Инстаграм @hair.by.chanel CHANEL.CARSTENSEN▪️HAIRSTYLIST
I saw this photo on @hairbybiancarose’s insta story this morning and it couldn’t have touched my soul more! WHO CAN RELATE?? I think at some point, as stylists, we’ve gotten this text once, twice, or a few hundred times before. Especially when working with hair extensions, I feel like I personally get this question sent via text or DM on the regular. So let’s talk about client to stylist etiquette. When a client sends this text to a stylist to inquire about pricing, no lie, it’s HUGE negative. Honestly, the client comes off abrasive and rude. How can I even answer that question? You didn’t specify what exactly you want pricing for. I’ve never even seen your hair. I don’t know what you look like, hell I don’t even know your name. HELP A SISTER OUT. There are so many factors in pricing, so the more info you give is KEY! How about a crumb of an introduction of yourself with your name? The lack of manners that stylists deal with in our ever pressing “I need this right now” new client mentality is crazy. So here’s the nitty gritty! Potential clients: Please don’t forget we are human beings behind the phone. Your first impression is EVERYTHING. The first text you send to a stylist, sets the tone. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll give you all the information you want and need or set up a consultation with you, but set yourself up for success!! Provide the stylist with information, photos, color history, etc. Let me help you, help me.
THE NON COMMITTAL BLONDE 💋 Adding brightness to your look without the commitment of coloring your natural hair. It varies from client to client, but with over 40 shades of colors from @bellamihairpro I can create a completely different color blend with extensions. I used 6 packs of #itipextensions in colors Caramel Blonde #18/#46, Brown Blonde #8/#12, Butter Blonde#10/#16/#60 and Dark Brown / Creamy Blonde #2/#24.
I’d call this one, “The Corvette Sunset”🌅 How beautiful is my friend Michelle?! I love that she’s always down to try a new look and can seriously pull off ANYTHING. 🧡 #behindthechair #btconeshot19_overalltransformation #btconeshot19_colortransformation #btconeshot19_boblob
The ability to transform a clients hair AND self confidence, ya I wouldn’t change that shit for the world. I first did a full head of highlights using @redken flashlight and @olaplex. Toned her natural using 9P/9NG and added 4 packs of @bellamihairpro micro #itipextensions in colors, Golden Blonde, Butter Blonde and Dirty Blonde / Platinum to achieve this look! I used micro i-tips to match the SUPER FINE texture of my clients natural hair. Using the regular I tips would’ve made her extensions appear to look super heavy and unrealistic compared to her natural. #behindthechair #btconeshot19_extensions #btconeshot19_overalltransformation
NOW THIS IS ONE HOT MAMA!! 🌶🔥 If this is what having two adult kids looks like, SIGN ME UP! This transformation made possible with 5 packs of @bellamihairpro 20 inch #itipextensions in colors B #2/6, N #1C, N #2 and N #4. Now if only it was that easy to transform my abs like hers two weeks before bachelorette...I’ll take suggestions below? 🤔⬇️ #behindthechair #btconeshot19_extensions #btconeshot19_overalltransformation
❣️JAZZY FRESH ❣️It seems only fitting to post a gorgeous red head on Valentine’s Day! I couldn’t have been more excited to have the chance to transform the look of one my favorite @saloncentric_hb employees!! If you’re a stylist in the HB or surrounding area, you know how amazing and knowledgeable Jazz is about all the products in her @saloncentric store! She is so helpful and kind, I felt honored to be able to do her hair! I used 175 grams of custom colored @bellamihairpro #itipextensions to create this look. To create dimension and depth in her hair, I used colors Ruby Red N#99J and Brown Blonde #8/#12, all custom colored in 4 different shades of red using @lanzahaircare. #behindthechair #btconeshot19_extensions #btconeshot19_overalltransformation
In the great words of Michael Scott, but originally said by Wayne Gretzky, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. So here’s my first transformation shot to kick off my @behindthechair_com’s #oneshothairawards entires! I can’t wait to see everyone’s photos this year! Behind the chair has created this amazing contest to recognize all types of stylists in our industry! Honestly, if ya don’t think I’ve been sitting on a folder of entries for the last 9 months, YOU’RE WRONG. I brought this clients hair back life and over to the dark side for this color and extension transformation! Instant self confidence at its finest ✨ #behindthechair #btconeshot19_extensions #btconeshot19_overalltransformation #btconeshot19_colortransformation
Words cant express how thankful and lucky I am to have such amazing family and friends who came to shower me before the big day! ✨👰🏼💍 We missed those who couldn’t be there but know you were definitely with us in spirit. I can’t thank you all enough, especially Mama Carstensen, for making me feel so special yesterday. Everything was beyond perfect! 🥰 PACK YOUR BAGS LADIES, NEXT STOP ➡️ CABO!!!
Kicking brass and taking names! After a year of not coloring her hair and letting her existing color grow out, my client Karla wanted a more neutral, slightly dimensional brunette. I did a full highlight and neutralized brass in between her foils using @redken #shadeseq 7NA. I toned all over using #shadeseq 6NB and 7N to give her subtle highs and lows to create a whole new look. I then gave her length a refresh and took off about 4 inches. Needless to say, it’s a new year for new hair.
What an amazing last couple of days it has been! Not only did we complete one of the first Orange County 🍊@bellamihairpro certification classes of 2019, but I finally got my wings to fly! Thank you to everyone at Hush Hush Bang Bang in Costa Mesa and those who attended from near and far! It was so great meeting you all and bringing you into the Bellami family! A big congratulations to my fellow educators, @hairbyjessielu, @mclhair and my east coast girl @krys_weaves on completing our educator training today! I’m so honored to stand with you ladies as we start this journey together! Thank you so much to the Directors of Education, @katpee_12, @extensionologist, and @bellamihairpro, @bellamihair for believing in me to share my knowledge of my craft to your future certified stylists! Last year I told myself that in 2019 I wanted to make a change. I quit the trade show life as a platform artist and wanted to focus more in education. I cannot wait teach future classes and show why I chose to work with the best professional hair extension brand in our industry! ✨ If you were waiting for a sign to elevate your career behind the chair, THIS IS IT!
Want to know what happens when you don’t come in for your regular #itipextensions maintenance? Take a good hard look 👀 I can’t stress enough to clients who wear I-tip extensions that maintenance is key! WHY? At your 4-6 week maintenance appointment, I open up the bead to release your natural shed. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DONT COME IN FOR YOUR REGULAR MAINTENANCE? Matting in the hair. WHY? When the natural shed is not released, it can matte and tangle along with the other sections of hair, possibly causing damage. Think dreadlock status but mix in an individual extension too. This client hadn’t seen me since her first initial install back in September! HOW WAS IT FIXED? First I had to remove her extensions then slowly combed out the matted hair and remove old shed. Let me be quite honest, most issues that cause damage by wearing this system of hair extensions are usually caused by negligence to maintenance requirements, and bad at home care. I can’t stress enough how important a maintenance appointment is, hopefully now you’ll see the same!