Part, as in “a clean part,” is very crucial to a successful hair extension experience for both you and your client. A clean part means your client will feel comfortable the entire time she’s wearing her hair extensions. If you don’t take the time to part the hair in a clean line, your client will definitely feel it, trust me. It feels like a constant pulling of the hair, and even though it’s tiny, it’s painful and sometimes leaves little red bumps behind from the constant tugging of those few strands of hair. Also, if you don’t take the time to make a clean part before sealing the hair extension with the bond, bead, or tape, you are sure to have a bunch of stray hairs that will mat and tangle, and will break off hair with the stroke of a brush.
To avoid these issues,
- Take your time. If you’re in a rush, you won’t have time to pay attention to every line you part. Don’t worry about going over a few more minutes if you’re charging by the hour. Your client will be more happy you took your time for a flawless hair installation instead of having to come back because it hurts.
- Quick pick. Donna Bella’s Quick Pick Hair Parter is an amazing tool that makes clean parting faster and easier. Instead of using a comb that you have to constantly pick up and put down, the quick pick is worn around your finger like a ring so you can wear it during the installation. The tip is pointed and it’s extremely lightweight.
- Equal parting. As a rule of thumb, the section of hair that goes into the bonds, beads, or tape is supposed to be the same thickness as the hair extension strand. That’s how you’ll know you’re parting too much or too little. If you place too much hair in the part, you’re looking at painful extensions for your client. If you part too little, you’re looking at slippage.
Practice makes perfect, of course. So if you think you messed up, re-do it. I promise, it’s worth it.
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