Where to Learn About Hair Extensions
The hair extensions industry is exploding! Almost all of the actresses you see are wearing them. In fact, celebrities of all kinds wear them. And not just for performances or public appearances, but in their every-day lives. Almost everyone knows someone who is wearing hair extensions. Some of us probably don’t even realize it. Salons everywhere are incorporating hair extensions into their services.
Maybe you are a beauty or cosmetology professional thinking about adding hair extension services to your offerings. Or, maybe you would just like to learn about hair extensions informally for yourself and your friends. Whatever the reason, here are some resources for learning more about hair extension installation, maintenance, and removal techniques.
YouTube Tutorials on Hair Extensions
The first place you can go to find great information and tutorials is YouTube. There are many channels dedicated to hair extensions that feature everything from tutorials on extension installation, tips and techniques for specific hair styles, and demonstrations of new products.
Here is our YouTube Channel SOCAP ORIGINAL USA with dozens of videos about some of our best, high-quality products.
There are also many other hair extension videos available from individual stylists and salons showcasing specific techniques and products.
Hair Extension Instructional DVDs
Another great choice for informal learning about hair extensions are instructional DVDs such as:
Professional Hair Extension Tips and Techniques Instructional DVD
Professional Cosmetology Programs
Hair extensions are a specialty of cosmetology. If you want to learn about them more formally, or consider working with them as part of your career, you may want to consider going to school to become a Cosmetologist.
All states require barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists to be licensed. To qualify for a license, candidates are required to graduate from a state-approved cosmetology program. A high school diploma or equivalent is required for some positions.
Full-time programs in barbering and cosmetology usually last 9-12 months and in some cases may lead to an associate’s degree. Most workers in the field take advanced courses in hairstyling or in other personal appearance services to keep up with the latest trends.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a cosmetology school in or near a major metropolitan city will likely cost at least $10,000 for a full cosmetology program. The same program in a more rural setting could be as low as $6,500. If you choose a more specific program, like esthetics, nail technology, or makeup artistry, the cost of beauty school could be much less, often anywhere between $3,000 and $5,000. The benefit of a comprehensive cosmetology training program is that you learn all those things for one price – hair, nails, makeup and some skin care. Another thing to consider is that some schools include supplies, cosmetology kits, frocks and aprons, and textbooks in their cost of tuition – be sure to ask the school directly.
If you are in South Florida like us, here are a couple of credible Cosmetology programs worth looking into.
The School of Cosmetology at Florida Career College will prepare you for a career in the Cosmetology industry. Taught by experienced instructors, the program is designed to develop students’ technical skills as well as offer personal professional development.
You can complete your training in as little as 12 months. Their hands on approach ensures that you get real-world experience while learning valuable skills such as:
- Hair cutting
- Skin care
- Nail Care
At Virginia College, you’llll get real-world training for a successful career as a hair designer, beautician, esthetician or nail technician.
As part of their Cosmetology program, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Gain real-world experience in student-run salons
- Learn the aspects of operating a salon
- Develop customer service skills
- Begin building a client list
- Prepare for board certification
Professional Development Classes
Whether you are a professional Cosmetologist wanting to take your hair extension game to the next level, or a casual student looking for a class more involved than a training video, you might want to consider taking a live professional development class in hair extensions.
Search on Google or ask your local Cosmetology school about professional development classes in hair extensions available in your community. If you are in South Florida, SoCap offers a number of these classes a year that do not require a cosmetology license to participate. Details are below.
FINALLY A ONE DAY CLASS THAT TEACHES THE NATURAL HAIR EXTENSION APPLICATION AND STYLING TECHNIQUES THE PROS USE!
Become a hair extension expert with our intensive 6-hour class.
This training session teaches you:
- Latest hair extensions techniques and tricks
- Application techniques for highlights & lowlights
- Adding volume for a better overall look
- A micro graft technique to fill in thin hair areas
- How to accurately determine the number of strands for best results
- Proper sectioning of natural hair for extension application
- Cutting and styling with hair extensions
- Methods to increase your income
This training class includes:
- 6 Hours of hands-on, professional level training
- Our Ultra Professional Hair Extension Starter Kit
- 5 packs of Classic Line Hair Extensions in your desired shade, so you will be able to perform a full head application after the class
- Mannequin head (for practice and client demos)
- A So.Cap Original certificate of completion
- Complimentary lunch
Your Starter Kit Includes:
- 1 Professional Hot Fusion Machine
- A Bottle of Liquid Remover
- 1 Compressor Breaking (Removal)
- 1 Compressor Large (Application)
- An Instructional DVD
- Protecting Disks
- Color Chart
- Strands of practice hair
If you have any questions about our LIVE Certification Classes
please contact SOCAP Original at (305) 573-0901