With the hair extension market predicted to hit a total value of £7.9bn by 2023, we know that this is a market that will reward trainees with a lucrative career. However, it’s not just about offering a one-size-fits-all option – for example, everything about micro rings may suit one client, while others may be better with a weave or tapes. Below, we discuss all you need to know about the micro ring hair extension technique and why we love it so much.
What Are Micro Ring Hair Extensions?
Micro ring extensions are a great way of providing extra length and volume – without the need for heat or glue during the bonding process. They work by pulling the natural hair through a micro ring (also referred to as a micro link or microbead). The threading and ring are then secured to the base of the hair, at the scalp before the extension is inserted into the ring and clamped shut.
How Long Do Micro Rings Last?
The longevity of this hair extension method is one of the amazing things about micro rings. While other techniques may last from as little as a day (clip-ins) to 8 weeks (for example, the celebrity weave), micro rings can last for up to 4 months. This is because they grow alongside the hair and their individual nature means they don’t get too uncomfortable to wear, or too obvious to others.
They are also completely reusable, with the ring being released during the re-fit and the process being repeated – meaning that micro rings can be a nifty little investment for those who love long locks. They therefore also have the added benefit of saving your clients money over a longer period.
Who Should Use Micro Rings?
The great thing about micro rings is they can be used by pretty much anyone – as long as they are happy to sit for long enough. While this method takes a little longer to complete, the results speak for themselves. Wearers of micro ring extensions quickly notice the extra length, volume and complete flexibility when it comes to styling and caring for their new hair extensions.
It’s fair to say that micro rings are the best choice in hair extensions for those who want a natural feel and look to their new tresses since the extensions sit flat against the hair and have individual movement. They can also be much more customisable than other methods, as the hair and the rings can be purchased separately, to better fit the root colour.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning everything there is to know about micro rings. If you’re still unsure about which method is best for you, feel free to check out our other blogs to see what other techniques are available. Don’t forget, if you have any other questions, your hair extension technician should always be able to answer your queries and comments for you.