Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Extensions: From Brittany to Brilliant
Throughout my years behind the chair many extensions and trends have come my way. I have seen the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. Extensions are relatively new but well known in the hair industry. Every pop starlet and reality TV chick in America has adorned them. Almost every photo shoot since 2000 showcases some hot model or celeb with long luxurious hair. Some looked good, and some looked horrid, and it gave extensions a bad wrap! Let's take a look at Brittany Spears' hair gone wild.
~Sew in weft (a portion of the hair is braided horizontally and the weft of hair is actually sewn into the braid)
What was her hairdresser thinking? Well, he wasn't trained properly. That's for sure! Her thousands spent on an application of keratin bonded extensions was all for the embarrassment of the world to scoff. What went wrong? Is it her hair that's bad?
Don't blame Brittany's hair or Kate Gosslin for sporting these locks. Blame their hair dresser and the extension company used on them. They didn't do their research. There are many brands on the market like Paris Hilton, Great Lengths, and Jessica Simpson just to name a few.
I made the same mistakes as these celebrity hair dressers. Nobody knew better.... Until NOW! I finally discovered the secret thanks to Perfectress and international extension specialist, Mario Degroot. The difference between everything else on the market and Perfectress are a few MAJOR details.
The hair in every extension company can only be attached in a few ways:
~Keratin Bonds (when heated the bond crystallizes or melts, you wrap it around the hair and it re-hardens)
~Beaded bonds (an alluminum bead is threaded onto the natural hair and the extension is attached and clamped with a plier like tool)
Perfectress hair is already attached to bond.
My discovery? Someone out smarted everyone else. Yes, the brilliant minds behind Perfectress. What makes them better, you ask? What makes them different? Well I'm so glad you asked!
Not only is the hair attached to an alloy bead already, but it's double drawn, remy hair that wraps around the entire bead. Everything else just sits on the top surface. Single drawn hair is most commonly used with every extension line giving thinner ends and less to work with. It's really hard to blend thicker hair with thinner ends. Read here in Wikipedia for more details on the difference of these. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_weave
I was lucky enough to attend a training with Mr. Mario Degroot himself and discovered what went wrong with these highly paid hair dressers and the secret to a lengthening success. Not only were the extension lines chosen not the best option for these millionaire clients and the rest of the world, but the application thought process is completely off! They are ruining the hair by not taking proper sectioning and tension to hold the hair and keep it from slipping out, itching and dreading up.
I discovered the best extensions ever, Perfectess, and everything about them is perfect. But, the hair dresser needs to be trained properly by Perfectress. From experience I would not be confident that they are being applied properly without education. The secret is in the application, and this was my major take away from the training I received. Another benefit is the hair can be re-used at least 3 times making it more affordable. There is no damage to the hair. The extension can be re-formed and re-used, and you absolutely cannot tell they are in the hair without digging through it. That changed everything for me.
So, if you're looking for the creme de la creme and want to get your money's worth, do your research and discover the BEST EXTENSIONS IN THE WORLD. Make sure the hair dresser has been certified and approved to use them by Perfectress, and you will be amazed by the quality of the hair and the easy application that does not require a lot of time.
You too will discover the WoW Factor I did~