For bigwig celebrity stylists like Chris Appleton and Jen Atkin, Balmain Hair Couture extensions are the crème de la crème of clip-in hair. So it makes sense that the legendary fashion house would be the one to pioneer the ultimate application hack for the long, Cher-like lengths seen on Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande.
We first spotted the brand’s Système Volume hair extension tool on Huda Kattan’s Instagram and since then we can’t stop watching it in action. Here’s how it works: A square, plastic case that contains the hair extensions is applied to the root of a section of hair. After the case is clipped, the gun-like applicator is pressed on to the root of the extensions and once removed–voilà! Longer hair in less than a minute. According to Balmain, the tool works best with Balmain’s 100% human hair extensions and can last for up to six months.
Having a quick and efficient machine that gives you lengthier tresses in less than a minute begs the question: Why spend months growing out your hair when Balmain’s cutting-edge contraption will do it for you almost instantly? Well, don’t throw your Sugar Bear Hair gummies out just yet, the Système Volume extension application is only available in select Balmain partner salons only—most of which are not in the U.S. So unfortunately, if you’re not close to a Balmain salon, your extensions will have to be applied the old-fashioned, time-consuming way. It’s still fun to gawk at, though.