Are you Licensed?
YES, I am Licensed Cosmetologist.
Are the pictures on your website all yours?
YES, I am an amateur Photographer and Digital Retouch artist. I love taking photographs and have accumalated quite an extensive collection of past clients over the years. New photos are always added monthly, check back soon!
What should I do to my hair before my appointment?
What is a Sew in?
The Sew in Weave is a Method Hair extensions in which your real hair is braided in Corn Rows or French Braids and then the Wefted hair or "Tracks" are sew unto the braided hair.
How Many Bags of Hair do I need for a full sew In weave?
Caucasian or non African Amerian Hair types: 1 bag for lengths 10-16 inches. 2 bags for 18 inches and longer.
african American hair types: 10-16 inches 2 bages. 18 inches and longer: 3 bags
How many bags of hair do I need for track by track sew in extesions?
One typically. Unless of course you are installing 18 inches or longer, then 2.
Okay, So what are the Cons of a Sew in Weave/Hair extensions?
Well, lets address the pros first, shall we? The Sew-In Weave is good for all hair types- Black, White, Latino, Asian, etc.
If a Sew In Weave is installed correctly it can actually help grow your hair. And for those with Alopecia or with thinning breaking hair, a Net base is a great way to restore confidence without having to resort to wigs. Sew in Weave Installation requires no heat glue or chemicals. It also cost considerable less than fusion hair extensions.
The downside is that when done carelessly, it can leave a very lumpy feel and look to the head from failure to properly conceal the braids underneath (a few bumps from the corn rows, however, if you have very large braids on your head, this is a no no.)
Also, If a stylist braids the clients hair too tightly, this can be extremly damaging and can cause breakage and hair loss, bald spots and alopecia.
>Do you Braid Tightly? <
NO. I braid firmly with enough tension to create a fim base, but not enough to pull the hair from its root. I try my best to be as loosehanded with my braids as possible without losing a good foundation for my base. For those who have never gotten french braids or corn rows before may find it a little uncomfortable or strange. However, I am not a cosmetologist who thinks that 'the tighter the better.'
>How Long do sew ins take to install?<
4 hours, Varies from person to person and style to style.
>Do I have to get a relaxer if my hair is natural? <
Nope. You can either get a full closure sew in weave, where none of your real hair is left out, or you can just flat iron the left out hair to match the Hair Extensions. Just make sure not to apply too much heat to the hair that is left out, or it will become permanently straight and break off.
> Do You do Makeup as well? <
Nope. I digitally airbrush my models makeup using photoshop :)
>Do You work out of your home or a salon?<
I offer private appointments at my home, as well as salon appointments in San Diego, California.
> How long have you been doing hair?<
I have been specializing in Full Sew In hair extensions for about 12 years now.
>I'm trying to grow my hair Natural, any advice?<
Sew In Hair Extensions are a great way to grow you hair quickly. This is because it is what they call a "protective hair style" meaning it keep you from doing any damage to your hair that would otherwise hinder it's growth, i.e perms, heat, drying hair products, etc.
If you need additional advice on Natural and organic hair care (products, tips, etc) you may request a hair care consultation appointment.
Who built your website?
I built and designed my website. My site has come a long way from my quaint little html online portfolio I had many years ago, but it is still a work in progress