Even though the temperatures have yet to drop here in North Carolina, we are still eagerly awaiting the upcoming season change. Our love for Fall runs deep and we particularly love the different ways we can style our extensions in the cooler weather. We wanted to share with you some of our favorite Fall inspo—from cuts to styles to accessories—that you can rock this upcoming Autumn.

If you follow us on social media you may have seen our “Fringe Feature” from a few weeks ago. We’re kind of obsessed with adding fringe to your haircut, but we particularly love it because it’s a small change that make you feel a big difference. If you’ve been rocking the same style for a while, but you’re ready to do something a little different, adding bangs to your look is the perfect way to mix things up.

NBR Hair Extensions Fall Hair Trends 2019

There are so many different variations of fringe from side swept bangs to micro fringe aka baby bangs to one of our faves—that parted in the middle, intentionally grown out, brushing your cheekbones fringe. While we love a good fringe on anyone, we think it’s the perfect addition to hair extensions for a couple of different reasons. For one thing, when you’re wearing this really big beautiful ponytail, having fringe adds style to your look. It also shows off your color and gives you some face framing without having to wear your hair completely down. If you’ve been wearing extensions for a while, now is definitely the time to consider a fringe!

Next up on our list of fall inspo is almost the opposite of our typical Summer look (those messy, beachy waves). This Fall we expect to see a whole lot of satiny, sleek looks. Especially for our longgg extension wearing ladies. From the long sleek ponies to wearing it parted down the center, straight hair is in for the upcoming season. We’re going to be seeing that 70s inspired center-parted look in an updated way this Fall. You know the one—blown out with a little bit of natural volume, but still sleek and shiny ends. We love this look because even though there’s no movement from texture, the hair still moves so beautifully! If you need assistance with styling your hair extensions straight, let us know!

NBR Hair Extensions Fall Hair Trends 2019

Finally, the third upcoming Fall trend that we are so excited for is HAIR ACCESSORIES! You’re going to be seeing barettes of all kinds, scarves of all colors, and fall-inspired big brimmed hats. We’ve seen a ton of hats with feathers in the currently debuting fashion, and can’t wait for alll the fall hat days. We’ve also been seeing head scarves worn in different ways and are so ready to incorporate the look in with our hair extensions.

NBR Hair Extensions Fall Hair Trends 2019

Our new fave is definitely winding a scarf into our extensions braid. This makes your big fluffy NBR braid even fuller and adds such a cute, trendy look to it. We’re also in love with the idea of combining the two—scarves with hats. Wearing a scarf in your hair peeking out from under your fave felt fall hat—we’re all heart eyes over here. Can we also have a moment for how far barettes have come since when we were small?? If you haven’t seen the latest in fall hair accessories, definitely check out Anthro, free people, and even Etsy for some of the cutest barrettes, scarves, and headbands you’ve ever seen.

If you can’t tell—we’re anxiously awaiting the temperature drops so we can get in on all of these Fall trends! And if you’re interested in the fashion side of the upcoming season, check out today’s post on candicemotley.com as she shares her personal obsession with the season and her recent scouting of what’s gonna be HOT this Autumn.

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Wearing hair extensions for the first time can be quite the experience. It feels different, you look different, and there’s a definite learning curve. We wanted to let you in on some things to expect when you receive your first set of NBR hair extensions—both the great things and the challenging ones. We want you to have an incredible experience with your hair extensions, and we’ve found that being prepared always makes things smoother.

First up is the BEST unexpected result of new hair. We’re talking about that incredible natural hair high. Whenever our guests come into their 2 week follow up appointment, they seem to be floating on a cloud. We hear everything from, “Omg I see why these are so addictive,” to “I thought I would like it, but more than that, I actually feel like a new person!” This completely euphoric experience happens for about 80-90% of our guests.

For the other 10-20%, the euphoria is followed by a bit of a crash. The just walked out of the salon feeling like a million bucks lasts all the way up until their first shampoo/style. All of a sudden it’s a “holy shit it took so much longer to dry and I have no idea what I’m doing with all this hair,” sort of feeling. We often have women who come into their 2 week follow up expressing that they styled their hair themselves for the first time and couldn’t make it look how it did when they left the salon. THIS IS TOTALLY NORMAL. There is definitely a learning curve with extensions, and it’s crucial to give yourself time, space, and grace when it comes to shampooing and getting reacquainted with your new self.

Our best advice for adapting to your new hair is to give yourself PLENTY of time for the first several shampoo and styles. We recommend setting aside about twice the amount of time as you would typically spend. You definitely do not want to try to squeeze in a wash and style of your brand new set of extensions in the same amount of time as your natural hair.

Once you’ve had your extensions for a little while, this process will get easier and the time will shorten back up a bit. You’ll learn exactly what works best for you and your hair and everything will get smoother. Expecting the learning curve is half the battle. You should never feel bad if the first time you wash and dry your new extensions it feels like a bit of a disaster. You are not alone!

Next up is the physical experience of your brand new set of extensions. If you are not used to having something attached to your scalp, aka if you’ve never worn extensions before, your head might be a little bit tender for the first few days. If this is you—don’t panic! It won’t stay like that for long. While nothing should be hurting or pulling, it will be a little snug and tender. The snugness is a totally separate feeling that takes a moment to get used to. It almost feels like you’re wearing a really tight headband (or headbands depending on your number of rows).

The next aspect of having a whole lot more hair that we receive tons of questions about is how to wear your hair up in a ponytail. One of our favorite qualities of NBR Extensions is how versatile they are in terms of style. But just like there is a learning curve for washing and drying them, there is definitely a learning curve for wearing them up as well. We’ve found that when you’re receiving a ton of new information like you are on the day you get your new hair, it’s not the best time to also talk ponies.

That’s why we designate a few minutes at the 2 week follow up appointment to walk you through wearing your hair up in a ponytail or topknot. We will walk you through the process, explain how to secure it, and talk about the different options. We also explain what’s better for working out vs just hanging around town and how to avoid unnecessary tension on your scalp when your hair is tied back.

The last thing that women aren’t always prepared for may seem a bit obvious, but is often still a surprise. When you change your hair you typically expect a comment or two, but depending on how large your transformation is you can actually expect for people’s jaws to drop. It’s pretty common for a transformation to include a color revamp along with hair extensions, which means you’re going to look pretty different in a pretty short amount of time. Expect for people to come up and ask you all about it.

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There’s a fairly common taboo when it comes to not asking people about their hair extensions, but our philosophy is the total opposite. We fully encourage you to embrace your new look and when people ask if you’re wearing hair extensions for your answer to be, “Girllll, hell yes!” Be proud that you’ve made an investment in yourself—you will probably inspire someone else to do the same. We also encourage you to train your brain to accept the compliment! You’re probably going to get an influx of compliments on your hair and your new glow—embrace it! Eat it up! You look amazing and you deserve to feel that way as well.

If you’re considering hair extensions, we hope that this helps you prepare for what experiences to expect. And if you ever have any questions before, during, or after you receive your new set of hair extensions, just give us a call or shoot us an email! We’ve got your back and are here to talk you through whatever you need! Our goal is always for you to have the best and smoothest extensions experience possible!

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We love bringing you behind the scenes and shedding some light on the important aspects of our business. Particularly ones that are not talked about often. Today we wanted to introduce you to the hair that makes up hair extensions and talk a little bit about the particular lines of hair that we work with and why we’ve chosen them.

You already know that we take great care in choosing only the best of the best for every brand we work with. From our haircare products to our color lines to the extension methods we utilize, we ensure that we can guarantee the quality of everything we offer to our guests. The hair that we use for our hair extensions is no exception.

When we first began offering NBR Extensions as a method, there was only one main distributor for hand-tied hair extensions—Bohyme. (If you would like to read more about hand-tied hair extensions, check out this blog post (link to hand-tied extension post).) As extension methods that utilized hand-tied hair have become increasingly popular, some challenges arose with Bohyme’s distribution. Other stylists experienced problems with the quality of the hair.

Thankfully, we never experienced the same things at Garnish, but it made us aware that there were potential concerns. They also began running out of certain colors. While this definitely made us up our custom hair color game, it also made ordering the correct hair more difficult.

Some Major Players in the Hair Extension World

Luckily, there were some major players in the extension world who were taking note of the need for more high-quality hand-tied hair. These new lines have been under development for quite some time and we are honored to have played a role in their creation. The first new hand-tied hair brand that we have recently brought into the studio is none other than ISLA, created by Natural Beaded Rows themselves.

NBR realized that if it wanted to stay at the top of the extension game, they would need to be able to always guarantee the quality of the hair associated with their brand. The best way to ensure quality control is to offer the product personally, so that’s what they did. During the development of ISLA, NBR reached out to select salons such as Garnish to receive feedback about colors, textures, and more. We are proud to offer the entire line of ISLA hair. ISLA is also an exclusive brand, meaning you have to be a part of the BMS program with NBR to be able to order ISLA hair. The exclusivity helps guarantee that every color and texture will remain in stock at all times.

The second new hand-tied hair line that we’ve brought into the studio is Covet & Mane. We absolutely love Covet & Mane because they focused on something super important to us—different textures and curl patterns. Covet & Mane also included Garnish in the testing process of their brand, receiving feedback from Candice and Niko regarding the wearability of their curly extensions, how their extension hair received color, and other details regarding the quality of the hair. Having such a personal relationship with these brands has allowed us to truly know where our hair is coming from and guarantee that it is ethically sourced and of the highest possible quality.

Utilizing three different brands of hand-tied hair has provided a vast collection of options for our guests. No matter what hair color, texture, curl pattern or length you might be looking for, we are able to create your dream hair.

We are so excited to be able to introduce you to both ISLA and Covet & Mane and can’t wait to turn their hair extensions into your hair goals. What are you waiting for? Apply now to experience your own Garnish Extension Transformation.

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Amazing things are happening here at Garnish and we wanted to bring you up to speed on some exciting news! Beginning in just a few short months, Garnish Extension Studio will become the East Coast training location for Natural Beaded Rows Extensions and their partner company, Big Money Stylist. As 2020 kicks off, Garnish will begin hosting a variety of classes each month that will bring in students from all over the country to train with Candice and the Garnish team.

The studio will be hosting private training events that will consist of the studio being “closed” for three days as we train stylists on all things NBR Extensions. These will take place from Sunday through Tuesday, so that it minimally affects your normal scheduling with us.

We will also be hosting stylists twice a month for hands-on shadowing opportunities. These are extremely limited and only available to students enrolled in the BMS program. Even though we are still about four months out, a waitlist has already been created for these opportunities, and NBR is already in the process of promoting the national classes.

Garnish is honored to be one of only three salons in the country, and the only salon on the East Coast, to be chosen as an educational hub. Along with Carlos of Trade Secrets Salon and Amanda K Styling, both in Texas, Candice and Garnish were selected as the top NBR Specialists to teach the method and certify stylists through NBR. This opportunity will allow Candice and our stylist team to continue doing what they love and transforming lives through the art of hair extensions, while serving their fellow stylists as well.

Candice has always been a big believer in the idea that teaching something makes you even better at the skill you’re teaching. When you’re sharing your knowledge, you have to put a lot of thought and energy into how you’re teaching and training. We are so excited for this opportunity to spotlight Candice’s extensive experience and training with the method along with the quality of work produced by all of our stylists.

Our studio just continues to grow in our specialty, and we believe it’s because it’s all that we do every single day! We have poured our time, energy, and hearts into becoming the best extension specialists in the area, and our hard work has paid off. We can’t wait to become THE East Coast Education Hub for Natural Beaded Rows Extensions!

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…it all started with an affirmation.

Hair Extensions are our passion!

If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a couple of things that set our team apart. Our matching handles, our signature grey photo background, and our names—#1 East Coast Hair Extensions. Back in January when we transitioned to exclusively extensions, I had the entire team change their names to reflect this title. I had been writing this down as an affirmation and mantra for probably six months prior to the transition actually happening. My goal was simple—I wanted to be the #1 person on the East Coast for hair extensions.

I keep a piece of paper in a notebook of all of my thoughts, dreams, and aspirations. I originally wrote “#1 East Coast Extension Artist,” but as my goal to create an extensions exclusive salon grew closer, I found myself crossing out my initial dream, and writing something else in its place—“#1 East Coast Extension Salon.” Transforming my entire salon into this became my new focus. It’s a big title, and I took the goal of reaching it very seriously. We weren’t there yet—despite doing a TON of hair extensions—but we were definitely moving in that direction.

As we move towards the end of our first year of having made the pivotal switch into just focusing solely and exclusively on our extension guests, the growth and changes are incredible to witness. Our reach is getting stronger and stronger and we are having more and more women finding us from out of state, and traveling to our studio. Even crossing state lines and flying in!

We are growing at such a rapid pace, and I can’t help but feel like it comes from that affirmation I began right around a year ago.

Writing it down and making sure all of my movements within Garnish were taking me towards that goal has had a powerful impact on our path. I’ve been able to keep the mindset that if something is possibly going to derail me, I don’t do it. And if it doesn’t speak to me and bring me closer to my vision, then I let it go. I’ve found that having the mindset that if it’s in alignment with what I want, it’s for me, and if it’s not, then it’s not, has really helped shape the decisions I make and how I feel about them.

Garnish is well on its way and will be the #1 East Coast Hair Extension Studio. And it all started with me affirming it.

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Guest Written by our amazing Niko Jones

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While all of our extension transformations are dope, I wanted to take some time to shine some light on my favorite kind of transformation—the subtlety of one row. What I love about having one row is that it looks like it’s just your hair, but better. It’s a super natural look, and you may or may not know, but I’m all about a natural look. I love anything that’s low maintenance, and one row is the most low maintenance way to have extensions.

The Look.

Having wispy ends is more common than you’d think, and one row gives you fullness and fills in the gaps at your ends. If you don’t really want more length, but have always wished your hair was just a little fuller, one row is the perfect solution. It also makes certain styles possible for women with finer hair, such as a blunt bob. If you love the look of a blunt cut, but your hair just isn’t quite thick enough, adding one row will give you that clean line. Long haired girls, this applies to you, too. If you have longer hair, but it gets thin on the ends as it grows longer, one row will give you the perfect fullness and style.

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Investment.

When it comes to both time and financial investment, having just one row is the most cost effective way to have NBR. Hair extensions are an investment in both time and cost, and the more extensions you have the higher the cost and the longer the appointment. One row is super chill. Tidy up appointments are typically even less than an hour.

The Ease.

Overall one row is just easier to manage. Having just one row means your extensions feel really light; you can barely feel that they’re there. Once you get used to it you don’t even feel it anymore. You can still pull it up or wear it half up half down, or really any style you’d like. Starting off with one row is also a great way to start wearing hair extensions. It allows you to get used to a new routine, and you can always add on for length and more volume when you’re ready. If you’re worried about extensions being too much, this is the way to go to get the extension experience, but not be overwhelmed by it.

Curls.

When it comes to curls, a lot of women struggle with their hair having different curl patterns. For me, with having curly hair, my curl patterns are different so I have shorter curls in certain spots. Wearing one row of NBR evens everything out. And if you have kind of flat curls, it will add so much volume to your look.

A lot of people start their journey needing at least two rows to achieve a beautiful blend. After one rotation of extensions their hair grows enough so they can transition to one row. Wearing hair extensions can help you meet your length goals and then you can just enhance your natural hair with the one row of NBR.

As an artist who works with a lot of women trying to grow out their hair, that’s honestly my goal—to get everyone to a happy place with their hair and then have them wear just one row for volume and style. I also love when someone grows out of their one row and has to get longer hair. It shows that your hair does still grow when you have extensions, and we are able to help you achieve your growth goals.

If you relate to having skinny ends, or just want to try out hair extensions with the lowest maintenance possible, wearing just one row might be the solution you’ve been looking for. Check out our application, and let’s get started on making your hair goals a reality!

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Mixing two different extension methods is not unheard of, but it’s also not super common.

Most of the time an artist is looking for one solution to apply to someone’s hair needs. While this might work in the majority of cases, there are just some hair situations that go beyond one method being the perfect fit. Candice has specialized in Crown Extensions for years, and when she learned Natural Beaded Rows a couple of years ago, she realized that an opportunity existed to combine the two in order to provide options for women who were not a candidate for just one method or the other.

Crown NBR Hair Extensions

This combination has become a favorite extension cocktail in our studio because the Crown Hair Extension provides coverage on top where NBR can’t reach, and the NBR provides length and volume support that the Crown cannot accommodate. For women in need of both coverage on top and who are seeking length and volume, utilizing both methods together allows us to offer a solution that would not otherwise be possible. Women experiencing loss or thinning around the crown, top, or front of the head would not typically be able to wear NBR because the coverage on top is needed to cover the row. Adding the Crown Extension allows the guest to wear NBR Extensions for length and volume.

Another aspect to this combination is how incredibly customizable NBR Hair Extensions can be. For women with thinning or fragile hair, the weight of traditional beaded row extensions may be too much for their hair to handle. With NBR, the same 12 wefts that traditionally make up two rows of extensions can be split into 3 lighter rows containing just 4 wefts each. This makes the extensions healthier, lighter, and more comfortable for women with thinner hair to wear.

Crown NBR Hair Extensions

In addition to being able to provide a solution for women with thinning hair, this combination of extensions is also great for women regrowing their hair. We have been able to utilize this combination to help cancer survivors who are just looking to feel like themselves again, but whose natural hair cannot yet support traditional extensions due to length and/or strength.

If you’ve never been able to wear traditional hair extensions due to the thinness of your hair and the extensions showing through, or if you’re regrowing your hair and looking for length and volume, the Crown Extension/NBR Extensions combination might be the solution for you. We would love to be able to work with you to achieve your hair goals. Apply here to come into the studio for a consultation and find out more about this magical hair solution.

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Hair Extensions - Summer Survival Guide

Alright, Mermaids, listen up!

Just because you now look like a beautiful mermaid with your long luscious hair doesn’t mean you can ACT like a mermaid and spend your days bathing in the sun and water. As the weather warms up and the beach becomes more enticing, we wanted to bring you some quick tips for caring for your hair extensions throughout the summer months.

The sun, chlorine, ocean, and more can impact the health, feel, and color of your hair during the summer. We’ve collected our best tips and tricks to preserve the quality of your hair extensions throughout the summer, and maintain the health of your hair.

SUNLIGHT
Just as sunlight can lighten your natural hair, exposure to sunlight can alter the color of your hair extensions. Use a leave-in with UV protectant to protect your hair from the effects of sun exposure. We also suggest investing in a cute summer hat to keep the sun away as much as possible.

WATER
If you go to the pool or beach, the first option is pinning your hair up in a top-knot and not allowing it to get wet. If you love to go swimming, completely saturate your hair with shower/tap water and apply a leave-in conditioner before getting into the pool, ocean, or lake.

Not only does this protect your hair from absorbing the water, but it also helps prevent tangling and matting that can occur more easily when exposed to chlorinated or salt waters. After swimming, wash your hair thoroughly with a color-safe clarifying shampoo, then reapply your leave-in conditioner. Take time to comb out completely to ensure no tangles or matting.

SUNSCREEN
This might seem unusual, but certain extension hair can actually change color when touched by sunscreen. Particularly blonde hair, which can turn a peach color. Whenever applying sunscreen, tie your hair up and take care to not allow it to touch the sunscreen.

HEAT + WATER
While hottubs/jacuzzis can be used year-round, we thought we’d include them on this list as they often come along with summer vacays. Whenever using a hottub or jacuzzi, always have your hair pinned up or braided to prevent tangling. Prolonged exposure to humidity can shorten the life of your hair extensions.

Overall, summer life does not tend to lend itself particularly well to hair extensions, which have the ability to tangle more easily than natural hair and require a little extra TLC when exposed to the summertime elements.

To protect your beauty investment, we recommend following these tips and tricks, continuing to use high-quality hair products, and taking the time to completely brush out your extensions twice a day. This will ensure that you avoid tangles which can turn into mats, and can subsequently shorten the life of your extensions. If you need more guidance on caring for your hair extensions during the summertime, give us a call and we’ll talk you through it!

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If you’re in tune with the hair extensions industry at all, there’s a particular term that’s been getting all the buzz lately. Because it’s a part of our business, we wanted to give you a breakdown of what this term really means. Today we’re talking all about hand tied hair extensions.

It’s a common misconception that “hand tied” refers to the method of extensions, when actually it refers to the hair used in the extensions. To be more specific, the extension hair that we utilize is crafted in different ways. For Natural Beaded Rows extensions, there are two types of hair that can be used. Hand tied or machine tied hair. We choose to use hand tied hair for a couple of different reasons. First, it goes through numerous quality checks to ensure the very best possible result. Because we believe in bringing you, our guests, the highest quality of products, hair extensions, etc. we love that this hair is checked so thoroughly.

Second, it’s actually made by a person who goes through a specific process to ensure the hair is top knotch. The first step is combing it through a loom device that they use to remove any hair that isn’t perfect. Then they tie10-15 strands at a time; one weft of hair is made up of hundreds of ties. Because the hair is hand stitched, the seam that creates the top of the weft is much thinner, softer, and more comfortable to wear. Machine tied hair, while quality checked in the same way, has a bulkier seam due to the machine stitching used.

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Hand-tied Hair Extensions

Hand tied hair extensions have existed for long before they became a popular buzz word in the industry. They were made so popular by the beaded row method, and have since become extremely well known and often confused as an actual method themselves. This popularity has also led to an increased demand for hand tied extensions. Due to hair being a finite resource and the method of creation requiring actual hands to do the stitching, this has led to a couple of different results within the industry. First, like most supply and demand situations, the cost of hand tied hair has increased over the past few years. Second, the supply has also become more limited while more and more extension artists are seeking out hand tied hair.

We are honored to be a part of two exclusive collections of hand tied hair, ensuring that our studio stays at the forefront of offering hand tied hair extensions. We were one of the first studios to test out a brand new line called Covet & Mane, particularly featuring textured hair, which is even more difficult to come by. Second, we are the first studio to be bringing in the NBR Extensions own brand of hair launching this month called ISLA Hair Extensions. Being a part of these brands allows us to keep utilizing the highest quality of hand tied extensions on the market.

If you’ve been seeing the buzz on hand tied hair extensions, and you’re ready to try them for yourself, click I WANT HAIR EXTENSIONS! We can’t wait to see you soon!

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Crown Hair Extensions - Garnish

While we love all of our extension methods, there are certain transformations that are extra close to our hearts. Our Crown Extensions have such a deep impact on both the women receiving them and our team creating the transformation. If you’re not familiar with a Crown Extension, it is a hair piece that covers the crown, or top, of your head. They are a hair extension solution for women with thinning hair, areas of hair loss, and to provide more coverage in conjunction with traditional integrated extensions. Because Crown Extensions are one of the lesser known categories of extensions, we wanted to walk you through all the details—who they’re for, how they work, and the investment involved.

First up—the difference between traditional extensions and crown extensions. Traditional extensions are typically attached to the sides and back of your head. They blend into your natural hair because the top layer of your hair (coming from the crown of your head) covers up the extension attachments. If the amount of hair at the crown of your head isn’t dense enough to provide coverage to the back and sides, traditional extensions may not be possible for you. Enter: Crown Extensions. Crowns are a great option for women missing coverage or experiencing thinness on the top of their head. They can be worn on their own, or in addition to traditional hair extensions for more coverage throughout the sides and back.

There are two main categories of Crown Extensions. First, there are “temporary” crowns, which are typically attached with clips. They can be taken on and off each day. Temporary crowns offer more convenience as there is no in-salon maintenance involved, along with potentially lasting longer if you choose not to wear it every day. The second type is “semi-permanent” crowns. These have a variety of attachment methods, including bonding rings and integrated methods. Semi-permanent crowns require a much larger time and energy commitment. They require regular in-salon maintenance (every 2-4 weeks), and extra care at home as well.

If you’re wondering which of these might be right for you, we use a pretty simple scale to determine the answer. On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being the most), how much does your hair loss, thinning hair, or area of concern bother you? If the answer is less than 7, we strongly recommend a temporary crown extension. If the answer is 7-10, we recommend the semi-permanent method of extension. There’s one other factor that plays into whether you choose temporary or semi-permanent. If you have lost 50% or more of your hair, integration would not be possible for you. Less than 50% loss still allows for integration to be considered.

Now for the details of Crown Extensions

Crown Hair Extensions - Garnish

Both temporary and semi-permanent crown extensions have a lifespan of 8-12 months. If you have a temporary crown and choose to wear it more sparingly rather than every day, it could potentially last a little bit longer. We do not recommend crown or any type of extensions for women still actively experiencing hair loss. The ideal time to begin wearing hair extensions is after you stop shedding. This is due to the extensions (whether temporary or semi-permanent) being attached to your hair. Attaching to your hair while actively losing hair could contribute to faster loss and may cause slipping of your extensions due to the instability of attachment points. The only exception to this rule is if your loss is in a particular area and the hair surrounding it is strong enough to support the extensions.

Let’s talk investment. Due to the detailed construction of crown extensions, the pricing is on average slightly more than traditional hair extensions. Crown extensions may also need to be created custom, which takes longer and can potentially increase the cost. Typically, the investment ranges from $2,000-$3,500. If you do not need a custom crown, the extension can be ordered and received typically within a few weeks. However, if you do need a custom crown, it can take up to 4 months for the crown to be created and received.

Finally, the time investment ranges based on the method of attachment. With temporary crowns you must be willing to take the time to put it on and style it every day (or as often as you choose to wear it). For semi-permanent crowns you must commit to coming into the studio every 2-4 weeks for maintenance. The maintenance appointments range from 30 minutes (for a “mini” tidy up) to a 3+ hours for a “full service” where the crown is removed and reapplied. You absolutely must be willing to commit to this maintenance schedule in order to ensure the health and integrity of your hair and extension piece.

Like all other methods of extensions, crown extensions are simply a category within the extension world. Because it is often a delicate hair situation, it is absolutely vital to find a stylist or salon that is well-versed in crown extensions. Candice has been trained in Trichology (the study of the scalp and hair), along with having extensive experience with several different methods of crown extensions. Our current academy team has a love and passion for crown extensions as well, which means that our education has included an added focus on this method.

If you’ve been told traditional hair extensions won’t work for you, or if you are experiencing thinning hair or have a particular area of concern, we invite you to fill out an application here!. Our passion is helping women find confidence and self-love through hair extensions, and we would love to share that with you. Let’s talk.

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