I was watching a television show this morning and one of the hosts was wearing a terrible looking hair piece. It was frizzy, bulky and just plain obvious. I thought to myself, “with a team of stylists and money at your disposal, why in the world are you wearing something so tacky?!”
Now I’m usually not this critical, but as someone who works daily with quality hair pieces, wigs, and extensions, I just can’t figure out why some people are opting to wear substandard hair ad-ons. There are so many great options available at a variety of price points that there is no excuse to look like your hair was an afterthought. Here are some reasons why you need to visit a professional who has experience, training, and your best interests at heart (rather than just selling you anything to make a buck.) After all, you want to look like a fashion “do” instead of a fashion “don’t”.
Many times the first sign of bad extensions is the quality. Hair that is too thick, stiff, dull, or the wrong color are sure giveaways that you are wearing a hair piece. A reputable salon will only sell extensions from top companies that offer excellent products (such as Hair Dreams, Dream Catchers, Great Lengths, or Halo Couture).
Furthermore, if you buy online extensions and try to have someone without the proper equipment or training apply them, then I guarantee you won’t get the results that you are looking for. They will most likely be uneven, loose, or won’t blend in with your natural hair. While you may be trying to save money, it could very well cost you more in the long run if you damage your hair in the process, if the product is applied wrong and you have to remove it, or if you just open the box and realize that what you got isn’t what you thought you paid for.
Another reason to visit a salon is that the best looking hair extensions are customized to each client. Regardless of your current hairstyle, you’ll need a stylist to cut and blend in your new extensions with your natural hair. You many even want it dyed or highlighted to add further dimension for a seamless result.
Finally, even clip-on hair extensions should be purchased at a salon with experts knowledgeable about various hair pieces. They can advise you on which type is right for you, how to properly care for your investment, and how to apply the extensions for the best results.
In you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, the professionals at Wig Works and Extensions for Hair Salon can help you to decide what extensions are right for you. We have trained stylists with vast experience in applying the top brands of hair extensions. We can undoubtedly achieve the look that you are searching for!