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.
It probably goes without saying that clients with thicker hair can withstand more density, and thus won’t need very much modifying to their bonds. Although, you should always factor in the placement of the hair. The key to great extensions, is not being able to tell they’re there! In order to do that, it’s a good idea to cut down the keratin bonds around the face and nape of the neck using our Bond Cutting Pliers. That way your client will have plenty of freedom to put their hair up without fear of the bonds being seen.
When adding bright colors with our Keratin Fusions, you may also find it useful to cut the extensions in half or thirds for a softer, less intense look.
For medium hair, we recommend cutting the bonds in half to avoid too much strain on the hair. There are a couple ways to do this: you can either cut the bond vertically, creating a thinner strand of hair. This will result in less weight being put on the clients’ hair. Your other option is to cut the bond horizontally, resulting in less adhesive coming into contact with their hair. This may come in handy for bleached or colored hair, which is on the weaker side.
For Thin or damaged hair, we highly recommend cutting your bonds vertically into thirds (but no more than that). If you’re client is still experiencing discomfort or an abnormal amount of hair loss, then you may want to consider also cutting the bond horizontally to get rid of some of the adhesive. Watch Nathaniel LaFera demonstrate just how easy it can be!