As a beauty expert, there's always something for you to learn to help you be the best stylist you can be. Your adventure into doing hair extensions can be done online, which is great for you because you don't have to sacrifice time out of your busy schedule to go to class. For the most part, you can take a virtual hair extension installation class during your downtime at home.

However, if you're not a person who prefers to learn without it being hands-on or in person, taking a virtual class can be daunting. You can make the best of your situation and really enjoy learning how to put in professional hair extensions in a virtual manner if you use the following tips.

Do the exercises along with the virtual instructor

If you have your hair supplies and do the learning exercises in real time with the instructor, you can feel more like you're in a live, in-person class. If you have a prerecorded virtual lesson to follow, you can pause the session at any time or rewind the lesson so you can redo the instructions for doing successful hair extensions. This is especially beneficial if you are new to hair extensions entirely and you are taking a virtual hair extension installation class for the first time.

Have someone take the virtual class with you

Do you have any colleagues who would also like to learn how to do hair extensions? Have them take the virtual hair extension installation class with you to give you support, guidance, and to help you feel like you're in a real classroom setting. This way, you can share techniques and styles with other people in the same training as you and stay motivated to stay on task.

Take classes in small increments

When you have a virtual class before you with all the tools you need to succeed, it's easy to be tempted to just speed through the entire lesson so you can get certified. However, you don't get your money's worth this way and you can actually make it harder to retain what you have learned. It's best to take the class in small increments, so when you have a virtual hair extension installation class, do portions at a time in sessions of around an hour or less to keep you focused and engaged throughout your lessons.

You can apply what you have learned about hair extensions in your virtual class as soon as you graduate. Practice on salon mannequin heads first to gain confidence, then start working on clients.

Contact a program that offers virtual hair extension installation classes for more information.