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Another common misconception of the I-Link method is double beading. The straight answer is you should never attach more than one bead to the I-Link tips. We’ve heard some clients and stylists suggest this, it’s not a very good idea. Not only are you wasting beads, time, and money, you’re also looking at an unhappy client that’s in constant discomfort which sometimes leads to breakage. Most of the time this is suggested when the I-Links keep slipping. So of course,...
I-Links are a wonderful method for those that prefer not having anything attached to their natural hair with adhesive. They’re also extremely versatile and easy to hide—if installed properly. Scanning through our social media, we have found some “waterfalls” with I-Link, also known as improper installation by crimping down on the bead while the strand of natural hair is held up high and placing it too close to the scalp, making it look like a waterfall. “Waterfall” (pictured below) does...
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...
Consultations are always the best part of the hair extension business. You get to meet different clients who come from different walks of life. For some, hair extensions are simply a luxury they enjoy, while for others, it’s a lifestyle they can’t do without. The consultation is also the most important piece of their experience. Because of how much time and money they are putting into the process, hair extensions are an investment for them, so they expect you to...
Most of us are visual learners, especially when it comes to the art of hair, correct? So there is no better way to learn specific tricks and tips—unless you are physically being taught one-on-one by a master of hair extensions. Yes we have education and tools online that you can use to help you improve and get started. However, there are always those “What-ifs?” and “I’m not sure if I’m doing this right” questions and concerns that linger in our...