Why does Colorado Springs need an Extension-Focused Salon?

Crown Extension Studio became a reality in 2017 when extension specialist, Jenna Bowden, saw an ever-growing need for hair loss solutions in Colorado Springs. More and more women were coming in with thyroid issues, hair loss from stress and general breakage and inability to grow their hair past a certain point and were looking for answers.

She would always hear the same thing from new guests: that it was so hard for them to find a salon that specialized in extensions, and here is why: ⠀⠀⠀

– There were only individual stylists who did extensions – not a whole team. What if they went on vacation or they had a problem with their hair and their stylist wasn’t available?
– The stylists they found only did only one kind of extensions – and it wasn’t the right one for them. They had no options.
– How could they know for sure if that stylist had experience, was certified, and knew what they were doing? Extensions are expensive & can cause damage if done improperly!
– Prices were all over the place & it was hard to compare. Other extension stylists use a complicated equation to figure out how much the extensions would cost – and it would change every time. ⠀
THAT’S why Crown Salon & Extension Studio exists – Jenna took all of this feedback and turned it into a salon that you can trust for all of your extension needs.

At Crown, ALL of our extensionistas are certified in Bellami hair extensions as well as complete our own training program to ensure a consistent extension result for all of our guests, so no matter who you see you can expect to look amazing.

We offer 5 different methods of extensions to ensure that we have an extension solution for every hair type, and can explain all of the pros and cons in a way that is easy to understand and help our guests make the best extension choice for them.

In 2020 alone we performed over 600 extension services, and our experience ensures that we have seen it all and can ensure that your extensions are right for you and direct you on proper home care to ensure that your extensions will not damage your hair and you have an overall amazing extension experience.

Our pricing is transparent and available on our website. During your consultation your full price will be explained to you and membership options are available.

If you’re ready to experience the Crown difference, reserve your consultation today! ⠀⠀⠀

What Are Hand-Tied Extensions?

We get asked a lot if we offer “hand-tied” extensions and I thought I would take a moment to explain what that really means, what a lot of people think it means, and why we do what we do here at Crown Salon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀

What most people think “hand-tied” is: The method where your stylist takes a whole track of hair and attaches it using a row of beads to your natural hair. This creates a clip-in extension type look which gives you tons of volume and fullness right away. It gets it’s name because you “hand-tie” the extensions to the hair using a needle and thread. ⠀⠀⠀

What it is really is: “Hand-tied” only refers to the TYPE of hair weft used, NOT the method. There are a lot of hair extension brands out there that make wefts using hair that is literally tied by hand to the weft. This makes it super, super light. So a lot of women who could not have this method before because their hair was too thin are now told that they can have “hand-tied” wefts. There are certain advantages to wearing a hand-tied weft because some extensions foundations require this type of weft for example. So while it is not something we currently offer, as we explore more new options for extensions we may begin adding hand-tied to our suite of services.

Why we use Machine-Tied Wefts: 
Strength, durability and fullness. While we have nothing against hand-tied wefts, but because we offer 5 different types of extensions we find there are tons of better options out there for women with fine hair than a weft for the time being. We love to use machine-tied wefts for our weft extensions because machine-tied wefts are thick, strong and give TONS of fullness to already thick hair.

Waterfall Beaded Row Extensions: This is our owner, Jenna’s, favorite method to wear because she already has thick hair she just likes to have the extra length. Instead of having multiple rows of extensions in an individual method women who wear a beaded weft can enjoy just a few rows but have the look of wearing a full head of clip-in extensions with a lot more wearability and comfort. We use the waterfall beaded row foundation that lasts 5-8 weeks with no slipping, combined with the fullness and strength of Bellami’s machine-tied weft extensions for a thick, full look. ⠀⠀⠀

Have more questions about what extension type is best for you? Reserve a free consultation time with us using our convenient online booking right here on our site.


How a Waterfall Beaded Row foundation is laid, using the natural hair and beads to create a sturdy row where extensions can be attached. 

How a Waterfall Beaded Row extension is attached to the foundation, using a needle and thread to go into the foundation created by the natural hair and beads to attach snugly to the hair and stay in place for 5-8 weeks.