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I often get asked how long it takes me to do a full head of @bellamihairpro #itipextensions, and well.. its hard to say! If I’m working with just one or two colors and 6 packs, the application can go pretty quickly in about an hour and half. If I’m working with more colors and creating an artistic blend with the hair it can take up to 2 - 2 1/2 hours. More packs of hair takes more time and using more colore choices requires more thought process to create a personalized blend through the clients hair. I’ll be 100% honest, my speed has gotten where it’s at because of practice. Not only that, but at one time was I traveling and doing 12 beauty trade shows a year, for over 4 years, and 6-8 heads of extensions a day, for three days, at those shows. I was blessed to able to have that opportunity to do so many heads of extensions but to anyone starting out, my advice is that you’ll master your craft over time. Shit, my first install took me almost 4 hours and to see where I’m at 5 years later is crazy. Skills aren’t perfected overnight and I’m still working on new method applications and time everyday!
REAL WOMEN 💠 REAL GOOD HAIR If you’ve never experienced having a client cry tears of joy after an appointment, I can tell you myself that no amount of money, followers, or bullshit will EVER make my job worth what it feels like to make someone look and feel their best! !To be able to see someone’s self confidence change in three hours is special to me. When I met this new client, I immediately connected with her. I made a thousand percent sure that she would leave her appointment exuding the beautiful person she was on the inside now on the outside! I started by reworking her color to something not drastically different but more suitable for herself using @redken and @olapex. I then used 6 packs (150 grams) of 16 inch @bellamihairpro #itipextensions in the colors: Sunkissed Golden Blonde, Caramel Blonde, Brown Blonde, Dirty Blonde / Platinum and 2 x Mochachino Brown / Caramel Blonde. If you’re looking for a sign to elevate your services behind the chair, get into offering extensions!! This service has changed my career in so many ways. I’ll be teaching a @bellamihairpro Master Certification class in Dallas, TX June 16th and 17th and in Corona Del Mar, CA July 21 and 22nd! Check out my Bellami education highlight to check out everything that comes with the class and get in touch me how to sign up!
🦋BELLAMI BABES MADE DAILY🦋 Some girls invest in designer bags, some girls invest into designer shoes. My clients...they invest into themselves and their hair! If your looking for a sign to treat yourself, this is it! This client is wearing 150 grams of @bellamihairpro amazingness!! 🤗 This is the transformation from my color matching breakdown I posted a couple days back. I first reworked her natural blonde and then installed 6 packs of 22 inch @bellamihairpro #itipextensions in the colors Caramel Blonde, Golden Blonde, Walnut Brown / Ash Blonde and Dirty Blonde / Platinum. #behindthechair #btcfirstfeature
➰COLOR MATCHING W/ EXTENSIONS➰ Let’s be honest, color matching a client who wants extensions seems easy, but it actually requires a little more skill than people understand...ESPECIALLY working with blondes! Creating a believable look with hair extensions begins with an amazing color match. It’s uncommon if I ever use the same color throughout the whole head. I like to use at least 3-5 different shades, starting with the deepest color in the nape and working up to the lightest color just below the crown. I transition my colors and pattern to what I visually think looks best with the clients natural hair. I put together this grid to hopefully help those having difficulty color building and to show how I build dimensional color with 6 packs (150 grams) of 22 inch @bellamihairpro #itipextensions. I first highlighted my client then used the colors Walnut Brown / Ash Blonde, Golden Blonde, Dirty Blonde / Platinum and Caramel Blonde. 1 - Client before install and color 2 - Caramel Blonde and Dirty Blonde / Platinum 3 - Caramel Blonde, Dirty Blonde / Platinum and Golden Blonde 4 - Dirty Blonde / Platinum, Golden Blonde and Walnut Brown / Ash Blonde 5 - Dirty Blonde / Platinum and Walnut Brown / Ash Blonde 6 - Client after install and color
✨DIMENSIONAL INCHES✨ Tape - In hair extensions are one of the most popular for stylists to offer in salon to their clients. They are quick and easy to install and give full coverage! Clients love that they lay flat to head, but I always am truthful in letting clients know that this method of extensions has limited mobility to be worn in high ponytail. I love using @bellamihairpro #tapeinextensions to create a soft dimensional look without having to compromise my clients natural color! Hair : @bellamihairpro Method : Tape In Extensions Colors : Rooted Off Black / Mocha Creme, Rooted Mochachino Brown / Caramel Blonde and Balayage Dark Brown / Chestnut Brown Length : 22 inches Maintenance : 6 - 8 weeks
We’re two peas in a pod! I wouldn’t know what I’d do without you @soniacarstensen. I am the women I am today because of your guidance and love. You’ve taught me to always push for more and never settle for less. I hope that today and every other day you feel proud of raising a daughter like me. Seeing you happy makes my heart so full! Thank you for always being my rock and supporting me in everything that I do! 🧡
She’s been blonde, she’s been brunette, she’s even been red! We’ve now got another color to add to our books, a soft rose gold / copper. I swear this girl changes her hair just like I change my chonies, all the time! Of course we couldn’t compliment this new color without 6 packs (150 grams) of custom colored @bellamihairpro #itipextensions! I live vicariously through Krystle aka @thinktwiggy and her ever changing looks! Maybe one day I’ll have it in me to change me color...
Just a little color TLC today ✨ I went in to this with a small plan, to make this mamas color a little less high maintenance. We went from all over grown out highlights to a dimensional bronde using @redken Flashlift w/ 20 vol for a partial balayaged highlight then reworked her base color to cover greys using #shadeseqcream CoverPlus in 6N/6NA. Once everything was rinsed, I did a quick root shadow again the the 6N/6NA and then toned all over with #shadeseq 8V/8N all mixed with @olaplex! All and all, I’d have to say my little plan worked 🤘🏽
One of the 103829 reasons I love working with @bellamihairpro is because they sell 4 different methods of extensions to for me offer to my clients. Not everyone wants to upkeep the maintenance that comes with wefts, tapes or i-tips, so #keratinextensions are a great option for clients who want versatility and movement of an individual without the commitment of coming in every 4, 6 or 8 weeks
What’s it take to make short thick hair long and luxurious? HAIR EXTENSIONS. A LOT OF HAIR EXTENSIONS. I used two different methods of extensions from @bellamihairpro for this transformation! I used 6 packs (125 grams) of 22 inch #itipextensions and 1 pack of 22 inch (50 grams) of #tapeinextensions. Why two methods? I like using tape extensions in through the back of head to create a new weight line that helps cover her blunt short hair. Once I install all the tape extensions in a brick layered pattern just about her occipital bone, I then use a “U” shaped pattern to install her i-tips. Tape extensions in the back of the head allow for an up and down movement, while the I tips allow for 360 mobility around the head and on her sides. Why you ask? Cause girls want to pull their hair UP! With both of these methods combined, you don’t have to worry about anything showing in your ponytail and can allow the client to pull their hair sleek without anything being seen!
LIL HUMP 🐫 DAY TRANSFORMATION This is the before and after from my Instagram stories today! We removed her year and half old @bellamihairpro #itipextensions, reworked her blonde and installed 5 new packs (125 grams) of 16 inch Bellami Hair Pro I tip extensions. How did she get her extensions to last so long?? My client only uses salon professional shampoo, conditioner and products. This doesn’t mean salon professional product she bought on Amazon, at TJ MAXX or Target. This means salon EXCLUSIVE product that is only sold to salons or studios. She also bought a shower head water purifier that helps eliminate hard water and minerals. If you do the MOST, you’ll get the most out of your extensions!
When the new 20 inch Walnut Brown / Ash Blonde rooted @bellamihairpro #weftextensions are the perfect match ✨ Gone are the days of rooting my clients extensions prior or during their service! This beauty is wearing 1 pack / 2 rows (145 grams) for length and fullness. I love working with Bellami #machineweft extensions because I can deconstruct this weft, unlike a #handtiedweft, to be more customizable for clients with fine to thick hair!