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Weft extensions in blonde hair for added length ad volume
Weft extensions in blonde hair for added length ad volume

Here's how to:

  • Increase length
  • Add volume
  • Fill in gaps where your hair won't grow

Did you know that we offer hair extensions services?

You did? Great!

But you might be wondering if hair extensions are really suitable for you.

Perhaps you think hair extensions are a bit trashy, they cause damage, or are only for long, blonde, mermaid hair? Well, let's take a look....

 

At Dorothy Jean Hair we offer two permanent extensions methods: tape and weft. We also have temporary methods like the video above.

 

Tape Extensions

Tape Extensions come in a 4cm wide piece of hair, and are perfect if you have fine hair and want to fill in some gappy areas (especially around the front) or add some blunt weight to the end of a bob, or even add chemical free colour to your long hair.

 

Application: tape extensions have medical grade adhesive at the top and two pieces are used to sandwich around your natural hair. They will remain attached and while your hair grows and will need maintenance every 4-6 weeks - your stylist will be able to monitor your hair growth and let you know when it is the right time to return. We usually apply between 1/4 of a head (25g) to a full head (100g) of tape extensions and this ranges in price from $350 - 1550.

 

Maintenance is required, and this will include removing the extensions using an alcohol based remover. Over the time your tape extensions have been attached they will have trapped some of your natural hair's shedding, so don't be alarmed if you notice hair being combed out. It is normal for the average person to shed around 100 hairs per day. Once the extensions are removed we clean them and replace the adhesive. Your natural hair is then shampooed and the extensions are moved up the hair shaft and reapplied. This process takes 1-2.5 hours and costs between $110 and $275, depending on how many extensions are in your hair.

 

Price range: there is such a broad price range in tape extensions due to each person requiring a different amount of hair, and we also offer two varieties of tape extensions: slimline tape and skin weft tape. Slimline tape extensions are made of premium hair that is 80% Indian f(or durability) and 20% European for (silkiness) and are our gold standard in extensions. Skin weft tape extensions have hair sewn into the bond at the top and look like hair that is growing from the scalp - making them almost undetectable. The most popular service is a 1/2 head of tape extensions with Slimline costing $550 and Skin Weft is $840. Book a weekday appointment and save 10%.

 

Weft Extensions

Weft Extensions are the perfect choice for this with thicker hair who want to increase length and volume. Our weft extensions are only available in a full head of 100g; and, for very thick hair we can add some tape extensions to fill out the front if required. Our wefts are deluxe, double drawn hair that is thick all the way to the ends, and reusable for up to 12 months if taken care of.

 

Application: for safe wear, our weft extensions sewn into the hair over a flat track of 5mm micro beads using marine grade antibacterial thread, all colour matched to your hair. Allow approximately 3 hours for this service and it costs $1320 (save $132 by coming on a weekday).

 

Maintenance: as your hair grows, the weft will shift down your hair and it will need to be removed and refit every 4-6 weeks, and this cost $363.

 

Who to book with

All of our team are trained in the removal and refit of our hair extensions.

If you would like to book in with an expert, Hannah is a qualified Showpony hair extensions Educator. She is available in salon from Tuesday to Saturday with after hours appointments on Thursdays.

Nadine is the Global Head of Education for Showpony Hair Extensions and can also be booked on a Friday or Saturday appointment.

 

Step 1:  book your FREE 30 minute consultation now via the menu in the top left hand corner of this page.

Step 2: we will colour match your hair and provide a quote.

Step 3: pay your 50% deposit and schedule your application appointment.

Step 4: book in for your maintenance in 4 - 6 weeks' time.

Make time for yourself with an in salon or at home treatment.
Make time for yourself with an in salon or at home treatment.

Couldn't go on that trip?

Or just need to get away from it all?

 

Come spend some time with us in our relaxing and friendly environment. We are taking extra special care of our guests at this time with social distancing (only every 2nd chair is available), stringent hygiene, tranquil music, and no trashy gossip mags.

 

We are still providing an organic beverage menu, and feel free to bring along your favourite keep cup or wine glass if you would prefer.

 

If you are looking for a holistic treatment you have either have done in the salon or at home, we recommend the Circle Chronicles.

 

They are a hair masking experience made for modern living.

The 7 unique hair mask are designed to give you fast and targeted results, covering your every hair need from deep nourishment to detoxifying power.

 

How you use the the Circle Chronicles masks is entirely up to you: try them individually for targeted results like instant shine or hydration, or multi-mask to get customized care for your roots, lengths, and ends.

 

Fit hair masking into your routine

These 7 new masks were created to address different hair care concerns, all with a common denominator: immediate performance in 15 minutes or less.

 

Sustainably packaged

Formulated in the Davines laboratories in Parma, Italy, The Circle Chronicles are resealable packets that were designed for convenience.The packaging is CO2 neutral, and the carbon dioxide used to produce it is offset with reforestation projects.

 

Buy from our online store for free postage :)

Each of the Circle Chronicles is very affordable at just $19.95 and we want to help you take the time out to mask at home by offering FREE postage to anywhere in Australia. Just go to our menu at the top left hand corner and click through to our online store.

 

Which circle is right for you?

With 7 gorgeous options, we understand choosing the perfect mask for your hair's needs might be tricky, so feel free to give us a buzz at the salon on 07 38448302 for some professional advice, or send us a quick SMS on 0490296453.

 

1. Spotlight Circle

Mask for extra shine. It gives the hair a boost of shine and enhances colour and cut without weighing the hair down.

Perfect for all hair types, in particular for dull looking ones.

Apply to towel dried hair after shampooing.

Leave on for 10 minutes, comb through then rinse.

Multi-masking:

Apply The Purity Circle to the scalp for a purifying effect and The Spotlight Circle on lengths and ends for and extra shine effect.

 

2. Purity Circle

Revitalizing, detoxifying and anti-oxidant mask for scalp and hair stressed by environmental factors.

It eliminates impurities caused by pollution, dust, heavy metals for a purifying routine.

Before shampooing: apply to scalp and dried hair.

Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse.

Shampoo and apply the most suitable treatment.

After shampooing: apply to scalp and towel dried hair.

Leave on for 10 minutes, then comb through.

Rinse thoroughly with water.

Dry the hair.

Multi-masking:

Apply The Purity Circle to scalp (before or after shampooing) for a purifying effect.

For lengths and ends apply The Circle Chronicle mask as needed.

 

3. Wake Up Circle

Invigorating mask that gives energy and volume to dull hair and restores tone and hydration to the scalp.

Ideal recovery treatment after stressful situations or exposure to extreme atmospheric conditions.

Apply to scalp and towel dried hair after shampooing.

Leave on for 10 minutes, then comb through and rinse.

Dry the hair.

Multi-masking:

Apply The Wake up Circle to lengths and ends to revitalize them.
Apply The Purity Circle to the scalp for a purifying effect.
OR
Apply The Renaissance Circle or The Spotlight Circle to lengths and ends, and at the same time apply The Wake up Circle to the scalp to revitalize it.

 

4. Let It Go Circle

Relaxing scalp and hair mask.p

A true wellbeing experience: softness, hydration and comfort for hair and scalp needing a break.

Apply to towel dried hair after shampooing.

Leave on for 10 minutes, then comb through and rinse.

Dry the hair.

Multi-masking:

Let it Go Circle can be applied to lengths and ends together with The Purity Circle on the scalp.
Alternatively, apply Let It Go Circle to the scalp and The Renaissance Circle or The Spotlight Circle to the lengths.

 

5. Quick Fix Circle

Regenerating hair mask with immediate action.

In just 3 minutes it moisturizes and untangles the hair making it soft, silky and workable.

Perfect for all hair types, when in a hurry.

Apply to towel dried hair after shampooing.

Leave on for 3 minutes, comb through then rinse.

Dry the hair.

Multi-masking:

Apply The Quick Fix Circle to lengths and ends for extra hydration and The Purity Circle to the scalp for a purifying effect.

 

6. Renaissance Circle

Repairing mask, it gives new life to very damaged hair.

It restores a healthy look to the hair giving it shine, nourishment and softness.

Perfect for people who use hot tools.

Apply to towel dried hair after shampooing.

Leave on for 10 minutes, then comb through and rinse.

Dry the hair.

Multi-masking:

Apply The Renaissance Circle to lengths and ends to repair in depth and at the same time apply The Purity Circle to the scalp for a purifying effect.

 

7. Restless Circle

Invisible mask for those who want to take care of their hair whilst carrying out other activities.

It gives body and elasticity protecting the hair from mechanical breakage, such as friction with hair clips and elastics.

Apply the mask to dried hair as a pre-shampoo treatment for lengths and ends.

Use a small amount of product spreading it evenly through the hair.

For smooth hair - it is advisable to comb the hair after applying the mask to spread the product better and maximize the transparent effect.

For wavy or curly hair - it is advisable to work the hair with the fingers to better define curls.

Apply to dried hair as a pre-shampoo treatment (on dry hair) and leave to process for at least 15 minutes.

Since it is invisible, processing times can be extended to increase effectiveness and to carry on one’s daily routines.

It can be used also during the night.

Rinse off with water, then apply the usual shampoo and conditioner.

Colourless invisible mask to be applied also during sport activities.

Anti-breakage and volumizing action.

It protects from the mechanical damage caused by elastics and hair clips.

It gives elasticity to the hair stressed by an active lifestyle.

 

Which is your favourite circle?

You can buy the Davines Circles from our online store. We would love to see you taking some time out at home with your treatment, so don't forget to tag us in your socials @dorothyjeanhair

 

Nadine & the Dorothy Jean Hair team

xxx

 

10 ways to freshen up your hair

Would you like to know how you can not only brighten your hairstyle, but also save time?

  1. Go for a blunt lob: a lob (or long bob) is the perfect way to convert long and limp hair into a statement look. The perfect length will graze your collar bone and be free of any layering or fringes. Check @haileybieber on Instagram for inspiration. Easy to blowdry and looks fabulous on blonder hair.
  2. Need to fill in the front of your bob or lob to add thickness? Try just a few of our invisible tape extensions, and we can pre-colour them to match before your arrive so that you are in and out in just 1 hour.
  3. Try a smooth and straight look on long hair with a super clean centre part. A great look for brunettes inspired by @kyliejenner and super easy when your blast with a paddle brush and just straighten the ends.
  4. Clip it: add this season's must have accessory, the pearl hair clip, to your beachy waves or messy top knot. An easy way to get out the door when you don't have time to shampoo.
  5. Healthy hair: split ends are never a good look, so relax and make your Sunday night your beauty night. Run yourself a hot bath, pour a glass of wine, and commit to your weekly hair mask ritual. Try Wella Fusion for up to 95% more resilience against breakage, and save time through the week with tangle free hair.
  6. Big hair: the big, bouncy, Italian Vogue blowdry is back. So, why not book in for that special occasion. Or, let us show you how to recreate this look at home. Ask your stylist now! We have some super quick and easy tips to share.
  7. Peach perfection: for our lighter coloured guests the hot new toner has a soft tinge of peach and is super pretty. Are you ready to try something new? And remember. a toner is a temporary and low maintenance change.
  8. Built in bangs: we love fringes that are organically integrated into your hairstyle and grow out easily so that you don't need to spend hours in the salon every few weeks.
  9. Razor cuts: the 70s shag is back, but with a new twist, and the best way to create this look is with expert razor cutting. A razor cut releases your hair's natural texture and means you can just scrunch some product in and go!
  10. De-frizz: the weather is still in transition and this creates frizz, so calm your tresses with a keratin smoothing treatment to cut your blowdrying time in half. We love Cezanne, and your can see it in action at @cezannehairaus

We hope you've enjoyed these time saving tips and would love to see you soon at Dorothy Jean Hair.


Organic 70s inspired shag haircut from Dorothy Jean Hair in Highgate Hill Qld
The New Shag Cut

Here's how to update your haircut and save time

 

Are you exhausted by the relentless morning routine of shampooing, blowdrying, and straightening your hair?

Well. good news, the 70s shag is back, with a twist.

 

Gone are the smooth, sleek styles of the past. It's now all about organic shapes that work to enhance your hair's natural texture and movement. We can release this movement in your hair by using the latest in razor cutting techniques to provide an easy care cut that is on trend.

 

The first step towards the new shag cut is to create the ideal face framing layers that will work for you.

This is different for everyone and will involve your stylist:

  • combing and feeling your hair's natural texture; is it fine, medium, or coarse?
  • looking at your hair's natural growth patterns and your face shape to assess to most organic direction
  • taking into consideration your ideal length and your hair's elasticity; it will cause the length to jump up
  • assessing the amount of hair you have, or density, to decide how much weight to remove from your hair
  • deciding on an overall silhouette that is in proportion to your whole body and matches your personal style
  • and working with your lifestyle to ensure your next haircut is easy to manage for you at home, not just in salon

Once these elements are decided, your stylist will carve the overall shape using a blade, and then create internal texture.

This process can be done on wet or dry hair, depending on your hair's texture, and will take approximately 45 minutes.

Next, your stylist will work with you to share how to care for your new cut, and also which styling products are most suited to this new look. The products you will need to use will depend on your natural hair type.

 

If you hair is naturally wavy or frizzy, you may need to start with a product to smooth your hair such as Wella SP Luxe Oil or the lighter Wella Eimi Perfect Me, which is a BB cream for your hair. This will even out your hair's moisture content and protect your hair, reducing frizz.

 

Once the frizz is under control, it really does help to apply a styling product that will help the hair to clump together a little and enhance the movement. Some of the products we like to use for this purpose include the Wella Eimi Curl Craft mousse, or the Wella Eimi Grip Cream. The great news is, you may not ever need to blowdry your hair!

 

If, however, your hair is fine and lacks volume, a blowdryer with a diffuser attachment will give you all the oomph you need at the roots. A diffuser attachment will spread the air out and give you the drying heat power, without the forceful blow of air. But before you start drying your hair, you will need to add a product to increase your hair's volume. Your stylist will recommend the perfect product, but we do like Wella Eimi Ocean Spritz to give you a gritty, just swam in the sea, texture.

 

The new shag cut will free up your hair's natural texture, giving you the opportunity to simply wash your hair, scrunch some product in, and get on with your day. It will grow out really nicely, save you time in styling, and reduce your need to be in the salon every few weeks. You will only need to have your cut shaped every 2 months, with the option of coming into the salon for a 15 minute fringe trim in between if needed.

 

If you would like to book your new shag cut with Rose, Hannah, or Nadine please book online via the menu in top left hand corner or call us on 07 3844 8302.

 

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