ExecutiveChronicles.com | Why You Should Consider Getting Hair Extensions for an Instant Transformation | Here at our salon in Dubai, we believe that hair extensions are the best way to transform your look in an instant. Hair extensions can add luscious volume as well as additional length. And, not only do you have so many color and style options to pick from, but you also can use hair extensions without any damage to your natural hair. They can be easily removed which means you can change your mind anytime (although we don’t think you will).
Unsure? Then here are situations where we think hair extensions provide the perfect solution:
1. You have trouble growing your hair long
Do you have your heart set on a long hairstyle? Are you sporting a short crop or cute bob right now?
If you want to grow your natural hair long, you need to accept it’s going to take a while and muster up a lot of patience. You may have to tolerate awkward in-between styles along the way. For most people, hair grows around six inches per year (although you’ll need to trim some of this to keep your hair looking healthy). Unfortunately, hair growth takes even longer than this for some people.
Most of us don’t want to wait this long for the on-trend hairstyle we’re desperate to be wearing right now. This is why extensions are so amazing. On one trip to the salon, you can get that style you want.
Plus, your natural hair will not stop growing while you have hair extensions in so you can get them now with a view to styling your natural hair long in the future.
2. You’d love to color your hair but worry about damage
Changing color opens so many exciting options for a complete transformation of your look. You could go for silky soft silver, ice blonde, striking brunette, or any color of the rainbow if you fancy having fun with color.
Many clients, however, are concerned about the damage color might do to their natural hair and the length of time it may take to grow out a color change. State-of-the-art colors applied by a professional technician in a good salon have minimal impact on the condition of your own hair.
However, if you are still not sure about applying color to your own hair, you can play safe by visiting the salon for hair extensions in the color of your choice.
3. You’d like a bold look for a special event
A special occasion can inspire us to want to change our look temporarily. Perhaps you are a bride-to-be who’d like long hair on your wedding day before returning to your usual short, funky style, for instance. Or perhaps you have an occasion coming up where you’d like to wear your hair in a bold and brave style.
Whatever event is inspiring you, hair extensions allow you to fulfill your wildest dreams. Whether you’d like the longest, most luscious waves, an incredible up-do, a kaleidoscope of colors, or even crystal diamond strands, hair extensions make these possible.
5 Important Facts About Hair Extensions
Ready to take the plunge? Here are five facts about hair extensions. They are things we think all clients should know and consider before booking their appointment with a hair extension technician.
There are four types of hair extensions.
Tape extensions are wefts of hair taped into your own hair using a ‘sandwich’ of bio-adhesive tape. When applied professionally, the tape sits incredibly close to your roots and is invisible to others.
Clip-in extensions are a very short-term way of extending your hair and are a popular DIY extension for a special occasion.
Loop extensions are attached to your natural hair using tiny metal rings plus heat and pliers to hold them in place. This method, unfortunately, poses potential damage to your natural hair.
Pre-bonded hair extensions are applied to your hair using adhesives like keratin and glue. Results are long-lasting but the application process can take many hours.
For these reasons above, we recommend professionally applied tape extensions to our clients looking for hair extensions in Dubai. These are safe, give outstanding results, and are reasonably quick to apply.
Hair extensions must be applied by a qualified technician to get the desired result.
Whatever type of extension you choose, having them applied in a salon offers far better results and minimizes the chances of any damage to your natural hair.
You should opt for high-quality natural hair extensions, not synthetic.
Synthetic extensions are widely available, but natural human hair offers far more convincing beautiful hair extensions. Synthetic extensions tend to be more prone to tangling and shedding.
They need maintenance and careful handling once applied.
Hair extensions, just like your natural hair, require regular shampooing. However, you may need to make some changes to the rest of your hair-care routine.
You need to be careful not to apply direct heat over the bonds of hair extensions to avoid loosening them or causing damage. With tape extensions, you also need to avoid applying conditioner too near them as this may also loosen them.
You may need to change your hair-care products.
Just like different products suit different people, the hair-care products you currently use may not work so well on your extensions. Be prepared to make some changes to your regular shopping basket.
Many extensions do not need conditioning, whereas some may need a regular hydration treatment for hair. Your technician will advise of the best routine and products for your new extensions. They will also likely advise you to switch to a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo.
If hair extensions appeal to you, the next step is to get in contact with a reputable salon. They will happily see you for a free consultation. At this time you can see the product for yourself and explore your extension options with a technician. Then all you need to do is decide on length, texture and color. With so many options, this may be easier said than done!
Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.