Secrets of a Hair Extension Specialist: What Clients Don’t Know About Getting Extensions
Good morning Fluff fans! From the outside, getting hair extensions may seem like a simple, straightforward process – but in reality I have to say there’s much more to it than meets the eye. Join me on behind the chair as a Fluff Hair Extensions Studio specialist. I’d love to reveal some of the special secrets of the trade!
The Art of Consultation
Every successful hair extension journey begins with a thorough consultation. This is where the stylist analyses the client’s hair, discussing their lifestyle, desired look, and hair care routine. It’s much more than just choosing length and color – it’s about creating a custom, seamless blend that compliments each individual client.
Yesterday I had such a great consultation with a woman that had been experiencing significant hair-loss after having Covid-19 twice… and a bunch of boosters, which many believe lead to increased hair-loss. Getting hair extentions is a big decision and investment and should not be rushed into. I highly recommend taking your time, doing research and meeting with a handful of different salons and specialists. Just like color, sticking with the same stylist will ensure a successful hair extensions journey. “Chair hopping” can increase hair and scalp damage and often times lead to step backs in your hair goals. Hair extensions are a solution to a problem. It is important that your hair stylist takes the time to sit with you and listen to your unique problems and then offer solutions.
Sometimes the stylist you are meeting with may not specialize in the solution that is right for your unique problem. The best and most professional hair stylist will offer you a referral to another stylist, salon and or company that is better equipped to help you with your problem. This particular client, given the location and the amount of hair loss she was experiencing, the more well known hair extension methods such as I-tips, K-tips, Hand-tied, Tape-in or even clip in would have been too heavy for her natural hair causing more damage and would have transitioned her insecurity from “can everyone see my thinning hair” to “can everyone see my hair extensions”. The problem was feeling insecure with how her hair looked, putting in a well known method would have given her more hair, but not solved the actual problem of feeling insecure with her hair.
For her unique hair problem, I recommended a hair topper. A hair topper addresses her thinning hair AND will address the hair insecurity. One has two choices with a hair topper: You can start with a clip-in version OR you can get a tape-in version that is a more permanent option. I consider myself to be a true professional and specialist and I truly love sitting down with my clients face to face and simply listening, I also love troubleshooting and I love finding solutions to my clients problems…. even if that solution requires me to offer them a referral or be able to offer a recommendation where a more expensive solution could be offered.
Color Matching Genius
Hopefully we make it look easy, but do you think your stylist just glances at your hair and picks a matching color from a swatch book? It’s not so simple, I wish it were! Perfect color matching involves a keen eye, understanding of color theory, and sometimes even custom dying the extensions. The goal is to achieve a seamless blend that looks entirely natural.
The Physics of Placement
Where the extensions are placed on the head is not arbitrary – it’s a strategic process governed by the laws of physics. Placements are determined by the client’s hair density, head shape, and natural hair movement. Incorrect placement can lead to discomfort and unnatural movement. We take pride in our methodical approach to ensure a comfortable, natural-looking result.
Perfecting the Blend
Once the extensions are applied, the stylist then meticulously cuts and styles the hair to blend the extensions flawlessly with the client’s natural hair. This requires a keen eye, a steady hand, and a deep understanding of how different hair types respond to cutting and styling.
Maintenance Is Key
Maintenance is the secret sauce to long-lasting, healthy extensions. Our stylists are also educators, imparting their knowledge on proper home care, recommended products, and tips for preserving the life of the extensions. Following the advice of your stylist can make all the difference!
While the process of getting hair extensions can be intricate and involved, it’s all part of our commitment to ensuring our clients leave our studio feeling confident and beautiful. Come experience the Fluff difference at our Hair Extensions Studio in Denver!
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