Habit Extension Method

Learn the most popular extension method in the industry. Start with the comfort method or learn all of our methods. All of these classes are available online

Created by @hairby_chrissy and her team at Habit Salon.

In-Person Classes

Our fun, interactive in-person classes are one day, learning Habit Extension Method Complete (All methods). The in person classes are usually 8 hours long with lunch included.

One On One Class

One On One Training is a more immersive experience than our traditional in-person group classes. The training lasts a total of 6 hours with the first half shadowing Chrissy and her team members.

During this time you will be able to watch and experience all of Chrissy’s methods, practices, and techniques that she uses everyday.


Private Salon Classes

Certify your entire salon in the Habit Extension Method. Empower each of your stylists to offer hand tied extension services.

Learn from Habit Stylists that have done thousands of clients and can help you become a Habit Extension Method salon.

meet the
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Hey! I’m Chrissy Rasmussen (@hairby_chrissy) the founder of Habit Salon & Habit Extension Method, one of the world’s most popular salon and extension method

I have been a hair stylist for the last 22 years. I started Habit salon in 1997 and since then we have styled, colored and done thousands of people’s hair. Now have over 80 talented stylists that work with me every day.

The reason that we decided to bottle our know-how and put it out into the world is because we see stylists struggle time and time again with this one problem: perfecting a new method so that you can confidently, without stress give the client exactly what they want! …and we know the solution to that issue – our Habit Extension Method Certification.



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everything to be successful

Our education will provide you with all the knowledge you need to be a successful Habit Extension Method certified stylist.

Currently becoming the stylist I always dreamed of. Excuse me if I become extremely protective of myself, my time, and energy.



1. What if this doesn't work for me?

Like I said, there’s no one-size fits all approach to business and that’s why we’ve developed this course in such a unique way. We’ll give you the option to pick and choose the elements of a launch that align best with your skill set, so that you can rest assured that everything you do is tailored to you and your strengths, not your weaknesses.

2. Will I be able to purchase hand tied hair?

Yes! Once you finish your four week course you will be certified in our method. Once certified in our method you will get a login for Habit Hair X that has exclusive pricing up to 50% off.

3. Do I have to be a licensed stylist to get certified in the Habit Extension Method?

Yes. You are required to be a licensed stylist to be certified in HEM.

4. Will I be certified after I complete the 3 weeks?

Yes! You will receive an “Online Certification” for completing this course. However this is different than our in-person certification. In order to receive an in-person certification you will need to complete a one-on-one with one of our Habit stylists or your mentor.

5. Are there contracts?

No, there are no contracts. You will receive one year free of Haircation and after that year it will be $199 / year and you can cancel anytime.

6. Can I watch the courses more than once?

Absolutely! You are able to review all the courses and training videos as much as you would like or until you feel confident practicing on an actual client.

7. Can I finance the certification?

Absolutely! We have partnered with Affirm to provide financing or pay over time. You can apply by clicking (Apply now) in the middle of the page and if you are approved you will receive a 0% interest for each 6, 12 or 18 month finance plan. We also offer ShopPay. ShopPay breaks the total up into 4 simple payments.

8. Can I take this online course if I am still in cosmetology school?

Yes, you are able to participate in this course as long as you are about to finish school and start your exams, otherwise, we require a license.

9. What is the difference between online and in-person certification?

Both our online certification and our in-person certification are great options. The biggest difference between each option is quite simple. One is in person and the other is online. This is important because you will need to know how to choose which option is best for you. Some may be a fast paced hands on learner and others may want to learn at home at their own pace. You will need to go through the online course before you come to the in-person class. The in-person class only takes around 7 hours to complete and you have an instructor right by your side helping you. This allows you to ask questions and get answers right away. The online course takes 4 weeks to complete. You still will have a mentor there with you weekly. But it will be more of you working on the course when you can at your own pace. This is a really great option if you are unable to travel to a class.