MICROBEAds for the win
Individual Strand Semi-permanent Extensions
The hair I use is all cuticle intact, Ultra Premium, 100% Remy Human hair. Remy means that all of the hair cuticles run in the same direction because it was cut and bundled in one step. This is the absolute best quality hair on the market. It can be washed, heat-styled and resists tangling just like your natural hair. The strands are silky, thick and blend flawlessly with any hair texture. This hair can last 10-12 months with proper care and routine maintenance.
By working independently of a salon, I am able to offer my clients this superior quality hair extension system at a fraction of the Long Island salon price. I buy the hair directly from some of the most reputable suppliers on the market, and I install the extensions in the privacy and comfort of my home studio.
The installation of these extensions is easy and painless. Unlike fusion and tape-in extensions that involve applying a keratin-based adhesive to the section of hair and bonding (gluing) the hair extensions in place, micro-bead extensions are applied without chemicals and without the use of heat or glue. The system utilizes a small copper micro-bead to painlessly attach individual strands of extensions to small sections of the natural hair. The beads are fade resistant, chip resistant, and are nearly invisible when installed. After installation, a blending cut and style gives the makeover it's finishing touch. The result is a seamlessly longer, fuller head of hair.
Depending on the client's goals, hair extensions may be used for volume or length, or both.
The superb quality of hair and manageability of micro-beads, make this system truly stress-free. I recommend using a sulfate-free shampoo and a hair extension friendly hairbrush like a boar's bristle or Wet Brush. Extension hair is naturally drier than the hair on your scalp, which is why they only need to be washed 2-3 times per week. Using a salon quality Moroccan Oil or Argan Oil will also be a part of your maintenance routine as they will keep your extensions silky and tangle-free. These products can be found online or at any beauty supply or drug store, and really increase the longevity of the extensions.
Depending on individual hair growth, most clients can expect to get 8-10 weeks between maintenance appointments. Maintenance appointments are $150-$200 per session (depending on amount of hair installed) and involve moving the extensions closer to the scalp to compensate for the hair growth that occurred during that time.
Just give me 2 minutes and you'll be convinced that going anywhere else for your extensions is a total rip-off. Salons are notorious for hiking up prices exponentially in an effort to compensate for their own overhead. In other words, their clients get charged a fee that is so high, it covers utility bills, salaries, and then some.
My business is totally different than a salon because I have absolutely NO overhead. This is how I am able to charge such a reasonable fee for my services, starting at just $680 for a half head (volume only) and $750 for a full head (volume and length). My prices include the cost of hair, labor, and a fabulous blending cut and style.
Keep in mind microbeads are the most intricate, gentle type of extension on the market and absolutely cannot be compared to fusion bonds, sewn in weaves, or tape-in extensions. I encourage you to do your research and learn about this industry, so you can make an educated decision for the good of your hair- and your wallet.