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June 14, 2017

WATCH: Layering, Texturizing and Customizing Hair Extensions

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Not only are extensions a great way to keep client coming back every four to six weeks, they also allow you to give the dramatic makeover she’s been dreaming of without the wait time! And when it comes to making extensions look as natural and as flattering as possible, it’s all about the seamless blend. DreamCatchers Head of Education Kat Lewis went live on our Facebook to share all the secrets on layering, texturizing and customizing extensions with the BTC community, so watch the video below!


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But first, check out some of her best tips and techniques:

1. Always have the client stand up while cutting and blending extensions, so you can more easily see the where the hair lays as you cut length and add texture.


2. Ask the client, “Where do you want the hair to lay?” Always leave the hair 1 inch longer than the length they say they want, because it’s easier to cut more later than worry about your client being unhappy with the end result.


3. Know your client! Take their height into account when helping them decide what length works for them. DreamCatchers Hair Extensions allows you to customize by inch, from 20 inches to 36 inches, to help you give your client their dream hair!


4. Put the cape on the opposite way, so the tail ends don’t get in the way while cutting the perimeter. Have them pull the cape in the front, so that the fit is snug, to get any extra fabric out of the way.


5. Cut with a feathered razor (with a guard!) to blend extensions, opposed to shears. Extensions don’t cut the same way as natural hair, so cutting with shears gives the hair a blunt cut and it will take longer to texturize.

6. The Feathered Effect: Start in the front with the face-framing pieces. Avoid elevating the hair too much and focus on creating a solid angle to cut from. Slide the feathered razor down gently and carve in long strokes to create additional texture, and continuously check in by pulling apart the hair to see how it lays. Tip: Begin layering the extensions where the client’s natural hair ends, so it looks more natural!


7. Offer a complimentary touch up! Instead of getting razor-happy in that initial cut, have your client come in the following week for a 10-minute touch up! This will help you control the cut and keep your client coming back.


8. Start off layering extensions with the layers up higher, and then work down toward the weight line to avoid unnecessarily cutting into it. Clip the natural hair out of the way, exposing the top row of extensions, and use each row as a guide to create horizontal sections. Use the line where the client’s natural hair ends as a mark to create the first longer layer, bringing each section back and to a point before skimming the razor to create feathered layers.


Watch the full video below! 

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