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September 13, 2021

Different Types of Hair Extensions: Your Go-To Guide

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How To Choose The Right Extensions For You And Your Clients

Hair extensions have come a long way from Hot Topic’s wall of rainbow neon clip-ins. Whether you’re looking for lots of length or volume in a thinning area, we have your go-to guide on the best hair options and installations for you and your clients! 

 

Here are four popular hair extension methods you can use in your salon, courtesy of the experts at Line One Hair Extensions (@lineonehair). Learn how and when to use each hair extension method, or how to use multiple methods for an even more custom result below!

 

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Check out a side-by-side rundown on four different installation methods:

 
 
 
 
 
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1. Keratin Extensions 

Keratin extensions are installed with a quick heated bond and a twirl of the fingers. This extension option is a versatile way for clients with fine or thinning hair to create any style, up or down, without indication of added hair.

 

  • Suitable for any hair type
  • Increases look and feel of density in thinning hair 
  • Low maintenance and up keep
  • Managable for any styling

 

Pro Tip: Keratin extensions are the perfect option for clients who have uneven hair density and want to fill out sparse areas!

 

Check out this transformation using just ONE row of Keratin Extensions:

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Wefts

Wefts are an awesome way to add length to thick hair and the perfect extension to mix with other install methods for custom texture!

 

  • Ideal for clients with medium or thick hair
  • Lay flat and comfortably against the head 
  • No glue or heat required for installation
  • Long lasting and reusable

 

Look how @lineonehair used both wefts and I-Tips to best compliment a client’s natural hair texture for seamless volume:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Looking to get certified in extension installation? Check out Line One’s Private Certification courses—click here!

 

3. Tape Extensions

Quick, easy and comfortable! If you have a client looking to add more volume and length to their every day style, tape extensions lay super flat against the head—making them ideal for consistent down styling.

 

  • Nearly invisible at root
  • Fast installation and removal
  • Suitable for thin and fine hair
  • Reusable 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. I-Tip Extensions

A low maintenance option that does not require any heat or glue for installation or maintenance. I-Tips are tiny, long-lasting extensions that are held onto the hair strand with a bead and easily customizable.  

 

  • No glue or heat required 
  • Virtually invisible and comfortable 
  • Create highlighted looks without lightener 
  • Easily reusable

 

Pro Tip: Mixing colors of I-Tips is perfect for clients who don’t want to color their hair but are looking for a dimensional style!

 
 
 
 
 
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