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A San Francisco expert extensionist perfects the art of teaching stylists by creating Monti Extension Academy.

Rarely do we meet a stylist who has just one trick up their sleeve. Usually there’s a tint brush, an arsenal of brushes and a scissor collection in their repertoire, but Deb Monti has one thing on her mind- extensions. As a salon owner specializing in micro-links, Monti has seen her share of botched extensions over the years that are not only ruining women’s hair, but the extension industry itself.  
“I just got tired of seeing so many people with extensions that were applied wrong with low-quality hair. People were coming to me with the wrong method for their hair and the extension industry was getting such a bad reputation. I felt I needed to do something, so I created a 2-day intensive education program for stylists and a superior line of extensions for clients.”

Deb, co-owner of Milvali Salon - with locations in both San Francisco and Mill Valley - is an ​award-winning extensionist whose salon has been top rated by Allure, Racked SF, Short Cuts and San Francisco Magazine, and ranks "Best Hair Extensions" year after year in the San Francisco Chronicle's A-​List. While running a successful business, training stylists and working behind the chair as a reputable extensionist for the past decade, Deb will finally share all her coveted secrets about extensions and why it's important to be more educated than your competition!

For the past decade Monti is all about extensions- the methods, color matching, blending and precision application. In the extension world, she was ahead of her time. Fast forward to the here and now, and you will see almost every salon trying to do extensions, but the education isn’t catching up to the demand. 
After seeing so many bad extensions come through her salon, Deb’s vision was to teach stylist the correct way to not only apply extensions, but to educate them on the entire extension process.  That’s when she created and founded Milvali Extension Academy, now called Monti Extension Academy - a long awaited extension training program that is a world apart from the rest. 

Your training with Deb is from the heart. She’s passionate about her work and you’ll get the kind of education that you can only get from someone who really knows what they’re doing. Plus, Deb will share all of her tips and tricks with you that can only be taught by someone who has actual real-life experiences behind the chair.

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Micro-link Extensions- A.K.A: I-tips, Beaded, Cylinder, Micro-bead, Micro-Ring

All of Monti Micro-Link hair extensions are ethically sourced, re-usable, made with 100% Indian Remy hair with cuticles intact and natural textures. The individual extensions are formed with a finely engineered reusable tip that will not crack or shed which sets us apart from the competition. The tip can be quickly shaped over and over for reinsertion and the hair can last up to a year with proper maintenance. Re-Usable, No Heat, No Glue, No Tight Braids, No Solvents, No Damage!