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Hours:

Regular Hours

Wens through Fri 9am-9pm Sat 9am-8pm Sun 12pm-6pm

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Services/Products:
  • Wigs & Hair Pieces
Payment method:
amex, debit, discover, master card, visa
Neighborhoods:
Stone Oak, Far North Central
Categories:
Beauty Salons, Hair Replacement, Hair Weaving, Wigs & Hair Pieces, Hair Stylists
Other Information:

Specialties: Extensions

Parking: Lot, Private

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Average

By Appointment Only: Yes

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Posted: 9/17/2013

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Honestly, Melissa changed by life. I am so indebted to her.

I am in my 40s, and have super fine hair, that began thinning at the crown 13 years ago after the birth of my child. I have spent over a decade battling it. I have had every blood test known to man. In sum, it’s heredity, and a hormone imbalance that only menopause will cure. Even so, I’ve tried everything. oils, vitamins, massage, Nioxin, Minoxidil, bio-identicals, Rx meds. I spent a fortune, with no results.

The older I got, the more it damaged my self-esteem. When I looked down, or when you stand or sit behind me, you could see my scalp and thin patches. I became a master of concealment. The side part, strategic hairspray, hair fibers, hair pieces. Clip ins that hurt like heck and damaged my hair further. It was exhausting, sad, and so time consuming!

Finally, I gave up. I started looking into extensions.

Honestly, I was very skeptical. The last thing I wanted was to further my hair loss with “friction alopecia.” I researched nearly all extension stylists in SA. I eliminated the “jack of all, master of none” or one’s that are self-declared specialists who trained via YouTube.

I was almost ready to give up. And then I came across “Extensions of Yourself” and Melissa. What a difference! First of all, Melissa is an educated, certified specialist, trained in a variety of methods, has seen it all, & knows her stuff. And it is quite clear that her goal is to help people, not make $. Her compassion is obvious as is her sensitivity to emotions surrounding hair loss. She truly understands what it is like to feel embarrassed about hair. I’ve never met anyone who “gets it” the way she does.

In a free consultation, she carefully goes over your options, the prices, and what type of service will best fit your life style. There is no hard sell. She was honest and explained to me that HairDreams extensions can be reused two times, so you don’t have to buy new extensions in 6 months. But others, like Great Lengths, are used once and that’s it, you have to pay for both labor, and new extensions every 6 months or so. Her point was: you can opt for cheaper extensions, but it is false economy if you plan on keeping them longterm. I had been to countless salons that pushed the lower end extensions, fully aware that it means more $$$ for them.

After the consult, Melissa encouraged me to think about it for awhile, even when I was ready to whip out my checkbook that very moment! So, I took my time. The cost was reasonable and under market for SA, far less than most salons. I added up all the money I spent on products, the time, the emotional toll it was taking. Two weeks later, I set up my appointment.

The hair salon is intimate. You get personal attention without having to deal with the group of gossiping women. It is just you, and Melissa. The process took about 6 hours. I am hyperactive -- but somehow the time flew by. Melissa she puts earbuds in, and listens to music, leaving you free to work on a laptop (free wifi!), read, or whatever. She doesn’t waste your time taking personal calls, texting, or gossiping with other stylists.

When she was done, I didn’t even recognize myself. I knew I’d feel better, but I didn’t imagine how much decent hair could improve appearance, and in turn---confidence!   It is weird, but having normal hair, can make all your other features look better as well. My natural thin hair emphasized any flaw in my skin,

All in all, it has been a life-changing, wonderful experience with Extensions of Yourself. I told Melissa, “I think I will die with my hair extensions in” and I meant it. I could never go back to the struggle I had before I met Melissa. She is truly a blessing. I will be a lifelong client.

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cowanjj

Posted: 11/13/2011

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wonderful work

Melissa did a great job on my hair!! From the initial visit to the follow ups she was very informative and knowledgeable. She took her time and made sure you liked what you saw! She really cares about making her clients look and feel beautiful!! I have naturally thin hair and Melissa gave me thick long locks!! I have much more confidence now and I know I went to the right person!!

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whatvr

Posted: 11/8/2011

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Great service!

I've been going to Melissa for a year. I had hair loss from chemotherapy, and genetics so she had quite a challenge. I am very happy with the results, hair, length, color, and quality.
The scheduling of appointments is also never a problem, allowing me flexibility and privacy too. Highly recommend!

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tamkinser

Posted: 11/8/2011

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Very personalized

I think God sent me to Melissa. I had hair loss from chemotherapy and she made me feel beautiful again. I had never really been to a beautician before--did my color myself. She's very prompt with calling you back, and she always wants to get you in as soon as she can. She continues to give me great service. I have recommended her to many friends and fellow patients.

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ba firefly

Posted: 8/26/2011

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Melissa is the BEST! I will never go anywhere else!

I have been thinking about getting extensions for two years now. I went to all the hair salons websites and they all said pretty much the same thing. I went to Extensions of Yourself's website and read Melissa's bio. I do not go to Salons because I have very thin hair due to thyroid disease, the last time I went to Toni and Guy or however you spell it, they made me feel like I wasnt even worth talking too. It was a horrible experience and I will never go back. I really feel blessed that I found Melissa, she did such a wonderful job on my hair, the first thing I said when she was finished was ""I have hair!"" when I got home and looked at it again in the mirror I cried I was so happy. Melissa gave me much more than hair, she gave me confidence. She told me how beautiful I looked, and I told her how beautiful I felt. She is one of those people you meet in your life that changes you for the better. What makes her so special is she actually cares about you, it has nothing to do with money, she just wants to see you happy. Go to her, if you have hair or not, she is a great person and I'm so glad I found her! See you in four weeks girl!

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katintothesea

Posted: 10/8/2010

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great experience and lovely extensions!!

After clip ins, glued tracks, and even trying a weave...all of those extensions make you feel like you are wearing a helmet. It's hot, the hair gets nappy, it's damaging to your hair, getting it out is always a painful or accidental process. After wasting so much time and money on those extensions I finally did my research and found fusion extensions in san antonio. I had heard many good things about Melissa and after getting a consultation from another place for fusion extensions I felt the most comfort and reliability with Melissa at Extensions of Yourself. Unlike other salons that passed me off to many different assistants to explain the fusion extension process, i left with little knowledge about how they worked or felt and also thought my natural color was (as they said) not likely to be able to accomplish. Driving to Melissa for a consultation, I was a walk in but she sat me down and explained in detail how everything worked and that it was very healthy for your hair. She showed me by taking down her own hair which she had done fusion extensions on. At first sight you would never believe it was not her own hair!! Her intelligence and one on one attention...never being passed off to someone who is not Melissa is very refreshing. Her rates are great when you see the quality of the hair and with little maintenance they last and still look great after 6 months! I was sold and just got my extensions done yesterday after only a week of waiting for the hair and with everything other salons said would be almost impossible, Melissa did with no problem. Not only do I have my natural color back but I have fused hair that can be pilled, yanked, styled, etc...and I don't have to worry about it coming out. It's definitely worth the money!! With proper maintenance I don't see why anyone would use any other type of extension and if you want to be able to finally really trust someone with your hair, you can definitely trust Melissa! Agreed, she is indeed a miracle worker!

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Trinnie

Posted: 9/20/2010

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The best hair extensions! Affordable too!

I have been getting extensions for a few years now and every time I went to someone the first set of extensions looked GREAT for a few weeks, then they became matted and tangled. It seemed when I had to go back and get them taken out and put back in, the second time looked even worse, not to mention MY hair looked and felt horrible.
After spending over $2000 on hair extensions at a very upscale salon in stone oak, they started falling out! I went online to search for more options and I came across Extensions of Yourself, so I called and set up a free consult. I met with Melissa, and immediately I felt assured she could help me.
She explained my choices and I decided to have her take out the extensions I had and put her extensions in. She removed the extensions in half the time and there was NO pulling or ripping out like before! She did my color and applied my extensions. I could not believe how amazing I looked! FINALLY someone who knows what they?re doing! I am now on my second set of extensions, and after 4 months they still look fabulous.
I really like the fact that Melissa is the only one who works with my hair, I never get passed off to an assistant or another stylist, and the setting is so private I don't feel embarrassed like everyone is looking and staring at me:)
If you have had extensions and had a bad experience, DONT let that stop you from trying it again.. GO SEE MELISSA she works miracles.

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