How Much Do Hair Extensions Cost in NYC?

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Combing through the different salons, stylists, and options can be daunting. Here is a quick guide to the cost of hair extensions.

Hair extensions have become increasingly affordable as new types and bonding technologies hit the market. In Manhattan, cost of hair extensions range depending hair extension method and type of hair. 

No matter what kind of extension you choose, when you purchase hair extensions, you’re paying for the actual hair, materials used to attach the extension (e.g. keratin and micro beads), and a professional’s time installing and blending the extensions. They can cost anywhere between $200 - $3,000 for installation and $100 - $600 for maintenance every 6-8 weeks.  

Most Costly: Fusion Hair Extensions in NYC

Fusion hair extensions are semi-permanent extension methods involving glue adhesive that need to be maintained every 6 weeks. They are the least visible extension, but the cost tends to be on the higher end: $2,000+ for installation and $600+ for maintenance. 

If you’d like to learn more about these hair extensions and options, visit NYC Extensions Salons

Most Affordable (But Temporary): Clip-in Extensions in NYC

If you’d like extensions for special event, you can consider clip-in hair extensions. A salon for clip-ins will typically charge $250 - $600, depending on the salon and hair length. After your clip-in installation, you can return to the salon for re-installation, which can range from $100 - $200, pending your salon. If this sounds good to you, check out RPZL.

Affordable, No-Glue Solutions: Tape-in and Micro Bead (Micro Link) Extensions in NYC

Tape-in and micro bead hair extensions are a semi-permanent extension methods that need to be maintained every 6 weeks. As an example, the Mane Society offers this extension method for a placement appointment ($600 - $900) including hair, and $239/mo for maintenance. Additional fees apply for hair longer than 20” and custom color mixing. However, we’ve seen salons double this in price, and vary maintenance appointments, so we recommend getting a consultation before committing!

Get more detail on Mane Society Pricing here.

Human Hair Extensions in NYC

Synthetic hair is tempting because it’s 25-50% the cost of human hair. If you are looking for semi-permanent hair extensions, synthetic hair won’t do the trick. As you use products and style tools, synthetic hair will not blend with your natural hair. 

When it comes to human hair, the pricing depends on quality, length, and kind of hair. Top quality hair (a.k.a. Remy hair) is often identified as been recently cut, all one length (double-drawn), and having non-porous cuticle layers in the same direction.