All About Hair Extensions at Glosshouz
Real human hair extensions have continued to grow in popularity, from celebrity movie stars to the girl next door.
It's more common and easier than you think. Whether you desire extra volume, length, or just want hair that behaves much better than your own, you'll be happy to learn it's only an appointment away at Glosshouz.
To learn more, read our Hair Extensions FAQ put together for your information below.
Have you been wondering... What type of hair extensions are there? What are the types available and what are the pros and cons of each? What styles and lengths of hair extensions are available? How long must my hair be before I can use hair extensions? How many/much do I need and what are the costs? Are they hard to maintain and what is the maintenance cost?
Then scroll below to learn the answers to these questions and more!
So, what type of hair extensions are there? The first thing to notice is that there are synthetic low cost extensions and there are quality real human hair extensions. Synthetic extensions may look and feel good to begin with, but they typically will not tolerate hot tools, products and processing or last through multiple washes. They will become dry and brittle and not look and feel good for very long.
However, synthetic hair is typically less than half the cost of real hair extensions! Synthetic hair also may have its benefits. It can be used to play around with as clip-ins just to see how you like them or to add volume or length for a one-night updo or ponytail for a special occasion. To give you an idea, at Glosshouz, one synthetic clip-in 16" length average price is $7.50 while a real human hair extension clip-in same length is $15.
What are the application types for hair extensions? There are numerous kinds of hair extension products that are designed according to the various methods used to apply them. For example, there are halo, clip-in, tape-in, beaded (aka micro-loop), glued-in (aka Keratin bonded), and weave or sewn-in types. At Glosshouz, we offer the first 4 types, but not the last two.
Halo hair extensions: The Halo is a complete set of hair extensions providing both volume and length that are applied by you, yourself, in less than 5 minutes! It is a very good option as a temporary occasional solution.
The Halo is made with an invisible wire (think fishing line) that is positioned discretely on the top of your head about an inch or two back from your forehead. The hair extensions drape down from the bottom of the halo ring and are hidden within the back of your own head and within your real shorter hair. Wa la! simple as that. Glosshouz offers quality Halo extensions in various lengths and colors.
Clip-in Hair Extensions: Clip-in hair extensions come in both synthetic and real quality hair with prices to match. Clip-ins are also a short term temporary solution. And, just as they sound, they are clipped-in to your own hair with a barrette style clip close to your scalp. Applying clip-ins is very easy and also takes only about 5 mins - with a little practice! Clip-ins are great options to use for updos and changing your hair style around frequently. Want an Ariana Grande look? you can do that with some lengthy clip-ins! Glosshouz stocks some clip-ins of various lengths and colors just for such an occasion. We can add these to your special occasion style (SOS) to create a fancy updo.
Tape-in Hair Extensions: Tape-in hair extensions are semi-permanent hair extensions that you can wear daily just as your own hair. If applied and blended properly, they look very real and no one would even be able to tell you have them! Tape-in hair extensions are, basically, taped onto about a one and a half-inch strip of your own real hair. They can be installed like a sandwich back to back for volume or they can be applied in singles and spread around more if extra volume is not what you are after.
Tape-in real hair extensions are a popular choice since they do not typically compromise the health of your own real hair. They can also be installed adding very light weight and onto very thin-haired persons. To maintenance tape-in hair extensions, the tape is loosened and removed with a liquid solution, new tape is re-applied to the hair pieces, and then they are re-installed higher up toward the scalp. Initial installation of tape-in hair extensions along with blending/styling with your own hair will typically take about 90 mins. Maintenance of tape-in hair extensions also takes from 90 mins to 2 hours (due to re-taping washing etc.) Maintenance for tape-in hair extensions is typically done every 4-6 weeks once your hair is grown out.
Beaded (micro-link) hair extensions: Beaded type of hair extensions are applied in tiny hair bundles onto a small group of your own real hair. There is a tiny ring that is crimped simultaneously onto the top of the hair extension and a small piece of your own hair creating a temporary mechanical bond.
Beaded hair extensions are nice because since there are so many (80-120 pieces typically) and they are much smaller than tape-ins they move and act more like your own real hair. This is to say, they are easier to hide when pulling your hair into a high ponytail. To maintenance the beaded type of hair extension, each ring is un-crimped with a tool, which allows the ring and hair extension to be moved up closer to the scalp. Beaded hair extensions application can take from 90 mins to 2 hours depending on how much hair is applied. Maintenance time of beaded hair extensions is about the same but you might be able to go bit longer, up to 8-12 weeks.
Styles of real hair extensions - Did you know there are beautiful Ombre and multi-color extensions? This makes it very easy to blend and style with your own hair. No color processing required!
Ombre styles come in both light and dark colors and have a graduated dark to light color at the ends.
Multi-color styles look more like traditional highlighted hair and are very nice to blend into your own real hair.
How much do hair extensions cost? Right now, you can save 15% on real hair extensions at Glosshouz! To give you an idea, a full set of hair extensions at regular volume and 18" length (about to the middle of your shoulder blades) are on sale for only $608. Keep in mind that if extra volume is what you are after or longer length then the cost will be more.
When we offer hair extensions at Glosshouz, the quoted price includes the color-matching, installation, and the eventual blending (cutting and trimming to blend in with your own hair) and styling with your own hair. This way we can ensure your extensions look very real and beautiful with your own hair.
If you'd like Tape-in or Beaded type, then the maintenance price for hair extensions is also a consideration. This is required for both Tape-in (every 4-6 weeks) or Beaded type (every 8-10 weeks) and the cost at Glosshouz is $125-150.
Hair extensions at Glosshouz - When you come in for a no-charge consult about hair extensions at Glosshouz, we'll show you samples in store of the various types and styles which we offer. We'll also do a color-matching to your own hair with our swatches. We'll help you decide which type and style is best for your lifestyle. We will then figure out how much hair and length you would like and offer you a quotation.
If you decide you'd like to get hair extensions, you will pay 50% of the price up front. Then we will schedule your appointment to come back and have the hair extensions applied in just a few days.
Do you have more questions? such as: How real do hair extensions look, and can people tell I have them in? Will they damage my real hair? How do they feel? Can I flat iron and curl them? Can I ski, swim, shower, and shampoo with them in? Can I wear a ponytail? Can I color or highlight them myself? Will they fall out randomly? How long do they last?
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