I just attended the International Beauty Show (IBS) in New York City. This is where stylists and industry wholesalers go to learn about the hottest, newest and best selling products in the beauty biz! Trust me this is the place you see it all!
|Attendees at the IBS show|
There are a couple companies in the US that sell this type of hair extension and were displaying their goods at the IBS Show - namely HaloCouture and Hidden Crown.
Both companies sell 100% human REMY hair, not synthetic. REMY HAIR is considered premium in quality because the hair cuticles are kept in tact unlike other type of extensions and created in such a way that they look completely natural!
Both HaloCouture and Hidden Crowns' halo shaped hair extensions are similar in width and both are lace backed layered wefts. One of the biggest differences outside of retail pricing (See below $$), is in the way each is fitted/attached and the amount of hair on each halo which is measured by weight (grams).
Here is a photo of the way HaloCouture halo's are fitted - they use a bra like strap attached to a wire. The issue with this is that it can be bulky and irritate the scalp and if you have a small head like I do it can bunch up.
|Hidden Crown fastener|
The Hidden Crown's design is much simpler - a single micro clip and knot.
- HaloCouture 16 inch Original Halo, 100 grams - $350 [20 inch is $460]
- HaloCouture 16 inch Layered Halo 145 grams - $480 [20 inch is $580]
- Hidden Crown 16 inch 140 grams - $275 [20 inch is $299]
The retail pricing for HaloCouture's original halo is more than $100 difference over Hidden Crown AND it's 40% LESS hair than Hidden Crown. The pricing for HaloCouture's layered halo which is just 5 grams more hair, is nearly double ($480)!
If you really want layers, to save the $200 to $ 300+ price difference, you could easily take the Hidden Crown Extension to your stylist and customize layers perfectly for your hairstyle.