I am currently in the process of designing a new website. This site, alittlehairhelp will remain active even after the launch of the new site. Although this site will focus on hair extension care and hair styling tips for extensions. The new site will be an information page for those clients seeking information on a consultation or an extension appointment. I can’t quite say yet when the site will be done, most likely within the next 6 months. Stay tuned for all the exciting changes!
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I am excited to offer a unique hair extension service regionally. Hair extensions done in the comfort of your own environment. I have so many clients who have to reschedule appointments because of personal or work plans that get in the way. I wanted to solve this problem by offering that I come to your home or office to perform a full hair extension installation and/or removal. The service would take between 2-4 hours depending on the amount of hair desired.
Included in this exclusive service would be an exclusive hair extension care kit which includes a booklet of information I have compiled over the years to give you the best possible outcomes in every area of concern. Also included is a hair extension brush and a few key products that I recommend for the longevity and beauty of your hair extensions.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact me at 208.841.1090
I admit that I have been slow to convert. I have been fighting the bead craze. I can't fight it anymore. Beaded extensions have come a long way. They have further to go of course. The pre-tipped hair seems to still be wispy and wimpy at the ends. My clients feel that 3-4 strands of the beaded hair equals 1 of the fusion extensions.
I am still searching for the ideal pre-tipped hair for beaded extensions. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Why am I suddenly sold on the beaded extensions? I attended the International Beauty Show in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I was there specifically to look at extensions and talk with professionals about extension installation and removal. About one third of the convention was extensions. Of the 60 or so booths which were selling extensions I only came upon 1 that had fusion (glue) extensions available. The rest were tape-in, beaded, clip in or halo extensions.
After returning from Las Vegas I ordered some hair and beads from a company that I have worked with many times and trust. I asked a trusting client if I could experiment on her hair with the beads. I installed them very quickly, about 5 minutes for a full back of head row. My client left the salon feeling like she had a lot less had ,but was willing to give it a try.
One week later the client returned with a report for me. Bead verdict, positive, glowing in fact, except for one problem. She felt like she had no hair. Particularly when it was wet. So I removed the beads, 2 full rows out in less than 5 minutes! Oh my God! It was a miracle!!! After I removed them I petted my clients hair and said, there you go, those are all out now.
"Are you kidding me?" said my shocked client "You find some more of that hair!"
So now I am on a mission to find the best, thickest, fullest pre-tipped strands I can find.
Just to cover the basics for my newbies here is what you should be doing before you come into your first extension appointment.
- Scratch your scalp, rub it, run a comb across it, enjoy the feeling because after today you will have a different experience when you stick your hands in there. Because of the extension attachment process you will want to protect the integrity of the bonds which means that you will not be combing your hair from scalp to ends, more like from mid-shaft to ends.
- Wash your hair really well. If you have a clarifying shampoo then use that, it will help to remove all of the debris left from styling products and environmental pollutants. Either air dry or blow dry, the preference is all yours.
- Take stock of your current shampoo, conditioner and styling products. You may have to change a few of them. For example you will need a very moisturizing shampoo and conditioner since your hair extensions will not be drawing oil from your scalp they will rely on products to provide moisture. Of course I will have recommendations for you in all categories.
- Wear something that will make you feel like the new awesome self that you are going to walk out of the salon as. You will feel different even if we are only adding a few extensions to your sides.
- Decide on your maintenance budget. Ideally you will want to come back to the salon for a removal and re-installation every 6-10 weeks. You need to decide on what is affordable and manageable for your chosen type of extensions and pocketbook. You will need to pre-book your next appointment upon leaving so it's best to have a time frame in mind.
- Make a list of questions or concerns that may not have been covered in the consultation. Although texture, color, length, cost and maintenance must have been previously discussed there might be some styling or routine care questions you have. Write them down so you won't forget.