Before I go any further, I want to show you how easy it is to remove our extensions and add some acetone to the bond.
Take the removing tool, and squeeze it until the resin becomes a powder; it’s that easy.
Acetone is considered a universal solvent in the medical profession.
Take the practice hair that came with your kit and place it into the drawing mat; you’ll see an arrow and an arrow.
When you put this mat back on, you want to ensure the arrows go in the same direction.
Take the top of the drawing mat and push it back in place.
When working on clients, I often use hair left over from a previous client.
Sectioning the hair will be explained in detail later
A rule of thumb is to section the way you would cut the hair and take horizontal sections like cutting a Bob starting in the back.
And depending on how long I am making the client’s hair will depend on where I put my first section.
I like to start in the middle and work side to side.
- A client’s hair is much easier than a mannequin.
- Your kit came with two example SIZES of hair extensions.
- Our system is the only company out there that you can use as many different colors in one extension
- other systems determine how much hair you will put in.
- It’s pre-bonded, pre-tipped, and then you’re just going to reheat it and attach it to the hair.
- And if you want to have different colors, then you have to put in different extensions that are different colors.
- But you couldn’t put in one extension that’s more than one color.
- If you want to build up the length and have the bottom fuller,
- you will put them next to the other.
- So this time, I will put in some of the darker and some of the ten. It’s really up to you.
- My wife is a hair colorist. She helped create the color blending because no one’s hair is one color.
- If their hair is brown or blond or whatever color it is, it has different shades of that color in it. With our system, you can make the hair look as natural as their natural hair is.
- If you’ve ever had a client come in at the end of the summer, and their hair has gotten over-bleached, and you want to lowlight it. My wife has told me that when you’re low-lighting hair, one problem is that depending on how fried the hair is, the color comes out very quickly.
- Instead of lowlighting them with color, you could low-light them with extensions.
- I am slightly turning my mannequin again as you approach the outside.
- Ensure that my last extension will be smaller than the middle one.
- So that if she goes to pull her hair up, I want to make sure that it can’t be seen
- Our 25-gram bundles, approximately 50 of these extensions,
- Over time, you’ll have excess hair so that if you have a client, you just want to give them maybe some highlights where you don’t need an entire 25-gram bundle of hair, you’ll grab leftover bits of hair and use that and blend it to make it the color that you want. It’s like when you do hair color and use tube color.
- Tube color, has four ounces, but you’re only using two ounces. So you have hair color left over, and sometimes, you’ve run out of your number six. So you take a four and an eight, blend the two, and make a six. Well, with this, by blending it, you can create whatever color it is that you want with our system.
- The extensions are far more natural looking because you can use many different colors in one extension
- you always want to use more than one color on a client
- the process is like rolling a perm. You repeat the same process once you learn how to roll a perm properly.
- What you’ll find is the first time you do a client, they’re going to get so excited about their hair being longer or fuller, and you, as a stylist, are going to be so excited about doing it that a lot of times you keep stopping and talking and touching it and feeling it.
- So it takes longer. And then, as time goes on, you get faster and faster.
- For this reason, we do not recommend that you base your billing on the amount of time it takes because, as you get faster, you don’t. The longer you do them, the faster you’ll get.
- So if you’re charging by the hour and suddenly it took you half an hour, you’d end up charging less. And you don’t want to do that. As time goes on, you always want to be charged more
- included in your kit is a whole section on pricing. I am available for one-on-one consultations with you or the salon owner on how to get the pricing and get everything up and running in your salon
- if you’re in a busy salon. At least 25% of the existing clients are potential hair extension clients.
- Hair grows roughly half an inch a month. So we recommend that they are removed, shampooed, clarified every three months, and then put back in again.
- I have some clients that come in every six weeks.
- I have clients that come in every eight weeks.
- I have clients that will come in every three months, take them out, have their hair highlighted, and then put back in again
- root retouch the same way you usually would.
- The color will not affect these bonds. The only thing that affects the bonds is oil. So you want to make sure that the client is using the proper recommended shampoo
- section the hair as if you were foil highlighting their hair except using hair extensions, no damage
- if they like to work out a lot,
- make sure they shower within maybe an hour or so because the extensions will cause the scalp to produce more oil because there’s more hair.
- the more hair there is, makes the scalp gets a little hotter, which makes it also produce more oils
- I had clients that were equestrians that rode horses, and they would have there had one. And I had to tell them they needed to shampoo their hair after riding within an hour or so.
- And I’ve also had clients that were scuba divers. The only thing they had to do differently was get a neoprene band for their goggles so that the band that comes with the goggle doesn’t pull on the hair. Otherwise, the ocean water won’t affect it,
- chlorine won’t affect the bonds, but Oil will.
- I have another client to who I give keratin treatments to make her hair less curly, and she just can’t live without the extensions. So I just end up giving her the treatment, and then I make sure that I’ve rinsed it out thoroughly, following all the directions, and then I just go ahead and put her extensions in directly over it.
- When my wife and I decided that we were going to relaunch our extension company as an online course, the first thing that we did was look at all the other extension companies. What are they offering? How are they teaching? And what did their extensions look like? And every company we went to was all hair, at least to the woman’s waist, if not longer.
- It was all either taped in, sewn in, glued, or glued pieces that were put in. None were individually done, like the system you’re learning now. Also, they all did. They showed doing the top of their head. For every client I do, I go up to wherever their parting is on the top of their head.
- So our system has far more flexibility and things you can do with it. Although I recommend that if you’re already doing extensions and have that clientele with that long hair look, I use that system for that and use this for the client. That is the next step up.
- The client doesn’t want to look like she has extensions because all of those look like hair extensions.
- The more you do them, there’s a learning curve;
- the more you do, the better you get, and the more you know what to do