As the beaded sew-in method of hair extensions gain in popularity, manufacturers have decided to make the process easier for the stylist without the bulk of machine weft hair, and the difficulty in applying for hand-tied hair extensions.
Hand-tied hair extensions were popular with the beaded row extensions became popular, but they have some drawbacks. Hand-tied hair extensions, albeit finer than machine-sewn hair can not be cut without unraveling. Therefore, if the stylist miscalculates the size of the weft, the ends will have to be folded back, which makes for heavy corners. A stylist needs several hand-tied wefts per row in order to create volume since most wefts offer only 27 grams of hair. They also have "return hairs," called a "beard" which can feel rather uncomfortable. and create unraveling. In a nutshell, hand-tied wefts are delicate and difficult to reuse. The beaded sew-in method allows for the hair extensions to be reused, so we needed a more durable, client-friendly weft.
Enter the weft that is as fine as hand-tied hair, has higher hair density (fewer wefts per row), is easy to stack, has no return hairs, can be cut without unraveling, and is durable. The new wefted area is treated with a sealant and may last up to one year with proper home care.
Manufacturers have given these wefts different names, but they are essentially the same product! Below are some of the popular names.
1) Bellami "Flex Weft"
2) Bohyme "Genius Weft"
3) Donna Bella "Hybrid Weft"
4) Aqua "Q" Wefts
5) Prestige Hair "Tiny Wefts"
6) Veila "G Wefts"
The downside of this type of hair extension is that the cost is fifty percent more than machine wefts. At Noelle Salon, our brand "Veila Hair Extensions," created a hair weft that is made of the same quality virgin hair as our Pull-Thru hair extensions have slightly thicker hair weft than the Genius Weft. The "Soft Wefts," have more density per inch! They are easier to apply, there is no need to stack, and they are half the price of Genius Wefts. They can be cut and customized to fit the head, they are flexible and half the price!
In addition to our new "Soft Weft," we stock Volume Wefts that consist of three tiers of wefts, there is no need to stack, and they are meant for thick hair. The Volume weft is easier to apply, there is no need to stack or add lots of rows of hair, and they are sold at an affordable price!
When purchasing hair extensions, it is important to touch, match, and feel the quality. Veila hair is made of virgin (one-donor) hair, it comes from one person therefore, the hair is flowing in one direction, the cuticle is intact, and it will last up to one year!
Beaded sew-in wefts are only one type of hair extension, but you may find other methods more suitable for you. Bonded Keratin tips are a great option for fine hair or those who like to wear their hair up. Many of our brides opt for the keratin tip system since you can create all sorts of updo's and bridal styles.
The newer Genius weft is popular, but be sure to research if they are your preferred method. Seek the advice of a professional via a free consultation, ask questions, take notes, and ask for before and after pictures. A simple look at a salon's Instagram will allow you to see their featured work. A salon with lots of before and after hair extension pictures, in a variety of methods, is an excellent way to decide if they are worthy of your business.
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.