Expand your menu of texture services by offering extensions to clients who have curl or want more of it. This special Q&A with leading educators will get you started. When your straight-haired clients ask for quick curls, extensions are an easy fix— but extension services solve problems for textured clients as well. These experts tell us how.
Q Some textured clients avoid hair color services because of concerns about maintaining the porosity or integrity of hair. How can extensions help them enjoy the benefits of color and open them to other color services?
“Often, textured hair clients don’t get to see the full advantage of hair color because they have a difficult time growing out their hair. The hair shrinks up, and the curls get tighter as they grow out their hair. By using Hairdreams hair extensions, we are able to give them their desired longer lengths instantly, and we add different tones, highlights and lowlights to really bring out the texture of the hair. Hairdreams hair is 100 percent human hair of the highest quality, and it can be easily colored to blend with the client’s own hair and achieve a natural look.” —The Doves for Hairdreams
Q How and why are clip-in bangs and ponytails a great solution for curly clients, and how should stylists introduce this extension opportunity?
“For women with curly hair, Hairdo ponytails are a great time-saver! The stylist can show them how to slick back their curly locks with some styling gel and gather the hair into a small ponytail. Hairdo’s Wrap Around Pony attaches securely— and discreetly—and gets the client out the door in just minutes. It also holds up to humidity even on a steamy summer day. For a very bushy ponytail, use multiple elastic bands along the length. For fringe, Hairdo Clip-in Bangs give clients the face-framing, straight fringe they’ve struggled to achieve even with straight-ening treatments. Show clients how they can change their look in an instant, without the commitment to cutting!” —Teresa Lane, Director of Design, HairUWear Inc.
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Q How can you use hair extensions to build your book?
“You can shoot a makeover and add a little extension to make it look that much more impressive. It can get tricky because the hair will be fuller than it would have been naturally, so try not to make it too exaggerated. But people understand that, in advertising, everything has a little more sparkle. Once you have the client in the door, you have the opportunity to work with her and make her look better whether you use extensions or not.” —Shawna Parvin, educator for Aquage and 2009 NAHA Texture winner