Hair grows, and so extensions need to be readjusted so they’re closer to the scalp again. Here are some touch-up tips to help your clients get in and out of the salon faster. This three part series is all about getting those touch ups just right.

When tightening extensions, unclamp each bead and remove the extension from hair. Organize each extension strand upon removal so that you can reattach each strand in the same position as before. Set them out on a table and even label if you have to. The most important thing is to keep the strands organized.  This will ensure that you will not have to reblend the extensions.

Taking out all the extension strands at once is important because it gives your client’s hair a chance to relax for a few minutes. Wash and clean the hair before reinstalling for a fresh start.

Remember to never reuse the beads. Once they’ve been crimped and uncrimped, they’re not as strong, and are more likely to fall out.

Make sure to address any questions or concerns your client has. Adjustment appointments are an ideal time to examine your clients hair and check for signs of distress. If there are huge bald spots, or matting, suggest the proper course of action for your client. It’s your responsibility to protect the health of her hair. Help her know how to properly care for her extensions.