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Aspire Salon Studios
11553 Foothill Blvd unit 101 Suite 5,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
909-969-1833
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Human Hair vs. Synthetic Hair Extensions

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Once you’ve decided that you want to invest in extensions and that you would rather try our method of using Mane Tubes instead of damaging your natural hair with glue, sewn-ins or the fusion method, there’s only one thing left to decide: human hair or synthetic? A lot of people seem to be on the fence about this because though they believe that human hair would be better quality, the price of synthetic hair is also very appealingthree

That being said, we thought it would be a good idea to educate our readers even further about each alternative so that you are not making your decision purely based on price.

Appearance – The word “synthetic” literally means “fake” or “artificial,” meaning that the coloring used to make these particular extensions is never going to be an exact match to your own natural hair color.  Human hair on the other hand is, as the name suggests, actual human hair. It is absolutely possible that you could find human hair extensions to match your own shade and texture exactly, making it nearly impossible for anyone to tell which strands are real and which are fake.

Longevity – If you’re going to spend the time and money having hair extensions installed, you are obviously going to want to make sure that you pick ones that are going to give you your money’s worth and last for a long time. If you care for and treat your real human hair extensions well, it’s possible that they may last in good quality for up to a year. Unfortunately, synthetic hair doesn’t hold up the same, often frizzing and fraying after each wash. Because of this, you will be lucky to get three months out of your extensions.

Styling – Because human hair is natural, it will react the same way that your own head of hair would to heat. This means that you can continue with your routine use of curling irons, straighteners and blow dryers without worrying that your strands will burn or be ruined from the heat. The same cannot be said for synthetic hair, which is uber sensitive to high temperatures. Use a curling iron on synthetic extensions and you will be left with a melted mess.

So while you may be paying a higher price for your human hair extensions, you can clearly tell that the quality will more than pay for itself over time. Have any additional questions? Feel free to contact us here at Mane of Your Dreams!

Can You Style Your Hair Extensions Like Your Natural Hair?

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Once you’ve made the big decision not to live with damaged, thinning hair anymore, you may have a lot of big expectations. Not only do you want your locks to be luscious and attention-grabbing in all the right ways, but you want your extensions to look, feel and act like real human hair; you want it to be as though you’re not even wearing extensions.

Here at Mane of Your Dreams, we not only understand this, but we know you deserve this. That’s why we get it when our clients have questions about styling. One of the main questions we get from the ladies that step through our salon doors is, “Can I straighten, curl, cut or color my extensions?” Not only are they wary of whether or not their extensions will take to different styling treatments, but they are concerned that the use of chemicals and heated tools will damage the new locks.

The truth of the matter however, is that these worries are insignificant. Extensions used at the Mane of Your Dreams salon are 100 percent human hair, meaning that you can treat it just as you would your own natural head of hair. Of course, if you’re hoping to reuse your extensions for an extensive period of time, we would recommend that you be a bit gentler but for the most part, you’re free to go about your day-to-day life styling your new gorgeous locks however you please.

For additional information on styling, or for a few simple ideas on how to make the most of your hair extensions, contact Mane of Your Dreams today and take the first step towards a new life with long, gorgeous, voluminous hair!

Mane of Your Dreams for Valentine’s Day

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Don’t have a Valentine this year? No worries! That just means that you have more time to devote to pampering yourself and doing things that make you feel good. Instead of constantly thinking about gifts for a significant other, give yourself the gift of a visit to the Mane of Your Dreams salon this weekend!

Who says you need a box of chocolates and a bouquet of roses to feel good about yourself? We would highly suggest opting for something that will last much longer, like some of our fabulous salon services. Have you been toying around with the idea of making a major change to your hair? Whether it be transforming yourself from a brunette to a redhead or cutting your hair from hip length to shoulder length, we would be happy to help!

If you know you want a change but aren’t sure exactly what type of change you’re looking for, feel free to ask us! We can help you determine which type of look would be best for you based on your skin tone, preferred maintenance requirements and more. You may just discover that hair extensions are the right way to go, and trust us when we say that this is the perfect place to get them!

Also, don’t forget that the Mane of Your Dreams salon also offers top of the line nail care services to leave you pampered and feeling gorgeous. We want you to fall in love with yourself again this Valentine’s Day weekend and what better way to start than with the help of your favorite Rancho Cucamonga salon? Call us today to schedule your appointment!

Glued and Sewn Hair Extensions Can Damage Your Hair

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For a lot of women, long flowing locks just can’t be achieved naturally. So instead of choosing to settle for the dull, thinning hair that you were born with, you may decide to look into getting hair extensions instead. That is, until you do a little bit of research online and find that traditional methods of applying hair extensions, such as gluing, and sewing can be extremely damaging to your natural hair follicles.example

If you’ve read up on the success rate of hair extensions over the years, you may just find a bunch of articles urging you to steer clear. Why? Because gluing and sewing methods have been proven to cause breakage to natural hair and result in early and often permanent hair loss. In fact, according to an article from Allure Magazine, a hair loss expert at the London Centre of Trichology has stated that he’s seen a 15 percent increase in women seeking treatment after damaging their hair with glue extensions. Referred to as traction alopecia, this extension-related hair loss is brought on when too much tension is placed on the hair roots, pulling on the hairs and damaging the follicles. Unfortunately, you can see this with sewn-in extensions equally, if not more than with glue.

So all hair extensions are harmful and you just have to deal with the hair you have? Well not exactly. The method used at Mane of Your Dreams is completely different. Using what we call Mane Tubes, we start with 100% human hair from Europe and using a unique cold application, attach it to your own hair without tension, stretching, heat or chemicals.

The most important thing that we would suggest however, and New York City dermatologist Francesca Fusco agrees, is that you need to go to a real professional and create a maintenance schedule. Remember that your stylist is the expert here and you should be extremely conscious of her suggestions when it comes to how often you should return to the salon to ensure everything is still going smoothly.

Just because glued- or sewn-in extensions aren’t right for you, doesn’t mean that you don’t have options. Stop into the Mane of Your Dreams salon today to learn how you can get voluminous, long locks safely.

Hair Thinning after Gastric Bypass Surgery? We Can Help!

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When it comes to hair loss, we can understand how you must be feeling; you’re embarrassed, you’re confused, and you’re looking for a solution – fast! Each and every day, I have people come to me and ask if I can help them with this problem and the answer is yes, of course I can! Regardless of whether you have thin hair, thinning hair, fine hair or hair that just doesn’t grow as fast as you’d like, I can help.

If we were to sit here and list all of the factors that may lead to the thinning of your hair, we’d be here all day. So to narrow down our focus, let’s talk about one particular type of surgery that you probably wouldn’t expect to affect your hair follicles: gastric bypass.

Roughly half of the women who have undergone gastric bypass surgery have reported noticing loss or thinning of hair. Why does this happen? Well when your body begins to rapidly lose weight, it in turn results in the reduction of nutrients and vitamins that attribute to the health of your hair. Not only this, but with significant weight loss comes a fluctuation in hormone levels, which causes hair growth to change or be stunted.

Before you start panicking, it’s important to understand that this hair loss is temporary in most cases. So instead of switching up your prescription routine or taking additional supplements, try something a bit less drastic – and less dangerous. Our hair extension method is applied with the utmost care and by utilizing the best products made especially for my company, we can offer a safe and affordable alternative to glue and sewing methods.

We’ll not only give you back the gorgeous volume and length you’ve been missing, but the use of copper in our cylinders has actually been known to help your natural hair grow back much faster. You have nothing to lose by calling to schedule a complementary consultation. No more suffering; let’s find out how we can assist you in creating the Mane of Your Dreams!