For those that covet long lush hair in the world of ceelebrity-dom, apparently money is never an issue. Clients of famed “Tress Goddess,” and hair augmentation specialist, Mahri Martens-Tomas pay upwards of $10,000 for a head of perfect hair. The extensions have to be touched-up or reapplied every 3-4 months and many clients will pay not only the price for the applications, but also travel-fare in order to get to Martens-Tomas’ in Beverly Hills. Clients fly from all over to have these luxurious extensions. The charge exactly? A hefty $5,000 for the first once and $4,000 for each additional ounce. Most average clients will get around 3 ounces but it’s not unheard of to add up to 8 ounces of hair for the fullest, thickest hair a client can get. Some people will need just a handful of extensions to fill a bald spot and some might just want to fill their entire head just for their own enjoyment.
What exactly makes this hair from Martens-Tomas worth the price? Firstly, the adhesive she uses are custom depending on the need of the client. Not to mention, they are specially formulated in general for an adhesive that’s very gentle and can withstand months of washing and drying without destroying the hair cuticles. She adjusts the adhesive for each client depending on if they hit the gym and shower regularly or depending on the hair type if it’s oily or dry. Aside from custom adhesives, Martens-Tomas only uses European hair for her work. The exclusive provider she buys from originally provided hair for wigs for all the royals in Europe. Compared to the cheapest hair for sale out there, this hair is 10x more expensive. None of the hair Martens-Tomas uses is dyed. At times, clients may need to wait a few months to get the right type of hair and length.
Mahri is pictured below in front of her Beverly Hills office.
picture courtesy of www.wmagazine.com
All I can say is, for those without $10k to spare, thank goodness for Hairdo products. The limits for luxury consumption is definitely boundless!