Tip of the Week

One question we hear over and over again from clients is, “Im trying to grow my hair long, how often should I get my hair cut?” Here’s our answer: When growing your hair out from a short style, we suggest getting a trim every 6-8 weeks. Once your hair reaches shoulder-length, you can wait 8-12 weeks between trims.

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All About Extensions

We get a lot of questions from customers about extensions. Not surprising given how popular they have become in recent years. Extensions come in a lot of price ranges but we strongly recommend that people choose high-quality products like Great Lengths Extensions, which are 100% human hair. Unlike synthetic extensions, natural options can be blow dried, curled, and flat ironed just like your own real hair.

A customer recently told us she had heard extensions can make your hair fall out. Unfortunately, there are horror stories from people who’ve used cheap DIY products. Applied properly, however, Great Lengths Extensions will actually help the health of your hair. A trained stylist can ensure that each head of extensions matches the density of the client’s own hair so it does not cause damage. The extensions can also protect a client’s hair from rain and other elements, allowing the natural hair to grow and become more healthy. Extensions are a positive, life changing experience for anyone needing more length, fullness or style for a special event.

Extensions are also a great solution for people who like to keep a head of trendy-colored hair. Another client recently complained that many of the dyes she uses for high-fashion hair colors fade very fast. In her case, colored extensions are a perfect solution; they are actually healthier than dyes because they don’t require pre-lightening of the hair before use. Also, the color will not fade for the life of the extensions and you get to pick the exact hue you want before application so you’ll never be disappointed in the color.

If you want to give extensions a try, contact our Julie McClish, who specializes in Great Lengths Extensions. To make an appointment with Julie, call the salon at 515.222.0200.

Welcome to Salon TEC

As you can see, we now have a web site! It’s been a long time coming and we are so happy to finally be able to share it with you. The goal is to help our current clients learn more about us and to help new folks find us.

We plan to use our blog to share our latest news, keep you in touch with new hair trends, educate you on important hair- and salon-related issues, brag about our clients, show off our work, and much more. We hope this will be a way for us to stay in touch with you between your appointments (we miss you during those long weeks/months!).

As you explore the site, please tell us anything that needs to be fixed or how we can improve what is here. We value your opinions. And we hope that you will share the site with your friends … and maybe recommend us while you are at it.

Thanks again to all of your for your continued support and loyalty. You mean more to us than you can possibly know!