I always visit my hairdresser for a good pre-hair extension haircut, before I have hair extensions put back in.

When I get hair extensions, it is like a project and there are many steps I take before I get the final result. The reason it takes a bit longer is because I do some of the stuff myself, namely colour. Simply because I need to save money wherever I can.
I have naturally thin hairs and the current colour is very close to my natural colour. It maybe a little bit darker than my own colour. My hair is reasonably healthy and I have always used good hair conditioners and kept it trimmed. So the overall condition of my hair is quite good, except for the ends which are quite split.

To get rid of all the split ends, I had about one inch off the ends of my hair at Abyss hairdressers at Mayfield. I am hoping this will give my hair a good head start for the months between trims during next lot of extensions. My regular stylist there always does a good cut and the prices are reasonable.

I have been going to Abyss hairdressers for years and am a satisfied customer. Actually, they used to do hair extensions but stopped doing them a few years ago. I used to get my extensions done here and they were amazing. Top quality hair and you could reuse the hair up to 3 times. It was good value for money and its such a shame they don’t do it anymore.


before hair extensions
after hair extension haircut

You can see the left photo is the before photo (how I looked when I walked in) and the right is my hair after a wash, style cut and blow dry. She also straightened my hair with a hair straightener which gives it a nice shine.

Putting In Hair Extensions

Next step is a consultation with the hairdresser who is going to put in my new extensions. For getting hair extensions put in, I rang around and spoke to many different people about the salons they recommend . I live in Newcastle, NSW and I visit salons in Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney. I have also used mobile salons in the past too.

This time, I have decided to go with a full head of tape extensions from Kristiannes salon at Market Town in Newcastle city. I have been speaking with the staff there and have been to the salon for a consultation with the stylist. I am convinced their product is high quality hair and they have the skills to do my hair for me.

The price for a full head of tape hair extensions is $320. This is a good price as some salons in the area charge up to $600 for this. I am going to pay extra money for them to dye the hair extensions for me as they will not guarantee the extensions if I do my own colour. This will be an extra $70. I choose this option because I don’t want to void my warranty. I can always recolour them later at home.

See here for some tips and tricks for getting your hair ready to put hair extensions into.