THE CHALLENGE: Extensions For The Short Haired Client

Maggie Mulhern | April 10, 2017 | 12:46 PM

What can you do for that shorter-haired client who is looking for volume, but not too much length? Add to the drama - she has fine, thin, delicate hair and is terrified of clip-ins and bonds - concerned that the weight and stress will destroy the existing hair.

MODERN challenged extension expert and Hotheads Platform Artist Vicki Casciola to help fellow salon Pro Mary McConnell. We were all at America's Beauty Show (ABS) and it was wonderful watching Casciola solve the problem and transform her new guest (which she admitted was a true challenge - "Probably one of the most challenging of my career.")

Check out this video to get ideas on extension selection, cutting tips and more details and tricks.


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