Hair extensions have long been a way to add confidence and transform your hair with volume and length. But when it comes to your options in 2019, there’s a new sheriff in town. Hand-Tied Hair extensions have taken Instagram, the industry, and extension lovers by storm, offering the most natural-looking and damage-free weft installation method available.
Hair extensions that don’t wreak havoc on your natural hair? We’re happy to report that you can now have both! This method has been gaining popularity fast, and if you’re considering hair extensions, here is everything you need to know about the hand-tied process.
Hand-tied hair extensions are a bit similar to a beaded wefts technique, but the hand-tied extensions cover more surface area on your head. This technique uses your natural hair to build the rows across your head that the wefts are then sewn onto.
With these extensions, less is more! Hand-tied wefts are much thinner, larger, and lighter than typical wefts. This “thinness” lets the hair lay flatter against your head, giving a more natural look. The wefts are larger and cover more area, so less has to be sewn in, easing your natural hair from heavy extensions that pull on your scalp. If you’ve had extensions before, you know how uncomfortable and taxing some methods can leave you feeling.
Installation and Maintenance
Adding extensions is always dependent on your own natural hair. With hand tied wefts, there is more planning involved to make sure each weft is being placed in the best spot, so it takes some time. The overall installation process for hand tied extensions is at least five hours. We know that’s enough time to binge watch at least half a season of Friends, so this comes as fair warning and something that should expected.
When it comes to what’s being put onto your hair, typically 2-4 wefts are sewn into each row. Sometimes, one row is perfect, but other times you may need two or three. This all depends on what kind of look you’re going for. During your hand-tied hair extension consultation, your stylist will discuss your specific hair goals and what will be necessary to achieve it.
After the initial installation, you can expect to enjoy those same extensions for about 6-8 months. However, you’ll want to head back to the salon every 6-10 weeks to get the extensions moved up, depending on how fast your hair grows.
Easily Integrated Hair Styles
More hair means more ways to have fun with different styles! And with the way these hand tied hair extensions are put into your hair, there’s no limit to what you can do. They’re tied into the hair in a way that keeps them hidden in any kind of hairstyle. Ponytails during a workout? Braids while you sleep? Sleek bun for work? If you can name it, you can do it without the fear of your extensions being seen!
If you’ve been considering hand-tied hair extensions, we’d love to help you. At Rinse Salon, we’re certified in the Habit Hand-Tied Hair Extensions method, and use only the top of the line wefts to give you the results you’ve been dreaming of.
Here’s the best part – if you’re hair-shy (is that a thing?), you can start with one row and build onto it little by little to see how you feel. But, we’re confident that once you try hand-tied hair extensions for yourself, you’re only going to wish you invested sooner.
Rock These Hairstyles and Haircuts this 2019
New Year, New ‘Do! As you ring in this new year, you may feel like it’s time for a change in your life. That change can come in the form of a new hairstyle or haircut. Why not? Out with the old and in with the new. So, if you’re looking for a way to revamp your hair, look no further. We’re sharing all the hairstyles you can try out in 2019, from temporary everyday styles to more permanent looks.
1 – Microbraids
Microbraids were a huge trend on the catwalk in many spring and summer 2019 collections. In the past, these braids were used to pull back bangs while people were growing them out, but now they’re being used for fashion statements. You can do this under hairlines or across parts for a look that adds more attitude.
2 – Accessories
A simple way to add more style to any look is with accessories, and this goes for hairstyles too. Clips aren’t just for kids, and bobby pins aren’t just for pinning your hair back. Accessories can make an up-do more fun with a pop of color or sparkle, depending on what you want. They can range from sweet and flirty to edgy and glam. It’s a great way to get your hair out of your face without resolving to a basic ponytail or bun. We’re loving geometric shapes lately!
3 – Wigs
Not all accessories need to a part of your hairstyle; it can also be your entire hairstyle. Celebrities like Zendaya, Kylie Jenner, and Lady Gaga have stunned on the red carpet while rocking wigs. They’re a great way to transform your look without any commitment! Or, get multiple wigs and have a different look every day! No one said you had to have one hairstyle for the rest of your life. Live boldly.
4 – A Modern Cut
Resolving to break the rules in 2019? Break out of the norm with a modern cut that shows off your daring personality. There are varying degrees by which you can approach this, by dipping your toe in with a subtle undercut or going with a bold asymmetrical pixie.
5 – Bobs
New hair, who dis? We’ve all been there. Your hair is either past your shoulders or even down to your waist and you feel the urge for a drastic change. Why not rock a bob in 2019? Vanessa Hudgens and Chrissy Teigen are the perfect examples of a beautiful bob. They show that both naturally straight hair and naturally textured hair can rock this look. Keep in mind, there are several different styles of bobs, for example: The French bob, which has your hair ending at your jawline to help frame your gorgeous face and is also a bold statement of change. Your stylist can help you determine which style of bob is best for your face shape and hair texture!
6 – Bangs
Disclaimer: we don’t recommend making the decision to get bangs alone. Consult your most honest friend, then talk to one of our stylists to make sure you’re ready for the commitment!
If you’re brave enough to get bangs, and have the right hair volume and texture to pull them off, then nothing can stop you! Bangs add a playfulness and youthfulness to your hairstyle that can’t quite be described. Just like with a bob, you have options when it comes to how your bangs are cut and styled. For instance, you can go for the soft fringe or a bolder and stronger look. For the right people, bangs open up a whole new world.
We hope this post leaves you inspired for all of the possibilities in 2019. We believe that hair is an expression of self, and we encourage our patients to live their hair dreams everyday! If you’ve been curious to try a new look, don’t be shy! And as always, we’re here to discuss what might be the best look for you. Book your next appointment with Rinse and let us show you the way!