How are the extensions applied?
For the micro-locs application, tiny micro-tubes are color matched to your hair and the individual hair strands are inserted and “crimped” with a special tool to secure the extension to your own hair. BABE extensions are bonded with a medical-grade tape where your own hair is gently sandwiched between two extension mini-wefts. Both techniques are easily removed and can be re-used several times. The individual extension strands are expertly chosen to enhance your color and texture and create a totally believable match. With both techniques, your hair stays in perfect condition and continues to grow as normal. So, when it comes time to take them out, your own hair will be in just as good a condition as the day we put them in.
We also offer Fusion Extensions, a strand-by-strand method using nylon thermoplast.
What makes the hair used for these extensions special?
The hair we use comes from Russia, Spain, India, and Italy: all areas where people have protein-rich diets which creates ultra-healthy hair. We do not use Chinese hair for quality reasons. The cuticle remains in-tact and all hairs have the cuticle running in the same direction. This is premium hair that can be re-used, saving you money. This is the hair of your dreams!
What types of hair are available for various hair extension techniques on the market?
This is a very broad generalization; by law, only 10% of the hair listed as “human hair” has to indeed be human in order to state it is human hair. The remaining hair may be synthetic or from animals.Processed Chinese Hair:
Lower Quality, Lowest Price. The hair is processed, meaning the cuticle is always removed, so the hair loses much of its health. This hair is put in an acid bath, dissolving the cuticle. Then, a synthetic coating is applied to smooth the hair, which will only last a few shampoos, so it is best for temporary extensions.European Hair:
Higher Quality, Medium Price, (although this particular name does not mean you always get the best of European Hair, the quality varies widely).European 100% Cuticle Hair:
Much Higher Quality than just European (and the quality is easy to determine), meaning the cuticle is left on.Remy Hair:
The hair cuticle is intact and all cuticle is going in the same direction. We use beautiful, premier quality 100% Full Cuticle “Remy” human hair.
The extension are always applied behind the hair line and away from the natural partings. The extensions are color matched to your hair color so they blend naturally with your hair and are virtually undetectable. You can safely wear your hair in a ponytail without the extensions being detected! Your hair will move and swing naturally, since it is matched to your own hair texture.
How long does the hair last?
If the hair is maintained well, the micro-locs should last you for nine months to a year, or more, and the tape-ins will last you for 3 additional applications, or 8 – 10 months. If you decide to change looks you can also store the hair for re-use later. Regular maintenance is required as your own hair grows (anywhere from every eight to ten weeks). Our methods are also the only systems that enable you to re-use the hair through maintenance applications, extending the life of your investment.
As long as they are applied by a Certified Hair Extension Expert, there is no discomfort. The feeling most people report is similar to having a tiny bobby pin in your hair, at most. The process is very gentle. Extensions can take a little while to get used to, and may cause some slight discomfort while sleeping at first. However, after a few days, when your hair loosens up a bit, you probably won't even notice them.
Can I brush and care for my hair like normal?
We recommend brushing often, specifically at the scalp area, to prevent naturally shedding hair from tangling. And thanks to these new application methods, you can swim, exercise, color, perm, and style your hair the way you normally do. You can even use your favorite hot tools like flat irons and hot curlers. During your appointment you will receive exact care instructions.
Will I be able to wear my hair in an up-style or ponytail?
We apply the extensions with that in mind, so you can wear your hair in multiple up-styles.
Will the hair match my color and texture?
Absolutely. We take pride in matching your color, curl, and texture perfectly, even if you have gray hair or want to add highlights. Custom blending is our specialty since we are the area's premier hair color salon, incorporating any subtle shifts in tone that your existing hair may have! We recommend blending colors to achieve a beautiful, natural look.
How much length can I add to my hair with extensions?
You can custom order hair as long as you want, up to 26″. The standard length is from twelve to twenty-four inches. However, the health and density of your own hair will also play a factor, due to the weight of the extensions.
Can extensions be used if my hair is thinning on top?
Unfortunately, no form of hair extensions are meant to fill-in sparse hair on top, as the connection bond will show through. Fortunately, we offer semi-permanent solutions for thinning hair on top.
Why do I need a consultation?
Each application is entirely custom – down to the hair color, texture and length desired. Since custom extension can range between $500 for some highlights or a little added volume to $5,000 for a full head application of hair you can sit on (depending on length and density), our consultation was created to explain the options available for different budgets. We will provide you with all the information you need to make an informative decision about what will work best for your hair needs and explain all options available.
The application time is determined by the number of strands used and the technique. A full-head application of micro-locs usually takes from three to four hours, and the Hotheads® will take approximately one hour including photos and the blending cut for each technique.
What is the price for hair extensions?
We do not attempt to offer you the best price, only the best hair and attachment system available anywhere! When planning on your budget for hair extensions, remember:
- If you currently highlight your hair, you will only need a partial touch-up from now on, saving $$$.
- Your own hair will be well-maintained and will not need frequent haircuts, again saving $$$.
- You can have fabulous color & highlights without damaging your own hair, allowing your hair to grow healthy!
- You can expect your extensions to cost from $900 – $3,500, depending on the technique used and the length and fullness desired.
- Since we guarantee your satisfaction, bring us your budget and we will find the perfect solution for you!
What is the cost of maintenance?
Because the extensions and are reusable, maintenance costs only a fraction of the initial cost and is priced hourly, starting $100 per hour. We take care in completely removing and re-attaching the extensions and gently combing naturally shed hair during maintenance, rather than simply sliding the bond up to the scalp and re-attaching to the same hair. Expect your maintenance appointments to take as long as the original installation. This is performed every 8 – 12 weeks, depending on your hair growth.
I WANT THESE EXTENSIONS! Now what?
Call to speak to a Certified Hair Extension Expert and to schedule your consultation appointment. Your initial phone interview will be used to determine if this is right for you. Remember, this is premier, custom ordered hair that takes a few days to customize just for you. In certain extreme situations it can be over-night delivery. Color, texture, thickness, and length will be established, as well as your expectations. The detailed personal consultation takes approximately 1 hour. A 50% non-refundable deposit will be required to order your custom extensions.