|Paris Hilton short to long hair (Taken from web)|
There are many things to think about when considering making the instant switch from short hair to long. For most people, the first question is "How much will it cost"? While extensions can start out at anywhere from $500-$2000+, it is important to dig deeper than just the initial cost. Some extensions are only good for a one time use. Others can be re-used for 3-4 applications, saving you money in the end.
|Brook Burke (Charvet) in Hotheads Hair Extensions (Taken from web)|
Although it may seem like your hairstylist is gauging your wallet, it is important to realize that in general, at least half of what you pay for your hair extensions, covers the cost of the actual hair itself (which is not something that can be mass-produced!). Also, your stylist has likely invested a fair bit of money to become properly trained in the application of hair extensions. On that note, if you plan on investing in long hair, be sure to find someone who is certified; not all hairstylist are certified in this service.
It is also important to enquire about what is involved in the care of your hair extensions. I often tell clients that hair extensions are really only for the "vain-at-heart". And I mean that in the nicest way possible. Hair extensions are generally not for the "wash-and-go" client. On the other hand if you are accustomed to blow drying your hair and touching up with an iron, hair extensions would be within your comfort zone. I myself tend to flip flop, which is why I only occasionally commit to hair extensions!
|Jordin Sparks (Taken from web)|
|SJP (Taken from web)|
Just like any other product available to consumers, there are several different types of hair extensions available. You can choose from sewn in weaves, bonded, clip-ins, and a myriad of others. I myself, only use the tape in ones ( Hotheads Hair Extensions), which seem to offer the best re-usability, and do the least amount of damage to the hair.
|Hotheads Hair Extensions sit flat against the head (Taken from web)|
If you are thinking of trying hair extensions, be sure to book a consultation with your stylist so you can discuss any questions you may have. I welcome your questions here as well!
Below is some of my most recent work with hair extensions.
|Rachel A. in Hotheads Hair Extensions|
|Jennifer T. in Hotheads Hair Extensions|
|Soo L. in Hotheads Snappies|