If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know I recently did something BIG to my hair – I got Hand Tied Extensions. A little back story – I have had short hair since my senior year of college. Two days before Russell and I’s first vacation together, I went and chopped it off. I have pretty fine hair and the longer it gets the thinner it looks so I was constantly putting my hair up.
One day, I saw a photo of Olivia Culpo (obsessed btw) and decided “I going to do it”. Almost four years later, and I have continued keeping it short, but I was getting bored.
So when my sorority sister and Flaunt Salon owner, Faith, reached out about extensions I jumped on the opportunity. About a week later, I met with Mel (Melinda Rother) who is not only sweet and gorgeous but also a master when it comes to all things extensions.
I honestly love them! The Bellami Hair is so natural looking which was my main concern and I can’t get over how great I feel with them in. I totally recommend them even if you just want fullness and not length.
I have been getting tons of questions about these extensions and Flaunt Salon ( A local Norman Blowdry Bar& Salon) so I decided to round them all up in a blog post you can look back at later!
Question 1: What type of extension did you get and what method?
I got Hand Tied Extension with Bellami Hair.
Question 2: How long are your extensions?
Although I was skeptical at first that I wanted anything longer than about 16″ Mel and I decided to go with 20″ Extension. We did trim them a bit but now I am super happy with the length.
Question 3: Where your Extensions that Color when you got them?
No, but pretty close. Mel was amazing and created the perfect color! They blend so well with my hair and it truly made all the difference.
Question 4: How Expensive were your extensions?
Of course, extensions range in price based on your hair, the length of extensions, brand of extensions and the method you choose, and the place you go. If you are interested I highly suggest reaching out to Flaunt and they will be able to give you a consultation that includes a better example of pricing.
Question 5: How long do they last?
If you take care of them, they can usually last a year. Of course, you have to get them moved up every 6-8 weeks depending on your hair growth.
Question 6: Are they hard to maintain?
I am honestly the worst at hair maintenance, that’s why it was short for so long. So believe me when I say it is way easier than I thought it would be. I am only having to wash them about once a week. I am using good products that I bought from the salon because I want them to last as long as possible.
Mel recommended I sleep with my hair in a low pony and brush it at least 3 times a day. I find that this really helps to make sure they are not getting tangled and still look beautiful all day long.
Question 7: Does Flaunt do other types of extensions and services?
Yes! They are a full-service salon that specializes in multiple methods of extensions, color, and cuts. They also have a blow dry bar, makeup bar, Airbrush tanning by my super talented friend Regan, and can do hair and makeup for events, weddings, etc.
Question 8: Who do you recommend for extensions in Oklahoma City?
I 100% recommend Flaunt Salon and Mel. Y’all this salon is beautiful and glamorous and makes you feel so special. The atmosphere is amazing, everyone who works there are so sweet, and they have such great prices in my opinion.
As far as Mel goes – I love her so much and feel so lucky that she was the one to do my extensions. She has been so patient with me asking her questions literally EVERY day. She keeps thinking of ways to make me love it more and we are planning a few fun things during my next move up.
If you want to see how these extensions are done – be sure to check out my Instagram TV video! Thanks for asking questions and for reading! If I missed anything please let me know.