Extension Education

Hand tied weft extensions

Hand Tied Extensions

My Journey

Hair has been a part of my life as long as I can remember! When I was five years old I told my parents I was going to be a hairdresser. I knew early on I had the passion and drive for hair and the industry.

Later in my career I truly felt there was something missing in our industry, until social media came into play for me where I discovered this amazing community of positive and uplifting artists who were empowering each other. That gave me the platform to share my own knowledge and love of hair, I know now, that this is truly what I am meant to be doing. I love nothing more than sharing and helping clients and other stylist fulfill their dreams.

Opening my salon in March 2017 was the best decision for me, having a great support system and the best team working along side me has become a dream come true for me.

However, I struggled to find great quality Hand Tied Wefts here in Australia, which motivated me to start my journey. I knew the most important aspect had to be the quality. After years of testing and exploring hair all over the world I found a way to create my own line of extensions. I am proud to introduce my Hand Tied Extension Line and new products will be released later down the line.

Of all the application methods I had learned, I knew this one was a game changer! My Hand Tied Wefts have not only changed the lives of my clients, but have also changed our artist’s lives. Being able to totally transform a person’s look and confidence can be life altering.

This has been the most rewarding part of my journey and I cannot wait to share this amazing method and quality of hair with other stylists.

I feel continued education and an open mind is the key to being successful!!

It has never been just about hair for me and there is nothing greater than feeling confident and empowered, investing in yourself is a must for every girl, woman and artist…


Having used many different brands of hair over my 13 years in the industry, I am always on the hunt for new concepts, softer hair and most importantly hair that lasts! Enter YL hand tied wefts! What a god send – these babies sit so flat to the head, my clients feel like they are wearing nothing. The hair is beautiful to work with for us as hairdressers and tones and colours easily. I love Yovanka’s unique concept of blending multiple colours together and also finishing each service off with a perfecting/blending toner. Each client is an individual as should be their hair extensions! Her technical support and ordering system is second to none – she is always only a phone call away to assist me with any concerns. I look forward to using Yovanka’s hair for many more years to come


Owner, Hair by Hustle & Co., Melbourne, VIC

Thank-you for opening up the doors to an opportunity I never dreamed I would have. I feel so lucky to be a small part of such an amazing brand. Your hair is next level, in every way.

This hair is the best quality I have ever worked with, and a number of my clients have said the same – the best quality they have had in their head!

The wefts are so fine at the root, allowing it sit flat against the head. This allows the natural hair over it to sit flat, keeping that natural look, however not compromising the thickness through the ends… we want that thick hurrrr through those ends!!

I have never worked with extensions that are so easy to put up either. Putting their hair in a pony has never been so easy – high, low, half up, you name it!

Are they damaging for the hair? NO!! 100% no.

This is a question I get asked a lot, and I get it, a lot of other extension methods are… but seriously, not at all. THANK-YOU for creating an extension method that is not at all damaging… in fact, the naural hair has been growing faster… Crazy!

I am obsessed and I know others will be too!

Emma Sorenson

Hair by Emma Sorenson, Adelaide

After seeing Yovanka’s hair and method in person, we became even more obsessed and cannot wait to transform clients hair,  being able to offer custom colouring to create a seamless makeover, we are so excited to add this to our menu.


HoochieMama Hair Shop, Adelaide

Interested in Becoming a Certified Stylist?

Course Outline

Cost $ 1,600 (GST inclusive)

My team and I will be teaching my signature Hand Tied Extensions as seen @yovankaloria and @yovankaloriaextensions

Our two-day course will be a fun and interactive, hands-on training where you will learn our application method/s from start to finish.

You will be provided with your own ‘Tool Starter Kit’ with everything you need to get you started on your YL Hair Extension Journey. On the day of training, it is essential to have a mannequin head and a tripod stand (these are available for purchase from YL). We also recommend having your hairdressing tools such as sectioning clips, tail combs and your scissors set up – however all other items you will need are included in your training package.

The course will include the following: 

  • How to install Hand Tied Wefts
  • The positioning and placement
  • Colouring & blending techniques
  • How to cut and blend extensions
  • How to price the service
  • Removal and up keep
  • Working on mannequin
  • A training manual for you to keep
  • Instructional video on USB
  • Advice on how to market yourself
    & this service on social media
  • How to install Hand Tied Wefts
  • The positioning and placement
  • Colouring & blending techniques
  • How to cut and blend extensions
  • How to price the service
  • Removal and up keep
  • Working on mannequin
  • A training manual for you to keep
  • Instructional video on USB
  • Advice on how to market yourself and this service on social media

Please note this is not a colour class. While colour and techniques will be discussed, no colour service will be shown on the day of the training.

Our aim is to build long-lasting relationships with our stockists and to maintain the highest quality of hair distribution we possibly can. We have made a commitment to consistently supply quality products and exceptional customer service. We have seen these attributes compromised when brands are available to the masses and this is why we are selective with our stockist criteria.


Register Your Interest

If you are a qualified hairstylist, please enquire within to apply for a stockist account.

Submit your enquiry and an account manager will contact you within 1 to 2 business days.


Yovanka Loria Studio


One of our educators can travel to your salon.

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THURS 9:00am – 9:00pm
FRI 9:00am - 5:30pm
SAT 8:00am - 3:00pm

Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm


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349 Tapleys Hill Road, Seaton 5023

Adelaide, South Australia