Keeping It Natural

By |2018-02-05T13:45:00+00:00February 5th, 2018|DKW Styling|2 Comments

Keeping things more natural with Natural Beaded Rows Hair Extensions!

Here are a few transformations from this past week at the DKW Styling Salon located in Laguna Beach California.

All of the clients in this post are only 1 to 2 shades away from their natural color. So many clients will bring us in photos and not understand what is possible for their hair.

For example, if you are medium or dark brown and you bring in a photo of cooler or icy blonde hair before I completely Bleach our your hair, it’s important to understand that within two weeks your toner will fade and you’ll be left not feeling that cooler blonde tone that you’re wanting.

When my clients sit in my chair I don’t just visualize the outcome that day, but I visualize how will it fade out in 2 to 3 weeks time and ask myself will they still be happy with the color?

I’m also a big fan of healthy hair. In my experience, you can completely destroy your hair with hair color or heat or just over processing in general. This is when the extensions start to look less natural.

I used to be that girl with yellow blonde hair (if you don’t believe me, go back to my original YouTube days haha ) and I was convinced my hair was not healthy because of the hair extensions not realizing most of the damage was actually coming from being so blonde.

Getting my hair back closer to its natural color has taken me a couple years. I am avoiding putting ‘bleach’ (AKA lightener) on my hair more than 2 times per year, keeping it conservative with #haircolor while wearing my @NaturalBeadedRowsExtensions has allowed it to get longer than it has been my entire adult life!

Clients are always asking, “How can I get my hair to grow longer?”

The question should be, “How can keep my hair stronger and stop breaking off?”

Listen to your stylist.

Let them be the professional and recommend what’s best for the overall health of your hair while creating realistic expectations for what you’re wanting the end result to be.

Stylist tip: The first thing you say when your client sits down in your chair should NOT be, “SO, what are we going to do today?”

The first thing is to assess the hair, validate their concerns, and then recommend an outcome. Take back control – your clients will appreciate it.

So if you get anything from this post, be nice to your hair. Sometimes less is more.

All of our classes are almost completely sold-out for the year in Laguna Beach, California. We currently have 2-4 small 20 person classes per month. It’s a 2-day certification class on Natural Beaded Rows for $4,000. I know it’s kind of a big price tag, but I promise it won’t be like any other education class you’ve attended. Click here to find out more.

Hair extensions at DKW Styling range from $1,200 – $2,300 depending on your preferred stylist – To find out more or to schedule your consultation CLICK HERE.

Happy Mane Monday everyone!



  1. Katie H February 6, 2018 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    I CANNOT EVEN WAIT TO GET TO LAGUNA FOR BMS AND NBR TRAINING IN MAY! I have listened to the podcasts (you guys are fucking gangsta and I feel like I already have a crew behind me and we haven’t even met), drooled all over the insta pics etc….I literally have put myself to sleep every night since signing up with a smile on my face dreaming of what the next chapter of my stylist life is going to be. This is remarkable stuff! I have been in the industry for 15 years and I haven’t been this thrilled in a LONG time. Cheers! xoxo – Katie

  2. Amy Eubank February 12, 2018 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    I’m so happy…I have Hair!!! Seen Val and Jill last Friday and I can honestly say this is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself! My friends saying why are you going to California you can get hair anywhere? No, I want the BEST so I flew for 18 hours and I’m coming back in 8 weeks. I’ve got a lot of learning to do simple things like how to curl my hair..I watched your video….you really break it down in your videos and offer great advise😊thank you!! This morning I woke up and made sure I wasn’t dreaming that I had beautiful full beautifully colored hair 🙂 dream come true with #NBR
    Jill and Val are amazing, smart, talented and beautiful women that LOVE what they do!
    Thank you! Amy


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