Hair Extensions with RPZL

I've been helping Marlyn Jimenez, a super talented singer from New York City's Lower East Side, with some press. Marlyn has been sharing her story about her struggles in the music industry, body image, and bachata. Before a live interview on Telemundo 47's Acceso Total, Marlyn stopped by RPZL for hair extensions. Read her beauty review below or on her new blog,

Rocking Hair Extensions for My TV Interview

By Marlyn

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Marlyn Jimenez on Acceso Total Telemundo 47 

Hey everyone. As you may already know, I was invited to Telemundo’s morning show “Acceso Total NY” this week to speak about my struggles and obstacles as a bachata singer.  The interview went well (you can see part of the segment below), and I also had a great time preparing for it.

I had the opportunity to do something I’ve always wanted to try: play with the idea of extensions. I have medium long hair, but it’s very fine and I often wish it looked fuller. I once bought a pair of clip-ons but I didn’t know how to use it so I left it alone.

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Getting my makeup done at home with MUA Andrea 

Thankfully the ladies over at RPZL came to the rescue the day before my Telemundo interview. They’re known for being the first state-of-the-art hair extension and blow out bar and they’re located by the Flatiron District in Manhattan.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect so I was a bit nervous. But as soon as you walk in there, it’s a beautifully lit area decorated in white which brought me immediate peace. The décor was gorgeous: white couches and an oversized mirror with words of encouragement.

I met with Sammi – my personal stylist. She checked my hair color and texture. Then Sammi explained she was going to wash my hair, blowdry it, and then clip in the extensions. I couldn’t wait!

While I waited I was offered a beverage. And because of my nerves, I went for the champagne.

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The process was super fast and easy. Sammi also taught me exactly how the extensions work and how to place them in my hair so I can do it on my own.

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RPZL Hair Salon 

Carlos, another stylist, gave me step-by-step instructions on how to care for the hair as well. They also have an amazing feature where, if you don’t have the time to properly care for the extensions, the salon allows you to bring the extensions back and they’ll freshen it up for you.

I honestly felt amazing after having the extensions. There are several pieces in the pack, but Sammi told me exactly where each piece goes and explained that you don't necessarily have to use every piece. The extensions can be a little heavy, but since I would be going on TV, I used them all.

I would recommend RPZL to anyone considering extensions. There are also different options besides the clip-ons. If you want to feel beautiful with extra hair, RPZL is the place to go! Tell them Marlyn sent you! They are located on 27 W 20th Street (between 5th & 6th Ave).

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- Thanks to RPZL for the complimentary service. 

Watch Marlyn's Telemundo interview below: 

Read: The other side of being a bachata singer 

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