Get a Great New Look with Strand by Strand Hair Extensions

Of all the options available, using strand by strand hair extensions produces the best results. They look quite attractive and move naturally with real hair. They are attached in small bundles near the scalp and full coverage could mean the application of as much as 300 bundles. It demands precision and patience as the process could take 3 to 7 hours. The cost is usually between $300 and $3000. The exact figure will depend on the expertise of the stylist, the kind of hair used, and the method implemented.

Pinch Braids

Extension hair is braided with natural in tiny sections at the root, then wrapped with a thread less than an inch from the scalp to secure them. This method is good for people who want minimal damage as no glue or similar chemicals are required. Just by cutting the thread, the extensions can be slid off fairly easily.

Non-Glue Bond

The attachment is secured with the help of a hot non-toxic liquid. The extensions are dipped in the liquid and pushed down on the hair to let them bond as the material cools at room temperature. The flexibility remains so people find it to be one of the most comfortable methods of application.

Removal is a simple matter of bending along the bonded areas to break them gently and allow the strands to slip away.


This method also drops glue in favor of small metal tubes. The hair and the extensions go through these tubes then a tool presses down to flatten them. The inside of some cylinders are coated with a thin silicone to get a better hold on the hair and prevent damage. The tool is also used during the removal as it can open the tubes to allow them to slide right off.

Heat Fusion

Hot keratin glue is used to bond the hairs together to create a pretty convincing result. However, removal can be difficult and damaging as an acetone solvent is required to break the bond.

Cold Fusion

Ultrasound technology is used to bond the hairs with the help of a keratin-based polymer. The vibration of the waves causes the polymer to crystallize around the extension. This is seen as the better alternative to heat fusion as it is less damaging. Removal involved the application of a special type of lotion which breaks down the polymer.

If you would like to learn more about hair extensions or would like to get a complete hair do, we at Evergreen beauty school can help you. We offer various beauty courses as well as affordable salon services. Contact us today for more information.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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Amy Wilkinson
Amy Wilkinson
10 years ago

The great thing about hair extensions today is that there are so many varieties, that there’s undoubtedly going to be the right one for you out there. It’s important to state though, that it’s highly recommended that you have the extensions applied by a highly experienced professional. This not only ensures a professional finish, but cuts out any risk of damage to the hair, or yourself!
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