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
Shampoo 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Importance of Repeats in Salons
Every salon owner should know the importance of repeat business in their salons. Most of the people who are going to salons are looking for that ‘third place’- a place where they can relax, get pampered and leave looking better than when they came in.
Aqua creates unique hair extension packs to fit the needs of the stylist and the needs of the client. But a question we are often faced with is how many pieces work for a full head installation? The fact is that those numbers vary.