Simplicity Hair Extension Transformation Step-By-Step

By Anne Moratto | 09/09/2013 3:43:00 PM


Hair extensions can extend a stylists' earning potential.  Simplicity Hair Extensions offer online certification so hairdressers can become a Simplicity Stylist without traveling to a class or trade show.

Below are still photos and steps on the Simplicity Hair Extension application process, breaking it down.   




TO BEGIN:  After you have completed the Simplicity Pre-Application Process and designed your placement plan, it is time to begin the application process. Make sure the hair is totally dry and that no conditioner has been applied. Begin your application at nape area and brick lay upwards. Section your client’s natural hair to create a clean horizontal part. Be sure the part forms a perfect line in order to properly place the extension.

click image to zoom 1. Remove the tape backing from the center section of the extension and place extension 1/4" below the parted section. click image to zoom2. PRESS GENTLY by gliding your thumbs in an inward-out motion across the attachment. Be sure to do this only one time and only use 30% pressure when gliding your thumbs across. Picking up too much hair will fail to create a maximum bond and may cause premature release of the extension. (See certification video).
click image to zoom3. Flip hair up and over the top of the part line. Make sure that just the right amount of hair has been secured to the adhesive section. Remember that picking up too much hair will reduce the bonding effect. Remove all excess or stray hair from the adhesive site as any stray hair caught in the adhesive can cause pulling and discomfort. click image to zoom 4. Next, remove the tape backing from the right wing.
click image to zoom5. Secure in place by bringing it in towards the middle section, overlapping precisely the existing adhesive area of the extension. Repeat process to the left wing. Return hair extension to its natural hair flow position and PRESS FIRMLY by gliding your thumbs in an inward-out motion across the extension’s attachment. It is IMPERATIVE the wing is perfectly aligned to the top ADHESIVE section. (See certification video). click image to zoom6. Using Simplicity Pressing Tool, press first on each end of the wing and then evenly across the entire adhesive area. The Pressing Tool will eliminate any air pockets and guarantee maximum hold. (See certification video for more details)
click image to zoom7. Using the Simplicity Loop Brush, gently brush through your client's hair.  







Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor. She can be reached at


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