Are you looking to achieve a new look? Possibly add length, texture, or fullness to your natural hair? If that is the case, extensions may be your best option.
Extensions are versatile and can be used for various hair needs and goals. Several methods are on the market today, such as tape-in and fusions, micro links, wefts, hand-tied, and many more. Micro links aren’t normally used at No Label because we think that they cause too much damage to the natural hair.
Extensions can be utilized by clients who want to add fullness or length to their hair. Hormones can cause hair to recede and cause the area where bangs would typically be less full. Tape-ins are great for women who lack fullness after a hormonal change.
Extensions aren’t just for clients who want to achieve longer hair length. Shoulder-length hair can utilize extensions by combining wefts and tape-ins. Clients with fine hair can also achieve thickness by adding extensions. Some clients also may be hesitant to damage their natural hair with a color change but can be achieved with extensions. The best feeling for a stylist is when their client’s confidence shoots through the roof after receiving an extension service. Extensions enhance client confidence and can change the hair’s shape, length, fullness, and color.
Hand-tied extensions can last around six to 10 months, depending on the care of the hair. Rio’s favorite at-home maintenance is the B3 shampoo, conditioner, refresh spray, and several Kevin Murphy deep conditioners and hair oils. Utilizing these at-home care products and making appointments to move up the extensions around every 10 weeks will keep the extensions looking beautiful.
Rio, the Owner of No Label, has been doing extensions since they came out in 2016. Her favorite method to achieve a blended and natural look would be to combine methods. Rio combines tape-ins and wefts, as well as the underhand tied technique. Rio will typically install the extensions, then refer to other stylists for maintenance and move-up appointments.
Mya, a baby stylist featured in the blog last week, recently received her certification in Hothead extensions. Specifically, she is certified in hand-tied and machine-tied wefts. Hothead is her favorite extension brand because she can get so much hair out of the weft. Hotheads extensions are what stylists are specialized in at No Label because the hair is ethically sourced, and they use natural human hair from India and Russia. Mya has extensions in her hair and has utilized many methods, including wefts, tape-ins, and clip-ins. Basically, every type of extension you can think of, she’s tried in her hair. She also utilized several different popular brands of extensions, but Hotheads are by far her favorite. Mya noted that the Hotheads require a ton of maintenance and upkeep but are worth it. She feels like if her hair doesn’t look good, her outfit won’t either, so she will spend as much money as she needs to maintain her hair and keep using Hotheads.
Maddie, a level two stylist featured on the blog last week, has been certified since 2021. Her favorite method is tape-ins because you can go as minimal as you want or go all out with lots of hair. If your hair is thinning, bangs are trying to grow out, add dimension, or add fun colors but avoid the bleach to your natural hair; Maddie says extensions are the way to go. Maddie has used tape-ins and wefts in her hair but prefers tape-ins. She likes this method because she can add texture and fullness to her hair without adding length. Tape-ins are comfortable, and she can’t tell she has them a day or two after her move-up appointment. She recommends Kevin Murphy products, ELEVEN deep conditioners, B3 shampoo, conditioner, and the refresh spray to maintain client extensions. For tape-ins, clients should book move-up appointments around six to eight weeks. Clients should also brush their hair frequently and use conditioning masks to maintain the integrity of the extension hair.
Ashli, also featured in the blog last week, loves how extensions instantly change the look of your hair. You can add color without damage, add instant length, and add fullness where you’re missing it. Extensions are versatile and have come a long way from where they used to be. They have become so comfortable that Ashli always has extensions in her hair. She notes they are lightweight, and people are surprised when she tells them she has extensions because they blend in with her natural hair perfectly. Ashli has really thin hair, so using high-quality extensions is a priority for her. She makes sure to extend that feeling to her clients, as she knows what it feels like to be insecure about her hair. Extensions are the perfect solution because you can add as much or as little hair to your head as you want. Feeling confident is the most essential part. Ashli loves the confidence boost that extensions give to her and her clients!
If you are interested in extensions, book an appointment today!
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This Kevin Murphy shampoo is excellent for fine and colored hair. We love it at No Label because it’s not too heavy while giving body and fullness to fine hair. Ask your stylist to try it out at your next appointment.