As 2023 approaches, you may be thinking, "New year, new hair." If you don't want to go any shorter, consider tape-in hair extensions. This trendy hairstyle has been the go-to look for those looking for a change in length and added volume. Not too familiar with the service? Tape-ins are pieces of hair that are pre-taped with medical-grade adhesive and enclosed on your clean, oil-free natural hair. It's safe, effortless, and will have your hair looking fresh with little to no touch-ups.
Eboni Johnson, owner of Afro Me Please, tells Houstonia that “with proper care and [professional] installation, tape-in extensions can last up to four to six weeks.” The Houston hair stylist recommends tape-ins for those interested in a more flexible and flattering installation method than regular sew-in extensions.
Audrey Peprosyan, hairstylist at River Oaks Upper Hand Salon, notes she wouldn’t recommend this treatment for those with short thick hair, the dye-obsessed, or those who frequently and intensely work out. These things can affect the longevity and blend of the extensions.
“Sometimes people can choose [colored] tape-in extensions over balayage because it’s less damaging. Tape-in extensions are also good to fill in [fine] spots in the front or back of your hair,” says Peprosyan.
If you’re in the mood to switch your 'do before 2023, put away your old clip-ins and bundles of hair, and head to these seven local hair salons to try out tape-in extensions. We guarantee you’ll be able to wear your hair up or down without giving away any of your hair-raising secrets.
If you want to achieve your tape-in hair dreams, try Afro Me Please, also known as where luxury meets affordability. This natural hair salon is appointment only and specializes in curly to kinky hair, offering various tape-in textures such as kinky curly, body wave, natural wave, and kinky straight to ensure a seamless blend for curlier hair types.
For those with curlier hair textures, the Bleu Soleil offers luxury tape-in services with flexible installation options. Choose between a full head of tape-ins or opt for a sew-in/tape-in hybrid. Either way, customers can rest assured their natural tresses are cared for and protected by the certified extension specialist business owner.
Recognized for its popular Bellami Hair extensions, Bellami Beauty Bar uses products composed of 100 percent human hair to help customers achieve long and luscious locks. The salon prides itself on being with customers every step of the way. So whether it’s your first time or you're a regular, you’re always in good hands. Bellami Beauty Bar’s tape-in service includes an installation, customized cut using their unique blending technique, and finishes off with a style of your choice.
Transform your tresses at this natural hair salon, Cheveux by Monė. This salon offers various healthy hair treatments and seamless extension services for all. CBM's tape-in services include shampoo, deep condition, trim, installation, and styling. It's best to book a consultation before making your official appointment.
Invest in your hair at L’shear Hair Salon. Highly trained hair specialists provide the best quality, beautiful-looking hair. Enhance your crown with their fast and easy tape-in services. You’ll be swinging long and thick hair in just a matter of minutes.
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Become the ultimate Rev Hair babe and leave with amazing results at the Rev Hair salon. Using tape-in hair extensions from salon owner Eric Vaughn’s collaboration with Bellami Hair Pro, customers can achieve long and bouncy hair just like his.
Upper Hand operates three Houston hair salons in River Oaks, Royal Oaks, and Hyde Park. The salon specializes in all types of hair services including cuts, hair color, keratin treatments, and of course, hair extensions. Looking to get tape-ins? Book a consultation so you and a stylist can discuss how to achieve this effortless hairstyle.