Archive for October, 2012

Adjusting Kera-Link Extensions

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Part 3: Kera-Link

 

Kera-Link just might be the toughest method to retouch. But it’s still completely possible to update your client’s extensions and help her look wonderful.
Remove the keratin bonds with Donna Bella’s Keratin Bond Remover. Dispense enough on that that the whole bond is covered, but you don’t have to use a lot. Let it rest for a few minutes.

The bonds might need help breaking off completely. Use the Hair Extension Tool to squeeze the bond and loosen it. Once it’s ready, you should be able to slide the bonds and strands out easily.

Never force the bonds. If they’re not sliding out easily, you might need to use more bond remover.

Wash and clarify your client’s hair before reapplying the extensions. Taking out all the extension strands at once is important because it gives your client’s hair a chance to relax for a few minutes. Wash and clean the hair before reinstalling for a fresh start.

Before using the rebonds, cut off most of the bond, leaving enough of the old bond to keep the hair together. Place the new rebond over the tip of the extension. When the bond is activated by the Melting Connector, it will fuse just like the first time.

Organize each extension strand upon removal so that you can reattach each strand in the same position as before. Set them out on a table and even label if you have to. The most important thing is to keep the strands organized. This will ensure that you will not have to reblend the extensions when they are reinstalled.

Make sure to address any questions or concerns your client has. Adjustment appointments are an ideal time to examine your clients hair and check for signs of distress. If there are huge bald spots, or matting, suggest the proper course of action for your client. It’s your responsibility to protect the health of her hair.  Help her know how to properly care for her extensions.

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Adjusting Tape-In Extensions

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Part 2: Tape-In

 

When removing tape, never force it. If the tape isn’t sliding out of the hair easily, add more bond remover.

Once the tape has been used, we don’t recommend you reuse it. Donna Bella sells replacement tape that makes reusing wefts possible. Before applying the replacement tape, make sure there is no residue from the original tape. Wash the extension and make sure the hair is dry and place the replacement tape on the top of the weft.

But if you can successfully get the tape undone and the adjustment made, the tape will hold for a while, but not as effectively as the first time it was applied. Often it’s easier to use replacement tape.

Make sure to wash and clarify your client’s hair before reapplying the extensions. Taking out all the extension strands at once is important because it gives your client’s hair a chance to relax for a few minutes. Wash and clean the hair before reinstalling for a fresh start.

Make sure to address any questions or concerns your client has. Adjustment appointments are an ideal time to examine your clients hair and check for signs of distress. If there are huge bald spots, or matting, suggest the proper course of action for your client. It’s your responsibility to protect the health of her hair. Help her know how to properly care for her extensions.

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Do you have a question or a concern? Email your questions to info@donnabellahairextensions.com and we can answer it right here on our blog!


Adjusting I-Link Hair Extensions

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Part 1: I-Link

 

When tightening extensions, unclamp each bead and remove the extension from hair. Organize each extension strand upon removal so that you can reattach each strand in the same position as before. Set them out on a table and even label if you have to. The most important thing is to keep the strands organized.  When you reinstall the strands, place each one in the same place it was before. This will ensure that you will not have to reblend the extensions all over again.

Taking out all the extension strands at once is important because it gives your client’s hair a chance to relax for a few minutes. Wash and clean the hair before reinstalling for a fresh start.

Remember to never reuse the beads. Once they’ve been crimped and uncrimped, they’re not as strong and are more likely to fall out.

Touch up appointments are the time to address any questions or concerns your client has. It’s an ideal time to examine your clients hair and check for signs of distress. If there are huge bald spots or matting, suggest the proper course of action for your client. It’s your responsibility to protect the health of her hair. Help her know how to properly care for her extensions so her hair and scalp with be healthy and look amazing.

In our next segments, we’ll cover how to adjust other methods of hair extensions.

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Getting the Right Color Without Altering Your Hair Extensions

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Donna Bella offers 52 shades of meticulously pre-colored natural, funky, and ombre hair extensions for our clients’ varied uses, and we’ll admit that we really enjoy when someone finds their perfect match. But while 52 shades may seem like a lot, it’s actually a small fraction of all the different hair colors (real and aspirational) that are out there, so it’s fairly common to fall outside the range that we offer. Fortunately, we have some solutions for that. Our first recommendation would be to color your hair extensions (or, if you’re the client, have your stylist color them) to the level of your choosing, as this ensures the closest match to your natural hair or envisioned look. Donna Bella’s Color Takeover revolution makes this easy, providing you with all the resources and support you need to perform a beautiful custom color job on our hair extensions (visit the Color Takeover Portal to check it out). But what if your client isn’t prepared for the maintenance, or would rather use a more straightforward approach? That’s where blending comes in handy.

Color blending (as opposed to the blending portion of an installation) is the process of using two or more different extension colors to produce the effect of a specific shade. Generally, when color blending to the client’s natural hair color,  stylists will select one slightly lighter shade and one slightly darker shade, then use them interchangeably throughout the hair to trick the eye into seeing a blended color.

This method doesn’t use any more hair than our ordinary approach; just a few packs of each color that are applied as usual, (though you should take special care to blend and evenly distribute both colors). A perk to this approach is the great dual-color look that it creates. Most people don’t have only one hair color on their head anyway, especially if their hair hasn’t been color-treated. Doing two colors can create a very natural look with a lot of dimension.

That being said, dual-color looks can also be achieved using mixed color, so be sure to consult with your client as to their preferred approach. Color blending is a long-standing method, but our coloring program is offering new and exciting opportunities when it comes to extension color! For more information (including tutorial videos, articles, and more) visit the Color Takeover Portal today.

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