Team: High Buns!

Team: High Buns!

7 reasons why the High Bun is so fabulous!

1. It’s easy. There are some people who just can’t style their hair. They depend on their stylists for everything. This has to be the easiest style next to wearing your hair down. It’s not rocket science.

2. You will stand out. Don’t know if you caught the Miss Universe pageant last month, but I knew from the jump that Miss Angola would take the crown even before the show started. Did you notice how she was the only finalist with a high bun?

3. It shows off your bone structure. Too much hair on your face hides features like your jaw line and cheekbones. Slick that hair up and be fierce!

4. It’s elegant.

5. It’s casual-chic. Not just meant for a fancy night out, the high bun adds that extra “umph” on a casual day.

6. You can mess it up and still look cute. Are messy braids cute? Twists? Weaves? Ok you get the point.

7. Makes for a great protective style. In everything I do with my hair, I think of its health. When my ends are tucked in, they aren’t exposed to the elements or rubbing on my clothes. The high bun is an easy way to retain your length!

Who wore it best? #highbuns

Double What?

Double What?

Many contend that double drawn virgin hair is superior to single drawn virgin hair for use in quality human hair extensions. That is because while single virgin hair is put together by machine, double drawn is pieced together by hand. Though piecing it together by hand could lead to a slight amount of error, it is also far more precise than using a machine.

Single Drawn Hair vs. Double Drawn Hair

The difference between single drawn hair and double drawn hair is basically just in their assembly; Single drawn is assembled by machine, and double drawn is assembled by hand. In addition, single drawn hair is shaved from the head. Single drawn virgin human hair is shaved directly at the scalp and while it is sold as a certain length, there will be some variation in actual length of this hair. Different strands may have a difference in length, typically about two inches.

Double drawn virgin human hair is considered to be of a higher quality and is more expensive than single drawn. This is because double drawn virgin human hair is made up of hair locks that are all of equal lengths. This is because they are arranged by human hands, are of higher quality and are more time consuming than those done by machine.

SIBE

SIBE

For those of you who missed us this past weekend at the ISSE hair show, join us at SIBE in LA! #sibe #tiffanyshair

ISSE Hair Show

ISSE Hair Show

Join us at the ISSE Hairshow this weekend @longbeachconventioncenter for spectacular BOGO deals on #tiffanyshair

Have you purchased your tickets for ISSE Long Beach? We’ll be exhibiting at the show which takes place Jan. 25 – 27, 2014. ISSE is the largest total beauty event on the West Coast, boasting over 150 educational classes, the exclusive Night Out Party, and new events like the PBA Beauty Bar. The deadline to purchase tickets and to register for competitions is Wednesday, Jan. 23.  For show info and to purchase tickets, visit probeauty.org/isselb.

 

Bedtime Haircare

Bedtime Haircare

When you go to bed you want to do three things: moisturize, twist or braid your hair, and wear a silk bonnet or sleep on silk pillow cases. Kinky ladies avoid these steps and not only will you suffer from a matted look, but you will end up with hair breakage. Develop a routine that is easy for you to follow to avoid this happening to you.

Moisturize- Generally speaking you will want to add moisture to your hair twice a day(This will vary from person to person). Use your favorite cream or butter to help stretch out those kinks, to prevent dryness, and to hold your twists or braids.

Twisting and Braiding- This is a step you definitely do not want to skip out on because it helps prevent tangles or the matting of your hair which can lead to breakage. Overtime continuously avoiding this step will cause breakage especially for women with coily – kinky hair.

Satin bonnet or silk pillow cases- Our hair breaks off when it comes in contact with cotton. The friction from its contact dries out our hair, which eventually leads to its breakage. Save yourself the pain of losing your hair and gear up at night.

Our lives are busy, whether it be work or school or a combination of both, but somehow you have to fit this into your schedule. It’s tempting to come come home and flop down in your bed or your sofa and just collapse but you gotta fight it. Before you find yourself feeling that sleepiness come over you head straight to your bathroom and get to work.

For your twists or braids they don’t have to be neat either. You can put in some big sloppy ones if you want, it doesn’t matter you are only doing this protect you hair. Caring for your hair at night is a step you do not want to skip out on if you want healthier hair and you want to retain length.

Tiffany’s Hair Nylon Thread

Tiffany's Hair Nylon Thread

This is a heavy duty 100% nylon weaving thread. Nylon is resistant to chemicals, abrasions and sunlight.

Color: Black Cone
Weight: 4ounces
Feet per Cone: 4950

$13.99

Indian Hair Closure’s

Indian Hair Closure's

Closures are becoming increasingly popular, but many women still do not understand their purpose. Closures hairpieces are specialized hair pieces in which the strands are hand-tied to a lace or silk base. The result is a piece that is sewn down to your braided hair that may be parted freely in any direction for a natural appearance without having to leave ANY of your natural hair exposed. There are many advantages of wearing a closure with your weave including:

True protective hairstyle. None of your hair is exposed allowing it to rest and grow. This works particularly well for ladies who are balding or thinning or suffer from various forms of alopecia.

No blending hassles! Making sure your tracks are covered that your hair is properly laid over the wefts of your weave will be a thing of the past.

Textures don’t matter. Natural haired ladies won’t have to constantly use heat to match the straight texture of their extensions, relaxed girls won’t have to braid, twist and curl their hair to match wavy and curly textures. You can just purchase a closure with the same texture as your extensions and not have to worry about any of that.

Color! You dye your weave any color your heart desires without having to color your real hair to match. Blonde bombshell, racy redhead, or brilliant brunette…it won’t matter you can be all three if you want!

Like our virgin Indian hair extensions, our closure hairpieces are made with 100% human hair with the cuticles intact and aligned, ensuring the piece will last through many installations with proper care and storage.

Love Yourself

Love Yourself

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

Methods of Extension Installation

Methods of Extension Installation

Hair Extensions Attachment Methods and Types

Hair extensions are a wonderful way of providing instant length, fullness, and shine to your own hair. The first thing you must consider before delving into extensions is if your hair is healthy enough to be able to support the hair extensions. If your hair is dry, brittle, or breaking, your hair will definitely not fare well with handling the additional stress imposed on your hair by Hair Extensions, no matter what some of these Hair Extension companies say. So, please be honest with yourself, and take the proper steps to get your hair back to health before you pursue this further. You will save yourself a lot of grief , and hair loss, and will thank me later!

Before confusing yourself comparing all the Hair Extension systems that are on the market, just be aware that all Hair Extensions can generally can be classified in two categories , by their attachment method, and by hair type. From there they can be broken down even further by type of material used. Within the materials used category, all systems are basically the same, some claim they use superior hair, others say they have superior advantages, but only a few systems may offer some truly unique capabilities.

The method of attachments: Strand by Strand, Weft, and Clip on

Strand by Strand

Small sectional pieces of hair are attached one by one to small sections of your own hair by using bonding (warm or cold), clamping, shrink tubing, micro tubes. Weaving or glue were and still are practiced but are older inferior methods of practice. These methods provide too much risk to your hair and will not be mentioned here.

Cold Fusion – Basically identical to Warm Fusion but the keratin bond is not warmed, but rather ultrasonic waves melt the Keratin to form the bond during installation. Cold Fusion as with Warm Fusion, bonds are removed with a special solvent, and tool.

Pros:

Safest of all the extension materials
Lightest of all extensions
Safest and Healthiest for the hair

Keratin tipped Fusion Extension
virtually undetectable.
Longest lasting method 3-6 months +
New inventive installation technique

Cons:

Most costly of all methods
Virtually the same as Warm Fusion but for greater cost
Time intensive installation

Warm Fusion – A small amount of Keratin, or other organic material is pre-attached or utilized on the ends of a strand. The extension strands are then attached to small sections of your hair near the scalp by warming the Keratin and forming a small bond to your hair. The site of attachment is so, that the extensions can move naturally with your own hair. These extensions last 3 – 6 months or more, and should be removed or redone at that time.

Pros:

Same as Cold Fusion except for the installation technique
A few systems are re-useable

Cons:

Most costly of all methods with the exception of Cold Fusion.
Time intensive installation

Links, Microlinks, Beads, Tubes, Rings, or Locks – Strand to Strand technique where the extension hair strand and your hair is put through a small tube which is then squeezed shut with a special tool in order to attach the extension to your hair.

Micro-Link Extension method

Less expensive than Fusion techniques
slightly less time consuming installation compared to the Fusion method.
Micro-beads can be moved up when they slip down the hair shaft.
Longer lasting method than Weft systems.

Cons:

Heavier and more readily seen when compared to the other Fusion methods.
M-Links\ tubes are hard metallic materials and can be uncomfortable against the scalp for some especially when lying down.
Micro Links frequently slip down the hair shaft and need constant readjustment.
M-Links contain grooves similar to a screw, and this can cause friction which can damage the hair shaft, when Mlinks are clamped together.

Scalp attached extensions – The Extension is a skin replica. An air tight, water tight seal is created allowing 5-8 weeks of attachment. “Skin” base is adhered directly to your scalp by the use of an medical grade adhesive. Note that this method is just being mentioned because it is a hybrid of the Strand by Strand method.

Flat-Taped Weft Extensions

Weft Hair Extensions

A weft is a track several inches long on which the hair is attached (a swathe of hair is attached together at the top and freely hanging at the bottom). A weft can be man-made or created by machine. The extensions are then applied by using one row (track) at the time instead of strand by strand. Methods of attachment of Wefts consists of Micro Rings, Tape, Glue , and sewing to your hair.

Micro-Rings – A weft is located on a divided section of the client’s hair. Two strands (one from the scalp and another from the weft) are joined and pulled through a micro ring, which is then flattened. This way the weft is attached by fitting together several strands both from the weft and the scalp.

Taped Hair extensions – also called skin weft, is a relatively newer technique. Hair is held together by double transparent sided polyurethane tape. One piece of the tape is torn off and the weft is applied the scalp. The weft and the attached hair is pulled upwards and another weft is attached underneath. That way the client’s hair section is surrounded by two wefts.

Glued Hair Weft Extensions – Glue It is simply applied to the sewed part of the weft and then fitted on the client’s hair.

Sewed in or Braided Wefts- client’s hair is braided, making either one spiral cornrow, which covers the whole head, or several straight ones which match the layering. After this has been done, the wefts are sewn into these cornrows

Pros:

Installation time is much faster than the Strand by Strand method.
Weft Attachment methods consist of sewing to original hair, taping, beads, clips etc.
Less costly than Strand by Strand
Installation time is much faster than any Strand by Strand technique

Braided Weft

Cons:

Stress Hair much more than Strand extensions. Significant more weight per hair than Strand method
Weft extensions utilizing Tape creates excessive residue, and makes it difficult to remove extensions without pulling out some of your own hair. (some tape brands claim to limit residue)
Some people have allergic reactions to the tape adhesive used.
Glue and braids are pretty much old-school applications, and these applications as we have experienced can cause the most damage to your hair.
Weft Hair extensions are more visible to the human eye compared to Strand by Strand some tpes show less than others.
Maintenance intensive, needs readjustments.

Clip on Extensions – are the shortest term temporary solution in which you use on a day to day basis, and remove them before retiring for the evening. Some clip on extensions come with Remy Hair.

Hair types:

Remy hair is considered the best hair available since it’s structure resembles real hair with the cuticle intact, and flowing in the same direction. Other non-Remy Hair types are processed with silicon and the cutlicle is removed. This treated hair has tendency of tangling, drying out, matting, and oxidizing much quicker. With other hair you will never approach the natural looks you get with Remy hair. Finally there is synthetic hair. Technology is ever improving the quality of synthetic hair, but as of this day Synthetic hair still does not come close to the looks and feel of real hair, blending of the hair is a real issue with Synthetic hair. So for a bit more money your extensions will look better last longer and require less maintenance if you use Remy hair.

Don’t skimp on the Consultation:

If you are interested in getting Hair extensions, recommended practice would be to check your local Salons and see what attachment methods they specialize in. Hair Extensions as mentioned previously may not be the timely solution for everyone, so an anticipated Hair Extension appointment should start with a thorough consultation. If your Stylist is pressuring you in getting started right away without giving you a detailed consultation encompassing your Hair’s Health, your Expectations, Maintenance and upkeep required, and other factors surrounding Hair Extensions, then it might be time to start to look for another Salon. Remember the consultation is an opportunity for you to interview your Stylist and gain trust before you have work done, so ask away!