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10 Costly Hair Extensions Mistakes by Diane Shawe

Celebrities on Red carpets and magazines have normalised hair extensions. Hair Extensions have been a trending topic among many women on YouTube. It is arguable that the main reason for the popularity of hair extensions is that one can get instant gratification. That extension adds to the thickness and fullness of hair in a shorter period of time than waiting for hair to grow.

As a woman, confidence is in constant flux, I know we all have those days that we just feel great. Our skin is glowing, our eyeliner went on just right, and our hair is lying the right way. And then we have those weeks where we just feel like our look has passed its expiration date.

Diane Shawe Author of ‘Getting Started in the Hair Extension Business’ and ‘How Hair Extensions are Sourced, Graded and Treated’ introduces the top 10 costly mistakes new and experienced clients make with their hair extensions.

1. Buying advertised premium Hair Extensions Cheaply

There is nothing wrong with cheap hair extensions but, when someone is marketing grade AAA virgin Brazilian double drawn human hair 18inches for £15 or £23 a bundle what sounds to Good to be true is often untrue.

If you do decide to buy this type of hair my advice is that they are only meant to be worn for fun or a couple of times.

Often cheap hair extensions are produced from mixed fibers and can look very glossy and healthy. If Worn excessively or worn to bed they will frizz and become matted.

All the other issues mentioned below would also be related.

So if you want your hair tho look like your favourite celebrity remember they are paying the going rates for the best.

2. Using Hair spray

Most hair extensions are processed abroad. In line with exporting regulations they have to be sprayed and sealed with an insect repellent so that insects cannot cross borders or the hair become infested by lice. Some hair extensions could be in packaging several months or a couple of years!

They are also subjected tho high pressure treatments such as colouring, perming and straightening. They then have tho be rehydrated and often gloss sealed to look enriching so you will buy and war them.

Hairspray from a can destroys all this. If you want to use a spray use pump action instead.

3. Leaving hair loose in bed

I advise all my clients to tie up their hair extensions at need time. Why?

To keep them from getting dried out from moisture from constantly being rubbed against the pillows.

To stop them becoming matted which would result in stressful brushing which causes premature loosening.

4. Wrong Brush

If your new tho hair extensions the brutish you choose to use will determine how your hair extensions look and are maintained.

The roots of your hair and the top of your hair extensions needed to be kept free from tangles short that the hair moves freely and naturally

You need to be able to brush your hair through so as to keep it tangle free workout tugging or causing pre mature loosening

The right brush will also help to make your hair look healtier and shiny.

5. Washing everyday

Hair Extensions do not produce their own oils, you have yup supplement and hydrate them yourself.

Washing them everyday will result in pre mature loosening as the water weighs them down and the oils in the shampoo makes them slide down with the weight of the water.

I know the objective is to probably wash your own greasy hair but it is best you separate the top of your own hair and wash that each day or use a reputable dry shampoo.

It is best to only wash your semi permanent hair extensions once a week to get the longest wear out of them.

6. Dehydration

Hair extensions will become dry and brittle and matt even more when they are dehydrated.

Central heating, air conditioned and being under electric lighting everyday and point 5 contributes to the drying out of hair extensions.

I recommend using a none oil based daily leave in conditioner. Spray from the roots through to the end every morning and before going to bed.

On the topic of Itchy scalp

People with normal to dry scalps will experience itching when wearing hair extensions because the hair extensions are absorbing what little moisture you have on your scalp so its making your scalp even more dry. Its important to spray the leave in conditioner onto your scalp.

With regards to clipins read my article about clipin.

7. Changing hair Extensions colour

In my professional opinion there should be no need to colour hair extensions because most of the popular colours are in distribution.

However as 90% of hair extensions come from Asia were all natural hair colour is black the only hair I will personally work with is 100% natural virgin hair.

If you are not experienced in knowing the difference between blended hair, human hair and virgin hair don’t attempt to re-colour it could be an expensive mistake.

8. Not preparing for holiday

OMG the amount of disaster stories I have heard with regards to this subject matter. Customers spend hundreds on lovely hair prior to flying out on that dream holiday only to end up with a partner or friend cutting it out. This is a big subject and the best I can do is recommend you download my care brochure by clicking here.

9. Oil based products

When you pour oil into water it floats, oil coats things, only the ingredient it is carrying penetrates. So when you put too much oil on your hair extensions it weighs them down, it sticks to your hair and attract the invisible particles to stick to your hair (the bits you see under a purple ultralight)

Try to use none oil based products, try not to commit murder by serums on your hair extensions.

10. Going to bed with wet hair

Why would you want to go to bed with your hair wet? Why would you be washing your hair that late anyway, why not in the morning? It makes no sense! Rant over… Just don’t do it! Matting, Tugging, Loss of hair so extensions look thinner, pre mature loosening I think you get the message.

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Checkout our Face Shape Blog it might help https://academyexpresscourses.com/2017/08/04/matching-your-face-shape-to-a-hair-extension-hairstyle/

More info on Clipin hair Extensions

https://academyexpresscourses.com/2015/07/08/clip-in-hair-extensions-can-cause-traction-alopecia-if-worn-for-over-5-hours-a-day/

How mobile hair extension technician could rent a salon chair

How hair extensions are sourced, treated and graded by Diane Shawe 2014Renting a chair has become so popular that it is estimated around 70% of the salons are following this business model. What made the salon chair rental so popular and why it is rapidly expanding. It use to be looked down on, but this negative profile has been changed as more and more salons are taking advantage of this opportunity.

article by Diane Shawe M.Ed

Obviously, there are benefits to starting your own salon chair rental service over the traditional method of doing business. Here are some of them listed.

1. When you rent a chair in your salon, you become the landlord of that chair rather than an employer consequently, all you’re concerned with is collecting your rent each month. Similarly, if you decide to sell your salon chair rental, the buyer only has to be consumed with the same task… collecting rent! They wont be worried about transferring all of your employees’ entitlements.

2. Your salon chair renters will govern their own business. No longer will you have to arrange lunch breaks for your stylists. Whatever the stylist decide, they have to pay you the for renting that chair at the end of the month.

3. You do not have to worry about paying your stylists for working over time. In this rent a chair model, the stylists can choose to work for as long as they want or as little as they want. They can even choose to come only when they have an appointment scheduled with their client. Nothing makes a difference as long as you receive the salon rent at the end of each month whether the stylist does business or not.

4. Your record keeping pertaining to your employees such as the wage records, time sheets, pay slips and other records will not have to be maintained. That itself will eliminate a lot of clutter from your office or wherever you keep them. A great weight lifted from your shoulder because the salon chair renter is responsible for all her own records.

5. There can be a lot of red tape and procedures to be followed with employees and apprentices. With renting a chair to other stylist you do not have to worry about a variety of rules and regulations apart from insurance and your salon security.

Those traditionally operated salons use to look down upon the renting a chair model. But with benefits such as these, and the high turnover of staff and increased running cost (minimum way bills)and naturally making money, I don’t think we’re ever going see a decline in the industry. In fact, this is turning out to be a blessing in disguise for many hairdressing business who have seen a decline in revenue streams due to the recession.

Equally there are benefits to why you should consider renting a chair in a salon.

1. This can give you credibility if you are able to establish yourself in a reputable salon

2) You can tend to more customers in one day as appose to the travel time allocated to traffic problems.

3) Other staff in the salon could support you in other areas you are weak in.

4) Clients could feel much more confident in using your service because you have an established and reachable business address.

5) You could benefit from joint advertising and promotional campaigns.

If your thinking of setting up in business or expanding your business during these economically challenging time, a couple of publication may be of benefit to your business.
Getting started in the hair extension business by Diane Shawe

However there are certain things potential renters should also look out for in order to evaluate the financial commitment when renting a chair.

 

1) How long has the salon been established

2) What type of customer base do they attract and are they similar to the client base you want.

3) What level of footfall do they have each day

4) Does their opening time work with your client base

5) What level of support would you be getting e.g appointment book, telephone answering, availability of working space and facilities

6) How many rent a chair clients have they had in the past and how long have they stayed

7) Do they do any advertising?

8) Are they in financial trouble hence why they are renting a chair?

9) Who would you be reporting too and could you get on

10) How much money would you have to pay up front and what are the guarantees.

It is estimated that the hairdressing sector is set to grown over the next 3 years by 15% especially specialist areas such as hair extensions, hair enhancement and specialist technicians and consultants.

Training is now available to assist anyone wanting to expand into this market and then take the opportunity to rent a chair in many of these salons today.

Visit http://www.hairextensiontraining.academy

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