QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
MICROLINKS ARE MY PREFERRED METHOD OF HAIR EXTENSIONS. HERE IS A LITTLE INFORMATIONS FOR YOU!!
Strand by strand extensions are so poplar, they were featured on VH1. Great Lengths are basically fusion hair extensions using 100% human hair. Watch the video clip on the links page
How does it work?
I use extension systems which start with the highest quality 100% Full Cuticle "Remy" human hair, matching the texture you require. Unlike other methods, the process uses no chemicals or glue and is completely safe and painless do apply. For the microlink application, small microrings are color matched to your hair and the individual hair strands are inserted and "crimped" to complete the bond. The individual extension strands are expertly chosen to enhance your color and texture and create a totally believable match.
Will it damage my natural hair?
There is no tension, stretching, chemicals or high heat used on the application or take down process meaning your hair is left undamaged and healthy. Our utmost concern is to protect your hair from any damage so that you can improve your look with confidence. In some cases clients experience hair growth and fortification because the extensions force them to stop over-processing. It is your responsibility to maintain your extensions as we teach you and to be faithful with regular maintenance appointments in order to maintain the integrity of your own hair and the extensions. It's kind of like the saying" Guns don't kill people ...", but in the case of hair extensions it's "The Microlink Hair Extension System doesn't cause damage; pulling, tugging and waiting too long for maintenance causes damage!".
Can you see them?
The extension are always applied behind the hair line and away from the natural partings. The patented micro-locs are color matched to your hair color and the shrink links are either clear, brown, or black so they blend naturally with your hair and are virtually undetectable. You can safely wear your hair in a ponytail without the extensions being detected! Your hair will move and swing naturally, since it is matched to your own hair texture.
How long does the hair last?
If the hair is maintained well, it should last you for nine months to a year, or more. If you decide to change looks you can also store the hair for re-use later. Regular maintenance is required as your own hair grows (anywhere from every 8 - 12 weeks). The Micro-loc Hair Extension System is also the only system that enables you to re-use the hair through maintenance applications, extending the life of your investment.
Are they comfortable?
As long as they are applied correctly, there is no discomfort. The feeling most people report is similar to having a tiny bobby pin in your hair. The process is very gentle. Extensions can take a little while to get used to, and may cause some slight discomfort while sleeping at first. However, after a few days, when your hair loosens up a bit, you probably won't even notice them.
Can I brush and care for my hair like normal?
I recommend brushing often, specifically at the scalp area, to prevent naturally shedding hair from tangling. And thanks to these new application methods, you can swim, exercise, color, perm, and style your hair the way you normally do. You can even use your favorite hot tools like flat irons and hot curlers. During your appointment you will receive exact care instructions. Make sure you use a loop brush to avoid tangeling
Will I be able to wear my hair in an up-style or ponytail?
I apply the extensions with that in mind, so you can wear your hair in multiple up-styles.
How much length can I add to my hair with extensions?
You can custom order hair as long as you want. The standard length is from twelve to twenty-four inches.
Can extensions be used if my hair is thinning on top?
We have various solutions for clients who have thinning hair on top. For extremely thin, or for hair loss, we offer “integration”, which involves using a specialized hairpiece with your natural hair woven into it which provides a basis for the extensions and the necessary top layer to hide the micro-locs. No one will ever detect thinning hair! This is a specialized process so it is quite expensive
Why do I need a consultation?
An in-house or over the phone consultation is needed so that I can discuss the process and clear any questions you may have. I prefer an inhouse consultation inorder to properly match your hair. For clients who are unable to come to the salon and require my mobile service can benefit by having their color matched before buying their hair extensions. I can also order extensions for you if you tell me your hair color and your required length. Most extensions come in 12", 14", 16", 18", 20", 22", 24". The longer the extensions, the more they cost.
How long does it take?
The application time is determined by the number of strands used. A full-head application usually takes from 4 - 5 hours, including photos and the blending cut.
What is the price for hair extensions?
The strands of hair that are applied to your natural hair are the largest part of the cost of the process. When planning on your budget for hair extensions, remember:
1. If you currently highlight your hair, you will only need a partial touch-up from now on, saving $$$.
2. Your own hair will be well-maintained and will not need frequent haircuts, again saving $$$.
3. You can have fabulous color & highlights without damaging your own hair, allowing your hair to grow healthy!
4. You can expect your extensions in most large cities to cost from $900 - $3500, depending on the length and fullness desired. I charge significantly less.
I am able to order hair for you at a fraction of the cost. By ordering hair through me, you will save several hundred dollars on the price of your hair extensions. You will be getting the highest quality 100% cuticle Remy hair available. We also offer several forms of less-expensive, temporary applications for special events, such as weddings, which will last anywhere from one day to 2 months, depending on the application.
What is the cost of maintenance?
Because the extensions and are reusable, maintenance costs only a fraction of the initial cost and is priced hourly. We take care in completely removing and re-attaching the extensions and gently combing naturally shed hair during maintenance, rather then simply sliding the bond up to the scalp and re-attaching to the same hair. Expect your maintenance appointments to take nearly as long as the original installation. This is performed every 8 - 12 weeks, depending on your hair type.
What do I do to maintain my microlink or fusion extensions?
* I recommend MOISTURE Shampoo and Conditioner, NO PROTEIN to be used as a treatment, this strips the cuticle.
* A 4-week trim is always advised to keep the ends in good condition.
* I recommend brushing hair extensions from Roots to Ends to prevent matting and loosen the ends before brushing.
* Heat can be applied to Human Hair (Reminder: Natural Dry is recommended by manufacturer).
Why do I have to pay a deposit?
I require a deposit when you schedule your appointment so that I know that you are serious about looking great!! I do require a 24hour cancellation policy. Late or missed appointmets will be charged $15 and $25 respectively and the rest will be returned to you.
Deposits for hair are to purchase the hair. Once it is purchased it is yours to keep and cannot be returned. This is because my suppliers offer me great prices on the hair and do not accept returns.
I WANT THESE EXTENSIONS! Now what?
Call me today at 919-418-0992 or at 252-916-4300