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How Much Do Hair Extensions Cost? - The Ultimate Guide
How Much Do Hair Extensions Cost
Well done! You've finally taken the leap; years of volume starved locks have taken their toll. It’s time to buy some hair extensions! But where do you start? Buying good quality hair extensions for volume or length can be a lengthy (pun intended) process. Not only do you have to consider the many variations: Clip Ins, Tape, Fusion, Pre-Bonded, Micro-ring… Once you’ve navigated this minefield you’ve got to figure out where to buy them and/or have them applied by a hair extension specialist.
Not to worry girls! We’ve complied a handy guide for the most pressing questions in the hair extensions community: ‘how much are hair extensions?’ and ‘where can you buy cheap hair extensions?’
- How Much Do Clip In Hair Extensions Cost?
- How Much Are Clip in Hair Extensions at a Salon?
- Where Can I Buy Cheap Clip In Hair Extensions?
- How Much Do Tape in Extensions Cost?
- How Much to Install Tape in Hair Extensions?
- How Much Are Fusion Hair Extensions?
- How Much Do Micro Extensions Cost?
- How Much is a Sew In Weave
- Hair Extensions: UK or USA
Let’s start with the quick and easy: clip in hair extensions are for day to day use. The most temporary option, these are intended to be applied and removed each day. In terms of price, overall, clip in hair extensions are usually the cheapest option. Because you can apply the extensions yourself in a matter of minutes, there’s no need for expensive salon costs or upkeep. Clip in extensions can last up to 12 months if cared for properly.
When searching for cheap hair extensions clip in, we always recommend opting for 100% Remy Human Hair. Synthetic hair extensions are generally stiff and look much more artificial than real human hair extensions. If you’ve decided clip in hair extensions are for you, you can cut the price tag depending on the look you’re going for. If you’re just looking to add a boost of volume, one piece clip in human hair extensions may be more suitable. Products like our Quad Weft give you a substantial boost in volume and length with just one section of hair (80g). Other one-piece clip in hair extensions (or hair pieces) include clip in ponytail and clip in fringes. Ideal for cost-cutting depending on the desired look.
If you’re set on full head clip in hair extensions (we don’t blame you), prices vary depending on the quality and amount of human hair, the length and clip type. We suggest opting for Remy human hair extensions, considered the gold standard of human hair extensions. For 180g of 18” long good quality Remy human hair, expect to pay between £109-£256 in the UK.
The beauty of clip in hair extensions is that you can bypass salon costs by applying clip in hair extensions yourself. If you are keen for hair extension fitting by a hair extension specialist, the cheapest option would be to buy cheap clip in hair extensions yourself and pay a base salon fee to have them fitted. As they only take a few minutes to apply, this should be a minimal cost. We would only suggest specialist fitting for events and special occasions if you’re new to clip in hair extensions. Otherwise, go DIY!
To guarantee a long and happy life with your Hair Extensions they will need to be cared for properly with the correct products and tools. We have created the Ultimate Care Guide to help you look after your precious hair extensions and included lots of fantastic tips for your own hair too.
The cheapest clip in hair extensions in the UK (100% Remy Human Hair) are just a few clicks away. Price comparisons with other competitors have revealed that Cliphair is the most cost-effective retailer for high quality Remy Human Hair extensions. We don’t mean to blow our own trumpet, but just look at the prices! If you don’t believe us, have a look yourself… See you in a sec!
The next type of hair extensions on our agenda are tape in human hair extensions. Tape in extensions are semi-permanent and will require a hair extension specialist to fit them. But don’t panic! You can still cut the cost with some sneaky tips. The best way to source cheap tape in hair extensions is directly via the retailer. Most salons offer hair extension fitting plus the price of the hair extensions themselves. Save yourself the money! By ordering cheap tape in hair extensions yourself you can get them fitted for a fraction of the price, result!
For about 20” of Remy human hair tape-in hair extensions expect to pay upwards of £95. Psst… For double the weight and half the price than most online retailers go to Cliphair.
We always recommend getting tape hair extensions fitted by a hair extension specialist. Fitting can take 30 minutes to 1.5 hours, with refit appointments every 6-8 weeks. For just the fitting, expect to pay around £50 per pack. For salon packages, including the hair itself, expect to pay upwards of £200. Salons in cities will charge considerably more so do your research before committing.
Fusion hair extensions are another semi-permanent method. Hot fusion methods apply pre bonded U-tip hair extensions by using keratin glue to bond the extensions to the hair. Cold fusion methods use pre bonded I-tip hair extensions which are applied via micro-rings to the hair. Again, costs can be reduced by buying the fusion bond hair extensions yourself and paying for a hair extension specialist to fit them in a salon. U-tip extensions are on the market in the UK starting from around £54 for 50g of 18” Remy Human Hair. I-Tips are slightly cheaper for the same length and weight.
Keratin bonded hair extensions at a salon usually cost upwards of £200 per 50g of hair fitted (including the hair itself). Fitting alone costs upwards of £70. As I-tip hair extensions are applied via micro-rings, expect to pay similar prices as keratin bonded hair extensions (for fitting alone and complete packages).
Micro ring hair extensions and nano ring hair extensions are attached to the hair via rings in the hair. Because they are free from glue or harsh chemicals, when fitted by a qualified hair extension specialist they are virtually damage free. As above, cut costs by sourcing the Remy human hair extensions online. Micro-ring extensions start from around £61 per 50g for 18” length. Nano-rings are about 90% smaller in size, and therefore extremely undetectable. Expect to pay slightly more for nano-rings starting at around £70 for the same amount/length.
Micro-ring attachment at a salon will start at around £200 per 50g of hair fitted (this includes the hair). Fitting alone costs upwards of £70. These prices are similar for nano-ring attachment.
Weave hair is applied by braiding the hair first, then sewing the weave into the braid. If buying the weave alone, expect to pay around £92 and up for 18” of 110g of hair. Weave fitting costs upwards of £200, hair included. Fitting alone costs around £30 per row. Again, this varies widely depending on your location in the UK
You may notice on your search for hair extensions that the US market has a far wider range of colours, types, and application methods. While you may be tempted to source extensions overseas, the USA is actually far more expensive for hair extensions than the UK. If you’re looking for an easy, cost-effective method, stick local! With a little research you’ll easily find the perfect hair extension for you and your hair, without the extra cost.
Now you know how much hair extensions cost, why not do some price comparison research of your own!
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