Help (FAQ)

How long will it take for my order to be delivered?

Orders placed and paid for by 8:00 AM PDT Monday through Friday usually ship out the same business day. Orders placed after 8:00 AM PDT are usually shipped the following business day.

Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include weekends or holidays.

Orders placed while we are closed over the weekend ship out on Monday.

After that, delivery times depend on where you're located and which shipping method you choose. The times listed below for domestic First Class, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Flat Rate, Free Shipping, and all of the international options are estimates and are not guaranteed; sometimes the mail is slower during times of high volume like holidays, delayed due to bad weather (especially during winter), and sometimes international packages are delayed due to customs.

"Priority Mail" and "Priority Mail Flat Rate" are the same service, just different prices. If both options come up for your order, it's best to go with whichever one costs less :) 

If you choose the free shipping option during checkout, your order will be shipped via USPS First Class, USPS Priority Mail, or a combination of both (whichever is more economical).

USPS - Domestic
(United States)

USPS - Canada
(Outside the United States)

First Class: 1-3 weeks. First Class: 1-6 weeks.
Priority Mail: 1-2 weeks. Priority Mail: 1-4 weeks.
Priority Mail Flat Rate: 1-2 weeks. Priority Mail Express: 1-3 weeks.
Free Shipping: 1-3 weeks.  

USPS - International
(Outside the United States)

Due to customs delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery to countries outside the US and Canada.


We cannot guarantee overnight delivery, and we do not ship via DHL, FedEx, or UPS. The only available shipping options are the ones listed above.


How much does shipping cost?

Orders of $65.00 or more ship for free anywhere in the US. If you choose the free shipping option during checkout, your order will be shipped via USPS First Class or USPS Priority Mail (whichever is more economical).

For all other orders, shipping costs vary depending on the size and weight of your order, where it's being shipped to, and which shipping method you choose. You can look up shipping quotes by adding items to the shopping cart and clicking on the "estimate shipping" link to enter your city, state, country, and postal code.


Signature Confirmation is available for an additional $3.00 for any orders shipped to addresses in the United States. Signature Confirmation means that your mail carrier will need to get a signature from someone at your address in order to deliver the package. If no one is available, the package will usually be held at the post office for pick-up.

How do I cancel an order?

If your order has not been shipped, please contact us from the e-mail address that you placed the order with and let us know that you'd like to cancel. Please include your order number in your message.

If your order has already been shipped, you can no longer cancel it.  You're welcome to return the goods for a refund once you receive it, though.

Do you accept returns?

Yep! We accept returns on unused/unopened products within 30 days of delivery. You can find our full returns policy here.

What does my order status mean?

Processing - We have received your order , but your order has not been shipped yet.

Awaiting Payment
- We are waiting to receive payment before we can process your order. Usually, this is because you paid with an eCheck through Paypal and it hasn't cleared yet. This status will also come up if you've made changes to your order that increased the total, and we're waiting for payment on the balance due.

Awaiting Reply - We have contacted you via e-mail and are waiting for a response before we can process your order.

Shipped - A shipping label has been printed and your order is on its way! :) You can check your tracking information at or  Please allow anywhere from a few hours to about a day (or until the following Monday if you ordered on the weekend) for tracking updates to start showing for your shipment.

Pre-Order in Progress - Your order includes pre-order or special order items, and we are currently waiting for them to be delivered. Once the pre-order comes in, your order will be shipped.

Refunded - Your order has been fully or partially refunded. Refunds may take 3-5 business days to show on your account after being issued.

Cancelled - Your order has been cancelled. If you've already paid, a refund has also been issued.

Where are you located?

We're just a bit south of San Francisco in foggy Pacifica, California, but we ship worldwide. I Kick Shins does not have a salon or retail location; we are online only.

Do you offer wholesale pricing?

A discount for retailers is available, but it's not as deep as traditional wholesale pricing. You can find our wholesale application here.

Can you match my hair color?

We can certainly try! We offer a custom color matching service for customers who aren't sure what color will work for them. For color matching, just send a sample of your hair--or anything that you want us to match the color of--in a plastic baggy to:

I Kick Shins
690 Roberts Rd #383
Pacifica, CA 94044
United States

Please make sure to put the sample in a plastic bag along with a note indicating what product you want your sample matched with (for example "kanekalon jumbo braid" or "RastAfri marley braid") and your e-mail address in the envelope. When we receive it, we'll match it up and let you know what comes closest.

Please do not put your e-mail address inside the plastic bag. The only thing that should be in the bag is the hair sample.

We are also happy to take color comparison pictures for you. If you'd like to see a few similar colors side by side, in natural sunlight, under a blacklight, or anything else, contact us and we'll get back to you within one business day.

If you would prefer to see a color in person, we also offer color samples and color rings.

The item I received looks different in person than it does online. Help!

We do our best to take careful photographs of our products that show their appearance accurately. However, every screen is calibrated differently, and different types of lighting can affect color appearance, so the way a color appears on your device may not be exactly how it looks in person.

We recommend ordering color samples or taking advantage of our free color matching service to ensure an accurate match. 

If you indeed received the wrong item, let us know and we can send out the correct one right away. If you received the correct item but it just doesn’t suit you, we’ll be happy to take it as a return. We accept returns as long as the hair is unused/unopened in the original packaging.

I have a customer gallery discount coupon code from 2014 or earlier.  How do I use it?

We switched over to a new system in 2015 and the old gallery coupon codes weren't able to transfer over.  If you've got one, contact us and we'll be happy to add it manually so it will work again :)