Donna Bella News

11 / 20 / 2015
Black Friday at Donna Bella

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Get ready Donna Bellas because this year’s Black Friday is going to be CRAZY! Set your alarms for 9 AM (EST) on November 27,2015 because you don’t want to sleep on our doorbusters. For the first 4 hours, our very first shopper will receive a FREEUltimate Sono Hair Deluxe package (valued at $439.98). First 3 shoppers will get FREEOnline Certification in all 3 methods (valued at $229). First 5 shoppers receive a FREETech Diva. And lastly the first 15 shoppers will get a FREE Beauty Swag Bag. So if you’re the first shopper, you will not only get the Deluxe package from Sono, you will also get Online Certification, a Tech Diva, and a Beauty Swag Bag all for FREE!! Get the pattern?

Also, for the first 4 hours you’ll receive a Donna Bella Hair gift card when you make a purchase. Spend $100 and get a $20 gift card, spend $150 and get a $50 gift card, the more you spend, the more you get back in gift cards!

For our not-so early birds that want to sleep in, Donna Bella is extending their Black Friday Sale for 4 days including Cyber Monday. In those 4 days you can enjoy 15% off all I-Link, Kera-Link, and Tape-In extensions. All tools will be 20% off and beads will be 30% off. Plus, any orders over $99 will be shipped for free! AND… for our Clip-In lovers, you get 50% off ALL Clip-Ins.

If you’ve always wanted to be certified in Donna Bella Hair now would be the time to do it. During the 4-day sale all kits and education services will be 50% off.

How’s that for Black Friday deals?Want to get started on your Donna Bella Hair wishlist? Have your cart ready to go! Start shopping now at

…And there’s still more! The Spinner is back for Cyber Monday so make sure to give our Discount Spinner a whirl and find out how much money you’ll save. Everyone gets at least 10% off but you could be one of the lucky ones to receiver 100% off.

For Cyber Monday deals make sure to follow us on social media all day (especially Facebook and Instagram…hint, hint). We’ll be doing tons of giveaways!


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Beauty News

11 / 12 / 2015
Tech Diva, Say G’bye To Your Compact

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You may have seen one of our biggest announcements of the year on our website—Tech Diva, our newest addition to the Donna Bella Hair family. Now you can transform your smartphone into your most needed accessory, a mirror! Unless you’re living on the edge and are rebellious against screen protectors, here’s why you need to get your hands on one:

Protection. If you’re going to protect your screen why not have a protector that does more than just protect? I’m not sure about you but I can’t always fit my compact in my evening clutch along with my lipstick, my phone, my keys, etc.. I also don’t like to carry a purse all the time. With Tech Diva, you’re easily saving room in clutch, one less thing to try to find in your big bag, and no matter where you are, you have access to a mirror for those moments when you aren’t sure if you have something stuck in your teeth.

Selfies. This is probably really vain of me to say, but this is my number one reason for having the Tech Diva. Instead of fetching for my compact or running to the nearest bathroom for a quick eyeliner or lipstick application, I can just look into my phone, apply my makeup, and be selfie ready!

Oh and by the way, did I mention it’s made from high quality, touch sensitive tempered glass for the best screen protection? To see if Tech Diva is available for your phone stop by our online store:


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11 / 05 / 2015
Prepping your I-Links for Reinstallation

prepping your ilinks

“I can’t reuse my I-link hair extensions, it won’t fit through the bead anymore.” Does this sound familiar? Don’t panic, it’s normal. If you think about it, the tips of your I-Links have been clamped down for so long, how could they not be a flat shape? If you don’t already know how to get the tips back into their original round shape, keep reading…

What you’ll need:

Straightening iron

Removed I-Link strands

What to do: Set your straightening iron to 280 degrees. Once your l-Links are removed, take one strand and place your straightening iron on the flat tip of the I-Link (the part that’s been clamped inside the bead). Apply the straightener only for a few seconds, then take the ball of your thumb and index finger and roll the tips back and forth until you get a round shape. That’s it!

Here’s a money saving tip for clients: Stylists usually charge for the time they spend on prepping the hair extensions for move-up appointments. If you feel confident enough to wash your own hair extensions, dry them, and roll them back into shape, it’ll save you some reinstallation cost.

Disclaimer: If you don’t know how to take out your own I-Links, we do not recommend doing it. Please have your stylist take them out for you as they require the proper use of the hair extension tool.

Hope this helps dolls! And of course, if you have any Donna Bella Hair questions or concerns, please leave them below so I can answer them for you.


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10 / 30 / 2015
When in Maui…

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Recently I took a trip to one of the Hawaiian islands— Maui. As a devoted Donna Bella Hair wearer, I was not about to go on this trip without them, which meant I would need to take extra care of my babies. We hear a lot of stories on how tropical island weather and activities can affect hair extensions, so thanks to you guys, I knew exactly what to do. Needless to say, I’m back in the office and my Donna Bella Tape-Ins  are still in tact as the first day I got them. If you’re wondering how I did it, here’s what I did…

Installation. First off, shout out to my stylist for the amazing job!! We installed my Tape-Ins two days before my trip. As we blogged about it before, there is a 48 hour wait time after installation before you can get your hair wet. I knew I was about to spend most of my time in pools and beaches so this was perfect timing. By the time I hit those Maui waves, my wait time was over.

Hats and braids. Although I think those large sun hats are so cute, I prefer baseball caps (it must be the tomboy in me). Anytime I went to lay out at the pool or at the beach in the sun, I would make sure to ALWAYS wear a hat. Not only does it provide shade to protect your face from the sun, it also protects your tape from melting in that heat… and boy was it hot! (Before putting my hat on, I would place my hair in a braid and tuck it under my hat. I did this to protect my ends from the heat as well.)

Conditioning. Before hitting the ocean waves or the pool at the resort, I would apply a small amount of conditioner to the ends of my hair before placing it in a braid. This helped keep my extensions from matting in the water, while keeping my ends moisturized and safe from the damage the chlorine in the pool could cause.

Keep them dry. As soon as I was done with my water activities, I showered and washed my hair with Dermorganics sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner and blow dried only the roots of my hair where the tape was placed to keep my tape dry and from letting any moisture seep in.

Be creative. Since Maui is extremely humid, it was impossible to keep my hair straight after straightening it and my curls would just go flat. So I got creative with my hairstyles. Loose buns and braids were my day-to-day hairstyle. While my fancy dinner nights consisted of a slick back side bun placing the traditional Hawaiian flower on it. Besides, I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on doing my hair when I could be out on this beautiful island.

For my traveling dolls, this one is for you. Hope these pointers can help in your future travels with Donna Bella Hair.


Jane xo.


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10 / 22 / 2015
Am I Using the Proper Straightener for my Donna Bella Hair?


Whoever created the straightening iron— You’re the real MVP! With so many brands, sizes, and styles available now, it’s hard to know if we’re using the right one for our hair type, let alone our extensions. Thanks to an article I read recently, I’ve decided to help you decide which straightener is best for your Donna Bella extensions. Here we go:

Size does matter. You should not be using a ½” flat iron. While a 1” flat iron is great on short hair (use it to straighten your hair before your installation appointment), the best size to use is between a 1 ¼” to a 2” flat iron. Shorter hair should use the thinner iron and long hair should be using a wider iron. Why? If you don’t use the proper size you end up going over and over the section of hair so eventually your extensions will dry out from so much unnecessary heat. With a wide iron, you cover more sections of hair so you don’t need to go over it as much AND it saves time, keeping your extensions shiny and you on time.

Types of plates. There are 3 popular iron plates; ceramic, titanium, and tourmaline. To understand which is best, you should know a little background. If you choose to use a ceramic plate, make sure it’s made out of full ceramic. Ceramic coating can break off and cause the hair to snag. Ceramic plates distribute heat evenly and have a lower potential to burn hair. Titanium plates heat up faster than ceramic plates and distribute heat faster too. This can be good and bad. Faster distribution of heat means you won’t need to go over sections of hair much. It’s a bad thing if you leave it on too long because the extra heat can cause more damage. Tourmaline plates are made out of crushed up crystalline mineral used as a coating. One of my favorites because it keeps hair less frizzy than the other two options and it makes your hair shinier, which is best when trying to match the shiny texture of your hair extensions.

Stay out of the kitchen. Your natural hair and hair extensions can’t handle a lot of heat! Never crank up your straightening iron past 365 degrees. So although straighteners that sound like they came out of the future with a maximum heat of 500 degrees sound extremely beneficial, they’re incredibly unnecessary. The lower the heat setting the better. It may be that you don’t even need to go up to 365 degrees. It all depends on the texture of your hair. And for goodness sake, stay away from getting extra close to your beads, bonds, and tape! The heat from your flat iron will “soften” (melt) the adhesive of your hair extensions and make them slip…

Love hearing from our Donna Bellas so drop those comments or questions below!


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10 / 16 / 2015
Building Your Brand

building your brand

Have you ever thought of yourself as a brand? As a stylist, you’re not just a title, you’re a brand. Your work will always speak for itself but essentially, your reputation is what makes you unique and keeps your services in demand. The way you conduct business is part of your branding and as a rule of thumb you should always under promise and over deliver. With that being said let’s look at some ways you can build your brand using Donna Bella Hair.

Use the product. It’s easier to sell a product when you believe in it. Can we all agree with that? So if you’re wearing extensions to work, it’s more than likely your clients will notice and inquire about the details. It’s easier to get the conversation started once they can see the finished product, especially on their trusted stylist. Look at it this way, your appearance is part of your brand. It’s okay to have clients covet your hair (it gets the ball rolling) wink, wink.

Schedule appointments appropriately. The biggest turn-off and the one thing that can affect your branding is how you schedule your appointments. Donna Bella Hair requires shipping, therefore, it is best that you order your products at least 4 to 5 days before your scheduled appointments. If you doubt you’ll have the product on time, don’t over promise and under deliver by scheduling the appointment anyway. Take care of your client and take care of your brand. Some clients may have made sacrifices to be at their appointment (flying in from out of town, scheduling a babysitter, or maybe driving long distance) it’s way better to schedule with more than enough time to be fair to both of you— and avoid any disappointments.

Side-note: Try not to overlap your appointments. We’re human and at times we will be running late. Maybe a color took longer to process or a few hair extension strands needed to be re-done. If you can avoid overlapping appointments by giving the next client a heads up then do so. But always make sure you schedule your appointments with some leeway in case you need those extra minutes. Clients see a hair appointment as their personal time and there’s nothing worse than losing a client because of something so small as your timing.

Be strategic with your business cards. Want your business cards to really stand out? Take the perfect before and after photo of a Donna Bella Hair client and use it for the front of your business cards. Some of you may already be doing this but for those that haven’t caught on, don’t fall behind! Transformation photos are powerful and as a stylist, you should show them off every chance you get. Your business card should represent you and your brand. What better way than on your cards?


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Hair Extension News

10 / 09 / 2015
Donna Bella Hair Launches Sono Hair

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If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve more than likely seen our new announcement. We have officially launched a hair extension line for the non-commitment extension lovers called Sono Hair.

Sono Hair offers 100% Human Hair bangs and Solos (known as crown extensions). Other options you’ll get to enjoy when shopping Sono is deciding on how many grams of hair you’ll want out of the 3 different lengths that are offered. The colors are very similar to Donna Bella’s so you won’t have to sacrifice your favorite color.

Don’t you hate having to find a place where you can safely store your hair extensions without them getting matted or tangled? Sono offers a hanger for purchase specially made to hold your extensions in place. Just clip them in the hanger and put them in your closet to make storing a lot easier for you and a lot better for your extensions.

And if that’s not enough, Sono Hair is dedicated to teaching you how to style your hair in the most unique ways. Find us on YouTube and let our Sono girls teach you step-by-step how to install your Sono Hair and style them so they look natural and fabulous!

If you haven’t stopped by the Sono online store, make sure you check it out to become familiar with all the Sono products. Questions? Comments? Drop them in the box below!

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10 / 02 / 2015
Shopping and Shipping Donna Bella Hair

shopping and shipping

Can you believe we’re two months and some change away from Christmas? Kudos to those who have already started their Christmas shopping. But for those of us last minute shoppers, here’s something to keep in mind when shopping for your Donna Bella Hair. We’re an online store which means shipping is obviously involved. It also means that even though we’ve sent out your package, we’re still at the mercy of the shipping service. Once the holiday season has started, the post office along with other courier delivery services will experience an increased amount of packages.

To avoid late packages, many avid Donna Bella shoppers tend to order at the very least 2 weeks in advance. Typically, you should always order your Donna Bella Hair products 4-5 days before your scheduled appointment to allow enough time for your package to make its way to you. However, during the holiday season, couriers need more time. Not only is it the busiest time of the year for deliveries, but also due to poor weather conditions, sometimes packages will get delayed. When you plan your appointments and purchase your products ahead,  it gives your package enough time to get picked up, sorted, and delivered to it’s final destination. If for any reason there should be an issue with the shipment, that gives us extra time to track the package and make necessary adjustments for the product(s) to get into your hands on time.

If you have any questions regarding Donna Bella’s shipping cutoff times and options please visit our shipping page or give us a call at 888-424-7548. Happy holidays and happy shopping!

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09 / 25 / 2015
Train Your Hair Into Shape

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Now that you’ve had your Donna Bella Hair extensions put in and have waited to wash your hair for the first 48 hours, you might find that your natural hair isn’t laying the same way your extensions do. This will usually occur after blow drying it. Because the hair extensions go through  a certain process to keep them well preserved, they’ll go back to looking the same as the first day you installed them. Your natural hair, however, will probably seem poofier. So what’s the deal? The quick version of why this happens is that the natural oils your scalp releases helps your natural hair look shiny and adds the extra weight to lay flatter. By washing it, you’ve removed those oils and you’ll need to wait a day or two for those oils to resurface. But in the meantime, don’t panic! Here a few tips to train your hair to sit exactly the way you would like it to after a great wash and blowdry.

Side parts and middle parts: Once your hair is completely dry, part your hair the way you like it to be. Place a small amount of shine serum or light hair spray and comb the hair down with a boar bristles brush. Place bobby pins on each side and wait about 30 minutes before removing the bobby pins.

Getting rid of the poofy: Another problem area is toward the front, at the crown of your head. It’ll get a little poofy sometimes even when your blowdry it straight (especially women with ethnic hair). To get rid of the poofy texture, wrap your head using a mesh wrap first then use a silk scarf or bonnet to lay the hair flat without using product. You should probably allow at least an hour before taking it off. It works better when worn while you sleep. If you choose to do this during the day, adding a little shine serum will help speed it up.

Have you guys tried these tips? What did you think? Let us know!

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09 / 17 / 2015
Can I Wear Donna Bella Hair When Expecting?

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Because Donna Bella Hair requires absolutely zero chemicals for installation, our extensions are safe to wear during your pregnancy. However, it is more common for women to experience fuller, thicker hair while pregnant. Here’s a little fact: You’re not growing more hair, you’re just losing hair at a slower rate. During those 9 months, estrogen levels are higher which result in less hair shedding so your hair feels thicker. The upside to this is that your extensions may stay in longer because shedding hair contributes to loose extensions, hence , why move-up appointments are more frequent for some than others. Some women shed hair at a faster rate and can’t go quite as long as the 8 week mark.

You may find yourself needing extensions more after giving birth than during your pregnancy. Postpartum hair will go back to it’s regular growth rate so you may experience more hair falling out. It is common for women to notice hair loss after giving birth. This is due to estrogen levels tapering back to normal. But don’t worry this isn’t going to be permanent and with Donna Bella Hair, you have the option to add more volume and thickness through the variety of methods we offer. If it’s just volume you want back, you can do a couple or a few rows while you wait for your hair to get back to it’s regular programming. If being a new mommy has you on a tight budget, try a full set of Clip-Ins. These are ideal for the on-the-go mom who has no time for salon visits.

Are you a new mommy wanting some hair advice? Drop your question in the comment box below. We’re always happy to help!


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