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Pros & Cons of I Tip Hair Extensions

Hair extensions have come a long way since Cleopatra's time. Archaeologists found evidence that Egyptians were using extensions made of real hair and sheep's wool, attaching them using resin and beeswax. The use of extensions continued throughout history. By the 1900s, "clip-in" extensions became popular because of their ease of use. In the 1980s, the innovative hairstylist, Simon Forbes, developed "monofibre" extensions attached using hot wax. That paved the way for U-tip extensions that are fused to your hair with heated keratin. Then along came I-tips, also referred to shoelace tips and cold fusion. As opposed to the U-tip extensions that require heat, I-tip extensions are attached using micro or Nano beads. Small strands of your hair are pulled through a small metal loop in the extension base and clipped together with the beads. Pros of I-Tips I-tips are work well for any hair type, but they're particularly beneficial for fine, thin hair. They are ve

What are Tape-in Hair Extensions?

Tape-in hair extensions are ideal for clients who desire the versatility of longer, fuller hair and the flexibility to try different styles without changing their natural hair. Tape-ins don't require the extensive, demanding installation process; the commitment, or the expense of other types of extensions such as sew-ins or fused/bonded method. Conversely, tape-ins are more durable than temporary, non-adhesive clip-in extensions. Tape-in extensions apply just as the name suggests: they are affixed to the hair with medical-grade adhesive tape. Tape-ins are simple to install and to remove without damaging the hair. They can be installed in an hour or less, sometimes in as little as half an hour, and require no additional tools (i.e no needle and thread like sew-ins). Also, tape-ins are reusable when installed and cared for properly. More than other types of extensions, tape-ins adhere much closer and more evenly against the head. It helps that the base of a tape-in hair weft tends to

What is Balayage?

  Balayage has taken the globe by storm. The new hair makeover is not only the most coveted request in luxurious salons, but it is also commonly observed on the red carpet and social media. Although it may have been popular in recent years, this dyeing technique has been around longer than a decade. Hairstylists have perfected balayage to the extent of creating names for themselves. With most models and celebrities inheriting the unique, sun kissed hair color, it is right to believe that the technique is here to stay. What is Balayage? Balayage originates from the French term "balayer," to mean 'sweeping.' It refers to the process through which color is applied. As such, 'Balayage' describes the technique used by stylists to paint hair color onto the hair for a natural highlight impact. When applied, Balayage makes the hair looks less stripy compared to highlights, while creating fun color and gorgeous dimensions. The effect allows for contrast and brightness