Miami Beach’s Hair Extension Destination
Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend obviously hasn’t experimented with hair extensions! The absolute best accessory, extensions allow you to test drive a new ‘do with little commitment. From long to short, short to long, and back again, extensions let you play with different colors, textures, or simply add some extra oompf to otherwise limp locks. And now McAllister now stocks a wide variety of Hotheads Hair Extensions in the most common hair colors and lengths. In fact, we’re told that our hair salon now carries the largest selection of HairTalk & Hotheads hair extensions in South Beach. …You’re now just minutes away from fuller, thicker and longer hair!
Our Stylists Share Tips on Care of Hair Extensions
If you have been thinking about thickening those tresses, but you just don’t know what to expect, here’s a little window into our extraordinary extensions! First, to guarantee a long-lived look, it’s essential to practice good technique. “What are proper maintenance techniques?” you might ask… Let us enlighten you! Straight from the McAllister stylists, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to extending the life of your newly-acquired luxe locks.
Shampoo With Care
It’s critical to wash human hair extensions with only sulfate-free or paraben-free shampoo, specifically on the roots. Lather hair gently and work the shampoo down the hair. Rinse and blot hair gently and if shampooing at night, make sure hair is completely dry before going to bed.
Get The Right Tools
Trade your traditional brush for a looper brush, designed with looped bristles to gently glide through hair extensions. Start at the ends and work your way up, always brushing in a downward motion. To keep hair from matting, give strands a pre-shampoo comb through.
Steer Clear of Oils
Oil-based products can break down the glue found on extension tape, weakening the bond between the hair and tape, causing them to fall out prematurely. Hair oils also have a way of moving down along the shaft your natural hair, sliding in between the layers of tape and this loosens the tape’s grip on your natural hair. Whenever possible, try to use styling products from mid-shaft to ends, steering clear of the tape tabs completely.
Reconsider Your Sleeping Conditions
To prevent unnecessary matting and tangling, consider wrapping hair up in a satin scarf or swapping out your traditional pillowcase for a satin version, known to minimize friction and prevent tangling.
Trust the Professionals
Last but CERTAINLY not least, have a licensed professional remove and reapply your extensions. All McAllister hair stylists are dually certified by HairTalk & HotHeads Hair companies. Tape extensions typically maintain a luxurious look for 8 to 12 weeks depending on your hair growth. We always recommend a visit 6 weeks after placement so that your stylist can quickly inspect your taped tabs and give you an idea of when you should book your re-taping appointment. So whether your hair is naturally thin or you’re just looking to achieve a little extra length of fullness, it’s time to talk with your stylist about our variety of hair extensions options – from tape extensions to keratin bonded extensions and beyond. Ready to treat yourself? Request an appointment online today. Check out pricing and offerings on our spa menu here.
More than a decade ago, William McAllister hatched an idea to disrupt the beauty salon industry in Miami Beach. He contemplated what salons once were in years gone by. He yearned to recapture their unique contributions to both personal beauty & community. In the past 10 years, he’s forever changed the industry, and according to him, he’s just getting started! He draws from a unique background – encompassing everything from neurophysiology, business to firefighting- and built South Beach’s busiest & most reviewed beauty concept in South Florida.