We provide two extension methods at the salon:
Our INVISIBLE TAPE-IN EXTENSIONS & our SEW-IN WEAVE WITH A HIDDEN BEAD FOUNDATION
Our signature EXTENSIONISTA WEAVE:
Sew-in weave with a hidden bead foundation
1 row (60 to 90 grams): For women with thin hair density.
2 rows (120 to 180 grams): For women with medium hair density.
3 rows (180 to 270 grams): For women with thick hair density.
We can use more hair/grams per row if necessary.
Invisible Tape-in Extensions:
30 individual pieces (15 pairs/sandwiches) 75 grams: For women with thin hair density.
40 individual pieces (20 pairs/sandwiches) 100 grams: For women with medium hair density.
50 individual pieces (25 pairs/sandwiches) 125 grams: For women with thick hair density
60 individual pieces (30 pairs/sandwiches) 150 grams: For women with thick hair density.
We can use more extension pieces if necessary.
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This service is done every 6 to 8 weeks after the initial installation. We'll remove the extensions and re-install them closer to your scalp.
At this appointment, we'll check your natural hair and scalp to make sure that there is no damage.
FREE hairstyle with every appointment!
Consultation & colour matching
We have over 50 extension colours in stock and ready to install. Solid colours, ombrés, rooted and highlighted colours to match the tones and undertones in your natural hair.
Please fill out the form below and let us know what you would like to achieve with extensions. We'll reach out to you and we'll discuss your options.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US & OUR WORK
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"Nathalie is awesome. She color matched my hair which is multi-colors of hair extensions. I got 20" hair extensions in July 2016 and I am still wearing them! They have lasted almost a whole year. That skeaks for itself. Friends who hadn;t seen me in a while thought that my hair was 100% mine. Will definitely purchase from her again."
"This was my first time getting hair extensions, so i researched all the types and places in Calgary. I'm so happy to have found Nathalie! She's friendly, takes the time to understand what you're going for, and does the job so well! Even though it's difficult for me to trust people with my hair I felt confident trusting her, and was so happy with results!"
"I have had a variety of hair extensions for 10 years and Extensionista Hair Extensions are by far the best hair extensions I have had! No slippage and none of the panels have fallen out and I am on week 7! They are also really easy to take care of and look fabulous. I'm really happy with this product and would highly recommend!"
"Natalie is not only a true professional when it comes to hair extensions and dealing with clients but oh so friendly and inviting. I've never had a bad experience with the hair and she is determined to always provide the best whenever I have an appointment with her. I highly recommend Natalie to anyone"
"Absolutely amazing! Nat has done a wonderful job with my locks. I LOVE her. So personable, and so welcoming. She even squeezed me in when she was supposed to be off. She goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy before you leave. 10/10!!"
"Natalie was amazing!! Got my extensions put in almost two months ago and they are still as perfect as when I first got them! Looking forward to coming back for my touch up."
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS OF OUR WORK
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Hey, I'm Nathalie!
Born in Cameroon.
I'm bilingual (French & English).
I left Cameroon when I was 18 years old and I joined my older sister, Laure in Houston, Texas, where I attended University.
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I first went to Lone Star College System in Houston, then transferred to Sam Houston State University (go Bearkats!), from which I graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Management.
I got married to an awesome guy named Etienne and moved to Calgary, Alberta at the end of 2010.
We have four amazing children (Jayden, 10. Sylvia, 8. Oliver, 6. Lionel, 4 years old).
I attended cosmetology school at Delmar College in Calgary. I am a licensed hairstylist. I specialize in hair extensions.
My first professional job in the cosmetology industry was at a hair salon in Houston, in 2006 called Heidi & Jojo's.
Over the years, I’ve held a few other jobs such as computer lab assistant, call center operator, mystery shopper... but I've never stopped doing hair. I even got a Texas real estate license in 2010 (which is probably no longer valid).
I launched Extensionista Salon in 2011 in Calgary. I wanted to create a safe and private environment where women would feel comfortable talking about their hair insecurities or anything else they wanted to share. I get to meet some incredible women from different walks of life, which is one of the things that make my job so enjoyable.
I launched the EXTENSIONISTA ACADEMY in November of 2020. It's a complete training program about hair extensions as well as business and marketing strategies for hairdressers and salon owners.
FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I was born in a car ... literally! My dad was driving my mom, who was in labor, to the hospital to give birth to me but I guess I was very impatient to see the world, LOL.
You don't have to be stuck with short and thin hair for the rest of your life.
We can give you the hair of your dreams in about an hour. You deserve it!
Contact us below & let's talk about your hair goals!
About Extensionista Hair Extensions
Extensionista's "INVISIBLE TAPE-IN EXTENSIONS" are designed to mimic hair growth from the scalp. This makes the extensions easier to hide when installed.
Another great benefit of these invisible tape-in extensions is that you can create amazing custom colors, root smudges... without worrying about the tape wefts being a different color than the extensions.
Our INVISIBLE/HIDDEN BEAD SEW-IN WEAVE METHOD ensures that your extensions lay flat against the scalp and makes it easier for you to hide the extension beads when putting your hair up in a high ponitail.
Extensionista hair extensions are made with 100% top quality remy human hair. No tangling or shedding.
For our tape-in extensions, each piece of extensions is handmade by injecting hair into a polyurethane base to give the illusion of hair growing directly from the scalp. It makes the extensions very easy to hide.
We only use handtied extensions for our sew-in weave method to ensure that your extension lays as flat as possible against your scalp.
How are tape-in extensions installed
Tape-in extensions are installed by sandwiching a thin slice of your hair between 2 pieces of extensions. It takes around an hour and a half to complete a full installation, including blending and styling. Each installation lasts about 6 to 8 weeks. Extensionista hair extensions are reusable for about a year or more.
How are hidden beads sew-in weave extensions installed
Micro beads are applied to your hair horizontally then handtied weft extensions are sewn across the micro beads to attach them securely. This process is painless.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I schedule an installation appointment at the same time as my consultation?
What kind of hair do you use for your extensions?
How long do your extensions last?
How long does it take to install your extensions?
My natural hair has many different colors and highlights/lowlights, will you be able to color match?
Will you cut/blend my extensions with my natural hair if needed?
How long does one installation of extensions last?
Can I wash and style my hair with hair extensions?
Will you tell me how to take care of my hair extensions once they are installed?
Are extensions damaging to my natural hair?
I get my natural hair colored every 6 to 8 weeks. How will that work with extensions?
I have my own hair extensions from a different brand. Would you be able to install them for me?
What methods of payment do you accept?
Are the pictures and videos on your website, your actual work?
✅ Wait 24 to 48 hours after your extensions installation before washing your hair.
✅ Wash your hair once or twice a week with our recommended haircare products. We carry a wide variety of products at the salon that are safe for your extensions as well as your natural hair.
✅ Do not apply conditioner or any oil directly to the tape area.
✅ When brushing the hair, start from the bottom and work your way up.
✅ Blow dry hair on moderate heat after using a good heat protector.
✅ Make 1 or 2 big braids when going to sleep, swim, or exercise. Untangle the hair before making the braids.
✅ NEVER SLEEP ON WET HAIR. Make sure your hair is completely dry before going to bed.
✅ It would be advisable NOT TO TINT, COLOR, PERM or any other extra process to the hair. However, if you wish to colour the hair, make sure it is done by an experienced colourist.
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✅ Arriving & check-in
We kindly ask that all clients arrive on time and with their hair ready for their scheduled appointments.
If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled and you will immediately be charged a $100 no-show fee.
If you arrive more than 5 minutes prior to your appointment time, We ask that you kindly wait in your vehicle until your appointment time as We may not be available to let you into the salon.
✅ Appointment cancellation policy
We understand that emergencies happen. If you need to cancel your appointment, we simply ask that you notify us of any cancellations or rescheduling at least 24 hours prior to the appointment to avoid a $100 charge. We reserve the right to cancel any non-confirmed appointment at any time.
✅ Client/service refusal
We reserve the right to refuse any services should we feel the service requested is not up to our standards, or may compromise the integrity of the hair.
We also reserve the right to refuse service to any clients should we feel threatened due to verbal or physical abuse of any sort.
✅ Methods of payment
At Extensionista Salon, we accept e-transfer payments. We also accept Visa, Mastercard, American express. We accept cash payments but please be sure to have the exact amount as we may not have any change.
We pride ourselves in the quality of our work and strive to ensure that every client who leaves our salon is 100% satisfied. However, if you find that you are unhappy with the end result of your service, we would be more than happy to make any necessary adjustments to your hair. Please note that we do not offer complimentary services as a result of a change of mind.
Please be advised that there is 24/7 video surveillance at the salon.
My clients say that getting hair extensions has boosted their confidence and self esteem.
When you look good, you feel good!
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