There are several different types of extensions and application methods that you and your stylist can choose from to achieve the look you desire. Depending on your budget, current hair style, length, and hair type these are some of the options you can consider.
Tape-in hair extensions are thin pre-taped hair wefts that get “taped-in” in between your own hair in “sandwich” like bonds. These super thin wefts come in 1/2 – 3-inch pieces and are attached with medical grade hypoallergenic tape or keratin. Available lengths range from 8-22″. Tape-in extensions require maintenance every 8-12 weeks. They are reusable up to 3-4 times and can last up to a year. Tape-ins are the quickest application method removal.
Brands: ShebySocap, Great Lengths, Aqua, Easihair Pro, Easilocks, Perfectress
The Multi Weft method is customizable in size giving clients lots of choices. They can sit on the head like a tress (ear to ear), or cut them in half or thirds to meet your hair desires. It usually takes three Multi Wefts to give a full head effect. The Multi Weft is ultra thin! You literally can not even feel it when it’s in your hair. It’s only 1 mm thick at the attachment site. No braiding, no sewing, no tape or glue or residue.
The Left Weft method requires no use of heat, braiding, glue, tape or solvents. It is connected to the hair by tiny little beads pulling a little sliver of your natural hair through the holes at the top of the Weft. The Weft itself is 8 by 1 1/2″wide. Link Wefts can be reused instantly upon removal and do not require any additional attention. Maintenance is required every 7-10 weeks.
Tress Extensions are a great way to get massive volume and length. Tresses are made up of a hypoallergenic band that stretches and bends with ease to give a comfortable and customizable application method to fit the head. To get a full head look, you only need two tresses. The first sits two finger widths above the ear and stretches around the circumference of the head shape ear to ear. The first is also thicker and wider to give a natural look and feel to the head. The second sits another two finger widths above the bottom tress and reaches ear to ear around the head. The band is slightly thinner in width and density to give a natural feel while wearing without sacrificing a mega volume look and length as well. They are then secured by tiny holes at the top of the band where the natural hair is pulled through and connected by two rows of tiny little beads allowing the tress sit feel seamless to the head. The beads are made of silicone on the inside for the ultimate grip to the natural hair with out using any heat, tape or glue leaving the hair with no left over residue at the time of removal. The outside of the bead is made of aluminum for a sturdy hold that will not budge until removed. Tresses are reusable for as long as you want to keep the hair!! Hair lasts for a year or more with proper care and maintenance every 5-7 weeks. The application only takes an hour, and removal only 10 minutes.
Connection extensions is a strand by strand method that is seamlessly attached to a circular ring that is only 0.3cm wide (small) and 0.35cm wide (medium). The ring is covered 360 degrees with hair on both the inside and outside. Once flattened to the head it blends in and is undetectable to the natural hair. The ring can also withstand chemical services throughout its life with no cracks or damage to the extensions. No Heat, Glue, Tape or adhesives at all! Unlike the strand by strand bonded method, the strands are reusable up to 3 times and can cut down the maintenance time by 70%! Connection extensions hold securely up to 4 months, and removal is an easy 15-minute process.
The Beaded Row extension method works by anchoring a thin, flexible band to your hair. The band has tiny holes in which small amounts of your natural hair is pulled through and laced along the length of the band. Clients are to return every 4-6 weeks to have the tresses re-tightened. Brands: NXS,