What can I say, I’ve become addicted to my extensions!! I mean it’s not that I don’t have hair, it’s just much easier for me to wear extensions with the type of life I live. Before Christmas the infamous “Celebrity Extension Guru” Trayce Madre reached out to me regarding the Level 4 Matrix she created. I had heard of Trayce but I had never seen her work up close and personal. We talked more over the phone and she explained to me more about her techniques. She told with the Level 4 Matrix you couldn’t see any tracks and the braids were flat. This is super important to me because I take a lot of pictures and you never want that forbidden track showing in the days of Facebook, Twitter, etc. We had a consultation where we discussed what would work best for me, what look I wanted and what look Trayce envisioned for me. We schedule my appointment, and I patiently waited for the day to arrive! Ya’ll know I couldn’t wait to see what this Level 4 Matrix and the “Trayce Madre Experience” was all about!
So Trayce scheduled my appointment at the Glam Luxe location, after waiting less than 5 minutes it was time for action!
Trayce started by doing a customized assessment of my scalp, hair and facial structure (everyone is different thus the braids need to be different). I know some stylists use the same pattern on all their clients but everyone is made different thus you need a braid pattern that’s fit for your face.
Trayce started by giving me a touch-up, I absolutely hate unkept edges (see my how to tame your edges post here). My hair hadn’t had a full perm in over a year because it’s been in a sew-in, but I had to get those edges together! I Refuse!
Blow dry time…
See, I told you guys I have hair…lmao!
I’m a sexy beast…Ok, not so much so(at that point)!
After getting my hair braided it was time for Ms. Madre to work her magic! Sorry no pictures of that part…. You guys not slick!
I gave Trayce free rein to do whatever she wanted to do! She decided she wanted to give me a mixture of 18 & 20 inches, the longest I had ever gone! I must admit, I was a bit afraid at first but I knew Trayce was a master at what she does so I just sat back, relaxed and let her do her thing!
For this install, Trayce used hair from her own Luxury by Trayce Madre hair line it can be purchased here or at Glam Luxe. I love this hair for so many reasons, I have had it for a month now and it hardly tangles and it doesn’t shed! But we will talk about that later!
My hair before Trayce cut it and put the finishing touches on it…
See how well it blends with my own hair (I have hair left out in the top).
Since I’ve never had my hair this long before Trayce showed me a few ways I could style my new hair!
Let the curling begin…
Notice you don’t see any braids or parts when Trayce parted my hair? That’s the Level 4 Matrix baby!
I know you see me…
Someone is starting to feel themselves…smh!
Check me out from all angles…
Can you say all smiles?
Me and the fabulous Trayce Madre!
The day after… And still feeling myself…smh!
Overall, I absolutely adore my extensions that I got from Trayce. I’ve worn my install for almost a month now and I’m in love. I can’t tell you how many people come up to me wanting to touch my hair or go through it to see if they can find tracks. They are amazed by her work! Not only is her technique great but I now see how the quality of hair can affect your sew-in. When people touch my Luxury by Trayce Madre hair the first thing they say it what kind of hair is this. Believe me you will notice the difference the minute you touch it! Trayce is truly passionate about hair and what she does, I think every woman should have their hair done by Trayce at least once!
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