hair extension methods
Fusion hair extensions are small individual strands of hair that have keratin tips. The keratin tip is heated with a special tool and then applied to your natural hair. Fusions can last up to 4 months with proper care. These extensions can also be reused, it is recommended to book a maintenance appointment every 2-2.5 months. This is one of my favorite methods because they can be easily styled and blended. I typically suggest this method for clients with fine-medium hair who are looking for a hair extension method that is easy to hide and pull up.
Tape extensions are strands of hair on a tape like medical grade adhesive and are approximately 1.5 inches in width. Installation of tape is the fastest method, and tape-ins are reusable for up to 1 year (or longer) depending on the hair condition and maintenance. This is a good method for clients who want to add lots of volume and length, while minimizing potential damage to their own hair. The hair extensions can be removed for color touch-ups and trims, then re-installed for a fresh look. It is recommended to book a maintenance appointment every 6-8 weeks.
Micro-link are "I" or stick tip extensions that are inserted into a coated bead that is then compressed. Micro-links are reusable depending on the hair quality and maintenance. I highly recommend this method for clients who want to reuse their extensions. This method is easily removed and re-installed as compared to tape extensions. the hair is thick/course naturally.
Nano-Ring extensions are 90% smaller than a Micro-link, making them very comfortable to wear. Because they are extremely small these extensions are ideal for thin hair. The links are incredibly small, allowing your hair to move freely with less stress applied to the hair. Nano-Rings are also reusable depending on maintenance. It is recommended to book a maintenance appointment every 8-12 weeks.
Beaded weft extensions are sewn to the head on a track generally created with micro beads. These extensions lay flat on the head and do not require heat or tape. They give lots of volume without overwhelming the head with extensions (unlike tape or hot-fusions) and beaded weft extensions are reusable for up to 1 year with proper maintenance. It is recommended to book a maintenance appointment every 6-8 weeks.
Combination of two or more methods. Different methods are recommended depending on the clients needs, style routine and hair type.