Advocates of hair extensions, like New York stylist Angelo David, argue that extensions are still a great asset, and option, for any woman - provided they are installed and worn correctly.
"Everybody can wear hair extensions," he told "GMA." "You just need to wear extensions that fit your head."
His eponymous New York City salon does a brisk business, outfitting women with long locks and custom-made extensions.
David takes pains to make certain his extensions are appropriate for a woman's individual hair type so that extensions are neither too heavy or too tight.
The couture hair extensions offered at David's salon cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to upwards of several thousand dollars.
David's clients are thrilled with the results.
"I think that extensions add so much attractiveness to people," salon client Reilly Chaffin said. "I look at them and I think that I look so much better."
Something everyone from stylists like David, who favor hair extensions, to doctors like Dr. Schweiger who remain skeptical of their safety, agree on is that women who choose to use extensions should do so with care and attention to detail.
"You need to create the right fit," said David. "The important thing is getting into the right extension."
"It's very important that people out there know the risks of hair extensions before they get them done," said Dr. Schweiger. "If you're going to do any extensions, just use them for a few hours and take them out. That's the safest way."