Hey everyone! My name is Courtney. I am a Tier 4 stylist at DeCola Salon in Exton, PA, and I have over 10 years of experience in the salon industry. My passion for hair is- being a lover of lived-in hair looks, bright blondes, and hair extensions. I also enjoy creating easy bohemian-inspired styles, for either an everyday look or for special occasions. I am certified in hair extension applications with NBR, Perfectress, Dream Catchers, Harper Ellis, and Laced Hair Extensions. My goal is to give my clients the long, full-bodied hair they have always dreamed of. Check out this video of one of my recent extension implementations on YouTube or on TikTok! Below are 8 of the most common questions about hair extensions.
Question #1: How do hair extensions stay in your head?
This is the most common question I get asked! My professional preference is sewn-in extensions. A string and bead track is created in your hair. This track supports the wefts of hair that are then placed onto these tracks. That hair is then sewn securely onto the track. There are no braids, tape, heat, solvents, or glue in this method! There are many different names for this method: sewn in, NBR (natural beaded row), hand-tied hair are just some of those names.
Question #2: How long do extensions last?
As your hair grows from the root, so do your extensions. As the root grows down the extensions begin to lower. The extensions have to be moved up, or "tightened" every 6-8 weeks. Some can go longer, but this is the typical time period. Letting the extensions go for too long without being moved up, will cause breakage and discomfort.
Question #3: Will the extensions match my hair color?
We provide color swatches to match the color of your hair. Additionally, custom coloring is available in the event that the swatch hue or dimension is not an exact match. In order to determine the best match for your hair, an extension consultation will have to take place first. Here, we can discuss what your hair goals are and the options we have to achieve them.
Question #4: After I get my extensions, will it be difficult for me to style?
Not at all!! This method is very easily manageable. It may take a little longer to curl or wave the hair, as there is now more of it (yay!) otherwise, it is just like styling your real hair!
Question #5: What is the aftercare for extensions?
To get the most out of your extensions and keep them healthy as can be, here are a few rules to follow:
Use only sulfate-free and paraben-free products and Salon Grade Products that will help to keep your hair from tangling or drying out; I recommend using these products that can be purchased here:
Braid your hair before sleeping or bed.
Sleep on a silk pillow.
Brush regularly (while brushing, hold the base of the scalp where the extensions adhere to the natural hair with opposite hand).
Brush your hair before you shower to minimize tangling and breakage.
Question #6: How long do they take to install?
Typically the first installation takes the longest! We will be starting with a fresh canvas. In our initial consultation, we will discuss how many rows you would need for the desired look. Depending on the type of hair we decide on, the hair will come in pre-cut lengths or one large hair weft. We will then install the hair. After installation, your natural hair and your new hair are blended, and we finish off with styling. Typically the first appointment is around 3 to 4 hours. Move-up appointments usually take about 1.5-2 hours.
Question #7: How much do hair extensions cost?
The cost for initial installation is $600; this includes custom placement of extension, specialize color match, cut & style. If you need color as well, there is a $100 additional fee. 6-8 week move-up appointments are $400. The cost of the hair itself is not included in the installation cost. Prices will vary depending on the type of hair, length, and texture, and this will be discussed and determined at your consultation appointment.
Question #8: I love all of this information and I am ready for hair extensions! How do I proceed with booking an appointment?
The first step is to book that consultation to get your color matched! Our website offers consultation appointments via online booking, or send me a message at @styledwithcourt on Instagram and I will get you in! And don't forget to follow us on TikTok and view my latest extension video!
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