Archive for August, 2008

Donna Bella Milan To Release New Hair Extension Products

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Park City, UT August 11, 2008 – Donna Bella Milan has announced it will be releasing a new hair extension product to further fill their line-up. On September 1st, 2008, 22” silky straight hair and 22” body wave hair extensions will become a permanent part of the Donna Bella Hair I-Link collection.

“We get a lot of requests from stylists all over the world, and one of the most common was clients demanding longer lengths for our current I-Link collection,” noted Derrick Porter, Donna Bella Milan President.

“At Donna Bella, we’re always trying to innovate and be a great source for all our clients’ hair extension needs. If we can help them by providing a source for their product needs and put it all under one roof, so to speak, we feel that’s something we should take seriously,” Porter concluded.

Previously, stylists and Donna Bella Hair patrons could purchase hair up to 20”. When asked about the industry trend to offer longer styles, Porter pointed out that “As hair extensions move up past the 18” mark, the hair becomes more difficult to source and for most companies, this is where you see their synthetic products kick in. Because of continuing requests, we felt it important to continue our excellent 100% remy human hair product up the line to 22” length.”

Donna Bella Milan also plans to release longer lengths with their other styles, but those products and dates are not being released at this time.

The 22” I-Link hair extensions will be available for $45.00 per pack, with each pack containing 20 strands, and with each strand weighing 1.0 gram. The hair extensions are 100% human remy hair and can be purchased online from www.donnabellahair.com or via their toll free hotline 1-888-HAIR-KIT.

For more information please visit www.DonnaBellaHair.com.

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Mailing Address:
Donna Bella Milan, Inc.
Park City, UT, U.S.A.
Phone Numbers:
Toll Free: 1.888.HAIR-KIT (424.7548)
Fax: 1.888.HAIR-KIT (424.7548)

…pSst… I know (2) huge secrets…

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Miley Cyrus is Hannah Montana!
AND… this teen star fancies extended hair!
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If you have kids or are a teen yourself, my secrets are old news. However… days ago this revelation came to me as a twenty-something-year-old lacking Nickelodeon/ the Disney Channel.  Yup a light-bulb went on and finally I sleep at night.

Recently the fifteen year old millionaire, Miley Cyrus, hosted the 2008 Teen Choice Awards on August 4th. The maybe-pre-permit-driver’s-licensed teen was photographed by paparazzi leaving Juan Juan Salon with a longer look July 27th, 2008.  Woohoo! … for Juan Juan Salon! … and Yeah! … for stylists with clientele who actually put on “Sweet Sixteen’s” for their spoiled children.  What about the average parents who want their offspring to understand the ethics/value of hard work and money?  This conversation will only end in door slammings and silent treatments across the country.  To them I am so sorry, teen-parent relationships are tricky enough.

So what is too young?  Currently there are no age laws or limits for customers sitting chair side.  Personally, I’d rather have the $1,500 nesting in a college fund than being flipped over a high school freshman’s shoulder (or get some real hair clip ins for a special event like Prom or Homecoming…duh).  Again on the optimistic side for cosmetologists everywhere; clients are showing up younger and younger.  I mean really… you can’t say no to a stage mom or the mother who wants to be a child’s BFF.  For parents out there needing backup to their “no way” argument; if the hamster’s still alive in 3 years of course you can care for your own hair extensions.  This is something for salons and hair suppliers to prepare for and look forward to.

The Cost of Hair Extension Popularity

Monday, August 4th, 2008

When something becomes popular, it’s very common for that item to have knock-offs and imposters mixed right in with legitamate offers. Hair extensions are no different, and as an industry has a fair share of dangers and fakes.

We’ve stated it on the blog before, and we’ll say it again here: Be absolutely sure your stylist knows how to correctly apply your hair extensions. Ask if they’ve been trained, by whom (which company) and be sure to ask around for other opinions.

Dodgy stylists aren’t the only ones to blame here either – often scalp damage can be avoided if only the client listened during the application or follow up process as to best care practices. A good stylist, however, will go above and beyond to ensure that the client understands proper care. Proper care of extensions really is key to a healthy head.

Things to ask and look out for, if this is your first time getting extensions:

1) Hair: Where did they get it, is it Remy? Is it a reputable brand that you’ve heard of or was able to find online?

2) Application: Have they been trained by the manufacturer on proper application and care?

3) DIY extensions: Talk to a trained stylist before you buy – make sure the manufacturer provides detailed instructions for DIY application and long term care.

4) Is the salon known for great hair extensions? Just because a salon offers extensions, doesn’t necessairly mean they have any business doing so – this is the “trend” factor – and where an increasing number of younger girls particularly, are having bad experiences. Is the salon reputable? Is the stylist qualified?

This is your head we’re talking about, and your money – DO NOT BE SHY about asking as many questions as you want. If the salon or stylist is put off by your inquisitiveness, then that’s a major red flag, and you should head for the door. Like with any major purchase, it’s critical that you understand what you’re investing in, do proper research so that you are informed, discuss your thoughts with a certified and trained professional, and be sure to take care of your investment after a successful application.