Professional Hair Extension Pliers: 1 Tool, 3 Ways

Professional Hair Extension Pliers: 1 Tool, 3 Ways

This one is for all of the professional stylists and hair extension specialists—you know how crucial your hair extension tools are! When a client comes in for their hair extension application, you need to have the right extension tools for hair that give them the results they want. Delivering a top-notch experience from start to finish will make all the difference.  

Before you get started with your next hair extension client, we’re here to introduce you to one of our must-have products here at Big Kizzy: our hair extension pliers! These pliers will soon be your new favorite hair extension tool (we know you’ll love it, and your clients will rave about their hair.) Now, without further ado, here is our ultimate guide for all things extension pliers!  

What Hair Extension Removal Pliers Are and How to Use Them 

You might see hair extension pliers referred to as hair extension removal pliers, but they can have more uses than just removal! You can use them to remove hair extensions (such as cold/hot fusion or keratin bonds), press tape-in extensions, and reshape, remove, and seal weft beaded or micro-link extensions. Once you start using this tool, you’ll wonder how you applied and removed extensions without it!  

Let’s go over how to use extension pliers with each hair extension method

Fusion or Keratin Bond Hair Extensions 


  • Squeeze the bond using the pliers to apply pressure to each attachment point 
  • Break the bond around three to four times so that it’s easier to remove from the hair 

Tape-In Hair Extensions 

  • Ensure the hair extension wefts are perfectly aligned before using the extension pliers 
  • Create a solid seal by firmly pressing the pliers down onto the  wefts (this aims to take care of any gaps or air bubbles trapped between the panels) 
  • Also use the pliers to seal the tape-in extensions once a week before you shampoo your hair (this will help to extend the wear time of your tape-ins by at least 1-2 weeks!)  

Micro-Link or Beaded Weft Hair Extensions 

  • When applying the micro-link or beads, use the extension pliers to push the bead up along the hair strand closer to the root, then seal and tighten them in place 
  • To remove these weft extensions, use the pliers to squeeze the micro-link or bead in the opposite direction that it was applied to widen and release it  

Having one tool that can do all of the above is a game-changer! There are tons of extension pliers on the market. How do you know which one to choose? We’ll make that decision easy for you ahead!    

Choosing the Best Hair Extension Pliers for Your Needs 

You’ll notice hair extension tools come in different shapes, sizes, and materials for pliers. Each brand has tweaked its hair extension pliers to have specific features. But which one is the best for your needs? Our simple yet effective tool is an essential part of the hair extension process for happy clients, always!  

Let us tell you a bit more about our pliers and what makes them unique: 

  • Multi-purpose to be used with tape-in extension sealing, micro-link/beaded weft extension applications and removals, and keratin/fusion bond extension removal 
  • Crafted with long-lasting and high-quality stainless steel that you can count on 
  • Comfortable cushioned ergonomic handle that fits comfortably in your hand while reducing muscle fatigue when in use 
  • Provides an even and firm pressure to create a secure seal for tape-in panels 
  • Reduces tape-in extension panel slippage by creating an airtight seal 
  • Smooth flat tip ideal for sealing tape-in hair extensions for a secure fit 
  • Notched sections to reshape and remove micro-links and beaded weft extensions 

When you’re working with hair extensions, you need tools that last and get the job done right the first time! Invest in hair extension tools that are of the best quality and designed by hair extension professionals. You’ll notice the difference in quality and functionality when you use our pliers!  

Three Hair Extension Tools All in One With Big Kizzy  

Hair extension pliers are a tool professional stylists should always have on hand. It’s useful for a range of hair extension methods and techniques. Whether you’re applying tape-in hair extensions, removing keratin or fusion extensions, or sealing or removing micro-link and beaded weft extensions, pliers will make your life much easier! But don’t settle for just any old hair extension removal pliers; you want the best of the best. 

That’s where our three-in-one hair extension plier tool by Big Kizzy has its big moment! Designed with durability and comfort in mind, our pliers are ideal for day-to-day extension removals and applications. Shop our extension pliers and all of your other extension essentials in our one-stop shop!