My love for long hair started when I was a teenager and my hair visibly thinned out. I began my hair journey with going to Cosmetology School and getting all the information I could on making my hair fuller and healthier. During the process at a hair show known then as ABA, I came across Clip In Extensions and thus launched my hair extension adventures.
I wore Clip In Extensions for the remainder of hair school and took the Raquel Welch Classes on cutting and styling Clip In Extensions; then moved onto more permanent options but didnt find a method that gave me the fullness of Clip Ins without damaging my hair, until I found beaded extensions.
Natural Beaded Rows is the method that has truly changed my life as a client and as a stylist. I have been wearing it in my hair non stop for over two years and have been Educated in NBR ever since. I have taken 4 courses in Los Angelas, California and weekly trainings to complete my NBR certifications and had the pleasure of being a Pod Leader/Instructor at the last BMSConvention in California in November.
I have updated my extension certification to add Invisible Bead Extensions method to my tool box, and am happy to offer hidden beads for my gals!
I have a love for multidimensional colours that keep your hair healthy, looking gorgeous, and keep you looking like you belong on Pinterest Hair Dream boards.
My Colour Education ranges from Montreal Redken Academy Training, classes Canada wide getting all the juicy tips and tricks from leading Redken Artists, Schwartzkopf Masters In Colour, PrettyLittleOmbre Balayage Badass Classes, Amber Joy also im an active Member in BTC University where I get monthly Colour & Styling upgrades. For my cutting updates I have taken Wayne Grund Cutting & Texture, Anh co Tran Cutting lived in hair & NBR Extension Blending.
Upcoming Classes that I have registered to attend are coming up in November and I cannot wait to share the details with you when I can!!!
I will always strive to upgrade my education, keep modern and be relevant for my girls!
Brush out extensions with a BathPack before getting into shower. This helps to prevent deep tangles and matting.
Use a sulphate & paraben-free shampoo and conditioner to prolong the health of your hair colour, the extension colour and cuticle of extensions. Shampoo gently between rows, no need for vigorous scrubbing. *Flo Shampoo , Malibu Scalp Wellness or Ph Balance
Use a leave in & oil combination . *Voir Walk in the Sun Oil & 7 Seconds Leave-in * right after your shower and before you brush hair with the BathPack again.
When brushing wet hair, start from the ends and work your way up to the scalp. Hold the hair in one hand ( pinched in a ponytail ) and brush down. Best to split in half and work in sections easier to hold.
Rough dry your hair 80% of the way ( just fingers and blowdryer - no brushes or combs ) This applies to getting blown out in salon also. Make sure to communicate to whom ever is styling your hair not to brush when wet or damp. DO NOT ROUND BRUSH HAIR WHEN WET.
You can use a round brush to smooth and finish when the hair is almost dry, in small sections with *Voir Oil* in the hair to give slip.
If curling you’r extensions, run the curling iron or flat iron over hair once or twice to smooth the cuticle down before placing curls or straightening. This will give the hair a more polished and finished look.
Use no higher temperature than 350 on extensions to keep the integrity of the hair, only use professional grade tools to ensure the heat is accurate and not going to burn the hair.
Heat protecter prior to reheating hair for the 2nd time is a must *Flow Armour *is a hair protectant that has heat and uv protection.
Brush the extension hair out, then place in loose pony, top knot, braid to sleep. Hair should be dry prior to sleeping. ( the top of the wefts can get itchy if you sleep on wet or damp hair )
After a few washes, the extension hair will expand, and take on a more realistic hair texture
if you notice any excess tangling or hair shedding please contact your stylist, as these are quick fixes when addressed right away
You can live a normal, active lifestyle with NBR, just treat the extension with some gentleness to keep the looking their best, the longest.
NEVER let sunscreen or suntan oil touch the hair. They will discolour and cannot be colour corrected.
ALWAYS wash after swimming with a clarifying shampoo *Malibu UNDO Goo or Swimmers * to remove unwanted chemicals and toxins in the hair, that will dry the extensions out and make the life span shorter.
I hope you love your NBR extensions as much as I do!! Please feel free to email email@example.com with ANY questions or concerns regarding your NBR.