After you have been to several hair extension
consultations, you will need to do a little bit of homework.
You will need to compare/contrast the hair extension consultations,
check out the stylists and salon to make sure he/she is properly
trained and certified to attach hair extensions and finally make a
decision on which stylist and hair extension method to go with.
In Hair Extensions EXPOSED you will get a detailed
list of homework tasks that you should complete before making your
Call every one of the client references that your stylist has given you. Ask probing questions, such as: Are you happy with your hair extensions? How long have you had them? Why did you select this stylist? Have you had any problems with them falling out? Does the hair tangle or matte? Do you have to spend a lot of time maintaining them? Do they give you a headache? How many extensions did you have put in? (Too many extensions can lead to stress on the neck and can give you headaches.) Do you plan to keep them in for long? What other hair extension
methods did you consider?
Double check that this stylist is certified in the method he/she will be using (especially if you did not see an actual copy of the certification in that stylists name). Some hair extension companies have salon locators, or toll-free numbers and it is very easy for you to verify their credentials.
We have heard of trained certified stylists actually training other stylists
or even assistants to do the method. In most cases, training and certification should come directly from the hair extension company.
Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against the salon
Check with the State Board of Cosmetology to see if any complaints have been files (We have included links to all of the state boards. You can look up licenses for stylists and salons on many of them to find out if any complaints have been filed against them)
While you are on the page with the State Board websites, verify what is required to do hair extensions in your state and make sure your stylist has met the requirements
Read any maintenance agreement or service agreement contracts thoroughly---even the fine print. In some cases any warranty or guarantee will be void
if you do not follow specific steps.
Weigh the facts: Write a positive/negative list for the extension method.
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