"I started looking into methods to help fine/thinning hair at the age of 13. My father had become ill, and due to the stress my hair started thinning beyond my control. As the stress increased in the years leading up to his passing, by the time I was 16 I was missing 30% of my hair. To this day it still has never come back.
"I had consults with all kinds of hair restoration specialists but being 14 years old, most hair replacement procedures were not an option because of the cost. I experimented with numerous hair extension techniques like weaves, braided extensions, clip-ins, hair pieces and wigs.
"Weaves were far too heavy for my fine, thin hair and my scalp became irritated. I also hated the obvious ridge that was visible between the layers of my own hair and the weave. It was uncomfortable. I also tried braided extensions. but these were even more harsh on my hair. Another drawback was that the hair is curly/kinky texture, making a very obvious unnatural look compared to my straight/fine hair. Hair pieces and wigs were not an option, especially being 14 and having an active lifestyle with sports etc. Needless to say not many 14 year olds were wearing wigs.
"All my research led me to discover my true passion. I began practicing the methods I had learned on myself. For the next year I had an amazing opportunity to work with women who for one reason or another had medical issues that made them suffer from hair loss. I volunteered to work with these amazing women, trying to give them back what they lost - their hair. Some cases were far more challenging than others, but this also forced me to be as creative as possible.
"Since then I have focused all of my resources and education to staying current and up to date with the latest hair enhancement and hair extension trends. Over the last 17 years I have maintained my own extensions using the EXACT methods I use on my clients.
"I hope you call today to set up your FREE consultation with me! You have nothing to lose - only to gain enhancement of your natural beauty!" - Melissa
Melissa graduated from Boston's renowned and NACCAS accredited Blaine beauty school (Blaine is now an Empire Beauty School). She has over 17 years of extensive training with the industries top hair extension companies in the newest techniques and has set hair extensions as her area of talent and specialty. Her passion for hair extensions enables her to install her own hair extensions, using the same methods and quality of hair as she uses on her clients.
Melissa has observed a wide variety of social clichés, trends, colors and styles in hair extensions and believes that everyone should be able to access and afford the hair of their dreams . . . thus the creation of her specialty salon - Extensions of Yourself.
Melissa listens carefully to you, explains and addresses ANY issues or questions that you may have so that you are 100% confident in your decision to proceed with your hair extension investment, as this is truly an investment in you. She is devoted to her clients, always trying to make hair services convenient and more importantly, affordable.