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    Posted: December 29 2005 at 12:13pm

Maybe this topic has been dealt with before but I cannot locate the thread...in any event, how many strands ( or how many ounces) do you consider to be a "full" install, "3/4" install etc...

I know Tangles had mentioned 200 strands....I'm assuming this is 18" or 20" hair???  Also, do you price per strand? or per ounce?

Thanks for your input....

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I don't count strands, I usually just go by weight in ounces.  I use as follows:-

14inch extension hair installed on short hair (3-4 inch) = 6-7 ounces

14inch extension hair installed on shoulder length hair = 4-6 ounces

18inch extension hair installed on short hair (3-4 inch) = 7-8 ounces

18inch extension hair installed on shoulder length hair = 5-7 ounces

22inch extension hair installed on short hair (3-4 inch) = 8-10 ounces

22inch extension hair installed on shoulder length hair = 7-8 ounces

4oz is usually one pack of hair on a weft

All suppliers' pre-tipped strands are different in thickness and weight so until you've installed a full head you won't know how many you need, weighing them sometimes doesn't work, better to have too much than too little, you can always carry over.

I charge as above £250.00 for 14 or 18inch hair full head and 22inch hair £300.00 I don't mark up the hair and I don't charge per strand, I include free aftercare between install to the three month mark and provide the extension brush.  If someone wants streaks etc I charge for the hair without mark up and then £25 an hour install fee.

To work out the cost of a 1/2 head or 3/4 head you need to have a good look at the client's head, it may sound funny but some people have a big head, some medium and some small.  I have one client who has a small head who I only use 4oz 18inch on for a full head install.  I usually say one pack of hair 4oz is a 3/4 head install and half a head is 2-3 ounce but like I say it depends on the size of their head.  I always advise my clients that they can't go anymore on the length with 1/2 a head, 1/2 a head is just for thickness, I charge £150 for half a head and £175 for 3/4 xx

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She is right. Depending on the client consultation you can determine how much hair. The standard amount is 200 for a full head, but depending on the thickness and width of a persons head it is better to have more hair than not enough.

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Amanda - Thanks so much!  This makes sense...I have been determining cost on a client by client basis but have also put some prices on my website as a guide for clients.  
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I had 2 1/2 lbs installed at one time before

(I had shoulder length hair, used synth *which is heavier then human*,it went down to my ankels and was UBER thick.  Thank god I dont have a tender head!)

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Blimey Kalika you have a head of steel lol x
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Originally posted by Kalika Kalika wrote:

I had 2 1/2 lbs installed at one time before

(I had shoulder length hair, used synth *which is heavier then human*,it went down to my ankels and was UBER thick.  Thank god I dont have a tender head!)

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I think the avatar is cute, i laughed hard when i saw it playing the piano and getting frustrated.

 

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