Step 4 Select a salon and make an appointment for a consultation
You always hear in medical situations to 'Get a Second Opinion'. Well when it comes to hair extensions, the same rule applies: Always Get a Second Opinion. If you really like the fusion method with human hair, then make appointments with several different salons that offer various fusion methods.
Hair Extensions--The official consumers guide to getting hair extensions includes a whole chapter on preparing for your hair extension consultation. See table of contents here
Hair extensions are an investment and you need to be prepared with the right questions.
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Order Hair Extensions E-book Some salons my charge a minimal fee for these consultations, since you are taking the time of the stylist. They usually apply this fee to the cost of the hair extensions if you go with them. This is money well spent. Hair extensions can cost from hundreds to even thousands of dollars, so a few $25 or even $50 consultation fees are negligible.
The best case scenario is to select a stylist that is trained and certified in several different hair extension methods. That way, he/she can tell you which method would be best for you. Hair extensions are NOT one size fits all. Different hair textures, different hair condition and desired length and look all effect the type of hair extension method.
To find a salon in your area, you can contact the company directly for a list of certified stylists. See list of companies in Step 3. This is the BEST method to finding a qualified stylist. BEWARE: There are some hair stylists out there claiming to be certified and trained by XYZ Company, when in fact they are not. Always ask to see a copy of their certification, or call the company to make sure they are certified. We have even run across several stylists that have been 'de-certified' by a hair extension company because of numerous customer complaints.
Below are 10 tips for getting the most out of your hair extension consultation. Bring a notebook and write the answers down so you won't get confused later when comparing methods.
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1. After selecting a salon, schedule an initial consultation to discuss what you would like to have done and any concerns that you have.
5A. Ask what can go wrong with the hair extensions--attachment and removal.
5B. Ask what happens when things go wrong. Is there any sort of guarantee for the products (hair) or attachment?