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The What’s What of Fusion Extension Installation Tools

The What’s What of Fusion Extension Installation Tools

Kera-Link hair extensions–otherwise known as fusion hair extensions–are an enduring client favorite. Although the extensions themselves are sturdy and long-lasting, the installation process is easy, speedy, and efficient with the right tools in hand. So if you’re not offering this service in your salon yet, it’s time to get on it! And if you are, read on to make sure you know the what’s what of fusion hair extension tools–there are some new additions you won’t want to miss!

Cordless Melting Connector

As an upgrade to our classic Melting Connector, the Cordless Melting Connector enables you to move freely around your installation area, so you can focus on those fusion hair extension placements instead of wrestling with cords.

Connector Belt

Store your heated Cordless Melting Connector in the chic and heat-safe silicone Connector Belt while you work. The Connector Belt sits comfortably and snugly at your waist to free up your hands for rolling those fresh fusion bonds. It is available in pink or black color varieties.

Velcro Hair Grippers

Achieve the perfect part line with Velcro Hair Grippers! All you have to do is smooth down stray hairs with one hand and lay down the Velcro Hair Gripper with the other, fastening those hairs in place. Makes for clean, pain-free fusion extension attachments!

Keratin Bond Cutters

For those of you who like to customize your fusion bonds, Keratin Bond Cutters are a must-have. They enable you to tailor the size of the fusion extension attachment to the client’s hair–a versatile technique we call Micro Bonding. Simply cut the keratin bond parallel to the hair shaft (without snipping all the way through!), then tear the remaining corner of the bond with your hands to separate the strand into two parts. These Small fusion extensions allow you to install in the more exposed parts of the client’s hair–like the hairline or horseshoe–and to achieve delicate end results.

Keratin Cleaning Kit

Complete your fusion extension installation with a thorough tool cleanup using the Keratin Cleaning Kit. Simply spritz the Keratin Cleaning Solution onto the Microfiber Cloth and rub over dirty spots on your Melting Connector or other tools (make sure that all tools are off and cool!). Once keratin residue is removed, wash the solution off with soap and water. Also includes a Melting Connector storage bag!

Pick up these tools at the Donna Bella online store today! You can also get the fundamental fusion hair extension tools in the Donna Bella Kera-Link Starter Kit. Read more about our Starter Kits in this blog.


The Ultimate Hair Hack: Donna Bella Kits

We’re full of useful hair extension tips and tricks here at Donna Bella—we’ve shown you how to achieve an ombre using only hair extensions, and how to combine the best of strand-by-strand and weft extension types. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: sometimes the best trick is no trick at all. Our Donna Bella Hair Extension Kits don’t skimp on any steps or details of the hair extension process, so you could hardly say that they’re a shortcut to a full head of hair. And yet, time and time again, they prove to be one of the best hair extension hacks out there. Here’s why.

Cover all your bases in a single purchase
Save time and effort as you search for your perfect tools by selecting a Donna Bella Extension Kit. We offer four varieties suited to each method’s varying needs: the I-Link Starter Kit, which contains all the tools necessary for completing both I-Link and Flat-Tip installations; the Kera-Link Starter Kit, which contains every fundamental Kera-Link-related tool; the Tape-In Starter Kit, which houses the essentials for Tape-In installs and re-installs, and the Ultimate Starter Kit, which contains every tool needed for all four professional methods. When you buy a donna Bella tool kit you’ll get the best on the market, and you’ll never find yourself in a situation where you’re missing a vital tool to complete your installations!

Receive $29.95-worth of bonus materials
Each of our Hair Extension Kits comes with three additional resources for your installations (delivered as email PDFs): a Hair Extension Placement Guide, which will help you position your extensions to perfection; a manual for Blending & Styling Extensions, which covers the all-important end phase of the installation process; and Hair Extension Color 101, a simple how-to for selecting and coloring extensions to match the client’s hair color. These resources are not available elsewhere on our site, but they’re available to Extension Kit users at no additional cost. Plus, they’ll give you a particular edge in your hair extension practice.

Save on the total cost of all your tools
Right now, Donna Bella is featuring a special sale on our Extension Kits! From August 1-7, 2017, take 50% off any Hair Extension Kit! Get all of your required tools for a fraction of the cost, and all inside a convenient and chic little toolbox. Start browsing now to take advantage of the deal.

Got questions? Leave them in the comments below and we’ll get back to you ASAP!


Need An Excuse to Get Away? How About Becoming a Hair Extension Master?!


If you haven’t signed up for Donna Bella’s Pro Series event, you’ll definitely want to. The space is limited and has been filling up faster than we thought. Round up your girls and plan a trip to Billings, Montana. We will be there September 21–22, so whether you want to make it a weekend thing, or just one day, it’ll be worth it—we promise!

Our Master Educator, Ruben Martinez, will be there to spend some one-on-one time with you and answer all of your questions. Plus, you get all kinds of goodies included. This is an amazing opportunity. Want more details? Keep reading.

Experience an intensive hands on training course with I-Link,Tape-In, and Kera-Link methods. Learn the secrets of installing beads with no slippage and how to find the best beads for different hair types and hair colors. Want to perfect your Kera-Link skills? In these classes, you’ll learn how to install them so they’re virtually unnoticeable. If you’re pace is slower in the Tape-Ins department, you’ll learn how to install a full head of Tape-In hair extensions in 30 minutes!

As a participant of the single day pass, you get our Ultimate Kit and access to Online Education included at no extra charge. In the schedule is an afternoon breakout session where instructors give more in depth details on the business of extensions and extension myths and how to eliminate them. Learn about how to to avoid common mistakes and how to keep cool if you ever find yourself in a tricky hair extension scenario.

If you sign up for the all weekend pass, you get the same package as the single day pass but with way more goodies—we’re talking all inclusive! Overnight accommodations, meals, and a high end dinner with Ruben and the Donna Bella Team as a way to get a more a personal experience with us. The extra day with Ruben is for those who want each and every question answered, advice,  and extra pointers like how to handle the trickiest of hair extension situations. This second day class will also feature live models with hairstyles that are more difficult to work with when installing extensions. However, Ruben will show you how to handle these situations like a pro!

Ready to sign up? Here’s the link:

As always, we’re here to answer any and all questions so please don’t hesitate to ask. See you soon in Montana!

Feature Product: Starter Kits

hair extension kits

As stylists, we love being creative and trying out new, innovative ways to keep our clients happy while also gaining new ones in the process. It requires us to try new methods and techniques to provide an array of services tailored to fit each member of our clientele. At Donna Bella, we understand that this is not always easy, and we are constantly looking for new ways to help you grow your business and improve your skills. If you’ve already mastered one technique of hair extension installation, why not master another? If you’ve never offered hair extension installations, why not start? The more skills you have, the more you’ll attract more business because of your ability to cater to different needs and styles. That’s why we’ve put together our Hair Extension Kits.

Donna Bella’s Hair Extension Kits are available for each individual pro method (I-Link, Kera-Link, and Tape-In). Sometimes it’s hard to learn a new technique, especially if we’ve become biased to one specific method because that’s what we’re comfortable with. But like they say, “Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.” For that reason we’ve put together these starter kits. Each kit contains all the tools you’ll need to get started, including one pack of 18 inch hair in the color of your choice. Along with these starter kits we also offer online education and free tutorials to help you navigate your way through this new journey, teaching you all the tips and tricks there are to know. And for the really ambitious—we offer the Ultimate Hair Extension Kit which includes all the tools you’ll need to get started in all three methods!

For a list of what’s included in each kit shop Whether it’s questions about online education or our starter kits, please ask!


An Evening With Carrie Underwood

If you had a chance to watch the Country Music Awards a few weeks ago you could not have missed recording artist Carrie Underwood. Whether it was hosting, winning awards, or performing to a crowd of country music’s elite, Carrie Underwood was everywhere. This is not necessarily new for Carrie who, over the past 4 years, has made a name for herself by selling over 7 million records and overshadowing some of the biggest female voices in the music industry.

Recently, my wife and I had the opportunity to spend an evening with Carrie and attend her concert. We found her to be much more than a superstar; she was actually normal.

Almost 5 years ago, during the fourth season of American Idol, my good friend was able to meet Carrie and subsequently take her out on a few dates. A friendship ensued and they have kept in touch ever since. As a result, my friend has been able to attend several of Carrie’s performances and also hang out with her on occasion. Last week Carrie Underwood’s ‘Carnival Ride’ tour came to our city and my wife and I were fortunate enough to be invited to spend the evening with my friend and Miss Underwood.

During the course of dinner we learned a lot about the music business, fame, tabloids, what its like to be Carrie. However, we were most impressed by her down-to-earth nature, maturity, and confidence despite some of the negativity that undoubtedly swirls around every big-name celebrity. I can’t help but think that some of that confidence comes from her small-town roots, strong family, and of course, it doesn’t hurt to be strikingly beautiful.

Being involved with hair myself, I had to ask Carrie about her experience with hair extensions, her preferences, etc. She lamented that stylists in the industry “literally do not care” about her hair when they are styling, and as a result often cause damage.

If you’re familiar with Carrie you know that perhaps her most recognizable feature is her beautiful long blonde hair, so it is understandable why she would be so weary. She confirmed with me that she does wear extensions often but prefers ‘clip-ins’ because they generally cause less damage to her hair than the fusion/glue-in products. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity tell her about Donna Bella Hair Extensions and how our revolutionary I-Link Bead Method provides full, beautiful hair that is easy to apply and remove without causing any damage. She was very interested, so much so that we are going to send some to try out in the near future.

Some people might read this and think, “Why would he bring up hair extensions when he’s hanging out with one of the biggest stars in music?” That is a good question, but it goes beyond just trying to sell product.Granted, it’s not everyday you get to hang out with Carrie Underwood, but when you have a product as good as Donna Bella that you know can make someone’s life a little easier, sharing it with others comes quite naturally. All I can say is try it for yourself and you’ll see what I was telling Carrie about!

Featured Hair Extension Product – Donna Bella Kera-Link starter kit

Many stylists have found that a kit that contains all of their hair extension goodies is a necessity for keeping organized. Donna Bella Milan’s hair extension kits are available to help get you started. Stylists may purchase a Starter Kit for either the bond (Kera-Tip) or beaded (I-Link) method of attaching extensions. A Duo kit containing both bond and bead tools is also available.

The Kera-Link starter kit comes with everything you need to get started. Including all the tools, hair and extra keratin for the fusion method. Also includes a beauty case made to carry all your hair extension supplies and tools.

  • Kera-Link Starter Kit Includes:
  • 40 Strands of Pure Remy Hair
  • 25 Rebonds
  • Instructional DVD
  • Bond Tool
  • Melting Connector
  • Color Ring
  • Donna Bella Beauty Case

Stylists can purchase the Donna Bella Milan Kera-link starter kit for US$345.00. Click Here for more info on the kit.

Featured Hair Extension Product – Donna Bella Beauty Case

Each method of attaching Donna Bella Milan hair extensions has it’s own special tools. But, sometimes you’ve got to get somewhere and carrying all those tools can be a bit of a bear. Thankfully, the Donna Bella Hair Extension beauty case has got you covered!
The official Donna Bella Beauty Case is ideal for storing and carrying all your hair extension products. We’ve customized a pouch to hold beads and other accessories, added extra depth to hold any style Donna Bella hair, and included a set of wheels and handles so you can carry it just about any way you can think of.

Comes in Donna Bella Pink with brown leather and is Equipped with: Travel wheels, handles, keys to lock / unlock the case with plenty of storage room to fit hair, tools, business cards etc…

Donna Bella Milan Hair Extensions Opens Online Store

Donna Bella Milan has officially opened the doors for stylists and salons to order hair extensions products online. The hair extension store features over a hundred products that can meet the demands of any salon or stylist.

Derrick Porter, Donna Bella Milan President, notes “We’re thrilled to offer this option for our clients. The call center has worked well and we’ve been able to keep up with the demand, but the hair extension store will allow us to exponentially increase our business and get our product into the hands of even more stylists.”

The hair extension store still has some tweaks yet to be made, and we’ve been told that the site will eventually include stylist submitted reviews. Currently, users/buyers can give their opinion via the review option, but in the future the site will feature a complete review section that will address the pros and cons of the Donna Bella Hair Extension range of products.

“This is an exciting time for us at Donna Bella Milan, and we hope our clients are equally excited about the possibilities,” Porter exclaimed.

Keep an eye out for coupons and deals here on the blog page, and we hope to see you on the inside!

Hair Necessity

This month’s BSB article examines the lucrative and growing hair goods industry. According to the article, “There’s still a lot more money to be made in the ever-growing and highly profitable hair goods category.” With the assumption that the industry is for 20 somethings and teens, one leaves out the huge potential adult, nearly retired market: baby boomers. The article examines how the hair goods industry has presented extensions, wigs, clip-ins, and other real hair products as a quick fix product for older consumers.

Here’s a bit of the article by Victoria Wurdinger:

At last year’s American Music Awards you could count the female presenters who didn’t wear their natural hair. Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria and the Pussycat Dolls were just a few who opted for extensions, assuring that thousands of teens and twenty-somethings would be clamoring for them the day after the show.

But the hair goods move from the medical realm to the fashion world wasn’t spurred by the young and famous alone. Baby boomers view hair goods as problem solvers, not only to add volume but also to accommodate busy lives and speedy style changes. Feeling younger than ever, today’s fifty-somethings are adding extensions for super length and, in a modern twist, are wearing their own hair longer and using faux locks for a one-off, sassy, new short style.

Click Here to view the complete article as a pdf file.

Oscar Night Shows off Free Flowing Locks

Oscar night is always a good indicator of the latest trends in fashion and beauty. This year the dresses were minimalistic yet elegant and the hair do’s were free flowing – even no fuss. All around, Oscar style was naturally pretty yet remained chic.

It was a refreshing change from nights past, when curls, waves, and extensions clouded the small screen. It appears that straight is back for a while, so feel free to set aside your curlers and rods – just let it go!