Two elements can make or break a weave – the quality of the hair you use, and the person you have install it. After checking out a number of hair suppliers, I decided to buy from HairAreUs. Not only are the prices affordable, but the company has a strong following of happy clients, and a friend of mine vouches for them. One thing I definitely noticed when shopping around is how crazy the range of prices are from different suppliers. The same type of hair (16″ Indian Wavy) can cost $65/bundle at one source (HairAreUs), but cost over $200/bundle at another source (Indique, used by celebrities like Rihanna). In my opinion, quality has a ceiling, and after that, you’re paying for a brand. I’d pay $200 for a pair of jeans that fit me well & that I knew would last, but I’m not paying over $600 for a pair of designer Gucci jeans. You can’t tell me that Gucci is buying some kind of super-premium denim to justify that kind of price tag – and I believe the same about hair. If I’m buying human hair, and the supplier is moving huge quantities at a time, you can’t tell me that they locked down some super secret elite group of hair growing women to justify the price tag. So I picked HairAreUs, and I’m happy! One thing I was worried about – because the bundles are virgin (un-dyed, unprocessed) human hair, the natural color can shift from bundle to bundle – HairAreUs doesn’t dye their hair to a specific shade before selling, which I actually prefer. That said, I was worried how much of a color discrepancy would exist between the 2 that I bought, but I didn’t need to – they match very well. Now for some pictures (click for full-size) – I have iPhone pictures from when I first got the hair, and hi-res pictures after I washed it (with Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner) – enjoy!