Who doesn’t think about a new hair style every once in a while? If you are you thinking about doing something completely different with your look, you may want to consider hair extensions. We’re a full-service salon so, if you’re looking for a place to get hair extensions in Lehi, UT, we have you covered. If this is your first time getting hair extensions, we understand that you might be a little unsure. With so many options and possibilities, a new hair style can seem a little overwhelming. We’re here to help you make a well-informed decision in deciding whether hair extensions are right for you. Here, Ottalaus Salon’s expert hair stylists in Utah County have answered some of the most common questions about hair extensions.

What are the benefits of hair extensions?

One of the biggest benefits of getting hair extensions is that it instantly gives you beautiful length and/or volume. Whether your hair is thin, or you cut it short and don’t want to wait for it to grow out, or you just want longer hair, extensions provide an immediate remedy. They give you the ability to experiment with different hairstyles without taking any real risks. For example, if you want to add a touch of color or highlights, extensions can do this for you,  without putting a drop of dye or bleach on your own hair. Extensions open seemingly limitless options in hair styling.

How long do hair extensions last?

This depends on the type of extension you choose. Here are a few options to choose from:

  • Taped-in extensions will typically last between four and six weeks.
  • Weft hair extensions take a little longer to apply, but they’ll also be with you for up to two months.
  • Racoon extensions are the way to go if you’re really looking for something that is going to last. As long as you keep up with regular salon maintenance, this securely bonded brand of hair extensions lasts three months

Do hair extensions need to be washed?

With a few exceptions, you’re able to treat hair extensions just like your own natural hair. While you should avoid using oils or silicone-based products at the root, as they can interfere with the hair’s bond, you can and should otherwise maintain your normal hair care routine. As a general rule, after your hair extensions are applied, you should wait two or three days before washing your hair and it’s best to opt for a gentle shampoo.  We carry an extensive line of hair care products that are available for purchase in our salon in Lehi. We are located near Alpine, Saratoga Springs, and Draper, Utah so we are a convenient place to experience a full-service salon, whether you decide on hair extensions or not.

How does the process of getting hair extensions?

Creating tape-in extensions is the fastest hair extension process and involves heating up thin strips of glue and attaching to your existing hair. For beaded wefts, your hair is pulled through a series of microbeads at the base of the extensions, meaning there’s no heat or glue involved. Raccoon extensions use a series of tiny bonds — about the size of a grain of rice — to secure the hair extension to small sections of your own hair. This process takes the longest, but as we mentioned, it also lasts the longest. 

We hope this helps, but if you still have more questions, we’re happy to help in any way that we can before you make your decision with a free consultation appointment. But if you’re ready to schedule a salon appointment at the best salon for hair extensions in Utah County, we’re standing by to transform your look.  

Hair Extensions in Lehi, UT