Fifty-inch hair extensions — that was Kylie Jenner’s request to hairstylist Priscilla Valles not too long ago.
“That was the longest order I had ever accomplished,” stated Valles. “Granted, that was for a photoshoot. And it was for a very cool look. After which we ended up slicing it to 30 inches. However most of my shoppers are in about 26-inch extensions proper now.”
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The sought-after extensions skilled works with the likes of Dua Lipa, Kim Kardashian and Hailey Bieber.
“The development is the Cher vibe, the lengthy, actually skinny, pure hair, as pure as attainable,” she added.
Odds are — although you possibly can’t inform — your favourite movie star, pop star, actor, YouTuber, you title it, is sporting hair extensions.
The fad was once “the thickest extensions you may think about,” Valles continued. “Extra, extra, extra, however now it’s developed. Now, it’s about, ‘How do we have now extensions, but additionally make it look pure?’”
For the primary time, Valles is releasing a line of her personal, a group of extensions and software instruments for shoppers and hairstylists, in collaboration with Glam Seamless.
“Whenever you consider hair extensions and superb software, you consider Priscilla Valles,” stated Alexandra Cristin, founding father of Glam Seamless. “There’s probably not anybody else that might come to the thoughts by way of knowledgeable hairstylist.”
“I had a woman crush on Alex and on the model,” chimed in Valles. “I had gotten launched to the clip-ins by [fellow hairstylist] Chris Appleton, and I used to be actually, actually impressed by the standard of the hair.”
Out Could 14 on glamseamless.com, Valles is providing keratin extensions beginning at $109.99, together with hand-tied tape-ins, clip-ins and coloured choices. She dyed samples herself in Los Angeles earlier than sending them off to Glam Seamless for mass manufacturing. The partnership has been over a 12 months within the making.
“It actually was giving Priscilla the time and the area to curate a line of extensions that had been — at the start — customized colours, which doesn’t exist on this market,” Cristin continued. “On the finish of the day, folks would like to have the customized colours and the customization that Priscilla offers to her shoppers.”
As a part of the launch technique, the corporate is releasing an educational on-line class taught by Valles. Whereas it’s out there for the on a regular basis shopper, the video is made to focus on hair extension professionals. The trade is anticipated to develop by 11 p.c this 12 months, in accordance with Glam Seamless.
“She’s actually taken the time to coach the stylists and provides them her suggestions and tips,” stated Cristin. “She’s by no means accomplished that.”
“It’s a really weak place for me, as a result of, you already know, in our trade you construct your repute off of your work,” stated Valles. “You actually excellent your work. And also you don’t actually share all of your secrets and techniques and your suggestions, as a result of that’s the way you construct your clientele. It’s your craft. So, for me to lastly share all of that — I knew that there would come a time and a spot for that, and this line is clearly the time and place for me.”
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