Buying Hair

 

Type of Hair  & How Much Hair to Buy

You want 100% human hair, preferably virgin remy. 

❗Don't get synthetic hair, as it is made from plastic fibers, and will melt when heat is applied.❗

For NSBW & Beaded Sew In

Hair Type: If you're getting Non Sewn Beaded Wefts (NSBW) or Beaded Sew In you'll be shopping for weft/track hair.

 

You'll want to get Machine Weft Hair, or Seamless Hair Wefts

❗Do not get hand tied wefts, they unravel too easily.❗

 Quantity: A full pack, 3 ounces, or 150 grams is usually enough for a full head (three tracks doubled).

If you have thicker hair, buy 1 1/2 packs, 3.5-4 ounces, or 200 grams (four tracks doubled).

Examples of hair for NSBW or Beaded Sew-In:

For IMB & IKSL

Hair Type: If you're getting Individual Micro Beads (IMB) or Individual Keratin Shrink Links (IKSL), you'll be shopping for Individual I-tip hair.

❗Do not get U-tips or Flat tips, you want I-tips.❗

 Quantity: 125-150 strands is considered a full head, but if you have thicker hair, it is recommended that you get 150 to 200 strands.

Examples of hair for IMB or IKSL:

Where Do I Buy Hair in NorCal?

 

Here is a list of hair shops you can check out in Northern California:

Sonoma Hair Seamless Wefts - Online shop

💁‍♀️For Clients With: All hair types

🖍️Colors available: Lots of colors, blondes, highlights, ombre.

✌️Two packs needed for a full head. If you have extremely thick hair, get 4 packs.

💰Estimated price: $177 - $340

Diva's Beauty Supply- Vallejo, CA

💁‍♀️For Clients With: All hair types

🖍️Colors available: Lots of colors,  blondes, highlights, ombre.

👆One pack needed for a full head

Angel Beauty Supply- Richmond, CA

💁‍♀️For Clients With: All hair types

🖍️Colors available: Lots of colors,  blondes, highlights, ombre.

👆One pack needed for a full head

Brazillian Virgin Hair Boutique- El Cerrito, CA

💁‍♀️For Clients With: All hair types

🖍️Colors available: Darker colors like black, dark brown

✌️Two bundles needed for a full head

GlamSeamless Invisi-Wefts - Online shop

💁‍♀️For Clients With: Extremely fine hair

🖍️Colors available: Lots of colors,  blondes, highlights, ombre.

✌️Two packs needed for a full head

💰Estimated price: $290 - $580

Yummy Hair Extensions - Straight, Body Wave, or Curly - Online Shop

💁‍♀️For Clients With: Medium, or thick hair

🖍️Colors available: Darker colors like black, dark brown

🛍️Types available: Offers wefts and toppers

✌️Two bundles needed for a full head

💰Estimated price: $220 - $500

Pauline's Human Hair- Online shop - Make sure to call them at 562-602-5500 after you order online to confirm that they received your order. 

This hair has lasted clients up to 2 years with proper care

💁‍♀️For Clients With: Medium, or thick hair

🖍️Colors available: Darker colors like black, dark brown, and grey

🛍️Types available: Wefts, individuals, clip-ins, & toppers

⚖️ 3 ounces needed for a full head

💰Estimated price: $162 - $250

Kendra's Boutique- Online shop 

This hair has lasted clients up to 2 years with proper care

💁‍♀️For Clients With: Medium, or thick hair

🖍️Colors available: Dark colors

🛍️Types available: Wefts

✌️Two bundles needed for a full head

💰Estimated price: $235

 

Extensions Plus - Online Shop

This hair has lasted clients up to 2 years with proper care

💁‍♀️For Clients With: Medium, or thick hair

🖍️Colors available: Darker colors and caramel colors

🛍️Types available: Wefts, clip-ins

Where Do I Buy Hair in SoCal?

 

Here is a list of hair shops you can check out in Southern California:

Sonoma Hair Seamless Wefts - Online shop

💁‍♀️For Clients With: All hair types

🖍️Colors available: Lots of colors, blondes, highlights, ombre.

✌️Two packs needed for a full head. If you have extremely thick hair, get 4 packs.

💰Estimated price: $177 - $340

 

Linda's Beauty Supply - Fullerton, CA

Tell them you're a BookWithNikki client and receive 15% off!

I recommend their brand "Radiance" or "Bohyme Seamless"

💁‍♀️For Clients With: All hair types

🖍️Colors available: Lots of colors,  blondes, highlights, ombre.

🛍️Types available: Wefts, individuals, clip-ins

👆One pack needed for a full head if you're buying wefts

 

Pauline's Human Hair - Bellflower, CA

This hair has lasted clients up to 2 years with proper care

💁‍♀️For Clients With: Medium, or thick hair

🖍️Colors available: Darker colors like black, dark brown, and grey

🛍️Types available: Wefts, individuals, clip-ins, & toppers

⚖️ 3 ounces needed for a full head

💰Estimated price: $162 - $250

GlamSeamless Invisi-Wefts - Online shop 

💁‍♀️For Clients With: Extremely fine hair

🖍️Colors available: Lots of colors,  blondes, highlights, ombre.

✌️Two packs needed for a full head

💰Estimated price: $290 - $580

 

The Hair Shop - Costa Mesa, CA

If you're getting the NSBW method, don't let them sell you the "One Step Weft," you want the 808-weft: https://www.thehairshop.com/808-weft

💁‍♀️For Clients With: fine, medium, or thick hair

🖍️Colors available: Lots of colors,  blondes, highlights, ombre.

🛍️Types available: Wefts, individuals, clip-ins, & toppers

👆One pack needed for a full head if you're buying wefts

💰Estimated price:

     Wefts- $130 - $290

     Individuals- $225 - $375

Yummy Hair Extensions - Straight, Body Wave, or Curly - Online Shop

💁‍♀️For Clients With: Medium, or thick hair

🖍️Colors available: Darker colors like black, dark brown

🛍️Types available: Offers wefts and toppers

✌️Two bundles needed for a full head

💰Estimated price: $220 - $500

Kendra's Boutique- Online shop 

This hair has lasted clients up to 2 years with proper care

💁‍♀️For Clients With: Medium, or thick hair

🖍️Colors available: Dark colors

🛍️Types available: Wefts

✌️Two bundles needed for a full head

💰Estimated price: $235

 

Extensions Plus - Online Shop

This hair has lasted clients up to 2 years with proper care

💁‍♀️For Clients With: Medium, or thick hair

🖍️Colors available: Darker colors and caramel colors

🛍️Types available: Wefts, clip-ins

 

 

Temporary Quality Hair.

Temporary quality lasts an average of 1 to 4 months for most of my guests. This hair will usually range from $80 - $150 for a full pack.

 

This is a great option for those who are getting extensions for a special event or would like something that is less expensive. It's not recommended for long term extensions.

Some hairs may be upside down, facing the opposite direction of the natural hair growth. 

 

This hair is dyed multiple times and processed to be either straight, wavy, or curly. This over processing is damaging on the hair.

 

This hair may be leftovers from the factory, gathered from multiple donors. The hair is not all from one person, which is why they process it to create the right texture.

Medium Quality Hair.

Medium quality lasts an average of 4-6 months for most of my guests.

 

This hair will usually range from $150 - $200 for a full pack. 

 

This is a great "middle of the road" option.

This hair may also have upside down hairs, hair from multiple donors, and color processing. 

High Quality Hair.

High quality hair lasts an average of 6-8 months for most of my guests.

 

This hair will usually range from $200 - $350 for a full pack. 

 

This hair is Remy which means all of the hair strands are facing the same way as they would if they grew out of your head, which means less tangling.

 

This hair may be from multiple donors, but is treated with more care during manufacturing.

 

Highest quality hair lasts and average of 8-10 months for most of my guests. Some clients have kept the highest quality over a year!

 

This hair will usually range from $300 and up for a full pack. 

 

100% Virgin Remy hair. All hair is from one donor, all hair is facing the same directions as if it were growing on your head. This hair hasn't been dyed or processed, so most of it comes in darker colors.

Highest Quality Hair.

 

Hair Lengths​


18 Inches is the average length for hair extensions. It falls a little below the bra strap, and can be cut to blend in with short hair. If you have hair shoulder length or above, 18 inches is the recommended length for you. If your hair is extremely short, we may have to cut them to 14-16 inches to blend them correctly.


20 inches will fall at the waist area. 20 inches can be used for people with hair anywhere below shoulder length. If your hair is shoulder length or above, 20 inches wouldn't be a good fit. Because of the excessive cutting and blending that has to be done for people with short hair, 20 inches would look un-natural after the blending process. If your hair is past your shoulders, you might like to try 20 inches for extra length.

 

22 inches is for people who already have generally long hair, but want it longer! It will fall just above your belly button area. If your hair length hits your bra strap or below, you qualify for 22 inch hair.

 

24 inches is very long. This is for people with long hair who can't get enough of the length. 24 inches will fall just above your belt loops.

Hair Extension Lengths

Hair Textures

The most common hair type you'll find is "straight" or "silky straight", but after the first wash, it has a small wave to it.

 

There is also wavy hair and curly hair available. Keep in mind (highest quality excluded) that the wavy and curly textures will get more tangled faster than the straight texture.

 

The more curly you go, the more the hair has been chemically processed. This goes the same with color. If you're getting blonde hair or vivid hair colors, it has been processed more than the black, dark brown, and brown hair. 

 

Silky Straight

French Body Wave

Body Wave

Deep Wave

French Refined Wave

Hair Extension Lingo.

 

Remy Hair.

The term remy hair usually refers to hair that has been collected where the cuticles remain intact and are aligned in the same direction from root to tip. 

 

Be careful though, the term 'remy' is widely misused in the industry and now tends to be branded to highly processed hair which has been stripped, treated, and in fact is not actually remy hair at all. This makes it very difficult for the consumer to know exactly what they are buying.

Yaki Hair

Yaki hair extensions are more textured than the typical "silky straight" hair extensions. Yaki is a good choice if you have bleached your hair to the point where it's textured a bit more "rough", if you've used a relaxer on your hair, or if your hair is not super silky looking naturally.

Virgin Hair.

Virgin is just another way of saying that the hair hasn't been dyed or chemically processed in any way. Most virgin hair has a natural wave to it and comes in darker colors since it has never been dyed.

 

Many companies use the term virgin on their packaging when their product isn't virgin at all, so it's important to get virgin hair from a trusted source like Pauline's Human Hair in Bellflower.

Indian Hair.

The term Indian Hair is just a way of telling us where the hair comes from geographically. Indian hair is the most popular type of hair extension because it can be straightened, curled, and dyed easily. Other types of hair extensions include Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Burmese, Mongolian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian,

Raw/Bulk Hair.

Raw hair is hair that has just been cut off of the ponytail with no further processing or manufacturing. It becomes bulk hair once it has been cleaned by the manufacturer. It looks like this...

Weft Hair.

Weft hair is achieved by sewing bulk hair onto a "track". People refer to this as weft hair or tracks. They look like this...

Individual Hair.

Individual hair is made by combining shoe-lace like strands of bulk hair. This hair looks like this...

Location

Hair Extensions by Nikki

9240 Old Redwood Hwy Suite #272

Windsor, CA 95492

Located in the Oliver's Market shopping center

Second floor above Gem Nail Spa

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