What no tip? We’re not talking money, we’re talking I-Link tips. Let’s continue our series on I-Links with the installation. Pictured below is an I-Link installation No-No. The tips on I-Links should never be poking out this far. Why you may ask? The constant poking of the tips on the client’s scalp when she lays down or pulls her hair up will cause great discomfort for her. Could you imagine walking around with hundreds of little strands poking at your head non-stop? Not good.
Another reason why most of the tips should be kept inside the bead is because, over time, the tip where the bond is located will start to fray due to brushing or styling. Keep in mind that you will need those bonds to remain sealed so you can use them again for the client’s next move up appointment. When you keep that bond sealed, you can trim off the tip after a few uses when you can’t fit it into the bead anymore, making use of the rest of the tip.
Again, we’re not pointing fingers, we are simply giving out pointers to improve your skills as stylists. I-Links are extremely amazing because it’s a great method to get a client who’s never worn hair extensions to try them out. There isn’t any type of adhesive involved, which puts a new hair extension client more at ease with stepping out of her comfort zone. However, if a stylist isn’t placing the I-Links correctly, it could turn her off due to discomfort or just a bad experience.
At Donna Bella, we believe in providing you with not just a great product, but the tools to use our products to their full potential. So when in doubt, check us out! We have free online videos to teach you the tips and tricks to successful installations, as well as online education and hands-on training.
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