Archive for August, 2015

Donna Bella Introduces “Hair Extension Pro” App

Friday, August 28th, 2015

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If you haven’t heard, Donna Bella Hair has recently launched the Hair Extension Pro app for iPhones. We’ve announced it on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. The app was especially designed to place Donna Bella Hair stylists ahead of the competition with tools to keep them up-to-date on the latest tips, tricks of the trade, and time-saving support, because after all, time is money.

Some of the many features include:

Client tracker: You can now put in your client’s contact information along with her method of choice, the number of packs used, and the color(s) for her next maintenance appointment.

Pricing calculator: Know exactly how much to charge each client per method. Just select which method and how many packs of hair were used and the calculator breaks up the labor and cost for the most accurate price.

Shopping: Now you can shop quickly in-between clients with a few clicks on Donna Bella’s mobile shopping, accessed through the app.

Make-over: You can now use your client’s selfie to test different Donna Bella hair colors and types before their installation!

Aside from the many features of the app, special promotions are given to the app users. So if you’ve got an iPhone and are ready to take advantage of the special savings and features, download it now! Just search for Donna Bella Hair Extension Pro in the app store.

Product Watch: S-Heart-S Scalp Brush Mini

Friday, August 21st, 2015

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At Donna Bella we try to bring you the latest news in hair extension care and products. The latest product to gain popularity is the Scalp Brush Mini by S-Heart-S. How is this relevant to your Donna Bella Hair extensions, you might ask? This brush is NOT to be used while wearing hair extensions; rather, it’s something you can use to prep for your next hair extension appointment. It’s been a big hit among Japanese women, and we have an idea why…

What it does: Exfoliates, removing dirt, buildup, and excess oil from the 40,000 follicles on the scalp. The bristles also promote circulation as you brush. As a bonus, it’s also great for detangling

How it works: Take it with you in the shower. Lather your hair with your favorite shampoo and starting brushing in sections. Start from the hairline to the crown. Then brush the lower half of your head by starting from your nape upward. The bristles are the size of your pores so they will unclog the pores of the scalp as you brush, leaving your hair and scalp super clean!

Why you want it (or something like it): One of the secrets to preventing slippage is, of course, to clarify your hair before your initial installation. When prepping your hair for your next Donna Bella Hair appointment, the scalp brush–paired with a clarifying shampoo–can leave your natural hair squeaky clean. If you’re an oily scalp type, it can help with the excess oil and with dandruff. While you wear your hair extensions, you may continue to use the brush as a detangler once you’ve applied conditioner.

Have you ever seen or used a product like this one before? How did it leave your hair and scalp feeling? Let us know in the comments below!

Back-to-School Makeover

Friday, August 14th, 2015

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New school year, new look! At least that’s how we think every girl should show up to her new school year. With Donna Bella Hair extensions, you have so many options to create your new look. From dramatic to subtle, here are some of our top picks for that back-to-school makeover:

New length. Want to wow the crowd? You can’t go wrong with added length. The best part about this makeover is that you’re not dealing with any chemicals from coloring. Choose from straight, curly, or wavy then choose your method (tape-in, kera-links, or i-links). Of course you can choose to go a little longer or a lot longer with our options of 12, 14, 16, 18, and 22 inches. The choices are endless!

Some new color. Adding peekaboos to your natural hair color is always fun, especially with our funky colors. It’s super fast and super easy. Colors like blue, purple, pink, green, even fuschia are among some of the colors we offer. If peekaboos aren’t your thing, you can opt for high and lowlights to create a look similar to a balayage using your own combination of Donna Bella Hair colors. Another perk of these looks— you don’t have to worry about the color fading because our hair goes through a special process to preserve their color no matter how many washes!

Ombre. We’re so excited to announce our new ombre color additions, you didn’t think we were going to leave this one out, did you?  We’ve selected to carry the most popular colors so that minimal, if at all, coloring is required. Take yourself from dark to blond or from blond to platinum blond, with our ombre hair extensions while adding length at the same time. What’s even better, our ombre hair extensions are on sale now!!

Happy shopping!

The Donna Bella Team

 

Shedding Hair

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

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It’s time to put another myth to rest: “Hair extensions are breaking off my hair.”

Let’s first define “breakage”. Broken hair means that the bead, bond, or tape has completely been ripped off of your scalp, leaving you with an extremely short or bald patch of hair with nothing attached to it. It would look like someone cut off the strand along with the extension bond. These situations rarely happen and it’s pretty hard to do unless you take a pair of scissors or rip them off yourself.

The truth: Hair extensions DO NOT break off your hair. Shedding, however, is very common.

You will know if you are experiencing normal shedding when you have a few stray hairs that aren’t connected to your scalp but are still in the bead, bond, or tape. If you’re human, you shed hair daily whether you wear hair extensions or not. The average woman loses between 50 and 100 strands of her natural hair per day, and can lose up to 150 strands. You tend to notice it more when wearing hair extensions because you can see the stray hairs that are loose. Of course, there’s a chance you’re experiencing more than average, if you’re not gentle on your extensions.

Things such as not brushing with a hair extensions brush can lead you to ripping your own hair out. Hair extension brushes are made especially for this reason. The teeth from a regular comb, will in fact, snag on the roots of your hair where the extension was placed. Keeping your extensions pulled back tightly is another reason you may experience “more than average” shedding. Your natural hair is being place tightly secured into the extension bond so it’s best to keep all hair styles loose.

To recap; if you’re experiencing breakage, the hair along with the bead, bond, or tape would not be attached to your head. If you’re experiencing shedding; a few stray hairs aren’t connected to your head but are still connected to the bond, bead, or tape. In that case, you have nothing to worry about it as it is completely normal.

Thanks for reading! Have a question or concern? Leave it in the comment  box below.