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This is by far one of the worst feelings not only for the client, but for the stylist as well. No matter how bad the damage is, no one likes to say g’bye to inches of hair. Being the one responsible for that damage can lead to losing a great client and damaging your reputation as a stylist (on top of feeling extremely guilty for the mishap). But there is a little bit of hope: it might not seem like it, but hair extensions can help rectify the situation so your client can feel better and help you save your name in the biz. Afterall, in the hair business, word of mouth is the most powerful tool, right?

As a stylist. You feel worse than horrible but the damage has already been done. Your next option would be to either cut it off (depending on the damage, this could be a very drastic option and chances are, your client will not like this at all). Or, offer to install hair extensions. This will definitely bring some consolation. It’s also an opportunity to gain a new hair extension client who has never worn extensions before. Do you charge them? Put it this way, if someone burned off all of your hair, would you like them to charge you for an installation you wouldn’t otherwise need? We’ll leave you to answer that. Of course, they should pay for the cost of the hair but if you really care about your client and your reputation, installation cost should be negotiated.

As a client. Try to be as calm as possible. This is a very traumatizing situation, but remember: your stylist didn’t mean to do it on purpose. Because we all have different hair types, not all hair is going to react the same way to certain treatments. And even though as stylists we take every precaution, sometimes things happen. So, let’s check out your options depending on the damage:

  • SUPER DAMAGED. This is where mostly all your hair broke off (neckline short). The best hair extensions for this hair would be a 12” or 14” length of I-Link or Kera-Link—anything longer will give you a mullet effect. Tape-Ins might be hard to hide but it doesn’t mean you can’t choose that method. It’s best to consult your stylist.
  • WELL DAMAGED. This is where your hair lost a good number of inches (shoulder length). The best hair extensions for this hair would be a 14”, 16”, or  maybe an 18” length of any method. It’s long enough to try to go 18”, but it  may or may not blend as well. Ask your stylist.
  • SOMEWHAT DAMAGED. You lost some inches or you may have lost some thickness. Any length or method will work for you.

Hair extensions help hair grow if installed properly—healthy hair or not. Women love the fullness, length, and versatility it creates. Who knows, your client may become a fan in the process, leaving you with a new extensions client. And, as a client, you may gain back some trust in your stylist.

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i Pull your hair to the front and avoid tucking it behind your ears
i Natural lighting is best, ideally in front of a window
i Tilt your head slightly forward
i Ensure your clothing contrasts with your hair color
i Wear your hair straight for best results
No filters or edited photos
Avoid harsh sunlight on your hair and face
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*Seasonal colors and collections may not show up in your color match and may not be available in all lengths and application methods.

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APPLICATION
QUALITY
METHOD
LENGTHS
PER PACK
AVERAGE WEIGHT
MAINTENANCE
MAIN BENIFITS
PRICE RANGE
Tape In

Tape-IN

APPLICATION
via Certified Stylist
QUALITY
100% Remy Human Hair
METHOD
Adhesive
LENGTHS
12”, 14”, 16”, 18”, 22”, 26”, 30”
PER PACK
10 Single Wefts
AVERAGE WEIGHT
15g - 40g
MAINTENANCE
Every 4-8 Weeks
MAIN BENEFITS
  • Fastest install
  • Stylist preferred
  • No tools needed
PRICE RANGE
Starting from $55 per pack
Hybrid Weft

Hybrid Weft

APPLICATION
via Certified Stylist
QUALITY
100% Remy Human Hair
METHOD
Sew-In
LENGTHS
18”, 22”
PER PACK
1 Single Weft
AVERAGE WEIGHT
60g - 120g
MAINTENANCE
Every 6-10 Weeks
MAIN BENEFITS
  • Most innovative
  • Machine + Hand
  • Tied Weft design
PRICE RANGE
Starting from $160 per pack
Kera Link

Kera-Link

APPLICATION
via Certified Stylist
QUALITY
100% Remy Human Hair
METHOD
Keratin Bond
LENGTHS
16”, 18”, 22”
PER PACK
20 Single Strands
AVERAGE WEIGHT
14g - 20g
MAINTENANCE
Every 12-16 Weeks
MAIN BENEFITS
  • Longest-lasting
  • Customizable
PRICE RANGE
Starting from $50 per pack
I-link

I-Link

APPLICATION
via Certified Stylist
QUALITY
100% Remy Human Hair
METHOD
Beaded
LENGTHS
16”, 18”, 22”
PER PACK
20 Single Strands
AVERAGE WEIGHT
14g - 20g
MAINTENANCE
Every 6-10 Weeks
MAIN BENEFITS
  • Heat resistant
  • 360 movement
PRICE RANGE
Starting from $50 per pack
Flat-Tip

Flat-Tip

APPLICATION
via Certified Stylist
QUALITY
100% Remy Human Hair
METHOD
Beaded
LENGTHS
16”, 18”, 22”
PER PACK
20 Single Strands
AVERAGE WEIGHT
14g - 20g
MAINTENANCE
Every 6-10 Weeks
MAIN BENEFITS
  • Heat resistant
  • 360 movement
PRICE RANGE
Starting from $50 per pack
Clip-in

Clip-in

APPLICATION
Do it yourself
QUALITY
100% Remy Human Hair
METHOD
Clips
LENGTHS
16”, 18”, 20”
PER PACK
10 Single Wefts
AVERAGE WEIGHT
  • Deluxe 140g - 160g
  • Regular 120g
MAINTENANCE
None required
MAIN BENEFITS
  • At-home application
  • Instant length & volume in a snap
PRICE RANGE
Starting from $129 per full set
Halo™

Halo™

APPLICATION
Do it yourself
QUALITY
100% Remy Human Hair
METHOD
Halo™
LENGTHS
16”, 18”, 20”
PER PACK
1 Single Wefts
AVERAGE WEIGHT
  • Deluxe 145g - 165g
  • Regular 105g
MAINTENANCE
None required
MAIN BENEFITS
  • At home application
  • Instant length & volume in a seconds
PRICE RANGE
Starting from $154 per full set