Hair Extensions: Fusion, Hand Tied Weft, Microbead, What’s The Difference And What’s Best?

Are you tired of waiting for your hair to grow? Do you want to add volume and length to your locks? Look no further than hair extensions! Hair extensions are a popular way to achieve the look you want without the wait.
If you’re looking to add length, volume, or even a pop of color to your hair, hair extensions can be a great option. But with so many different types of extensions available, it can be overwhelming to decide which type is right for you. In this blog post, we’ll break down the most popular types of hair extensions and help you choose the perfect style for your needs.
At Sheer Elegance Salon & Med Spa we offer a variety of hair extension options to suit your needs. From microbead to hand tied weft extensions, we have a range of styles and colors to choose from. Our expert stylists can help you find the perfect match for your natural hair, ensuring a seamless blend and natural look.
Before we dive in, let’s take a quick look at why hair extensions are such a popular choice for so many people. For one thing, they can be a great way to switch up your look without making a permanent commitment. If you’ve always wanted long, flowing locks but don’t want to wait for your natural hair to grow, extensions can give you the length you crave in just a few hours. Additionally, hair extensions can be a great way to add volume to thin or fine hair, or even to add a pop of color without damaging your natural hair with harsh chemicals.
Now that we’ve covered some of the basics, let’s dive into the different types of hair extensions that we install at Sheer Elegance Salon & Med Spa.

Fusion extensions (I-Tip):

Fusion extensions are one of the most popular types of extensions. They involve attaching small strands of hair to your natural hair using a keratin bond. The bond is melted and fused onto your natural hair using a special tool. This method provides results that are very natural-looking and long-lasting. Fusion extensions are the best choice to add length without overloading your hair with volume.

Sew-in (Hand Tied Weft) extensions:

Sew-in extensions are the best all-around choice if you need to add both length and volume to your hair. They last for 6-12 months with proper care. To install sew-in extensions, your natural hair is braided into a base, and the extensions are then sewn onto the braids. This method can be time-consuming and requires a highly skilled hair stylist to properly install. At Sheer Elegance Salon & Med Spa, our extension specialists have advanced training and experience to create stunning results.

Microbead extensions (K-Tip):

Microbead extensions involve attaching small wefts of hair to your natural hair using tiny beads. The beads are clamped onto your natural hair, holding the extensions securely in place. This method achieves results that can be very natural-looking and can last for several months.

When it comes to choosing the right type of hair extensions for your needs, there are a few factors to consider. First, think about the look you’re trying to achieve. If you have thin hair and want to add length without over volumizing K-tip microbead or Fusion I-tip extensions might be the best choice. If you’re looking for volume and length sew-in (hand tied weft, fusion, or microbead extensions might be a better option.

Additionally, consider your natural hair type and texture. If you have thin or fine hair, fusion extensions might be the best choice since they’re lightweight and won’t weigh your natural hair down. If you have thick or coarse hair, sew-in or microbead extensions might be a better choice since they can hold up to the weight of your natural hair.

In conclusion, hair extensions can be a great way to switch up your look or add volume and length to your natural hair. With so many different types of extensions available, it’s important to choose the right style for your hair. Book a hair extension consultation with Sheer Elegance Salon & Med Spa today

From your first phone call, text message or online reservation our salon coordinators will consult with you to make sure you are placed with proper stylist for your specific needs.

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Junior Stylist

Zoe is our newest stylist from California. As a colorist and certified extension specialist, she has a passion for transforming hair. Her expertise in color, allows her to create vibrant customized styles and color for all clients. She also specializes in adding natural looking volume and length with extensions to give clients the hair they’ve always dreamed of.


Junior Stylist

Bryana started her career in the hair industry with the goal of having her clients leave with a smile. Bryana is a stylist skilled in color and cuts. Men’s cuts included! Bryana’s hair passions include artistic balayage, blonding, and adding pops of color to your look. Our newest junior stylist Bryana is ready to have you looking and feeling beautiful!


Master Stylist

Danny is our newest Master Stylist with over 7 years of color and cutting experience! Danny specializes in advanced blonding techniques, balayage, men’s and transformational women’s haircuts. A former color educator, Danny can transform your look and make your hair dreams a reality.


Aesthetic Registered Nurse

Roxy is our resident Certified Aesthetic Registered Nurse. Roxy brings her artistic vision and amazing eye for symmetry producing stunning results with neurotoxins for wrinkle reduction and dermal fillers. Roxy is one of the few injectors in San Antonio providing specialty services such as underarm sweat reduction, liquid rhinoplasties, hand rejuvenation, and jawline balancing procedures.


Junior Stylist

Kamryn has been a licensed cosmetologist for 2 years and has gone through some of the country’s most intensive training programs. With a passion for bringing people’s hair dreams to reality. Kamryn specializes in Keratin Fusion Hair Extensions, Complete Color Transformations, Root Touch Ups, Cuts, and Balayage’s. Looking for a fun Fashion Color? Kamryn has the skills to bring your imagination to life and push the boundaries of your look!



Denise has been an esthetician for three years. She has recently found her home at Sheer Studios and couldn’t be happier. Denise specializes in volume, hybrid, classic eyelash extensions and body waxing. Her passion is making people feel absolutely beautiful and helping her clients achieve their dream look!


Master Stylist and Color Specialist

Jakob is a color specialist with over 14 years’ experience. Jakob has been nationally recognized for his work and has multiple awards as a master colorist. Specializing in balayage and highlights, Jakob is the perfect choice to achieve the hair of your dreams.


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Kathy is a master stylist with 10 years of experience. Hair is her favorite canvas. She loves the geometry behind every cut, whether it be a razor, clipper or scissor cut. Kathy also loves the chemistry aspect of coloring and perming of the hair. She specializes in color corrections, blonding, and creating your perfect color. Whether it be men’s perms, beach waves, spiral or classic, Kathy offers all perming services. Come see Kathy today so she can help you bring out the most beautiful side of you. Check out her work on Instagram at theodore

Dr. Justin Sheer PT, DPT

Cosmetic Injector, Doctor of Physical Therapy

A Physiotherapist by trade, as a cosmetic injector Justin uses his advanced knowledge of facial anatomy and the musculoskeletal system to redefine your look. Justin specializes in providing patients with a soft well rested look, helping you look and feel like your younger confident self. Justin has advanced knowledge with lip filler techniques and can help you achieve everything from a full on glamour look to a natural enhancement in volume and shape. Justin also provides in house concierge based physical therapy services specializing in chronic low back pain and shoulder injuries.



Originally a hairstylist, Jenna left the hair industry due to a toxic work environment. Jenna decided to return to college with the dream of opening her own salon. After leaving the Austin tech industry, Jenna moved to San Antonio to open Sheer Studios with a focus on empowering staff and creating a positive environment for both employees and clients. Jenna’s passion for detail and luxury shines in every aspect of the salon experience.