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(Print for easy reference if you like)This page is intended to offer support and guidance to Stylists wanting to cut and attach the hair replacement systems. Know, that what we are offering to the average stylist, giant Hair Replacement Salons would rather keep for themselves. Keeping this information a secret gives them more power and control over the market, for which the client suffers.
Even if you've never worked with a Hair System before, you may be qualified and capable of attaching, cutting and styling our Systems. All you need is experienced hair cutting skills, including texturizing knowledge using a razor and thinning shears, along with confidence (which is what were here for if you need it). If you would like to know more about the different retightening methods and products needed than what is offered here, go to our 'Custom Price List' page. We also offer an instructional video.
Attachment of System:
Men's Systems come with the capability to Tape, Bond or Cable Weave. Taping is considered daily wear because the wearer may remove it daily themselves. Taping and Bonding start out in the same manner. Double-sided tape (we sell in rolls) is placed around perimeter from temple to temple then stop. The contoured tape tab is placed in the frontal area. Its easiest to stick the front down first on the forehead in the desired position. Then lift up the back and pull off cover of double-sided tape. Daily wearers press the System down tight on the head now. Tape will stick on skin or hair.
Extended wearers using the Bonding method, before you press the System on, first run a thin squiggly line of Hardbond adhesive (see our price page) along the sticky exposed tape. Important- only put this adhesive on the tape, not right on the System itself. There is no solvent for this hard bonding adhesive so it will not come off whatever it comes in contact with.
It is recommended that this adhesive be attached to a short hair track on the head that has been cut to about 1/4 inch long. To remove the System in about 4-6 weeks you will cut it off with electric clippers. Do not cut the hair right to the scalp.
Cable Weave Track and Women's Attachment:
The Cable Weave method is extended wear and requires a weaving machine to do the job correctly. There is a little more involvement, but its worth the time and investment. We have the World's only patented Electric Cable Weaving Machine. It beats all the wooden wall weave boxes, or corn row braiding, hands down.
Women's Systems are typically different from men's. Small clips may be sewn on for Daily wear. Cable weave is the only option for extended wear. Bonding won't work on women's Integration Systems. These are Systems with a 1/4 ribbon perimeter and look kind of like a big fish net base, called Braided Mono Line. This allows the clients own hair to be pulled up through and integrated with the addition hair. No tape tabs are used at all. The Cable is weaved in a complete circle, then the unit is sewn onto the cable track. See our Educational Video for further information on obtaining and using the Electric Cable weaving method.
Cutting the Systems:
Once the System has been attached with desired method, now comes the fun part. Cutting these Systems in allows the Stylist to use their creative talents. For an Artist its like being given a blank canvas that no one has previously touched. It€™s the ultimate fulfillment in hair cutting.
To help in communicating with your clients desired results, pictures can speak louder than words. Encourage the client to bring a picture they like or show them a picture you think they would look good in.
It helps to understand the difference of hair as its growing from a head and hair in a System base. As you know, new hair is always growing on a persons head (Anagen Phase), dying (Catagen Phase), falling out (Telogen Phase), then repeating itself. Because of this there are many natural varying lengths on the interior of a normal haircut.
Hair Systems come to us with all the hair in it practically one length. Therefore, the first thing we recommend the Stylist do is recreate hairs natural growth pattern of having many lengths throughout. This is called texturizing or thinning. To do this, take small partings and go over entire System with a straight feather razor preferably. Length can also be removed during this process as well. You may also use thinning shears by holding system hair straight up and biting small chunks out at the halfway point. This works well in the bang area to achieve a light wispy look. The more de-bulking you do, the more realistic the end result will be. As you know, this hair cannot grow back, so error to the side of caution. More hair can always be removed later. Then use the shears to clean up and blend the System with clients own hair.
As with regular hair cutting, Stylists may use their own unique techniques when cutting the System in. Rely on your own expertise, have confidence and go for it. When you see the finished result, and the happy client, it makes you feel so good!