martha duverny hair extensions houston

Your Guide to Hair Extensions
at Hair Xpressions Salon in Houston

After 20+ years of experience with applying - and personally wearing - hair extensions, I only work with the best of the best. There is no one-size-fits-all, which is why I work with several brands, including my own line, Divine Extensions so that I can match your hair type and texture. Here are the different installation methods we offer. I hope you find this guide informative. Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Keratin Bond Hair Extensions

Also called fusions, this method is good fit for medium to thicker hair. Tiny sections of hair are finished with a bond made of keratin, which attaches to your natural hair using a special tool. Most keratin bond extensions brands use a thermal tool and low heat to soften and affix the bond. My Divine Extensions use cold fusion method. Either way, this method, because of the tiny strands, allows me to add volume and length exactly where you need it. This is one of the most customizable hair extensions methods available.

Benefits of Keratin Bond Extensions

  • Highly customizable
  • Discreet bonds
  • Minimal in-salon maintenance

Brands We Use:

There are a number of different brands I use in order find you the best match for your hair texture. All are made with premium human hair. Working with all of these brands, I have a huge range of pre-colored shades and lengths up to 36 inches!

  • Divine Extensions

  • Great Lengths Extensions

  • HairDreams

  • Bellami Hair Extensions

  • DreamCatchers

  • Babe Hair Extensions

How long they last:

With proper care, these extensions can be worn for 4 to 6 months with just one maintenance visit. At the halfway point, I will inspect all your attachments and remove any shed hairs that are trapped in the bonds. On the next visit, we will remove them. Once removed, this type of extension cannot be reapplied.


Hair comes pre-colored in a selection of natural shades, rooted an balayage shades, and fashion colors. Colors can be mixed and matched to create dimension, highlights and lowlights.  The hair can also be custom colored.

Hand Tied Weft Extensions

Hand tied weft extensions are very popular. The reference to "hand tied" can mean different things so let's elaborate.  First, the wefts themselves can be either hand-finished or machine finished, depending on the desired density. Then, the attachment method, a beaded row method, involves hand sewing. Section by section, a row of beads is attached to the natural hair. Once a new beaded row is in place, wefts are fastened onto each bead using a needle and nylon thread.

Hand tied wefts are not bulky. When you see the beads, you'll be amazed at how tiny they are. They can be positioned close the scalp, which gives them a real natural look. There are no limits on styling. Hair can be pulled back and worn up in a pony tail or a bun, even parted and braided.

Hand tied hair extensions are extremely gentle and can be applied on most hair types ranging from fine to thick hair. They are low maintenance and great for the active woman. Because they attach without adhesive or keratin, these bonds stand up better to frequent shampoos, swimming and working out.

Benefits of Hand Tied Wefts

  • Extended length without weight
  • Fullness without bulk
  • Very customizable

Brands We Use:

We use multiple top quality brands so that we make the best match for your hair texture.

  • Divine Extensions
  • Bellami
  • DreamCatchers
  • Babe Extensions

How long they last:

You can typically get 6 months of wear out of any of these extensions. Weft extensions need to be removed and resewn into place every 6 weeks or so.


Hair comes pre-colored in a selection of natural shades, rooted an balayage shades, and fashion colors. Colors can be mixed and matched to create dimension, highlights and lowlights. The hair can also be custom colored.

Micro Bead Extensions (Mermaid Hair Extensions)

Also referred to as iTips or micro link extensions, these extensions are more durable and ideal for those with thicker hair, textured hair, and those an active lifestyle. This strand-by-strand method attaches to the natural hair with a tiny bead and a small crimping tool. Micro bead extensions may not be as popular as tape ins, but they have earned their place in my collection. They look very natural, they are comfortable and require less daily detangling than other methods. Microbeads are very durable and clients comment that that they wash very well.

Benefits of Micro Bead Extensions

  • Apply without heat or adhesive
  • Durable bonds hold up to showering, swimming and sweat
  • Less brushing and detangling needed
  • Easily wear your hair up

Brands We Use:

When it comes to micro bead extensions, we choose among multiple top quality brands so that we make the best match for your hair texture. Those brands include:

  • Divine Extensions
  • Bellami
  • DreamCatchers
  • Babe Extensions

For those clients looking for mermaid hair- outrageously long and plush hair - we will often use our Divine Extensions. We can't help but refer to these as "mermaid extensions" because they are designed to create that long, flowing, and extra full head of hair that Houston women love. I find that micro bead extensions are the ideal method for achieving that look.

  • We have lengths up to 36 inches
  • Extra dense wefts
  • Hair available in straight to wavy

The hair for all of these brands is 100% Remy human hair and come in a variety of pre-colored shades and lengths.

How long they last:

Your micro bead extensions will need to be maintained every 6-8 weeks at the salon. Wefts of hair will need to be re-tipped and beads need to be replaced every other maintenance visit. Hair can last between 3 to 5 months.


Hair comes pre-colored in a selection of natural shades, rooted an balayage shades, and fashion colors. Colors can be mixed and matched to create dimension, highlights and lowlights.  The hair can also be custom colored.

Tape In Hair Extensions

Tape in extensions have an express application, making them more affordable than extensions that require several hours in the chair. Tape ins are lightweight and, when of good quality and applied properly, are perfectly safe for the hair.  Hair comes pre-taped hair with tiny strips of  hypoallergenic, water- tight adhesive. Wefts are attached by sandwiching your hair in between two wefts of hair. Applied near the scalp, these tiny strips lie flat against the head for a natural look. Tape ins are always a great volume enhancement for fine or thin hair, and safe for hair that is brittle or damaged.

Benefits of Tape In Extensions

  • Lightweight, no bulk
  • Minimal application time - about 1 hour for a full head.
  • Customizable with different band sizes and weft options

Brands We Use:

When it comes to tape ins, I am particular about the hair and the adhesive. And I like lots of options to give me flexibility when building your style. That's why I work with a few different brands. And for those that have hair with some curl and texture, I have created my own line of hair for tape in extensions called Divine Extensions. No matter which brand I use, you're going to have the perfect result.

  • Divine Extensions
  • Great Lengths GL Tapes
  • HairTalk and HotHeads
  • Bellami
  • DreamCatchers
  • Babe Extensions
  • EasiHair Pro

The hair for all of these brands is 100% Remy human hair and each come in a variety of pre-colored shades and lengths up to 24 inches. I make sure the adhesive is top notch so that your new hair is long-lasting yet easy to remove when it's time.

How long they last:

Each application lasts between 6 to 8 weeks before they need to be removed and positioned closer to the scalp. Hair can be reused, and with proper care, the original hair can be re-applied up to 3 times for a total of 5 to 6 months of wear.


Hair comes pre-colored in a selection of natural shades, rooted an balayage shades, and fashion colors. Colors can be mixed and matched to create dimension, highlights and lowlights.  The hair can also be custom colored, but I like to avoid any extreme lightening so it's best to start with a shade closest to your desired color then customize from there.

Clip In Hair Extensions

Clip-in extensions are popular because they give you extra hair whenever you want it. These easy in, easy out solutions make a great addition for a special occasion. They can also be worn every day for extra volume as long as you remove them before swimming, bathing and before going to bed. We'll order your piece for you in the perfect shade, install them for the first time so that we can trim the ends to blend into your own hair. We'll also show you how to apply and remove it.

Benefits of Clip In Extensions

  • Easy in, easy out without a trip to the salon
  • Temporary style, no commitment
  • Brides and Bridesmaids LOVE these

Brands We Use:

Even though are for temporary wear, quality is just as important. It's worth investing in quality so that the hair will last and look natural. We use HairUWear, a Great Lengths brand, for the best length and color options.

How long they last:

With proper care, your clip ins will last a long time. Keep them free of dust and tangles by storing them in a little garment bag and hang them up.


You'll want to purchase your hair in a shade as close to your natural color as possible. Yes, the color can be adjusted, but you want to limit the wear and tear on this type of piece so that it lasts as long as possible.

Start with a Free Consultation

If you'd like to have your hair assessed and color matched, or to get a quote for our service,  we encourage you to take advantage of our free consultation. This brief appointment gives us a chance to meet each other so that we can assess your hair type and color. We will talk about style ideas so that we can narrow down the type of hair and brand of extensions along with the necessary options to create the look. After this brief session, we will provide you with a quote.

Consultations are free of charge, can be done in person (recommended) or by Facetime, and can be conducted in a quiet corner of the salon or in completely private setting behind closed doors. Just let us know your preference.

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Hair Extensions Options at our Houston Salon

I have lots options for customizing your application for the most stunning, natural-looking results. Band size, density, hair texture, color effects...all these options will depend on the type of extension and the brand.

Hand Tied Wefts

Brand Hair Length Options Color
Divine Extensions 100% Remy human hair Single and Double-Drawn available Wefts can be trimmed without shedding Textures: layered, extra body wave, curly 14" to 24" lengths available Varied bead sizes and densities available. Natural, blended and rooted shades available.
DreamCatchers 100% Remy human hair Cuticle intact No silicone 20" 24" Available in straight and wavy textures Available in 50 shades including fashion colors.
Babe Extensions 100% Remy human hair Less bulk No shedding 18" 22"   Available in blended, natural, rooted and fashion shades.
Bellami 100% Remy human hair 16" 18" 20" 22" 24"    

New to hair extensions?
Here are the most common questions we get.

How much do hair extensions cost?

It's a great question and we prefer to be very transparent about the cost of our service.

There are two main factors: the cost of the hair and the time to install it. Knowing which method and brand we'll use is just part of the equation. Then we walk through the options, like length, color, band size, texture and density, all of which vary by method and brand, making the cost question impossible to answer without specifics. It sounds like a lot to process but a brief 15 minute consultation will allow us understand your needs and provide you with a quote.

We are a hair extensions salon in the West Houston area, offering keratin bonds, hand tied wefts, tape ins, clip ins, mermaid extensions, micro bead extensions, Great Lengths, GL Tapes, HairTalk and HotHeads, HairDreams, Bellami, DreamCatchers, Babe Extensions, EasiHair Pro, Divine Extensions by Martha and more!

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Reviews for our Hair Extensions Services

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I have been coming to Martha for over 10 years. She is a great hair stylist and very professional. I’ve received various services from extensions, hair treatments, and color. I highly recommend her!
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Lauren V
The best place for extensions!! My mom has been coming here for almost 10 years and then I started going recently and they never disappoint. Martha got me all fixed up before a conference and on such short notice. Such a beautiful establishment and even better stylists. 10/10
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First this place is very elegant! My wife went in for a consultation and made her appointment for her extensions right away. High quality luxurious hair! My wife is so happy! The price is great for the quality of hair! If your looking for high quality hair check them out!
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Joann M
Hands down the best hair extensionist in Houston. Martha gives you her full attention and does meticulous work. She also does Great Lengths, which is a bonus. Highly recommend!
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Lisa K
I have been going to Martha for my hair extensions for 3 years. She does a fantastic job and I love my hair extensions!!
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Sasha K
The owner Martha is an absolute angel and gave me the best hair extensions I have ever had in my life. And trust me when I say I have had them all. Martha takes her time to make sure you leave 100% happy and feeling truly beautiful. Her prices are very fair and her salon is lovely and zen. For anyone looking for hair extensions in Houston, I would stop looking now and book an appointment with Martha. There is no better.

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