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All-Natural Frizzy Hair Remedies:

Frizz happens, and we know how frustrating it can be. Of course, there are different expensive treatments that you can use to tame those locks, but there are also some all-natural remedies that you can make with some of the ingredients you have around your home which work just as good! Here are some remedies that smooth the outer layer of hair while repairing it for healthy growth, improving shine and making the hair more manageable.

ALMOND BANANA HAIR MASK

  • One Banana
  • Small Bowl
  • Fork
  • 1 tsp. sweet almond oil

Slice the banana in half, place into the small bowl and mash with the fork. Add the sweet almond oil and blend together. Massage the mask into your hair starting at the ends and working your way up. Twist the hair up into a bun and let sit for 30 minutes. Then, remove hair from the bun and wash as normal.

HONEY COCONUT HOT OIL TREATMENT

  • 1 tb. Coconut Oil
  • 2 tb. Honey
  • Small dish
  • 2 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops of rosemary essential oil

Combine coconut oil and honey in a small dish. Add the lavender and rosemary essential oils. Massage mixture into your hair and scalp. Wrap with a warm towel and let sit for 20 minutes before washing as usual.

EGG AND OLIVE OIL HAIR REMEDY

-Whisk

-1 egg

-I tb. Olive oil

-Small dish

Whisk together the egg and olive oil in a small dish. Apply the mixture to your hair starting and the bottom and moving to the top. Let sit for 20-30 minutes before washing as usual.

Helpful Notes:

-Cold water has a calming effect of frizzy hair. When shampooing your hair, use warm water to open the pores and exfoliate while removing your scalp from oils. When you’re ready to rinse the conditioner, use cooler water so you don’t strip the hair of its natural oils. The cold-water closes cuticles and pores. Helping to seal moisture in your hair.

-Skip your usual shampoo and rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. Let it stand for 30 seconds before rinsing with cold water. Follow with a conditioner.

-If you’re not a fan of apple cider vinegar, use unflavored carbonated water. Shampoo and condition as usual, and rinse with carbonated mineral water. It’s low pH levels work to reduce the frizz and seals in moisture.

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Summer Hair Care

With the summer quickly approaching, it’s time to think about some things you can do to protect your hair and hair extensions from all the damage that can happen during the season. Here at Di Biase Hair USA, we have a couple of tips that we would like to share so you can take care of your hair and enjoy the sun without worry. Since our hair extensions are made of 100% natural human hair, you can treat them as you would your regular hair with these suggestions.

Swimming Damage

  • What’s summer without taking a refreshing dip in the pool? Of course, it’s something that can’t be avoided but the chlorine can wreak havoc on your hair. So be sure to clarify your hair after swimming because the chlorine will strip the hair of its natural protective oils.

Cut It

  • Start the summer with a trim to get rid of those split ends and as a bonus you get to start the season with that fresh cut feeling.

Sun Damage

  • Be careful not to lay in the sun too long, and if you do (we all know how relaxing that can be) be sure to shield your strands from it by wearing a wide brimmed hat of some sort. The sun can damage and fade out your color and well as dry out your hair.

Wash It Out

  • Switch to moisturizing shampoos and conditioners since you will most likely be washing your hair more often to deal with all the sweat and grime that comes along with the hot summer weather.

Styling

  • Give your hair a break during the season and skip the hot tools and blow dryer. Let’s embrace the beach waves with a sea-salt spray or get on the messy mermaid tail braid trend. The options are endless and the best part, they are all heat free and take less time to make happen.
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Fusion, Tape In, Or Both?

Fusion or Tape In?

Everyone has different hair, so what kind of extension is right for your client? Here is some information that might help you decide.

Sticker (Tape In) hair is the only system of extensions that you can complete in under an hour. There is no use of special equipment and the best part, they are reusable. This extension type lasts 4-6 weeks depending on how well it’s taken care of. One of the most convenient options, but it shouldn’t be used on fine hair. Also, why not try mixing some of each application type? 

 

Our Fusion Extensions are ideal for thin hair or anyone looking to add some volume. If your client has fine hair that can’t handle the weight of extensions, this is the application you want to use. They last 4-6 months depending on how well they are taken care of and how fast the hair grows. An added bonus, it comes in 1G as well, to give your client an even thicker and fuller look.

 

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How to Make the Most of Your Extension Business

Within the past few years, the hair extension business has really taken off. A variety of celebrities from Ariana Grande and her famous ponytail to Beyonce and her always gorgeous locks are rocking this trend, leading the way for any woman to achieve the hair that they dreamed of. As a stylist, you can take advantage of this service and expand your business and what you can offer to your clients.

Every salon has clients who could benefit from extensions, whether due to thinning hair, or from a desire to add length or volume. So, why is it so hard to make a go of it? Why do salons and stylists have a difficult time adding and keeping extension clients? Attached is an article from our COO Dale Aho, which provides insight into the cause and means to improve retention rates by only making some small changes in approach.

 

 

HOW TO GAIN AND RETAIN CLIENTS: A STRATEGY FOR REDUCING THE PAIN OF PAYING

By: Dale Aho, COO, Di Biase Hair Extensions USA

Women love hair extensions. We can walk any busy street or through a mall or into a restaurant and find countless women, young and old, who will jump at an extension makeover. There is also a need.  Every salon has clients who could benefit from extensions, whether because of thinning hair, or from a desire to add length or volume. One would expect that hair extensions would be a staple of a typical salon’s business, almost a routine or mainstream service.

So why is it so hard to make a go of it? Why do salons and stylists have a difficult time adding and retaining extension clients? This article provides insights into the cause and, more importantly, the means to improve retention rates by small changes in approach.

Customers of any business are influenced by their “pain points,” i.e., specific problems that negatively influence their decision to purchase.  Pain points can vary, from price to customer service to results to the time and hassle that is involved.  More particularly, we know that there is a sense of pain each time we purchase something – it’s called the “pain of paying.”  A customer feels considerably less pain when the charge is not seen, or the payment is small. Businesses, like Uber, remove the pain of paying by eliminating the need to pay on the spot.  Among other companies, it is common to break a larger charge into monthly segments.  It’s less painful (more affordable) to pay a smaller amount more often even though the total is the same.

Within the extensions world, two points of pain are obvious:  1) an application of a full head of fusion extensions can range in price from $800 to $1500 and higher and 2) it can easily take 3 hours or more at every sitting.  Unless the client is well off enough to manage the payment easily, and has an abundance of time, clients will inevitably drop out or they will be deterred in the first place.  While many stylists may accept these losses as inevitable, they do not have to be.  Adopting a strategy to reduce the pain of paying, as well as the problem of time, can greatly increase the odds that clients will keep coming back.

Michael Baker, owner of Michael Warren Salon in Elkhart, Indiana, has maintained a thriving extension practice for over 2 decades, as well as serving as a master national educator for several extension companies.  In any given week, Michael will do multiple applications, most of which involve returning clients and many of whom have been on the books for many years.  Michael’s philosophy on adding and retaining extension clients is enlightening and directly pertinent to reducing the pain of paying.

Michael counsels that the biggest mistake in approaching new clients is going for a full head of hair right away.  The price will frighten many clients even though they might be wonderful candidates for extensions.   Rather, he uses the tactic of a few strands at a time.  Typically, he will lay out his color ring and allow clients to see and feel it.  Where there is curiosity, he may suggest trying a single strand to see the effect in the hair.  He may ask simple questions such as what the client likes best or least about her hair.  He says it all is in placement.  Michael cites as an example an inverted bob, where there isn’t enough hair or volume on the side of the head.  An easy solution is to use some pieces, maybe a single pack, and apply the extensions simply to get the volume desired.  The key is in keeping the amount of hair and, therefore, the price within limits that are easy to digest.  These clients tend to keep coming back again and again.

Of course, many clients do want to receive a full head of extensions, whether on the first occasion or after becoming accustomed to the look.  For these women, who may be initially enthusiastic, it’s still important to realize that the cost will eventually begin to hit home, and that the pain of paying may become too much.  A typical approach will involve using 140 to 160 strands, in a session that may take 3 hours, and result in a charge of $1000 or more.

Michael actively guards against this eventuality in two ways.  First, he will use fewer bonds, perhaps 100 rather than 140 or 160.  Through careful placement and from experience, he knows he can achieve a look that the client will appreciate.  This allows him to keep both the time and also the hair cost to a more reasonable amount.

However, realizing that even the lower cost, when paid as a single sum, will become burdensome, Michael avoids replacing an entire head all at once.  Hair grows at different rates and bonds do not need replacing all at the same time.  A number of bonds will actually remain in good shape long after the date that would be used (typically 4 to 6 months) if the bonds were to be replaced as an entire set. So, to account for that circumstance, Michael will use the opportunity of the client’s regular service visit to remove and replace only the bonds that actually need it, possibly in a section where the hair has grown out more quickly.  Eventually, by this rotation method, the client’s entire set of extensions will be replaced but it will happen in a way that is much more manageable financially.  The added benefit is that neither the client nor the stylist has had to set aside a large portion of the day.

When performing extension services, it is not necessary for the stylist or salon to reduce their pricing or profitability.  That would be self-defeating.  To the contrary, it is important to keep the price at a high enough level to provide an excellent return on the investment of learning extensions.  A method of multiplying the cost of the hair by 2 or 3 and adding a service fee helps to stabilize the cost and assure a fair return for the stylist.  By whatever means used, the goal is to keep the cost within reason for the client but also assure that the stylist is rewarded for her or his work.

In conclusion, retaining extension clients requires recognition of what causes them to leave.  In most cases, it will come down to the cost being too much to continue to absorb.  In order to protect against that happening, the wise stylist will use fewer strands, at least initially, and maintain extensions on an ongoing basis, rather than getting into a pattern of replacing a full head at a time.  By working in strands and sections, the stylist can keep the per session cost much more manageable.  This can reduce the pain of paying and improve the chances that the client will remain on the books for an extended period.

 

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Get Festive with Fantasy Colors

The holidays are quickly approaching, but throughout all this hustle and bustle don’t forget to take some time for yourself. One way to spread some holiday cheer and change up your look is by adding some of our fantasy colors to your hair. These brightly colored extensions come in a variety of colors which allow you to express yourself as well as getting you in the merry spirit!

Whether you choose a red or green to show your Christmas cheer, a silver to bring out the winter goddess in you, or even just a fuchsia to add a pop of color to your hair, these extensions add a bit of flare and festiveness to your look.

Our full range of fantasy colors are: Green, Blue, Violet, Red, Yellow, Fuchsia, Red Violet, Pink, Light Pink, Dark Fuchsia, and Silver. They come in all types of extensions as well: Fusion, Sticker (tape-in), I-Tip, and Clip In

So, you can add just a few pieces for a small pop of color, or go full-on with a whole new look.

 

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Which Extension is Right for You?

Here at Di Biase Hair Extensions USA, we offer a variety of application types so there’s fit for every extension need.

Which one is best for you?

 

I- Tip Hair Extensions:

I- Tip extensions can also be referred to as mircobeads and do not require any type of heat or stickers for application. Stylists will use tiny beads that are threaded in with the extension using a special device and then flattened with pliers. I-Tips must be slid back up to the scalp as they grow out and last for 3-6 months depending on how well they are taken care of. These extensions are extremely versatile and can be used on almost any type of hair.

 

Fusion Hair Extensions: 

Ideal for all hair types, fusion hair is a perfect solution for thinning hair as it is gentle, comfortable, and virtually undetectable. Our unique flat wrap bond technique ensures that the bonds will not be felt and only seen under close inspection. These will last about 4-6 months and cannot be reused. Worn by beauty queens, models, personal trainers, and many others, you can count on fusion extensions to give you the look and confidence you desire.

 

Sticker/ Tape-In Extensions:

This is the only system that allows you to carry out a complete set of extensions in under an hour with no use of special equipment. It’s soft and flexible tabs make for comfortable wear and fast application. These extensions are also reusable multiple times depending on how well they are taken care of. Ultra thin double adhesive tape sticks to the natural hair and lasts about 4-6 weeks depending on client care. It’s non damaging, but should not be used on thinning hair as it is heavier than fusion hair. This convenient method is affordable for both stylist and client.

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Get Fusion Certified on June 10th & 11th!

About the Class:

Get fusion application certified and an overview in Tape-In/Sticker and I-Tip extensions. Water tolerant & high quality, Di Biase extensions use a unique flat wrap technique to ensure virtually undetectable, flexible bonds that are exceptional in comfort and durability. The Di Biase Fusion class covers everything you need to know to get started as a fusion hair extenionist from washing, prepping, consultation and pre-cutting, to installation, post cutting and how to market hair extensions for the most profit. This class also goes over the technique for tape-in/sticker and i-tip extensions. Taught by a certified hair extension stylist, you will walk away with all of the skills and knowledge you need to get started with your own hair business.

Please note, if these dates do not work for you, please email info@dibiasehairusa.com or call us at (248) 489-8900 and we can set up a different training day for you.

About Fusion Extensions:

Fusion hair is applied on a lock by lock basis. Extensions come in packs of 20 locks, with a lock consisting of multiple strands of double drawn hair joined together by a thin keratin bonding strip. The stylist will individually attach each lock to the client’s hair (near the base of the neck) through use of heating pliers (hot tool) applied to the keratin bond. Fusion extensions should last approximately 4-6 months and will eventually need to be replaced as the normal hair grows out.

The research carried out in the laboratory of Di Biase has always been the strong point of Di Biase Hair. Today, Di Biase boasts an innovative element that brings to the forefront the scientific expertise of the research team of the company: from the laboratory of Di Biase Hair comes the line “Hair Waterproof”. A new patented process that allows the bonds to be more tolerant of water from swimming and saunas. All fusion extensions come in 20 bonds per 1 pack of hair.

Fusion hair is available in different lengths: 12 inch, 16 inch, 20 inch, and 24 inch in straight, wavy and curly.

FAQs

What should I bring into the event?

  1. A thin metal tipped rat tail or highlighting comb
  2. A dozen each of small and large 1 prong type metal cutting clips
  3. An old pair of scissors or crafting nippers. (Michael’s & Joanne’s craft shears work great)
  4. Cutting comb
  5. Flat iron
  6. Scissors and razor for cutting hair on mannequin

PLEASE NOTE: This class is on BOTH Sunday AND Monday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.

YOU MUST BE A BEAUTY STUDENT OR STYLIST TO ATTEND THIS CLASS.

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NEW Colors on Color Ring

Does your swatch ring need an upgrade?! 4 new samples join the Di Biase color ring for even more options for your clients. Ombre colors 18/24, 6/1001, 14/1001 and 17/26 are all available by calling us at (248) 489-8900 or emailing us at info@dibiasehairusa.com. If you are placing an order online, please add “color ring samples” in the notes to receive these color ring additions in your next order.

 

Have questions? Contact our offices Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm EST by calling (248) 489-8900 or info@dibiasehairusa.com.

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Spring 2018 Promotion at Di Biase

Refer a Stylist and Get a $100 Credit!

Are you a current Di Biase stylist but know someone who wants to get certified? Get paid to forward them to a certification class and receive a $100 credit towards Di Biase hair or products when they purchase the class in full!

This is a great opportunity for stylists who might know others in the hair industry and walk to help them get their foot in the door of the extension world. Please note that stylists must mention your name when signing up for the class. Want to learn more about the class? Read more information below and click the link to register!Class Deal – Buy one class, get one class half off

About the Class:

Get fusion application certified and an overview in Tape-In/Sticker and I-Tip extensions. Water tolerant & high quality, Di Biase extensions use a unique flat wrap technique to ensure virtually undetectable, flexible bonds that are exceptional in comfort and durability. The Di Biase Fusion class covers everything you need to know to get started as a fusion hair extenionist from washing, prepping, consultation and pre-cutting, to installation, post cutting and how to market hair extensions for the most profit. This class also goes over the technique for tape-in/sticker and i-tip extensions. Taught by a certified hair extension stylist, you will walk away with all of the skills and knowledge you need to get started with your own hair business.

About Fusion Extensions:

Fusion hair is applied on a lock by lock basis. Extensions come in packs of 20 locks, with a lock consisting of multiple strands of double drawn hair joined together by a thin keratin bonding strip. The stylist will individually attach each lock to the client’s hair (near the base of the neck) through use of heating pliers (hot tool) applied to the keratin bond. Fusion extensions should last approximately 4-6 months and will eventually need to be replaced as the normal hair grows out.

The research carried out in the laboratory of Di Biase has always been the strong point of Di Biase Hair. Today, Di Biase boasts an innovative element that brings to the forefront the scientific expertise of the research team of the company: from the laboratory of Di Biase Hair comes the line “Hair Waterproof”. A new patented process that allows the bonds to be more tolerant of water from swimming and saunas. All fusion extensions come in 20 bonds per 1 pack of hair.

Fusion hair is available in different lengths: 12 inch, 16 inch, 20 inch, and 24 inch in straight, wavy and curly.

FAQs

What should I bring into the event?

  1. A thin metal tipped rat tail or highlighting comb
  2. A dozen each of small and large 1 prong type metal cutting clips
  3. An old pair of scissors or crafting nippers. (Michael’s & Joanne’s craft shears work great)
  4. Cutting comb
  5. Flat iron
  6. Scissors and razor for cutting hair on mannequin

Please note, if these dates do not work for you, please email info@dibiasehairusa.com or call us at (248) 489-8900 and we can set up a different training day for you.

Click here for class schedule and to register for your seat! 

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The Perfect Way to Introduce Di Biase Extensions in Your Salon!

Interested in getting started with hair extensions but not sure where to start? An intro kit is a great way to get a head start with all of the tools and supplies you need to get started as a professional hair extensionist. Check out the kits below to see what is included in each kit and feel free to get in touch with us should you have any questions!

I-Tip Kit

Everything a professional extensionist needs to complete I-Tip application and disassembly. Includes the following 3 tools:

Hook for Ring:

A hair extensionist must have for I-Tip extension application. With a hook on one end and a loop on the other, this tool makes it easy for stylists to apply I-Tip extensions on client’s hair. With a comfortable grip in the center and a durable sturdy base, you can quickly and effectively move through the application process.

Assembly Pliers:

After application of the bead with the hook for ring, use the assembly pliers to securely clamp the client’s hair in place using these assembly pliers. Only for use with I-Tip hair application. Disassembly pliers are required to remove extensions. 

Disassembly Pliers

To disassemble I-Tip hair, use these pliers to gently glide bonds out of hair for painless and damage free removal of extensions.

 

Click here to order kit.

Fusion Kit

Everything a stylist needs to get started with Di Biase fusion hair extensions! Kit includes:

  • Square black velvet box
  • All natural color ring with over 50 colors
  • Professional Di Biase extension hot tool
  • Keratin remover solution
  • Application pliers
  • Disassembly pliers
  • Circle spacers
  • 10 pieces of training hair

Plus 20% off your first order (up to 10 packs of hair.)

 

 

Click here to order kit. 

Tape-In Kit

Everything a stylist needs to get started with Di Biase sticker/tape-in hair extensions! Kit includes:

  • Apron with Di Biase Hair USA logo and pockets*
  • All natural color ring with over 50 colors
  • Sticker application pliers
  • Sticker remover
  • Two rolls re-application tape

20% off the first order (up to 10 packs of hair)

We recommend using 2-3 packs of 2cm hair hair and 1-3 packs of 4cm to complete one head of hair.

*Di Biase Hair USA apron not pictured

 

 

Click here to order kit.

 

Have questions? Contact us at (248) 489-8900 or email us at info@dibiasehairusa.com.