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12 / 02 / 2016
Who is Flat-Tip Best For?

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Sometimes choosing an extension method can be easy—you’re already familiar with the methods, you’ve seen the products, and you know what you want in terms of look and feel. But sometimes it’s not so straightforward. When it comes to new clients—or new hair extension methods, like Flat-Tip—experience and expertise may be lacking, leaving you a bit unsure as to which to choose. That’s where we come in. We’ve shared tons of materials, insights, and tips about each of our extension methods on our Online Education site, YouTube channel, and this blog, because we want every client to be matched with the method that best suits their needs. Today, we’re going to flesh out these resources with some additional information about Flat-Tip, answering once and for all the question, “who is Flat-Tip best for?”

As we’ve mentioned in past blogs and videos, Flat-Tip is a hybrid method that combines the best aspects of our Tape-In and I-Link methods into a single extension. It features the strand-by-strand, beaded installation of I-Link (and amazing 360 degree movement), and the flat-shaped, weft-style comfort and coverage of Tape-In. As such, clients who love I-Link or Tape-In will likely love Flat-Tip, too—and clients who are stuck between I-Link and Tape-In will find comfort in Flat-Tip’s all-encompassing appeal.

Kera-Link clients, who tend to favor the sturdy and stealthy hold of fusion bonds, are the only ones who may not drool over Flat-Tip’s promise—at least initially. However, these clients may benefit from periodic transitions between Kera-Link and Flat-Tip, as Flat-Tip’s non-invasive installation will allow their heat-treated hair to rest.

In general, we recommend Flat-Tip extensions for the following kinds of clients:
- Newer, speculative hair extension clients who have already tried out the Ready-to-Wear line
- Cautious clients who appreciate a forgiving extension method
- Mindful clients who are vigilant about their hair health
- Clients who wish to avoid glues, tape, and heat
- Casual clients who prioritize comfort above all else
- Clients who want a flexible, versatile extension method
- I-Link or Tape-In clients who are looking for a change
- Indecisive clients

Based on that list, Flat-Tip is great for just about anyone! Always remember to hold a thorough consultation session with your client before scheduling the installation, outlining the benefits of each method and seeking their input. When possible, show your client the extensions themselves, or direct them to this blog and our other resources! We’re always here to help.

Have comments or questions? Leave them in the space below and we’ll get back to you soon.

 

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11 / 24 / 2016
Finding Your Signature Style

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Hair extensions are a great way to experiment with your look, but they’re also perfect for cultivating a “signature” style. Whether you’re preppy, sporty, glamorous, edgy, or down-to-earth, you want your hair to match your lifestyle, your fashion sense, and your attitude, producing that unmistakeable aura that is uniquely you. We’ve written several blog posts in the past aiming to help you uncover your signature hairstyle, covering topics like: how to choose a cut for your face shape and hair texture, where to go for hairstyle tips, and how to choose the perfect Donna Bella extension method for your needs. But that last topic needs some updating, as we’ve introduced a variety of new extension options to our product list. That’s why today we’ll be going over the details of our various extension methods, including their relative benefits for your particular look.

Tape-In
Tape-In is one of our professional (semi-permanent) extension methods, and it is installed by sandwiching sections of the natural hair between two hair extension wefts (or a single weft and a piece of Single Sided Tape, for finer-haired clients). This type of professional extension is the quickest to install, taking only 30-60 minutes, and needs to be moved up every 3-6 weeks. Tape-In extensions can be reused 1-2 times for a total lifespan of about 2-4 months.

People love Tape-In for its easy installation, its natural and comfortable feel, and its exceptionally lightweight, making it great for fine-haired clients, first time extension wearers, and practical, on-the-go women alike. So if you’re interested in permanent length, fullness, or color change, prioritize flexibility and comfort, and/or have fine, thin, sensitive hair, Tape-In may be the option for you.

Watch this video to learn more about Tape-In.

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Kera-Link
Kera-Link is our oldest, longest-lasting professional (semi-permanent) extension method, and it is installed by fusing the extension and natural hair together with melted keratin bonds. This type of extension installs in 2-3 hours, and needs to be moved up every 6-7 weeks. They can be reused 1-3 times for a total lifespan of about 2-4 months.

People love Kera-Link for its durability, its natural 360 degree movement, and its virtually invisible bonds, making it the top pick for experienced extension clients who need a method they can rely on, no matter what. If you are committed to professional extensions, have medium-thick, healthy hair, and want a sturdy, classic extension option, then Kera-Link is your go-to!

Watch this video to learn more about Kera-Link.

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I-Link
I-Link is a professional (semi-permanent) extension method that applies with only beads—no glue, tape, or heat required. This type of extension installs in 1-2 hours, and needs to be moved up every 8-12 weeks. They can be reused 1-3 times for a total lifespan of about 3-6 months.

People love I-Link for its super safe installation, easy removal and readjustment, and natural 360 degree movement, making it a winner among newer and more cautious hair extension clients. If you’re interested in permanent length, volume, and/or color change, but want a flexible, non-invasive method, I-Link is the way to go.

Watch this video to learn more about I-Link.

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Flat-Tip
Flat-Tip is our newest professional (semi-permanent) hair extension method, and it is a hybrid of our Tape-In and I-Link methods. The extension installs with beads—like I-Link—but lays flat against the hair in mini-wefts—like Tape-In. This type of extension installs in 1-2 hours, and needs to be moved up every 8-12 weeks. They can be reused 1-3 times for a total lifespan of about 3-6 months.

People love Flat-Tip for its safe installation (which utilizes no glue, tape, or heat), easy removal and readjustment, natural 360 degree movement, and exceedingly comfortable feel, making it the perfect option for clients who have difficulty choosing between our other professional methods. If you want long-lasting hair extensions and value flexibility, non-invasiveness, and comfort equally, Flat-Tip is your best bet.

Watch this video to learn more about Flat-Tip.

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Clip-In
Clip-In is an at-home (removable) extension method that is clipped to the hair. This type of extension installs in 5-15 minutes, and removes in under 2 minutes. They can be reused as many times as the user sees fit, and typically reach a total lifespan of about 6-12 months.

People love Clip-Ins because they give them options. Since the hair is removable, it can be put in and taken out at the user’s convenience, and used to achieve a range of different, customizable looks. And, unlike other Ready-to-Wear extension options, Clip-In placement is totally up to the client—each set comes with a series of wefts of various sizes that can be used individually or in unison for varying effects. Beyond that, Clip-Ins are loved for their low-maintenance and quick installation time. Choose this method if you’re new to hair extensions, value flexibility and control over your extension placement, enjoy change, and/or have fine hair.

Watch this video to learn more about Clip-In.

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Solo
Solo is another at-home (removable) crown-style extension method that is applied to the hair by pulling the wire around the crown of the head—like a head wrap—and brushing the top layer of natural hair over the wire. This type of extension installs in seconds, and removes in seconds, too. They can be reused as many times as the user sees fit, and typically reach a total lifespan of about 6-12 months.

People love Solos because they’re incomparably easy and super quick to put on. Solo extensions make for basically instantaneous transformations, adding length, thickness, and/or color without applying any weight to the root area of the client’s natural hair. Change-lovers, new extension wearers, and fine or thin-haired clients all choose Solo for its ease and comfort, and its minimal maintenance regimen. If you’re just getting into the world of hair extensions, have fine or thin hair or a sensitive scalp, and/or prefer to have a removable hair extension option, Solo is where it’s at.

Watch this video to learn more about Solo.

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Bangs
Bangs are yet another at-home (removable) type of extension that are not designed to add length or fullness to a head of hair, but rather to add the appearance of bangs to the front of the hair. Our Ready-to-Wear Bangs come in Side Swept and Straight Across style options, and are installed with 3 clips that grip easily and comfortably to the natural hair. This type of extension installs in less than a minute, and removes in under a minute, too. They can be reused as many times as the user sees fit, and typically reach a total lifespan of about 6-12 months.

People love Bangs because they’re a quick and subtle way to revamp their entire look. Bangs have the ability to change the way a person’s face looks, with relatively little change to the appearance of the hair itself. Bangs extensions are also great for quelling the indecision and commitment issues people face when contemplating regular bangs. Rather than cut your hair into a face frame that you’ll later regret, throw on some Bangs extensions that you can simply take off at the end of the day! Choose Bangs extensions if you’re after a new way to complement your current hairstyle.

Watch this video to learn more about Bangs.

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Still undecided about which extension method is right for you? Leave us a comment in the space below, or schedule an appointment with your stylist for a consultation! If you’re interested in Ready-to-Wear hair, specifically, you can even take this quiz to find your best match.

 

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11 / 22 / 2016
Are You Ready for Black Friday? (Full Details Inside!)

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Black Friday is only THREE days away, and we know that you’re itching to take advantage of all the deals. So what can you expect from Donna Bella this weekend? Read on to find out…

November 25 (Black Friday)
9 am – 1 pm EST | 4-Hour Special

Doorbuster prizes
Our earliest shoppers will walk away with more than just what’s in their shopping cart…
- First shopper to complete a purchase wins $1000 worth of Tape-In extensions and accessories, plus the following prizes
- First 3 shoppers win an Ultimate Sono Hair Deluxe Package, which includes 20” Premium Clip-In Hair Extensions in any shade, 1 set of Sono Bangs, 1 Sono Hanger, 1 Sono Sleeve, 1 Sono Brush, and 1 set of Sono Clips
- First 10 shoppers win a Remy Care Kit
- First 20 shoppers win a Hair Extension Brush and a Quick Pick Hair Parter

Double the Hair Cash
We’re giving out FREE Hair Cash to customers who spend over $100 on their orders, throughout the whole weekend. But order in the first 4 hours to get twice the amount of Hair Cash back!
- Spend $100 – Get $20 Hair Cash
- Spend $150 – Get $50 Hair Cash
- Spend $250 – Get $100 Hair Cash
- Spend $500 – Get $250 Hair Cash

30% off ALL Tape-In hair and accessories
This one speaks for itself. Hurry to Donna Bella on Black Friday morning to indulge in this unprecedented sale!

3 pm – 4 pm EST | Happy Hour Sale

60-60-60 Event
Take 60% off all extensions in color #60 (including ombres), for 60 minutes only!

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November 25 – November 28 (Whole weekend)*
The following sales and deals will be going on all weekend long:

Hair Cash**
- Spend $100 – Get $10 Hair Cash
- Spend $150 – Get $25 Hair Cash
- Spend $250 – Get $50 Hair Cash
- Spend $500 – Get $125 Hair Cash

10% off Remy Care
15% off ALL hair
20% off tools and Pro Series
50% off kits and Online Education
95% off clearance
Free shipping over $99

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November 28 (Cyber Monday)
Starting 9 am EST

Spin the Wheel
The wheel is back for another Cyber Monday full of random deals and discounts! Spin the wheel with each purchase to see what you’ll get!

Mobile Doorbuster prizes
Mobile shoppers will get their own doorbuster event, complete with the following prizes for the first people to cross the checkout line…
- First mobile shopper to make a purchase wins a $500 Donna Bella shopping spree
- First 3 mobile shoppers to make a purchase win 18” Sono Hair Extensions (up to 155g)
- First 10 mobile shoppers to make a purchase win a Hair Travel Kit

50% off Ready-to-Wear extensions
50% off Remy Care
50% off new tools
30% off ombre colors

Lots of social media contests!
Head over to Donna Bella’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for special contests, challenges, and prizes!

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It’s going to be a fun, fun time! Be sure that you’re ready for it by following the preparation tips in our last blog post. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, leave them down below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

 

*Terms & Conditions: Prices valid from November 25, 2016 at 9 A.M. EST through November 28, 2016 at 11:59 P.M. EST. May not be applied with any other coupon or offer. Additional discounts will be automatically applied at checkout. Free shipping applies for orders which total more than $99 before taxes and shipping; free shipping only available in contiguous U.S. areas. All clearance sales are final. Larger discounts offered per product supersede smaller discounts. Offers valid while supplies last. Sale prices cannot be applied to previous orders. Promo codes and gift cards obtained before the event are not valid for use during the event.

**Hair Cash: Hair Cash awarded during this event can be used beginning December 1, 2016. Donna Bella 2016 Hair Cash expires December 1, 2018, and can only be acquired through purchases made during the Black Friday 4-Day Sales Event. Hair Cash will be distributed by email shortly after the promotional period ends. Limit one Hair Cash coupon per transaction. Hair Cash issued for promotional purposes only. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Void where prohibited by law. Canceled or returned eligible purchases may void Hair Cash. Hair Cash can only be redeemed with purchase made online. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts, including Donna Bella employee discount. Not responsible for lost or stolen coupons.

 

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11 / 15 / 2016
Preparing for the Holidays

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We’re already halfway through November, which means that those of us who haven’t started holiday shopping yet may be starting to stress out. The inevitable array of food, presents, and decorations always comes with a bloated price tag, and those expenses can get in the way of the seasonal festivities. But there’s still time to pull it all together. Black Friday is just over a week away, and Donna Bella has some great things planned to ease you into the holiday spirit! Take a look at some of the deals we’re offering, then follow our Black Friday shopping tips to get prepared for the big event!

 

4-Day VIP Black Friday Sale
November 25-28
(Starting 9am EST on Friday, November 25th)

Featuring:

- FREE Hair Cash giveaways

- FREE beauty prizes to early shoppers (including Remy Care Kits, a full Sono by Donna Bella Clip-In kit, or even $1000 in Tape-In extensions and accessories!)

- Huge discounts on ALL hair, tools, kits, and more!
15% off ALL professional hair
20% off ALL tools
10% off Remy Care
50% off kits

- FREE shipping over $99!

Not to mention Cyber Monday deals (more on that coming soon…)

 

To get the most out of the event, follow these simple shopping tips:

Draft a wish list. Know what you want before going into the 4-Hour sale so you don’t get disoriented. Have your wish list handy and visible by your computer.

Put your products in the cart. Don’t waste time clicking through web pages after the sale has started. Do the grunt work in advance and go straight to checkout when the clock hits 9.

Wake up on time. Planning and scheming won’t do you any good if you miss the buzzer. Be at your desk and ready at least a few minutes before 9:00 a.m. EST to compose yourself.

Don’t stress out. Ultimately, this is a celebratory event in preparation for a glamorous holiday season. We want you to enjoy yourself and get some nice things in the process. That’s why we’ve included a variety of perks throughout the event, many of which don’t require a race to the finish line. So let yourself enjoy the ride.

 

Sign up today to get a sneak peek at all the coming Black Friday deals. You’ll even get a code for a free Hair Extension Brush, to be shipped alongside your first Black Friday order.

Feel ready? START BROWSING NOW!

 

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11 / 03 / 2016
How Does Flat-Tip Feel?

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Donna Bella’s new Flat-Tip extensions are exceptionally easy-to-use, pairing the best of I-Link and Tape-In installations for a tailored hair extension experience. But how do they feel, exactly, when they’re installed in someone’s hair? Do they feel different? We asked some early adopters for their opinions, and here are the trends we found in their responses:

Comfortable
Flat-Tip extensions are supremely comfortable, even to the point where users forget that they were wearing hair extensions at all. This is because Flat-Tip extensions move easily within the hair and rest flat against the head, making for 24/7 comfort and a natural feel.

Adaptable
The dual nature of Flat-Tip means that these extensions function as both strands and wefts, and are able to adapt seamlessly to any situation. When you’re moving, the hair behaves like a strand, moving fluidly and beautifully with you. When you’re sitting still or lying down, the hair behaves like a weft, laying totally flat and smooth.

Natural
With all their comfort and adaptability, we think it’s safe to say that Flat-Tip extensions behave the same way as your natural hair. They move like your hair, lay like your hair, and—most importantly—they feel like your hair. No wonder our respondents said they forgot they were wearing extensions! Until you look in the mirror and see all that fabulous hair!

Learn more about Flat-Tip by watching this introduction video, then head over to our website to try them out for yourself! They’re available right now, and we’d love to hear what you have to say about them!

 

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11 / 01 / 2016
What Do You Get When You Cross Tape-In and I-Link?

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We’ve got a brand new professional extension method here at Donna Bella, and it’s something of a hybrid. Get to know our brand new Flat-Tip Extensions: half Tape-In, half I-Link.

Flat-Tip extensions feature…

I-Link’s strand-by-strand application
Like I-Link, Flat-Tip is installed in a series of single strands that are held to the natural hair with crimped beads. This means that Flat-Tip maintains the same 360 degree movement that you know and love from I-Link extensions.

Tape-In’s wider surface area
Unlike I-Link, though, the Flat-Tip strand fans out to a weft shape that resembles our Tape-In extensions, making it blend beautifully and effortlessly into your own hair (minus the messy tape!). This allows the Flat-Tip extension to cover a wider surface area than its I-Link counterpart. Plus, Flat-Tip extensions naturally lay flat against the hair for unmatched comfort!

The best of both worlds
As both a strand and a weft, Flat-Tip capitalizes on the best of I-Link and Tape-In extensions while leaving behind their limitations. You won’t need to worry about stringy spacing in your extension application, restricted Tape-In movement, or messy bond removers when it’s time for a move-up appointment. All you need to worry about is taking the perfect “After” shot—and be sure to share it with us when you do!

 

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10 / 22 / 2016
How to Fix Matted Hair Extensions!

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Matted hair extensions are a client’s (and stylist’s) worst nightmare. They’re ugly, uncomfortable, painful to untangle, and difficult—if not impossible—to fix. Depending on the level of knotting, matted hair extensions can mean that the hair extensions are ruined, and that the client’s own hair has been damaged, too. But the worst part is the occasional need to chop the hair off to correct the problem, ruining the whole purpose of hair extensions—to add length and volume. So what can be done?

Apart from preventive measures, like properly caring for the extensions, brushing hair regularly with a boar hair brush, and going in for recommended move-up appointments, there is something you can do besides taking out your scissors. Donna Bella has recently come out with a new haircare line specifically formulated for hair extensions, and it features a special little smoothing kit for tackling dry, brittle, or even matted hair. This Hydration Repair Kit—one of three kits in our Remy Care™ line—is a combination of our new KeraExtend™ Shampoo, KeraExtend™ Mask, and KeraExtend™ Serum, which are individually tailored to soften hair and nourish it to perfection. Imagine what they can all accomplish together!

How to use Hydration Repair Kit:

First, lather the KeraExtend™ Shampoo into wet hair, lightly massaging it into the scalp. Rinse thoroughly, then wring excess water from the hair using a towel.

Next, apply a liberal amount of KeraExtend™ Mask to the lengths of the hair, combing it gently through. Gather the saturated hair into a showercap or hair claw and let it sit for 10 minutes (or more, depending on the severity of the matting).

Then, rinse the hair free of the mask, combing through the locks with a wide tooth comb and pulling apart any knots with your fingers. Once all product has been removed, wring the hair of excess moisture and wrap it in a microfiber towel.

Finally, after the hair is mostly dry (but still slightly damp) pump some KeraExtend™ Serum into your hands and work it through the lengths of the hair, focusing on problem areas and ends. The hair should then be ready to brush without issue. Apply more serum if necessary.

If the hair in question is matted in or around the bond area, it may be necessary to apply these products starting at the roots of the hair. Ultimately, this will compromise the efficacy of the bonds (which is why we usually recommend that you only apply these products below the bonds), but if the hair is matted, it simply must be done. As long as the hair itself is healthy, you can always remove the extensions afterwards and re-install them with new bonds.

You can get the Hydration Repair Kit for the flat price of $26 (buying each of the items individually adds up to $33). It’s available right now alongside the rest of our Remy Care™ line, so treat yourself and your client to smooth, untroubled hair!

Got questions or suggestions? Leave them in the comments below!

 

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10 / 17 / 2016
Simple Ways to Improve Your Tape-In Move-Ups

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We’ve got our eyes on you, Tape-In. In the last few weeks, Donna Bella has introduced a number of products designed to streamline the Tape-In move-up process, leaving stylists with more time and less mess on their hands than ever before. Get acquainted with a few of our new offerings, and get ready to simplify your move-ups!

Styrofoam Mannequin Head and T-Pins
When taking out hair extensions, it’s very easy to lose track of where they’re meant to go back on the head, thereby ruining your beautiful blending job for re-install. These products are designed to fix that. Now, as you’re removing your Tape-In wefts, you can simply pin them to the corresponding area of the Styrofoam Mannequin Head. Easy-peasy, and no extra blending required!
Check out this video demonstrating this time-saving method!

Cream Cleanse™ Shampoo and Conditioner
Part of our new Remy Care™ line, the Cream Cleanse™ Shampoo and Conditioner are the perfect hair care combo for cleaning tape residue and Tape-In Bond Remover from hair before re-installing those Tape-In extensions. Both of these products contain clarifying agents, meaning they deeply and effectively cleanse hair so that no dirt or grime is left behind, but they’re also color-safe, paraben-free and sulfate-free, yet gentle enough to preserve shine and scalp health. Your tape will stick more easily and durably to clarified hair, so we recommend this combo for both the client’s hair and the extension wefts themselves. Just be sure to use the Cream Cleanse™ Conditioner from the mid-shaft to ends, only! That way you’ll keep the root area bare and the ends soft and manageable at the same time.

Have you gotten your hands on these new products yet? If so, let us know how you like them! You can leave a review from the product page itself, or read up on existing reviews right here.

 

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10 / 11 / 2016
Create the Best Hair Extension Experience for Your Client – And Make More Money!

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Have you ever stopped to consider what the goal of hair extensions really is? This skill that we devote so much time and energy towards perfecting, these products that we purchase and maintain so painstakingly—what are they for, and why do they matter? Most stylists know the answer instinctively, even if they’ve never worn hair extensions themselves; they can see it written all over their client’s face at the end of an installation appointment. Hair extensions are designed to produce that feeling of confidence, beauty, and empowerment, and we stylists are lucky enough to make a living putting the process in motion! But we’re not only after a fleeting moment of hair extension-induced euphoria. We’re much more ambitious than that. We’re in the business of altering our clients’ perspectives of themselves, their capabilities, and their limitations. That involves a hair extension experience that is rewarding in the long term. So if you’re not drilling your clients on the importance of hair extension maintenance, now is the time to start.

Perhaps you’ve noticed that we have launched an exciting new product line here at Donna Bella! If not, allow us to introduce you. Remy Care™ is a premium hair care line exclusive to Donna Bella Hair, featuring everything from shampoos and conditioners to hair masks and serums—all designed to extend the life of your client’s hair extensions. Remy Care™ products are loaded with botanical extracts, are free of parabens and sulfates, and are designed specifically for DB hair extensions, making them an ideal aftercare product to feature on your salon shelves. Having physical, easily-accessible aftercare products available in your salon will encourage your clients to engage in the maintenance process by giving them an easy starting point. It’ll also help you support your business by producing an additional stream of upsell revenue. Of course, having the products handy is one thing—it’s also essential that you explain the maintenance process to your clients, demonstrate if possible, and introduce them to the product line yourself.

The best time to tackle these steps is during the consultation phase, since this is when your client is actively learning about hair extensions and deferring to your professional opinion. Take the opportunity to walk them through the washing, brushing, and styling protocol for hair extensions, then go ahead and recommend the Remy Care™ line just as you would the Donna Bella Hair Extension Brush. After all, hair extension care can be daunting to new clients—Remy Care™ makes it easy for them!

Get to know the Remy Care™ line today. All products are available right now.

 

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10 / 01 / 2016
What’s the Secret to Maintaining Your “After” Look?

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We all love a good before & after, especially when we’re talking about our own hair extension transformations. But how do you keep your “after” hair looking as chic and styled as the day you got it? The name of the game is “aftercare,” or what other beauty junkies might call “hair care.” There’s a whole category of beauty products designated for this purpose, and a wide range of end results to pick from. We’ve written countless blogs about aftercare over the years, mainly because it’s such an important part of the hair extension process! But it really can’t be stated enough: you need to practice aftercare to preserve extension quality. Think you can get away with skimping on good hair maintenance? Here are the reasons why you may want to think again.

Hair care is important even for your natural hair.
Let’s forget about the extensions for a minute and examine your ordinary hair care routine. We’re guessing you don’t just let your hair “do its thing” all the time, because otherwise it’d turn into a bird’s nest. At the very least, you shampoo, condition, and brush your hair with some regularity. Maybe you even pre-shampoo, deep-condition, blow dry, or style your hair with styling products. Why do you do these things? So you can keep your hair looking its best. It’s the same thing for hair extensions, but with a few extra rules.

Hair extensions require their own specific hair care.
That’s why we differentiate between “aftercare” and typical “hair care”—aftercare is the specific hair care regimen you use for hair installed with extensions. Even if your natural hair does well with a common shampoo, a weekly condition, and minimal brushing, your hair extensions are a different story. They’re different from your natural hair, so they’ll need custom treatment. This usually involves scarce washing, frequent conditioning (always below the bonds), mindful product selection (NO sulfates!), and gentle, daily brushing with a hair extension-friendly brush. Yes, there might be a slight learning curve at the beginning, but it’ll all be worth it because…

You have the power to perfect or destroy your extensions.
Aftercare is the longest part of the hair extension process. You spend maybe a day preparing for a hair extension appointment, then a couple of hours sitting in the seat to have the hair installed. But the process doesn’t end when you step out of the salon—it proceeds throughout the duration of your hair extension wear. That’s anywhere from a couple of weeks to 3+ months, depending on your intentions. Needless to say, the aftercare portion of your hair extension experience easily overshadows the consultation and installation parts, so the damage you do (or prevent) during this period can make or break that initial work. Don’t believe us? Read it and weep.

Do you have questions about the aftercare process? Leave them in the comments below. And check back in next week for more aftercare tips!

 

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