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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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
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:
- Hair Talk
- So Cap
- 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.
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
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
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
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?
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!
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.
RESEARCH FOR EXPERIENCE
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.
Tips On – Researching Where to Get Hair Extensions
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!
- 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
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.
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.
Thank 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
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
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 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.
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.
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 for May 15, 2107 to learn about tape hair extensions.
Tape hair extensions are fun, fast and a great way to thicken or lengthen your hair! Tune in at 11am to 12pm on 22 WWLP News to learn more!
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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
Visualizing Is Key
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.
Book your consultation today!
P.S. If you need some cute leggings or clothes then contact Nikki!
Hair Color With Hair Extensions
Non-chemical highlights are fantastic way to accessorize your hair. Unlike traditional highlights that are done with foils, having your hair color done this way will thicken your hair.
It is very common to automatically associate “hair extensions” with only long hair, however there are so many other uses than the obvious.
Over the last 10 years, I have experienced being a hair color educator and working with “coloring the hair with extensions”.
I have to be honest with you that when I went to a hair extension training that had introduced the idea of hair extensions being less “damaging” than chemical hair color I was put off a bit first, but very intrigued. Partially due to the fact that I was still educating for Redken.
It was my job, at the time, to “eat, breath and sleep hair color”….ha ha. Now, it is a great thing to be offer both types of “hair color”.
Beautiful & Colorfast Hair Color
The hair color trends have really been bold, lately, and just about anything goes. However…….”anything goes” is sometimes the “chemical hair color” right down the drain, sometimes.
Why is it that hair color fades, and especially the bolder hair colors?
It is because of the chemical composition and the sizes of the dye molecules. Red dye molecules are the largest to fit into the hair strand. The “why” could lend itself to a whole science based post of how hair color works, and that will be saved for another time.
Colorfastness of Hair Extensions
In the case of Great Lengths Hair Extensions, I had the opportunity to actual go to the factory in Nepi, Italy to see how the hair is processed and handled.
The handcrafted way that they “hand dye” the hair is absolutely incredible. They use a dyeing process that is much like how cashmere sweaters are dyed. Textile dye colorants are very durable.
Bold hair color?
If you like very bold hair color or a stronger contrast, then I professionally would recommend that you opt for hair extensions over traditional hair color.
- Accenting Blond Hair with darker or vivid hair colors
- You want to wear any of the colors of the rainbow
- You change your mind frequently
Non-Chemical Highlights with thicken your hair.
Professionally speaking, it was this professional benefit that did “win me over” as a professional corrective hair color specialist, to realize that traditional foil highlights had their limitations.
Do you get “highlights” because it give your hair more volume?
Do you get “highlights” because it makes your hair less flat?
Do you get your “highlights” every 6 to 8 weeks?
- When you get your “non-chemical highlights” they will last up to 5 months.
- They are colorfast
- You hair color will be “spot on”
- Your hair will be thicker
Opting to trying this hair color technique can be just as affordable as “chemical hair color” if you average out the amount of salon visits that it takes to maintain your “traditional highlight foiling”