Truth, Lies and Video Tape on Hair Extensions

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SAN FRANCISCO - March 25, 2013 - PRLog -- Unfortunately, there are salons that demand a lot of money for hair extension services that are less than professional, and their quality of work gives extensions a bad reputation. As a result, the myths abound: extensions damage your hair, they take too long to style, and they are high maintenance. These myths could ring true if your extensionist is an amateur posing, and pricing, as a professional.

Deb Monti of MilVali Salon in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California, is arguably the best extensionist in the Bay Area, perhaps the United States.  MilVali Salon has been the A-list rated top salon for extensions in the Bay Area for five years running.  Monti applies each extension at strongest and least damaged part of the hair, the root, using the micro-link method, which does not require heat or glue.  “I want to give my clients the hair they wish they were born with,” says Monti, “Extensions can be affordable and helpful to people, and done correctly they will not damage your hair.”

Recently, a client with a red and irritated scalp from an extensions application sought help from Monti at MilVali in San Francisco (see the picture labeled “Amateur Application”).  The client had paid a salon owner, posing as a professional extensionist, $1,000 for the application.  Unfortunately, the extensions were put in wrong, the sections inaccurate, too tight, and the amount of hair in each was not enough to hold the weight of the extension. If left in, they would have caused excessive hair damage, breakage and possibly traction alopecia.

What else is wrong with this picture? (Please visit our webpage for the picture: The tips of the extensions should not stick out of the link and poke the client in the scalp, causing pain and discomfort.   The color and the size of the links are not right either. They should match the root color, so they are undetectable, and they should be much smaller. The weight distribution between the client’s hair and the extension should be equal.  And, to make matters worse, the extensions were placed too high on the head, which meant they are visible at all times, not something you want people to see!

Lastly, which you cannot see in the picture, was the haircut. The ends of the extensions were cut so bluntly, the style looked unnatural and choppy.

The picture on the right was taken after Monti removed and replaced the extensions. (Please visit our webpage for the picture: As you can see, the sections are precise, and links are smaller and less detectable because the color matches her roots. There is only one extension per link, the weight distribution is balanced, and breakage is prevented. They lie flat, not pulling or causing pain, nor too tight which can cause irritation to the scalp. Monti placed them lower on the head so now they are invisible. And finally, she got a beautifully blended haircut.

The big question: how much do extensions cost?  Milvali charges between $6.00 and $8.50 per extension, depending on the length of the hair.  The MilVali service would have cost this particular client $650 versus the $1000 she paid elsewhere.  And, MilVali extensions are re-usable for up to one year. Monti and her team offer free consultations to anyone who currently has extensions or is thinking about wearing them.

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