Category Archives: Hair Extensions

All the Tools You Need For a Successful Color Job

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No matter how much experience, zeal, and creative whimsy they possess, a stylist can really only be as good as the tools they have at their disposal. Whether it’s a routine change-up, installing a full head of extensions, or a custom coloring for a full-on transformation, here’s our list of the top shelf tools you need for a successful color job.

Semi or Demi-Permanent Colors
For coloring extensions, we encourage the use of semi or demi-permanent colors. These products deposit color onto the hair rather than lifting it (which actually dehydrates the cuticle) for a gentler coloring experience. Plus, since they’re semi and demi-permanent, they put far less strain and chemical stress on the hair than permanent colors would. For fashion colors, specifically, we’ve found that Joico Color Intensity works incredibly well for coloring hair extensions!

Donna Bella #60 Extensions
Although all our Remy shades can be professionally colored, bright, bold fashion colors such as rainbow or pastel hair require a blank canvas for the full effect. In these cases, we recommend our palest, most neutral blonde shade: #60. It’s available in all four professional installation methods and will take on fashion colors vibrantly.

Olaplex Lightener
Olaplex, labeled as a “bond multiplier,” helps reconnect broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair. By applying it to a lightener or hair color, your client’s hair will be kept strong during and after the coloring process, essential for keeping colors looking their best. It’s free of the silicones and oils presents in many other products and helps maintain hair’s natural strength and resilience after being treated. Note that in all our color formulas contained on the Donna Bella Color Takeover Portal, we include Olaplex lightener. Clients can also use Olaplex as a weekly treatment for their hair.

A Quality Brush
Applying color to hair or extensions requires a quality brush that will distribute the color evenly. We strongly recommend the Famar brush because the bristles are extremely soft and reduce strain on the wrist and joints—especially handy when you’re coloring multiple extensions at once. Key points to look for when selecting a brush are how well it will distribute color, and the softness of the bristles. Softer bristles will probably distribute better and are less likely to damage the extensions in the process.

Re-hydrating/Moisturizing Shampoo
Encourage clients to keep their hair plenty hydrated after coloring. A hydrating shampoo and even a mask treatment will go far in extending their custom-colored look. All hair types feature different levels of oiliness, and so different clients will require different maintenance regimens. The important thing is that they’re regularly hydrating their hair long after they leave the chair.

Bowl, Gloves, Paper Towels/Coverings
Maybe these seem like a given, but a color job always requires a place to do it, somewhere to mix the ingredients and, of course, appropriate cover for your hands and the furniture around you. Always make sure you’ve got these basic elements at your disposal to ensure clean and streamlined coloring in the salon.

Having the appropriate tools available, as well as a clean and functional workspace, is essential in making your color creation process smooth and hassle-free. Check out our Donna Bella Color Takeover Portal for more tips and tricks!

 

Which Color Is Right for Your Client?

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There are many different hair colors available in the beauty industry, and that in itself is an understatement. Different formulas are springing up all the time, from various different brands making the same kinds of promises: long-wearing, non-damaging vibrant hues that are true to the color swatch. So with all the L’Oreals, Kenras, and Pravanas in the world, how do you choose one for your hair extension coloring needs? Donna Bella is here to help you answer that very question.

Stick with professional, semi and demi permanent hair colors.
In terms of color grade, hair colors range from professional to generic and permanent to impermanent. Donna Bella hair extensions should only be treated with professional grade, semi or demi permanent hair colors. Professional colors contain far less developer than one-size-fits-all box colors, and can be personalized to the client for the most efficient and damage-free results. Semi and demi permanent colors are far less invasive than other professional colors (not permeating the entire hair shaft), but are reasonably long-wearing, making them a perfect compromise for continued extension health.

Try our Donna Bella-approved colors.
Even within the category of professional, semi or demi permanent hair colors, there are too many color options to sift through. So allow us to make it easy for you; Joico Color Intensities is, in our experience, the best hair color line for Donna Bella hair extensions. These colors are highly pigmented, easily mixable, and require no developer at all to process, making them one of the safest choices for integrity-focused color jobs. We’ve seen Joico Color Intensities used to produce exceptionally vivid makeovers in styles ranging from emerald mermaid to pastel unicorn and beyond. And these makeovers remain unphased through months of wear (when adhering to a one-wash-per-week shower schedule).

Donna Bella has partnered with Joico Color Intensities and Framar International to bring you all the hair extension coloring info you need to level up your extension services. Visit the Color Takeover Portal today to check out everything from Joico color before & afters to custom formulas and instructional videos.

 

Mermaid Hair

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So you’re starting to crave a fresh new look and want to know how to put those extensions and color combinations to good use. Where do you turn for inspiration? There are a number of trendy effects you can achieve with hair extensions and a few select bottles of fashion color…so why not find your inspiration under the sea?

Of course, we’re talking about Mermaid Hair! It’s a bold and vibrant hair color trend that takes its inspiration from fanciful ocean stories like The Little Mermaid (Side note: The Disney version turns 27 this year!), and the colorful whimsy of the other Fairy Tale spectrum. The uninitiated may assume, based on the titular Disney princess, that “Mermaid Hair” refers to an electric red waist-length coif. Not quite! The literal definition of Mermaid Hair is tricky to define outright, but essentially it’s any color combination that utilizes cool-toned colors like greens, blues and purples to present an all over transformation with an “under the sea” aesthetic. Gorgeous ombres showcasing shades of teals and aquas create otherworldly color melts that call upon ocean palettes and bright vibrant hues like neon green and cobalt blue. Here’s why Mermaid Hair is a trend that’s here to stay. As always, you can reference our Color Takeover video featuring hair coloring expert Ashley Rocks for closer reference on creating a perfect Mermaid Hair effect!

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The major appeal of Mermaid Hair is the versatility it embodies, primarily the host of color combos it can appropriate. Times are changing; bold “fashion colors” are less taboo for mainstream appropriation and that bevy of new shades to choose from leaves many clients with exotic new visions for their hair! Those angling for a brighter, bolder, and less “conventional” look can spring for the rainbow-riffic fashion colors on the blue, purple, and green spectrum. Those wishing for something slightly more conservative can work with their existing tones to combine lighter traces of ocean color for an equally compelling look.

Because of the vibrance and penchant for strong color saturation promised by Mermaid Hair, stylists can achieve stunning Mermaid effects on virtually any hair length and texture. While we’ve obviously got a soft spot for extensions-based effects, we’ve seen breathtaking mermaid hues on shoulder-length manes and pixie cuts.

Said versatility isn’t just a client privilege when it comes to Mermaid Hair, however. With a well-defined assortment of colors and an eye for fluid transition, stylists can work with a balayage of aquatic hues blended together, or even with “dip-dye” or “fluid hair” techniques.

Whether it’s re-emerging inspiration from Disney princess films of times past, shifting social attitudes towards unconventional color combinations, or simply a wild and creative streak that’s reared its head in salon chic, Mermaid Hair is a multifaceted hair effect that’s as bold as it is popular. Heed the ocean’s call!

Be sure to pay attention to the Donna Bella Color Takeover Portal for more fashion tips and videos like this!

 

6 Dos and Don’ts of Coloring Hair Extensions

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At Donna Bella Hair, we firmly believe that you can (and should!) color your hair and extensions when creating custom looks. Still, there are some precautions you should take when coloring hair, so here’s our essential guide to general hair coloring protocol when working with extensions:

Do: Use Semi or Demi-Permanent hair colors
Since semi and demi-permanent colors aren’t “Capital P Permanent,” they last for a number of weeks (demi surviving 10 to 25 washes and semi surviving 6-12), and your client won’t be stuck with a color they don’t like for long should the unthinkable happen. Plus, because semi and demi-permanent hair colors deposit color instead of lifting it, they won’t break down the hair cuticle or damage it with chemicals, making post-coloring upkeep that much easier.

Do: Take Note of Your Client’s Skin Tone
Always keep your client’s skin tone in mind when helping them choose their new color. For a good rule of thumb, those with paler skin should opt for warmer tones, while those with olive or darker skin tones may find ashy and cooler colors to be more complimentary. Many manufacturers will provide color suggestions, so pay attention to those, too. If you’re going for pastel, however, don’t worry—pastel shades tend to flatter everyone.

Do: Maintain a Moisturizing Care Schedule
While it’s always important to keep hair moisturized and in tip-top shape, color-treated hair needs that consideration tenfold. Be sure to recommend sulfate-free moisturizing shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for distressed and damaged hair, and, if possible, throw in a once-a-week moisture mask. Advise your client to avoid applying heat tools to their hair, as well as over-washing as this can strip the hair of essential oils and actually cause the color to fade more quickly.

Don’t: Bleach or Highlight with Over-the-Counter Products
Bleach and peroxide strip the hair cuticle and should only be used under the care of a salon professional. Ensuring that the exact amount of peroxide is used, as well as accounting for varying shades and pigments, is a delicate balance that can very easily leave hair looking and feeling like straw. Make sure that your clients know the dangers of at-home color so they’ll resist the urge to bleach or highlight on their own.

Don’t: Over-Wash Color-Treated Hair
It’s important to keep hair clean and maintained for healthy growth, but you don’t want to overdo it! Washing hair too often will actually dry it out and strip it of the natural oils that it needs. Instead of washing every day, tell your client to try every other day or even every three days, depending on the general oiliness of their hair and overall lifestyle. Those with oily hair, or those who tend to work up more of a sweat, should invest in a good dry shampoo to replace some of their usual showers.

Don’t: Let Your Client Do It Alone
At the end of a coloring appointment, if your client is unhappy, set up a plan to address the problem before they leave the salon. Without a viable alternative, some clients may be tempted to keep adding more color to their hair to try to correct the hue, but they’ll risk making the problem worse and rendering their hair unmanageable. Adding more and more color on top of the problem will only confound things and make it more difficult to return to the hair’s original color. The last thing we want is for a client to attempt fixing their hair on their own!

Ultimately, coloring extensions is a straightforward process. With a little experience and adherence to protocol, you can ensure your color job goes smoothly. Just remember to stay tuned to Donna Bella’s Color Takeover Portal for more hair extension dos and don’ts.

 

10 Extension Color Rules to Live By

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Being able to color your Donna Bella extensions opens up a world of new style possibilities. You can achieve mermaid hair, pastel hair, ombres, sombres, rainbows and beyond—and all while saving your natural hair from damage. But as with anything, coloring our hair extensions involves a couple of rules. These are not designed to limit your prospects or make the alteration process difficult; on the contrary, our coloring rules are intended to preserve hair quality, so you can achieve the gorgeous results you deserve. Any and every style and color is still available to you. All it takes is a little bit of preparation work!

So what are our 10 extension color rules to live by? Read on to find out…

- 1 – Use professional (semi or demi permanent) colors, only. Semi or demi permanent color is the least invasive of the color options, requiring no harmful developers so hair can retain its original, healthy shine.
- 2 – Do not lighten or bleach, only darken. Lightening or bleaching the extensions compromises the integrity of the hair, distorting the base color and stripping the cuticle layer.
- 3 – Perform a strand test first. Hair extensions process hair color differently than our natural hair, so test it out!
- 4 – Color extensions before installing them. Otherwise the hair color can compromise extension bonds, causing premature slippage.
- 5 – Stay within 2 shades of the extension base color. This will prevent over-processing. (However, when coloring bright rainbow colors, use our lightest shade available: #60)
- 6 – Pre-wash extensions with sulfate-free shampoo before coloring them. Extensions come pre-conditioned, and this silky coating needs to be removed in order to color the hair and ensure even absorption.
- 7 – Always flip extensions to color both sides. This promises thorough saturation, which is key to achieving vibrant, colorful results.
- 8 – Go with the direction of the hair’s cuticle when brushing color onto hair. Brushing downwards will help avoid matting and tangling of extensions.
- 9 – Remove all Tape from Tape-In extensions before coloring them. When coloring the entire length of Tape-In extensions, remove the tape before you begin, otherwise the chemicals in the dye could break the adhesive down. You will need to apply Replacement Tape after they’ve been colored and processed.
- 10 – Use only sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo and conditioner on colored extensions. Hair products like these will keep the cuticle layer shut and preserve the new color’s shine and vibrancy.

As a bonus, we’ll include another fail-safe coloring tip: invest in Hair Insure. Even when you follow every protocol, rule, and step in the book, it’s still possible to slip up now and then. Take preemptive action to avoid any potential financial loss or client fallout by investing in Hair Insure before you get to work—all it takes is a 15% premium on the cost of the extensions themselves (10% for Certified Rewards members). In return, you get complete and total coverage for your hair extensions, meaning that, in the event of a mishap, we’ll replace the hair at no cost to you.

We’re so inspired by all of the latest color developments in the beauty industry, and by the potential of what can be achieved using hair color and hair extensions. That’s why we’re excited to roll out our Color Takeover initiative—an educational outreach program and resource center for any stylists looking to incorporate custom color into their hair extension services. Our Color Takeover Portal features comprehensive tutorials, color formulas, instructive articles, and more—all available for free for Donna Bella stylists. Visit the Color Takeover Portal today to kickstart your color journey. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

 

How To Achieve the Hottest Color Trends Using Hair Extensions

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Hair extensions are incredibly versatile. They allow you to extend your length, increase your volume, add highlights, lowlights, or color splashes, and even update your overall color! But while you can achieve a wide range of color looks using hair extensions alone, including custom coloring in your service opens up a whole new world of possibilities. That’s why Donna Bella Hair has partnered up with Joico Color Intensities and Framar International to bring you the biggest hair extensions/color collaboration on the web. It’s called the Color Takeover initiative, and it’s designed to help you combine the art of hair extensions with the science of coloring, right in your own salon. Visit the Color Takeover Portal to browse through tutorials, custom formulations, articles, and an array of other resources that’ll get you started on the path to color mastery. Then read on to see how you can attain some of the hottest current color trends using mixed colors and hair extensions.

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Our traditional method of updating hair color involves selecting shades from Donna Bella’s available collection, then using the hair extensions alone (with no additional color) to simulate the desired look. For example, though Donna Bella may not offer the exact shade of light brown to match your client’s hair, strands of colors #8, #12, and #22 can be spread strategically throughout the hair to produce the same effect as that single light brown color. This method proves useful for customers seeking dimension, highlights and lowlights, balayages, and even ombres without any color processing, and it can produce truly spectacular results!  

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Custom color explores the possibilities outside of Donna Bella’s collection, making any and every color available to clients. Pastel hair, mermaid colors, and vivid emerald hues have been accomplished using this method, and it’s great for more experimental clients and for stylists with a creative eye. You can even use custom coloring to match extensions perfectly to your client’s natural hair color. The possibilities are quite limitless.

Donna Bella’s custom coloring method involves a couple of steps:
- 1 – Prepare color using Joico Color Intensities, our favorite vivid color line that requires no developer to process!
- 2 – Prepare the client’s hair by treating and/or lightening it.
- 3 – Perform a swatch test on a section of your client’s hair to see how it takes to the color. Modify your formulation as needed.
- 4 – Color the client’s hair to the desired level.
- 5 – Perform a swatch test on the hair extensions to see how the extensions take to the color. Make sure the color resembles the client’s new hair color, and modify as needed.
- 6 – Color the extensions (color #60 offers an incredible blank canvas when it comes to custom coloring extensions) to your desired level. Colored Tape-In extensions will need to have the tape replaced following this step.
- 7 – Install the extensions.
Tip: We recommend waiting a couple of days before installing the hair extensions, especially for time-intensive color jobs. Remember, installations should be performed on clean, dry hair, and the coloring process may leave an initial film of color residue on the hair that could interfere with proper bonding. Proceed with caution!
- 8 – Blend and style to finish the look.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to be showing you how to attain popular of-the-moment color looks using each of these methods. Until then, be sure to check out the Color Takeover Portal and ogle at the before & afters there. It won’t be long until you can recreate all those looks yourself!

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How to Become a Flat-Tip Pro

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We’ve been talking a great deal about Flat-Tip lately, but you may have noticed that we don’t have any Flat-Tip designated educational programs. There’s a reason for that: since Flat-Tip is applied in the same way as I-Link extensions, the existing I-Link educational program works for learning Flat-Tip, too! So if you’re on a mission to become a Flat-Tip pro, here’s what you should do…

Pick up an I-Link Kit
Our Hair Extension Kits include all the tools you need to complete an installation, removal, and re-installation for any given method. They make great starter kits for practicing hair extension stylists, and continue to be useful even after you go pro. The I-Link kit comes stocked with a Loop Tool, Hair Extension Tool, Color Ring, Quick Pick, Hair Extension Brush, beads, and I-Link Practice Hair, so you can start practicing your beaded installation technique as soon as you receive it. Remember: beaded installation applies to both I-Link and Flat-Tip. If you want, you can even order a pack of Flat-Tip extensions to test out Flat-Tip spacing (which may differ slightly from I-Link’s).

Enroll in our I-Link course
Learn how to install both I-Link and Flat-Tip extensions by completing our I-Link Online Education course! You’ll learn everything from installation to removal and maintenance, and you’ll even get pro tips for masterful consultations. Once you’re done, you can apply for I-Link/Flat-Tip certification, which makes you a verified Donna Bella stylist eligible for Certified Rewards. There’s lots of good stuff to look forward to!

Pursue additional education
We have plenty of advanced education opportunities for Donna Bella stylists, including Trade Show classes and Pro Series events. Though we don’t currently offer Flat-Tip-specific classes, you can take these opportunities to ask questions about the method and develop your beaded technique. This is where our most engaged stylists come together to hone their craft, build community, and receive guidance from our master educators! Veteran attendees may even apply to participate in Trade Show installations as part of our Elite team. The potential for growth is endless, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Have you worked with Flat-Tip extensions before? Or do you plan on trying it out sometime soon? You can get in touch with other Flat-Tip enthusiasts today by joining the discussion on our Facebook page! We’ll see you there.

 

Winter Care for Thirsty Hair

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It’s finally December! That means our holiday decorations are coming out, as well as our winter hair care essentials. This year, we’ve revamped our regimen to include some of our lovely, hydrating, sulfate-free Remy Care™ products—and we have to say, our hair has never looked better, despite the weather! Here’s what we’re using, and how:

KeraExtend™ Mask
Masks are the holy grail of winter hair care, as they provide much needed moisture to dried-out locks. But our KeraExtend™ Mask goes a step further. In addition to its hydrating properties, the KeraExtend™ Mask restores elasticity to the hair with plenty of infused keratin proteins, so your hair will be both smooth and bouncy!

To use: After rinsing Donna Bella KeraExtend™ Shampoo from hair, squeeze all excess moisture using towel, then comb liberal amount of KeraExtend™ Mask through hair evenly, focusing on mid-shaft to ends. Gather hair in shower cap or hair claw and leave in for up to 5 minutes. Next, rinse hair thoroughly and style as usual, applying KeraExtend™ Serum if desired.

KeraExtend™ Serum
Like the KeraExtend™ Mask, our KeraExtend™ Serum is formulated with keratin proteins. In the serum, however, these proteins combine with the other ingredients to soften and add shine to the hair. The effect is almost instantaneous, as the serum coats the strand and seals the cuticle for a beautiful, glossy look in seconds!

To use: Apply KeraExtend™ Serum onto slightly damp hair with fingers. Do not apply product onto hair extension bonds or wefts. Spread the Serum onto the bottom half of your hair extensions and work your way downwards, concentrating on tips. Style as usual. Note: can be applied to dry hair in smaller amounts.

Argan Oil
Correct that straw-like, brittle texture that comes along with winter using a pump of Donna Bella’s Argan Oil. This antioxidant-rich oil is a quick-fix for parched hair, adding nutrients and a silky sheen that’ll keep extensions looking dewy throughout the holidays.

To use: Beginning with a small pump, apply evenly to bottom half of extensions, adding more to ends if desired. Do not apply oil to hair extension wefts or bonds. Apply only from mid-length to ends.

 

As with all of our Remy Care™ products, these moisture-packed favorites are sulfate-free, paraben-free, and color-safe, so you can use them on your own hair and hair extensions without issue. Want to get your hands on some of these products? Let us know what you think of the results by submitting a review to our review page. Or wrap them up as a present; Remy Care™ products make great gifts, too!

 

Who is Flat-Tip Best For?

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Sometimes choosing an extension method can be easy—you’re already familiar with the methods, you’ve seen the products, and you know what you want in terms of look and feel. But sometimes it’s not so straightforward. When it comes to new clients—or new hair extension methods, like Flat-Tip—experience and expertise may be lacking, leaving you a bit unsure as to which to choose. That’s where we come in. We’ve shared tons of materials, insights, and tips about each of our extension methods on our Online Education site, YouTube channel, and this blog, because we want every client to be matched with the method that best suits their needs. Today, we’re going to flesh out these resources with some additional information about Flat-Tip, answering once and for all the question, “who is Flat-Tip best for?”

As we’ve mentioned in past blogs and videos, Flat-Tip is a hybrid method that combines the best aspects of our Tape-In and I-Link methods into a single extension. It features the strand-by-strand, beaded installation of I-Link (and amazing 360 degree movement), and the flat-shaped, weft-style comfort and coverage of Tape-In. As such, clients who love I-Link or Tape-In will likely love Flat-Tip, too—and clients who are stuck between I-Link and Tape-In will find comfort in Flat-Tip’s all-encompassing appeal.

Kera-Link clients, who tend to favor the sturdy and stealthy hold of fusion bonds, are the only ones who may not drool over Flat-Tip’s promise—at least initially. However, these clients may benefit from periodic transitions between Kera-Link and Flat-Tip, as Flat-Tip’s non-invasive installation will allow their heat-treated hair to rest.

In general, we recommend Flat-Tip extensions for the following kinds of clients:
- Newer, speculative hair extension clients who have already tried out the Ready-to-Wear line
- Cautious clients who appreciate a forgiving extension method
- Mindful clients who are vigilant about their hair health
- Clients who wish to avoid glues, tape, and heat
- Casual clients who prioritize comfort above all else
- Clients who want a flexible, versatile extension method
- I-Link or Tape-In clients who are looking for a change
- Indecisive clients

Based on that list, Flat-Tip is great for just about anyone! Always remember to hold a thorough consultation session with your client before scheduling the installation, outlining the benefits of each method and seeking their input. When possible, show your client the extensions themselves, or direct them to this blog and our other resources! We’re always here to help.

Have comments or questions? Leave them in the space below and we’ll get back to you soon.

 

Finding Your Signature Style

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Hair extensions are a great way to experiment with your look, but they’re also perfect for cultivating a “signature” style. Whether you’re preppy, sporty, glamorous, edgy, or down-to-earth, you want your hair to match your lifestyle, your fashion sense, and your attitude, producing that unmistakeable aura that is uniquely you. We’ve written several blog posts in the past aiming to help you uncover your signature hairstyle, covering topics like: how to choose a cut for your face shape and hair texture, where to go for hairstyle tips, and how to choose the perfect Donna Bella extension method for your needs. But that last topic needs some updating, as we’ve introduced a variety of new extension options to our product list. That’s why today we’ll be going over the details of our various extension methods, including their relative benefits for your particular look.

Tape-In
Tape-In is one of our professional (semi-permanent) extension methods, and it is installed by sandwiching sections of the natural hair between two hair extension wefts (or a single weft and a piece of Single Sided Tape, for finer-haired clients). This type of professional extension is the quickest to install, taking only 30-60 minutes, and needs to be moved up every 3-6 weeks. Tape-In extensions can be reused 1-2 times for a total lifespan of about 2-4 months.

People love Tape-In for its easy installation, its natural and comfortable feel, and its exceptionally lightweight, making it great for fine-haired clients, first time extension wearers, and practical, on-the-go women alike. So if you’re interested in permanent length, fullness, or color change, prioritize flexibility and comfort, and/or have fine, thin, sensitive hair, Tape-In may be the option for you.

Watch this video to learn more about Tape-In.

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Kera-Link
Kera-Link is our oldest, longest-lasting professional (semi-permanent) extension method, and it is installed by fusing the extension and natural hair together with melted keratin bonds. This type of extension installs in 2-3 hours, and needs to be moved up every 6-7 weeks. They can be reused 1-3 times for a total lifespan of about 2-4 months.

People love Kera-Link for its durability, its natural 360 degree movement, and its virtually invisible bonds, making it the top pick for experienced extension clients who need a method they can rely on, no matter what. If you are committed to professional extensions, have medium-thick, healthy hair, and want a sturdy, classic extension option, then Kera-Link is your go-to!

Watch this video to learn more about Kera-Link.

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I-Link
I-Link is a professional (semi-permanent) extension method that applies with only beads—no glue, tape, or heat required. This type of extension installs in 1-2 hours, and needs to be moved up every 8-12 weeks. They can be reused 1-3 times for a total lifespan of about 3-6 months.

People love I-Link for its super safe installation, easy removal and readjustment, and natural 360 degree movement, making it a winner among newer and more cautious hair extension clients. If you’re interested in permanent length, volume, and/or color change, but want a flexible, non-invasive method, I-Link is the way to go.

Watch this video to learn more about I-Link.

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Flat-Tip
Flat-Tip is our newest professional (semi-permanent) hair extension method, and it is a hybrid of our Tape-In and I-Link methods. The extension installs with beads—like I-Link—but lays flat against the hair in mini-wefts—like Tape-In. This type of extension installs in 1-2 hours, and needs to be moved up every 8-12 weeks. They can be reused 1-3 times for a total lifespan of about 3-6 months.

People love Flat-Tip for its safe installation (which utilizes no glue, tape, or heat), easy removal and readjustment, natural 360 degree movement, and exceedingly comfortable feel, making it the perfect option for clients who have difficulty choosing between our other professional methods. If you want long-lasting hair extensions and value flexibility, non-invasiveness, and comfort equally, Flat-Tip is your best bet.

Watch this video to learn more about Flat-Tip.

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Clip-In
Clip-In is an at-home (removable) extension method that is clipped to the hair. This type of extension installs in 5-15 minutes, and removes in under 2 minutes. They can be reused as many times as the user sees fit, and typically reach a total lifespan of about 6-12 months.

People love Clip-Ins because they give them options. Since the hair is removable, it can be put in and taken out at the user’s convenience, and used to achieve a range of different, customizable looks. And, unlike other Ready-to-Wear extension options, Clip-In placement is totally up to the client—each set comes with a series of wefts of various sizes that can be used individually or in unison for varying effects. Beyond that, Clip-Ins are loved for their low-maintenance and quick installation time. Choose this method if you’re new to hair extensions, value flexibility and control over your extension placement, enjoy change, and/or have fine hair.

Watch this video to learn more about Clip-In.

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Solo
Solo is another at-home (removable) crown-style extension method that is applied to the hair by pulling the wire around the crown of the head—like a head wrap—and brushing the top layer of natural hair over the wire. This type of extension installs in seconds, and removes in seconds, too. They can be reused as many times as the user sees fit, and typically reach a total lifespan of about 6-12 months.

People love Solos because they’re incomparably easy and super quick to put on. Solo extensions make for basically instantaneous transformations, adding length, thickness, and/or color without applying any weight to the root area of the client’s natural hair. Change-lovers, new extension wearers, and fine or thin-haired clients all choose Solo for its ease and comfort, and its minimal maintenance regimen. If you’re just getting into the world of hair extensions, have fine or thin hair or a sensitive scalp, and/or prefer to have a removable hair extension option, Solo is where it’s at.

Watch this video to learn more about Solo.

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Bangs
Bangs are yet another at-home (removable) type of extension that are not designed to add length or fullness to a head of hair, but rather to add the appearance of bangs to the front of the hair. Our Ready-to-Wear Bangs come in Side Swept and Straight Across style options, and are installed with 3 clips that grip easily and comfortably to the natural hair. This type of extension installs in less than a minute, and removes in under a minute, too. They can be reused as many times as the user sees fit, and typically reach a total lifespan of about 6-12 months.

People love Bangs because they’re a quick and subtle way to revamp their entire look. Bangs have the ability to change the way a person’s face looks, with relatively little change to the appearance of the hair itself. Bangs extensions are also great for quelling the indecision and commitment issues people face when contemplating regular bangs. Rather than cut your hair into a face frame that you’ll later regret, throw on some Bangs extensions that you can simply take off at the end of the day! Choose Bangs extensions if you’re after a new way to complement your current hairstyle.

Watch this video to learn more about Bangs.

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