No, not in 99% or more of the clients. If the service that you receive is cared for and maintained as you have been instructed to do so, no damage should result. In fact, many women who come already have fairly damaged hair, and see remarked improvement in a short time. If you do not follow the recommendations, you may cause some form of damage. The health and condition of your own naturally growing hair is a primary concern because many of the most popular options are attached directly, hair to hair. So it needs to be in the best condition possible for the continuing wear of the product. It is imperative that care and maintenance be performed exactly when and as instructed. Failure to do so may result in the refusal of Transformations Hair Inc. to maintain you as a client.
No. Anything can be removed at an appropriate time. Your own naturally growing hair will look the same as it did before, with a few exceptions: any anticipated damage (ex. your hair is breaking as a result of prior chemical damage until it is cut off or stops on its own), or progression in hair loss due to a medical reason (physical, mental, emotional, reaction to medication, etc.), or some or all of your hair was altered in some manner as to accommodate the enhancement or replacement.
Yes, many women do enhancements a few times a year for special occasions, travel, holidays, etc. Hair enhancement is also very popular for professional headshot photos, brides-to-be, female wedding party members, mothers of the bride, models, celebrities, etc.
The easiest way to answer this is “Let’s hope not!” This answer is two-fold and sort of complicated. First you have the issue of others noticing. It’s like when you get a new haircut or color, it depends largely on the degree of contrast or difference between the before and the after. Let’s say you are experiencing moderate to excessive hair loss due to a medication reaction or something like Alopecia Areata, and you sense that the people you work with are starting to notice. If you begin to wear something and go directly back to work within a few days, it’s highly probable that people are going to notice that you’ve done something different. You are the only person who can assess your situation and the people that you come into frequent contact with. Are they nosy? Are they in your face about every new or different thing that you do? If so, we can do it in such a manner as to cut down the “notice” factor as much as possible (ex. do it before a long weekend, short leave of absence, do a gradual procedure if possible, etc.).
Next there is the issue of ‘seeing’ something. When styled properly, almost nothing is visible to others. Everything that is done at Transformations Hair Inc. is non-surgical. This means that the one thing that is usually completely invisible, Surgical Hair Transplantation, is not done at Transformations. And sometimes even this procedure can leave noticeable scars, patterns or insertion marks. The methods used at Transformations are all additions or attachments to your own hair that are either temporarily or semi-permanently attached depending. So, all of the attachments or bases are visible if they are not covered properly. This is a responsibility that is shared between us. It is my responsibility to choose the best solution possible, and then educate you on care, maintenance and styling; and it is your responsibility to possess or practice toward the appropriate skill level necessary to make the product or procedure we’ve chosen work for you.
Yes. The world’s top hair goods manufacturers have invested many years and millions of dollars researching and designing hair enhancements and hair replacements that look as natural as possible. When, as stated previously, all of the care and styling requirements are met. But just as “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, what looks natural is subjective. You have to remember that all of these enhancements are products and procedures that are incorporated into your existing hair. The look may or may not be attractive to you. Only you can decide if you feel that you look better with the enhancement or better without it. Incidentally, only about 1 out of every 10 potential clients feels that they would rather wear their own hair without an enhancement.