Hair fusion--or what we like to call Kera-Link extensions--can be a bit daunting to the uninitiated. As one of our most distinguished and enduring methods, Kera-Link requires precision, confidence, and expertise for optimal effects. In other words, there’s little room to make mistakes! That being said, hair fusion doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’re not already a fusion stylist, make it a mission to master this technique in the new year so you can bring even more hair extension clients into your salon. Here are some tips to make the installation process as easy as possible, as recommended by expert hair extension stylist Baelee Reiter.

Don’t skip the prep work.

Hair fusion installations are lengthy, but you can trim down the time. Do part of the work in advance by setting up your station with all the tools you need for the undertaking. This could involve pre-cutting the fusion extensions into Micro Bonds, or pre-arranging the strands into the Strand Organizer according to color. You can even cut half of the keratin bond off of the extension to make the bond less bulky when installed, and to make it easier to remove. And don’t forget to plug in your Melting Connector a few minutes before the client arrives so that it’s ready for installation right away!

Clean as you go.

The keratin from hair fusion installations can get messy if you’re not careful, so clean your tools as you go to prevent buildup. Keep a dry paper towel next to your station so that when the Melting Connector starts to get a bit grimy, you can clamp it against the paper towel and pull the excess keratin off. Similarly, once you’ve completed a full row of hair extensions, use the Hair Extension Brush to brush out any lingering keratin residue.

Lighten your load.

We’ve designed the Connector Belt to hold your hot Melting Connector while you work. Simply fasten the Connector Belt around your waist and slip the Melting Connector into the heatsafe pocket when you’re not using it. This will keep your hands free for parting hair and rolling bonds, and prevent you from having to constantly pick up your Melting Connector after you’ve put it down.

Perfect your technique.

The best way to make your hair fusion installations as fast and easy as possible is to master your technique. That means knowing how to establish tidy parts with no fly away hairs, how to space the extensions across each row, how to roll a proper hair fusion bond, and how to stay organized throughout the entire installation. This knowledge will prevent needless mistakes and inevitable corrections that can take up time and energy (not to mention money). Master your technique today by enrolling in our Online Education course, signing up for a Pro Series event, joining us at a Trade Show, or watching some instructive YouTube videos on our channel. For more Kera-Link-related readings, check out the blogs below.

Hair Extensions 101: Kera-Link Hair Extension Basics
Why Do Clients Love Kera-Link?
Removing Donna Bella Hair Kera-Links
What causes Kera-Link Slippage?
Adjusting Kera-Link Extensions