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THE CO | OPERATIVE SALON

Located in Costa Mesa, The CO I Operative Salon is a full service salon specializing in the Universal Extension Technique "Skinny Weft" which replaces other damaging techniques and is suitable for the majority of hair types.

The Skinny Weft

The Most Discrete Beautiful Hair Extensions Today

Skinny Weft is a method for installing hair extensions that replaces many of the other methods on the market due to it's natural results and damage free application.

What is it & How is it Done?

With Skinny Weft, you can achieve longer and thicker hair in as quick as 90 minutes from start to finish. Experience Skinny Weft and we’re confident you will be amazed at the difference.

WHO IS IT SUITED FOR?

One of the best things about Skinny Weft is it’s versatility and ability to be suited for the majority of all hair types. Skinny weft is safe and effective on fine hair, and is the best of all the methods to use on thick hair. Skinny Weft achieves full coverage volume in less time then individual extensions, and will allow your own hair to grow free and healthy.

HOW IS IT APPLIED?

Since Skinny Weft is very secure and not sensitive to product, it is still safe to color your hair while your extensions are installed. The wefted rows allow ease when separating your extensions from your natural hair and allow  access for easy root touch ups and color application. We do not recommend to get bleach agents on the beads, however pigment used with 10% volume or less is safe to come in contact with the beads. As always, we recommend to see your trusted Hair Boss Professional for your color services.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

One of the best things about Skinny Weft is it’s versatility and ability to be suited for the majority of all hair types. Skinny weft is safe and effective on fine hair, and is the best of all the methods to use on thick hair. Skinny Weft achieves full coverage volume in less time then individual extensions, and will allow your own hair to grow free and healthy.

CAN I STILL DYE MY HAIR

Skinny Weft uses small silicone lined beads which act as anchors to secure hair on a weft using a specialized sewing technique called lock knot. Skinny Weft is applied to the hair in horizontal rows which distributes the weight evenly and grows out downward in the direction of your hairs own natural growth. The beads lay flat and remain securely hidden under the wefts at all times. Skinny Weft does not require the use of any heat, braiding, tape, glue, or tension causing irritants to be applied.

WHO IS IT SUITED FOR?

One of the best things about Skinny Weft is it’s versatility and ability to be suited for the majority of all hair types. Skinny weft is safe and effective on fine hair, and is the best of all the methods to use on thick hair. Skinny Weft achieves full coverage volume in less time then individual extensions, and will allow your own hair to grow free and healthy.

HOW IS IT APPLIED?

Since Skinny Weft is very secure and not sensitive to product, it is still safe to color your hair while your extensions are installed. The wefted rows allow ease when separating your extensions from your natural hair and allow  access for easy root touch ups and color application. We do not recommend to get bleach agents on the beads, however pigment used with 10% volume or less is safe to come in contact with the beads. As always, we recommend to see your trusted Hair Boss Professional for your color services.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

One of the best things about Skinny Weft is it’s versatility and ability to be suited for the majority of all hair types. Skinny weft is safe and effective on fine hair, and is the best of all the methods to use on thick hair. Skinny Weft achieves full coverage volume in less time then individual extensions, and will allow your own hair to grow free and healthy.

CAN I STILL DYE MY HAIR

Skinny Weft uses small silicone lined beads which act as anchors to secure hair on a weft using a specialized sewing technique called lock knot. Skinny Weft is applied to the hair in horizontal rows which distributes the weight evenly and grows out downward in the direction of your hairs own natural growth. The beads lay flat and remain securely hidden under the wefts at all times. Skinny Weft does not require the use of any heat, braiding, tape, glue, or tension causing irritants to be applied.

Faq's about Skinny Weft

Have Questions About Our Skinny Weft Method?

We get many questions about our Skinny Weft hair extensions. If you have a question it has most likely been asked before. Check here to see if we can help you.

Why hand tied extensions?

With hand tied extensions there is no tape or glue. This means no sticky mess when removing. There aren’t any polmer bonds so that means no harsh removers are placed on the hair when it’s time for them to come out.

There is less damage because there are minimal points of contact to the hair. Each row only contains 15 – 20 points of contact compared to 300-400 with other beaded brands.

Since all wefts are custom colored, these extensions are seamless and blend perfectly. This means no strategically trying to hide.

Who can wear hand tied extensions?

Because there are so many options with hand-tied extensions, I feel there is an option for everyone.
Because these extensions are completely customizable, it makes them a great choice for different hair type and lengths.
Although, I recommend this method for fine hair, hair must be dense enough to hide rows.

Thickening services are available for all hair lengths. This includes 1 row and 6 pieces of hand tied hair. This adds no extra length.

Lengthening services require the hair to be at least shoulder length. The number of rows will be determined by current hair length,density, and there are two lengthening options. 18 inches or 22 inches.
.Our lengthening service prices includes two rows and 11 pieces. More rows and pieces can be added at an additional price.

Are hand tied extensions good for an active lifestyle?

YES! These extensions are so seamless they can be worn in many different styles that are cohesive with an active lifestyle. Braids, top knots, and ponytails are all possible! This is what makes this type of extension my absolute favorite!

If you want to wear these extensions on vacation or swimming we suggest a loose braid or low ponytail. Lots of leave in conditioner is good too for these occasions.

What's the longevity of this method?

Hand tied extensions can be worn for 6 – 8 weeks. After this time period extensions must be taken out and reinstalled. Installation prices vary on how many rows you have. This can be found on my price list.

With proper care and product usage, extension hair can be work for up to 6 months. I recommend swapping out pieces throughout your wear to lengthen your investment. This will spread the cost out as you wear your hair delaying to make a large investment of all the new hair.

How is skinny weft different From a “Braidless weave”?

When referring to a “Braidless Weave” there is no one specific technique that is trademarked and quality controlled pertaining to the application of a “Braidless Weave” technique. Skinny Weft is a step by step method of applying extensions that is trademarked by the specific procedures taken to ensure consistency and quality controlled results. The materials used to apply Skinny Weft are specific to the technique and can make a noticeable difference in the results of the outcome.

What is the difference in the beads and thread used for skinny weft application

The beads that we use are made out of a silicone lined coated copper bead, which is the strongest material available for beads. They are designed to be smaller and more discreet than most other beads while providing non slip protection to safely grip the hair. If a client has an allergy to the copper beads, aluminum bead is an available alternative. Nylon thread is used for securing the wefted hair onto the beaded anchors. Nylon is a durable material that is strong, discrete, and will not absorb moisture or odor.

Can I remove the clips from my clip-in extensions and have them installed with skinny weft method?

It is not recommended to use clip in extensions and have them installed because clip in hair is not designed for everyday continual wear. Clip in wefts are often bulkier and made out of a lower grade hair that will not last the duration of 6 months of full time wear.

What if I don't feel my extensions are very loose at 4 weeks, can I wait longer to get my tune up?

Despite if your hair has not loosened or grown much in 4 weeks, it is still required for you to come in for a Tune Up to remove shedding which can add weight to the hair. 4 weeks time period is based of your hair’s natural shedding cycles. If you are not consistent with 4 week Tune up’s, you risk matting at the root which will prevent you from being able to tighten your extensions. This might shorted the expected amount of time you can keep your extensions in continually.

If I’m wearing other extensions should I remove them first before my appointment?

Extension removal for pre-existing extensions from salons other than Hair Boss can be performed by our technicians but must be pre-booked in advance to allot the time required to remove the extensions. A fee of $50-$100 will be charged depending on the type of extension that is being removed, and how long of an appointment is required for the removal.

Faq's about Skinny Weft

Have Questions About Our Skinny Weft Method?

We get many questions about our Skinny Welf hair extensions. If you have a question it has most likely been asked before. Check here to see if we can help you.

Why hand tied extensions?

With hand tied extensions there is no tape or glue. This means no sticky mess when removing. There aren’t any polmer bonds so that means no harsh removers are placed on the hair when it’s time for them to come out.

There is less damage because there are minimal points of contact to the hair. Each row only contains 15 – 20 points of contact compared to 300-400 with other beaded brands.

Since all wefts are custom colored, these extensions are seamless and blend perfectly. This means no strategically trying to hide.

Who can wear hand tied extensions?

Because there are so many options with hand-tied extensions, I feel there is an option for everyone.
Because these extensions are completely customizable, it makes them a great choice for different hair type and lengths.
Although, I recommend this method for fine hair, hair must be dense enough to hide rows.

Thickening services are available for all hair lengths. This includes 1 row and 6 pieces of hand tied hair. This adds no extra length.

Lengthening services require the hair to be at least shoulder length. The number of rows will be determined by current hair length,density, and there are two lengthening options. 18 inches or 22 inches.
.Our lengthening service prices includes two rows and 11 pieces. More rows and pieces can be added at an additional price.

Are hand tied extensions good for an active lifestyle?

YES! These extensions are so seamless they can be worn in many different styles that are cohesive with an active lifestyle. Braids, top knots, and ponytails are all possible! This is what makes this type of extension my absolute favorite!

If you want to wear these extensions on vacation or swimming we suggest a loose braid or low ponytail. Lots of leave in conditioner is good too for these occasions.

What's the longevity of this method?

Hand tied extensions can be worn for 6 – 8 weeks. After this time period extensions must be taken out and reinstalled. Installation prices vary on how many rows you have. This can be found on my price list.

With proper care and product usage, extension hair can be work for up to 6 months. I recommend swapping out pieces throughout your wear to lengthen your investment. This will spread the cost out as you wear your hair delaying to make a large investment of all the new hair.

How is skinny weft different From a “Braidless weave”?

When referring to a “Braidless Weave” there is no one specific technique that is trademarked and quality controlled pertaining to the application of a “Braidless Weave” technique. Skinny Weft is a step by step method of applying extensions that is trademarked by the specific procedures taken to ensure consistency and quality controlled results. The materials used to apply Skinny Weft are specific to the technique and can make a noticeable difference in the results of the outcome.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN THE BEADS AND THREAD USED FOR SKINNY WEFT APPLICATION

The beads that we use are made out of a silicone lined coated copper bead, which is the strongest material available for beads. They are designed to be smaller and more discreet than most other beads while providing non slip protection to safely grip the hair. If a client has an allergy to the copper beads, aluminum bead is an available alternative. Nylon thread is used for securing the wefted hair onto the beaded anchors. Nylon is a durable material that is strong, discrete, and will not absorb moisture or odor.

CAN I REMOVE THE CLIPS FROM MY CLIP-IN EXTENSIONS AND HAVE THEM INSTALLED WITH SKINNY WEFT METHOD?

It is not recommended to use clip in extensions and have them installed because clip in hair is not designed for everyday continual wear. Clip in wefts are often bulkier and made out of a lower grade hair that will not last the duration of 6 months of full time wear.

WHAT IF I DON’T FEEL MY EXTENSIONS ARE VERY LOOSE AT 4 WEEKS, CAN I WAIT LONGER TO GET MY TUNE UP?

Despite if your hair has not loosened or grown much in 4 weeks, it is still required for you to come in for a Tune Up to remove shedding which can add weight to the hair. 4 weeks time period is based of your hair’s natural shedding cycles. If you are not consistent with 4 week Tune up’s, you risk matting at the root which will prevent you from being able to tighten your extensions. This might shorted the expected amount of time you can keep your extensions in continually.

IF I’M WEARING OTHER EXTENSIONS SHOULD I REMOVE THEM FIRST BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?

Extension removal for pre existing extensions from salons other than Hair Boss can be performed by our technicians but must be pre booked in advance to allot the time required to remove the extensions. A fee of $50-$100 will be charged depending on the type of extension that is being removed, and how long of an appointment is required for the removal.

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Natalia Bolanos

Your Hair Hand Tied Extensions Specialist

Natalia Bolanos also known as Natalia Rosa always knew that she was born to share the sky with stars alike. Raised in California Orange County, the New York born Musician and Hair Stylist became inspired by New York's fashion industry to go into beauty school – juggling beauty school with getting her High School Diploma. At age 17, Natalia became a licensed Hair Stylist and has been working in the hair industry for more than 20 years since then.

After graduating high school in 1997, Miss Rosa joined an all-girl band which tour ed countries, holding music concerts in collaboration with bands like MXPX,Rancid, Good Charlotte, Flogging Molly and even joined the WARP tour. Natalia’s first major break would come when she earned a Gold Record alongside Lindsey Lohan for the soundtrack of the 2003 movie Freaky Friday–which was scaffold for her guest appearance on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Natalia Bolanos

Your Hair Hand Tied Extensions Specialist

Natalia Bolanos also known as Natalia Rosa always knew that she was born to share the sky with stars alike. Raised in California Orange County, the New York born Musician and Hair Stylist became inspired by New York's fashion industry to go into beauty school – juggling beauty school with getting her High School Diploma. At age 17, Natalia became a licensed Hair Stylist and has been working in the hair industry for more than 20 years since then.

After graduating high school in 1997, Miss Rosa joined an all-girl band which tour ed countries, holding music concerts in collaboration with bands like MXPX,Rancid, Good Charlotte, Flogging Molly and even joined the WARP tour. Natalia’s first major break would come when she earned a Gold Record alongside Lindsey Lohan for the soundtrack of the 2003 movie Freaky Friday–which was scaffold for her guest appearance on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The Salon

THE CO | OPERATIVE SALON

The Co-op is an eco-friendly space with natural wood and reclaimed pieces. The aesthetic of the space is an extension of Natalia’s vision that dedicated individuals, through collective effort and an artful approach, can achieve the highest forms of beauty. The Co-op is a reflection of the fusion of different forms of art in each stylist’s personal life as they draw and share inspiration from their favorite musicians, artists, and designers. Each stylist will bring their own story and the intimate and relaxed environment of the space encourages clients to sit back and join in.

The Salon

THE CO | OPERATIVE SALON

The Co-op is an eco-friendly space with natural wood and reclaimed pieces. The aesthetic of the space is an extension of Natalia’s vision that dedicated individuals, through collective effort and an artful approach, can achieve the highest forms of beauty. The Co-op is a reflection of the fusion of different forms of art in each stylist’s personal life as they draw and share inspiration from their favorite musicians, artists, and designers. Each stylist will bring their own story and the intimate and relaxed environment of the space encourages clients to sit back and join in.

Located

Costa Mesa Serving Costal Southern California

We are located in the heart of Costa Mesa, right near Triangle Square. Befitting the spirit of the eclectic neighborhood and Beautiful Coastal beaches of Huntington, Newport Beach, Laguna, San Clemente and surrounding cities.

Located

Costa Mesa Serving Costal Southern California

We are located in the heart of Costa Mesa, right near Triangle Square. Befitting the spirit of the eclectic neighborhood and Beautiful Coastal beaches of Huntington, Newport Beach, Laguna, San Clemente and surrounding cities.

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