Frequently asked questionsOur experts answer to all of your questions.
When it comes to how long hair extensions lasts it varies from method to method. At The Extensionist we offer many methods to suit your needs. We offer everything from temporary options such as clip-ins to more lasting methods that can last 2-4 months in the hair. However as we only work with the most premium hair the hair itself can be re-used many more times and can lasts over a year if cared for properly. To learn more about the specific times our methods lasts go to our Hair Guide.
We only use the finest 100% human hair which means you can treat it just like your own. However as the hair does not get all the nutrients from your scalp there are various things we recommend in order to make them look as great as possible for longer. You can read more about this in our care section.
We offer all of the most popular methods on the market including micro-rings, hot and cold fusion, tape and clip-in extensions. You can learn more about the various methods in our hair guide.
We recommend that you have hair that is at least 2 inches long at the shortest bits in order for it to look as natural as possible. If you hair is shorter than this and you are still interested in hair extensions please contact us for a consultation and we can see what we can do.
We pay close attention to make your hair extensions as discreet as possible. By leaving a periphery around your head we ensure there is enough hair to cover your extensions, even when worn up. Various methods can be more visible than other if not cared for properly. The right method for your hair ensures they are not visible.
The length of time it takes to add extensions depends on amount and method chosen. It can take anywhere from 1 hour for tape extensions to 4 hours for a full head of cold fusion bonded hair extensions. Learn more about it in our handy hair guide.
This is a very commonly asked question. Due to sensationalism in media we are led to believe hair extensions can severely damage your natural hair. The truth is if hair extensions are applied correctly by an experienced technician it should not damage your hair at all and your natural hair will grow even longer. The damage can come from you not caring for them correctly, leaving them in too long and not following the after care guidelines.
We never claim to be the cheapest but we do however offer many options to suit every budget. This can be discussed during your FREE consultation. But our hair extensions can last up to a year with the correct maintenance and aftercare which means the overall costs are kept down.
Again this depends on the method you choose. The micro-ring method simply involves clamping the ring until it opens and gently sliding down off your own hair. The fusion methods are removed by applying a solution to the bonds that gently breaks them down until they can be crushed and combed out. Tape method is removed by spraying a remover on them and gently combing the tape out. All our extensionists are experts at removal ensuring no damage will be made to your natural hair!
There is no need to give your hair a rest in between hair extension sets if they are expertly applied and removed. There should be no damage to your own hair underneath as it has continued to grow underneath the extensions. Most people prefer to have their extensions removed and fitted on the same day to keep their amazing long haired look!