Hair Extensions Coconut Grove
Marquesa Hair Distinction: Our hair extensions blend into the hair, leaving it impossible to tell where your natural hair ends and the extensions begin. Hair extensions will enhance your sense of taste and style. We specialize in creating the haircut and style that fits only you. We use Remy Human Hair, which is the highest grade of real, human hair that is a preferred choice for hair extensions, hairpieces, and wigs because it achieves the most natural look.
So what does Remy Human Hair mean?
Remy Hair is considered to be the finest quality of human hair because the cuticles are kept intact and not stripped, like in most other non-Remy hair extensions or wigs. Preserving the hairs’ cuticles and aligning them in a unidirectional fashion creates hair length and volume, which are completely natural in appearance. This process ensures that the hair remains super soft, shiny, silky and completely tangle-free throughout its lifetime.
Marquesa Hair Extensions use only the finest quality Remy Human Hair, which means that the hair has been carefully sorted after collecting from the hair donor to ensure all the cuticles are of the same length.
Marquesa is by far the best quality hair on the market because of the care that is required and the time it takes to sort the hair so meticulously.
Application of Hair Extensions by an Extensionist
Natural Human Hair Extensions
Natural Human Hair Extensions are the most popular form of extensions because they look and feel so natural and are so comfortable to wear. There are several ways of attaching real hair, but we will choose the proper method of the application based on the condition of your hair, the length of your hair and the texture of your hair. When it is time to remove your extensions, we will set up an appointment for you to remove the applied method in a safety way.
Each extension method is individually color matched, and it is used allowing for subtle highlights, lowlights, and movement to the hair giving a perfect natural color match every time.
Another advantage of the techniques we use is that, unlike some other extension systems, all ours extensionists are thoroughly certified and highly trained in all methods of applications to ensure your extensions look amazing. With human hair, it is often possible to re-use some of the hair for a second application, which will result in a reduced cost the second time around.
Marquesa Hair is the very best of what is available in top quality human hair. We offer:
A very popular choice as the hair quality is excellent but not quite as good as the European grade hair. There is a more limited color range on this type of hair, and you can expect that it will dry with a natural wave. All the hair is pre-dyed to match a color chart from which we can match a client’s hair. The Hair can be Remy or Non-Remy, depending on your budget. This type of hair can also be totally virgin which means no chemicals have been used to enhance or to deplete cuticle from the hair strand. You have two colors to choose from Indian Remy Hair, color #2 and color #4; we offer various textures to choose from.
This is the most popular choice for its soft natural feel and extensive color range. This type of hair will dry with a natural wave. All the hair is pre-dyed to match a color chart from which we can match a client’s hair. Because european hair is very hard to acquire, therefore is more expensive and of better quality.
Russian or Ukrainian Virgin Hair
This is the most exclusive beautiful and rare type of hair as it has not been dyed or chemically treated in any way. The color range is limited and may have to be dyed to match individual client’s requirements. Normally you would have a choice of colors similar to our color swatch: colors #7,8,12,14 and 16. Costumed made orders are acceptable. Allow two to three weeks for delivery.
Many people use synthetic hair extensions for a number of reasons; some people just do not like the idea of wearing real hair and for many people, it is the most affordable option costing on average one third less than the equivalent in real hair. Synthetic hair is made in almost every shade, curl and texture imaginable, and in myriad grades – from the cheapest doll hair to the best quality sort of hair you can wear 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for months on end. The hair we use is made especially for us and is subjected to extra conditioning processes that result in its exceptional quality.
One of the reasons why many people still enjoy the fake hair is that it does hold a style incredibly well. If you curl the hair with heated rollers, the curl can last days instead of hours as it would with real hair, and if you want to wear it straight and have it stay that way, even in the rain, synthetic hair is possibly a better option for you. Another advantage is that you get more volume per connection then with real hair, which is useful when being applied for thickness. Most of our synthetic hair or synthetic hair blend are made with a Japanese fiber called Kanekalon, in most cases this type of fiber is heat defiant.
It is important to realize, that that there are also certain drawbacks in having fake hair such as you can not use high heated styling equipment like straightening irons and curling tongs. Make sure you read the instructions card before you begin using heat.
Human Hair Extensions vs. Synthetic Extensions
If correctly applied, all synthetic hair extensions and human hair extensions can be washed, brushed, straightened, and curled and can be worn 24/7 for months on end, looking as good when they come out as when they went in, however, there are distinct differences between the two types:-
For the most part, the advantages of having real hair outweigh those of having synthetic hair, but there are reasons why either one might be preferable.
The main advantage of real hair is that it is far easier to look after. There is no need to treat it any differently to your hair, and it looks and feels so natural that even a trained eye cannot tell you are wearing them (when they are expertly applied). When left to dry naturally they dry with the same natural kink/wave that most people’s hair dries with, meaning it blends easily without even the need for styling. Another major advantage is that there is no restriction with styling. You can use straightening irons and curl irons freely, which is not the case with synthetic hair. You also have the option of dying the real hair, which is not possible with fake hair. For this reason, the celebrities usually opt for the real hair.
People who want long hair on a budget should opt for synthetic hair. Some of the other advantages are that synthetic hair does hold a style incredibly well. If you want to wear it straight and have it stay that way, even in the rain, synthetic hair is possibly a better option. Another advantage is that you get more volume per connection than with real hair, which is useful when having extensions applied for thickness.
Hopefully understanding the pro’s and cons of each type will help you make an informed decision about which option is best for you.
Hair Extensions Questions & Answers
Q. How long will it take to add extensions by an extensionist to my hair?
A – This will depend on the look you are going for and the technique chosen, and consequently how many extensions and amount of hair it will take to achieve that look. On average, a thickening process could take 1-3 hours and a lengthening process 4-5 hrs. We will fully advise you of timings and costs when you have your initial consultation at Orlando Rivera Consultry.
Q. Will people be able to tell that I’m wearing extensions?
A – Provided you choose a style and color that matches your hair, the extensions will look entirely natural, and no one need would ever know except you and perhaps that special someone who is allowed to run their hands through your hair. On the contrary, if you’re going for an obviously fun, funky look for a party or for just to enjoy a different buzz, then, of course, people will be able to tell – but only because you want them to.
Q. How long does my hair have to be to have hair extensions?
A – 4-5 inches but the nape of neck hair can be a little shorter 3 inches minimum.
Q. How much will it cost?
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Q. Will my hair look natural?
A – All our hair extensions are custom-made for you. For Real hair, we keep detailed records of your color and order the hair in for each client. For synthetic hair, we blend all of our hair for an excellent natural effect. We take great care to blend in a range of both highlights and lowlights into each head of hair we work with so that your extensions have the same depth and reflectiveness of any natural head of human hair. All this makes your extensions truly undetectable from the real thing
Q – Will Extensions damage my hair?
A – This is a commonly asked question. When extensions are applied properly, there is virtually no reason why they would harm your hair, and to this end, thousands of women have used extensions to grow their hair to the desired length with no adverse effects whatsoever. However, that is not to say everybody’s hair is suitable for extensions. At Salon & Spa Renova, we take the safety of your hair very seriously and take every reasonable precaution to ascertain the suitability of your hair before commencing with the extensions. This includes a free consultation and free test extensions as well as complimentary check up appointments while you are wearing the extensions. Everybody experiences normal hair shedding, don’t worry, this is entirely natural. You will notice on your hairbrush, whether you wear extensions or not, that you shed between 70 to 100 hairs a day – adding up to around 3,000 hairs a month or 36,000 a year. It seems a lot but on average we have at least 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on our heads alone, so this rate of growth and renewal is entirely standard.
Q – How long will my extensions last?
A – Both Real Hair extensions and fake hair extensions are designed to last three to four months depending on your home care and technique used.
Q – Can I just add highlights?
A – Yes. This is a very effective way of enjoying extensions, and you can choose the instant color that your hairdresser might otherwise feel would be too damaging to apply chemically to your hair. With extensions, no harmful dyes or solutions are used, and you can either opt for subtle highlights and lowlights or even bold neon’s, reds, blacks, blues, yellows, pinks, and greens – whatever you want. Hair extensions are a great way of achieving a bold new or natural color.
Q – Should I give my hair a rest between extensions?
A – There is no need if they are properly applied and removed, so your hair remains undamaged. Most people prefer to have their extensions removed and replaced on the same day, so their hair continues looking as good as ever.
Q – Can I bath, shower, swim, go out in the wind and rain, and play sport in my new extensions?
A – Your new hair will look as fabulous wet as it does dry, and the extension joins will not show in water. You can shower, swim and go out in the wind and rain without having to worry. Our hair extensions perform as well on the sports field or in a gale as the thickest head of rooted hair. They are so well connected to your hair that they are indistinguishable from natural hair and just as tough.
Q – What about sun and salt-water damage?
A – Treat your extensions exactly as well as would your hair and they should not suffer during daily wear.
Q – What happens if I don’t like my new extensions?
A – This very rarely happens, but if you are unhappy it is strongly advisable you let the qualified staff at Renova remove your hair extensions without causing damage or residue, leaving your hair just as it was when you started.
Q – What happens when extensions are removed?
A – There are two different techniques. For fake hair, the seal protecting where the extensions are braided into your hair is gently heated to soften it and the extension easily comes away. For real hair where a bonding resin is used, we apply a release solution that allows us to remove the individual extensions safely and efficiently.
Q – How experienced is your salon in extensions work?
A – Orlando is one of the first stylists in Florida to train as an extensions specialist in the mid-1990s when the technique was still virtually unknown outside Hollywood. Hair extensions are different from ordinary hairdressing, and that is why many salons cannot apply for real hair extensions. It is always best to entrust extensions work to a studio specializing in hair extensions.
Q – Why is the real hair more expensive than synthetic hair?
A – When the desired length is around 10 inches there isn’t lots of difference between the two costs, but as you start to think about long lengths, real hair can cost around double the price of fake hair. The main reason for this is that fake hair can be produced in a relatively short period, whereas real hair has to be grown for years thus making it an expensive commodity.
Q – Can I style handmade hair and real hair in the same way?
A – When it comes to curling, fake hair is incredibly easy to style and when curled, holds a curl for days on end, but it is good to remember that when your technician applies fake curly extensions, they will not remain that way unaided indefinitely. They will need to be regularly washed and re-curled. As for real hair, it is even easier when left to dry naturally because it dries with a natural wave. Should you want a structured wave/curl, you can use Ghd’s or curling tongs, which can last unbelievably well. When it comes to blow drying, there are differences too. The fake hair has to be handled with care so as to avoid over heating or to burn it; this is not difficult but does have to be taught in the aftercare session. As for the real hair, you can blow-dry it however you like with no risk of ruining it. Another advantage of the real hair is that you can use straightening irons and curl tongs on the hair, which is a definite no with fake hair.
Q – Won’t all those extensions be too thick for my hair underneath?
A – If they are applied correctly there should be no problem whatsoever. A good technician will balance the weight properly, taking a section of your hair and adding an extension of equal weight, resulting in a completely balanced natural look. It is surprising how quickly you get used to having a gloriously full head of hair.
Q. Will my scalp still be able to breathe naturally with extensions?
A – Our extensions are fitted close to the hair roots and scalp but do not block them, so you will be able to feel and touch your scalp as normal.
Q. Do I need to buy expensive shampoos and conditioners?
A – On Fake hair, you can use any shampoo and conditioner, but it is advised you buy a conditioning spray that is specifically designed for fake hair and helps keep it in excellent condition. For real hair, most shampoos and conditioners are fine to use, however, those that contain proteins and oils should be avoided and should avoid extension shampoos that have not been designed for Marquesa Hair Extensions.
Q. Can I use a hairdryer, hot rollers, and other styling equipment?
A – Yes, you can use all of the above with real hair however with fake hair straightening irons, and curling tongs cannot be used. We will explain and if you would prefer to show you exactly how to achieve the styles you want.
Q. Is it safe to leave my hair to dry naturally?
A – Yes, once again, you can treat your extensions just like your hair.
Q – If I fancy a new hair color, how will that match up with my extensions?
A – Any extension hair we use is perfectly matched in color to your own. If your roots need doing before extensions are added, or you fancy a complete change of color, we can color your own head of hair ahead of any extensions work. We then add extensions that will have been carefully blended in front of your very eyes to match exactly whichever color you have chosen.
Multicultural Hair Types
Our Salon / Studio can provide professional hair extensions for all ethnicities and hair types; whether Caucasian, Indian, Afro-Caribbean or Asian/Oriental. Due to our large, diverse and ever expanding client base, we are the number one supplier of different hair textures, lengths, and types and aim to give all our customers, no matter what type of hair, the look they have always wanted. Below is our full and varied range of hair extensions to suit you and your hair.
Europe Grade Hair
European hair is the most popular choice for its soft natural feel and extensive color range. This type of hair will dry with a natural wave. All the hair is pre-dyed to match a color chart from which we can match a client’s hair. Ethically sourced hair.
Indian Temple Hair
A very popular choice as the hair quality is excellent but not quite as good as the European Hair. There is a more limited color range on this type of hair, and you can expect that it will dry with a natural wave. All the hair is pre-dyed to match a color chart from which we can match a client’s hair. Ethically sourced hair.
Russian & Ukrainian Virgin Hair
Russian & Ukrainian Virgin Hair is the most exclusive, beautiful and rare type of hair as it has not been dyed or chemically treated in any way. The color range is limited and may have to be dyed to match individual client’s requirements.
The color range is limited in this hair type and may need a color treatment to match your hair. This hair type can sometimes be the most suitable for Afro-Caribbean hair. We are also able to offer, upon request, simulated, relaxed Afro-Caribbean hair.
Come and see for yourself. Book a free half an hour consultation with one of our hair extension specialists. The meeting will allow our advisor to give you the best advice and information on the type of hair extensions you require. It is highly recommended you have free test extensions applied during your consultation so we can verify the suitability of your hair.
Ethically Sourced Hair
We offer several hair types.
The vast majority of hair used at Orlando’s for applying our professional hair extensions is from all over the world. We take the most advanced techniques and your hair to determined which one is the most suitable for you.
Indian Temple Hair
Indian temple hair is the most ethically sourced hair in the world. This hair is collected from temples and then sold to hair merchants all over the world for processing, and where needed, also coloring. After visiting various sorting factories around the world, we found the companies we procure our hair supply from are both ethical and professional; both with their staff and procedures.
Our two most popular hair types, Indian hair and Europe Grade Hair, are both procured from these temples. The Euro grade hair is refined a little more than the Indian hair and is called Europe grade because the hair shaft diameter and structure closely matches typical European type hair.
Virgin and Curly Hair
The Virgin hair and curly hair accounts for only 3-5% of our hair extension demand. The sources for this kind of hair are harder to track, and our research seems to suggest that it comes from small local hair merchants around Russia, Eastern Europe, and Brazil.
The FACTS about Hair Extensions
MYTH: Hair Extensions damage your hair
FACT: When hair extensions are applied properly there is virtually no reason why they would harm your hair, and to this end, thousands of women have used extensions to grow their hair to the desired length with no adverse effects whatsoever.
However, that is not to say everybody’s hair is suitable for extensions. At Orlando’s we take the safety of your hair very seriously and take every reasonable precaution to ascertain the suitability of your hair before commencing with salon-applied hair extensions. This includes a free consultation and free test extensions as well as complimentary check up appointments while you are wearing the extensions.
Whether or not you are wearing hair extensions, everybody experiences hair shedding. This is entirely natural. If you should ever count them, you will notice on your hairbrush, whether you wear hair extensions or not, that you shed between 70 to 100 hairs a day – adding up to around 3,000 hairs a month or 36,000 a year. It seems a lot but on average we have at least 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on our heads alone, so this rate of growth and renewal is entirely reasonable.
MYTH: You have to give your hair a break in between having hair extensions
FACT: If hair extensions are correctly applied and removed, your hair will remain undamaged, and so there is no need to take a break between different hair extension applications. Most people prefer to have their extensions removed and replaced on the same day, so their hair continues looking as good as ever.
MYTH: You can’t swim wearing hair extensions
FACT: Your new hair will look, as fabulous wet as it does dry, and the extension joins will not show in water. You can shower, swim and go out in the wind and rain without having to worry.
MYTH: You can’t have extensions in if your hair is fine
FACT: In fact, many women with beautiful hair choose to use hair extensions to add extra volume. Extensions can be done as fine as a few strands of hair to be virtually undetectable and if they are done properly with test extensions done beforehand, there is almost no chance of any damage to the hair.
MYTH: You can’t brush and style easily with hair extensions
FACT: As long as you use the right brushes, such as soft bristle hair brushes, then you can brush right into and through the roots with no damage to your hair or the extensions. You can also use straightening irons and curling tongs all through the hair so long as you are careful to avoid the bonds.
MYTH: People can tell when you are wearing hair extensions
FACT: When they are done properly, placed in the right places and expertly cut in, hair extensions look completely like your hair, and are undetectable.
MYTH: You can’t use steam rooms while wearing hair extensions
FACT: It is fine to use a steam room while wearing your hair extensions. However, just like when you are exercising at the gym, when your scalp gets hot and begins to sweat, your roots can start to get greasy. When that happens, it is advisable to wash your hair very soon afterward to ensure the best care for your hair extensions.
Following this advice, there should be no issues at all from using steam rooms while you have hair extensions.
MYTH: You have to dye your hair to the same color as the hair extensions
FACT: If the salon keeps a good stock of hair extensions or orders the perfect colors to match your hair there should never be a need to dye your hair to match the extensions.
MYTH: You can’t keep up your highlights and root color when the hair extensions are in
FACT: you can still do highlights as these usually done with foils, and you simply work around the extensions. When dying roots the color has to be applied carefully to the roots only taking care to avoid the bonds.
MYTH: Hair extensions hurt when you are wearing them
FACT: For most people, there is no discomfort at all which is why millions of people enjoy wearing hair extensions. However, there will always be a few individuals who have exceptionally sensitive scalps, which is why it is always advisable to have test extensions before having them put in.