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Hair Extensions 101

 

We know that bobs are all the rage right now, but in our eyes, they don't hold a candle to long, thick, loose waves!  The good news is that you don't have to be genetically blessed to have the hair of your dreams. Many of the most sought-after hairstyles get help from extensions.  Welcome to Hair Extensions 101,  everything you need to know to have the hair of your dreams!


We Only Use Ethically Sourced Hair

Knowing the full story about exactly where their hair comes from is of paramount importance to sister co-founders of Emme Hair, Veronica and Maria.

Emme Hair is ethically sourced and manufactured in Europe in a beautiful factory where the working conditions are clean and safe.  The factory sources the hair from “hair brokers” who ethically purchase the hair directly from donors in small towns all around Europe. Most of these women range from ages 18 and 23.  They sell their hair in a fair exchange for currency and will often use the money they obtain from this transaction toward getting an education or seeking a career away from home. 

The sisters especially love the beautiful exchange between clients who need the hair to feel empowered and the women out there who need the funds to advance in life. Emme Hair does not shed or tangle as it is virgin human hair that has undergone very minimal chemical treatment. If quality is important to you then Emme Hair is the right brand of hair extensions for you.

 

Choosing Your Hair Extension

Tape-in hair extensions $$ (MUST BE APPLIED BY AN EMME HAIR PRO)

Ideal for fine to medium hair with strong roots and last about 6-8 weeks

This semipermanent method has taken the world by storm and has easily become one of our top  sellers.  They give long, full and lustrous hair in a short amount of time, and are available in a wide range of colours and lengths. Tape-in hair extensions are quick and easy to apply therefore making them one of the most economical choices of all our hair extensions.  They are applied by our #emmepros, sandwiching hair with 2 pieces of tape extensions at the root. With proper care and maintenance, tape-in hair extensions can be reused a few times.  If you are interested in getting a fresh set of Tape-ins please book an appointment with one of our skilled Emme Hair technicians.

 

Emme Strand hair extensions $$ (MUST BE APPLIED BY AN EMME HAIR PRO)

Ideal for fine hair with sensitive roots and last about 4-6 weeks

Our semipermanent signature Emme Strands will have your hair looking fabulously thick and natural all the time!  They have quickly become a guest favourite here at Emme Hair.  They are applied using metal silicone-lined rings which attach the tip of the Emme Strands to the hair root.  The metal rings allow for the hair to be reused over and over again. This is the most delicate of all the types of hair extensions that we offer and is ideal for fine hair.  If you are interested in getting a fresh set of Emme Strands please book an appointment with one of our skilled Emme Hair technicians.

 

Clip-in hair extensions $ (CAN BE APPLIED BY YOU OR AN EMME HAIR PRO)

Ideal for all hair types

These are the most versatile of all the hair extensions that we offer.  You can wear them one day and take them out the next, all by yourself!  They are for people who look for flexibility in their hair extensions. Clip-ins are a great way for your guests to take their hair matters into their own hands. These extensions add length and fullness to your hair in a matter of minutes and can be applied and removed as they please.  Just simply backcomb at the root, then clip and go! They are great for all hair types and can be reused over and over again. They are also a great way to add more fullness to any up-do style.

 

Braidless Weave hair extensions $$$ (MUST BE APPLIED BY AN EMME HAIR PRO)

Ideal for all hair types with strong roots and last about 8 weeks

Our beautiful semipermanent wefts are specially designed to be extra durable while still providing comfort.  These one of a kind wefts do not absorb moisture, making it easy to maintain and style. A single machine weft can completely transform your hairstyle longer and fuller.  For this method, a weft of hair is sewn onto a row of beads that is previously applied to the root of the hair from ear to ear.  If you are interested in getting a luxurious weft applied to your hair, please book a free consultation with one of our skilled Emme Hair technicians.

 

The Rundown

Finding the right hair extension method for you will depend on your budget, preference, and hair type. While our Emme Strands and Clip-ins can be used by any hair texture, our Braidless weaves and tape-ins are best suited for strong, medium to thick hair.  If you have very fine and sensitive hair, the Emme Strands are great for you.  Clip-ins are the most cost effective option starting at $225 for 14".  Emme Strands and tape-ins are our mid-range priced extensions with a starting cost of $300 for minimal hair and our Braidless weaves cost a bit more at $650+.  Pricing for all extensions will depend greatly on the length you want (14", 16", 20") and the quantity (how much hair) you would like.  The best part is,  all of our hair extensions are reusable!  This means that you purchase the hair once and can reuse them over and over.  The life span of our hair is about 4-5 times and you will be obligate to come in for "touch-ups" every 6-8 weeks to freshen up your hair extensions. 

 

Human Hair vs Synthetic Hair

When it comes to purchasing hair, you get what you pay for.  Price will vary greatly based on quality of the hair, as well as the desired quantity (for thickness) and length.  Our hair is 100% human hair that is very minimally processed, therefore making it of the highest quality of hair extensions that you can get.  The hair cuticle is preserved, instead of stripped, and all the hairs run in the same direction, maintaining that natural soft, silky texture. Synthetic hair is much cheaper but won't blend or style the way human hair does.  This type of hair can't withstand heat styling and tangles very easily.

 

The Collection

Emme Hair brings you 9 gorgeous, ethically sourced shades that radiate natural hues of virgin human hair. These tones will be sure to be a perfect colour match every time. The shiny, healthy and minimally processed strands retain the donor’s natural hair texture and shape. This ensures that all Emme Hair extensions will blend into any head of hair seamlessly.  

 

 

Choose Which Colors Are Right for You

It's important to match the colour of the hair extensions with that of your natural hair.  Our hair experts at Emme Hair can do this for you during a free consultation.  We can colour the hair extensions darker but no bleaching! It's best to choose the shade as close to your natural colour as possible to avoid over-processing.  You can also mix and match various shades for a more natural-looking blend.

 

DARK AND STORMY 

This is our jet black tone and darkest of all the colours.  A beautiful cool-toned shade for enhanced gloss and shine.

 

MIDNIGHT MOOD 

This is our darkest brown shade and can even be considered a soft black.  With gorgeous deep warm brown undertones, this colour is what dark brunette dreams are made of!

 

ENVY ME 

This is the richest of all our brown tones.  With hints of red and gold there is no wonder why it’s a show stopper.

 

BAD BEHAVIOUR 

This golden brown will have you feeling sun-kissed.  This is our version of a perfect medium brown tone.

 

NAUGHTY OR NICE

This gorgeous multidimensional light brown is one of our most popular colours.  This tone blends perfectly with brown and blonde colours making for a seamless colour match every time.

 

GOLDEN KEY

This beautiful golden blonde will brighten up any hair style.  It is a natural blonde tone which results in a more natural look.

 

PEARLY GATES

If you love ash then this super cool-toned blonde is the one for you!  The hints of silver definitely make it one of a kind.

 

HEAVENLY VIBES

This bright blonde tone is just short of being platinum.  It boasts the perfect balance of ash and golden undertones.

 

LIVIN’ THE DREAM!

The lightest possible blonde tone with a hint of gold.

 

How to Cut and Style

Good extensions should be entirely undetectable—blending your natural hair with the extension is so critical.  A great cut is always necessary after the extensions are in.  Our #emmepros have been trained to perfectly blend the hair extensions to match your hair.  They will cut dry and add layers that blend the two hair types together.  A professional Hairstylist should always cut the hair extensions for you.

 

Aftercare Leads to Happy Hair!

Emme Hair Extensions are constructed from high-grade raw human hair materials and that is why, with proper love and care, they maintain such great quality for an extended amount of time.  We know that you want to do your best to maintain them at home to preserve their quality, so here are some aftercare pointers to help you along the way!

 

Clip-in aftercare

Products to use:  Wet brush, Kitoko oil, minimal hairspray

How to wash: We do not recommend that you wash them as this can breakdown the quality of the hair.  Our salon offers a "drop-off service" where we will use professional grade products to cleanse and dry them for you.  They will be good as new!

Ideal hot tools temperature: 180 degrees celsius

 

Tape-in aftercare

Products to use: Wet brush, Kitoko shampoo, conditioner, treatment and oil.

How to wash: Gently shampoo the roots.  Scrub your scalp around each piece with the tip of your fingers. Rinse and repeat if you have an oily scalp. Apply conditioner from mids to ends, then rinse.  Finally, apply treatment from mids to ends and rinse.

How to dry:  Towel dry your hair then gently brush your hair out using a soft bristle Wet brush starting at the ends of your hair and slowly work your way up to your scalp.  Once your hair is detangled, squeeze out any excess moisture with a towel.  Blow dry your hair starting at the root and working your way down to the ends of your hair.  Once your hair is 50% dry, apply one pump of oil from mids to ends. Ensure that the roots of your hair are 100% dry before moving onto hot tool styling. 

Ideal hot tools temperature: 180 degrees celsius

 

Emme strands aftercare

Products to use: Wet brush, Kitoko shampoo, conditioner, treatment and oil.

How to wash: Gently shampoo the roots.  Scrub your scalp around each piece with the tip of your fingers. Rinse and repeat if you have an oily scalp. Apply conditioner from mids to ends, then rinse.  Finally, apply treatment from mids to ends and rinse.

How to dry:  Towel dry your hair then gently brush your hair out using a soft bristle Wet brush starting at the ends of your hair and slowly work your way up to your scalp.  Once your hair is detangled, squeeze out any excess moisture with a towel.  Blow dry your hair starting at the root and working your way down to the ends of your hair.  Once your hair is 50% dry, apply one pump of oil from mids to ends. Ensure that the roots of your hair are 100% dry before moving onto hot tool styling. 

Ideal hot tools temperature: 180 degrees celsius

 

Braidless weave aftercare

Products to use: Wet brush, Kitoko shampoo, conditioner, treatment and oil.

How to wash: Gently shampoo the roots.  Scrub your scalp around each row with the tip of your fingers. Rinse and repeat if you have an oily scalp. Apply conditioner from mids to ends, then rinse.  Finally, apply treatment from mids to ends and rinse.

How to dry:  Towel dry your hair then gently brush your hair out using a soft bristle Wet brush starting at the ends of your hair and slowly work your way up to your scalp.  Once your hair is detangled, squeeze out any excess moisture with a towel.  Blow dry your hair starting at the root and working your way down to the ends of your hair.  Once your hair is 50% dry, apply one pump of oil from mids to ends. Ensure that the roots of your hair are 100% dry before moving onto hot tool styling. 

Ideal hot tools temperature: 180 degrees celsius

 

The Damage

If you follow all the instructions that we give you, the hair extensions will not damage your hair.  We will discuss all the risks with you before we begin the application of hair extensions just so we are on the same page!