Maybe it’s a sign that I’ve been in Los Angeles too long (high quality extensions are the dirty little secret to all those luxuriously thick heads of hair I see on the streets here), but I’ve been playing around with clip-in extension pieces recently (check out the lilac HairUWear POP put on piece mermaid braid I got at Nine Zero One salon’s new extension bar—above), but I never knew how to care for the falsies. Do I have to shampoo them? Mask them? Trim them? That’s why The Private Room salon’s Locks Lab Extension Service Menu is just genius. Whether you want to play around and have a pro help you choose your clip-ins (a service they call “The First Date”), custom-color and trim them (“The Commitment”), or you want to get permanent extensions (“I Do”), you can get it all done at this boutique Beverly Hills salon that’s one of my absolute faves. On a recent visit for a color and cut with owner Tina Dizon (best voluminous blow out in L.A.—this Southern girl knows how to make hair stay full!), I decided my clip-ins needed some serious “Therapy.”
For $40, Tina shampooed, conditioned, shine treated, blow-dried and styled my clip-ins so they didn’t look so mangey anymore. I especially loved how she packaged them into this chic plastic pouch for safekeeping after the service.
I know it seems a little indulgent to spend this much to treat my extensions, but I’ve had these babies for years and never washed them (I know, ewwww!—but full disclosure, I’ve only worn these a handful of times for special occasions and TV appearances). And real human hair extensions (like these) are pretty pricey, so it’s a good idea to invest in their maintenance so you don’t need to shell out for a new set.
p.s. If you’re wondering, that nail polish shade I’m wearing is Victoria’s Secret in Perfect. Doesn’t it match that lilac POP clip-in…perfectly? Here’s another pic (with my cat Mimi making a cameo in the corner):
p.p.s. Here are some more of the fun POP shades at Nine Zero Salon’s extension bar (they also have natural hair colors too).