Hair extensions are a great way to add volume, color, and length to your hair. We use Hair Talk Extensions which are non-damaging, hypoallergenic adhesive bands. These are discreet and comfortable extensions that can add volume, length and color. With every purchase of Hairtalk Extensions, a percentage of proceeds goes directly to Friends Are By Your Side, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing wigs and granting wishes to women and children battling cancer.
If you are interested in hair extensions and would like a consultation with one of our highly skilled hair stylists let us know! We will be more than happy to go over your options with you and give you a better idea of pricing during the consultation and after we determine your hair goals and end result expectations.
How long do the extensions last?
8 to 10 weeks varying on the client’s hair growth. This is recommended to eliminate matting, frizzing and tangling, and ensures the extension is always fresh and close to the scalp. They can be reapplied up to 3 times for a total of about 6-8 months of wear; this is recommended so that the extension bond remains seamless.
Where does the hair come from?
Our hair is 100% cuticle on Remy human hair, from India. The extension itself is hand made in China with products from Asia, Europe and the US.
Is it human hair?
Hairtalk extensions are 100% Remy human hair, meaning the cuticle is intact and the hair is placed with the cuticle all facing the same direction. Benefits to this are no matting, tangling or short hair returns. Our fantasy color hair is a blend of temperature safe synthetic and human hair. Bright colors typically have drastic fading within one to two shampoos and this blend allows the colors to remain vibrant. This product can be heat styled up to 250°F/ 121°C just like regular human hair products.
Can you color it?
There are over 30 natural colors and 9 fantasy shades that can be blended to create over 500 different shades. If you are unable to blend to create your desired shade you can deposit color down two- three levels. We do not recommend that you lighten the extensions. To create a more platinum blonde you can apply a toner to the 613 or 25. In the process of applying color, keep all color away from the adhesive bands. If you decide to deposit color to create your desired shade, it is recommended that you wait 24 to 48 hours from the time of application to allow the adhesive band to seal firmly. Please keep in mind, coloring the extensions voids their warranty.
Can you iron, curl or blow-dry the hair?
All of the above heat processes are okay. Do not allow your clients to sit under a dryer while wearing hairtalk or to isolate any of the above heat processes to the adhesive bands. Concentrated heat applied to the bands can make the adhesive tacky. hairtalk Fantasy & Pastel colors are made from a temperature safe synthetic blend that can be heat styled up to 250°F/ 121°C.
What products can be used in the hair?
We recommend that clients use the hairtalk® product line. It is formulated specifically for processed hair and extensions. Heavy conditioners are not to be applied at the scalp, or adhesive bands, but rather from mid shaft to end. Remind the client to rinse longer than usual and preferably in sections, to ensure there is no product left in the hair or on the scalp. Avoid products containing alcohol, oil or ethanol.
Can roots be retouched while the extensions are in the hair?
Yes, roots can be retouched, keeping in mind to stay away from the adhesive bands. It is recommended that roots be done 24 to 48 hours prior to application. If roots need to be done between extension services and there is enough new growth to keep the color off of the bands, we suggest doing a partial retouch along with the hairline. Keep in mind, chemicals in the hair can compromise the adhesive bands.
Can I reuse them?
Yes, the suggested re-use is up to 3 additional times. After 3 uses, bulk at the attachment area may be created and new hair is necessary. Be sure to purchase Remove Solvent and adhesive bands for your re-service. They can be reapplied up to three additional times for a total of 6 – 8 months of wear; this is recommended so that the extension bond remains seamless.
Can I swim, exercise or go in the sauna?
We recommend applying and leaving in hairtalk Nourish Plus prior to swimming. This nourishes the hair and allows it to absorb the moisture. This prevents the hair from absorbing harmful elements, such as chlorine and minerals. Hair tangles when dirt and sweat build up so hair must be worn up or in a ponytail when exercising or relaxing in a sauna. Be sure to wash hair after working out, as well as brushing before and after exercising. Exposing extensions to sunscreen may cause discoloration.