Fake it! But how?
Scott Yance of?Scottfree Salon?joins Real Milwaukee to educate us on extensions.
There are two common types of extensions you can have done in a salon. One is a tape-in, the other bond extensions. Let’s compare them…
1. Tape in extensions: generally less expensive ($250-$550) because the application and removal takes less time. Not to mention you can use tape in hair up to 3 times. Bond extensions: $400-$800 (the service itself is more time consuming so it raises cost of labor). Bond extensions can only be re-used once.
2. Tape in extensions: Last anywhere between 8-12 weeks and considering that they can be used up to 3 times, they could last up to a total of 30 weeks.
Bond extensions: Last up to 12 weeks and can be re-used once so could last a total of 24 weeks.
3. Pros of tape in: less application time as well as less removal time. These add volume and/or length. Less expensive.
Cons of tape in: can be more difficult to move around because the tape itself is wide.
4. Pros of bonds: add volume and length. Can also do multiple colors.
Cons of bonds: application time is much longer, cost is higher and can appear more ‘stringy” because a lot more bond extensions have to be used in order to create a “blended” look.
You can use both types of extensions for all different types of hair, however, tape in extensions are recommended for thicker hair.