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Tips and Tricks | Cosmetology School Overland Park Choosing the Perfect Extensions for Your Hair

Growing long, luscious hair doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars in expensive salon products or handfuls of overpriced beauty vitamins. In fact, you can easily achieve the ideal-length locks that you wish for without struggling through the awkward phases of trying to grow out your hair. Two words—hair extensions. Hair extensions are a quick and easy solution to adding length and volume to your hair while keeping it shiny, youthful, and healthy-looking. Our stylists at the student salon within the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park, Kansas, have detailed some factors to consider when choosing the perfect hair extensions for your style!

Opt for Human Hair

Just like clothing, makeup, and other hairstyles, hair extensions are not a one-size-fits-all product. If you are considering trying hair extensions for the first time, one of the most important decisions to make is the material you prefer; some of the most commonly used materials include synthetic, non-Remy, and Remy human hair. Our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park always recommend opting for 100% Remy human hair regardless of which style, length, or color of extensions you choose. It is considered the highest hair quality you can find on the market, with each strand picked one at a time, and will also help your extensions last longer and look the most natural. Not only do Remy extensions look like your natural hair, but you can treat them the same! Don’t be scared to dry them, use hair straighteners and other styling products, and even get them wet. Summer, here we come! If you decide to try other extensions with synthetic or non-Remy material, it is important to be careful with your extensions and remember, they may not be able to withstand harsher conditions, resulting in shedding and tangling.

Find Your Perfect Color Match

When picking hair extensions to complement your hairstyle, spend some time searching for a natural-looking color match. Many clients overlook the vast amount of different shades (who knew there were so many shades of blonde?), purchasing general brunette or blonde extensions, resulting in an artificial look. To avoid a color disaster, always compare the extensions’ color to your natural color in the daylight to reveal all of the different shades and help you make the perfect choice for your hair. If your hair isn’t one-dimensional, search for dual-blended and tri-blended colors to seamlessly blend with your hair.

Consider Your Hair Texture and Length

Something to consider when choosing the right hair extensions is your natural hair texture and your ideal length. The goal of hair extensions is to create longer and fuller-looking hair that blends seamlessly with your natural hair, meaning that the texture of the extensions should also match the texture of your natural hair. If you apply extensions that don’t have a similar texture to your real hair, you run the risk of looking artificial and wasting your money! Make sure to feel the extensions before making any final decisions, and choose an appropriate length that you plan on rocking for quite some time. If you still can’t make up your mind, consider consulting with a professional stylist like our experts at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park!

Visit a Reputable Stylist

If you are considering semi-permanent hair extensions, you should always visit a salon with stylists experienced in applying semi-permanent extensions. When having your extensions applied at a professional salon, you may feel more secure knowing that your stylist is educated and will provide a proper application. At the student salon within the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park, students under the supervision of licensed educators can perform hair extension services and help you finally achieve that lengthy style you’ve been eyeing at a fraction of the cost. Book an appointment today at our student salon!

Are You Passionate About Hair?

If you are passionate about hair and desire to be successful within the beauty industry, the Z Hair Academy cosmetology program is the perfect fit! At the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park or one of our three other locations, you can start your education right away on a schedule that works for you. Get started today by speaking with a member of our Admissions team!

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