Choose experience for professional hair extensions.
Studio 39 Salon is Kansas City’s premier salon for professional hair extensions. We offer multiple options in hair and techniques and different stylists that do extensions. Experience is necessary for professional hair extensions so that should be the main thing to look for. Our 15+ years of certification and experience can help choose the system for your hair and lifestyle.
NBR, techniques and types of hair.
Babe Hair Extensions, Hairlocs and Platinum Seamless are just a few of the professional hair extension companies we have salon certification with. Additionally, we have distribution with reputable Remy hair suppliers that are ethically responsible. These two factors are why we get the highest quality hair reserved for professional use not offered to the public.
There are several types of hair extension systems to meet the needs of all hair types and we offer the techniques we feel meet the needs of guests.
- Tape hair extensions are popular for ease of wear and are great if you are new to professional hair extensions.
- Fine hair tape method is a special technique made popular by our owner for fine hair guests seeking the comfort and flexibility of tape in methods.
- I-Tip Single strand micro-link extensions are one of our most popular methods and one of the first methods we were certified for. Great for linear movement and great for fine hair.
- Cold fusion compression means no heat is used so its less damaging to hair.
- Natural beaded rows or NBR are the newest and most popular type of methods. This is wear a machine or hand tied weft (HTW) is sewn in beaded rows of hair.
Every set of hair extensions is customized for each client; however, this is a cosmetic service that requires close attention and at home care. We recommend you buy the brush and all required care products. Hair extensions are an investment that require special products and care. We do not refund on hair extensions or the labor required to install or maintain this service.
We use hair from professional suppliers.
When professional hair extensions peaked, we started pre-checking hair under a microscope for production consistency. If you move to the area with professional hair extensions and are looking for a new salon to maintain them, we have you covered. But if you buy them elsewhere and want us to install them for you, we will ask you to sign a waiver so we are not responsible for the quality of the hair or any damage they may cause. Low quality hair can cause firstion and matting, we don’t want that for your hair but we also realize there are many options.
Many conventional heat fusion extensions can damage your hair, and cheap or low quality hair extensions could even ruin your hair. Not all hair extension brands and methods are created equal, and we’ve seen the damage from DIY or improperly installed extensions. Keeping your hair healthy is always our priority.
Studio 39 Salon Extensions
Studio 39 Salon Extensions
How We Charge
Extension cost is always broken down in 2 categories. Cost of hair is separate from the cost of the labor for extension install and maintenance. Stylists average time for extension work appointments is about 3 hours. Depending on method and quantity of hair or length, time of appointments may vary. Like all of our specialty services, stylist labor is figured at an hourly rate depending on the individual stylist, however average rates are about $100 an hour. When we take a deposit at the consultation, it is for the purchase for the hair extensions themselves. But we explain hair cost and quote verbally at the consult to ensure cost is understood, this is part of Best Practice, so we will ask that you share Due Diligence by reading this info here and you may receive an extension agreement that outlines this as well.
Sometimes, after we receive hair there are slight color variations. Manufacturing and production facilities pre-color hair, but it 100% human hair. Our experience with extensions and as colorists is why we know slight color variations aren’t uncommon but we can easily color hair free of charge if this occurs. A good working relationship with your stylist is important so that we can give you quality extension service.
How to book.
A consultation is the first step. There is a $50 charge which is applied to the hair if you decide to get professional hair extensions. Sometimes we will waive the consult cost if we feel the service is not right for you, or offer to apply it towards another salon service better suited for your hair. Maintenance, products and custom matching the hair color can take up to 45 minutes. Smaller areas (like doing the sides only) to help grow out an awkward length can be as low as $200, but a full set of full set of premium 22-inch blonde extensions can be as much as $1,800. Each individual has different hair types and there are too many options and technique variables, so we don’t quote prices or ball park by phone. But if you want a full set for length, expect to spend a minimum of $1000, regardless of technique. A deposit is required for half the cost of hair and the remaining portion is paid on install day, along with the stylists hourly extension rate.
Studio 39 Salon Extensions
Remy and professional hair extensions.
We are frequently asked if we use Remy hair. The answer is yes. All salons should use Remy hair. It’s an industry term that’s become overused. Sometimes it’s used to indicate quality but the real meaning is the hair the extensions are made of consists of full cuticle strands where the cuticle lies flat and is going the same direction. When hair is chemically treated or uncared for, the exterior part of a hair strand (the cuticle) can be open and go different directions. This makes the hair dry and less silky.
Hair extension demand has exploded in the last 10 years. Discerning real quality hair over cosmetically enhanced takes experience in knowing what to look for. Just like glaze or conditioning treatments that temporarily close damaged hair cuticles to “appear” healthier cosmetically, hair companies can do the same. Some less reputable hair companies do this so you have to be careful because the hair trade industry is an international and unregulated industry. Hair goes through many hands before ending up in a salon so we purchase from two main production facilities that we have a long term relationship with.
Our Hair Extension Stylists
- Brie does all methods but if you’re looking for NBR specifically, book with her.
- Taylen specializes in various techniques of tape extensions, including mini and single side tapes for fine hair.
- Emily does tape and single strand micro lock hair extensions.
Lee’s Summit Location
- Mariah does all extension methods including tape, single strand and NBR.
- Gemy does all extensions as well but is currently only taking new clients for tape and single strand methods.