“The Picasso of Hair Extensions”: A true story of how adding a little bit can go a long way
So many times we hear of men having thinning hair as they get older, but usually they can shave it off. No worries, right? What about the ladies out there? What kind of options are available for us? Obviously not every woman is going to embrace a shaved head like Sinead O’Conner or Natalie Portman, especially if you are in a professional atmosphere.
Well ladies there is hope!
I recently sat down with one of Maggie’s extensions clients, Rita Sue and you would never know that she had extensions. Her hair is highlighted blonde with a slight angle to make it longer in front (around her face). She was super excited to tell me about her hair!
T: What do you like best about your extensions?
R: Oh, do I have to just say one? (I assure her, no…you can say more) Good! (laughs) I use them for fullness to my hair. As I have gotten older, it has thinned out quite a bit. They are so great, and nobody knows they are extensions! So I have to tell them! (laughs) It also gave me so much confidence, I had cut all my hair to my chin to disguise the thinning hair. (shakes her head) That of course didn’t work. You are just a woman with SHORT thin hair! With the extensions it has allowed my real hair to grow and take better care of it. It’s also so easy to style, and it is such easy maintenance too!
T: Wow! Sounds like you are really happy about them!
R: I am! You have no idea until you try them the confidence it has given me to go out in public! (She has a huge smile on her face) The first ones I got were at the holidays in December. That was the adhesive kind, and they really didn’t work as well for me. I upgraded to the beaded ones, and I haven’t gone back! Like I said, the maintenance is so easy! Instead of getting color done, the extensions act like highlights to my hair. It was so helpful because when I got them done for the first time, Maggie had hers in, and she was able to show me what to do.
T: Do you still get color done with your extensions in?
R: Yes! Just not as often now, instead of coming in every 4-8 weeks, it’s every 4 months! So the price you spend on the extensions is really offset because you aren’t coming in as often. You start with almost a whole head of extensions, but as your real hair grows, you weed out the extensions to where they are most needed. And when I get them tightened, it is like if you were to get a trim on your hair.
T: And styling your hair? That is still pretty normal too?
R: Oh yes! It just falls into place, and takes about half the time I did before!
T: Because you don’t have to worry about if your hair looks too thin?
R: Exactly! You can do ponytails, or pull it back from your face. You can’t really run your fingers through it, like some people are constantly doing [that nervous thing where you run your fingers through your part and over to the side of your head] but for me, once it’s styled…I’m set! Sometimes, just from touching it, I’m not sure whether it’s my real hair or my extensions! (we all laugh) They are that good! So I give them a little tug…then you know! (laughs)
T: What about product?
R: I’m actually using less product! I really only worry about conditioning it with Moroccan Oil or Coconut oil. I don’t waste time or money on texturizers or volumizers. It’s really great! Like I said the pricing involved really makes up for all that. I had more damage to my hair before the extensions!
T: And Maggie, about how many clients have these extensions since you started working on the floor?
M: I would say under ten. [Maggie will have been on the floor for a year in September, I’m not an expert on hair, but that’s pretty good!]
R: Maggie really is great! She is the “Picasso of Hair Extensions”!
(Maggie interjects that she wants that recorded)
If you are interested in finding out more about pricing or if you would be a great candidate for these extensions, please call us at 859-268-0333. Talk to the fabulous Mary Pool about how to get in for a consultation with Maggie.