Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is my hair long enough for extensions?
A: To be a suitable candidate for hair extensions, I recommend having hair at least 5-6 inches long (enough to fit in a ponytail) Though I can work some serious magic and get a short style transformed! Contact for a free, no obligation consultation.
Q: Will anyone know I am wearing extensions?
A: No one should be able to tell. An experienced extension specialist who can help you choose the right length, colour, texture and style is very important. Every set of our hair extensions is specifically tailored to suit you and what you like. This is why a consultation is extremely important when choosing to get some length!
Q: How long do extensions last?
A: Tape in extensions on average stay in your hair for 4-7 weeks depending on the individuals hair growth cycle, after you return for a maintenance appointment where they are fully removed, cleaned and reapplied. The hair can be reused up to 3-6x with proper care depending on brand chosen.
Q: How long will my appointment last?
A: Consultations typically run 30 minutes. Tape In Extensions typically take 1-2 hours and include the cut and style. Sew In Wefts can take up to 3 hours depending on how many rows are being done.
Q: What brand of hair do you use?
A: Glam Hair Extensions, Bellami, Babe, GBB, and Philocaly.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Please see my prices page for all estimated costs based on an average service. Costs vary based on brand, length, method and how many pieces you will need to achieve your goal. This is all discussed at a complimentary consultation.
Q: Can I go to sleep with wet hair?
A: Never go to bed with a wet head. This will ruin the extensions and result in matting which is not fun to wake up too. Never wear tight ponytails. Hair grows “down”. Your extensions are put in “down”. High tight ponytails pull on the attachment and causes little breaks all thru the natural hair. It is too much stress so please limit these styles for best outcome. These are recommendations. Most clients with adequate coverage will be able to wear their hair up without seeing any bonds.
Q: I live in a rural area that uses well water. Is this ok?
A: Unfiltered water contains massive amounts of contaminates such as chlorine which results in color fade, uncontrolled bleaching & dryness. Filtering your water is one of the most important things for keeping your hair healthy. Buying a shower water filter can work wonders on your natural hair and hair extensions. You will see a difference in your hair and skin as well, especially if you seem to run into problems with your extensions and you are doing everything right. I use this and they can be purchased at Home Depot/Amazon.ca for under $50.
Q: Will you install the extensions I purchased elsewhere?
A: There are so many places to purchase hair extensions from online and in town, some more reputable than others. I pride myself on the quality of the supplier therefore prefer to use the hair I have sourced out myself. By doing this I can guarantee top quality results. However I do understand some of the reasons why clients do prefer to purchase elsewhere so I do offer installs on hair purchased or installed somewhere else. Please contact me for more details re: pricing.
Q: Can I use heat on my extensions?
A: All of our hair extensions can be treated like your real hair. They can be blow dried, straightened, or curled in the same manner you would do to your own. Flat irons are the worst. Most people burn their hair due to over ironing and not using the right products. Learn to use the blow dryer. Irons are direct heat. Blow dryers are indirect. If you must use an iron, please use a thermal protectant to minimize dry hair and split ends. There is no need to style with a blow dryer if you flat iron. Just dry hair on lowest setting with fingers, section hair to the size of the iron. Use the lowest heat possible that still gives you an ironed look without having to go over it multiple times.