people be able to tell that i'm wearing extensions?
the majority of clients want the most subtle, invisible
look possible, and we are happy to accommodate. anyone who has never
met you will not be able to tell that the extensions aren't your
very own hair.
q. can you match the highlights
in my hair and can i continue to get my highlights done?
a. this one is easy-we tend
to use color blends with hair, especially with light browns and
blondes-the very top of your hair will not have extensions on, so
we generally match the color you have at the nape of your neck,
and we can match the streaks if you like. your colorist simply works
around the extensions to re-color. we can also use extensions to
give you highlights without compromising your hair.
q. will extensions ruin my
in order to not have damage or breakage, the extensions
must be attached where your hair grows, and the methods we offer
are the least damaging of those available. plus we have had no trouble
in careful removal, as we use a high quality phosphate that turns
into a powder and comes out easily in removal. most damage happens
when an inexperienced stylist doesn't take care in the application
or removal processes. we are trained and certified
and take the time needed to ensure proper application and proper
removal. i have plenty of clients who would be happy to talk to
you about their experiences.
q. can i talk to your clients
and get a referral?
absolutely! email marilyn
for a list.
q. i have very short hair-can
i get extensions?
if your hair is at least 3-5 inches long, you can get extensions,
however, what you won't get is a one length look-it will have to
be layered throughout into a shag cut. short hair appointments take
longer, but the overall effect is great.
how long will it take to add extensions to my own hair?
appointments run an average of 2-4 hours. for people with less hair
(not necessarily fine hair) the appointments are shorter, for a
lot of hair the appointments are longer.
q. do i need
to buy expensive special shampoos and conditioners?
you can use exactly the same products of your choice on your new
hair that you would on your very own irreplaceable head of hair.
be light on conditioners, though, as they do loosen the bond. i
would also avoid oil-based conditioners and all silicone products,
as they may cause the hair to slip.
q. can i use
a hairdryer, hot rollers, hot sticks, tongs and other styling equipment?
yes, you can use all of the above, we only use real human hair.
q. how long will my extensions last?
it's different for everyone but averages 4-6 months.
q. do you have
a cosmetology license? can you cut and blend my extensions?
q. can i bath,
shower, swim, go out in the wind and rain, and play sports in my
your new hair will look as fabulous wet as real hair does, and the
extension joins will not show in water. you can wash and style your
extensions exactly as you would your own hair (do be a little gentler).
extensive water exposure will loosen bonding though-so dry carefully
after. if you swim a lot, i recommend you wear a swim cap.
marilyn has tried some re-bondable hair but
the quality was so inferior, she no longer offers this.