own hair using heat around the same temperature as a curling or flat iron.

Cost

$1600+

Approximate Lifespan

4 Months

depending on hair strand size, hair density and lifestyle

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These bonds are hand rolled and create a bond that is cylindrical and similar to the end of a shoelace. These cylindrical bonds blend in nicely with the hair and are especially nice around the front of the head where blending of the bonds is extra important. The downsides are that keratin erodes so extra care needs to be taken but this provides an excellent hair extension method and is often utilized in conjunction with other hair extension methods.

Clip In

You Remove & Re-apply

Clip-in hair extensions are an excellent temporary choice. They are ideal for the client who is only interested in sprucing up their look for a night on the town, an event or a short period of time.

Cost

$500+

Approximate Lifespan

Daily wear only

depends on how they are cared for and how often they are worn

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They must be removed at night otherwise the clips can damage your own hair but with a short lesson from your stylist and a little practice you will be able to be an expert at applying them quickly and correctly. They can be styled either on or off the head. Relatively speaking they are considered very inexpensive for hair extensions with the price depending on how many pieces you need, the length and the quality of hair. Quality of hair is the most important factor in all hair extensions. If cared for, clip in hair extensions can be worn over and over again for a year or more. The con is that they are not as realistic as individual extensions.

Extension Maintenance

During this short visit we will examine you hair extensions and look for any problems that may be occurring. If there are any problems we will correct them and teach you how to avoid them in the future.

Cost

$75 per 30 minutes

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Doing your hair extension maintenance at home each and every day is extremely important to protect your own hair and extend the life of your hair extensions. If you are enjoying your very first hair extension then it is important that you contact us with any questions so we can answer those for you. That being said we provide every client with our personal text numbers so you can contact us with any questions you need answered. The only bad question is the one you don’t ask so don’t be embarrassed to contact us for help. If you follow our home maintenance instructions you should be very successful and they are on this website so you can refer to them at any time. If you get into trouble and need help we are here for you. You can schedule a hair extension maintenance visit with us to show us your concerns and have us help you and answer questions. The current charge for this is listed in our hair extensions services menu and is charged by 30 minute increments. Our clients tend to take advantage of this for extra help during their first hair extension or the first time they wear a new hair extension method but rarely do our clients need this after their first hair extension because we train you well and you will be your own hair extension expert quicker than you would think, it really becomes second nature to you.

Extension Removal

Free with purchase of new extensions, up to allocated times

Depending on the type of hair extensions that you have we use different techniques to remove your extensions. Safety is our number one priority so we only use the very best products and tools to perform this service.

Our removal pricing is based on time, we allocate 2.5 hours of time for removing individual hair extensions such as I-tip and Keratin. We allocate 1.5 hours for Tape-in or Hand Tied Weft hair extensions. The better you care for your hair extensions the easier and faster they can be removed. This also is important to protect the health of your hair. Longer removal visits that exceed our allocated timings will have an additional charge based on time.

Cost

Keratin or Microlink- I-tip:

$350 / 2.5 hours

Tape or Hand-Tied:

$150 / 1.5 hours

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Our years of training have also allowed us to develop very intricate techniques to remove your hair extensions safely.