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Hair Extensions Cost

How Much Do Hair Extensions Cost?

average costPartial Head: $400-$800high costFull Head: $1,600-$4,000
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The cost of hair extensions varies based on: the quality, type and length of hair extension chosen, the method of application and the length and density of the natural hair.

Typical costs:

  • A partial head of hair extensions typically costs between $150 and $300, plus the cost of the hair. Total cost ranges from $400 to $800.
  • A full head of hair extensions (for fullness only) typically costs between $300 and $600, plus the cost of the hair. Total cost ranges from $1,300 to $1,600.
  • A full head of hair extensions for fullness and added length typically costs $600 to $1500 and up, plus the cost of the hair. Total cost ranges from $1,600 to $4,000.
  • High-quality human hair that is cut -- not brushed -- off usually costs from $250 to $500 for a partial head and $1,000 to $2,500 for a full head, depending on length and origin. Synthetic hair and low-quality human hair, which are not recommended, cost much less.
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What should be included:
  • The stylist will schedule an initial consultation to assess your hair and discuss to desired results and cost.
  • Bonding methods include braiding, weaving, sewing and fusion, in which the hair comes coated at the tips with a substance that, when heated, bonds with your own hair.
  • If necessary, the hair extensions will be color matched to your own hair.
  • At the appointment, the stylist will trim your hair and then use the chosen method to attach the hair extensions. Depending on the method and how many extensions are being applied, this can take anywhere from two to six hours. After application, the stylist will trim the hair for a blended look.
Additional costs:
  • Some bonding techniques require regular application of a product to keep the bond in good shape, for about $20 per month.
  • As hair grows, extensions need to be trimmed. This costs about the same as a traditional haircut.
  • Color touch-ups are sometimes necessary on extensions; this can cost $50 or more
  • As hair grows, hair extensions will need to be taken out and reapplied; hair extensions usually last an average of four to six months. This re-application will cost as much as the first for labor, but high-quality human hair usually can be reused.
  • Removal, which can take an hour or two, usually costs the stylist's hourly rate, unless new extensions are being applied.
  • Some salons will charge an hourly rate to apply extensions you buy yourself; however, it usually is a better idea to purchase hair through a licensed hairdresser.
  • Using a "weft" -- a grouping of hairs that have been sewn together in a seam -- is generally quite a bit cheaper than strand-by-strand hair extensions, but tends not to look as natural or allow as much versatility.
  • Clip-in hair extensions can be used for an inexpensive, temporary style; a stylist can show you how to put them in and take them out.
  • Some salons offer discounts for senior citizens or cancer survivors.
Shopping for hair extensions:
  • Tip: First, make sure you are a good candidate for hair extensions. People who are losing a lot of hair, who have allergies to certain chemicals or who are not willing to make regular trips to the salon are not.[1] provides a self-quiz on hair extension suitability.
  • Find a salon by asking for a list of certified stylists from a reputable company that supplies quality human hair extensions. Popular companies include Hairlocs[2] , Great Lengths and Hairdreams[3] .
  • Tip: After you have found a salon, schedule a consultation to get an accurate price estimate. Ask to see before-and-after photographs of previous hair extension clients; a reputable stylist should always have a portfolio and also should be certified by the company that provides the hair extension system they use.
  • Before getting hair extensions done, it is important to ask for a written price quote and guarantee. This is standard practice at reputable salons.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
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ShebySocap Extensions
Amount: $1,500.00 total
Posted by: Nicole Overeen in Raleigh, NC.Posted: August 1st, 2014 05:08PM
Type of Hair: Straight/Blonde from Asia
$1000 for service. $500 for the hair. Thus company is THE BEST bc they're the only company that has keratin tipped bonds and also keratin tape for the tape extensions ( which are reusable). I have been going to Ashley DeVaughn out of Raleigh NC. I TRUSTED HER BC SHE WEARS THEM HERSELF and her natural hair has grown longer and thicker. I've seen it. She's at a Mitchell's Hairstyling Salon and been doing them for 10 years. I would suggest her. Call her salon # 919-846-9214
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Brazillian Knot
Amount: $275.00 total
Posted by: annejevas2 in union, NJ.Posted: March 18th, 2014 05:03AM
Type of Hair: Peruvian Wavy
I tried brazillian knot for the first time and it hurt soooo bad!!!! Never Again!!! I had to cut them out right away. I kept them in for 2 days and then that was it, I could not take it. My scalp actually started itching and getting little bumps!!! Don't do it no matter what!!
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Hair Extensions
Amount: $1,800.00 total
Posted by: Brandi R. in Land O\' Lakes, FL.Posted: October 20th, 2013 01:10PM
Type of Hair: Medium / Fine
I went to The Hair House in Land O' Lakes, FL. A stylist there named Lewis applied fusion extensions. They are wonderful. He was very educated and thorough. I will never go anywhere else again, except to him. I have had no issues whatsoever. After the initial consultation and deposit, he ordered the hair and took care of everything. If you need extensions and you live in this area or around it, I would strongly recommend going to him.
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hair extensions
Amount: $3,000.00 total
Posted by: witchey and matted in great neck, NY.Posted: February 14th, 2013 08:02PM
Type of Hair: was great legnths now ?
My stylist does extensions she charges $250.00 per pack of 25 strands i need at least 12 paks. includes labor but recently i have asked her is there is a less expensive hair and she put hair in me that now gets knotty and matted right after a blow out I can hardly brush out knots on a date I have to keep checking back of hair its matted she doesnt know answer claims its me i need to know maybe the new hair is made of fabric or dolls hair please let me know
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Amount: $300.00 total
Posted by: Munchi in Syracuse, NY.Posted: November 29th, 2012 06:11AM
Type of Hair: Indian Remy/ Brazilian Wave
I got my hair done the first time by Lilly in 2006 and I've Never gone anywhere else! Her prices are so reasonable and she makes house calls. My hair always looks so natural wet or dry. I travel A Lot so I can't have my hair not blending or working under different circumstances. She charges $20 for consultations and when its time for a touch up $50. She also does classes for stylists! It took some time to find her and I'm happy I did! You can contact her by email
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Hair Extensions
Amount: $1,500.00 total
Posted by: Cynt in Marietta, GA.Posted: November 20th, 2012 02:11PM
Type of Hair: Short
I had a fantastic experience. I love my hair extensions. I have the Brazilian Knot Hair Extensions and they are gorgeous. I was referred to Salon 317 and the owner did my extensions. My hair is short and I was worried that I couldn't get them. But my hair looks F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!. The hair is of great quality (she ordered it). They've been in for a little over two months now and going strong. I'm still getting compliments on my hair and would recommend Dee to anyone that is interested in hair extensions. She is absolutely a miracle worker. Check her out for your self....
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Hair extensions
Amount: $340.00 total
Posted by: StacyT in Dallas, TX.Posted: July 25th, 2012 04:07PM
Type of Hair: Peruvian full head
I absolutely love the company I get my hair from they are very affordable and the owner of the hair supply company and the stylist made my service feel like it was customized for me!OMG!My hair so far has been in for 3 months and it still looks great. I have an appointment this Friday to wash and style my hair(with the sew in still in my head). For the hair I paid $150 for 2 packs of 14" peruvian hair and for the stylist to sew it in it was $180. My total price was $340. Not bad at all for the quality of the hair and my sew in!!The salon is Styles By Day it's in Carrollton,TX and the company I bought my hair is ShoNuf Beauty. It's an online store so the hair will be mailed to you but I can't complain at all!!(For some reason it wouldn't let me select 2012 so I had to choose 2011 but my purchase was this year in April
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hair extensions
Amount: $800.00 total
Posted by: susan bee in new york, NY.Posted: April 13th, 2012 01:04AM
Type of Hair: platinum seamless
I paid 800.00 for a full head of platinum seamless extensions. They are supose to last 3 months.After one month parts of it were comming off. When I took them off I noticed I had lost a huge amount of my own hair.
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hair extensions and hair color
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: Lizzy in cocoa beach, FL.Posted: February 23rd, 2012 10:02AM
Type of Hair: naturally wavy/curly
I have been wanting to do extensions in my hair for a while now. I want to experience having my hair hang to my waist. However, the cost is ridiculous and then there is a saying, you get what you pay for. so needless to say, i still dont have any. also... i do color my hair and love the beverly j. hills hair coloring. its wonderful especially for someone like me who likes to play and color their hair. I would like to find someone who can and/or knows how to purchase this product. you can only order his regular hairline of products such as shampoo online. how does one get his hair colorings? the stylist who had used it on me has now moved. anyone know of how to purchase the beverly j hills hair coloring and where to get extenstions done right and good for a fair amount???
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greatest hair extensions ever
Amount: $275.00 total
Posted by: a user in Omaha, NE.Posted: February 12th, 2012 02:02PM
Type of Hair: fine thin
Platinum Salon n Sparn7021 maple rn402.453.5449 rnAsk for January she is great
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Extensions vs Wigs
Amount: $70.00 total
Posted by: Supermom in Petal, MS.Posted: June 4th, 2011 01:06AM
Type of Hair: Short, thin
First a pony-tail clip...then I'll think about extensions. The cost is ridiculous.
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My heard hurts
Amount: $300.00 total
Posted by: Mikala MP in Calgary, Other.Posted: June 1st, 2011 06:06PM
Type of Hair: 100% human hair (cost me $200)
The hair color doesn't even match my hair. The stylist weaved it so tight my head still hurts almost a week later. My scalp is starting to turn red.
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full head extensions
Amount: $1,500.00 total
Posted by: CarmelChic in Indianapolis, IN.Posted: April 26th, 2011 10:04AM
Type of Hair: Keratin Dipped u-tips
I was referred to Indy Remy Boutique fy a friend. The consultation was very detailed and when my extensions were applied the compliments started pouring in. I have always kept my look together; but Indy Remy Boutique elevated the bar (even for my standards). I referred a friend for the full lace unit, and a friend for The individual lash extensions; they both had great results. Thanks Andy and Kenya awesome work.
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strand by strand
Amount: $300.00 total
Posted by: figurebeauty in dallas, TX.Posted: January 24th, 2011 01:01PM
Type of Hair: strand by strand, human
I had mine done by a couple pro' who does the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders extensions. My fiancee watched the process and am I ever lucky......he is just one of those gifted individuals who can do it himself. I will also say if you are good with things like coloring your own hair, etc....that it is rediculously easy. I do my sides and my fiancee does the back. It takes about 5 hrs total. Strand by Strand is the BOMB and these are micro link. They do not fall out and they don't really damage the hair. You just have to be careful about tangling and brushing because they are attached to your hair. I now have beautiful silky shiny hair every 3-4 months! Highly Recommend. Check out Ciao Bella Hair can google it. He is located in Dallas and he can do them for you for a cost....or sell you the hair and fedex it to you. This is my.....5th set, I think. My own hair is course and thick and has a tendency to break off at a certain length rather than grow. Hair extensions have been a godsend for me.
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Hair Extension
Amount: $500.00 total
Posted by: Lady D in sterling, VA.Posted: December 28th, 2010 03:12PM
Type of Hair: Virgin Indian Hair
I went to see Natonia in Clinton,Md. and I got the best weave ever. She has her hair imported from India and it doesn't tangle or matt. The sewn in weave lasted 2 months, however she suggested not to leave it in that long. She's the best.
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Hair Extension
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: Belle Swan in Christchurch, NY.Posted: November 28th, 2010 08:11PM
Type of Hair: Dark Brown
Wel in my personal advice I would lower the prices down, cos at the moment there way to much, yes they maybe hard work and stuff but it would be the same to get other hair cuts. So in my personal advice I would go to a shop to get extension hair would be a cheap one say around 40 and 50 $dollars. Thank you and I hope you hair dresses and owners lower the cost of hair extension, who knows maybe one day you could come up with heaps of poeple coming to get there haid extension done if you lower the price, who knows. Thankyou
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Fusion Method
Amount: $1,300.00 total
Posted by: Nelley in Fort Lauderdale, FL.Posted: October 27th, 2010 06:10PM
Type of Hair: Fine
Full head my stylist did an excellent job. The hair is beautiful she is very patient took her time to apply the hair using the best method out there. The individual one hundred percent remy hair looks natural and shiny. The technique is a flat method it keeps the hair flat so it minimizes any tangle or matting to the natural hair. My goal is to grow my natural hair out. The 1300 hundred included a satin hair holder for any extra hair, reapplication keratin tips to hair I had saved from a previous experience, the new hair, application and hair cut. I also get my first four week followup for free and the six month removal for free. She can be reached at Hair Las Olas her name is Michaela
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full hair extensions
Amount: $350.00 total
Posted by: Rashell in Douglasville, GA.Posted: October 6th, 2010 11:10PM
Type of Hair: wavy
The hair was $100 with tax,the stylist charge included a shampoo, style and cut for $250. Used this stylist before and she did a good job. Price was quoted before service, well worth it.
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Unethical hair stylist
Amount: $1,100.00 total
Posted by: mary gammon in Frisco, TX.Posted: September 11th, 2010 10:09PM
Type of Hair: fine $1100.00
I went to a shop in Frisco Tx.The stylist own her shop and the whole thing was a ripoff.First no charge for consultation then I get there she wants to charge $50.00 for consultation. Her least expensive hair for fusion was $750.00 after that I was dollared to death till I ended paying over $1000.00. The hair is cheap looks cheap and you can see the extensions.My advice get a gurantee in writing and do what I am doing tell everyone about the terrible quality of work.Anyone wanting to the name of this shop email me
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Mah hair hurts!!
Amount: $3,290.00 total
Posted by: AlexisMay in Nashville, TN.Posted: July 6th, 2010 01:07AM
Type of Hair: Long&Black
I really regret extensions , I went to the salon and she started braiding the weave in , it was 1,200$ for labour , and 2,090$ for the extensions themself. i got my bottom layers done , and some under my bangs. they were very very painful , and my scalp started to bleed & blister.after about a month my hairbrush pulled a large amount of hair out, now a year later i have a bald spot on the bottom of my head.
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Hair Extensions
Amount: $400.00 total
Posted by: Atraiel in Largo, FL.Posted: June 21st, 2010 01:06PM
Type of Hair: VIP Hair
I charge $200 to put in extensions and the cost of the hair is $200. I don't believe in paying ridiculous amounts for my hair, so why would I expect anyone else to...727.420.0576
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