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????
Spending Time With Clients
When you decide to get a makeover, it is a very personal decision. Where will you go to experience that? Who will you work with?
Many of the makeovers that my business has provided, over the years, can take up to all day, and or have taken several appointments.
You need to feel comfortable with who you are going to work with, and you want to ensure that they:
- Understand your wants & needs
- Have the experience to get you to your goal
How many times have you watched a makeover show, and you sit there glued to see the very end. I think the best part of a makeover show is the reveal or when they put the “before” and “after” shot next to each other. Or how about when the guest gets to see them for the very first time?
Hair, makeup and photography are the perfect trio to provide that experience.
As a Makeover Expert, I cherish the time that guests have trusted me with their transformations. It is always heart warming when they have taken their time to share their experiences.
Unless, otherwise stated, the photography of the “after” shots are by my other business www.annmariewaltsphotography.com
How many times have you posted a “Selfie” that you love of yourself, and your social media channel gets some hits. It is fun, right? Well, can you imagine getting a complete makeover? BOOM!
You do not have to take it from me that “you will get what you pay for”, if you do business with me….see more of what clients are saying!
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
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:
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
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
look, 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!
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.
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
What is the definition of “the best”?
I 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 Words
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.
Ann Marie Walts
2301 Westfield Street
West Springfield, Mass 01089
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
Be sure to watch our short 5-minute segment about the various types.
- 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.
- Getting married and want your look to last during your honeymoon/vacation
- Looking for an option that starts at $1,200*
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.
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.
What type of hair do you have?
Do you know what hair type your have?
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.
Balayage hair coloring technique is a free-hand technique that can create a soft blend of highlights.
Your own natural color or color that your hair is now will determine what “realistic” results that you can achieve in 1 visit.
Also, you will have to consider your:
- Commitment level for maintenance
- Finances to maintain
- Patience level to be in the salon
Best Balayage Tips:
The right hair color combination will be the one that best compliments you!
Seek out a consultation to ensure that you are comfortable with the stylist that will be coloring your hair.
Be sure to consider your wardrobe, and what color clothes do your wear the most.
In fact, if you are planning of making a very big change, it is a good idea to get some photographs together. Save them to your favorite Pinterest board.
You will find that it is much easy to communicate what you like and what you do not like to your balayage specialist.
Best Hair Coloring Products
We are so happy to be a J Beverly Hills Concept hair coloring salon. They use nothing but the finest ingredients.
Your hair will be left in superior condition, and if you current hair’s condition needs help currently, then we can recommend a haircare regimen to you. Not all shampoos are created equal, and not everyone’s hair is the same.
The best shampoo is one that can be prescribed to you based on your needs for care and for styling. Additionally, being on a professional haircare regimen can ensure that you experience longevity with your chemical services.