Hair extension information can be so confusing to the person interested in getting them. I created this page to help educate you, the reader, on the who's, how's, when's, why's & what's of extensions. Frankie is an educator with Hotheads and Hairdreams hair extensions. Based on his expert opinion he will give you all the information you'll need to make the best decision for your look.
Why would someone get hair extensions? Easy! Length, fullness, volume, to fix an unfortunate haircut, and color techniques without compromise or commitment to chemicals.
Extensions are sourced all over the world-Southern & Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Turkey, S.America, the Middle East, countries of the former Soviet Union and Scandinavian countries. Some from India, not as much sourced these days with more reputable brokers and manufacturers due to quality issues. India is not a country that reputable companies source raw hair from these days due to unethical sourcing.
Preselection is very important to the process. Hair is sorted according to STRENGTH, QUALITY, HAIR LENGTH, STRUCTURE, STRAIN CAPACITY, ELASTICITY, FORMABILITY, SURFACE QUALITY, HAIR LENGTH AND REMOVAL OF HAIR THAT DOES NOT MEET QUALITY STANDARDS.
There are several types of extensions to choose from depending on your length, density, and texture- Fusion, Micro-Link, I-Tip, Adhesive, Sew-In, etc. There are several extension lines out there so do your research and ask a lot of questions to sort out which ones your Extensionist does and which one works for your needs and within your budget, if you have one.
There are many lengths to choose from 12"-30". The longest lengths will need special ordered. When choosing your look the idea is to make your hair style as natural as possible given what you have to work with, everyone is different and has different needs therefore you must have realistic expectations about your end result and that will become apparent during the consultation.
No one's hair is uniform in color and everyone and natural highlights and lowlights in their hair. Choose colors that are most visible in your hair- in doubt, choose a lighter color. Use at least two colors and blondes can use between 3-5 colors.
Extensions come in straight (which has a very light wave), super straight, (which is "bone" straight), beach waves (which is a light airy wave), wavy & curly.
PERSONAL NOTE FROM FRANKIE
As far as types of extensions go, I use Hairdreams, OSY, Charmed, Hot Heads, HairTalk & Quickies which are Fusion, Micro-Link , I-Tip or Sew-Ins. I've had several years experience in extensions and have sought out education from multiple lines. You will get the best care and look you desire.
Upon receiving your new extensions you will receive a maintenance plan for when your extension get updated, trimmed, and treated so that your hair will be maintained in the best way possible for not only the health of your natural hair but the longevity of your extensions which should last 6-8 weeks, 2- 4 months or 4 - 6 months - depending on what type you receive.
You will take with you the appropriate products for your specific needs in order to guarantee your new hair...shampoo, conditioner, and proper styling and conditioning treatments.
Only during a proper consult will you get a quote. Everyone's needs are different, sources price differently, standards vary, one type will work for one individual but not for another and it's impossible to guess.
After receiving your complimentary consultation with Frankie you will be required to place a down payment on the hair which is non-refundable. Once the hair is purchased it belongs to the customer & the stylist. This is a standard practice for all reputable extension lines. We will then make your appointment to create your hair odyssey.
WHERE ? TheStudeo! We have a private room for hair extensions and integration systems for clients who require privacy during their visit.
*PLEASE READ THIS WAIVER*
Once your hair is ordered there are no refunds for reserving your appointment. This protects you and the service provider performing your service.