I've been doing hair for over 10 years now, and I've always had a passion for long hair. I've never worn my hair above my collar bone, and honestly, short hair (cutting and styling) really intimidates me... I think mostly because I've never had any personal experience with it. I had extensions put in while I was still in cosmetology school. I absolutely loved them, but...
I was allergic to the glue used to attach them to my own hair. The entire back of my head was of hives, but I refused to take them out because I loved the length. They only lasted about two or three weeks, because I struggled to keep them looking natural. They were single strands, so I always had to brush them so they didn't look like spaghetti strings. I ended up removing them and all that long hair went straight to the trash.
A year or so into my career, I learned about individual beaded extensions. I loved the idea of no glue, so I dove right in. I ended up finding a company based out of Ohio, and I was so excited to get started and support something locally. I had my first guest, they looked stunning, anddddd they all came out within 24 hours. So, I called the company, and I was applying them wrong, so she came back in and we put them back in. They made it about 48 hours and same thing. I paid the owner of the company to come teach me how to do it (he actually reinstalled her hair) and the same. damn. thing. I was so frustrated.
A few years later, I found tape-in extensions. I could install them in under an hour, and they looked great. While I'm not a hater of other extension methods, I was SO bummed when my guest came in for her first move up. Taking them out, cleansing them and applying them in the exact same place they were before took FOR. EV. ER. Honestly, like 3-4 hours with an assistant. They were tacky AND you can't pull your hair up with them without seeing the extensions. Another disappointment.
I found Halo Couture Extensions at a hair show one year, and honestly, I love them. It's a long weft of hair that sits under the top layer of your hair. They look great, but they do come in and out every day. So it's a GREAT temporary method, but still isn't the same as always having your hair in.
Fast forward to Summer 2017. I was at a business retreat in San Fransisco, and a dear friend kept talking about these extensions. I started following NBR on social media, and finally committed to their training about 6 months later. I am SO freaking glad I did. Not only have the extensions transformed my business, they've also helped me with my own self confidence.
I've now invested thousands of dollars and countless hours into training and specializing in this method of hair extensions. It's quick, there's no glue or tape and the results are STUNNING. I cannot believe how much different my life looks nearly a year after I started my journey with Natural Beaded Rows Extensions, but I am SO thankful that this opportunity came into my life. It has reignited that passion for hair again, and I am in love with giving people the hair (and confidence) that they've always dreamed of.
If you're interested in experiencing Natural Beaded Rows for yourself, click this link to learn more and apply to sit in my chair!
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