How Much Do Hair Extensions Cost?

How Much Do Hair Extensions Cost?

The cost of hair extensions may differ considerably and the price range starts at a couple of hundred bucks to as high as a few thousand dollars. The ultimate cost will depend on numerous factors, which includes the quality and type of hair, length and amount of hair and the application method of the hair extensions. Another key consideration that you need to look at is the time required in applying for the hair extensions, and here you can expect to spend quite more if the application method is time intensive.

TypeAverage CostApplication Time
Clip In Hair Extensions$100-$50015 mins
Tape In Hair Extensions
$50-$40030 mins-1 hour
Sew-In Hair Extensions$250-$10003-4 hours
Fusion Hair Extensions$200-$10005-8 hours
Micro Bead Hair Extensions$200-$10003-5 hours

Tape-in hair extensions comprise of one-inch broad pre-taped hair wefts and thin taped wefts that basically tape in between your natural hair in sandwich-type bonds. At present day, they are the most requested type of hair extension method simply because they stay secure and discreet, appearing like your own natural hair. This method is 100% natural, requires no chemicals or tools and can last up to three months since the hair is reusable. Excluding its maintenance cost (which is very less)
Tape in hair extensions can cost around $50-$400.

Clip in hair extensions comprise of several hair strands, each attached individually. Typically, 3” to 4” wide pieces are applied on the back of your head in multiple layers, and a few 1” to 2” wide pieces are fixed on the sides. As is suggested by the name, every strand is attached to your natural hair with a clip.
The average price for clip in hair extensions is from $100-$500

Your natural hair is braided in rows from ear to ear and wefts of hair are woven (with thread) onto the braids. Stylist braids natural hair to create a base & sews the weft into brainds using a needle or thread.
The average price is from $250-$1000.

Individual keratin-tipped strands are fused to your natural hair using heat. It suits for medium to thick density hair. It needs 5-8 hours to apply.
The average cost is about $200-$1000

No glue or heat required. Normally made with 100% Remy human hair - the most sought-after hair in the professional hair extensions market.
It can last 3-6 months and can be reused 1-3 times.
The average cost is about $200-$1000

Amount Of Hair

The longer and more hair you wish to wear in the form of an extension, the more you will have to pay. The ideal hair quantity will largely depend on the length and volume of your own hair. If you want to go all-out with a thick and big mane of hair, then you will definitely have to spend more than when you were just looking for a medium or shorter length hairstyle.

Hair Type: Human Hair Or Synthetic Hair

Human hair is generally sourced from China, India, Malaysia, Russia and Brazil. The human hair extensions from a different region will have different price points. In addition to that, the scarcity and availability will also affect the price, for example, a light brown curly hair extension is quite rare, and therefore it will need a higher price to acquire.
While synthetic weaves, wigs and hair extensions may be purchased for as little as $25 and under, high-quality Remy human hair rarely can be found for under $100.

Temporary or Permanent?

You are the only person who can decide if you want temporary, permanent or semi-permanent hair extensions. And while it is true that permanent options like sew-ins and keratin tips cost you a bit extra, they generally don’t need readjustment or reinstallation until about 3 – 4 months later. For quality 100% human hair such as Remy, the hair can even be reused once it is properly cared for. It is also low maintenance and feels and looks so natural that most people derive daily pleasure from this beautiful texture. Hence, you might want to consider investing the extra funds into purchasing virgin human hair which will give you the option to wash, color and style it as you would your own hair.

How much do hair extensions cost in a salon?

Unless you have opted for the clip-in or tape-in methods, there can possibly be a cost associated with removing your hair extensions. This cost would depend both on the original method of installation and the number of extensions that needs to be removed. Some salons charge upwards of $85 per hour for this service, and it can take a few hours to have the process completed.
For this reason, it is super important that you carefully consider all your options when it comes to your extensions and weigh all the pros and cons. But at the end of the day, once you make good decisions that suit both your pocket and your lifestyle, then using extensions can be a joyous, painless experience that you’d probably want to repeat as soon as possible!