We’ll take 20% off when you purchase a FULL HEAD or PARTIAL HEAD of fusion, tape or micro bead extensions. Includes up to 300 strands of hair and installation for full head extensions and 100 strands of hair and installation for partial head extensions.
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Do you want to try a new hair style, but your hair doesn’t have the volume or body to pull it off? Hair extensions give you the ability to have any style, texture or color you want.
When you trust XEX’s hair extension specialists, you can be confident that you’re getting the highest quality extensions available. We’re thrilled to provide our clients with Fusion Hair Extensions, Micro Bead Hair Extensions, Tape-In Hair Extensions, and Clip-In Hair Extensions. We also provide hair extension removal.
When matching your natural hair to your new extensions, we select the appropriate 100% human hair color and blend it with your natural hair. The result is a seamless, beautiful color that doesn’t require extra coloring to look great.
Let XEX’s experienced team provide you with the perfect extensions for the look you desire. We use only the finest hair extensions products, including Donna Bella, Glamour Hair, Locks and Bonds, Hotheads, Great Lengths, and Toni Odisho.
Hair extensions provide many benefits, including:
Select one to learn more.
If you want to make a short-term commitment to a new hair style, clip-in hair extensions are a great option. With clip-in extensions, you can enjoy extensions temporarily without having to commit to longterm care and maintenance.
The ease of application and low maintenance of clip-in hair extensions makes them a good option for those looking for temporary extensions.
Are you looking for the highest quality tape-in hair extensions in Chicago? XEX is pleased to provide tape-in extensions as an option for our clients. Tape-in extensions are long lasting and can be applied in under an hour. They are a fantastic option for those with fine or thinning hair where fusion hair extensions may not be the best option.
Application of tape-in extensions is fairly easy. The adhesive weft tape-in extensions are made by putting together single strands of cuticle-intact human hair in small sections. It is connected at the top of the weft with adhesive tape. They are applied by adhering them on both sides of your natural hair in small sections. No heat or sewing is needed to apply tape-in extensions. The extensions sit flat on your head to give a seamless, natural look.
If you properly take care of your tape-in extensions and have regular maintenance appointments at XEX, your tape-in extensions can last 5-8 months. You will need to have maintenance appointments every six weeks so XEX’s Chicago extensions specialists can properly reapply the tape-in extensions and ensure they last as long as possible.
Thinning hair can be a stressful and difficult experience. Tape-in extensions are a great option for masking the effects of hair loss. Our tape-in hair extensions provide a full hair solution for thickening hair that is thinning. They are especially helpful at masking thinning hair at the top of the head. If you are experiencing thinning hair, schedule a free consultation with our extensions specialist to learn how tape-in extensions can benefit you.
Micro Strands – If traditional tape-in tabs are not flawless enough for some sections of your hair, micro strands are a great option. They are designed to be undetectable in areas of your hair where traditional tabs don’t work as well. If you are using micro strands, we recommend removing and applying new strands every four weeks to maintain your desired look.
Pastel Packs – Pastels are really popular these days. If you want to enjoy fun pastels, you can do so easily with our pastel packs. They’re a great options for those who want to try pastels without coloring their natural hair. Our pastel packs are pre-blended with human hair and temperature-safe synthetic fibers.
Ombré Collection – Want the cool ombré look, but don’t want to worry about the maintenance that goes with having the ombré graduation in your natural hair? Our ombré collection of tape-in hair extensions is a great option. The ombré collection is available in two lengths and six dark to light shades.
Whether you’re looking to add length, body, color or mask thinning hair, tape-in extensions are a great option. We are pleased to be a downtown Chicago tape-in extensions salon and look forward to helping you achieve your perfect look.
One of our specialties at XEX is micro bead extensions. Our Chicago extensions specialists are highly skilled at properly applying micro bead extensions. The result is a beautiful, seamless look.
We use only 100% human hair for our micro bead extensions.
XEX’s extension specialists use a special tool to run your natural hair through the extension’s ring, then loop it toward the scalp while holding it in place. The extension is then attached to the ring where the natural hair is. When both the natural hair and the extensions are in place, a bead is clamped in place. This process is repeated until the extensions are complete.
Micro bead extensions require no heat or chemicals for application.
Your XEX extensions specialist will provide you specific care and maintenance instructions. You will need to have periodic maintenance appointments to ensure that your micro-bead extensions remain beautiful. When it’s time to remove your extensions, we will need to do so at XEX.
Are you looking to use hair extensions to add length, thickness, volume or color to your hair? XEX is Chicago’s premier hair extension salon specializing in fusion extensions.
Your first step when getting fusion hair extensions is to set up a consultation with XEX. We require a consultation so we can determine if your hair is suitable for fusion extensions. If your hair isn’t compatible with fusion extensions, there are other options available like tape-in hair extensions or clip-in hair extensions.
Once we’ve determined that your hair is suitable for extensions, we’ll order your hair and schedule your extensions application appointment. XEX uses 100% human hair for fusion extensions, providing the highest quality and finish.
The application process for fusion hair extensions requires experience and skill. XEX’s hair extensions specialists will ensure that your fusion extensions are applied properly and look their best. Once the extensions are applied, your stylist will cut, blend and style your extensions as needed.
How are the fusion extensions applied to my hair?
We use a low heat application method to fuse the extensions to a very small section of your natural hair. A keratinized protein bond is used to help the extensions look and feel great.
Can fusion hair extensions damage my natural hair?
Fusion hair extensions rarely cause damage to natural hair, but there is always a slight risk. It is important to use an experienced and well-trained extensions specialist, like those at XEX, when getting fusion extensions. When damage does occur, it is usually because clients leave their extensions in too long or do not have a professional remove them.
How long do fusion extensions last?
The life of fusion extensions varies depending on how long your natural hair grows. For most people, the fusion extensions last 4-6 months if you follow our care and maintenance guidelines
What hair type do fusion extensions work best with?
Medium to thicker hair types typically work best for fusion hair extensions.
What type of hair do you use for fusion hair extension at XEX
We use only 100% human hair for fusion hair extensions. We work with reputable extensions suppliers to ensure that our Chicago hair extensions are of the highest quality. Our extensions come in over 85 colors, providing you with many options.
How long does it take to apply fusion extensions
Application time depends on your hair length, color and desired finish. Typically, application of fusion extensions takes 3-5 hours.
I have fine or thinning hair. Can I still get fusion hair extensions?
We don’t recommend fusion hair extensions for fine or thinning hair. Certain types of fusion extensions may work though. If we’re able to accommodate your hair type, you may not be able to keep your fusion extensions in for longer than three months. Tape-in hair extensions or clip-in hair extensions may be more suitable for you if you have fine or thinning hair.
Can I color my hair with fusion extensions
If you want your hair color to be darker than the extensions that have been applied, we can color them. We cannot make extensions lighter though. Root touch ups and highlights to match your hair are definitely possible.
Can I reuse my extensions after they’ve been removed
Reuse of extensions is not possible. You must use new extensions with each application.
Can I buy my own extensions and have XEX apply them?
To ensure that we’re applying extensions that we know are of the highest quality, your extensions must be purchased through XEX.
Are there specific products that I should use with my fusion hair extensions
Yes, your XEX extensions specialist will inform you of the products you should use on your new extensions.
All extensions pricing is based on a complimentary consultation. Please book a consultation to explore your extensions options and receive a customized price quote.
We invite you to watch these videos of clients getting hair extensions at XEX.
Existing clients, you may also book an appointment through our online scheduling system.
With COVID-19 devastating small businesses in Illinois and around the globe, XEX is no exception. In order to protect our community, we've made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors as of Friday, March 20th, 2020. We hope to reopen on April 6th, 2020, though that date is tentative. We will keep you updated with any changes that might affect our return date.
While the decision to temporarily close our doors is heartbreaking and difficult, we know that it's the right thing to do for our community. In doing what we know to be socially responsible, our hearts go out to our staff and the entire service industry.
We are a unique industry in that we don't receive a paycheck when we don't work. Our staff is definitely feeling the weight of their financial commitments, as the length of this crisis remains uncertain.
In an effort to help our staff as best we can, we’re offering our gift cards online and distributing half of all proceeds to our staff so that they can cover some of their expenses during this immensely difficult time. We’d be so grateful if you participated by purchasing a gift card in any denomination from our website here.
David will still be answering the phone (312-372-9211) and booking future appointments, as well as helping facilitate orders for gift certificates. Please don't hesitate to reach out, as he'd love to hear from you.
We are closely following the guidance of global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are following the advice of Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker in their recommendations to ensure the health and safety of our stylists, our clients and our community.
Prior to the plea for social distancing, we allowed our staff to remain home without having it impact their sick leave if they were in any way uncomfortable with going out and being in the salon. We are so proud of our team, who inspire us to work as hard as we can to remain hopeful and to look forward to the future when we will emerge stronger than ever.
Thank you in advance for your kindness and love. We value you and appreciate you. It's during these stressful and uncertain times that we realize all the things we've taken for granted and will miss during this difficult time. We will miss greeting you after a long day, shaking your hand, giving you a hug, hearing about the kids, etc. The list goes on and on. We will look forward to seeing you all again soon and we'll have so much to celebrate.
Thinking of you and looking forward to seeing you soon.