hair extensions cost

A lot of ladies have asked us lately how much could different types of hair extensions cost. 

Many women seek a general transformation for each event, and changing their hairstyle is one of the many little tricks they use to change their looks. Usually, they will look to have a longer hair at sophisticated night events but some may even try this change for their partner or when they try to impress someone.

A lot of women will get hair extensions because they simply love the length and volume they’ll instantly get for their hair. For men, there’s always Bosley surgery, to cover all their bold spots and give a healthier look to their hair.  You don`t have to be a celebrity to afford hair extensions. Nowadays many women get one of the many types and styles of hair extensions available on the market.


Depending on your financial capability, you can opt for different types of hair extensions, different salons, or added services and facilities, to get exactly the hairstyle you want and can afford. If you’re looking for something cheaper, usually a neighborhood self-operated salon should be a lot cheaper than any of the height street, well-known salons. That doesn’t mean you won’t find an affordable place to get hair extensions, while visiting some of the top names in the industry, where you could even get a full package with beauty treatment services, at a great discount.

A cheap package is the clip-in type of hair extension, that has an elaborate package of under $300 and a kid priced at around $20 for the high-quality kits. If you want to cut down the costs, you could just buy the kit and clip them yourself, because the process is really simple and it usually doesn`t require you to go to a salon. If you get your own kit and clip the hair extensions yourself, you can reuse them as many times as you want, to give your hair some volume and length whenever you want to.

If you want hair extensions that can’t be seen, there’s always the option of getting hot fusion or bonding hair extensions, that will cost at least $300, but will require you to go to a professional salon, where they’ll use hot glue to fuse or bond those hair extensions to your natural hair. If you take care of your hair properly, these professional hair extensions could last as long as 4 months.

If you want to protect your hair from hot fusion and you have a bigger budget, you could always opt for cold fusion, a new and way more expensive technique, that will be more gentle to your hair but could cost as much as $1,500 to $4,000 at a professional salon. This process can last as long as 6 months and will use the properties of the keratin-based polymer to attach the extension to your hair root.

Expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $1,200 if you like a braiding of the hair extensions and natural hair partially or completely, also known as a weave.

hair extensions before and after

Cost factors

Hair extensions are very popular because they give length and volume to your hair, things that could take months or more to be created naturally. In the end, the final cost will depend on the style preferred, the amount of hair required, the length, and the technique used to add the extensions. Usually, bigger salons will charge more, but you will get services accordingly.

If you don’t have time to go to a salon, you can book a mobile hairstylist, that will come to your house and offer you their services there, but remember that these people will charge more, to pay for their travel expenses.

Always ask about the price, BEFORE booking a date, because some salons are really expensive. If you don`t have a lot of money, get yourself a hair extension kit from a specialized shop or even from the internet and clip them yourself or with the help of a friend, at home.

So how about our average Jane? Would she afford hair extensions? And would it be a good choice to get them?

Hair extensions are great for any girl that needs a confidence boost, has a big event coming, or is trying to look better for someone. You don`t need a lot of money to get extensions and they will make you feel a lot better about yourself. We encourage any woman that wants longer hair to get hair extensions and if money is an issue, just get a $20 kit and start playing with it.

For those of you that think they will have problems with clipping extensions to their hair, here’s a tutorial video:

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