Hair Extensions by The GS HAIR Professional Styling Team
Immediate gratification has never been so easy. Hair extensions can add length, volume, thickness, and color to your hair. There is a lot of information on the market regarding hair extensions. They can generally be categorized by installation method. The GS HAIR Professional Styling Team carefully selects the methods we use on our clients to provide the best and longest lasting results with the least damage to your hair. We guarantee our work so if you have problems with your extensions, links that slide, or pinch, they can be easily adjusted for you with a quick stop by the salon.
The Micro-Link Extension Method
Small sectional pieces of hair are attached one by one to small sections of your own hair by using tiny micro tubes. The extension hair strand is combined at the shaft to your natural hair and both are fed through a small tube which is then gently squeezed shut with a special tool in order to attach the extension to your hair.
Benefits of Micro Link Hair Extensions:
• Very durable.
• Treated gently, human hair extensions acts like your real hair.
• 360 degree movement so hair looks very natural.
• Can be brushed, washed blow-dried, curled, flat ironed, colored and styled.
• Micro-beads can be moved up the hair shaft as your hair grows.
• As your natural hair grows longer, they can slowly be moved, cut, then removed
• Micro links use no chemicals, no glue and no heat.
• Hair can be re-used up to 3 times
• Application time takes 3 – 4 hours
• Lasts 3-6 months with proper care
Tape In Hair Extensions
Tape in hair extensions are a great way to enjoy the benefits of hair extensions. They lie seamlessly and flat on the scalp and are relatively easy to install. They use medical-grade adhesive which won’t weaken until you’re ready to remove them. We use a special ‘Tape In Bond Remover’ to take them out later.
Benefits of Tape In Hair Extensions:
• Installation is fast, so costs are kept lower
• Tape In Hair lies flat on the scalp so they are more comfortable
• Use Medical Grade Adhesive, so they won’t slip or slide
• Easy to remove with specialty Bond Remover
• Can be re-used up to 3 times!
• Installation can be done in as little as 45 minutes
Fusion Hair Extensions (Also known as Keratin Bond)
Fusion Hair Extensions are attached to the scalp with a small tip of keratin material. This tried-and-true technique involves connecting extensions to hair with keratin bonds. (Yes, that same keratin protein that your hair is made of!) Each extension strand comes pre-tipped, with the keratin bond ready to go. Each strand is individually attached for a 360 degree movement for ultimate styling potential. They are removed with an alcohol-based gel that is gently rubbed into the bond.
Benefits of Fusion Hair Extensions:
• Hair can be re-used up to 3 times
• Installation takes about 3 hours
• Lasts 2-4 months with proper care
• 360 degree movement of the hair so hair moves naturally
• Longest used method of application by many hairstylists
Weave-In or Sew In Hair Extensions (Also known as Braided Hair Extensions)
Weave In Hair Extensions have long been known for their durability and how gentle they are on your natural hair. They take some time to install. Small sections of your hair are corn rowed. The hair weave pieces are then sewn onto your hairs own natural braid. Women love them for the volume they add to the hair at the braid. They move easily like natural hair and are easy to care for and to remove. Simply cut the thread.
Benefits of Weave or Sew-In Extensions:
• Adds volume to the hair at the braid attachment
• Hair moves naturally
• No heat, chemicals or glue is used
• Easy to care for
• Easy to remove. Just snip the thread and unbraid the hair
Clip-In Hair Extensions
These are great for women who only want their long hair for special occasions. They are especially popular with brides. For brides, it depends of course on if you will be wearing your hair up or down. Some women use their clip in extensions every day. We have both clients at the salon. Clip in extensions can be easily removed by the client. And we can teach you how to re-clip them, step by step. Simply come in for a color match and when your order arrives, we show you how to prepare the hair and install them for you.
Benefits of Clip-In Hair Extensions
• Easy to put in and easy to take out
• Don’t have to be worn every day
• Can be washed, dried, blown dry and styled off the head
• Can easily change colors or lengths for different occasions
FAQ All Methods
Q: My hair has been processed with bleach and color. It tends to be dry and brittle. Can I still get Hair Extensions?
A: The condition of your hair will directly impact the results of even expert installation. Overly processed hair will be more susceptible to breakage. We recommend you come to us, for a free consultation, so we can put you on a plan for healthier hair to better prepare it for hair extensions. Deep conditioning, removing damaged ends, and waiting for some healthier growth may be recommended before continuing. We may also recommend an alternative method such as tape-in.
Q: I’ve heard horror stories of breakage and discomfort. Are these isolated incidents or something I should expect?
A: Hair Extensions applied by an experienced stylist, should not be painful, nor should they cause excessive breakage. That being said, most clients – especially those with a tender head, will experience a tightness and even some pulling with a new installation. Most say this subsides within a few days. If you do have a link that is bothering you, we encourage you to stop by to have it adjusted at no additional cost. As mentioned above, natural hair shedding is inhibited by the Micro link method. The life cycle of a natural, undamaged hair is about 4-6 years. They say in any day, it is normal to shed 50-100 hairs. If the natural hair is attached to the scalp by a Micro link, when the link is removed to be ‘moved up’, you will experience some hair loss. There will also be hair that gets caught and pulled. Some hair loss in inevitable. Again, it should not be excessive. Your stylist can help gauge the condition of your hair and help you decide if hair extensions are right for you.
Our brands and installation methods often change as staff learns new and exciting methods and brands of hair extensions. These brand sites have excellent information for consumers. Just click on the link to each for more information. Keep in mind some are geared toward salon professionals and the products of course are only available to salons. Brands we either currently use or have used in the past include, but are not limited to the following;
GS HAIR Stylists who specialize in Hair Extensions:
About GS HAIR:
Named for Owner and Vidal Sassoon Educated Master Stylist, Greg Saumure, GS HAIR was opened by the Saumure family in 2006. We wanted exemplary customer service (The Nordstrom Way), and Sacramento’s Best Professional Styling Team. We ‘Cut Test’ every member of our styling team unto our salon floor. Voted KCRA 3 A-List, as one of Sacramento’s Best Salons in our first year open, we continue to grow and thrive. We love and appreciate our clients!
GS HAIR is located at 2415 Walnut Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608. We are open Tuesday through Saturday. Front desk hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11-7, and Saturdays from 11-5. You can reach us at (916) 481-2340. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org We are located just South of El Camino on Walnut Avenue, in the Southgate Glass building.
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