Today I’m going to walk you through the Natural Beaded Rows difference!
I am in LOVE with NBR! I’ve had all kinds of hair extensions in the last 20 years and these babies are the cream of the crop!
I had my NBR installed 2 weeks ago and I am enjoying them so much! They’re by far the lightest weight extensions and most comfortable!!
My hair is actually too short for NBR but since hair IS what I do….I can make it work. I am excited for my hair to get a bit longer so I can play around with it more and go loonnnger!! And, let's face it....I looked like I belonged on the set of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory...Umpa Lumpa no more.
Who doesn’t dream of being a mermaid….ahhhh!
Okay, back to “why Natural Beaded Rows?”.
Why would one choose NBR over other methods of hair extensions?
Let’s begin by walking you through the installation process.
First and foremost, your hair must be touching your shoulders to even be considered for NBR…..and having said that….
Rules are made to be broken at times so based on the situation it is possible that NBR could be used on someone with hair shorter than shoulder length.
Step 1) Hair color
One thing that really bugged me when wearing other methods of extensions was hair color.
I swear it was never a perfect match on my head….and that made me crazy and super stressed about someone calling me out on my extensions.
I have never cared if people “know” I have extensions but I sure as Hell didn’t want it to be obvious!!
Regardless of how many different colors I would order from the little swatch ring and mix and match different blondes, I just couldn’t seem to attain perfection with the blend.
Not having perfect hair color will give your secret away faster than anything.
Just one more reason why I’m obsessed with NBR!!
So, yes, I will order hair for you based on what your desired outcome is, but I will then color your hair AND the extensions!
I always give the root a bit of shadow but I may also lowlight, tone, gloss, or completely change the color all together.
Step 2) Make a track
Tiny aluminum beads are installed into your hair about an inch apart with thread laced between them. This creates a “line” which will be used to sew in hand tied hair wefts.
I know, you’re like “what?”! Haha!!
The beads and thread look like this when installed:
Those tiny beads are the only thing actually attached to your hair! Depending on your desired outcome, you could have 1, 2 or 3 rows installed in your hair.
I currently have 3 rows in my hair.
If you’ve worn bonded, fusion or tape-in’s you know how AMAZING it is to have so much less contact with YOUR own hair!
If you’ve gone into a “lifting” appointment with any of those methods you KNOW how much hair you’ve seen coming out of your head as the extensions are removed from your hair. I know it always freaked me out!
Having smaller bits of contact mean there’s less chance of damage.
NOTHING is damage free…. I mean blowdrying, curling, swimming, coloring…..ALL DAMAGING! Everything we do to our hair creates some kind of damage.
Thank you, and now back to my article:)
You CAN have the hair you’ve always wanted with MINIMAL chance of damage and no messy glue.
Step 3) Sew the hair in
The NBR method requires the use of hand-tied hair wefts. “What’s that?” you say…..
Hand-tied hair extensions are essentially a seam (tiny like the seam on your shirt) that holds all of the base ends of the hair together.
It is manually woven into the weave by a human being, not a machine. (That brings a whole new level to “being patient”…yikes!)
The results are astounding as you get all the thickness without all the weighty binding. (Everything you want with less wight and bulkiness…less damage, less chance of being seen.)
I use exclusively Boheyme Luxe hair and…..let me tell you, it’s not cheap! But that’s part of why these are soooo goooood!!
Boheyme Luxe hair includes hair all from one diner in each package. No mix and match here and you can rest assured the quality is utmost.
Have no fear if you have curly hair. Boheyme also produces curly and wavy hand tied extensions!
The last thing you want is extensions with icky hair with the cuticle layer going up and down. Hello recipe for eagles and matted hair. Yuck.
Since the seam is so small we are able to color the hair and the seam.
I make “roots” on every single weft as that bit of shadow really conceals the extensions when the wind blows (or you want to French braid your hair) you don’t have to be concerned about anyone spotting your extensions.
And on that note, let’s talk about versatility!
If you have a head full of bonded, fusion or tape in extensions you have to worry about hiding those attachments. A French braid would be tough to pull off with any of these methods.
Having the option to wear your hair almost any way you’d like sets NBR apart.
Now that we’re colored, tracked and sewn it’s time to
make these puppies part of you!
Step 4) The Cut
You want another dead giveaway for hair extensions?
A BAD HAIRCUT!
Blending your new hair into your own hair is paramount!
Do NOT be scared of the hair you see falling to the ground.
It is necessary for your extensions to look natural!
There’s nothing sexy about thin or short layers on the top of your head and the bottom looking like a curtain or “cousin it”.
I hope I’ve helped you understand this amazing method!
I’m actually writing this on an airplane!
I’m headed out to California for the 3rd time in 6 months to further my education with NBR.
I can’t say enough how impressed I am with Danielle K White, creator of NBR. She and her husband provide top notch education and follow through with their companies. Their dedication to superior education is unlike anything else in my industry.
Taylor and I chose to join their “MASTERMIND” program and through that we have weekly webinars, direct access to coaches for guidance and troubleshooting and a network of stylist doing exactly what we’re doing. We call it the #nbrtribe and it’s a sisterhood of love, support and learning.
This method is NOT easy but we are provided tons of support to be sure we are successful and properly installing NBR.
When you’re ready for some gorgeous hair head over to the extension page of our website and apply for your free consultation!
Taylor and I are ready to dive into your transformation and give YOU the fabulous hair you’ve always wanted!
good AURA always,