By now, we’ve talked all about sew ins, clip ins, tape ins, glue ins, and so forth. But with all the talks of how much we adore extensions, how they make us look, how they make sure feel, — we’ve never talked about getting them done professionally at a salon. And more specifically, how much that costs.
Now, I know a lot of girls who live their life by the fact that they can apply their own extensions, wigs, hair dye, and so forth at home; but I also know other girls who totally swear by the salon for the best results. So I got curious about how much they pay for those services!
The best answer? It truly depends on the kind you’re getting, quality, length, and quantity. The price will also vary from each salon and each stylist.
After doing some research, I found out that you can expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $2,500, depending on the previously mentioned factors, as well as the location of the salon, demand or experience of the stylist and method of application.
Statistics say that a partial head of lower quality extensions alone can cost you between $150 to $300, while the higher quality pieces, such as the Remy Human Hair can cost between $250-$500 for partial, and $1,000-$2,500 for full (talk about pricey!).
These are the national prices on average for extensions at the salon:
Sew ins will cost: $130 - $200.
Glue ins will cost: $300 - $500.
Tape in cost: $200+.
Clip in cost: $100 - $500.
Bonded cost: $1,500 - $3000.
Micro-bead cost: $200.
Fusion cost: $200 - $1,000.
Now before you go losing your mind on just how much this may cost, you also have to consider the cost of doing it yourself at home.
Doing your application by yourself at home can be almost as expensive in the end. How? Because of any or all of the following reasons:
So in the end, you truly have to weigh out your pros and cons. If you feel comfortable applying your extensions at home and truly know how to do them the right way, we could encourage you to use clip ins as they are easy to apply, last longer if cared for properly, and pose much less risk to the health of your natural hair.
But if you choose to have a different or more permanent set of extensions installed, it is always best to put down a little extra money to ensure that they are done properly by a professional and in a way that will not cause you any discomfort or pain.