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Mermaid Hair Extensions By Martha

The Mermaid micro bead technique also know as “I Tip” uses a non-slip micro bead to attach a tip extension to the existing hair. The tip looks much like the end of an ever-so-thin shoelace tip. The extensions are attached by using a micro bead and a loop tool.No heat, glue or chemicals! Beaded extensions are semi-permanent and last an average of 6 months depending upon quality of care.

What makes it so unique? Its that it is handmade by a mermaid. It’s twice as thick as any companies hair on the market and twice as special because you can customize it however you’d like. Think of it like ordering a pizza, you pick the toppings and we make it just for you (Or your client). In addition to creating it customizable this is how we’ve saved you time on installation as well. When Katie first started doing extensions, she would fill the client’s whole head with 200 thin single gram strands. That is when Katie started her search for thicker hair on the market but could not find anything and that is when she decided she would create her own. By combining the 200 thin strands together to make 100 thick strands. Now you get twice the hair in half the time!

Mermaid Hair Tips

1. After installation your head will be tender.
2. During the installation, it’s painless!
3. Your extensions won’t feel heavy due to the even distribution of the strands.
4. Your real hair suggested to be shoulder length or longer for the most natural look.
5. The shorter the hair the more stands / bags will need to be installed.
6. If your hair is too short there is a chance you’ll be turned away.
7. Bleaching and color does not affect the bead.
8. We don’t have to remove your hair extensions to get your hair colored.
9. Natural ombré can be achieved through installation of the hair.
10. Your extensions can be dyed darker, not lighter.
11. If you want to rush to get your hair there is a $350 expedited fee at time of booking. You will be able to get your hair installed within 7-10 days and I will install your extensions after hours.
12. The easiest way to wash your hair is with shampoo in the shower.
13. Apply a leave in conditioner so the hair stays soft.
14. Wash 2 times a week. I wash mine Monday so it’s nice for the week and Thursday so it’s nice for the weekend.
15. Use dry shampoo to keep it fresh in between washes.
16. Always air dry to keep hair nice.
17. The less you wash and dry, the better for the hair.
18. When you dry your hair, use a wet brush.
19. The “dry bush” is made for extensions – the bore brush carries the oil from the natural hair down.
20. Always use a heat protectant.
21. Yes, you can swim and go in the ocean!
22. Rinse hair after water activities, always.
23. Please braid your hair if you’re going to bed with wet hair.
24. Don’t sleep with wet hair in bun.
25. Sleep with low and loose bun or braid with dry hair. Nothing high and tight!
26. Perfect placement of the extensions creates the perfect pony!
27. Sunnies can be warn with your hair. I place the hair above the ear but not in the way of your sunnies!
28. Come to consult with hair colored to your liking.
29. Custom coloring (purple) will require you to dye extensions and bring them back at time of installation.
30. Preferred shampoo: no clarifying shampoo. Blondes can use purple shampoo. Do not leave on too long or your hair can turn purple.
31. Extensions will hold curl longer than normal hair.
32. Curly hair: yes you can have extensions!
33. We only carry 24″ but it can be cut to your preferred length.
34. Your mermaid hair dries naturally with beach wave.
35. Filler bags available for freshening up during your maintenance.
36. For filler bags: 1 bag is $450 and 2 bags are $650. This includes installation, maintenance, cut, & style.

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How often do I need to maintain my hair extensions?

Typically, every 6 to 8 weeks is the average for a maintenance shedule.


Will my new hair feel heavy?

At first you will definitely notice the extra volume and length. You will very quickly get used to your extensions. The extensions are so closely matched in look and weight to your real hair that, within hours, they start feeling entirely like your own.


How do I look after my extensions?

Great Lengths extensions should be brushed at least once a day to keep hair smooth and tangle free. Tie your hair up loosely at night. You can wash, dry and style it just as you would your own hair. You can do just about anything you would do to your own hair to Great Lengths hair. But like your own hair, it will respond to some TLC. A full at home haircare sheet will be provided at completion of service.


Do I need to buy expensive special shampoos and conditioners?

You can use exactly the same products of your choice on your extensions as you normally use.


Can I use a hairdryer, hot rollers, hair strengtheners, tongs and other styling equipment?

Yes, you can use all of the above.


How much will it cost?

The cost depends on the length and type of your hair. Please contact us for a consultation at (713) 550-9266.


There are many less expensive extensions on the market, why is Great Lengths better?

Great Lengths USA has the most rigid requirements for certification in the industry. Great Lengths manatory certification course is on average 3 times longer than any other extension brand in the professional market. Further, there are only a handful of extension brands that even require education as most companies position their training as an option, but not necessary. In other cases, there are companies whose training consists of nothing more than a 20 minute how-to video or online “certification”, where the trainee has no hands-on learning experience or the eyes of a seasoned hair extension educator to evaluate their work and correct where necessary.

The key to a successful, damage free application lies in the details of the application. There is no “cookie cutter”, “one size fits all” application technique, as each client has different hair conditions and desired results that must be considered.


What if I don’t want longer hair?

Great Lengths extensions can be used as accent color, to add natural volume and density or for a variety of special effects.


How safe is it for my own hair to use hair extensions?

If done properly and professionally very safe.


How long will my extensions last?

Each individual is different. They will last between 3 and a half months to 5 months depending on your own hair density and condition of your natural hair.


Can I swim, run, execise?

Yes, you can do all of these activities.


Where does the hair come from?

The hair comes from India. There is no added synthetics added to the hair, therefore it is completely natural. Unlike other types of hair extensions that become tangled and difficult to manage, this does not happen to the hair I use which is of the highest quality. I will gladly email you an origin of hair sheet upon request