Extension Academy

                Milvali Hair Extension Training and Certification

    Real Extension Education (and what most other classes wont teach you)

You can't confidently learn this art form from an on-line video, a 4-hr. class, on a mannequin or in a packed room full of students.  We know, because statistics show that 65% of stylists do NOT get the proper training and education to master this art and feel a  little unprepared  to take the next step in this ever-growing field.  Don’t let that be you!

You also can't be properly educated by someone who isn't an actual extensionist with behind-the-chair, real-life years of experience-  At Milvali, you'll be trained by real extensionists, you'll interact with real stylists and get hand's-on education with live models. We keep it real. 

 Do your research and choose your education, instructor and investment wisely.

Why We Are Different

 Milvali’s Extension Academy is focused on teaching you the correct way to apply extensions so you can increase your clientele and income. The personalized teaching you’ll get with Deb Monti is unlike any other Hair Extension Training and Certification available. Deb, co-owner of Milvali Salon- with locations in both San Francisco and Mill Valley - is an award-winning extensionist whose salon has been top rated by Allure, Racked SF, Short Cuts and San Francisco Magazine, and ranks "Best Hair Extensions" year after year in the San Francisco Chronicle's A-List.      While running a successful business, training stylists and working behind the chair as a reputable extensionist for the past decade, Deb will share all of her coveted secrets about extensions and why it's important to be more educated than your competition! Not only will you be trained on proper extension installation by a pro, you will have hands-on with a live extension model seeing first hand what a 12 week grow-out looks like, how to remove grown out extensions, how to reuse them. You'll experience real-life scenarios that other classes don't teach.

Personalized Training

Your training with Deb is from the heart; that is why are only 4 other stylists along with you. In a smaller, more intimate class setting you can be sure you'll get the personalized training you need. Deb and her team are so passionate about teaching damage-free extensions and they will share with you all of the coveted tips and tricks that can only be taught by someone that has actual real-life experiences behind the chair doing extensions day after day. After your training, you'll also get on-going support from Deb and her team to answer any extension related questions when you service your new extension clients.

Why We Are The Best

Deb, and her team have gone through great measures to extensively research and curate Milvali's own brand of superior hair extensions, which are only available to stylists that have been personally taught by Deb to assure that their superior quality extensions are applied with only the highest quality service.
Keep in mind: our training has to do with education, we are not pushing a brand. Deb and her team are stylists, they are not brand representatives trying to sell you product. Your training is about the methods, the techniques and how to have long-term success.

Microlink Curious? For the past decade, Deb and her team have been successfully giving loyal clients the hair they have always wanted with Microlink Extensions. They have proven the test of time. This method is a problem solver, they're versatile, low-maintenance and best of all longer-wearing and damage-free.  We call them "everyday extensions". Since they are individual and not in a weft, or track, they grow-out beautifully and are comfortable. You can place them just where you need them and are the best option for fine hair because they have equal weight distribution so they are not heavy.  We know this, let us prove it to you.

Tape-In. The most popular method because it is installed quickly- but, it may not be the right method for your client. We will go over the Pros and Cons so you can help your client make the best decision for their needs.

Hand-Tied Weft. This method is trending hard, but the education isn't keeping up with the demand and clients are experiencing some damage from improper installations. We have created a safer method for weft installs-we can't wait to show you.

We offer 1-Day and 2-Day INTENSIVE Extension Education.

2-Day Course:

Day 1: Theory

  • How to introduce extensions to clients.
  • How to give a successful consultation.
  • The importance of custom color matching.
  • All about the hair.
  • All about the methods.

Day 2: Hands On

  • Proper application, common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Finishing techniques- layering, blending and styling.
  • Proper Maintenance and Aftercare
  • Removal, Re-Tipping and Re-Using.
  • Customer Service and successful habits.

Also Included:

Extension Starter Kit- Everything you need to hit the ground running including: extension pliers, looper tools, micro-links, sectioning comb, practice hair extensions, a training workbook, consultation cards and Milvali Extension Academy Certificate of Completion.

Hair Extension Training and Certification are held on Sundays and Mondays from 10am-6pm at the Union Street location.             Class size is limited to 5 students only.

2-Day Course $1400

1-Day Course- $900

Payment Plans
We have two payment plans available for our two-day education.

Plan 1: 3 payments of $466.20-Final payment is due 1 month before class date

Plan 2: 4 payments of $350-Final payment is due 1 month before class date

Call us at 415-409-1500 to start your payment plan today or go to www.milvaliextensions to sign up.


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