3 Virtual Classes To Expand Your Salon Business

Posted on: 4 August 2021


Taking virtual classes to expand your skills can increase the number of clients that want to visit your business because you will offer more services. There are different types of virtual classes you should consider because they are popular services and would allow you to be more competitive with other salons.

Caring For Natural Textured Hair

Over the last decade, there has been a surge in women who are embracing their natural texture, but there are few salons that are capable of truly understanding the nuances of natural textured hair. If you are only accustomed to naturally straight or relaxed hair, you will need to understand how porosity affects the products you will use in hair and subtle differences in the needs of curly hair versus tightly coiled hair. The more textured the hair, the hair is more prone to tangles. You will need to understand techniques for detangling different hair textures without hurting the client and to minimize hair breakage. The type of products you use on textured hair are also important because many common hair care products contain ingredients that can be drying.

Installing Extensions

Installing extensions are another popular service because it can quickly transform a person's style. There are multiple ways to install extensions that may depend on the individual client, such as the current state of their hair and scalp or how much they are willing to pay. Before you consider the methods to install extensions, you will need to learn about the different extensions available. For example, some extensions are clip-ins, but others may have a single or double weft.

Another consideration will be whether you are using synthetic or human hair. Human hair commands a higher price because it is more versatile. Virgin human hair, which means it has not been processed, can be colored and otherwise chemically processed. Extensions can be attached with either glue or sewn in with thread. Glue is faster and less expensive than sewing, but it can damage the hair and scalp if not done properly. Glue may be the only option for people with little hair or those who have bald spots. Careful removal of glue-in extensions will also minimize damage.

Making Wigs

Most customers will select human hair extensions for their wig because they are more natural-looking than synthetic hair. Creating a wig involves knowing which type of wig cap to use as the base. Less commonly, some people create wigs by attaching the wefts to the cap with hot glue. This is a faster way of making a wig, but it may be less secure. The most common method of making a wig is sewing the wefts to the wig cap. Much like installing extensions, this method produces a more secure wig.

You will need to learn special techniques when installing closures or frontals. Closures have a circular base and are designed to be installed at the top of the wig to hide the wefts. Some closures have a D-shaped piece of lace that is placed at the front of the wig but do not cover the full hairline. This allows a small amount of parting space at the front of the wig. Frontals are more extensive closures that cover the entire front of the hairline allowing for more areas where the wig can be parted and remain natural-looking.

With many virtual classes available, salons can learn about new techniques that will expand the amount of services they offer. The more you can offer clients, the more competitive your salon will be.

Contact a company like Perfectress to learn more.