How much do hair extensions cost?
The cost of hair extensions varies greatly depending on many factors including: the type of hair extension, the application method, the length of hair, the weight, and the hair color.
Type of Hair Extension
Synthetic hair extensions will cost less than real human hair extensions. They are easier to source and manufacture, whereas with real human hair extensions there is an extensive process that goes on behind the scenes from sourcing the hair, to manufacturing the hair that all increase the cost. But, real human hair extensions will last much longer than synthetic hair extensions - if you care for them properly, you can expect them to last upwards of a year or even longer.
You can expect to pay anywhere between $20-$80+ USD for synthetic hair, and anywhere between $100-$500+ USD for real human hair.
Length and Weight of Hair
The heavier or longer the hair, the more it will cost due to the additional product being used. For example, at Luxy Hair we price our 16” 140g Classic Clip-In sets between $185-$225 USD, whereas our 24” 240g Classic Clip-In sets are priced between $339-385 USD.
Cost can also vary by color. You’ll typically see the variation between solid shades and multi shades like a balayage or highlight color. This is because of the extra time and resources that needs to go into perfecting that two-toned shade.
Semi-permanent hair extensions tend to be more costly, as you are paying for both the product and a professional's time and skills to apply the hair extensions. Semi-permanent hair extensions also require frequent upkeep and visits to the salon to ensure the hair extensions remain in place and aren't visible.
Temporary hair extensions are more cost-affordable in comparison to semi-permanent hair extensions, and usually last much longer as they aren't attached to your hair. Therefore, you can minimize or maximize the amount of times you wear them, wash them, style them, and so on. Because of this, they can last upwards of a year and longer depending on how you care for them.