Preloaded micro beads for hair extensions are the latest hot-selling item in the hair extensions world. Are they worth it? It really depends on how important efficiency is to you. Oddly enough, we used to purchase a fishing line, 218 yards, for $4.50, and have our assistant thread beads onto the fishline or a wire spool. This was a perfect job for our assistant when she was not busy. Now that I can purchase preloaded beads, I am an advocate.
I love the preloaded microbeads because they are easy to load onto a hair extension threader which is used for individual strand hair extensions, and beaded sew-in hair extensions.
Below is a breakdown of prices that will help you decide if purchasing preloaded beads is worth it.
The average cost for a preloaded bead spool containing 1000 beads is $22, according to Amazon. The average price for a bottle of 1000 beads is $7.50, and you can purchase fishline (218 yards) for $4.50. If you factor in the time or cost to have someone load the beads onto the fishline, then it may be worth the extra $11 per 1000 beads. If you prefer to thread beads onto a wire spool, add $3 for 218 yards.
The lowest price I found for preloaded microbeads is $15, the spool is not as fancy, but the application technique is the same. You can find this price on eBay, making the purchase a no-brainer! Just be sure to purchase silicone-lined beads, they are the gentlest on natural hair.
Preloaded bead spools definitely allow a stylist to work faster, and efficiently. I guess the deciding factor is your bottom line profit and the importance of time efficiency. Since our salon uses 1000's of microbeads, the preloaded option is easier for us. If you are a stylist that infrequently uses beads, the upcharge may not be worth it.
I can attest to the fact that preloaded micro bead spools are much easier to apply to an extension threader.
The option of making your own preloaded beads is time-consuming, and tedious, but something you can do on your downtime.
In conclusion, I give a thumbs up to preloaded microbeads. Our staff loves them, and anything that helps us to work more efficiently is worth the price. Working more efficiently as a stylist is my top priority!
Hair Extensions Background
At Noelle Salon, they evaluate your natural hair, and listen to the client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. They use human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and they have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using the Veila Pull-thru method with the Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used. You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out and explore the possibilities.