Things You Need to Know Before You Choose One
You may have considered getting hair extensions at one point. This is a quick and easy way to add length and a new look to your hair. But you may not have any idea as to where to go to get something like this done. Most salons offer hair extension services.
There may be salons with good reputations, but some of them might be far away. Also, it is hard to know if the hair salon on the street corner offers this service or whether they do a good job. There are several ways to investigate the hair extension business to find a place near you that you will be happy with.
One of the main ways to do this is to carefully consider all of the online resources. Of course you can look at general beauty sites. These sites offer general information and reviews of various salons and indicate what services they offer, including whether they offer hair extensions.
You can also get more specific in your internet searching. Say you lived in Detroit and you wanted to find a Hair Extension salon in your neighborhood, you would enter “Detroit Hair Extension Salons” or something similar into a search engine, and you would get a number of different hits of different local information as well as more national directories.
When choosing a salon for your next hair-do, there are a few things that one should keep in mind. The first thing you need to do is to ask the stylist for a free no obligation consultation meeting. A trustworthy stylist should be able to accommodate your request to seek as much information as you need to make an informed decision.
There are not a lot of formal classes that are being offered at the present time. The fact that your stylist doesn’t hold a certificate in hair extensions shouldn’t keep you away from having them done. All it means is that you need to be more vigilant in how go about choosing your stylist.
At the meeting you should ask the stylist how long they have been doing hair extensions. Generally, the longer the time the better their ability at the job. Let your stylist look at your hair and have them recommend a good method that is suitable to your hair. There are different types of methods to do hair extensions based on the type of hair.
Your stylist should know what method to use on thin and thick hair and what the advantages and disadvantages of each method are. They should explain what method they are recommending and what the pros and cons are. Every stylist should show you a picture portfolio of their work, ideally with before and after pictures.
Find out if they are willing to give you contact information to talk to some of their past clients. The willingness of a stylist to provide you with this information should go a long way in building a trusting relationship.The next thing to discuss with your stylist are the options you have.
The different types of hair extensions that are available, how much they are, how long do they last, what things to watch out for when you are caring for the them and so forth. Hair extensions do not last forever.
Ask the stylist what maintenance schedule they recommend for each type of method. How much is this maintenance cost? Is included in the price of putting in the hair?
Do It Yourself Hair Extensions or Not?
Are you trying to determine whether you should do your own hair extensions or go to the salon? Before you decide, you may want to consider a number of things, such as the type of hair extensions you wish to have. Do you want to go with synthetic or the human hair extension? I recommend that you go for the natural human hair extension.
You may discover that human hair extensions are more expensive than synthetic types. However, natural extensions stay longer and endure styling better. Considering that the main purpose of getting hair extensions is to look fabulous naturally, the best way to achieve that goal is to get the type of extensions that best resembles your natural hair.
Human hair extensions are more versatile. You can blow dry without melting the strands and dye them without any problems. If you are more concerned about the price and wanted to be practical, you may want to get the DIY hair extension kit. However, you must be aware that the result of using DIY kits is not as good as having your hair extensions done in a salon.
I have listed below some points for you to consider when trying to make a decision on the type of hair extensions that you prefer:
1. Salon: Your hairstylists are trained professionals and know exactly what they are doing.
DIY: DIY kits are originally designed for salon professionals to make their work faster and easier. You could possibly get the same result, that is, if you follow the instructions carefully.
2. Salon: They could blend and match the color of the extensions with your natural hair appropriately. Stylists know what colors to mix to get your shade right.
DIY: There are a wide variety of colors to choose from that fits to your own liking.
Tip: If you can’t find a shade exactly like your own, choose one that is lighter. You can color them darker to match your own hair but you can not go lighter in dying extensions. Bleaching or other methods of lightening them will cause dryness and, eventually, damage your extensions.
3. Salon: You just have to sit back and relax. The stylist will do the rest.
DIY: Reading is key. Read and follow instructions which are quite simple.
4. Salon: You could ask tips straight from the professionals. It’s easier to clarify concerns with proper care and maintenance.
DIY: Again, read the manual. You can also Google it and search for reviews and videos through the internet.
One more thing, in hiring a professional, you will have someone to blame for lousy results, but when you do-it-yourself, you only have yourself to blame! Just kidding!
A lot of DIY extension kits are easy enough for an ordinary person to use. Like salons, they offer a wide variety to choose from synthetic or human extensions, different lengths, colors and textures. All of it still depends on you. Whether you go to a salon or buy a DIY extension kit, it’s still your choice that matters.