VIXEN, TRADITIONAL, BRAID-LESS, BEADED, NET, FUSION, CROCHET, WEAVE CAP, LACE FRONTAL, BLEND IN, ALL TYPES OF BRAIDING
As a salon professional, it’s our job to educate ourselves on all the different types of extensions that might work for our clients as solutions to their hair concerns. We should not stop at just one brand or type because not all extensions work for everyone. Throughout my experience as a hair extensionist, I’ve tried many different types of extensions.
1. Sew-in: Sew-ins are cost-effective, easy maintenance and fairly easy to remove. The client’s hair is braided tightly to create a base for the hair wefts to be sewn and attached. This technique is not for every client; not all hair types can handle the stress from the braiding and weight of the extensions. Clients need to have the hair retightened through the four months. There are many different textures, colors and types of hair for clients to pick from and there are many different price points, based on quality and length.
2. Fusion: Fusion is used with a hot glue pot and fused to individua strands of hair.... Fusion extensions are great for clients seeking length and volume and want little maintenance while the extensions are in. The clients can treat the extensions as if it were their own hair. Fusion extensions might not be suitable for the client that has compromised hair due to the stress it can cause. It can take about two to three hours to have a full head of extensions put in and last about four months. This is one of the more costly extensions.
3. Bead Sew-in (or Braidless Weave) In this technique, the micro-links are used to create the tracks to sew in the wefts. No braids, no glue, no mess, and no damage to your hair. Lasts up to 3 months. The wefts lie flat on the scalp, so no corn-row bumps. Your hair extensions feel and look natural. Depending on the fullness you're looking for, you'll need one or one and a half packs of hair, but one is usually enough.