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October 11 2022 Studio 16

6 Things You Need to Know About Hair Extensions

It’s just about every woman’s fantasy to have a full head of hair like the models in magazines or actresses on television.

The truth is though, that very few of us are born with those luscious locks. And if you are lucky to have a thick, full mane, there’s a chance you may not keep it forever. According to the Cleveland Clinic, more than 50% of women experience noticeable hair loss, equalling about 30 million women in the US alone. 

But if nature didn’t give you the hair you long for, the good news is that with a little time and an experienced professional, hair extensions can help you achieve your dream hair. 

Are you on the fence about whether hair extensions are for you or not? Below, we explore some of the top benefits you will get from hair extensions that might help you make up your mind.

What Are Hair Extensions?

221011 Blog imageBut first, what are hair extensions exactly? 

A hair extension, also known as an artificial hair integration or hair weave, is a piece of artificial hair that is either clipped, glued, or sewn into natural hair. This artificial hair can be made of synthetic hair, but human hair can be used as well. 

Available in a variety of lengths and colors, hair extensions can be applied in a variety of ways. The most common form of application is tape-in hair extensions. During this process, the extensions are pre-taped, and can be applied quickly and easily by a trained stylist. 

Benefits of Hair Extensions

If you’ve never had hair extensions, there are a lot of reasons you may want to see if they’re right for you. Some of the benefits you’ll experience include:

1. Instant Length
221011 Blog image 1Anyone who has ever decided to grow their hair out can tell you that it is a long and agonizing process. With hair extensions, though, it’s like a magic wand to take your short bob to long waves in just a couple of hours.

2. Instant Volume
Just as you can’t make your hair magically grow, there isn’t an instant cure for thin hair that will give you instant volume. Or is there? Hair extensions can take care of that, too. This brings a glimmer of hope to women over 40 or menopausal women who experience natural hair thinning in high numbers.

3. Unlimited Styles
Natural hair can limit creativity if you like to change it up often. Whether you like to experiment with texture, color, length, or style, hair extensions give you much more flexibility when it comes to being creative without causing damage to your natural hair. 

4. Low Maintenance
If you’re tired of the extra early alarm clock just so you can make your hair presentable for work, hair extensions are going to let you hit snooze a few more times. While some extra time and effort can be required on the days you shampoo your hair (more hair means more time and effort drying!), hair extensions offer a lower maintenance routine that will not only save you time in-between shampoo days but save your natural hair from the damage of all those styling tools. 

5. Masks Unhealthy Looking Hair
If it’s too late to repair the hair damage, hair extensions can be great at concealing it, especially split ends. Split ends can be particularly difficult to remove, so hair extensions can take your hair from unhealthy-looking to bouncing and shiny in no time.

6. Instant Confidence
All of us like to look our best, and when we feel like we do, our confidence gets an amazing boost. With the long, voluminous hair you’ve been longing for, you will walk into any room with a spring in your step and your head held high. 

Our Values Determine Our Sourcing
Ethical sourcing and quality matter for extensions too! If your extensions can't meet the criteria below then do call us for a consultation!

Just as we are an AVEDA salon because of our commitment to the most ethically and sustainable sourcing possible for our guests, Studio 16 has selected VoMor as our extension provider for many of the same advantages:
  1. Ethically sourced - VoMor extensions are made from hair collected only from adult women who are paid for their locks, and those who prepare the "wefts" are paid a living wage for their work.
  2. Fully intact hair - VoMor extensions are made with "Remy Hair", which includes the cuticle fully intact to ensure natural manageability and accept color penetration like your own natural hair.
  3. Designed for AVEDA - VoMor extensions are designed to be optimized for AVEDA color - already the best and most ethical way to ensure a full match to your own natural color!
  4. Durability - When cared for following the guidelines and recommendation of your stylist, VoMor extensions can last up to 10 months before requiring replacement.

Ask Your Stylist for a Consultation
Interested in looking into hair extensions to change your style? Speak to a stylist soon to see what hair dreams you can turn into a reality!

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