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Let’s talk Handtied Hair Extensions!

January 9, 2021

We all want that extra volume or length but with all the options on the market we often don't know which method is right for us!

We are here today to talk to you about the “Hand-tied Hair Extensions Method”. 

The Hand- Tied Extension Method is where a stylist attaches beads onto a row of a client's natural hair, similar to the beaded weft method. The detailed process is ideal for those looking to add more volume and length that looks natural without putting too much tension on the scalp or hair. 

The difference in hand-tied hair extensions is that the stylist attaches wefts onto the row of beads by hand-tying the wefts in with cotton or nylon thread. What sets Roman K Salon apart from the rest is that our Master Hand-Tied extension specialist Dayna Goldstein has her own complete method and works closely with our Master colorists to make sure the color and the integrity of your hair is not compromised.



The number of rows and wefts used depends on the client's hair density, length, and overall desired end result.


The longevity of your style will depend on how you care for your hair post-appointment. Generally, hand-tied extensions can last for about 6-9 weeks before needing to be redone. You'll want to ensure you're scheduling proper maintenance appointments to reduce tension on the scalp. Having them moved up and removed in the right time frame will help make sure that there's not too much tension on your hair as they grow out. However, time between appointments can also depend on how fast your hair grows and if you're taking the time to care for your hair properly. The hair extensions themselves should last longer if they are being properly cared for. Properly detangling, cleansing, and moisturizing your own hair as well as the extensions is vital in the way they look and feel and can generally be reused for about 6-8 months.

How does Hand Tied differ from tape-ins?

Tape-ins use a medical-grade tape adhesive to 'sandwich' pieces of a client's natural hair in between two pieces of extensions. The two tape tabs attach and create the section of the tape-in, and are repeated throughout the head. Like hand-tied extensions, the number of tape-in packs used will vary depending on the client's hair density and the client's hair goals. Aside from the technical differences, the two processes differ in the way the client feels and the mobility of the hair. For starters hand- tied extensions are virtually seamless in the hair and allows you to easily put hair up in a pony or style it whichever way you please; let's also go as far as to mention that running your fingers through the hair is almost too easy. One of the key differences is that you can choose the hair texture that best matches your own. So, whether you have curly hair or straight there are wefts perfectly made for you. 

We recommend booking a consultation with our hair extension specialists to best understand which method of hair extensions best suits your lifestyle and hair goals.