Celebrity stylist, bridal and special occasion hair extraordinaire and extension expert Glen Master will be at Atlantic Studio 425 in Long Beach, CA from Saturday, January 26th through Wednesday the 30th. He will be attending the Long Beach Hair Show featuring extensions for Hotheads. He will also be accepting appointments for Long Beach clientele at Atlantic Studio 425.
If you are interested in booking an appointment with Glen while he is in town call or text Glen at 954.565.4141 or the salon directly 562.436.4255. Space is limited so book now!!!
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As a hair extension expert, I am here to tell you that not all hair extensions are equal.
When choosing a hair stylist for your extensions, you should make sure they know how to work with various types of extensions to ensure you are getting the right type based on your hair type, budget, maintenance considerations and the length of time you want to wear the extensions.
Budget will play a bigger role if you want to wear your extensions for an extended period of time. There are different techniques for specific hair types to consider. Above all, choose a stylist who is good with both color and cutting. It’s very important to work with someone who can give you a style and not just add a bunch of hair which can cause all kinds of problems including just looking really fake.
Here is a breakdown of some of the different types of extensions:
Quick fix, easy in and out, hair bonding extensions that are applied by sectioning and glueing. Most Temporary and cost effective. Purchase of hair can cost anywhere from $100 – $1000 depending on type of hair you buy. It can last a week and can be reused. Most popular for at home maintenance for ethnic and course hair.
Braid and Stitch also called sew in extensions where corn row application is applied. Hair that is on a weft is sewn in. This can also be a cost effective option depending on the quality hair you buy. This method is most recommended for thick hair. It can be worn for a week or two so it’s great for that special wedding day and honeymoon or a vacation in Bahamas. It needs to be properly cared for though as the hair will hold a lot of moisture and start to have an odor if not.
Fusion Hair Extensions are one of the most popular types of hair extensions. These are applied with a poly or keratin bond where the tip is the size of a fingernail applied with heat to hair strands. These hair extensions look the most natural and will last the longest. These extensions are more costly, especially with brands such as Great Lengths 100% Natural Human Hair Extensions, making them a high end popular trend.
Micro Length Technology Extensions are a very current and popular method. Unlike poly tip applied with heat, this technique, called itip, is stranded with your hair and put through a tiny bead or copper bead than pressed to fuse with your hair. Some prefer this because of it’s heat resistance. This method, as with all extensions, can be a disaster if not taken care of properly. One of the drawbacks is those with oily hair or scalp or the use of too much conditioner or believe it or not taking too much fish oil can cause the hair to slip out of the bead. It’s good for course or dry hair. It’s not good for someone who works out all the time and is sweating, not good for an oily scalp and not good for someone who needs a lot of conditioner.
One of my personal favorites from working in Hollywood with a lot of celebrities are Tape In Extensions. Again, not all brands are created equal. I use a brand called HotHeads which you need to be certified in order to buy. Only licensed professionals are able to get this hair. Best hair quality at most reasonable price and very easy to apply. Low maintenance, hardly ever any hair loss, reusable. Need I go on?
Keep in mind, regardless whatever hair extensions you choose, seek a professional to guide you and recommend the proper products to strengthen your hair while you are wearing the extensions . It is important to use the right products on your hair and extensions so you don’t get buildup which can lead to damage. This is vital to a good extension experience. Make sure you also use proper removal for your extensions. This is super important to avoid any hair loss. Don’t wait too long and then take them out yourself. I promise you won’t be happy with what is left behind.
The average client spends between $300 – $600 on hair for the extensions and $125 – $200 per hour for an expert hair extension specialist.
You can always find a deal with unlicensed professionals if that’s the way you want to go just be aware of the drawbacks.
If you are interested in a consultation to determine what is best for your hair type and goals, contact me via phone or text at 954.565.4141 or Email meGlen@BridalHairExtensionExpert.com.
I hope you found this helpful.
I have a passion for hair extensions that started out with my experience, and subsequent expertise, working with clients with fine and/or thinning hair. Hair is a huge part of a woman’s confidence and style so being able to offer hair extensions as an alternative solution was vital. One of the things I love most about being a hair stylist, is helping all my clients feel confident because they look great. I had learned alot about using professional hair extensions during the many photo shoots where I was the stylist. Typically in those situations, in order to get the right shot, we needed more hair to create “the look”. So all those commercials and ads you see where the woman has thick, bouncy, vibrant hair? It’s created with extensions.
One of the lines we carried at a salon I was working with was Nioxin so I started to work with the product and learn how this line treated fine and thinning hair. I wanted to learn more and was asked to be an educator for the company which gave me the opportunity to go “behind the scenes” and learn the science behind the product line. Great products are vital to the overall health and vitality of hair, with or without extensions. It is so important to use products that are natural and don’t create a buildup. This is especially important with extensions. If you use synthetic store-bought products, you will get a gummy buildup around your extensions which can lead to an odor plus it will weaken the hair the extension are applied to. Products like Nioxin product will not create a buildup and actually strengthen your hair even while you have your extensions.
More often than not you hear people say, “Extensions ruined my hair.” My clients say, “Extensions strengthened and helped my hair!”
Marrying my knowledge of the product line Nioxin for strengthening fine and thinning hair coupled with my expertise in extensions, allows me to create amazing looks to fit anyone’s style.
Glen’s Specialties Include:
– Special Occasions – Bridal
– Custom Cuts
– Image Consulting
Glen Marlo Master emerged from the beauty business in Chicago to Los Angeles where he perfected his talents on celebrity photo shoots and runways. Quoted by the LA Times as “A Hairdresser That is a Cut Above”, he is now based in South Florida where he spends his time as a style editor for local magazines and fashion runway looks featured on shows such as Deco Drive.
Glen is known as the bridal hair extension expert for the South Florida market and is sought after for his stunning work for special occasions including weddings, proms, parties and more.
Glen Direct: 954.565.4141