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Real cost of your hair extension!

You are now ready to change your hairstyle and opted for Hair Extensions...

You have your preferred Hair Extensions shop...

But you are not sure about the REAL cost of a hair extension!!

So here's what we've found:

The cost 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.

But I did a little research and it usually costs: 

Clip-on Hair Extensions

  • These are the cheapest option. They can range anywhere from $30 to $300.
  • They are easy and fast to apply. If you are looking for a temporary hairdo, you should consider buying these.

Synthetic Hair Extensions

  • Synthetic hair can range between $50 to $300.
  • While synthetic hair is more affordable than human hair, most will melt when they are exposed to heat, such as a curling iron.
  • One of the benefits of synthetic hair is that it has already been set and pre-styled. That also means it will not get frizzy from humidity or rain.
  • The drawback is that you cannot blow-dry, curl, or color it. It can't be reused like human hair.
  • It also doesn't last as long (usually 1-3 months).
  • If you have a smaller budget and plan on wearing the extension for only a short period of time (one night of clubbing), then a clip-on extension made from synthetic hair is the best choice.

Human Hair Extensions

  • Human hair costs anywhere from $80 to $500.
  • It is the most expensive option, but you definitely get your money's worth because it looks the most natural and lasts the longest.
  • The highest-quality extensions are made of 100% human hair that has not been treated with chemicals. This is also known as "virgin human hair."

 So now you have the price for each set...

You also want to add in the cost of extensions the length and the amount of hair you want.

Obviously, the more hair you need, the more expensive it will cost


Don't forget the Hair Extension Application Methods and Costs

As per our research, there are different type and pricing for different application:

  1. Hot Fusion Bonding. This is a more common method that uses hot glue to attach the extensions to your own hair. This method can cost anywhere between $300 to $500.

  2. Cold Fusion Bonding. Professionals use this method by applying a keratin-based polymer to secure the extension to your hair. While this method is more expensive, the results can last really long (up to half a year). Bonding will set you back $1500-$3000.

  3. Weave. This method is more time consuming as it involves braiding the extension into your natural hair. Some people may choose this method to fill in thinner areas on their scalp. Weaves cost anywhere from $1000 to $5,000.

  4. Coil Hair Extensions. Coil hair extensions involve stringing your hair through tiny copper coils. This method is gentle and does not involve the use of chemicals. It costs $750-$2000.

Does color add up to the cost?



The cost may also vary with color. Black is the cheapest!!


Seeing this huge amount of pricing for Hair Extensions doesn't limit you from getting one, there are different stores that offer you the best quality with good quality hair products like Empress Hair Extensions!



You should also factor in the cost of maintenance in addition to the initial cost.

After your hair extensions have been attached, it's important to follow the specialist's recommendation for maintenance.


Taking special care of your new hair extensions will ensure that they last longer and stay beautiful!

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