Hair Prep
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Hair Care Tips, Hair Extensions, Uncategorized

How To Prep Hair Properly

Prepping hair properly is crucial for extensions to last their longest without any slippage. This is true especially during a move-up session where glide remover was used. Prepping ensures the hair is free of oils and tangles to prevent any discomfort or damage to the natural hair.

Prepping Hair For Extensions

prepping hairShampoo the clients’ hair twice or three times before the hair extension application using the Aqua Prep Shampoo. Ensure a thorough shampoo is performed to remove any excess oils, hair products and/or buildup from the hair and scalp. The cleaner the clients’ hair is, the better your application will be. After shampooing, rinse the hair with cool water to close the cuticle and allow for easy combing.

Click here to learn more about Aqua Hair Extensions Prep Shampoo, and why it’s essential to prepping for hair extensions.

DO NOT USE conditioners or heat protectants before application. Oils and silicones from conditioner and other products prevent secure bonding during the application and may cause slippage. Make sure that your tools, brushes, combs, hands and workstation are free of hair products. Comb or brush the client’s hair well and dry completely on a medium heat setting. It’s essential that the clients’ hair be 100% dry before the application.

 We recommend flat ironing the hair straight at the root to make the application easier.

Quick Tip: If you’ve already washed and prepped the hair, and notice leftover residue from the previous application, use the Aqua Express Remover. This will remove the residue without affecting the outcome of the application and can be used on damp hair or dry hair. Since express remover is alcohol based, it will disappear from the hair once dry.

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Hair Care Tips, Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions Changing Color?

It’s officially Summer, so you know what that means… Beaches, pools, and fun in the sun! Unfortunately for some, you might experience your hair extensions changing color. Don’t freak out just yet! We’re about to tell you why this might be happening, and how to fix it.

This problem is more common than you may think, and most of the causes are avoidable, or reversible. The 4 primary suspects are hard water, chlorine, salt water and sun exposure.

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Bond Cutting Pliers
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Fusion Hair Extensions, Hair Extensions

How To Use Bond Cutting Pliers

As a hairstylist, flexibility is crucial. With every client that comes in, there will be new challenges to face. That goes especially for your hair extension clients. When someone sits in your chair, always take into consideration their hair type: Is it thick, thin or medium? Depending on the answer, you may need to customize their keratin fusion bonds with Bond Cutting Pliers.

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Cost of Initial Service and Maintenance
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Cylinder Extensions, Fusion Hair Extensions, Hair Extensions, I-Tip Extensions, Micro Bead Hair Extensions, Tape-In Hair Extensions

Cost of Initial Service & Maintenance

The most common questions asked by new extension clients are “What does the initial service cost?” and “What does maintenance cost?” (Modern Salon Hair+Research 2017), and rightfully so- after all, for such a pricey investment, people are going to want to know what they are signing up for.

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Maintaining Hair Extensions
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Hair Care Tips, Hair Extensions

Maintaining Your Hair Extensions

Maintaining hair extensions involves way more than just going to the salon every few weeks (or months). That is- of course- if you want to get the most out of your extensions.

Since our extensions are made of 100% Remy Human Hair, most of our systems can be reused up to three applications if cared for correctly.

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salon online marketing
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Marketing

How to Market Your Salon on the Internet

Marketing your Salon Takes Dedication.

If you work in the salon industry, you probably already know that your online presence is just as important as the quality of your work. In order to attract clientele, you need to stand out online. For many salon owners, it can be challenging to know where to start, what to post and how much time to invest. Worry not! We’ll tell you all you need to know, from what platforms to use, to how to create effective content all so that you can be successful in this thriving industry.

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art of the extensions
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Hair Extensions, Marketing

The Art of the Extensions Consultation

One of the first things we are taught in Hair School, is the consultation. The importance of the extensions consultation and how as stylists we must advise our clients on all their options. When it comes to extensions consultations, there are typically three different types of consultation clients: Those who want hair extensions, those who think they want extensions and those guests who have NO CLUE that extensions are an option for them.

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