Our salon relocated to 464a Papanui Road after the February 2011 earthquake.. We feel blessed to have managed to rebuild after losing so much from the 2011 disaster. We love our new location, its easy access with plenty of car parks for our clients. We have off street parking and also car parks at the rear of the building.
We specialise in hair extensions and hair loss in women and children. We do have different application techniques to suit all hair types from Caucasian hair to Afro American/ Caribbean hair. You name it we will have an application technique for your hair. We also offer a rigorous hair extension maintenance programme for all of our clients. This is imperative if you want your extensions to last longer and healthier. our main goal is for you to have healthy hair when your extensions have been removed.
So how do you know which ones are for you? There are permanent extensions and clip-in
extensions. There is a lot to think about when you are thinking about getting extensions
and it's not something that should be taken too lightly. The technique that we will choose or recommend is based on the type of hair you have. For example if you have very fine hair, we will recommend an application method that is light and seamless so that there is no stress on your hair.
Hair Safety is paramount at Beyonce Hair Extensions so clients who would like to
use our services should visit us for an initial consultation. During consultation , we will discuss your needs and then recommend an application method that we deem as best for your hair type. We offer a full service menu on all techniques
such as Fusion system, Micro ring, braid weave, micro weave, tape, hair
loss extensions, medical wigs, cosmetic wigs, clip in extensions, braiding and even cornrows. We also have a maintenance plan for all hair extension techniques.
Our team prides itself on being at the cutting
edge of the hair extension industry. Most of all hair extensions is a journey , that we will always take with you. Your needs come first, and we always thrive to meet them and exceed expectations.
Hair Extension Systems
We can do all application systems and this is our list and how our customers rate
Fusion Hair System (Protein based extensions) ***** Five Stars
Also known as protein based extensions. They use a keratin bond which acts as a
protein to protect your hair where it is being bonded. They are fused into your
hair strand by strand. This method takes up to 2 hours and can last from three to
six months with regular maintenance. Normally we recommend that you come back every
6 weeks for maintenance. As your own hair grows, hair extensions tend to move down
as well, so they need to be pushed up every other few weeks. This is our most popular
method and I personally advocate for this method as I believe the keratin in the
bond do protect the hair to some extent. Do not confuse this method with glue extensions,
this method only use protein bonds.
Weaving Hair System (Sewn In Weaves)***** Five Stars
Weaving is an ancient technique used to add volume and length without the use of
any resin. This extension can be unnoticeable as the hair weave are sewn onto the
natural hair, which has been braided underneath first and cannot be seen. Weaving
is one of the best natural techniques used for extensions, it protects the natural
hair and allows the hair to grow, giving the hair a complete break from chemicals.
This method uses hair that comes on a long weft and is attached in rows. It is a
good method in that it injects a full body of hair within minutes. Lasts from three
to six months with regular maintenance, the hair is re-usable. Normally we recommend
that you come back every 6 weeks for maintenance. As your own hair grows, hair extensions
tend to move down as well, so they need to be pushed up every other few weeks. This
is the preferred method of most celebrities like kim and Chloe Kardashain,Beyonce,
Rhianna, Jeniffer Aniston etc. Not every type of hair everyone will suit the weaves , but discuss this with your hair extensionist.
Tape Hair Extensions (Skin Wefts) ****
These are the ultimate hair accessory for achieving the most natural looking and
undetectable hair extensions, they are weightless and seamless. Very Ideal for fine
hair and all other types of hair textures. The application time is between 30-60
minutes. Normally we recommend that you come back every 6 weeks for maintenance.
As your own hair grows, hair extensions tend to move down as well, so they need
to be pushed up every other few weeks. The only down side of this method is that,
it can be high maintenance. The tapes can easily slide out, they need extreme
care. The removal of tapes can be a bit messy depending on the type of tape use. We recommend the water resistant tape for this method.
Micro Ring System (Micro Link) ***
This method is also done strand by strand and it uses micro rings to attach hair
extensions to your hair. Takes up to 2-3 hours to apply and extensions can last
from three to six months with regular maintenance. This method can be high maintenance
as the rings needs to be continually pushed up and tightened , the other down side
is that your own hair is pulled through the metal ring, and a clap is used to flatten
the ring, my concern is that your own hair can shed off over time. The silicon lined
rings are recommended for this method as they can act as a cushion between your
hair and the ring.
Hair Loss Extension System
Women can experience hair loss for many different reasons. It is not uncommon but it can be upsetting! This is a very dramatic place for those who’ve experienced hair loss first hand. It can be extremely difficult to handle the emotional toll this experience can take on someone.
For clients who are experiencing partial hair loss, we use a hair intergration method where we intergarte hair extensions and your own hair. This techniques uses a hair piece with a false scalp, we attach this using a braid weave or micro weave. It is a unique technique and its been life changing to our clients, thats why we have clients coming as far as Gore and Australia to have this done. Melissa Pireni-Ndebele was trained in this unique application technique in Chicago in 2008, and has helped so many people with alopacia.
For clients experiencing total loss due to alopacia or from chemotherapy treatments, we also have medical wigs. They all come in different shapes and sizes and most of our wigs come in human hair. Why we choose human is for the simple reason that it will respond like your own hair and looks more natural as compared to synthetic hair. Our wigs come as full lace wigs, lace front wigs,monofilament wigs, and full cap wigs. All of these wigs are breathable, and have light bases. We can also custom order the wigs as per customer specifications.
We are a Ministry of Health Approved hair loss salon and most of our customers experiencing hair loss are eligible for a government wig susbsidy to pay for their hair. We also work in conjunction with Cancer Society in Christchurch. Visit this link for more information on the subsidy. http://www.health.govt.nz/new-zealand-health-system/claims-provider-payments-and-entitlements/wigs-and-hairpieces-subsidy
Clip In Extensions - INSTANT LONG HAIR (change your look for less)*****
We have a wide and beautiful range of clip in hair extensions produced in a variety
of natural colours that should blend perfectly with your hair. Clip in hair extensions
are temporary, interchangeable hair extensions that you can "clip on" to your natural
hair. The advantages of using clip in extensions as opposed to professionally applied
hair extensions are that you can play around with different colours and looks without
the need for professional application. They are popular with balls, weddings and
all special events. Easiest and convenient way to get long, luscious locks in minutes.
Care and Maintenance of Hair Extensions
The most important aspect of any hair enhancement service is proper maintenance.
Although some stylists may state that certain extension methods can last up to 6
months without maintenance, or other methods may be able to "just grow out" this
is NOT TRUE. This is the main reason hair extension services have a bad reputation,
and the way hair is damaged by these types of services. When hair extensions are
properly maintained, both at home and in the salon by your extension professional,
a healthy head will suffer no damage upon proper removal of your extensions. Because
many stylists make a large profit from initial applications, and because maintenance
of the service is usually more time consuming and less profitable for a stylist,
many establishments do not offer maintenance. Instead they will wait until a full
head needs to be redone and the client will pay the entire application cost again,
often every 3 to 6 months. At this point some damage has usually occurred to the
natural hair. Be aware of any establishment that does not offer you a regular maintenance
schedule or tells you an enhancement method does not require in salon maintenance.
Because of the natural growth of hair, no extensions should be worn past 3 months
without maintenance. There are non-arguable reasons for this.
What to expect when extensions are in
- It is the quickest way to get long hair. Growing out your hair at the rate of 1/2-in. per month would take several years of patience.
- Get a beautiful flowing hair style for a special event such as weddings, proms, dances, etc.
- Transform hair thinning and alopecia issues instantly. We have developed methods specifically for hair thinning and alopecia patients, see our hair loss page.
You may get headaches or neck strain. The extra weight of the human hair extensions initially may cause you to have headaches. If your stylist is using any sort of braiding for the sewn-in extensions, fusion or micro rings, there also could be extra tension to the scalp, however this settles within a 3-7 day period.
- Certain hair extension methods may impose limitations on styling your hair. If the bonds are applied too close to the hair line, they may be very visible when pulling your hair back in a pony tail, also, because of the way some extensions are designed, your hair will look great when it is lying flat. Talk to anyone who has long hair and ask them how they take care of it! You will need to condition it on a regular basis and maybe use more hair care products than you normally would. Also, consider that it will take longer to dry, longer to style and longer to brush or comb out tangles. Long hair requires extra work. Be prepared to maintain the hair. Everyone responds differently to extensions, if your hair is extremely fragile or damaged, it may not be able to support the extra weight of the hair extensions unfortunately it is practically impossible to know how your hair will respond before the application of extensions.
- Using the recommended hair products is very important. Each method of attachment, whether it is bonding glue, wax or keratin based products, can be compromised by hair products that break down the bonds. DO NOT USE SHAMPOOS THAT CONTAIN ANY CITRIC ACID or LAURYL SULPHATE.