Handtied Extensions actually describes a type of hair extension, it is not a method.
I specialize in sew in extensions. This consists of a silicone lined beaded track of the clients own hair. Extension hair is then set in place to be sewn into that track.

2 types of hair  wefts (strip of hair that can be layered until desired thickness is achieved)

  • Handtied – thinner seam, most natural and flexible. Easier to blend / color.
  • Machine Weft – Much thicker seam, more hair, more stiff.
Within the handtied world, there are terms like “single donor” (collected from one donor) and “Remy human hair” (protective cuticle layer in all hairs is laying in same direction to prevent tangling).
There is also “single drawn” (tapers at the ends-thinner) and “double drawn” (same from seam to end-thicker)
Most all extension hair is collected from Europe and Asia and therefore is very dark. This also means the lighter the hair, the more processed or damaged the hair is and won’t hold up as long.

I only use the best, ethically sourced hair available from the best distributors.

I personally have had to apply to use most of these brands.  Kitsune and The Reserve are only available to IBE artists right now. Covet and Mane also require you to full out an application, review of application,  and acceptance before you can use their hair. This ensures they only sell to the best, most reliable artists and that they have hair as readily available as possible to the artists they supply.

WHY IBE Method?

The ONLY method of it’s kind that insures maximum comfort, flexibility, and health of the hair and scalp. THIS IS NO ONE DAY/WEEKEND “MASTER CERTIFICATION”. I had to apply, interview, and be accepted into this program!  It is a lengthy, meticulous method that requires you to submit multiple photos, videos of your work over several WEEKS with my appointed mentor. If it’s not just right, I had to do it again.
After graduation, I immediately applied for the Masters Program through IBE and was accepted. I have now taken 2 classes in technique and color, with more to come.

How much hair/how many rows will I need?

For thickness OR minimal length, usually just one row with up to 6 wefts. With one row, up to 3 inches of length could be added. This is great for those bad haircuts that may have gotten a little short or have just thinned around the face, etc.
For length and thickness, usually 2 or 3 rows are needed. THE THICKER YOUR NATURAL HAIR, THE MORE HAIR/ROWS YOU WILL NEED.

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Color Specialist + Luxury Hair Extensions