What You Need to Know About Hair Extensions

Having hair extensions gives you the flexibility to up your hair game fuss free and modify your style. Whether you’re looking for length, volume, change of style or a complete new look extensions deliver the look. Extensions give you the ease to transform and augment and accentuate your natural hair without having to do something drastic and overly damaging. Bad hair days are inevitable, but wearing hair extensions by Nicole at Peter’s Place Hair + Color can instantly flip the situation around. Read on for what you need to know about hair extensions.

Ensuring your extensions are comfortable and look natural in your hair is very important. The only downside is that there are so many types of extensions in the market that it can get a bit confusing when it comes to picking the right set for you.

The difference between hair extensions isn’t easy to perceive at first glance, especially when there are so many methods and types the beauty world offers. Read on to learn about each type. You will be a hair extension pro in no time!

Hand tied wefts / beaded weft rows

In this method, the hair is woven by an actual person using their hands. Each weft gets custom attention which creates a seamless thin weft. Firstly, your experienced hairstylist will separate your hair into tiny sections, small silicon lined beads will be clamped to small chunks of hair, wefts of hair will then be sewn in through the beads. There is no tape, glue or heat used which makes these extensions natural looking. Hair can easily be styled in buns, braids and high ponytails. Weave extensions are predominantly used by people with thick or textured hair

Keratin fusion bonds                     

Fusion bonds are also known as bonded or pre bonded hair extensions.  Fusion bonds are hair strands that are attached to your hair using keratin adhesives or glue and using a heated clamp. Your experienced hair stylist will apply the extensions holding them to the strands of natural hair and fuse them to your natural hair.  To do this, stylists use a machine that looks like a hot glue gun or a heat clamp to melt the glue. These extensions are good for those with finer hair as they don’t cause a lot of strain to the roots like other permanent hair extension methods.

Micro-bead Links /  I-Tips

Similar to fusion hair extensions, micro link extensions are individual tips of hair extensions attached to your hair using a micro bead or a ring using a special hair plier. Your experienced hairdresser will link several strands of extensions to your hair in neat rows around your head using small beads. This method of application requires no heat or chemicals to bond the extension to the hair.

Tape in Hair Extensions

Tape in extensions are a semi-permanent method where the extensions are pre-taped and then taped or glued together on to the sides of your natural hair with an adhesive weft tape. Your experienced stylist will align the extensions to roots and set them. Tape-ins are the most popular kind of hair extension choice for many because they are the quickest to apply and remove with a natural discrete finish.

Peter’s Place Hair + Color has a hair extension specialist on staff.  Nicole has years of experience in the hair salon business.  In fact, Nicole grew up in the industry, which may explain her extraordinary passion for creating amazing looks for her hair extension clients.  Got questions?  Look for thoughts from Nicole here soon in a special feature page coming soon, click contact or call (561) 510-8100 to talk to Nicole soon.

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