July 12, 2018

Hair Extensions

Real Human Hair Extensions – Application, Cost, and Maintenance

Hays Academy of Hair Design is now offering the latest in hair extensions. We have recently added tape in extensions to our service menu, using a brand called Hairtalk. They are made with 100% Human Remy Hair.

What is Remy Hair

You might be asking yourself…what is Remy hair? Remy hair means the cuticle layer of hair is all going in the same direction just like our natural hair does. This hair is in better condition, and it is much easier to work with because it doesn’t tangle easily. Non-remy hair means the cuticle layer is going in opposite directions. In addition, non-remy hair is hair that has been shed from the head and gathered from a hairbrush, as opposed to hair that has been cut. So what does this mean for the consumer? With Non-remy hair after a few washes the hair will become extremely tangled and unmanageable. However with 100% human Remy hair, the hair can withstand the same styling and maintenance requirements as natural hair.

How much do they cost

As with anything else we all want to know…..how much do they cost? Price is based on length, color, as well as on the number of packs needed to complete your look. Please call 785-628-3981 to book a complimentary consultation with us to help us determine a price quote for you!

How long does the application take

Time is precious and everyone wants to know how long does the application take? The application time will vary however the standard time allotted will be 1 1/2 – 2 hours.

How long do the extensions last

The million dollar question…how long do the extensions last? Eight to ten weeks varying on the client’s hair growth is the expected time. This is recommended to eliminate matting, frizzing and tangling, and ensures the extension is always fresh and close to the scalp. They can be reapplied up to 3 times for a total of about 6-8 months of wear; which is recommended so that the extension bond remains seamless.

Available Lengths

The following are the available lengths that the extensions come in:
13”/33cm (shoulders)
17”/43cm (bra strap)
21”/53 cm (midwaist)
25”/63cm (lower waist/hip)

Benefits of tape in extensions

There are multiple benefits of tape in extensions. A few of our favorites are that tape in extensions are less damaging than many other kinds of extensions such as glue in, sew in, and bonded or beaded hair extensions. Also, the application time is minimal compared to many other hair extension services therefore providing for a more affordable service.

Swim, exercise or go in the sauna

Its common to want to know if anything is off limits, the most popular questions being can you swim, exercise, or go in the sauna? We recommend applying and leaving in Hairtalk Nourish Plus prior to swimming. This nourishes the hair and allows it to absorb the moisture. It also prevents the hair from absorbing harmful elements, such as chlorine and minerals. Hair tangles when dirt and sweat build up so hair must be worn up or in a ponytail when exercising or relaxing in a sauna. Be sure to wash hair after working out, as well as brushing before and after exercising. Exposing extensions to sunscreen may cause discoloration.


A testimonial is oftentimes the best way to trust a new product. “I love my extensions! I wanted extensions to add fullness to my fine hair and the Hairtalk extensions did just that. The installation was super easy and care for them has been a breeze too! I am extremely pleased with the quality of hair as well. If you are looking to add length, fullness, or just play with color I would definitely recommend the Hairtalk tape in extensions from Hays Academy of Hair Design”

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