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The 8 Things You Need to Know About Hair Extensions

Hair extensions can be a game-changer for anyone looking to add volume, length, or a touch of glam to their hairstyle. But with so many options and factors to consider, knowing what you're getting into is essential before you take the plunge. At Gordon Salon, we believe in educating our guests so they can make the best decisions for their hair. Here's everything you need to know about hair extensions to ensure you get the beautiful, natural-looking hair you've always dreamed of.

Types of Hair Extensions

Before diving into the tips, it's crucial to understand the different types of hair extensions available. Here are the most common options:

  • Clip-In Extensions: Ideal for temporary changes, these extensions can be easily clipped in and out.

  • Tape-In Extensions: Known for their natural look, they are taped to your natural hair and can last up to six weeks.

  • Sew-In Extensions: These are woven into your natural hair and are great for long-term usage.

  • Fusion Extensions: These involve bonding hair extensions to your natural hair with a special adhesive.

  • Micro-Link Extensions: Small sections of your hair are threaded through beads along with the extension.

Who Should Consider Hair Extensions?

Hair extensions are versatile and can benefit nearly everyone:

  • For Those With Thin Hair: Extensions add much-needed volume and fullness.

  • For Short Hair: If you're looking to change your hairstyle without waiting for your hair to grow out, extensions are a quick solution.

  • Special Occasions: Whether it's a wedding, a big event, or a photoshoot, extensions can elevate your look.

8 Top Tips about Hair Extensions

1. Instant Length and Volume

One of the most significant benefits of hair extensions is the instant transformation they offer. If you've been struggling to grow your hair or want to add volume to lifeless locks, extensions are the perfect solution.

2. Why do so Many People Love Hair Extensions?

Hair extensions offer versatility and instant gratification. You can achieve a dramatic transformation in a matter of hours. They are also excellent for special occasions, like weddings or parties, where you want to look your absolute best.

3. Choose the Right Type for Your Lifestyle

Different types of extensions suit different lifestyles. For instance, if you lead a very active life, sew-in extensions might be the best option as they are very secure. On the other hand, if you prefer low-maintenance options, clip-ins could be ideal for you.

4. Experiment with Different Styles

Hair extensions offer the perfect opportunity to experiment with different styles without committing to a permanent change. Whether you want to try out a new color, add highlights, or change your hair texture, extensions allow you to do so with ease. This flexibility makes them ideal for special occasions, photo shoots, or simply for switching up your look.

5. Low Maintenance Options Available

Contrary to popular belief, not all hair extensions require high maintenance. Clip-in extensions, for instance, can be easily managed at home and removed whenever necessary. Tape-ins and micro-links also offer relatively low-maintenance options that blend seamlessly with your natural hair.

6. High-quality extensions are Worth the Investment

Investing in high-quality hair extensions is crucial for achieving a natural look and longevity. Cheaper alternatives may save you money initially, but they often need more durability and the realistic appearance of premium extensions. At Gordon Salon, we use top-grade extensions designed to withstand styling and provide a natural blend with your hair.

7. Professional Installation is Key

For the best results, it’s essential to have your hair extensions installed by a professional. Proper installation ensures that the extensions blend seamlessly with your natural hair and are positioned to avoid damage. Our experts at Gordon Salon are trained in various extension methods and will tailor the application to suit your needs.

8. Regular Maintenance is Essential

To keep your hair extensions looking their best, regular maintenance is essential. This includes proper washing, conditioning, and brushing to prevent tangling and ensure longevity. Also, having a professional remove and reposition your extensions properly is important to maintain overall health and look of your natural hair and the extensions.  Our team at Gordon Salon will provide you with detailed care instructions and recommend products best suited for maintaining your extensions.

Why Choose Gordon Salon?

For a good reason, Gordon Salon is Chicagoland's most popular Aveda Salon. We have been listed in Salon Today Magazine's 'Top 200 Salons' in the United States for over 20 years. Our accolades include the Chicago Reader Magazine's Readers Choice Award for 'Best Salon in Chicago' for over three years and winning the Glenbrook Readers Choice Award for Best Hair Salon and Hair Color.

We are a family-owned business that strives to offer our guests high-quality services, exceptional employee training and benefits, and a consistently welcoming experience. When you come to Gordon Salon, you are not just getting a service but joining a community that values excellence and care.

Meet Our Experts

Our highly skilled professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve your hair goals. With extensive training and a passion for their work, our stylists are well-equipped to provide you with the best hair extension experience. You can trust that you are in good hands from the initial consultation to the final look.

Hair extensions can be a fantastic way to enhance your look, but it’s essential to be informed and choose the right professionals for the job. At Gordon Salon, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality hair extensions and exceptional service. We’ve partnered with Vomor, an Aveda exclusive extension brand, to deliver 100% cuticle intact remy hair, that is ethically sourced and comes in a wide variety of colors that match the Aveda color wheel, as well as fun fashion color Pure Pigment options.

Ready to transform your hair?

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward the hair of your dreams. For more information or to book your appointment, visit our website or call us in the city at 773.388.9999 and on the North Shore at 847.266.7777. Let Gordon Salon be your go-to destination for all your hair extension needs

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