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Transformative Power of Hair Extensions at Head Lines Hair Designs

Hair extensions are a versatile and popular method to transform and enhance one's natural hair. They provide a boost of volume, length, or even a splash of color without the commitment of dyeing. At Head Lines Hair Designs, we take immense pride in offering a range of high-quality hair extensions tailored to meet your unique hair goals and lifestyle.

Hair extensions are not merely about adding extra inches to your hair. They are a powerful tool in the world of hairstyling that opens a myriad of possibilities, from experimenting with trends to overcoming hair growth limitations. They can also serve a protective role, giving your natural hair a break from heat styling or harsh color treatments.

At Head Lines Hair Designs, we understand that each client is unique, with different hair types, textures, and needs. Our professional stylists are trained to meticulously match extensions to your natural hair, ensuring a seamless blend that looks and feels just like your own.

We believe that everyone deserves to experience the confidence and joy that come with having their dream hair. With our hair extensions services, we're here to help you elevate your beauty and style to new heights.

Types of Hair Extensions

Tailoring to Your Unique Needs at Head Lines Hair Designs

Hair extensions are not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are several types, each with unique characteristics, application methods, and benefits. At Head Lines Hair Designs, we offer a variety of hair extensions to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of our clients.

Clip-In Hair Extensions

The Flexible Choice

Clip-in hair extensions are a versatile and convenient choice, ideal for those new to extensions or who desire flexibility. These pieces come with clips attached that you can easily secure to your hair, allowing for quick length, volume, and even color enhancement. You can install them in minutes at home and remove them just as easily, making them perfect for special occasions or intermittent use.

Clip-ins typically last between six to twelve months, depending on the quality of the extensions and how frequently they're used. Care tips for clip-ins include gently brushing them out before and after use, washing them sparingly with a gentle shampoo, and storing them carefully when not in use.

Clip-In Hair Extensions

Tape-In Hair Extensions

The Lightweight Option

Tape-in extensions offer a semi-permanent solution that's both natural-looking and lightweight. These extensions come with a pre-taped adhesive strip and are attached by sandwiching small sections of your natural hair between two extensions. This method is quick, easy on the hair, and the extensions lay flat against your head, making them comfortable and virtually undetectable.

With proper care, tape-ins can last between four to eight weeks. It's important to avoid oil-based hair products at the roots as they can cause the extensions to slip. Regular gentle brushing and using a shampoo and conditioner suitable for extensions will help prolong their life.

Tape-In Hair Extensions

Sew-In Hair Extensions/Weaves

Ideal for Coarse, Curly or Thicker Hair

Sew-in extensions, also known as weaves, are a popular choice for those with coarse, curly, or thicker hair. Your natural hair is braided into a cornrow base, and wefts of hair are sewn into the braids with a needle and thread. This method is loved for its longevity and protective qualities, as your natural hair is completely tucked away.


Sew-ins can last between six to eight weeks with proper care. It's vital to keep both your scalp and the braids underneath the sew-in clean and moisturized. Regular salon visits for tightening will also help maintain the look.

Sew-In Hair Extensions

Fusion or Pre-Bonded Hair Extensions

The Long-Lasting, Natural Look

Fusion or pre-bonded extensions offer a durable and discreet solution. These extensions come with a keratin adhesive at one end, which is melted with a hot tool to attach the extension to your hair. The result is incredibly natural-looking as the extensions blend seamlessly with your hair.


Fusion extensions can last between three to six months with good care. Avoiding harsh chemicals and heat near the bonds is crucial, as is gentle, thorough brushing to prevent tangling.

Fusion or Pre-Bonded Hair Extensions-In Hair Extensions

Micro-Link Hair Extensions

No Adhesive, No Heat

Micro-link hair extensions, also known as micro bead or loop hair extensions, are applied without the need for adhesive or heat. The extensions are looped through your natural hair and clamped down with a metal bead. They offer a secure, natural-looking result and can be adjusted as your hair grows.

Micro-link extensions can last between three to four months. Regular salon visits for adjustment, avoiding pulling or tugging on the extensions, and careful brushing will help maintain them.

Microlink hair extensions
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Hair Extension Consultation

Your First Step to Flawless Extensions

A hair extension consultation is a crucial step in your journey to achieving your dream hair. It's more than just a casual chat about extensions; it's a personalized session where our stylists at Head Lines Hair Designs assess your hair, understand your goals, and make professional recommendations.

The importance of a consultation cannot be overstated. Every individual has unique hair in terms of texture, color, and health. Therefore, a one-size-fits-all approach simply doesn't work when it comes to hair extensions. During the consultation, we analyze your hair type, thickness, and color, which helps us match the extensions perfectly to your natural hair. This ensures a seamless blend that's indistinguishable from your real hair.

Another key aspect of the consultation is discussing your lifestyle and hair goals. Whether you're after length, volume, color, or a combination of these, your goals play a significant role in determining the type of extensions that would be best for you. Similarly, your lifestyle and willingness to maintain extensions will influence the choice between temporary and more permanent options.

At Head Lines Hair Designs, we believe in educating our clients. During your consultation, we'll explain the different types of extensions, their pros and cons, and what you can expect in terms of application, maintenance, and removal. We'll also provide you with personalized tips on caring for your extensions to ensure they look fantastic and last as long as possible.

In essence, a hair extension consultation is an essential step that sets the foundation for a successful hair extension experience. It's about making informed decisions and ensuring you walk out of Head Lines Hair Designs feeling confident and delighted with your new hair.

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Professional Hair Extension Services

The Unmatched Excellence at Head Lines Hair Designs

While DIY hair extension kits are readily available, there's a world of difference when it comes to the results achieved through professional hair extension services. At Head Lines Hair Designs, our commitment to precision, quality, and personalized care ensures you'll leave our salon with extensions that look and feel fantastic.

The primary advantage of professional hair extension application lies in the expertise of our stylists. They are trained in a variety of extension methods and have a keen eye for matching the color and texture of the extensions to your natural hair. This results in a seamless blend that's virtually undetectable and moves just like your own hair.

Additionally, our stylists take the time to properly section and apply the extensions, ensuring even distribution for a balanced, natural look. This meticulous attention to detail is particularly important for methods like fusion or micro-link extensions, where individual strands are attached to your hair.

Professional application also prioritizes the health of your hair. Incorrectly applied extensions can lead to unnecessary tension on your hair, causing damage and even hair loss. At Head Lines Hair Designs, we carefully apply extensions to minimize strain on your hair and scalp, ensuring not just a beautiful result, but a safe one too.

Furthermore, our services extend beyond just the application. We offer comprehensive aftercare advice and maintenance services to help keep your extensions looking their best. This includes regular check-ins, adjustment appointments, and professional removal to prevent any damage to your natural hair.

In comparison to DIY methods, professional hair extension services provide a superior result in terms of aesthetics, safety, and longevity. At Head Lines Hair Designs, we take pride in offering an exceptional hair extension experience that elevates your beauty and confidence.

Benefits of Hair Extensions

Discover the Transformative Potential at Head Lines Hair Designs

Hair extensions are a game-changer in the world of hair styling, and they offer a multitude of benefits beyond merely adding length. Whether you've always dreamed of longer hair, crave more volume, or desire a temporary change, hair extensions at Head Lines Hair Designs can help you achieve your hair goals.

Added Length and Volume

One of the most evident benefits of hair extensions is the immediate addition of length and volume. Whether you're struggling with hair that just won't grow past a certain point or wish to add thickness to thinning or fine hair, extensions provide an instant solution. They can also be a boon for those dealing with hair loss or hair thinning, offering a boost in confidence along with a fuller mane.

Versatility and Experimentation

Hair extensions open the doors to a whole new world of hairstyles. They provide the length and volume necessary to try out styles that your natural hair might not be able to achieve, such as intricate braids or voluminous updos. They also allow you to experiment with color without the commitment or potential damage of dyeing your natural hair. From subtle highlights to a bold new shade, extensions make it easy to change up your look.

Low Maintenance

Believe it or not, hair extensions can actually simplify your beauty routine. Extensions styled with a wave or curl can reduce the time spent on styling in the morning. In addition, certain types of extensions, like sew-ins or tape-ins, can act as a protective style, giving your natural hair a break from daily styling and environmental factors.

Instant Gratification

Hair growth is a slow process, and it takes time to recover from a bad haircut. Hair extensions offer immediate gratification, transforming your hair and, by extension, your look within a few hours.

Confidence Boost

Above all, hair extensions can significantly boost your self-confidence. They allow you to feel good about your hair every day, stepping out with the knowledge that your hair looks its best.

Hair Extension Care

Ensuring Longevity and Luster

Once you've invested in hair extensions, it's essential to understand how to care for them to ensure they last and continue to look their best. Although hair extensions require a bit more attention than your natural hair, with a few key practices, you can maintain their quality and appearance for an extended period.

Gentle Brushing

Always brush your extensions gently with a soft bristle brush or a special extension brush, starting from the ends and working your way up. Never tug or pull on the extensions as it can cause damage or even dislodge them.


It's best to limit washing to two to three times a week. When you do wash your extensions, use a sulfate-free and alcohol-free shampoo to prevent drying them out. Always wash in one direction – from top to bottom – to avoid tangling.


Just like your natural hair, extensions need conditioning. Apply a conditioner from mid-length to ends, avoiding the roots where the extensions are bonded or taped. This prevents the extensions from slipping or the bonds from weakening.


While it's perfectly fine to style your extensions with heat tools, try to keep the heat to a minimum to avoid damaging them. Using a heat protectant spray is also a good idea. When drying your hair, be gentle and ensure your bonds or tape are completely dry to prevent them from weakening.

Night-time Care

Before bed, it's best to braid your hair or tie it in a loose ponytail to prevent tangling while you sleep. Using a silk pillowcase can also help reduce friction and keep your extensions smooth.

Regular Maintenance Appointments

Depending on the type of extensions you have, you'll need to visit Head Lines Hair Designs for regular maintenance appointments. During these sessions, we can adjust the extensions, check for any issues, and ensure they continue to look their best.

Hairdresser making hair extensions to young woman with blonde hair

Remember, the better you care for your extensions, the longer they'll last and the better they'll look. Treat them well, and you'll enjoy the benefits of beautiful, voluminous hair for months to come.

Embrace a New You!

Book Your Hair Extension Consultation at Head Lines Hair Designs Today

Transforming your hair with extensions is just a phone call away. Step into a new look and a renewed sense of confidence by booking your hair extension consultation at Head Lines Hair Designs today. We're ready to guide you on this exciting journey to enhanced beauty and style. Let's create your dream hair together!

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1104 W Whittaker St, Salem, IL, United States, Illinois

+1 618-548-2255

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