Lindsay Victory: Hair Extension Specialist

Lindsay Victory

West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

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Cosmetologist - Individual – KK 551617

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About Lindsay Victory

Mon: 6:00pm-12:00am
Tue: 12:00am-1:00am, 12:00pm-12:00am
Wed: 12:00am-1:00am, 11:00am-12:00am
Thu: 12:00am-1:00am, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Fri: 11:00am-4:00pm

I am a licensed cosmetologist in California, Michigan, New York and North Carolina as well as a certified SHE by So.Cap. USA hair extension technician and Euro So. Cap. educator.

Please visit my website for more info on my extension methods, pricing and gallery.

Location

8000 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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  • 1/5 stars April 28, 2013

    Be aware of lindsay ! She spent most of my consultation time talking very bad about a competitor what made me realize that probably her competitor was better. And he was! I got in his competitor salon the best hair extensions.

    Lindsay V. replied to this review on April 29, 2013:

    This is a fake review, obviously. I don't need to talk bad of other stylist or companies as I am too busy and focused on giving my clients quality extension services in a comfortable and professional mannor.

  • 5/5 stars April 5, 2012

    Words cannot explain how HAPPY I am with Lindsay's work! Lindsay is beyond amazing at what she does and extremely talented! I received extensions and I was so impressed by not only her work but her ability to act as an actual consultant, not just a "hair stylist". She is so much more than that! Your experience with Lindsay will be different from the moment you meet her-- she is extremely trustworthy, down to earth and AMAZING at what she does. I have never been so pleased after leaving a salon. She is a professional and extremely talented. After years of visiting several salons throughout Chicago, DC and Detroit--I can honestly say I finally feel like I found a "home" :0)


    Thank you, Lindsay! You are awesome !!

  • 5/5 stars February 6, 2012

    I have had fusion extensions for over 8 years. Lindsay Victory is by far the fastest, most efficient, professional extensionist I've worked with. She installed a full head of Donna Bella fusion extensions on me, which lasted 4 months. During this time I did not lose a single strand and could have left them in longer. Lindsay is extremely responsive; she is not flakey and always finds time to squeeze me in.

  • 5/5 stars February 5, 2012

    This was my first time going to Lindsay (for color and a cut/style) and the first time I've gotten my hair professionally colored (I've only bleached it once at home, about 5 or 6 years ago). I went in with shoulder-length, natural black hair and we decided on a super cool asymmetric cut with hot pink/red/purple on top and a more natural purplish-black on the bottom (a bit hard to describe but trust me, it looks AMAZING!). I was a bit nervous about doing so much all at once, especially since I don't dye my hair and especially not colors that bright, but Lindsay was awesome and kept me informed on what she was doing the whole time and I trusted that she knew what she was doing and that it wouldn't look too over-the-top. The process took less time than I expected, which was great, especially because it felt like she took a lot of time making sure everything was perfect and not a hair was left un-dyed or out of place! I've gotten so many compliments on my hair and I've directed everyone to her at Beauty (Salon). Overall, I HIGHLY recommend her for color and cuts, especially if you're not quite sure what you want or want to do something a little different, like fun colors or a cool, edgy style! She was really excited the entire time she was working on my hair, you can tell this is a stylist who loves what she does! (And it certainly doesn't hurt that she's darn good at it too!)

  • 5/5 stars November 18, 2011

    Lindsey is great!!! She started doing my hair extentions about a year ago. (after my old hairstylist moved out of state) She does a great job. I get compliments on my hair all of the time!! She is a lovely person, always professional, always on time, and always gives you what you ask for!!!! Luv her!!!!!

  • 5/5 stars November 8, 2011

    Lindsay gives perfect haircuts and does gorgeous color! She is meticulous and really amazing at what she does. She always has the patience and vision to talk with me about what I want for a while, and then do exactly we think will be perfect. I love her haircuts, and I get compliments all the time. She took my hair from long to short recently and I am very happy with the cut.

    I also love my color every time she does it. She knows how to do the best shade of blonde for me, and I always walk out of her salon feeling like a million bucks. I would definitely recommend Lindsay Victory!

  • 5/5 stars November 7, 2011

    Lindsay always explains why and what she is doing to my hair. I trust her 100% and she knows that yet she wants me to feel comfortable.
    I spent about 2 hours with Lindsay with this specific treatment. Lindsay also colors and cuts my hair. I like Lindsay because she does what I ask, and offers recommendations, but does not tell me what I want. Today Lindsay did a California Smooth Keratin Smoothing Treatment. I have pretty frizzy hair and she recommended this to calm that problem. I would recommend it to anyone with thick frizzy hair and I would definitely recommend Lindsay Victory for any of your hair treatment needs.

  • 5/5 stars November 7, 2011

    I have visited the salon 3 times and each time I have been extremely happy each time. I have done everything from bright bold colors to multi-tonal natural colors. I recently had extensions done by her and my hair turned out gorgeous. The colors are beautiful and my natural hair blends perfectly. She is a great stylist and wants her clients to be pleased. I recommend her for all types of salon services.

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  • I am living and working in the Los Angeles area. I am available privately or by appointment only in Create Space (Inside Salon Republic) in West Hollywood!
    Jun 20, 2013 at 10:30 pm

  • I have relocated to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York and will be offering on-site and in home (yours) hair extension services until I find my new permanent home in a salon. I will travel to Manhattan and some areas of Brooklyn only. Sorry, but at this time I can not offer any chemical services.
    Jul 09, 2012 at 10:15 pm

  • Colored hair extension special until the end of May! Get fun bright colors in your hair without bleaching and dying your hair. Quick and easy to remove or change colors. Vibrant color that lasts and will not bleed! Get this fun celebrity inspired look starting at only $32!! ...
    May 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Question and answer

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. First, I recently had a client with ombre hair come to me for fusion extensions. The extensions matched her lightened ombre perfect but her base color wasn't available so I hand died the extensions for a perfect red ombre! So fun!

Second, another fusion client came to me with special need due to a hair pulling habit. I was able to blend her short pieces and used half sized bonds to better match the thickness at the top and provide smaller bonds that would hide better in the thin areas. It felt really good to help a pretty young girl feel better and less self-conscience.

Lastly, I had the pleasure of working as a platform artist for Donna Bella Milan hair extensions at the International Beauty Show in NYC (April 2013). I had the opportunity to provide tape-in, micro bead and fusion extensions while demonstrating and teaching other industry professionals my personal tips and tricks of the trade!

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Ask to see examples of their work. Any stylist can go buy hair and say they do hair extensions or even take a class to get certified but not have very much experience or be very good at it. If the stylist is experience and serious about their craft they will have some kind of portfolio.

Before and afters are great but also ask if they have any photos of the bonds themselves. Make sure the sections look neat. Determine if the individual extension (micro bead or fusion) is attached to a section of the natural hair that appears to be approximately one square centimeter. Knowing that your stylist isn't attaching extensions to too much or too little hair is important.

If you have never worn extensions and you don't know what method you like, ask for a couple test strands at your consultation. Some stylists might want to charge you a small fee for this but it will give you a chance to test them out and inspect their application technique. Make sure the strand isn't too tight (can move 360 degrees), the extension falls naturally and isn't pulling to one side or the other, isn't shedding (when you pull gently on the fusion hair strand) and doesn't slip or fall out after you wash it.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Many stylists performing micro bead hair extensions claim "No heat, no damage," however, this is not necessarily true. Any method of hair extensions could cause damage if not applied or cared for correctly. NO EXCEPTIONS. I have seen damage caused by all forms of extensions. This is not to say that you will have damage but don't be fooled! There are positives and negatives to each method and it is just important to find out what is right for you!

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I am very detailed and efficient with everything I do. Every head is different and I will always allow time for a complete service to tailor to your individual wants and needs. No rushing or being sloppy. No handing you off to an assistant. Nothing but complete custom care from start to finish.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love making people feel better about themselves. Too obvious? Maybe, but it is too rewarding not to mention. Aside from that I really enjoy working and creating with my hands. With a traditional art background and an Associates degree in Art for Advertising (graphic design) prior to my cosmetology education, I have learned and utilized the concepts of shape, line, form, color and texture in many mediums and now love applying the same key concepts to my favorite medium, HAIR!

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. I have an extension client who came in late on a Friday night after everyone of my co-workers had already left for the day. She explained that she was interested in hair extensions and although I was currently preforming a haircut on my last client of the day I asked her to come back in 45 min. She did and a free 15 minute consultation turned into an hour.

As women nearing 50 she was desperate to feel better about her short thinning hair. She spoke of the loss of both of her parents in the past year and stress of work. All things that many of us can relate to. She decided to get fusion extensions and once I completed the service the following week she was nearly in tears when she left. I knew in that moment that I helped that women in a way the is hard to put into words. Before she left she hugged me and I sensed that in that moment she believed that things were going to get better. (and I'm happy to say they have. She continues to be a wonderful client and one of the sweetest women I know.)

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. When I was in the 5th grade I started going to the original Bianchi's salon at 17 and Garfield (which has since moved) and met Dena, a young hip girl fresh out of beauty school. As a young girl I looked up to Dena and continued going to her for haircare services through my college years. Being a hairstylist was always one of my many creative interest but it wasn't until I earned my Associates degree that I decided to attend Michigan College of Beauty.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. An extension client came to me today hoping to add a couple inches of length back on after making the mistake of allowing someone else trim it, too short. I replaced the pieces throughout the nape and with extensive blending was able to give her what she wanted. Cutting extensions is not the same as cutting regular hair and I feel that it is not a skill that all extension stylists have perfected. I like when I impress myself and continue to teach myself and build confidence.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. I offer most haircare services at reasonable prices, especially when it comes to hair extension services. For a complete list of my prices including extension pricing and hair costs please visit my website and follow the "Services" menu!

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