Our hair extensions are attached using a strand-by-strand application known as ‘Micro Bonds’. The term ‘strand-by-strand’ refers to extensions that are applied in small individual strands, as opposed to extensions that are attached with large whole piece (such as a weave or tape hair extensions). Our Micro Bond attachment is a technique that we have both perfected and mastered over the years. The process involves taking a few strands of the extension hair and applying a tiny bead of liquid resin to the tip of the extension and fusing it to a small section of the client’s own hair. The resin is gently rolled to form a hard, cylindrical micro bond or ‘seal’.
Our bonds are made from a specially designed polymer resin specifically developed for hair extensions and is extremely safe and non-damaging to the natural hair.
Because the extensions are created using lots of fine individual strands, a free-flowing hairstyle that falls and behaves like real hair is achieved, giving it an authentic, natural look. Our technique also allows the scalp to be able to ‘breath’ and easily be washed and dried, since it is not obstructed and suffocated by heavy, bulky weft or tape hair extensions.
Our micro bonds are approximately the size of a grain of rice, which makes them both comfortable and discrete. Many clients worry that they will be very conscious of their hair extensions, when in fact most people actually find that they can barely feel them in their hair.
Unlike some alternative strand-by-strand methods, we do not use pre-bonded hair extensions (where the hair extensions are pre-made with a bond already attached).
At The Hair Extension Boutique, every micro bond is custom made during the application, allowing for a precise choice in the size of the bond, as well as the weight and thickness of each extension. This will vary according to the client’s natural hair and area of the scalp where the extension is being positioned.
This also allows blending more than one colour into each extension where needed, creating an overall more natural look. This is particularly effective for clients who have highlights, as we are able to finely blend the highlights into each individual extension, rather than as thick, solid strands.
We offer 5 different levels of coverage to suit all requirements, whether you’re looking to achieve longer, thicker or fuller hair or even just add some colour, our hair extensions are extremely versatile and can be adapted for every need.
Once the application is complete, the hair extensions are cut, styled and carefully blended with your own hair, so that they look perfectly natural and completely undetectable. We will then style your hair to your desired look.
Our hair extensions are positioned carefully and strategically around the head, ensuring that they remain completely undetectable and blend with the natural hair. An inch gap is left around the hairline, so that you can wear your hair up and the bonds will not be visible. The bonds are placed approximately 1cm from the scalp and sit completely flat to the head, enabling your own hair to continue growing freely and naturally without any disruption. Our hair extensions can be applied to most hair types, even to fine hair and still remain undetectable. Whatever your hair type, our hair extensions will always look completely natural.
Due to the versatility of our application technique, we are able to apply hair extensions to short hair. So long as your hair is at least 3 inches at the crown, we are able to fit hair extensions and blend them perfectly with your own hair, without leaving a tell tale ‘lid’ around the top. The shorter and thicker your natural hair, the longer the procedure will take, as essentially we are creating a new hairstyle from scratch. However, the end result can be quite remarkable and incredibly natural looking.
Our attachment technique is extremely safe and non-damaging to the natural hair. We apply our hair extensions based on a weight for weight ratio, whereby each one is attached to an equal section of the natural hair. Each hair extension strand is very fine and this avoids overloading the natural hair with too much weight. Hair extensions should never damage your hair if they have been applied correctly. Learn more here about how our hair extensions are considered the safest for your hair.
LEFT IMAGE: Shows natural hair before applying hair extensions.
RIGHT IMAGE: Shows natural hair after wearing hair extensions for 1 year. Hair has grown naturally, and is soft, healthy and glossy.
One of the biggest giveaways of hair extensions is if they are one or two shades lighter or darker than the natural hair. At The Hair Extension Boutique one of the things that we pride ourselves on is our ability to blend and match your hair colour precisely. You may also choose to have additional colours to create highlights or lowlights.