At our salon, we only offer tape-in hair extensions because it is the safest method available and is virtually undetectable while in the hair. If you are considering getting hair extensions, you will need to understand the costs, maintenance, and process of getting hair extensions so you can decide whether or not this service is right for you.
If you have at least 3-4 inches of hair, then you are a candidate for hair extensions! To get started, there is an initial investment required just to purchase the hair, which averages $300-$600. The cost is determined by the length and amount of hair you need for the look you want. At our salon, we only offer high quality, 100% human hair extensions that have been properly sanitized and constructed for durability. You must also consider the cost of maintenance. If you want to keep wearing your hair extensions, they must be removed, washed, re-taped and re-applied every 6-8 weeks (depending on how fast your hair grows). This must be done in a timely fashion in order to prevent tangling, matting, and damage to your hair. With proper care, you can remove and replace your hair extensions up to 3-5 times. To save money, some people choose to have a friend or family member remove and prepare their hair extensions at home before returning to the salon for re-application.
If you want to proceed with getting hair extensions, you should set up a consultation at our salon. At the consultation, your stylist will analyze your hair and be able to determine the length, color, and number of extensions you need. After the consultation, your stylist will be able to tell you the cost for your initial investment for the hair, as well as the cost of application. We will then call the supplier to see if the hair extensions you need are available for same-day pick up. It not, shipping can take anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks. This is why you should give yourself plenty of time to plan for hair extensions if you want them before a big event or special occasion. Once we know how long it will take to get the hair extensions, then your application appointment can be scheduled with our salon.
After application, you can’t wash your hair or sweat excessively for 24 hours as the attachments need time to cure and adhere properly to the hair. For daily care, you should use a special hair extension brush from root to tip and avoid going to sleep with wet hair. The use of any silicone or oil based products directly on the adhesive attachments may cause the panels to slip and should be avoided. Other than that, you can style the hair extensions as you would your own natural hair. No one will know you have them!
Hair Extensions are fun. They make you feel a little sassier and more glamorous. After getting hair extensions at our salon, the ladies always sashay out the door! It makes our day watching these transformations in both look and attitude.