Want extensions? Make sure you choose the right hairdresser!
we gave you 3 tips on finding the hairdresser who’s right for you. Now here’s some advice about extensions to make sure your experience is a good one. The first thing you should do is think about why you want extensions – to have longer hair, give it more volume, have fun with colour, or all of the above? Then you need to find a skilled and talented hairdresser to successfully apply and care for your extensions.
Any hairdresser can claim to be an expert at attaching extensions, but the technique requires a great deal of expertise and attention to detail. Opt for a professional who is used to working with keratin fusion, which is completely safe when practiced by someone who knows what he or she is doing.
It’s important that you exercise caution and not entrust your hair to just any hairdresser. Don’t fall into the bargain trap. The key is to find an excellent hairdresser who specializes in extensions.
Good quality extensions are a luxury product. Hairdressers who work with them regularly don’t need to cut their prices to attract business. Depending on the quantity and length of the strands, expect to pay between $800 and $1,500 for a full head. It’s a big job that can take up to five hours for keratin-bonded extensions. You can keep your extensions in for 4 to 6 months without any problem if they were attached by a real professional and properly maintained. But don’t wait too long to have them removed or you might find yourself with a tangled mess!
You should also make sure your hairdresser includes removal in the total price. Don’t even consider trying to remove them yourself, even with assistance. In conclusion, natural hair—REMI hair, in industry-speak—is an absolute must. If you don’t go for guaranteed real human hair with no animal or synthetic content mixed in, you may regret your purchase.