How is Natural Beaded Rows Done??

NBR is known for its amazing Before and Afters. But what’s more important is how good does it look under that top layer of hair? Color blending, placement and how the extensions are cut play a crucial role in the overall finish, grow out, and the integrity of the natural hair.

With before and after’s all over social media it’s hard to determine what’s smoke and mirrors and what’s the real deal.

I have personally been wearing hair extensions for over 17 years. Not only do I want my hair to look good in the before and after but I want to be able to pull my hair up without it showing or lift the top layers of my hair and barely notice where the hand tied track sits. I personally have fine hair. With less hair to cover details matter.

If your foundation is not placed correctly this can cause the extensions to slip out or possibly break the natural hair. It’s also extremely important to educate client on how to care for their hair extensions and what the maintenance is required to also protect the integrity of the natural hair.

Clean beadwork. Clean sections. And tone on tone color. Meaning the natural root should match the color of the extensions. If there is a low light throughout the natural hair there should be depth and dimension throughout the extension hair.

Another extremely important factor for me is how comfortable are they on your head? No bulky rows or tracks! or beads should not be so tight that you feel like you got a mini facelift. Too heavy of tracks or too tight will cause damage.

Again I can’t stress enough the importance of educating your client on what their hair can handle. There’s what the client wants but more importantly as an artist and an educator if you compromise the hair too much there’s no hair to attach extensions to.

I’m excited to announce that next year my mastermind program we are converting into DKW styling academy. This will be a year and a half business marketing sales and hair school. Each year we will limit the capacity to 350 artists.

If you live out of the country, I am also excited to announce a new online course that will be available!! As well as ISLA my hand tied hairline. We currently have 12 colors and will be launching five more colors this fall as well as curly textures. (2019 ISLA Is only available from my current mastermind)

We will also have nationwide NBR small intensive classes. For those that have been dying to learn NBR.  Tickets for January/February 2020 will go on sale the end of next month. Make sure you were on our wait list so you don’t miss any news!!

Click >> HERE << to join the waitlist!

PS. At the end of 2020 we will have a map locator to find an artist near you!!!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment at DKW styling salon the home of NBR Click >> HERE << and apply!! We except FLY in clients and no it’s not weird to travel for good hair;)


Danielle k white

All work in this post we’re done at DKW styling salon.