One of the most deserving moms I have met called looking for a "mommy hair makeover," she was tired of neglecting her hair due to the fact that she is a single mother working full time to raise four children; two of which having severe illness. Not all moms can afford to be off their feet during tummy tucks, etc., therefore, she decided to address her hair.
As you can see by her before picture, her hair was in dire need of a color correction and was broken due to chemical processes. We addressed her color by doing a reverse balayage, this is what she desired in the first place. We created a shadow root by using Matrix 505N, this created a neutral pallet. We then toned and softened her highlights with Lakeme hair color in 8.21, Lakme is an exclusive color line from Spain which is ash-based. Lakme is a rich color line that adds lots of shine and depth to the hair.
Once her color was corrected, we chose Veila pull-thru hair extensions which are the gentlest extensions on natural hair. Since her hair was damaged, we decided that the pull-thru method would not cause undue stress to her hair follicles, and help her hair to grow healthy. We mixed 3 shades, a chocolate brown to match her base color, and color 4/12 a rich brown with ash highlights, which accentuated her new highlights. Two packs of Veila extensions were applied, and then the fun begins, I am being facetious, the "fun" means blending her own hair into the hair extensions.
1). We determined her desired length, which was just below her bra line, at any time we can cut the length, but we prefer to initially leave the extensions a bit on the long side.
2). Layers were created with a "feather razor" which carefully skims the ends of the hair extensions without cutting too deep. The layers must blend from her natural hair to the ends of the hair extensions paying extra attention to create a soft and natural blend.
3). The intent of her style was natural loose waves which were done with a 1.25" curling iron barrel. Her hair can also be worn straight with no visible lines of demarcation between her own hair and the hair extensions.
Her eyes filled with tears as she looked in the mirror, her makeover was what she needed to pamper herself. It is amazing what hair can do for your self-esteem and overall look. The most enjoyable part of her appointment was getting to know her, and appreciating how hard she has to work to raise her family alone.
You too can treat yourself to new hair! Our mission is to keep our cost affordable all the while creating a style that is easy to care for and accentuates your beauty.
Our Veila hair extensions are available for professional purchase and are carried in salons throughout the United States.
Hair Extensions Background
At Noelle Salon, we evaluate your natural hair, listen to our client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. We 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 have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using our Pull-thru 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 to us and explore the possibilities.