New Hair, New Me at Salon 833

I am so excited to share more about my new hair extensions with you!

As many of you know, I used clip in extensions for blog shoots in the past. They were great because I felt like I was protecting my real hair, but there were some real hassles associated with them (I’ll be detailing those in another blog post giving you the pros and cons of all hair extensions).

I was so excited to team up with Lisa and Mallorie from Salon 833 to give me a fresh new ‘do and make my extensions an everyday part of life!

In my initial consultation, we went over my goals. I had some Pinterest inspo pics and after showing them to Lisa, we were able to come up with a strategy for tackling my hair.

The first step was lightening up my hair. My roots were DYING to be colored – just look at them 😉 they almost looked black in comparison to my ends!

I loved how the color turned out! After that step was completed, we moved on to the fun part 🙂

When chatting with Lisa during my consultation, she explained the different options I had for hair extensions. I had initially thought about tape-ins, but Lisa told me about another method called Natural Beaded Rows. I ended up going for that option because there would be less surface area on my head, as well as no sticky residue! Since there is no glue, bonds, or tape used in applying the extensions, they are the safest for your hair.

Natural beaded rows, or NBR, works by linking your natural hair with beads in one or two rows and then sewing in however many wefts of hair needed to create the desired result. These rows tend to show less than other types of extensions and less contact with your head means less possibility of damage!

I was so excited to hear about this extension method, and what a better place to try it out?! Salon 833 specializes in NBR and I knew I was in great hands.

After the row is formed, hair is sewn into the row – not into your scalp, like my grandma first thought 😉 we ended up with 2 different rows on the crown of my head.

Mallorie’s tips for extension maintenance:

  • Do a mask on the extensions at least every week or two to keep it hydrated and healthy
  • Put your hair in a loose bun or pony tail when sleeping/working out
  • Brush the extensions thoroughly every morning and night

After a quick trim, blowing out kinks and a quick curl, my hair was runway ready!

I am so thrilled with how it turned out and so thankful to Lisa and Mallorie for making it happen!

If you are in Chicagoland, you NEED to head to Salon 833 and see what they can do for you. Make sure you say I sent you 🙂

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