LOOK & LEARN POLE WEAVING TECHNIQUE
Josette Desrosiers is the owner of California Hair Extensions, Salon and Academy and Hair Loss Center. As a certified Hair Extension Specialist with 22 years of experience and international recognition, Josette has certified hundreds of Hair Stylists in a variety of Hair Extension techniques such as:
- Custom Wig Making
- Brazilian Hair KNOTS
- SEW IN Weaves
- California Hair Locks
- California Hair Fusion
Josette specializes in teaching the famous Pole Weaving Technique, formerly known as the Christina Method. This technique is over 70 years old and the method does not require any braiding skills.
FREE Look & Learn Classes will be held at the SIBE International Beauty Expo in Los Angeles on both Sunday Feb. 24th & Monday Feb. 25th.
- FREE Look & Learn Demonstration using the Pole Weaving Technique/ also known as the Christina Method
- Free Hair Extension application to anyone who purchases hair from California Hair Extensions exclusive hair line "Hair to Remember"
- HAIR CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE EXPO OR IN ADVANCE ON OUR WEBSITE ONLINE STORE
- We install up to 4 tracks maximum
- Must pay a non-refundable sitting fee of $25.00 to the www.sibe.la in advance to reserve your spot
- Model's hair must be clean, dry, without any prior Hair Extensions to receive service
- We sell 6 different Hair Extensions types: 14"=24"
We offer virtual training for the Pole Weaving Technique thru our Video Tutorial Membership available via the CalHairExtensions.com website.
Hair Extension Course Catalog
California Hair Locks
The California Hair Locks method is an innovative, non-damaging, strand-by-strand method that attaches pre-tipped extension hair to the client’s own natural hair by using a Micro Ring and a small latch hook instrument to hold it in place. Students will learn the proper way to apply this extension method by using tools provided by California Hair Extensions Academy.
The California Hair Lock Toolkit includes the following: 150 strands of I-Tip reusable Human Hair, 100 Micro Rings in 5 jars, each jar contains a different type of Micro Ring. For example, Regular Micro-Rings, Silicone Copper Micro Rings, Screw Rings, Copper Micro Rings and Silicone Aluminum Rings. Your toolkit also includes Opening / Closing Tools, a Pulling Needle, and everything that is needed for your first client! It’s easy! No Glue! No harsh chemical removal! No mess! No Hair Damage! This is just one state-of-the-art technique that will place you among those in high demand for your skill and creativity. You can add this skill to your portfolio for the low price stated below. Your curriculum will include valuable information as part of your take-away package!
California Hair Fusion
This is a well-known extension method within the multi-million dollar beauty and hair care industry, similar to California Hair Locks. The California Hair Fusion method is also a strand- by-strand method, attaching pre-tipped extension hair to the client’s natural hair by using a keratin adhesive with a special heating tool to create a natural, free-flowing look for your client.
Your California Hair Fusion Toolkit includes: 150 strands of Keratin Tip (U-Tip) Human Hair, your special heating tool mentioned above to ensure your proper application of the hair extensions, and two Protective Shields – essentially, you will have everything you need to perform this money-making technique properly and be amazed at the ease of application.
Malaysian Pole Weaving
Learn how to apply wefted hair to a client’s head without braiding! The Malaysian Pole Weaving process is a unique extension method which involves the use of a special hair weaving machine that entwines string with the client’s hair to create a flat base across their head. The weft is then sewn into the base for a more natural look that your client will love! Students will learn how to use the weaving machine and the proper way to sew wefts to a client’s head.
Your Malaysian Pole Weaving Kit includes: your own Pole Weaving machine, three small spools of nylon hair weaving thread (one Blonde, two Brown), three curved needles, one small bottle of Liquid Tape and one pack of 14″ Human Hair. Your Kit also includes a written curriculum for use during and after course completion. Great process for those who prefer not to using the braiding method!
Full Braided Sew-In Weave
The Full Braided Sew-In Weave is a popular extension method in the African American culture. The client’s hair is braided up in Josette’s unique braided pattern, which will serve as the base for the wefts of hair to be sewn in. Students will learn the customized braiding pattern and how to sew the hair onto the wefts to create a natural look for your client.
Your Full Braided Sew-In Weave Kit includes: three curved needles, one spool of nylon thread, two packs of Human hair and one pack of Synthetic Braiding Hair. *Students must bring their own Kinky haired mannequin.
Signature Flat Weave
California Hair Extensions’ Signature Flat Weave is what your client has been waiting for! This method incorporates Malaysian Pole Weaving with a Full Braided Sew-In that will allow your client to wear their hair in a combination of styles, while giving them the hair they have always desired. Students will learn both the pole weaving and the full-braided sew-in weave techniques, making them a more versatile stylist able to accommodate clients of all hair types.
Your Signature Flat Weave Kit includes: your own Pole Weaving Machine, three small spools of nylon thread (one Blonde, two Brown), one large spool of nylon thread, three curved needles, two packs of Human Hair, and one pack of Synthetic Braiding Hair. *Students must bring their own Kinky haired mannequin.
*All classes and prices include pick up to and from the hotel to the Academy, lunch and a private learning atmosphere. Students are expected to bring their own mannequins for learning purposes. California Hair Extensions Academy will provide all other tools such as learning kits,100% Human Hair, for you to take home etc. Classes are booked according to the demand and client scheduling and will be conducted from 10:30am-4:30pm. The Signature Flat Weave requires a commitment of two days. A non-refundable deposit is required when booking a class. Students will be given a Certificate of Completion in recognition of taking a class at California Hair Extensions Academy, Inc. We accept all forms of payment through PayPal. Call for class schedules and openings.
Did you know that you do not have to be a licensed cosmetologist to perform hair extensions in the State of California?
This means anyone can get certified in doing hair extensions and make extra money from home. Just sign-up for one of our many in-person hair extension classes.
Here's how it works:
According to Section 7316.d.2 in Article 2 of the California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology Regulations, as long as the service does not require haircutting, coloring, straightening, curling, or any other alterations performed on the clients hair, you do not have to be a licensed cosmetologist. Therefore, you can legally perform hair extensions on clients without a cosmetology license.
Doing hair extensions often does require cutting and styling of the hair after installed. Thus, we recommend partnering up with a licensed cosmetologist who can cut, color, and/or style hair after you apply the hair extensions. It opens up a lot of opportunity for making extra money.Read the official regulation here
"I flew in from Orlando to San Diego to take an extension course with Josette on pole weaving. Since I’m not from the area I was elated that she offered to pick me up from the airport as well as drop me back off for my flight. She helped me check into the hotel which was near the salon and was very affordable, safe, and comfy. Since I was there a day before, she took me out to dinner to a nice restaurant near the hotel. The next day we got down to business where I mastered the class. Lol, she said I was a quick learner but everyone says that. She has now inspired me to move to San Diego or LA…Thanks Josette for my awesome experience and new skill under my belt."
"My name is Julie and I recently had the pleasure of taking the Hands-On California Hair Fusion Class. It was wonderful, worth every penny. Not only did she show me how to do the technique properly, she also patiently answered any questions I had regarding other Hair Extension methods. I would highly recommend her Academy to anyone who wants to expand their skills. I am already planning for my next class!!"
"My name is Selika. I took the Pole Weaving class taught at California Hair Extensions by Josette. I really learned a lot and I’m thankful to have mastered a skillful, multicultural technique that can be applied to all nationalities. This technique will make my business cross over and I’m glad I flew all the way from Oakland, California to come and learn this amazing technique! Thanks Josette."
"Recently my salon was fortunate enough to have Josette teach a group class at our salon. She taught us how to do three techniques: Pole Weaving, California Hair Locks and California Hair Fusion. Josette made it seem so easy and was forthcoming with lot’s of information as well as experience. This was a detailed hands on presentation that took several hours for her to share. I would recommend her classes to anyone looking to expand their business in the Hair Extension Industry!!"
"Josette thank you so much for taking the time to come into our salon and share the Pole Weaving technique with us. I enjoyed the demo very much and am absolutely interested in taking one of your classes. This has inspired me to pursue my career in Hair Extension Education and one day be able to offer this service to my clientele. Thank you again!"
"Loved the class! Very insightful and learned tons! Your knowledge about Hair Extensions with so many years behind it is inspiring!"
"Really enjoyed the group class on the Pole Weaving technique. I had never heard of this technique before. After your class I feel like this is something that I could actually do. Awesome!"
"This is definitely something I would like to start doing on my clients. It lays very flat to the head and doesn’t seem as damaging as some of the other techniques I have seen."
"This class was amazing! I flew all the way from Sacramento to take the Malaysian Pole Weaving technique class. If you don’t know how to do braiding extensions then this is the class for you, very easy to learn. Very informative on this vanishing art!!"
"My name is Patti and I traveled all the way from Alberta, Canada to take the Signature Flat Weave class with California Hair Extensions. Josette was very sweet and patient. I call her the master of her craft throughout the whole class because that is how I felt about her talent. I am so glad I came to California Hair Extensions to take this course because I feel I learned a lot."
"My name is Nikky Nowroizi. I am from Iran. I don’t know how much I can thank my lovely instructor Josette who really taught an amazing and excellent talent! She really spent rime and she really cares about how well you learn when you walk out from her shop. God Bless Her. This was my best experience that I've ever had in my cosmetology career. I love Josette. Thank you so much again."
"Hi. My name is Charlotte. I made a last minute trip to visit family in California (I live in Alaska). I found California Hair Extensions Academy online. I emailed Josette and she got back with me very quickly. I was able to take her Fusion class just a few days after talking to her. Josette was flexible and easy to work with from the beginning to the end. I was very comfortable with her and I appreciated how she adapted her teaching method to how I learned. This was a great experience!"