Q. Will clip-in and add-on extensions damage the client’s hair?
A. As long as the hair is in good condition (not brittle and breaking due to over-processing or severely dry or damaged), the clip-in extensions and add-ons are perfectly safe to use as often as you wish.
Q. How do I install the clip-in extensions and add-ons to keep them from sliding?
A. For clip-ins, a small amount of back-combing and/or a little hairspray at the attachment points will create a secure anchor. For add-ons that wrap around the hair, a couple of bobby pins will hold them securely in place.
Q. How much do the clients expect to pay for these types of hair extension products?
A. When clients come to the salon, it’s important to note that they are not simply paying for the hair extension products, but are also receiving a valuable service. They will be shown how to properly prepare and install the product and for clip-in systems, these often need to be trimmed and cut to blend with the natural hair. The amount charged by the salon professional will take this into consideration and it is up to the individual stylist to determine the value of the product plus the service.
WORD TO THE WISE: If it’s obvious that hair extensions are being worn, they are
not the right product. Good quality hair extensions will blend seamlessly with the natural
hair and no one will be able to tell the difference. You should be able to add length,
volume or use extension products to highlight, lowlight or dress up a style.
The possibilities are endless!