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, Minox... view moreidil, 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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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, Minox... view more
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!!Like this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
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. \r
The scheduling of appointments is also never a problem, allowing me flexibility and privacy too. Highly recommend!
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.Like this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
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 h... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
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 an... view more
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. \r
After spending over $2000 on hair extensions at a very upscale salon in stone oak... view more