I love extensions. You want thicker, fuller, longer hair? Get extensions! Want celebrity hair? Get extensions!
With that being said, I wanted to put together a pros and cons list on each extension type we offer at Signatures Salon and Spa for all of you that are thinking about extensions. It is good to be informed before you make the choice of extensions to pick the type that best fit your lifestyle.
Clip in extensions can be purchased easily and for very little investment. You can buy them online or at most public beauty supply stores. I personally do not carry a line of clip ins, but often color and shape them for my clients.
COST: anywhere from $150.00 to $500.00 or more plus cost of professional color and haircut to make sure the match is flawless.
VERSATILITY: Can be limited. Great for bridal updos and curly styles. Harder to style if your hair is a lot shorter than the extensions.
LENGTH OF WEAR: One day at a time. Take good care of the hair and the extensions themselves will last a long time.
INSTILLATION TIME: The more you practice the faster you are. Usually 20 minutes styling time.
WHAT ARE THEY GREAT FOR? Added fullness and length, updos, and a change of hairstyle
I only use HAIRDREAMS Tape in extensions. The extensions are thick, and I can pick any amount of colors to customize a perfect match to your hair.
COST: This is affected by length and desired result. With install and haircut cost can vary from $300-$800. The hair can be reused which makes the second appointment less expensive.
VERSATILITY: You can wear this style curly, strait, down or up. Harder to style if your hair is a lot shorter than the extensions.
LENGTH OF WEAR: Wash them as little as you can, and they will last in your hair about 2 months before they need to be removed and re-taped. If your hair grows fast, you need to have them redone more often.
INSTILLATION TIME: With haircut, around 2.5 hours.
WHAT ARE THEY GREAT FOR? Added fullness and length, fixing thin spots on sides and back, and for updos.
HAIRDREAMS LASERBEAMER NANO EXTENSIONS
This is the Ferrari of hair extensions. The results- your DREAM HAIR. Definitely my favorite and what I wear in my own hair. So versatile and easy, and the hair is such great quality. And so fast to install. I can pick any amount of colors to customize a perfect match for your hair.
COST: This is so dependent on length and thickness. $200 or more for a fill in certain spots. For shorter lengths and thinner hair, $550 to $700 with haircut. For length and thickness it can be over $1000. These can be re-bonded for second wear.
VERSATILITY: So easy to style. Wear it curly, strait, up or down. You can brush your hair from the scalp down with a WET Brush, and run your fingers through your hair.
LENGTH OF WEAR: They say 3-6 months. I find that 4 months is usually perfect.
INSTILLATION TIME: 2 to 3 hours for a full transformation. 20 to 30 minutes for a fill in.
WHAT ARE THEY GREAT FOR? Everything.
I hope this helps you to understand more about extensions. Best thing you can do is make a consultation appointment with me, Michelle.