Are you considering buying hair extensions, but not sure if it’s worth taking the plunge? We’re here to help make you make that decision.
By HEM hair extensions magazine
The hair extension industry is filled with low-quality products with high price tags. We’ve narrowed down the Top 10 Best Hair Extension Brands in the industry, based on hair quality, education, color selection, length selection, re usability, application time, and price.
Whether you are a client or stylist, take your time to look through each brand to determine which one would be the best fit for YOU!
Hair Dreams partners with leading stylists around the world, who regularly style celebrities, actresses, singers and models. Hair Dreams has implemented a strict 15- step quality check, where only healthy, thoroughly tested hair will pass. Proof of their quality is backed by their guarantee of faultless hair quality during the entire wearing period.
Two hair qualities are offered; Hairdreams 7 star SPECIAL and Hairdreams 5 star. The Hairdreams 7 Star SPECIAL is raw European hair, with natural colors ranging from blonde to dark brown. Hair is handpicked by specially trained Hairdreams representatives and can take up to 10 days to manufacture an average hair extension.
Hairdreams 5 star is good quality hair made from black human hair. Hair is purchased from wholesalers and must be rearranged so hair points in the same direction. Once the hair has gone through a lightening process, the hair is colored.
Hair Dreams offers a full range of products from systems that will give you volume, length, or pops of color. Their hair is hand processed and can last anywhere between six months to a year, depending on the regular aftercare of the client.
Babe Things LLC.
Babe Things LLC. can provide high-quality hair extensions due to their exclusive collaboration with a prestigious raw human hair authority. Babe Hair Extensions are manufactured without the use of a silicone coating, which means the hair will retain a smooth texture throughout the whole duration of use.
Babe Hair Extensions has developed an in-depth education program that has trained salons and stylists all over the world. With the proper knowledge and tools, stylists have the ability to be successful with hair extensions. The training courses cover different topics, including marketing, cut and color, and hair care recommendations.Babe offers a variety of hair extensions, ranging from fusion hair extensions to tape in hair extensions. All of the installation methods do not require the use of any heat, glue or other chemicals, which means no damage to your clients’ hair.
Bailman Hair extensions
Balmain Hair set out on a mission 40 years ago to process the best hair in the world. This French Fashion House has dressed countless celebrities and now their well-trained team of specialists are active worldwide in training and consultation for hair extensions. With a six month guarantee on their hair, they not only offer hair extensions, but quality hair from a reputable company.
Balmain offers a variety of hair extensions, including Tape Applications, DoubleHair, and Systéme Volume. Their hair is sourced in South East Asia and has been manufacturing hair from the same supply chain for over 30 years. Balmain has created sourcing guidelines with their manufacturer and supply chain to deliver high quality products to their customers.
Established in 1994, Cinderella Hair had a vision to offer salons and stylists the knowledge and tools to offer a variety of solutions to their clientele from chemical-free color to volume and length. Originally they only offered Organic Bond extensions, however in 2011 they launched their new concept of hair extensions, Our Hair Your Way®. Cinderella expanded their line of extensions by adding I-tip, Tape Extensions, and clip in extensions.
All of their hair extension methods last 4 to 6 months with proper care. Remy Human Hair is used to create a natural blend between your hair and the extensions. You can choose between a variety of lengths, ranging from 12” to 24”, as well as fine, medium, or coarse hair. They have a wide variety of colors ranging from natural to fun.
Stylists can choose between in-salon trainings or 1-2 day seminars that include courses on application and proper placement, chemical-free highlights and theory and consultation. Whether you’re looking for volume or a pop of color, Cinderella Hair offers high quality hair extensions that will fit your needs.
When Donna Bella was founded in 2003, CEO/Founder Logan Woolley made a vow to serve each and every woman by offering high quality products that would fit every woman’s needs. After witnessing his wife’s experiences with extensions, he knew things could be done better. Donna Bella achieved this goal by offering a wide variety of application methods of hair extensions; I-Link (microbead), Kera-Link (Fusion), Tape-in extensions and clip-in extensions. By offering a variety of methods, they cater to each woman’s preference.
Donna Bella uses 100% Remy Human hair, sourced from India and processed in China. Women in India donate their hair to the temples of worship, which in turn is sold to fund orphanages, schools and to feed the homeless.
Donna Bella offers a convenient online education for I-link, Kera-link and tape-in for licensed stylists. Each course offers an in depth look at each method, as well as tips and tricks for the process.
“What makes your company better than the other hair extension companies?” Donna Bella strives to excel in variety, price, team and quality to offer products that set them apart from their competition.
Started in London in 1991, David Gold had the idea that extensions should be comparable to cutting or drying your hair. Great Lengths strives to inspire men and women throughout the world to see all the possibilities of alternative hair and can now be found in over 50 countries.
Manufactured with Indian hair, their application methods range from Hot Fusion, Cold Fusion, and Tape in extensions. Great Lengths is available in over 40 natural colors as well as eight off-the-wall colors. Hair is subjected to a pigmentation process, similar to that of cashmere. After application, the keratin bonds move with your natural hair, ensuring a strong hold without the damage.
Hotheads® Hair Extensions are the innovators of the tape in hair extension method. Our ground breaking extension system uses a medical grade hypo allergenic adhesive to add fullness, length and color all in less than one hour.
Our tabs blend seamlessly into the hair and are smooth to the touch creating a natural look. Hotheads Hair Extensions do not use heat or damaging tools during application. Once applied our extensions last 8-10 weeks and can be reapplied up to 3 times for up to 8 months.
Two Michigan stylists started Klix over 30 years ago. After being dissatisfied with the options available on the market, they set out to try a new approach. Their goal was to develop extensions that were fast and easy to apply, non-damaging, easy to wear and movable. As a company, Klix believes in providing gorgeous hair extensions for the everyday woman.
Their patented link and weft system distributes the extension weight across the entire scalp, from temple to temple, which helps ensure that you don’t have any unnecessary stress to your natural hair.
Klix only uses Remy Human Hair and removes about 20-30% of the cuticle. Part of the cuticle must be removed from the hair to allow the dye to be absorbed by the hair. An application takes about one hour and a reapplication around 30 minutes.
SO.CAP. originated in Italy over 40 years ago. Started by three brothers who decided to split up into three different branches; SO.CAP. Original USA Hair Extensions, SO.CAP. EURO Hair Extensions and SHE by SO.CAP.USA Hair Extensions. SO.CAP. is an abbreviation for Society of Capelli. SHE USA Hair Extensions is the North American branch.
SHE USA Hair Extensions are sourced from India, then professionally treated and conditioned in Naples, Italy, using the latest Italian cosmetology research. They offer a variety of 100% natural human hair extensions from strand by strand to tape in methods in over 90 colors, including Ombré and fantasy colors. They only use Remy Human Hair, with the cuticle lying in a downward direction.