Hair Extensions

 

We offer both So Cap Hair Extensions and Halo Couture (temporary extensions)

 

What are "temporary" extensions?

 

At Ailish & Aston Salon and Spa, we use Halo Couture.  They are temporary extensions, which gives you the freedom to take them in and out as you please. Everyone who sees them and tries them on...absolutely loves them.  Keep in mind that the halos are 100% human hair, which gives you the freedom to curl, flat iron, and color. The halos come out beautiful when color is added to the halos.

Check out their website at http://www.halocouture.com for more info).

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about HAIR EXTENSIONS

 

What kind of hair extensions does Ailish & Aston Salon and Spa use?  What is the cost?


At Ailish & Aston Salon and Spa, we use So.Cap human hair extensions (check out their website at http://www.socapusa.com for more info). To price how much your hair extensions will cost, you will need to come in to the salon for a consultation visit. We can also answer any questions you still may have about the extension process during your consult.

 


How long does the hair extension process usually take?

 

This depends on the method used to attach the extensions. There are several common techniques: fusion (attaching hair strand by strand), braiding, weaving, mini-locs, stringing, and using clip-in extensions. At Ailish & Aston Salon and Spa, fusion is typically used to apply our So.Cap hair extensions. Generally, it will require several hours to attach a full head of extensions.

  

Do I need to pay any maintenance costs?

 

Maintenance for your hair extensions is crucial. If taken care of properly, human hair extensions can last for up to a year (though usually not for much longer than five months), whereas synthetic hair extensions typically last for about one to three months. During maintenance visits, we will either replace any extensions that may have fallen out or completely remove the extensions to accomodate for new hair growth depending on what is necessary. You may also need a hair cut to help more realistically blend in your extensions with your current style.

  

Does it hurt to get hair extensions?

 

No! Some people have complained of getting minor headaches when switching over from a very short to a very long style, possibly due to the extra weight of the new extensions. The extension process, however, is totally pain-free.

 

 

Will I need to use special products or hair appliances for my extensions? 

 

We will consult with you on what products are best for optimum maintenance of your hair extensions. At Ailish & Aston Salon and Spa, we use human hair extensions, which should be safe for most heating hair appliances. Your stylist at Ailish & Aston Salon and Spa will advise you in how to use curling irons, etc. so as not to damage or displace your extensions.

 

 

Is there anything special I can to do to keep my hair extensions looking their best?

 

After your hair extension is complete, your stylist at Ailish & Aston Salon and Spa will let you know the standard protocol for optimum maintenance of your extensions. Generally, this includes wearing a cap while swimming and blow-drying your hair after showering or otherwise getting it wet. Also, braiding your hair before going to bed may help you to keep your extensions detangled.

 

Is it possible to still color or perm my hair with extensions in?

 

You will, in most cases, be able to dye your roots with extensions attached. An all-over color change or perm will most likely not be possible. In most cases, it is best to have the remove the extensions if you are planning a dramatic style change.

 

Okay...so you're using human hair extensions. What's up with that?

 

There are two basic types of human hair used by salons: Remi (or Cuticle) Hair and Non-Remi Hair. The So.Cap hair extensions used at Ailish & Aston Salon and Spa are Remi Hair, which is hair that has been cut off a donor's head and collected together in the exact way that it was cut off, allowing for all of the hair cuticles to be running in the same direction. Non-Remi Hair is typically collected from hair brushes, or hair that has been cut off a donor's head and fallen to the floor. Remi Hair is thought to be of much higher quality and because of that it tends to be quite a bit more expensive than Non-Remi Hair.

Most hair extensions come from Europe and Asia, where women less frequently color their hair, making it more suitable for use as extensions. The "biggest" human hair donor countries are India, China, and Russia.  So.Cap hair extensions are made in Italy.

 

Are human hair extensions of a higher quality than synthetic?

 

This largely depends on how long you want to keep your extensions attached and how you plan to style them. If you are looking for long-term extensions that you can style more or less freely with heated appliances, human hair is the choice for you. If you are only planning to keep your extensions in for a short amount of time, such as for a wedding or other celebration, then synthetic hair may be a better option due to its dramatically lower cost.

 

How easy is it to remove hair extensions? Can I do this myself?

 

By and large, it is not recommended for you to remove your extensions on your own. At Ailish & Aston Salon and Spa, our trained stylists can safely and adeptly take out your extensions when the time comes.

 


 

We hope you choose Ailish & Aston Salon and Spa for your hair extension process!

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