It was a pleasure working for Donna Bella Milan hair extensions at the International Beauty Show held at the Javits Center in NYC on April 14th, 15th and 16th.
Amanda came to me in need of longer, darker locks for her next role in a film entitled, Injun. I colored her natural hair darker to a dark brown/natural black shade. Then I applied approximately 160 keratin fusion hair extensions. With a little bit of cutting and blending, Amanda was made over and ready to start filming. Check out the transformation below!
My client Vanessa wanted to make a change from her neutral level 4 brown and came to me with the following photo of Cheryl Cole as inspiration.
I LOVED it immediately and was excited to give Vanessa the new look she wanted! Since Vanessa wears hair extensions it important that we pick out the right colors to achieve this look, as well as the right color formulation. But lets start with the color.
For her base I used:
2 inches of TIGI Copyright Color Creative 4/2 + 1 inch /2 Violet Mix Master + 1 inch /66 Red Mix Master + 3 ounces 20 volume.
For her highlights I used:
2 inches of TIGI Copyright Color Creative 55/66 (for lift) + 1 inch /66 Red Mix Master + 3 ounces 30 volume.
After removing her old extensions and coloring her with the above formulas, this was the result…
Then I applied a full head of Donna Bella Milan Kera-link Pro Fusion extensions. 7 packs of 99J and 2 packs of Red Wine. These extension colors were a flawless match to the color formulation and blended perfectly! Check out a few photos of the finished look!
I hope to have another mini photo shoot with Vanessa soon with a curled style and possibly in natural sunlight as well. When the natural light was on Vanessa hair it was even more vibrant and radiant than captured in the photos above. I will be sure to share any new photos here!
I am excited to announce that I will be participating in a training and certification class on June 4, 2012 with She by So Cap USA.
As many of you know, my specialty is in hair extensions. I have been fortunate to learn and advance my skills through in salon training. However, after 3 years of providing hair extension services I have decided it would be beneficial to me and my career to have a formal training and documented certification to further perfect my services and offer potential clients with the confidence in choosing a certified hair extension technician. I trust that this will help advance my career and build my business. I also believe this is the first step in fulling my career goal of working as an extension educator myself.
Follow this link to find out more about She by So Cap USA and their products!
Bright colored extensions are being worn by celebrities everywhere you look these days. Below, American Idol contestant Skylar Laine, adds just a few Fuxia extensions for a pop of color!
Selena Gomez has been spotted rockin’ a few different color variations. My favorite blue and purple combination is shown below and can be achieved with just 10 extension pieces!
Above: Carry underwood is wearing pink extensions that are fun and flirty with her blond locks. Pastel pinks are also also a nice choice for a softer look with blondes! This look can be achieved with 10-20 extensions. Below: I love Katy Perry’s choice to mix and match multiple colors to create this almost My Little Pony inspired look! You could have this look too with about 20 extensions!
Above: Colors from left to right are Pink, Teal, Dark Fuxia, Purple and Burgandy.
Below: Blue, Turquoise, Lilac, Red, Orange and Yellow. Chose one color or mix and match!
Colored Hair Extensions 20% OFF until June 23, 2012!
5 Hair Extensions
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10 Hair Extensions
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20 Hair Extensions
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* Each colored hair extension is 1 gram. Extensions are also cut and blended with your existing haircut for no additional charge! *
Summer is here and maybe that is why so many new and existing clients are asking me to update their look with vibrant colors. Do you have dark hair? Skip the bleaching process and get perfect hues in minutes with no damage! Do you have blonde hair? No need to worry about bright colors that bleed causing your hair to become an unintended pastel mess. Regardless of your hair color, you can get bright color that LASTS in as little as just 15 minutes!
These hair extensions can be applied with micro beads for a more temporary, easy at home removal with option to re-use the hair.
OR you may chose to have them applied as a fusion bond for long lasting results for at least 3 months!
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Today we transitioned Justine from wearing 16 inch tape in extensions to a combination of 18 inch micro bead and fusion extensions. Although I understand wearing tape-in extensions for temporary special occasions and shorter periods of time I felt it was not the best options for extended wear especially on her fine, processed hair.
On Justine we installed fusion extensions in her sides, top row and around the hair line and micro bead extensions for the bulk of the back section. By doing this we ensured that she could pull her hair back and style with the most natural, undetectable bonds in the areas necessary. The choice to install most of the extensions as micro beads will allow for Justine to re-use most of her hair 2-3 times. To achieve her flawless color matching we chose the following extensions for her service:
Donna Bella Milan 18 inch straight I-Link Pro # 8 Light Chestnut Brown, #22 Light Ash Blonde, #27/613 Light Blonde with Strawberry, and #60 Platinum Blonde. We also created two panels of color on each side using Donna Bella Milan Kera-Link Pro 18 inch Straight Dark Fuxia and Teal.
It was a pleasure meeting Kelly this week and giving her a fresh head of 18 inch Donna Bella Milan Kera-link Pro fusion extension.
To achieve this look we used about 140 strands in a mix of # 1 Jet Black and #1B Natural Black as well as 10 Purple strands for a paneled punch of color.
Thanks again Kelly and thank you for such a nice testimonial! Much appreciated!
Words cannot explain how HAPPY I am with Lindsay’s work! Lindsay is beyond amazing at what she does and extremely talented! I received extensions and I was so impressed by not only her work but her ability to act as an actual consultant, not just a “hair stylist”. She is so much more than that! Your experience with Lindsay will be different from the moment you meet her– she is extremely trustworthy, down to earth and AMAZING at what she does. I have never been so pleased after leaving a salon. She is a professional and extremely talented. After years of visiting several salons throughout Chicago, DC and Detroit–I can honestly say I finally feel like I found a “home” :0)
Thank you, Lindsay! You are awesome !! – Kelly
I know I have blogged a hair extension guide in the past but I have added new information and services, simplified the information and made it into a full page and assigned it a permanent tab found on the menu. If there are any questions or suggestions on how to improve the page please use the contact form and I will respond to you directly as well as consider adding the content or a Q&A section. I hope to have so photo examples up of each method shortly.
Check out the new Hair Extension Guide!
Super excited because today I installed my first full head of cold fusion hair extensions on my co-worker, Beth!
I LOVE the cold fusion method! After the first couple rows I really got used to the slight variations between installing cold fusions compared to hot and really cruised. Overall timing is about the same between the two methods, however, the cold fusion method used an ultra sonic wave instead of heat to make the keratin polymer extension tip pliable enough to attach.
Without the use of radiating heat, cold fusion extensions are more gentle on clients hair and the stylists fingers during application as well as safely attached closer to the root.
For more information on this extension method, read this article on Cold Fusion Exensions.