Q. HOW TO PRICE SINCE MICRO LINK EXTENSIONS ARE A REUSABLE HAIR EXTENSION?
A. Standard fusion (glue-in) extensions are averagely quoted at $1500 for a full head. Since this hair is reusable and the client does not have to buy hair every time, an up charge of 10-25% additional is common. Or you charge per strand depending on length and any additional special color charges. For example, $10 per strand for 20" length.
Q. HOW OFTEN SHOULD THE EXTENSION WEARER RETURN TO THE STYLIST FOR MAINTENANCE OF MICRO LINK HAIR EXTENSIONS?
A. Every 6-8 weeks the hair extensions should be moved back up towards the scalp. Remember you will want to pop open the rings, pull out completely, brush out any shed hair and then reattach. An automatic reminder would help in remembering to book their next appointment. Adding a Brush Up treatment will also help extend the life of the hair and make it look and feel smooth and shiny.
Q. HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE FOR MAINTENANCE OF MICRO LINK HAIR EXTENSIONS?
A. Establish an hourly rate either based on what you normally charge for removal of pre-tipped strands. Or similar to the rate you would normally charge for adding highlights.
Q. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO PERFORM THE MAINTENANCE OF MICRO LINK HAIR EXTENSIONS?
A. Much depends on if your client brushed the hair near the scalp regularly and if they kept their maintenance appointments you prearranged. Expect 3-5 hours, which can include removing tangles, reshaping tips, combing out shed hair and restyling. Offer suggestions for client to prepare them. For example, provide lunch, light foot massage, manicure/pedicure or other salon services.
Q. DURING THE MAINTENANCE OF THE MICRO LINK HAIR EXTENSIONS SHOULD I COMPLETELY TAKE DOWN THE RING AND EXTENSION STRAND OR JUST MOVE IT BACK UP NEAR THE SCALP?
A. You should always take the extension down so that you can comb out the shed hair strands. If not when the client combs or washes their hair the first time after a maintenance all that shed hair accumulated over 6-8 weeks will come out at once. Relay this importance to your client prior to the application so that they understand the entire process.
Q. WHAT TOOLS AND SUPPLIES DO I NEED TO START OFFERING MICRO LINK HAIR EXTENSION SERVICES?
A. Our Human Hair Color Ring and Copper Rings Guide sheet. Tools needed include a set of pliers for closing and a strand hook which can be obtained at many beauty supply stores or online hair extension suppliers.
And don't forget we offer retipping services for only 75 cents a strand with 1 week turnaround.