An Inside Look at Hair Extensions

Having the hair you’ve always wanted requires only a few hours of your time.  I will walk you through the process of getting a new set of bonded extensions from the consultation to the finished look.

At Studio 33 Salon & Spa we require a consultation prior to scheduling the actual extension service.  During the consultation we will ask a few questions to  determine if extensions are right for you, such as:

  • What is your normal hair care routine? – You need to plan on spending a little more time on your hair on a daily basis.  Brushing your extensions a couple of times (morning and night) will help prevent tangling and dreadlocks from forming.   Other than that, they are treated like your own hair.
  • Are you looking for volume or volume and length? For volume most clients get anywhere from 50 to 150 extensions.  Adding length requires 250 to 300 extensions.

Once we decide what you want, the next step is to match your hair color to the desired extension color.  Usually at least two hair extension colors are chosen to give a more natural blend.  We custom order extensions for each client to ensure we have exactly what you need on the day of your appointment.

Ok…now we’ve figured out what you want and it’s time to get started.

This is Lindsay and she is going for volume and as much length as she can get.  She has a nice amount of length already (this really helps with blending) and quite a bit of layering.  Therefore, we have planned to use 300 extensions.

Lindsay Before Extensions

Lindsay Before

Lindsay's Extension Hair

Lindsay's Extension Hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the day of her appointment she just needs to show up.  No need for her to shampoo her own hair on the day of the appointment since it will be shampooed with a deep-cleansing shampoo multiple times.  This will ensure the the optimum amount of adhesion between the bond and her hair.

After a thorough cleansing it is time to part the hair off and start the extensions.  Placement is critical so that the extension cannot be seen on the surface or when the hair is pulled back.

Lindsay during the Process

Extensions in Progress

Lindsay's extension application

Lindsay's Full Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see she gained a considerable amount of length.  All of the after shots below have not been cut or styled.

Lindsay Before Front

Lindsay Before Front View

Lindsay After Front View

Lindsay After Front Vew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Before Side View

Lindsay Before Side View

Lindsay After Side View

Lindsay After Side View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay After Back View

Lindsay After Back View

Lindsay Before Back View

Lindsay Before Back View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pretty dramatic difference from start to finish!!  I am currently waiting for some pictures of Lindsay’s new hair after being cut and styled.

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One Response to An Inside Look at Hair Extensions

  1. Kelly says:

    I saw Lindsey’s hair once it was cut and she had it curled….it was absolutely GORGEOUS! I mean absolutely perfect!

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