Hair Extensions End the Waiting

Hair extensions are a great way to add extra length and volume to your natural hair without the waiting time of growing it out.

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There are two main types of extensions: synthetic and human hair, and both have their own pros and cons.

Human hair extensions are always more expensive than synthetic extensions, but they last longer and can take a little more wear and tear. You can also use hot tools on your human hair extensions, such as blow dryers, curlers, and straighteners, making them easy to style on a day to day basis. Human hair extensions can last anywhere from one to six months, if properly taken care of. Human hair extensions, of course, always look like natural hair and come in just about every color and texture imaginable.

Synthetic hair extensions are good for those who are on a budget, as they are much cheaper than real hair extensions. The biggest downside to synthetic extensions is that you absolutely can not use any hot hairstyling tools on them, so you’re left with minimal customization. It’s recommended you get the extensions in the style you want to avoid the temptation to style them yourself and damage both your extensions and your real hair. Synthetics last between one week and four months on average, making them a more temporary extension solution than real hair.

With either human or synthetic hair extensions, you should have at least 3 or 4 inches of real hair to start off with. Most hair extensions are either sewn/plaited in or glued into your natural hair. Sewn extensions do not damage your hair in any way as there are no special chemicals used, but they should be used for thick hair. If done in thin hair, there is a chance the braids will be visible under your natural hair — no one wants that. Glued in hair extensions can damage your hair, but hold for longer than sewn extensions. If you take careful care of your glued extensions you can keep the damage to a minimum, but you should still be careful.

If hair extensions sound like they might be for you, or if you want a new, full hairstyle, Anastasia can give you just the right look. Anastasia has extensive experience putting in hair extensions, and there are so many options available, there is almost no reason not to look into getting extensions to give yourself a fuller hair style. Call for a consultation and we can work out a time that’s convenient for you to come by, and we can discuss which type of extension and technique will work best for your hair.

Men Are Turning to Hairstylists to Break Free from The Mold

There is an increased interest among men to look their best, and some barbershops just do not offer the style selections that salons provide.Men are increasingly turning to hairstylists instead of the barbershops they’ve traditionally frequented. The days where it was taboo for a man to care about his hair enough to walk into a salon are over.

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There are a lot of talented barbers. But honestly, if you do not want your hair to be cut into a flat top or buzz cut, or one of the standard cookie cutter cuts, it may be best that you go to a professional hairstylist. Many barbers offer very little variety in their cuts, and are really more suitable as places of male bonding. You go to a barbershop to get the same ol’ haircut repeatedly, and a friendly atmosphere. A barber would even give you a mullet if you asked them to! There is little to no style feedback in barbershops, as that is simply not what they are catering to.

In general, you go to a barber for a trim up on your unchanging hairstyle and a smile, you go to a hairstylist for a stylish hairstyle and suggestions on what would look best on you. If you are a man who cares about his looks and staying in style, being adventurous, or just exploring your options, then going to a professional hairstylist is for you. You will get a style that you both love and works well with your facial features, skin tone, face shape, etc. Salons may not be for macho men, but they are for those out there who prefer being attractive over looking like every Tom, Dick, and Harry.

If you’re a man who wants his hairstyle to stand out in a crowd, or simply wants a new modern look, there is an option for you. Call Anastasia for a consultation or appointment and we can find the perfect hairstyle for you to break free from the shackles of blandness! You do not have to have a boring, uncreative hairstyle, just because it’s easy to find. A hairstyle that works with your facial features will make you look better than you ever imagined.