Extensions Process

Hair Extensions Cambridge MA

What to Expect

This step-by-step walkthrough of the hair extension application process at Lola Hair Studio will help you know what to expect at each point throughout the process.
Find out which hair extensions are right for you with our complimentary in-person consultation.

The Consultation

This is by far the most important step in the whole extension process. It’s very important that we get to see your hair in person, in its natural state. This way we can determine a few very important things:
  • If you are a good candidate for hair extensions based on the length of your existing hair, health, and density.
  • What method would be best for you based on the density of your hair.
  • What colors we need to blend to give you your perfect match.
This is the best time to get every single hair extension question you can think of out on the table. If you decide hair extensions are right for you, then on to step 2!

Consultation Details

Financial Planning

It is important to us that we help you understand the financial commitment of hair extensions so you can be fully prepared. Before we are able to schedule your extension appointment, a deposit will be required. We do this for two reasons: Firstly, because we often need to order your hair for you before your hair appointment. Secondly, we will need to set aside a significant amount of time aside for your extension appointment and this time must be secured with a deposit.

Along with your deposit, you will sign a deposit form & hair extension waiver. To view this in advance you may do so here: Hair Extension Waiver. We may also discuss the possibility of signing you up for our extension membership which can save you money, give you incredible perks and can be canceled at anytime.

Appointment Day

When you arrive for your appointment we hope you are excited — it’s extension day! Don’t worry about coming with clean hair — we will wash it and dry it for you to ensure we have a completely clean surface before starting. Your hair will also most likely be out and ready for you. At this point, your hairstylist will go over any last minute questions you may have and recap what you discussed during your consultation.

Before we get started, we will likely ask for your permission to take a “before” photo. We do this because it’s so fun for you to see the results side by side — and we love to share them to our social media pages. If you don’t feel comfortable taking photos that’s totally fine! It’s completely optional. After your hair has been shampooed and blown out, we are ready for the next step!


Once your extensions are in but are not yet blended, you might be wondering what you got yourself into. Your new hair extensions don’t look quite right. Don’t worry — we are just about to get to the most technical (and vital) step in making your extensions look like your own: the blending.

We have a wide range of tools and tricks in our arsenal to blend your hair extensions, and this is where we see the most mistakes made by other stylists. If hair extensions are not properly blended they can stick out and make your new, added hair look obvious (improper color-matching will also cause this issue). Once your hair has been perfectly blended, it’s time to show you how to style your new extensions!


You may love your hair in a more natural state after your blending, but it’s also fun to try something new.

Your stylist will offer to do something a little extra special with your styling and teach you how to use a curling wand, flat iron, curling iron or hot rollers to style your new extensions while recommending the best products to take care of your extensions.


If we got before photos, we definitely need to get some cute afters!

Have fun, be yourself, and let us snap some photos of your gorgeous new extensions!

Aftercare & Adios

It’s time to say goodbye — but before we do, we have a gift for you! As a thank you for getting your extensions done at Lola Hair Studio we will gift you a goodie bag with aftercare products to ensure you are using only the best on your new extensions. Oribe Shampoo, conditioner, leave-in spray, and a Lola extension hair brush are all included in your gift. You will also be given a copy of our hair extension care guide to take home with you. Since you’ve already paid your deposit you will simply pay the remainder of your extension cost and we will set up your next maintenance appointment. If you wish to sign up for an extension membership now is the time to help us get you all set up! That may be all for now — but our relationship is just beginning! We are always here for you to answer any questions and to ensure that you are totally happy we always offer to tweak anything you are not 100% satisfied with after your extension appointment.

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My extensions are incredible, I feel so confidant! Couldn’t have been more satisfied. My stylist knows what he’s talking about regarding extensions and is so passionate in what he does ! I hesitated for years on extensions and now I’m just mad I waited so long.
- Danielle C.
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