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Confessions From The Hairdresser's Daughter: My Hair Secrets + Tips

It's definitely not a secret that my mom owns a hair salon...

I know this because instead of googling the salon's phone number or checking her website for prices, those wondering about anything involving hair skip the whole "research process" and come full speed ahead into my DMs, snapchats, and texts.

"How much would it be if I got a balayage?"

"Does your mom do ombres?

"Can you get me an appointment for Saturday?

Kids, kids, kids...

I totes get it. I'm like the middle man, but I cannot provide you with answers because half of these things depend on a professional physically seeing your hair (the length, the thickness, checking for damage) or the other half I have no control over.

So, I am going to provide you with my hair secrets + tips that I've learned along the way (some self-learned, others mom-learned) of being the daughter of a hairdresser.

Here are a list questions I frequently am asked; i'll provide you with a #NicTip answer.

Oh, and the mistakes i've made so you don't have to go through that same trauma.

I got you, Boo.


1. Do you have extensions?

Currently, no. But up until recently, always.

They are called "keratin bond" extensions and what that means is at the root of each individual extension strand, there is hardened keratin "glue" (not actually glue-- just acts as it) that is melted into the root of a very, very thin strand of your real hair; this is how they stay in.

Are they expensive? Yes. Each pack of hair is $75+ dollars. For me, I use three packs and my hair is already a decent length before adding them in.

It stops there for me, because, well I know a guy (lol).

To have them professionally installed can cost $300 or more.

They last a long time and are barely noticeable, BUT they do require a lot of TLC.

Did you ever notice them on me?