whoa! that's crazy! where do you get it done?! i have sewn-in extensions and i use only virgin remi malaysian hair and i paid $285 (canadian) and that included the initial track installation cost, the hair, initial machine wefting cost and hair cut! everything was a one time fee and then every couple months i just pay $50 for a tightening. it's strange, i always hear about extensions costing thousands and those are the ones that actually look the worst and most noticeable (mostly based on celebs...nicole richie, lindsay lohan, britney spears...).