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Women of Burbank: Monique Hale, Owner of Extension Bar LA

August 23, 2023 Ashley Erikson, Monique Hale Season 1 Episode 48
myBurbank Talks
Women of Burbank: Monique Hale, Owner of Extension Bar LA
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Join myBurbank reporter, Ashley Erikson, in a conversation with Burbank mom and hair stylist, Monique Hale, who is the owner of Extension Bar LA (EB LA), a premier studio that primarily focuses on hair extension installation.

Monique shares about how she got started in the world of hair after being on her own at the age of 16, and finding a niche in the world of hair extensions. EB LA focuses on educating their clients on the care of their extensions and always putting the health of the hair first.  Monique’s EB LA TikTok went viral and now has over 101K followers, and shares how she built her brand by being herself and having to sometimes be harsh with her clients in order to protect their hair.

Visit Extension Bar LA at: https://www.extensionbarla.com and on TikTok at @extensionbarla

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Speaker 1:

From deep in the Burbank Media District. It's time for another edition of my Burbank Talks, presented by the staff of my Burbank. Now let's see what's on today's agenda as we join our program.

Speaker 2:

Hi, ashley Erickson here, another episode of Women of Burbank, and I have a guest, monique Hale, with me. She is the founder and owner of Extension Bar LA, with over 20 years of experience making women feel and look beautiful while also keeping the integrity of their hair. Monique and her team educate their clients on taking care of their hair and debunking the misconceptions of extensions, which I'm so excited to learn about, because that is something I know nothing about.

Speaker 3:

And I'm so excited to talk about it.

Speaker 2:

Well, welcome. Thank you, I'm so excited. So you're a Burbank mom, I am. You have two kids here in Burbank, I do, and you have been in the hair industry for 20 years. I have.

Speaker 3:

That's crazy to think about.

Speaker 2:

Tell me how this even got started.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, how long do we have? No, I was getting in a lot of trouble in high school, as we all do, and I was like what am I going to do when I graduated, thankfully, and I was looking for a hairdresser. I'm in Turbobur. I'm born and raised in Los Angeles, in the West Valley, and I always knew I wanted to do hair. My mom and my aunt went to beauty school but were beauty school dropouts. My aunt ended up owning a bakery and my mom did odds and ends of work. So I was going up and down Ventura Boulevard and trying to find a hairdresser and I picked this one hairdresser. There was two hairdressers at this place called Pink Cheeks, which I thought meant hair, but it was not hair. But they did have two hairdressers in the back of this Pink Cheeks salon, which was a waxing place, and they gave me two names. I picked one name and I'm like no, let me go in Natasha. So I went with this girl and she started doing my hair and I was like I really want to do hair, but I can't afford to go to beauty school. I was already on my own. I've been on my own since I was 16. So I couldn't afford to go to regular beauty school and she's like, well, why don't you do the apprenticeship program? I'm like, what's that? And she said, well, you get your hours through working in the salon. And I was like, oh my God, she gave me the paperwork. It was probably like the second time I even had her do my hair and I went the next day and it was in downtown LA and I came back and I'm like I signed up and she's like I didn't think you were going to follow through with it. And that's one thing about me is I follow through with things and the only way you can own a business is if you follow through with things. So I got my hours through working in a salon. I worked at a bakery in the morning, I worked at the salon during the day and then I wait your sit night. So it was a lot, but I got through it. And I actually went to beauty school with one of the most biggest hairdressers that did all the Kardashians and stuff and she has her own like line of products and it's called. Her name is Jeanette and she is still my like person I look up to. She came from nothing to and she came here from Hawaii and Utah and said I'm going to be a big hairdresser, so I started doing hair like that. And then Natasha and my mentor ended up moving and gave me all the clients.

Speaker 2:

They already knew us. It's like the perfect lineup of like miracles, right.

Speaker 3:

It is and it's been like that. I really believe in manifesting and we like if I always talk about that, because I really do believe in creating our own Reality and I've done it and it's still really hard, it's. I'm constantly questioning myself every day when it comes to my business. But four years ago and that's the next step of it after doing hair in different salons, always on the terrible of Arden Studios City, where my salon is now Four years ago I had a mom from Burbank Moms Club. Her husband was an entrepreneur and she's like I really want you to take a meeting with my husband. I just think there's more to you than just being a hairdresser. And so he sat me down and he said what makes the most money when you're doing hair? And I said, well, extensions. But it wasn't just about the money. For me it was like that's what transformed women, and it wasn't just about the outside. It helped the inside too, especially when you have fine hair. So I said, well, extensions. And he said, well, then you stop doing everything else and you just do extensions.

Speaker 2:

Wow, that's really good business advice.

Speaker 3:

Right, but this is two kids already, yeah that'll leave. And I was still married at the time and you know my ex-husband did support that and said do whatever you want to do, but it was very scary. Change is very hard, very scary, and the only another part of growing a business is like the only way to grow is to make these uncomfortable decisions. And I did it, and so that led me to opening the salon.

Speaker 2:

That's incredible, and so this, the salon, just focuses on extensions, just focus on extensions. So when you go in there as a client, you are 100% getting extensions. You're not going in for a cut and color.

Speaker 3:

No, because it it kind of washes away, like when you're really good at one thing and focus on one thing, that's when the success comes in. I feel like if you're here and there and eyelashes and color, I send, and it's a lot more work for the client because some salons do the color and the extensions and we tone the extension, meaning coloring the extensions and the hair to match exactly. But it's really important to focus on one thing because of the health of the hair.

Speaker 2:

Okay, and that's something we'll talk about, because that's like your biggest main thing is the health of the hair, right? So I know absolutely nothing and I know I hear these words that you say in your videos, like K-Tip and Tape In and Sew In. So give me like a rundown of like what the different extensions are, what the different installations are, how does this extension world work?

Speaker 3:

Well, right. So to back up, when I decided to open up extension bar LA, you know there was one popular extension at the time which was the Sew In Beaded Wefts. So that's one of the ones we do that are called Active Babe because they're good for the woman that is active and works out a lot and doesn't wanna dry their hair all the time. So that one was really popular and there were salons just doing those kind of extension nose like but that kind of extension isn't best for every single type of hair. So we do four different types of extensions the one that I mentioned, which is a beaded weft that's sewn into the hair. The ones that I actually have in my hair, called K-Tip Extensions, which is a keratin bond that is melted around the hair, not into the hair, so it doesn't damage the hair. Those are the ones that I started with. That was the only kind of extension that was really available 20 years ago and that's what I educated in and the only class that there was back then. And then there's the tape and extensions, as you mentioned, which is a little bit bigger than a K-Tip. They're about this big it's a piece of tape that's sandwiched together. And those last a little bit less time. But that's like I always call that, the gateway drug to extensions, because if you like those kind of extensions then if you want them longer, then it's kind of the gateway to K-Tips. Yeah, little introduction. And then the last one we do is called One Night Babe, which is a clip-in extension and that's for the girl that for a wedding or just for the night of going out, but don't want to have the maintenance of them of the everyday. So a lot of clip-in extensions, you just get them online and then you're supposed to figure out how to put them in and you don't know what you're doing. So we have the service of ordering these extensions or bringing them in and showing you how to place them in the hair and then cutting into them so they blend with the hair We've all seen the ones that you can tell and then styling them, and then a service of coming in again and just getting them placed in the hair for that it's not easy.

Speaker 2:

So back in like 2008, I had black underneath my hair right and I bought these clip-in extensions at this little kiosk in the Burbank Mall and I could not for the life of me figure out how to do it. So every time I wanted to wear them I would style my hair, drive down to the Burbank Mall, go to the kiosk, have them, put them in, and then they left and they closed and I was like, well, there goes that so never had them again.

Speaker 3:

Well, now you know. But yeah, again it's like, don't put it, not a lot of people. I mean we do live in Los Angeles. It is the epicenter of beauty and taking care of yourself and looking good. So we do have more options here, but not everybody does and not everybody knows. So we are that place that educates you.

Speaker 2:

You specialize just in that. So if someone comes in for a consultation, you're gonna figure out what's the best kind of extension for them, how long it's going to be that whole thing.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, so that's the whole thing is like we don't carry the hair in salon, first of all because our salon is very boutique salon and we don't have a lot of space, but that would be hundreds of colors that we have to have in salon. And it gives it a more like personal experience to sit with the stylist and figure out what their lifestyle is and the kind of hair they have, instead of just walking in and deciding like that. Some places do do that, but I've, in the last four years of figuring out how to do all this, this still works for us of having that consultation, finding the color, finding the kind of extension, the length and making sure it's right for their lifestyle, like hair science Kind of Like putting an equation together. Seriously, I was like science was my favorite. Yeah, there you go.

Speaker 2:

And so I've always. I mean, I'm sure this is not a cheap thing to do, right, and I'm sure different extensions cost different things. Just give me like a ballpark of someone coming in for extensions with the color matching like out the door. What does that look like?

Speaker 3:

So it's a little scary to say in the beginning, but our prices are very, very the word I'm looking for like cheaper than going over the hill. So over the hill, I kid you not you're spending anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000, and I'm not exaggerating in our case, because it's more of like a bar, in the sense of I wanted every kind of person to be able to get extensions and not just the people that have all the money. But it depends on everything. But it can go from 500 all the way up to 2,500. But we cap it, we try to cap it at 2,500 and that could sound a lot to some people, but going the cheaper route and getting them less than that, you get what you pay for.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, no, that's what I was thinking, that the price range was. And this hair, so you order it.

Speaker 3:

We order it. We have two different companies that we use. Okay, and this is real hair, 100% human hair, remi hair. Remi hair means all the cuticles going the same way, so you can get hair that's not remi hair, so the cuticle's going one way and then the other way, and so once you brush it which I'll brush mine in- front of everybody. It just tangles. So you always want, even if you're not going to extend your barley, for it to always be 100% human remi hair. Wow, that's incredible.

Speaker 2:

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Speaker 2:

All right, we're back and I'm really excited to talk about your TikTok. So you've kind of gone a little viral on your extension Bar-L-A TikTok. You have over 100,000 followers and you start your videos with kind of like a little consultation. They're telling you what they want and you're telling them no most of the time, right, because you don't want them to damage their hair, correct?

Speaker 3:

So a good amount of clients are young, they're influencers, they're TikTokers and they're moving here from other states and don't have any parental guidance. I am literally called the mom of the salon. It's kind of sad at the same time that I'm moming to 20-something year olds now and I'm not the 20-year old anymore, but I've always been that way and when I started doing my TikToks I knew A. When I opened the salon I wanted influencers, because that is what makes you tick, it's what makes you successful honestly, because that's what is coming in. So when TikTok kind of took over from musically, I had some TikTokers that came in and that's what started me going viral, because I was reaching out to everybody and anybody I could. And that leads to when I made these new TikToks in the last six months. I was like I need to just be myself instead of acting, and if I myself, maybe we'll go viral. So I did exactly what I do and I can be a little harsh, a lot harsh, and I really do care about the client's hair. So when they're telling me that they want to bleach their whole head out and break all their hair off, I'm gonna tell them no In a harsh way. But really, truly. I love these girls with all my heart and they are like my own and I do adopt them when they move here. So all these girls really do trust me and they're my friends now and we've hung out. I hang out with some of these girls and that goes to. The reason why I opened the salon is because I really, really wanted to educate people that, first of all, there's such a misconception about extensions and that they're damaging for the hair. Yeah, they can be damaging for the hair and when you go down Venturbal there are 20 people that do extensions and 15 out of those 20 people just look at the money part, and I'm not bad-mouthing hairdressers need to be educated how to do extensions. So the TikToks went viral because I am harsh like that. There's no BS with me and I'm gonna tell you the truth and some people can't handle it.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, did you ever have any clients that came in and you were like I'm just not gonna do that and they left 100%, but not in, like I'm leaving.

Speaker 3:

I'm like I think that this isn't a good idea right now and I don't think that we should do this now. But let's wait six months. Let's go now have a game plan and then in six weeks to six months, come back, let's see your hair again and then we'll do it, because, yes, I have to make money, but I don't believe in a misconception in saying like let's just do it. I think the money comes when you're honest and open and doing the right thing.

Speaker 2:

Well, and if you break all your hair off, you'll never put extensions back in there anyway. So, and you will never trust me again.

Speaker 3:

So yeah, so yeah going viral is a little crazy.

Speaker 2:

Do you know exactly which video was like the one that set it off?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, it was Lauren's video where, like I, was interrupting her and I didn't even realize I was interrupting her. I didn't realize that I was doing what I'm doing. I just was telling my staff. I was like this is how we're gonna do it, and we literally, I literally made a list of what I was gonna do when I was doing it for her, when I was doing the TikTok, because that is social media and you have to prep for it and because I had a thought out plan. And I'm saying this for anybody that wants to go viral it's like some just go viral to go viral and you have no idea. But you know, in a business it's like you're constantly thinking of what you can do and I didn't think it was gonna go viral either, but having a game plan, and that game plan was being myself.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and so it was Lauren Godwin, right, yeah, and she has like million, 22 million followers on TikTok. She was on Musically.

Speaker 3:

One of my other clients came to me when I wasn't even at when I did even open extension of RLA. She was like a micro influencer and I didn't know she was a micro influencer. I just thought I like having pretty girls on my Instagram and it worked. But she became a daughter to me again and she was the one that introduced me to Lauren, because Lauren was going to Texas at the time and getting her hair done and she lives here locally. She lives now. Well, her hair she's from Texas. She would go back and forth, but she started coming to me because she was full time here now and so Lauren is. Yeah, she because of my one client. It's still no matter how much TikTok and Instagram, it's still word of mouth, basically.

Speaker 2:

Yeah that's how you trust people, is word of mouth right For sure, and she's got this beautiful pinks and purple hair, so I'm sure that's a lot of work to maintain right.

Speaker 3:

A lot of work to maintain and we usually don't do color. But for Lauren I went back to my roots early and did her color, because that's a hard one to do to come back and forth, but I enjoy that one. I always forget how much I did light color and once in a while to get my hands in it again because I don't do it all the time anymore and I'm not doing as much hair anymore as I used to because I have employees that are doing it for me, that I've trained. So it's nice to go back to my roots. But back to the TikTok part. It was interesting.

Speaker 2:

Was it like overnight, like you like closed your phone and then like woke up and it was just like bam. I was checking.

Speaker 3:

I remember I was sitting at dinner with my cousin. I was like oh my God.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

I read some of the comments and I was like, oh, they're not taking it the way that I thought. And then some people you know these I say kids because it's so many kids watching TikTok and some of these kids were talking satire and I was like satire, like huh, I didn't know kids use that word, even I didn't even know that like they knew what.

Speaker 2:

so many ways.

Speaker 3:

Some people got it and some people didn't, and I had to subreddit the comments.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's a really toxic place.

Speaker 3:

I'm sure it's a very toxic place, yeah, especially when you're like doing good and you're like this is your business and the trolls, I'm sure the trolls got to me and as I'm talking to you about it and I'm saying like I'm not letting it get to me, I don't read them anymore. I did in the beginning and it's like some of them were like you're not gonna have any clients anymore, and so when we were getting clients from that TikTok and I was like I asked every single one of them. I'm like, so how did you hear?

Speaker 2:

I always ask every single one. I remember that in the beginning of your videos.

Speaker 3:

yeah, and they said, like they are saying from Lauren Ann Reagan, who's another influencer, and TikToker they liked how open and honest because there's so many people in LA especially coming here and the way that you can be and being fake just wanting to hear what you wanna hear. People trust the honesty.

Speaker 2:

And it's important. You're the professional, you know what's best, right.

Speaker 3:

It's like when I go into a tattoo shop and they're like that's really not the best spot for that, that's not the best size, and you listen because they're the professionals, right, that's right and some of these kids will understand that and some of them just want what they want and I've had clients leave go get it done somewhere else, get what they wanted and come back.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I screwed up.

Speaker 3:

Because they screwed up like a little bit telling on them stuff. Yeah, you know I'm sorry yeah.

Speaker 2:

So you put these videos together. The beginning of the video is kind of like a consultation. You say, nope, I'm not gonna do that, this is what we're gonna do. And then at the end they are so happy they trusted the process. And then you like the aftercare right. That's where people screw up a lot. Tell me what the aftercare of extensions is like.

Speaker 3:

So I truly believe and I've said this from the beginning of this interview is educating the client. So that means the first part is trusting the hairdresser, the hairdresser knowing how to place the extensions, then educating the client how to take care of the extensions. So, and then, when they're coming back, the right person taking them out. So we've had it, the three step process. And I say that in the consultations every single time that it's three things that need to happen, and if those three things don't happen, you will mess up your hair. So we have a care card that we give the client every time it's a new client and even then, like before the TikTok, even if I wasn't doing their hair and I'm always in the salon I would be like this is what you have to do, and if you don't do it, you're gonna mess up your hair. And we have my lawyer drew up documents. Oh, did you?

Speaker 2:

sign that before you do your hair. Did you sign?

Speaker 3:

before you leave, because we're not responsible if you're gonna mess up your hair and we've had it before. So taking care of them is using the right shampoo and conditioner, using the right brush that we have designed and will talk about and, when you're coming back, coming back to us so, even if you don't want them anymore, coming back to us to remove. We've had in the past clients that decided they don't want them anymore and going somewhere else and the hairdresser roofing on all their hair and then us taking the response, trying to make us that it's our fault when it's not and we clearly state that in all our you know all our forms and stuff, because I wanna make sure that you're not messing up your hair. So fragile, so fragile and we've had clients. Most of our clients are. Their hair is getting better from the extensions because they're taking better care of it. Right, they're using better products.

Speaker 2:

They're using better products.

Speaker 3:

And products is so important. It's so, so important. And that's gonna bring me to my new thing of my new passion not new, but what I'm passionate about right now is developing the right products, and by next year we'll have some stuff in the works.

Speaker 2:

In the works.

Speaker 3:

We have some stuff in the works right now, but it's super important for me to have the right products for the client, because nobody talks about it. Nobody talks about it. They throw these hair extensions in. And I've had it over and over again of like a new client will come in and I'm like, well, did they tell you what to do? And they don't really go through the steps and what you need to do to go to bed, when you go to bed, what you have to do if you're in the pool or the ocean and all this stuff so much. And then you, I know well, you're investing in your hair, you're investing in yourself.

Speaker 2:

When you spend that much money, you don't wanna screw it up anyways come on, Even like a tattoo.

Speaker 3:

you research and you make sure that you're going to the right person.

Speaker 2:

Do the right work and the aftercare is the hardest part of it, the hardest part of it, the hardest part, and we have a two week warranty.

Speaker 3:

So if anything is going awry, we are happy to help fix it or take care of it in the first two weeks and make sure, like if they're worried, to come in and we'll look at it or take a picture of it.

Speaker 2:

we're always ready and willing to help and brushing is a big part, right? I think I remember that in one of your videos, like brushing it every single day.

Speaker 3:

Because you can get knots if you're not brushing the hair, Just be. It is 100% remi human hair. It still needs to be brushed. It's still not your own hair and if you're not brushing it and you're getting it tangled, that's what it's pulling at your hair and that is what's creating the damage, because it's pulling at your own hair. So let's show this is your brush. Ooh, I'm very proud of that brush. We just got a TikTok shop that we got approved.

Speaker 2:

Ooh, I'm just learning about this TikTok shop. I'm gonna make so much money on it. Can you show me, how that works.

Speaker 3:

So, yes, so I'm gonna do it. So I have eight packs of K-Tips in my hair and just by brushing like I didn't brush my hair this morning with all that wind in the hurricane- The.5 mile wind. But just from brushing it it's already smoother, shinier, softer looking. You can see that right when I brush it. So I developed a brush to make sure it's real boar's bristles and you have to have that because that creates the shine that against real hair. That's what helps the hair shine. So getting into inside of the hair with the brush is super important too, to get in there where the extensions are. So you're constantly brushing when you're getting out of the shower, when you're getting out of the ocean, when you're again. It's a lot of work.

Speaker 2:

I'm not saying it's not.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, especially, I can't even imagine out of the ocean, right, but we have a whole thing for that and what to do and putting, leaving conditioner and braiding it and doing all that if you're going into the ocean or a pool is super important. It's super important to have this like at all times in a while, because it's not regular hair, even though and I'm not trying to say like oh, it tangles, it doesn't. It's like even regular hair tangles Even regular hair tangles and it's important to always maintain it. This is your maintenance. This is keeping your hair healthy. It's maintaining those integrity of your extensions of the hair and making sure the longevity of the extensions last long.

Speaker 2:

So let's talk about how long it lasts. So if you get a set of extensions, what is the timeline for them?

Speaker 3:

So the ones that I have in, they people say like, oh, I can go six months. I say no, you can't go six months for K-tip extensions because again it's growing, our hair grows and it pulls against our own hair, and then doing the tape and extensions at six weeks, so every six weeks, so these aren't reusable. So every three to four months you have to get them redone and then the tape and extensions are six weeks, but they're reusable. So we take it all out, we wash your hair, we wash the extensions and we re-tape the hair and then our sew-in wefts our active babe, is also, I would say, eight to 10 weeks, and those are reusable too.

Speaker 2:

And the clip-ins are-.

Speaker 3:

You're just kind of moving them up. They're moving. We're moving them up because the hair does grow.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, these are the ones that are probably the most pricey, but if you think of a whole year of the tape-ins or the sew-in, you're probably paying the same amount of these and those in a whole year.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, because you have less appointments to test them, right, All right. And then let's talk about styling, because I mean, I feel like anytime I see some with extensions, it's always like perfectly styled, like beautiful curls, like what does the everyday look like for?

Speaker 3:

extensions. Well, if you don't want to have to do an everyday curl to it which I don't I literally I don't believe in washing your hair every day you with no extensions, me with extensions. I feel like it's really important not to wash your hair every day, because it kind of our water has so much chlorine in it and it kind of dries out the hair and I don't care how much moisture you put in it. It's important to wash your hair twice a week. I go once a week and that's really important. And then after getting out of the shower, I tell my girls like, dry the roots of the hair, so you're drying the extensions, so that doesn't mat, so if you're going to bed you're not matting into the extensions and the hair and then braiding. So so many of my girls just do two braids and that's part of our maintenance. Part of what to do is braiding at night, because then you get that nice, just beachy wave and then you don't even have to do anything.

Speaker 2:

Oh, that's nice.

Speaker 3:

You're actually styling less. When you have extensions, You're not worrying about it as much B aren't I selling you already?

Speaker 2:

I have wanted extensions forever. I've, just I didn't know anything about it.

Speaker 3:

You're going to use the brush and you can be like, wow, I had extensions with this.

Speaker 2:

You would be telling me here I'll be brushing it.

Speaker 3:

So always using a heat protector is super important. And if you're using a heat protector, then curling is okay. We use a one and a quarter barrel GHD curling iron and that heat goes up and down with the amount of hair you're putting in.

Speaker 2:

So it doesn't bore you, basically Wow.

Speaker 3:

And that's why we like it so much. I don't love flat irons. I think that they heat up too much on the hair because you're going right against the hair. And a curling iron. You're kind of moving it around. More You're moving it around with a flat iron. We still use it once in a while. We still concur with a flat iron, but mostly I would say a curling iron. And then the reason why it can look so good after that because that curl stays for a few days. It's not, and then I tell my clients to put it in a half bun. How you just fold the bun and you can do that with your own hair, like you curled your hair today you brush it out and you put a half bun at night and put it at the top of your hair. I promise you it'll stay a little bit better.

Speaker 2:

Interesting.

Speaker 3:

I also switched to silk pillowcases, and I really believe in that too.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I just did that and it worked.

Speaker 3:

I'm we're developing a bonnet right now because I think that's really important to put a bonnet in your hair. So, even with or without extensions, to keep those curls that helps a lot.

Speaker 2:

What about when you have, like, someone who's got really curly hair naturally? How do you match an extension with that?

Speaker 3:

It's harder to match the extensions and we've had so many girls that want it. And there are certain kind of hair. I just haven't found that 4C it's called. It's a certain number that the quality of the hair is perfect.

Speaker 4:

And.

Speaker 3:

I'm still searching and looking for that good quality curly hair. Because the other problem is you have a curl pattern and if you're doing a K-tip extension individual, it's hard to smooth that hair out over time and then not drying it enough is not good for the extension. So it's a whole other beast that I'm still. I'm still, you know, figuring it out, but you know getting a relaxer or a treatment like a Brazilian blowout. But we found a nice weight. It's a little bit curlier that we get from this other company and that's slowly getting curlier and we're finding curly and curly hair. So we're still learning. I'm learning every day.

Speaker 2:

And I feel like it's changed so much from sure from when you first learned extensions right, it's like things are coming out and new products are coming out, and you're making new products, so it's always changing.

Speaker 3:

Always changing, like our world. Yeah, for sure. We only had one pattern when we first started of wavy Indian hair, and it was beautiful Indian hair from the Buddhist temples in India.

Speaker 1:

Wow.

Speaker 3:

And it was the best hair that we ever had. We can't get that hair anymore. It's not the same. Or the company changed or the company the partner's parted ways, so we can't get the same amount. So I'm constantly on like a hunt for the best quality hair. That's again my main concern, because we want the longevity of the extensions to last and stay in your hair.

Speaker 2:

That's amazing. So how can we find you? You're on TikTok. What other social media platforms All handles?

Speaker 3:

are extension bar LA. How you find us website general pricing is on website. Brushes are on TikTok and on our website. We're gonna be on Amazon soon with our store, so look for us.

Speaker 2:

That's incredible, I feel like. I mean, you've covered every aspect of extensions and I think we've covered so much, so I will link your TikTok and your website in our bio and thank you so much for being here. You're so much fun. Thank you for having me All right, and we will see you on the next episode of Women of Burbank.

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