Fusion Of Hair Extensions, Makeup &, Photography.   The Art Of A Makeover

Fusion Of Hair Extensions, Makeup &, Photography. The Art Of A Makeover

The Art Of A Makeover by Ann Marie Walts

Typically you would have to go to several artists to get to experience a head-to-toe makeover.  And if you want the most dramatic change to your hair then most likely you would have to get hair extensions.

My Unique Point Of Difference
As a very seasoned Makeover Artist, that holds as many certifications as I do, you will find that you can experience be able to get everything you need to be done in the same place.   

And my very unique “point of difference” that I can offer to you is that I hold as many certifications that usually an entire salon staff would. 

Actual Before and After Makeover Photos
Actual Before and After Makeover Photos

Just From A Photograph

Were you ever asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up, when you were little?”    

For myself, I can share with you that I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I was only about 8 years old, and I saw a photograph of a woman’s hair where her own hair was braided into a hair!

Fast forward to today….and I would put money on it that it was achieved by adding hair extensions, or a fake braid. 

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Since 2001 – Photographing My Own Work

Long Before A Smartphone

Many years ago, I was very much inspired by a hairstyle article that I had read.

It was about a hairstylist that provided makeovers and then photographed their work.   

Boom!   Bam!    Yes!!!   

It was at that moment that I knew that was what I wanted to do the same, and photograph my makeovers. 

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Western-Ma-Headshots-Makeovers-Photographer

And now….that is what I have been doing for more than 20 years.    My career has been jam-packed with some very special highlights.

To date, you will find me that I have been on  Mass Appeal’s TV show, as a regular guest several, several times.

When you combine close to 30 years of experience and an Artist that craves on going education, then you will get to experience…..THE ART OF A MAKEOVER

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Working At Hair shows!
..the beat of the music was infectious.

When you think of your favorite song, I bet it will bring you right back the place or time that makes you so very happy?

I can remember like it was just yesterday, the very first time I went to a hair show.    I was in hairdressing school. 

There was an electricity on the showroom floor from the music, and I knew that I wanted to find a way to be part of that.    Eventually, that part of my dream came true. 

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Not too long after getting into the Industry, I was hired as a Redken Hair Color Educator.

Soon, I would be trained by the best of the best hairstylists in the country.   I spent close to 10 years, traveling around the U.S. setting up educational workshops, and working at countless hair shows.

Corrective Hair Color & Customizing Formulas

There is a huge difference in attempting to color your hair, versus customizing your hair color formula.     There is a definite science to providing professional hair color, and I absolutely love correcting hair color.

Hair Color Gone Wrong?
I wound up becoming self-employed when I was only in the business for about 5 years.  

I quickly saw that there was a need to help people like you, that needed your hair color fixed, and that was what I focused on for the first part of my career.

And today, I can probably color your hair blindfolded, and still get goosebumps when I precisely color match your natural hair to seamlessly match your hair extensions!

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Today…ALL ABOUT HAIR EXTENSIONS!

AND NOW WHEN YOU FASTFORWARD TO TODAY….you will find that if you are looking to get hair extensions, then you will be able to feel confident that “what you see, is what you can expect, for results!”

Hair Extensions will absolutely transform the way your feel about your hair!

Your hair extension makeover will look seamless, natural, and beautiful because the very first in-depth service appointment is your very detailed, private 1 to 1 consultation. 

Your Complete Look….FROM your makeup, fixing your frizzy hair, to making your eyelashes longer……I have you covered. 

You Are New To Extensions…I am not!

Hair Extensions Since 2006

If you think of how old you were in 2006, and if you are now in your 20’s, then if you are looking for hair extensions, and do not know where to start… I get it.    I have been certified by Great Lengths Hair extensions since 2006!

What you may not know is that there is so much more that goes into getting a set of hair extensions that are safe, and done by an expert.

The unfortunate downside of doing your “research” from your phone is that there is TOO much conflicting information about hair extensions, that can just leave you confused.

Many clients that I have serviced in the past 3 to 5 years have shared that they found that my website was a real help because all of the information that it had on it, and the real hair extension photos.

 

Are Hair Extensions Expensive?

Well, let me share with you that hair extensions are a luxury, first of all.     Prices will vary due to how thick your hair is or how long you want your hair to be.

 

Comparing Price to Experience

If you are only seeking to find the “best price” for hair extensions, then you may be setting yourself up for the most costly mistake.

I have been specializing in hair extensions since 2006, and unfortunately have had to fix poor applications, because clients were looking for the “best price” and just assumed that the salon knew what they were doing when it came to offering hair extensions.

There is a severe difference in businesses that have hair extensions on a salon menu versus a salon that specializes in hair extensions. 

 

Picking Price Over Experience

It is understandable if you are brand new to wanting to get hair extensions, and do not know where to start.   As well as, you may be contemplating for the very first time splurging on your hair at a price point that is much higher than your average salon hair color appointment.

The most expensive hair extensions are a set of poorly applied hair extensions.    There is nothing more disappointing than saving your money to get a set of hair extensions, and then finding yourself disappointed.

Hair Extensions should not ever hurt.

No one should be able to tell that you are wearing hair extensions.

Hair Extensions should be so seamless that no one can tell you are wearing them, and that would include your best friend.   If someone can tell you are wearing hair extensions, then that is not a compliment.

 

 

 

“How To” Avoid Damage – Hair Extensions

“How To” Avoid Damage – Hair Extensions

Learn “How To” Avoid Damage- Hair Extensions

 

 

Improperly applied hair extensions are the most expensive extensions.

A poor application can cause headaches, and stress on your fine hair.

 

Are you trying to decide whether you should get hair extensions, or are you wearing them and are very disappointed?

 

A Message for Fine Haired Potential Clients:

My heart goes out to you when I, as a professional, have worked with many, many fine-haired clients who are so very disappointed with their hair.   Your fine hair struggles can be fixed, but need to be handled with care, and especially when getting hair extensions.

What you want to do when seeking out a salon, for hair extensions for fine hair, is to be sure that they can show you actual photographs.

I professionally feel that one, if not the most important part that you are paying for is how the extensions are attached,  and how neatly & safely  the hair extensions are attached.

 

Choose Wisely:

 

It is said that “YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR”.

I know that I can only speak for myself, and my business; however much of my business has consisted of fixing poor applications from lesser experienced situations.

 

BONDS TOO BIG are NOT GOOD!

 

The correction photograph shows bond attachments that were too big and too much hair was applied.   It is great to want to have longer and thicker hair, but not at the cost of safety.    You do not want to damage your own hair.

 

The correction- Done by Ann Marie Walts.   The photographs shown are examples of my work.  This typed of customized bonding is referred to as “micro-bonding”.

The amount of hair being attached should never weigh more than the section of hair that it is being attached to.

 

Tip!

 

“How To”   Choose The Best Salon for Hair Extensions and your hair type?

It is extremely important to work with a hair salon that offers hair extensions on a regular basis and can offer you a very detailed consultation.

ONE DESIGN PRICE…….DOES NOT FIT ALL

I have been certified with Great Lengths Hair Extensions for 15 years!    They had the best education, out of all of the other brands that I hold certifications.

Hair extensions take time.   There are different types of applications.

  • Clip In –  You clip them in daily or as needed
  • Tape Hair Extensions (Great for trying out hair extensions or if you are a Bride)
  • Fusion Hair Extensions (By far-BEST option….ALL THE WAY AROUND)

 

Thank you for reading ~ Ann Marie Walts

Come follow me on Instagram @annmariewalts

 

 

Hair Extension Review – Tips About Fine Hair

Hair Extension Review – Tips About Fine Hair

Megan DeMarey

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This experience with Ann Marie has been amazing and with her experience and passion for what she does, it was so easy to put my trust into her work. I’m very happy with the finished product and I love my new hair!

Hair Extension for Fine Hair

Megan reached out to me for hair extensions because she felt that her hair lacked body.

Fusion Hair Extensions can last up to 5 months with proper care. 

 

Researching The Internet

She had been researching hair extensions online for awhile. 

 Once she reached out to me she had shared…”The internet has been confusing! “

 

ARE YOU CONFUSED, TOO,  ABOUT EXTENSIONS?

Yes!  I couldn’t agree more with Megan, that there is so much information about hair extensions on the internet now, that it can simply leave you more confused or armed with misinformation.

What helped Megan was my video about….

 

 

Do hair extensions damage your hair?

Types of Applications

 

What method or hair extension application should you choose for your hair?

 

Answer:    My professional recommendation is not to “go it alone” and get fixated on a certain type without the true professional guidance of a hair extension expert. 

 

 

 

Fusion Hair Extensions

Unlike “sew-in” hair extensions, fusion hair extensions can be used for correcting a small section of your haircut.

In this example you will see that this client wanted her bangs/fringe to be thicker and slightly longer. 

Benefit = Fixing your haircut or changing up your haircut!

Tape Hair Extensions

Tape hair extensions, when done properly, can be very comfortable, non-damaging, and can last 1 to 1. 5 months with proper care.

You can thicken your hair or add immediate length in as little as 1 to 3 hours!

Tape extensions and Fusion hair extensions are very lightweight and are an excellent choice if you have fine hair.

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Who Else Wants Hair Extensions Now?

Who Else Wants Hair Extensions Now?

Hair Extensions are the fastest way to beautiful hair!

Is your hair currently not making your happy?

Did you get a haircut that you were not happy with, and now you regret it?

That can be a real bummer, and especially because it can take forever for your hair to grow back out.

 

Only 1/2 Inch Per Month 😩…

Yep, that’s it.   Did you know that your hair, on average, only grows about 1/2 inch per month?

So, if you want your hair to be about the same length that is shown in the attached hair extension photo, then if could take approximately 2 to 3 years to get to that length.

 

12 Hours versus 3 years???

Until you experience what hair extensions are all about, you really do not know what you are missing.

 

If you are new to landing on my site, then let me share with you that every single hair extension photograph was designed & photographed by myself.

Out of the 28 years that I have been providing & designing makeovers…14 years of that I have been designing luxury extension makeovers.   Great Lengths are the best, and not because I say so…it’s because they are, and have been for more than 2 decades.

 

TIME OR MONEY is what you can spend.

So, it really comes down to how much TIME do you want to spend on growing out your hair?

12 hours or 26280 hours (3 years), and the choice is yours.

You have the choice to be more than happy with your hair!!!     Need to know how much are hair extensions? 

WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU LOVED YOUR HAIR????

 

Customizing Hair Color & Hair Extensions

Customizing Your Hair Color & Hair Extensions!

Corona use to mean you needed a lime…

 

 

 

Now, it might mean that you are wanting to run to the salon to get your hair colored because you have been locked down.

 

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Is your hair color messed up?

 

 

 

Did you grab a box of at-home hair color, because you thought that coloring your hair was easy?

 

  

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Well, I have to share that I after talking with a new client that I think I fully understand part of the problem with why coloring your hair might look easy!      I asked one guest if they thought that the color on the box, was what and how their own hair was going to come out?

There answer was, “yes”.

Wow!………and there it was, and it simply does not work that way, but it certainly help me to understand the “why” behind trying to do it yourself.

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Customizing hair color, and correcting color requires a certain level of professional knowledge.   There is much more to coloring hair then just grabbing a tube or a box, and hoping that it comes out the way you want it too.

It’s really not your fault, too, if you have thought that trying to do it yourself was easy, because T.V. commercials target you. 

 

The Box said….”It would just wash out”

 

It said…. “It did not contain ammonia”

“I’m not sure why I have roots, because it said it wasn’t permanent color?”

Working with a Haircolorist and why it’s worth it!

I can personally share with you that I was a former hair color educator and taught color all over the country.     

I learned:

  • How to create/formulate and customize original color formulas
  • How to use different professional strength chemicals
  • How to determine what your natural hair’s undertones are
  • How to create beautiful blondes
  • How to safely lighten up overly darkened hair
  • How to interpret your “layman” language to be able to work with you to help you achieve what you are looking for
  • And more!

THALIA X Motives® Viva Eye & Cheek Palette

Viva la Vida.  Live Your Life.

Inspired by the fun, flirty and vivacious personality of Thalia, the Queen of Latin Pop, the THALIA X Motives Viva Eye & Cheek Palette is ready to make a splash.

 

Thalia is a world-renowned singer, songwriter, philanthropist, actress, author, fashion designer, businesswoman and digital influencer.

Thalia is one of the best-selling Latina artists of all time and recognized and adored around the world. This limited-edition palette collaboration features 8 of Thalia’s can’t-live-without shades ranging from everyday mattes to incredibly creamy high-shimmers with bold color. For a total, glam ready look, this palette also features a universal contour, blush and highlighter!

 

The THALIA X Motives Viva Eye & Cheek Palette includes the following shades (from top left):

  • Hottie: a toasty chocolate brown
  • Rhythm: a matte brick
  • Heat: a sunset shimmer
  • Splash: an oceanic aqua
  • Sass: a perfect latte
  • Frisky: a shimmery brick red
  • Flirt: a creamy shimmer
  • Sun Beam: a golden shimmer
  • Contour: a rich bronze
  • Blush: a spicy rose
  • Highlight: a shimmery pearl

Ann Marie Walts – Independent Motives Beauty Advisor

*This product is available for purchase. 

2020 Hair Extension Tips – Everything You Need To Know

2020 Hair Extension Tips – Everything You Need To Know

2020 Hair Extension Tips – Everything You Need To Know

If you are brand new to the idea of getting hair extensions, then is article is for you.    I will help explain what hair extension options you will have to choose from and how long they will last.

 

A Little History

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If I can personally speak directly to you, then it would be remiss of me to assume that you know everything about hair extensions.   That is my job.     Various hair extension companies have certified me since 2006.

My passion and curiosity about hair extensions started when there was just a little bit of a “buzz” about it, 14 years ago.   The very first company that I had “heard” of was Great Lengths Hair Extensions. 

Since I had only heard great things about their company, and it was the next “it” service for my salon to offer, it seemed like a good idea to take a class.   Where I was in my career, at that time, it was just another specialized service to add to my certifications.

Now, in the present day, my “reasons” of offering hair extensions have changed, and I will talk about that later in this post.

 

Is Great Lengths The Best?

If you are the type of person that has to try different things, or have enough information presented to believe if “something is the best,” then I am right there with you.

As an educated hairstylist, I am curious by nature and wanted to be 100% certain that Great Lengths was the premium brand hair extension brand that they claim to be.   So, over the years, I then pursued being certified by:

  • Hotheads
  • Hair Talk
  • So Cap
  • Balmain
  • Pure Hair Extensions

What I have personally experienced is that each brand does have its energetic marketing standpoint, and as a stylist, I have found that the two brands that fit my needs are both Great Lengths and Hotheads.

 

Your Options

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For Starters or Beginners:

Clip-in Hair Extensions 

  • Most Affordable
  • You can take them in and out when you need to wear them
  • Price ranges $60 per panel to $300+ for a full set

You are better off choosing to purchase 100% real human hair extensions.   

The reason why is that you will be able to wash then, curl them, and style them just like you do with your hair.

 

 

The Next “Step Up” Option

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Best-Tape-Hair-Extensions-Near-Me-Western-Ma

Tape Hair Extensions 

  • Mid-range cost investment
  • Thickening your hair can start at $500
  • Lasts up to 1.5 Months
  • Full Lengthening start at $1000+
  • 100% Real Human Hair
  • Great for special events or vacations
  • Lay very flat
  • Ideal for straight to wavy hair types
  • Shorter Salon Appointments
  • Save you time getting ready

2020 Hair Extension Tips - Everything You Need To Know

Tape hair extensions are a more of a “semi-permanent” option than clip-ins.

You will save time on getting ready because now you can wash and style your hair.

Great Option for honeymoons, vacations, and if you “want to try it out.”

 

 

The BEST OPTION – Lasts 3 to 5 Months

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Thermal Fusion or Cold Fusion Extensions

This option will give you the most of your money!

  • LASTS UP TO 5 MONTHS
  • Great for thickening a section
  • Or Add more hair throughout
  • Instant Gratification for Length
  • Maximum color blending
  • Thicken your ponytail
  • Virtually Undetectable
  • Ideal for most hair types and textures
  • Straight, Wavy, and Curly Hair
  • Add Splashes of color
  • Fix a haircut
  • 100% Real Human Hair
  • Create a Haircut (Lob)
  • Investment (Long term better option than Tape Hair Extensions)
  • Starting at $600 to $4000+
  • Exact Price by consultation

 

Why Fusion Extensions?

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Now, let me revisit sharing with you why my “why” has changed about having to have hair extensions as a service today!    Way back in 2006, was when I first became certified because extensions were just a “trending” service.   So much has changed since then.

As an experienced hairstylist and seasoned hair extensionist, I couldn’t imagine not having extra hair to provide to my guests.   It is like having “extra fabric.”

If you choose fusion extensions, then you will be able to experience MOST CUSTOMIZATION. 

 

 

 

How hair extensions can help you!

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CAN YOU RELATE TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?

If your hair is not thick enough, then add hair extensions.

If you want to add hair color but do not want to use chemicals….add hair extensions.

Did you get a poor haircut, and do you need to get your haircut fixed?…..add hair extensions.

Is your hair simply not long enough?…add hair extensions.

Do you wish, now, that you didn’t cut your bangs?…add hair extensions. 

 

 

 

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The #1 Questions is HOW MUCH ARE HAIR EXTENSIONS?

The best way to avoid “damage” is to do your research.  Be sure not to have your decision be based solely on price.

The most expensive hair extensions are poor hair extension applications.   They will cost you the most!    

That is a reasonable question, and the hardest to answer without having a consultation.

You will find that the internet will give you all sorts of information on this topic.   However, many of these resources that like to provide “averages” cannot speak for an individual salon. My salon has invested a lot of time and education.

What is the average price of your extensions?    Let’s pretend you needed your car fixed, and you were calling in on the phone to find out “how much.”   Just like most diagnostic service-based industries, it is impossible to provide pricing without having you go in person.

The same is true when it comes to getting hair extensions.

You will find that prices can vary from salon to salon, and many prices do.

 

 

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Before and After photographs can speak a 1,000 words!

What you really are paying for when you decide to get fusion hair extensions will be the attachment!

Research:

 

  • Reviews
  • Photographs
  • Call their vendor if you need to (Great Lengths (800) 999-0809)
  • Check Social Media
  • Website presence

 

 

 

Important to know!

HAIR EXTENSIONS - Best Hair Extension Salon Western Ma

HAIR EXTENSIONS – Best Hair Extension Salon Western Ma

When you choose to get Great Lengths Hair Extensions, your extensions should only get your extensions from a Certified Great Lengths Stylist! 

Be sure to ask to see their Great Lengths extensions certificate.

One certification does not cover an entire salon.

 

 

 

Final Words

Hair Extension Expert Near Me

Hair Extension Expert Near Me

Whichever option you decide to invest your money in, remember this, you wear your hair every day!

 

You will find that the consultation will be the most valuable part of your experience.

When you work with a true hair extension expert, they should really be able to help you make the best decision that is in your best interests. 

 

 

 

Ann Marie Walts - Hair Extension Expert - BloggerThank you for reading!  ~ Ann Marie Walts

Feel free to contact me for more information, and that goes for whether you are local or live within the U.S.   Fly in or you can fly me out to you!

I would love the opportunity to provide, create and customize an all-inclusive makeover experience for you that will turn your friend’s heads!

Hair Extensions, Hair Color & Photography by Ann Marie Walts

Using Tape Hair Extensions For Highlights To Thicken!

Using Tape Hair Extensions For Highlights To Thicken!

Add Some Color with Tape Extensions!

The beauty about highlighting or adding splashes of color with hair extensions is that choosing to have it done this way…..will thicken your hair!

 

Maybe you have wanted to try tape hair extensions, or some extensions but are a little undecided or shy about it.

The hair is 100% real human hair, and it is reusable up to 1 time (With proper care)   

*Please keep in mind that if you are trying to grow out your hair, then you may need to brand new extensions, because the original set will be at the length that we installed them, when we remove them.

 

Your Service will include:

  • Choice of one beautiful shade of Tape Hair Extensions
  • Shampoo, Haircut & Blowdry
  • Education on how to properly care for your hair extensions

 

Your choice of color can be anything from soft, subtle to vivid & bold.    The best part is the hair extension hair is colorfast.

 

It is a fun, fast and great way to accessorize your hair without the commitment of permanent hair color.

Your results can last up to 6 to 8 weeks!

 

For more information:

413-734-6204

 

3 Ways to Get Rid of Your Frizzy Hair

3 Ways to Get Rid of Your Frizzy Hair

3 Ways To Get Rid Of Frizzy Hair

What is your level of frustration with your frizzy hair?

 

If your frizzy hair has you wanting to just scream, then you are not alone.    You do not have to suffer from it any longer, either.

 

Your Shampoo Matters!

Frizzy Hair Tip #1

Is it necessary to shampoo your hair every day?      That will depend on your lifestyle.

Why shampoo matters is when you experience having a professional assessment of your hair type, then a professional hairstylist will be able to determine if your hair’s texture is fine, medium or coarse.

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Shampoo For Frizzy Hair & Why

 

You hair frizzes because it lacks moisture, and that is why it will expand.   Your hair is attracted to the humidity in the area, and during the summer months you will find that it can or will become very unmanageable!

Imagine a dry sponge.  What happens to it?    It will expand.

A good haircare regimen for shampoo and conditioner is a must!

 

In particular, my studio carried JBeverly Hills Products, and their patented size molecule can actually deliver their healing ingredients into the inside of your hair.

 

Tips About Conditioners

An awesome “must-have” you should be using is a good leave-in conditioner.   The reason why is it will act like a weather-proofing barrier.    This type of conditioner is not to replace the one you would use in the shower.    Layering your conditioner will not weigh your hair down.

 

 

From Taming to Eliminating Your Frizzy Hair!

 

 AWWW….GET RELIEF FROM 2 to 6 months!!

Step away from your flat iron!!!! 

If your frustration has you being a slave to your flat iron, then you will want to consider one of the following treatments!Kick your flat ironing habit…scorching your hair is only making your frizzy hair problem worse! 

 

 

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Ask yourself this?   

 

  • A. Do you like your texture but really simply DISLIKE THE FRIZZ?

 

  • B. or…Does your wavy, curly and frizzy hair have you wanting to reach for the clippers to shave your head?    (That might be extreme, but you just don’t enjoy doing your hair anymore.)

 

 

TIP # 2

Did you answer “A”:

If your answer is “A”, then you may really benefit from getting a Cezanne Smoothing Treatment.   It can take care of your frizz up to 100%.    It will still let you have your wave, but again..you can wave “goodbye” to your frizz.

TIP #3

Did you answer “B”

If your answer is “B”, and you do not bleach your hair, then you will definitely want to check out Japanese Hair Straightening!  

It can last up to 6 months, and it will leave your hair straight!

 

 

 

All-Inclusive Makeovers, Corrections with Photography!

Smoothing out your frustration with your unwanted texture is not only a priority of ours but a must when you are wanting to get hair extensions!

 

Leave your frizz-trations with us, and welcome the most humid days.

And especially if you are going on a vacation to a tropical climate.

 

It’s a must that you look fantastic!

 

YOU DESERVE IT AND DO NOT HAVE TO GO IT ALONE…..say GOODBYE to your frizzy hair!!  

 

 

Do you not live in the area?    Don’t discount yourself out….fly in.  🙂

 

 

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Thank you for reading, subscribing, following and booking!!

Ann Walts

 


2301 Westfield Street

West Springfield, Ma 01089

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Styling Without Limitations Like a Celebrity

Styling Without Limitations Like a Celebrity

Styling Without Limitations

Can you imagine what if would feel like if you could experience styling your hair, like a celebrity, without any limitations?

Today’s hair trends are fun, creative and almost anything goes.

 

Your Hair…Like Your Favorite Celebrity

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Which one of your favorite celebrities have you noticed have changed their look throughout their career, or in the same year?

How is it that they can have short hair one day, and very long the very next day?

 

 

 

How To Have No Limitations to Achieving Celebrity Hair

You will find many that many celebrities are wearing hair extensions!

Why I get so very excited about hair extensions is that you really are NOT LIMITED to having hair that you will love!    Go for it!

You can change your hair’s:

 

Hair extensions have so many uses, and that is how the stars are able to drastically switch up their

loohair-extensions-for-fine-hair-western-ma-ann-marie-waltsk, and so can you.

Hair extensions can add anything from volume, length, and or just a few splashes of color.

 

My experience as being a stylist, for the last 20+ years, and certified/specializing in extensions has truly become my passion because I am able to design the hair of your dreams.

You will fall in love with the quality that Great Lengths Hair extensions. These are the best extensions available today!

 

 

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Hair-Extensions-by-Ann-Walts

RESULTS!    VERY NATURAL LOOKING

End results are very natural looking, and the extensions can last up to 5 months.

From time to time, there is and will be a movie star that influences the current hairstyles, cuts and colors.

You may remember when Jennifer Anniston’s hair was THE MOST popular trend?

 

 

 

Your Hair….Only BETTER!

 

What is your trend?

What is your style?

How great would it feel the have the hair of your dreams?

What is your unique style?

Finding a hairstylist that fits you and your personality will lead to a very creative relationship filled with limitless styling options.

 

Why say “I Do” to  Bridal Extensions?

Why say “I Do” to Bridal Extensions?

 
Bridal Hair Extensions
The Mane Event
 
Hair Extensions & Photography
2 June 2018
How fabulous is it to be getting ready to say “I Do”?

There is no time like the present to start planning on how your are going to wear your hair.    Hair extensions are the perfect bridal accessory.  There is no need for your not to simply have a love affair with your hair.  It is important to have your hair looking picture perfect, because your photo album will last for many decades to come!

Hot Tip: When considering getting hair extensions for your wedding hair style, you will want to consider your level of commitment, and your lifestyle.

Ask yourself this….how long do you want your hair extensions to last?

You will be the main attraction, and your mane needs to be fabulous!   Hair extensions are a “must have” accessory for you and your wedding.

Maybe you have tried clip in hair extensions, but are looking for a more semi-permanent option?   A full set of  tape hair can last up to 6 weeks.
 
 
Tape Extensions
Photograph by Ann Marie Walt
Tape hair extensions are wonderful for making your hair look lush, lavish and luxurious.   They are also great to experience if you are brand new to hair extensions, and they are reusable.
 
” Ever since Ann Marie was able to not only fix my hair but make me love my hair again I was addicted to her services . Don’t let the pricing scare you away because every penny is truly worth spent at The Loft Salon Studio!”
 
There are so many beautiful hair color shades to choose from.   Great Lengths tape extensions are 100% real human hair, and because the hair is real; you will be able to style your hair like it was your own.   You can curl it, and even braid your hair….no one will know that you are wearing extensions.
 
Amazing hair color shades
Photograph by Great Lengths
Why tape extensions?    You will find that they are at a medium price point.   Great Lengths is a luxury line and there is much care that goes into how the hair is prepared.   The Great Lengths Factory is in Nepi, Italy.   We have actually gone to the factory and have witnessed all of master craftsmen and women in action!
 
 
 
 
So, whether you have fine hair that is already long, but not thick enough…you would truly benefit from adding some more hair.   Your hair needs to be a minimum of about 4.5 inches to start adding believable length.    The best part, too, about taped extensions are that they are the fastest application amongst the options that Great Lengths has to offer.

Your hair will be “The Mane Event” on the day of your makeover, your wedding and on off to your honeymoon!
 
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Get Pink Hair Extensions!

Get Pink Hair Extensions!

Looking For Pink Hair Extensions?

If you are looking for pink hair extensions, I have them.

As we are approaching October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, choosing to wear pink hair extensions is a very nice way to show support, in general, or for personal reasons.

Great Lengths Hair Extensions are colorfast and the highest quality.

This is a quick service.  Please be sure to come in with clean & dry hair.    After you get your extensions, you will want to wait 48 hours, before getting your hair wet.

 

 

 

 

Best Hair Extensions Worth Trip From Boston

Best Hair Extensions Worth Trip From Boston

Best Hair ExtensionsAfter-Great-Lengths-Ann-Marie-Walts-2

What is the definition of “the best”?

have been providing hair extensions for 13 years, and take providing this luxury service seriously.

The “best hair extensions” really are determined by what will best suit your lifestyle and your own hair.   I offer several types of applications, and only work with 100% real human hair.

I specialize in Great Lengths and the quality of the hair is excellent.

 

Do you have fine hair?

The beauty of the solutions that hair extensions can offer to you is fullness.

Great Lengths can be used to thicken just your sides or your entire head.

Maybe you are already happy with your length but just wished your hair could be thicker?  No problem.

I can match your length and your hair color.

 

Best Hair Extensions Worth Trip From Boston

The Loft Salon Studio, located at 2301 Westfield Street in West Springfield, Ma is only approximately  90 minutes from the heart of Boston. (85 miles)

 

 

 

 

Pictures Speak 1,000 WordsAnn-Marie-Walts-Makeover-Artist

The photographs on my site (and brochure), were taken by me.   I am a makeover artist, serious hair extensionist & published photographer.

 

How May I help YOU?

I care about your hair, and I am not afraid to share with you that “I am good at what I do.”

Here is my definitions of “the best”:

The best hair extensions  are the ones that begin with a extremely professional application and then properly cared for at home.

I offer both Great Lengths & Hotheads, and have been featured by Modern Salon Magazine for hair extensions.

 

Learn More

 

 

Thank you,

Ann Marie Walts

413-734-6204

www.theloftsalonstudio.com

2301 Westfield Street

West Springfield, Mass 01089

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Panic : Hair Color Is Not A Tattoo – Corrective Hair Color

Don’t Panic : Hair Color Is Not A Tattoo – Corrective Hair Color

Don’t Panic : Hair Color Is Not A Tattoo – Corrective Color To The Rescue!

 

 

Hair Color Is An ArtformCorrective-Hair-Color-Near-Me-Ann-Marie-Walts

 

As hair color is not a tattoo,  it truly is an artform.     

 

If you were deciding to get a tattoo, wouldn’t you do a bit of research, first?     

Your hair is just as important, to get what you want done right, the first time.        

 

Corrective Color costs more because it is more complicated & time consuming.    

 

Color Wheel ….Laws Of Color

corrective hair color western mass

 

There are different levels of knowledge of  understanding, when it comes to “coloring hair”.       My professionally expertise, involved formerly teaching for Redken; as a colorist.

 

 

Is there really a difference between working with a corrective color specialist,  trying an online formulation company or a salon that “offers” hair color?

 

ABSOLUTELY!!             

Coloring hair versus color correcting hair, are two very different things.          In my professional experience, my ability to “see color” is grounded by the color wheel versus simply pulling a pretty color off of the shelf, after picking a shade out of a “color” book, and hoping for the best.

 

 

 

Elementary School….but not so elementary! Hair-Color-Salon-Near-Me-Color-My-Hair

 

 

 

Color is very much like paint…it is just in a different form.   Do you remember being in elementary school?

 

How do you make orange?     Do you remember? 

 

If you came up with:

Red & Yellow = Orange………then give yourself a pat on the back!

 

That is only one of the building blocks to understanding how to make custom hair color formulations!      

 

 

 

 

Don’t Panic!   Breathe & Book An Expert!

How can you tell if a salon is right for you?

 

 

 

 

 

Stock Photos….Don’t tell the actual story 

 

Does the salon have a portfolio of actual makeovers, of real people?    

Photographs can speak 1,000 words, and can express the range of colors that the salon has been able to achieve.

 

 

Lastly……….take a deep breath, and remember……it’s not a tattoo, and can be fixed! 

~Thank you,
Ann Marie Walts 

Image Makeover Consultant/ Photographer & Digital Marketer

413-734-6204

Only Committed for 5 Months – Fun Hair Color

Add Color With Hair Extensions

Have you only thought that hair extensions are for just making your hair long?

If so, then you are not alone.

 

Artistic Fun

Your hair is a fun way to express your individual sense of style.     This is an actual photography of my own hair.

I wanted to add some artistic fun to my look.

 

 

Hair Color Without Commitment

Have you ever wanted to try a fun fashion color?     You can, and without the commitment!

The funky looking extensions, shown, are custom colored with hair color first!     Great Lengths come in a variety of colors, and  your options are close to endless. 

 

 

 

4 Types of Hair Extensions – For Every Budget

Are you still wasting time on growing your hair (without anything to show for it)?

HAIR EXTENSIONS ARE FOR EVERYONE!  As seen on Mass Appeal

 

How much is it to get extensions?

 

Be sure to watch our short 5-minute segment about the various types.

We offer:

  • Invisible hoop extensions – start at $79

 

  • Real Human hair clip ins – start at $60 per panel or $249 & up for real human hair, and they are very easy to use at home!

 

  • Tape Hair Extensions – Great for when you are going on vacation
    • Tape extensions – Lengthening starts at $1,000+

 

  • Fusion  – a Premium option that lasts the longest.   Up to 5 months!  Options are not all about length.
  • Price at the consultation only

 

  •  Bead/ Link Extensions – Price at the consultation only

 

For all budgets –

 

Just Add Hair!

 

It’s best never to assume that you cannot afford them or to be worried that you may want to refer us because you think we might be out of someone’s price range.   We have something for everyone.

 

 

Plus!!    We offer a $100 Salon Gift Card for any referrals that lead to a client book a full set of extensions!

 

 

If you are brand new to hair extensions or the idea of them, then you’ll definitely want to watch our video.

Hair extensions come in both synthetic and real human hair.

 

What length of time do you want to wear them? 

How permanent of an option will affect the cost.  

 

Do you have a tight budget?

 

 

Clip-in hair extensions or the invisible hoop are great if you just want to add extra hair for the weekend or a one-time special occasion.

 

 

When are Tape Hair Extensions a good option?

 

 

  • Getting married and want your look to last during your honeymoon/vacation

 

 

  • Looking for an option that starts at $1,200*

 

 

Adding Thickness

Adding extra hair to any hairstyle is a great way to add fullness and volume.

Ann Marie Walts can consult with you to best determine what hair extension option would be best for you and your lifestyle.

 

Getting hair extensions does not have to be all about length.

 

As some of the photos that are shown will show, you can see that they can be added for a splash of color or to correct a bad haircut.

 

With so many options, this is why “one size or price” does not fit all.      We really customize our hair designs and look forward to work with you very soon!

CONSULTATION with Ann Walts      

Get a “One To One” Consultation to  creatively explore designing and customizing your hair extension, haircolor, and/or hair straightening makeover.   Together we will focus on what is your primary problem or goal that you want to achieve.  As well as set you up with the necessary makeover appointments. 

Ann Marie will customize an all-inclusive experience to help you be able to achieve your beauty/image goals. 

Whatever your hair frustrations are, you will get solutions/options from what your consultation reveals.  You will experience the ultimate convenience of getting to go to ONE Artist, instead of going to multiple professionals

Please be prepared to book your appointment(s) to move forward, on the day of your consultation.  *If you are using your debit or credit card, I professionally recommend that you let your banking institution know that you will be using your card for a deposit.   This will save time, in the event that your bank freezes your card for unusual activity. Consultation Fee is Non-Refundable.  

Places That Do Hair Extensions

Places That Do Hair Extensions

Great Lengths Extensions

Places that do hair extensions

 

     If you are looking to change your hair’s color, thickness or texture, then you’ll really enjoy what I have to offer.    I am located in West Springfield, Ma, and that is located in Western Ma. 

My passion for providing and specializing in Great Lengths Hair Extensions, began in 2006.

 

Luxury Experience – Choose Experience

 

Hair extensions are a luxury experience, and you want to be sure to do enough research to ensure that you will get what you pay for.       

 

The price of hair extensions can vary depending on the type of application, thickness of hair and how many colors.

 

 

 

Poor Applications – Most Costly

During my 15 years of specializing in hair extensions, it is really sad when I have had to correct a poor experience.

 

      Given that hair extensions can be expensive, not in my wildest dreams would I think that I would have to offer corrections.

The most expensive hair extensions are improperly applied.   

What Extensions Should Not Do:

  • Not hurt
  • Have really rough edges
  • Cause you to have to take advil
  • Have attachments so big you can see them

HAIR CONSULTATION

The most important step to having beautiful hair, is to be sure to get a hair design consultation.   It is important to have a consultation appointment in person.    There are so many options to be able to change your hairstyle, that is cannot be handled over the phone.

 

Photos For Inspiration

One the best ways to communicate is with photographs.   It’s ok, too, if you cannot find just one photo.   You might find that you may like the hair color of one and the length of another.

Adding Bright Color with Hair Extensions

Adding Bright Color with Hair Extensions

 

Think Pink

Adding Pink Great Lengths Hair Extensions To Your Blonde Hair

When you need help making your blonde hair blonder, you simply cannot go wrong letting us help you with that.

There are many shades of blonde hair.     Why it is easier, to let us do your hair is because we have professional hair color & the expertise.

 

Professional vs Box Hair Color

 

A huge difference between what we have at the salon, are the strength of the chemicals, and the quality.

Your local drugstores are not able to sell you professional strength hair color.

Why?    The reason why is because you need to be licensed to use what is used at a salon.

 

Chemistry

There is so much chemistry that goes into getting your hair to come out the correct color.

If you want to go from blonde to red, and you want it to come out natural-looking then it is much easier to have a professional hair colorist take care of that for you.

Now on the topic of having to be “licensed” to use the hair color chemicals that we do….formulating hair color is a form of chemistry!!  

 

We have to understand PH, Developers, and alkalinity.

There is so much more than just “mixing up the color” and putting it on.

 

 

ARTISTRY

When you experience having your hair color, truly, designed for you…..you will not want to try coloring your hair at home again.    Not to mention how relaxing getting a scalp massage can be.

When it comes to “artistry”, if your hair color compliments your eye tone and skin color, then you will not really have to rely on having to wear makeup everyday.

The reason why is that a beautifully designed color will help you look refreshed.

 

Adding Great Lengths Hair Extensions for Color

Hair Extensions are sometimes misunderstood.     Hair Extensions are not just for making your hair long.

Maybe you are looking for pink hair extensions?

If you have wanted to add a bright hair color, but are a bit concerned that you might not like it, then getting Great Lengths Hair Extensions is a great option.

A few fun strands of Great Lengths Hair Extensions can add a little bit of thickness.    It is a great way to “try” hair extensions.

 

Great Lengths can last up to 5 months!

How Much?   We can help you at a consultation. 

Welcome to my website & blog!
I am an Artist to the core, and a Published Luxury Makeover Artist, Hairstylist, Hair Extension Expert and Professional Photographer.

I love all things that have to do with creativity!
I enjoy helping others look and feel their best, and have been in my industry for 29 years.

As a self-taught geek, I have many tech savvy skills that include Blogging, Self Hosting WordPress Websites, Digital Marketing, and designing packages for Personal Branding for small to mid-size businesses.

If you need too look good from head to toe to setting up your WordPress Website…..you will find that you will have many solutions available, to you, when working with me.

Set Your DVR -Mass Appeal & Loft Salon Studio – Understanding your hair type.

Set Your DVR -Mass Appeal & Loft Salon Studio – Understanding your hair type.

What type of hair do you have?

Do you know what hair type your have?

https://vimeo.com/284848107

Different Hair Types

Have you ever wondered how you can determine, at home, what kind of hair you have?

When you learn a little bit of the science, then you are better educated to choose the right hair products, for your style.

There is not a “one size fits all” for products, because not everyone’s hair is the same.

Are you fine, medium or coarse?

Watch our Mass Appeal segment to find out!

Next up….How To Tips for Consultations.

Get Your Chrome Nails On! On Mass Appeal – Loft Salon Studio

Chrome Your Nails

As Seen On Mass Appeal

 

 

Chrome nails is the newest and hottest nail trend is fun to wear and was also fun to demo.         It is fascinating to watch the chrome naile powder go from a powder from, to making your nails look like a hologram.      

It can last up to 2 weeks.      We are currently running a Spring Introductory Special for only $45.    BOOK HERE

Click On Photo To Watch
Click on Photo To Watch

Some Fun DIY Tips

 

 

As I wear many, many creative hats….one of them has been an Editorial Manicurist.    That is a fancy title that means you have to pack your suitcase with nail polish, maybe some glitter and a whole bunch of creativity.

So, where the DIY tips come in?

Once you watch the Mass Appeal Episode, you will find that I share one of my favorite stores to find the fun treasures.   The best part is that it is not a  “Professional’s Only” resource.

All About You

 

If you are looking for an extremly pampering experience then you will enjoy our business model.   It is unique, in the fact, that ever since 1999….we offer private & individual appointments for all of the services offered.

You are never doubled booked.    It can be your place where you can have a “spa-like” experience.

 

Watch more of our episodes here. 

Real People Makeovers

Real People Makeovers

 Real People Makeovers!

 

How many times have you watched a makeover t.v. show?

What is it that keeps you glued to the end of the makeover show?     It is always the final after photograph or reveal!

 

How To Tips:

 

Maybe you are contemplating getting a makeover or simply making a change to your look?

 

  1. Create a Pinterest board is extremely inspirational and really can be very, very helpful when communicating to a salon or stylist what your ideas are.   Using pictures to verbalize what you want is truly the best way to share your idea

 

2.  Use Google Images!     Real People Makeovers

Type in a topic in the search bar.

Then hit the “images” tab and …….there you go!

You can use this tip for any topic.

Looking for a new haircolor....search for a certain shade!

 

 

3.   Share your DISLIKES!    Yes, your dislikes!    Be honest and upfront.   You will find that the most creative hairstylists are not mind readers.     It would be easier if we were, but it does not work that way.

Makeovers are about change.   Change can be a bit scary, but does not have to be.     As much as you may not know what you will want, it is safe to say that you will and do know what will not work for your hair!

 

4.  Ask for a CONSULTATION!

It is best to work with a salon or stylist that offers a thorough consultation, and especially if you have a few things that you need to change with your look or hair.

As much as you may be tempted…..just like on t.v…….to possibly say “DO WHAT YOU WANT!“; if you have not established enough communication then what you had in mind and what the stylist has in mind………..might be very far apart.

 

 

5.   Explore….How do you wish your hair could be better?       

Ask yourself what bugs you the most because when it comes to working with an experienced makeover artist…..you will have several options to correct what you do not like.

 

 

Tips On The “After”…..Real Expectations

If you fold your hands without even think about it…….you will find that one thumb will naturally go over the other.   Try it.

Now try this, and fold your hands again, but this time have your other thumb be the one that goes on top of the other.    It will feel a bit odd.

Real Expectation Tips:

  • Expect to feel different

 

  • Be patient with yourself about styling your new look.    Be sure to ask or have the “how to” style your new look explained or re-explained.

 

Expectations of Others:

I have coached countless clients on what to possibly expect about how to hand the reaction from others.    Your makeover will cause different reactions from others.

  • The closest people around yousometimes get too use to THINGS BEING THE SAME!
  • Nosy people………“How much did you pay for that?

 

Best Professional Suggestion:

Own it!   People respond to confidence, and on the very, very positive side of things………..get use to all of the compliments.

Most of us simple love real people makeovers!
Thank you for reading.

~Ann Marie Walts / Makeover Artist & Professional Photographer

Hair & Photography

 

How To Thicken Your Hair With Hair Extensions

How To Thicken Your Hair With Hair Extensions

Looking For Hair Extensions For Fine Hair?

If you are tired of trying every mousse or volume product on the market, then it may be time for you to get hair extensions.   Fusion hair extensions can be truly customized to safely to thicken your hair.

FAST FORWARD TO 3:50 to see the customization that I offer:

If you have fine hair, it is so very important that you work with an experience hair extension expert.   Hair extensions are always safe to wear when they are properly applied and properly cared for.

 

 

Differences Between “Fine Hair” & Thin Hair

Sometimes fine hair and thin hair are confused for each other.

If your hair is so thin that you can see your scalp, then you are not a candidate for hair extensions.  However, that does not leave you without any options.   Depending on the severity of your problem, you could benefit by learning more about “hair loss solutions”

Fine Hair-  The hair itself can be on the “skinny” side.  It tends to lack body, and sometimes will be on the straighter side.

 

Benefits To Getting Hair Extensions

You certainly will feel amazing, and may even find that your confidence level will increase.   I have, personally, worn Great Lengths several times and can share with you first hand that I was really amazed at how many times I had received compliments on my hair.

The best adjective that I can give you about hair extensions is this………….the best accessory a women can wear!!

This is a luxurious service and it will leave you feeling just that way.
Once you add hair extensions to your fine hair, the density will feel thicker.  Your hair will have more body, and it will look fuller.

 

Thank you for reading!

 

Ann Marie Walts

www.theloftsalonstudio.com

www.annmariewaltsphotography.com

413-734-6204

 

 

 

 

Stamped & Branded….It’s Great Lengths Hair

Stamped & Branded….It’s Great Lengths Hair

It’s Great Lengths Hair

Great Lengths is the only extension company in the world that guarantees with documented support that all Great Lengths hair has met the following criteria:

  • Every strand has been donated willingly and with the full consent of the donor.
  • The donor has been treated with respect and care.
  • A fair and reasonable price is agreed for the hair and the money paid to the Temples to procure the hair is used solely for charitable endeavors, not for personal or individual profit.
  • A company representative procures the hair to cut out unreliable middlemen and ensure full and direct knowledge of the origin of the hair.
  • Exclusive in-house production process: Used from procurement of the hair to the wholesale selling of the extension to ensure full and documented traceability.  Great Lengths International does not work through hair brokers. Great Lengths operates and employs our own sourcing staff and facilities in India so that we are always 100% sure of our hairs source.

 

Stamped & Branded

You can rest assured that when working with me & my business that you will get real Great Lengths hair.    You would think that this would not have to be brought to your attention, however, with all of the consulting that I do; I hear or learn of a lot of different “stories”.

Great Lengths actually has gone the extra step, as they do with so much, and have hot stamped their name into their product.  I was estatic when they started doing this, hear in The States.

How else can you be reassured?

Great Lengths has a salon directory, and not everyone gets to be on it.   We have to meet their criteria.

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PLATINUM SALON status is a special recognition for the frequency that The Loft Salon Studio provides Great Lengths hair extension.  Also, too, if you are ever in doubt and need further questions about the business you find; then you can always call Great Lengths. 

Here’s a video on “How To Book”

 

Thank you for reading. ~ Ann Marie Walts

413-734-6204

 

 

 

How Much? It’s Just A Haircut!

How Much?  It’s Just A Haircut!

 

A bad haircut or messed up haircut can happen at the hands of someone at home, or unfortunately at a salon.

 

Interestingly enough, this week, is the reason for this post.   I have worked with clients for all different reasons, when it comes to the topic of “haircuts”.

 

How do you choose?

 

When it comes beauty, we all choose what, who, & where we want to go, for various reasons:

 

  • Maybe it is location
  • Maybe it is because of a referral
  • Maybe it is because you can “simply walk in”
  • Was it the website
  • Price

 

 

 

Choosing by Price Alone

 

Scenario 1:    FREE

Cutting your hair at home-

I think at, one time or another, we have all taken are hair into our own hands.   I have heard stories that this has happened because of either finances, or because of more than one bad experience haircut experience at a salon.

 

 

Scenario 2:  

Quick & Cheap —

Let me first say, that I do not feel that just price depicts a professionals ability.    When I worked for Redken, I did provided corporate salon education for and to Chains such as:

  • HairCuttery
  • Fantastic Sams
  • Regis
  • Cost Cutters

Chain salons are able to have reduced pricing because of the fact that they are really a huge business.   Not all professionals, entering the industry choose to work in privately owned salons, because some of the chains offer employee benefits.

Anyhow, in my experience of working with clients that chose to go for the very “convenient” appointment, found that they did not receive consistent results.   Not always, but many “haircut stories” had similarities.

 

 

Scenario 3:

   A “Walk – In ” stops by an “Appointment Only” environment–  “HOW MUCH????”

What warrants a studio/salon to charge what they feel they are professionally worth?     That answer can only be answered by the actual business.

 

 

Personal Story:  An anonymous consumer, stopped in quickly this week and asked if I take walk in?

 

 

Consumer; “Do you take walk-ins?”

Loft:  “Well, I always welcome the opportunity to work with a new guest & let me see when my next client is coming in.”     Please have a seat at my desk.

Next, I began to take their information, and began to ask questions of what they wanted?

Consumer:  ” How much are your haircuts?”           Fair enough question.

 

Loft:   I answered them before services were rendered…..instead of just a “yes” I can take care of you.

 

 

 

Conclusion & Client interaction inspiration:

My prices were not a fit for them, however it was how they asked…………. “HOW MUCH???? IT’S JUST A HAIRCUT!!!”

 

As quickly as they left, I had not tried to “sell why” they should stay but it did leave me with wanting to explore………….is it just a haircut?

 

 

Fixing Haircuts & Education

 

Communication with clients is priceless.     I have spent close to 10 years fixing haircuts with hair extensions

My studio’s pricing is directly tied to the years of education to my profession, and the monetary expenses that I have spent to keep my skills current.

I know haircutting techniques that can:

  • Create volume
  • Reduce bulky hair
  • Flatter your facial features
  • I work with fine hair
  • Grow Out Nicely
  • Create Shapes that are unique to your head shape.

 

 

 

Our view about:

 

“It’s just a haircut……….”

 

I am confident in my haircutting capabilities, that I feel that a haircut is more than just that.     An awesome haircut can be a haircut makeover!

 

Conclusion & Tips:

As personal as your haircut is to you, and what you want to spend…..is up to you.

  • Choose who you feel comfortable with
  • Choose a stylist that will listen
  • Bring in photos
  • If you do not feel comfortable, then do not move forward

 

Price……..the old adage, “You get what you pay for….”, usually proves itself true.

 

If you want a different haircut experience or experience a haircut makeover, then give me a call.

 

 

Get What You Pay For – Hair Extensions

Get What You Pay For – Hair Extensions

Dear Possible New Client,

 

It is understandable that you may be “shopping” when is comes to making a big decision about getting hair extensions.

 

 

I imagine you may be trying to decide the following:

Where should I go to get my extensions done?

What type of extensions do I want or need?

How much will they be?

 

 

 

“Where should I go to get my extensions done?”

 

 

Let me talk to you a moment about this question.

If the purpose of a website is to convince you to do business with a business, then if would probably be odd for me to talk directly to you in this post, but I have a reason for doing so, and will.

WHY Choose me/ Loft Salon Studio?    

         

You will consult with me (“the owner”)

You will get your service with me (“the owner”)

You will not get double booked.

You will get truly personalized service from ONE PERSON and not experience multiple salon staff working on you.

“CERTIFICATION”  

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

If a salon is promoting Great Lengths, that ONE CERTIFICATE DOES NOT COVER the WHOLE SALON…it only covers the stylist that attended the Great Lengths training.

Meaning, if I did have an “assistant” working with me; and they “started” or providing your extensions to you, and were not certified that Great Lengths could ultimately pull my salon’s certification.     Great Lengths frowns on and does not permit the attending stylist or salon owner, to go back to work and train others.

Why do I share this?

You should get what you pay for.

You work hard for you money,  and I am proud to be certified by Great Lengths 3 times.

Unfortunately, I have had to fix/correct hair extensions from other salons & stylists.


WATCH VIDEO     “You are getting what you are paying for”…..Anna’s words; not mine.

 

 

 

Deciding to get hair extensions costs money.    As I had written, in a previous post……”the most expensive hair extensions are the ones not done right”.

What type of hair extensions are right for you?

 

I offer a variety of applications that are tied to what you may need for your lifestyle.

Clip- Ins :  Great for everyday use

Tape Extensions : Great step up from clip ins, and ideal for wearing for 6 weeks.

Fusion Extensions:  Ultimate customization for style options, colors & lasts for up to 4 to 5 months

 

The “How Much” ???

 

The answer for this question, is not as straight forward as you may expect or want.   This is because I have so many options, and need to see your hair because I will need to match or change your hair’s:

 

  • Natural Hair Color
  • Density
  • Length
  • Determine if you will need multiple colors
  • Determine if you are a candidate for hair extensions.

 

 

What to expect & Why Consultation?

 

As I cannot give you an exact price right now, you will find that I have constructed a  “price range & application comparison chart”

 

Consultation is key!     You can expect to learn just about all you will need to know about your hair extension service & experience.

  • Get pricing
  • Knowledge about the difference amongst applications
  • See a demo of application (if necessary)
  • Be involved in the design process

 

My business went ALL THE WAY to ITALY’s Great Lengths Factory!!!

 

 

 

I would love the opportunity to work with you, and help you to absolutely love your experience & your extensions.

 

Sincerely,

Ann Marie Walts

 

 

 

How To Tips For Designing Ombre Hair Color

How To Tips For Designing Ombre Hair Color

Ombre’ … Fading Away?

 

Ombre’ hair color was thought to just be a passing fad, but it has not fading at all.  This trend originated in or about 2000.

The only thing about this trend that seems to “fade” are the beautiful color choices that can blend into each other.

 

Designing Nikki’s Ombre

 

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Visualizing Is KeyHair Salon West Springfield

 

Inspiration from pictures!

 

Nikki want to achieve an Ombre hair color, however was seeking to do this with getting hair extensions.

Great Lengths has what is called “Flow Strands”.   Flow Strands are customized Ombre shades of hair color and are simply beautiful.

 

Thinking things through….

 

Like the diagram above, I had to visualize “how” we were going to have to:

  • Color her own hair with the “Ombre Hair Color” technique
  • Choose the shades of hair extensions hair
  • Finally the placement of the hair extensions

 

Her picture was the starting point and what “feeling” and look that she was going after.   She expressed that she missed being blonde.

 

 

Tips For Ombre’

Decide which way you want to achieve this:

 

Remember that the health of your hair is the most important, and if you are wanting a really extreme contrast that you will want to consider getting your Ombre with hair extensions.

 

Lastly, and most importantly be sure to book a consultation.   Communication is key.

 

Working with a professional hair colorist will get you the results that cannot be achieved at home.

 

 

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Book your consultation today!

 

413-734-6204

 

 

P.S.  If you need some cute leggings or clothes then contact Nikki!

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