Are you interested in hair extensions? You have come to the right place!
At [salon]718 we have a team of Bellami certified extensionists ready to match you to the best type of application for your unique needs, lifestyle & desired hair goal. Read on to learn more from our team of hair extension professionals.
What are the different types of extensions?
Ari is in the know and breaks down all the types of extensions:
$ – budget friendly
$$- low budget
$$$ – mid budget
$$$$ – high budget
*note cost of hair is priced separately from extension service
Individual extensions applied with a small copper bead.
Lifespan – 6-12 months
Budget – $$$$
Reapplication- 4-6 weeks
Benefits – pre-tipped to protect natural hair, no heat, fast maintenance, mimics natural hair strands. Great to add volume in the hair. Hair can be reused 2-3 times. Non-chemical application and removal. No shedding. Maximum mobility with 360 degree movement.
Ideal client – active lifestyle, great for clients with different color variations, curly textures and fine – thick hair. Client who doesn’t want use of adhesives.
Individual extensions that feature a keratin bond to fuse to your natural hair.
Lifespan – 4-6 months
Budget – $$$$
Reapplication – New Installation needed, installation can last up to 5 months
Benefits – No Reapplication or maintenance required. Natural looking, great for adding volume and length to the hair
Ideal client -low maintenance, thin – thick hair, mimics natural hair strands and undetectable so perfect for a client who wants to wear their hair up
Wefts (available in hand-tied or volume)
Hand-tied are wefts that has been hand constructed. Small individual strands of hair are hand-knotted to a small veil of fabric and compressed together. Volume wefts are a triple stacked and staggered weft that has been constructed by a machine for maximum coverage without any bulkiness.
Lifespan- 6-12 months
Budget – $$$
Reapplication- Wefts will need to be reinstalled every 6-8 weeks
Benefits – Hair can be reused and installations can last a long time if properly care for
Ideal client – looking for full coverage, medium-thick hair, client wanting a dramatic look
A small polyurethane coated weft that is applied using a double-sided medical-grade adhesive tape that your natural hair is sandwiched between.
Lifespan – 6-12 months
Budget – $$$
Reapplication- New install or removal required in 4-8 weeks
Benefits: Fast installation & removal. Hair can be reused 2-3 times, but the extension would be removed and then would be retaped to be applied. It may be advised to have two sets to expedite the reinstallation if the client wishes to reuse hair.
Ideal client – wedding hair, birthday, quick way to add length & volume, good for fine through thick hair
Temporary extensions which the client applies/removes themselves easily using attached clips.
Budget – $ – $$
Install Lifespan –One day use and the clip can last years, if cared for properly
Maintenance- none, clip -in used for one day wear
Benefits – Clip-ins are a great way to play with color without the commitment, you can even add a fun pop of fantasy color or a rich lowlight or add some extra volume to a special event style
Ideal Client – client looking for length/volume for special event, very budget friendly solution
How to I pick which type of extensions are best for me?
There are many factors to consider for hair extensions, including your budget, lifestyle, maintenance expectations and overall goal for the installation. This is where our team can guide you through the process.
“Consultations are a must for extensions! Your stylist will provide you with different techniques that will be customized specifically to you.” – Jay
Why is Bellami [salon]718 preferred vendor for hair extensions?
“Bellami provides us with amazing quality hair. It’s easy to manage for everyday use.”– Jay
[salon]718 is a proud partner with Bellami Hair Extensions. Bellami offers the broadest color range of hair extensions in the market and are innovating to provide hair enhancement solutions for all hair types. Ethical sourcing, sustainable production practices and 11 years of experience has made Bellami the go-to for premium 100% Remy hair extensions.
What is the process to get color/texture matched at the salon? How do I order my hair?
During your consultation a stylist will use both a color swatch and a texture swatch to match your hair. Your stylist will complete your hair extensions estimate for the hair, by carefully calculating the amount of extension bundles, color(s) and length needed to achieve your goal. We will then take a payment for your hair order, complete the order and also secure your extension appointment with a deposit.
Are there more temporary extensions I can use for a special event?
“Yes, clip ins are great for one day wear! They can last YEARS with proper care and there is no maintenance. You can also bring them in when you come in for a blow-dry service to add some extra volume to your blowout.” – Tiffani
What is the upkeep for extensions? How often will I need to visit the salon?
Depending on the type of hair extensions, you will likely need to return to the salon every 4-8 weeks to have your extensions moved up and/or get a new installation. Your stylist will work with you to ensure your next appointment is prebooked before you leave to ensure you are on track from extension success.
“Don’t forget skipping appointments past the required move up time can lead to a new install or damaged hair.” – Ari
“It’s very important timelines are adhered to, and your stylists instructions are followed. It’s a team sport!” – Tiffani
Will extensions damage my hair/scalp?
“The biggest misconception is that extensions are damaging. While an incorrect installation can be, at [salon]718 with a correct install your success will rely on how you maintain them at home and ensuring you adhere to your scheduled appointments. Your stylist will provide you with the best method for your hair and if you follow all rules, you should have no problems at all.” – Jay
How long will extensions last?
Installations will last between 4-8 weeks depending on the type of extension you choose. The hair can be reused 2-3 times for i-tips and tape-ins, up to a year for sew-in wefts & clip-ins can last years if cared for properly.
With added volume and/or length your possibilities for styles are endless!
“Hair can be styled as desired at home. Treat the hair as your own – with care! Blow dry, curling iron, straightener – all are possible with extensions.” – Jay
What products are safe for extensions? What products should I avoid?
“Bellami has a whole product line specialized for extensions: shampoo, conditioner and styling products. By using the right products, you will be getting the best care for your hair extensions, ensuring longevity.”– Jay
How can I protect & maintain them at home?
Tiffani’s Top Tips
- All hair extensions can be shampooed at home, use a stylist recommended shampoo
- Wash technique – use a gentle downward motion
- For curly/textured extensions less is more: shampoo once a week
- Avoid heavy conditioners, oils, or products heavy in oils on or near the roots/bonds as it can cause slipping
- Avoid chemical sunscreens as they can cause discoloration in blonde extensions and slipping, use a mineral based sunscreen instead
- Avoid alcohol-based products and hot-tools near Keratin-tips bond
- Special care for I-tips, K-tips and Tape ins – NO conditioner at roots, as it can cause premature slipping.
- Loop brushes – specifically designed brushes which allow detangling from the root to ends without pulling at the base of the extension
- Paddle brushes are great for sew-in wefts and tape-ins
- It’s very important to never sleep on wet extensions!
- Air dry hair at least 80% before blow drying, hot tools should not exceed 350 degrees
- Night time –loosely braid or twist hair in a protective style and use a satin pillowcase/bonnet
Are you ready to get started?
Ready to begin your journey to the hair of your dreams?
Call us at any of our locations or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our extension concierge will match you to an extensionist at one of our five locations in Brooklyn, booking your consultation to start the process.
About the Writers:
Jay – This extensionist especially likes to pack a punch with a color service and extensions for maximum impact. “I love all the highlight techniques, such as ombre, balayage and foils. Ombre and balayage give me a creative freedom and with highlights, a freedom that led me to join this industry.”
Tiffani – aka “The Fairy Hair Mother” is well rounded on all hair textures & types, but her passion is for the transformative qualities of textured hair. Are you ready to shift your style? Amp up the volume of your curls or go to great lengths with extensions? Book for a total transformation with Tiffani.
Ari – If you are looking to take a shift from 0 to 180 in a flash see Ari! This Extensionist is passionate about the transformative aspects of taking hair to great lengths and amping up the volume. Did we mention she does a wicked blowout?