Our Kelowna salon offers three types of hair extension application techniques suitable for a range of hair textures and budgets:


A method of pressing and heating extensions to the hair and scalp that are attached to strips of tape.


A method of braiding strips of hair to pre-existing strands.


A method of fusing keratin-tipped extensions to your natural hair.

It’s always important to ensure that your hair extensions match your natural hair color, texture and shape as seamlessly as possible. Our Kelowna hair experts will help you find the perfect hair extension based on looks and budget. We always make sure that your extension is the right hair density so that there is no unnecessary or excessive pulling at your roots, causing painful damage. For example, thick, coarse hair works better with an extension of similar density, whereas silky, fine hair will suit a lighter density extension. Our trained and experienced professionals will always ensure to apply your extensions with as much care and precision as possible. It is our duty to protect your hair!

We have a variety of different tints and colors that range from natural all the way to neon. The great thing about hair extensions is they are highly suitable for those who like get creative and play with color, but don’t want to commit to dyeing their hair and risking the damage.

Types of Hair Extensions

Natural (Human) Hair

Natural hair extensions are high-quality and result in a silky smooth and well-blended extension. They tend to be a bit more expensive, but the investment is well worth it as the results are long-lasting, lustrous and natural. Virgin hair is hair that has never been chemically processed, and gives the softest and most natural effect.

Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair extensions are more affordable than their natural counterparts, however they do not last as long and are harder to match with your natural color and texture. However, they are great for those Kelowna clients who want to test out if hair extensions are right for them without spending lots of money up front. With synthetic extensions, it is important to limit heat styling and to be extra careful when brushing your hair.

With both hair extension types, it is recommend to treat them gently and with extra care. The last thing you want is to tug or pull at your extension, causing your roots to take on a lot of stress. We always recommend that our Kelowna clients go to bed with a protective hairstyle such as a loose bun or braid, as hair is prone to tangle and break while you are sleeping. We also recommend that you wait until your hair is dry before you attempt to brush it, as brushing hair while wet causes tears and breakage to occur.

If you have any other questions about different hair extension brands, colors, textures or applications, please call our Kelowna salon to speak with one of our friendly team members!

Are you looking to do something different with your hair?

Professional hair straightening, styling, and colouring can only do so much for your hair. No matter which of these treatments you choose, you still only have your hair to work with. The colour of your hair might not be too cooperative with certain styles or colouring treatment. Or, your hair might not be as long as you want it to be.

At Defy Hair & Esthetics, you can add length to your hair, or give yourself a totally new look all with the magic of our high-quality and ethical hair extensions.

Your hair is delicate. You don’t want to put your hair in the hands of just anyone. So why not put your extensions in the hands of a professional salon filled with stylists who care?

Micro-Link Hair Extensions by Defy Hair & Esthetics and More

Whether you want waist-length hair, or you want a long ponytail, hair extensions are the fastest and most stylish approach on the market.

Like how every person’s natural hair is different, there are also a variety of hair extensions on the market and various application methods.

Micro-link hair extensions have little beads on them that link your hair to the extensions. Every individual strand of the extension hair has a small link on it which we put your hair through. Once the hair is through the bead, it is clamped down.

With the micro-link technique, your natural hair and the extensions fully become one. Micro-link extensions are incredibly secure, and they blend in with your natural hair perfectly!

How Long Do Hair Extensions Last?

There are kinds of hair extensions on the market, just like how every person’s natural hair is different.

Micro-bonding (or micro-link) methods—which you better believe Defy Hair & Esthetics is familiar with—can last up to four months before they need to be re-fitted. Double-taped extensions, as well as weaves, typically last for six to eight weeks before they’ll need to be replaced.

Just like your naturally grown hair, extensions can get split ends. Over time they’ll start to look damaged and fried. It is just the natural reaction to the hair being styled time and time again. We recommend that you pay close attention to your extensions. If they do begin to show signs of damage and split ends, don’t hesitate to visit the professional hair stylists at Defy Hair & Esthetics.

Customize Your Hair Extensions With Defy Hair & Esthetics

It doesn’t matter whether your hair extensions are clip-ins from the local pharmacy or professionally linked micro-bond extensions. Those extensions are going to look so much better if your stylist cuts and colours them to best match your beauty.

Doing this will make them blend into your haircut.

Most professional stylists will already know this, but not all of them. Rest assured that Defy Hair & Esthetics won’t let you leave the salon until your extensions look as beautiful and natural as the rest of you.

Call Us Today!

For more information on our hair extensions, give Defy Hair & Esthetics a call today!