How To Curl Hair Extensions? A step by step guide. 150 150 Crystal

How To Curl Hair Extensions? A step by step guide.

It is possible to style hair extensions to create numerous elegant looks! One of the things we love doing with hair extensions is to have them curled. Naturally, when curling hair extensions, you are can add volume to your hair and achieve those heavy sweet appearance you’ve always wanted. This is particularly true for many of us who have thin or tiny hairs.

hair stylist curling hair extensions at a hair salon


Long before you bring out your curling iron, it is essential that you know the different kinds of hair extensions before styling. You won’t be happy destroying your stunning substitute hair. While the human hair can tolerate higher heat degree during styling, synthetic hair on the other is not so disposed to heat. Therefore it is important that you know if you are working with human hair or synthetic hair before getting started! You can use heat tools with human friendly hair so far you don’t surpassed 350 degrees. These five steps below will teach you easy quick methods to a beautifully curled hair


woman curling-her hair extensions with a wand

Before we start, you will curl your hair same way you usually do. We will be styling synthetic hair extensions before fixing them, therefore ahead, curl your hair the usual way so that we can get done with that part

Step one: Ensure that the curling wand is set between 250-350 degrees if you are using synthetic extensions. If you surpassed this temperature, you are likely to melt the synthetic fibers! It is essential that you don’t use a normal hair brush on synthetic hair, a wide tooth wig comb is the preferred hair brush to use.

Step Two: Prepare the hair extensions for styling. Please bear in mind you must not style the extensions before fixing. With the help of a styrofoam head along with T-Pins, have the hair extensions pinned to the head of the Styrofoam so as to secure the hair during curling.

Step Three: As soon as the curling wand is heated to the right temperature, get a small portions of the hair wrapped around the curling wand for 5-10 secs

Step four: Fastened it until it is cool, take out the curling wand, but the curled hair must be kept in place with the help of your fingers or paper clips until it is cool. This step is vital in making sure that the synthetic hair maintains the curl.

Step Five: Spray with hairspray specifically made for extensions and wigs, ensure you do not use hair sprays made for human hair, this can destroy the hair extensions. A heat protection spray will elongate your extension’s life so that you can have a lovely hair for several months.

Now look your amazing elegant curled hair!

blonde haired woman standing between green plants with curled hair extensions

It generally requires a good bit of time and effort to curl hair extensions, more demanding than what is required to curl your natural hair. However, it come with additional advantages. If your extensions are heat –tolerant synthetic hair, they can retain the style for longer duration compare to natural hair. Therefore you don’t need to style your hair every time. So long you follow these simple five steps, you can always get a gorgeous curly hair extensions whenever you so desire!



Apart from the fact that hair extensions come in different sizes, they can also be applied in many different ways. Some are more temporary than others, some can be applied at home and some are put in at a hair salon. It is important to be educated on the hair extensions type in order that you may have a knowledge of the best application option for you.


First thing on your mind should be the kind of hair extension you want. There are hair extensions are made from synthetic hair, heat resistant synthetic hair, human hair, or Remy human hair. Choosing from these options all comes down to what you are looking for, so here’s a checklist to help you out:

  • Do you plan to wear your extensions everyday, or occasionally?
  • How much have you budgeted to buy this extension?
  • Do you want bright-colored extensions or a more natural look?
  • Do you intend styling your extensions with heat tools?

Human hair clips in extensions are a good choice for you if you plan wearing your extensions on a daily basis. These extensions last the longest and are the best blend with your biological hair. They are soft, have the best look and feel as if they are real hair. Human hair extensions are more costly than synthetic ones, however because they last longer you won’t need to purchase them often. Synthetic extensions are less expensive, but you will need replace them more often.

Synthetic hair extensions are available in brighter colors like pink, blue, and purple. Human hair usually only comes in natural tones. So synthetic has its perks, too! Especially if you have a wild side and love to put on the Barbie girl appearance.

Not all synthetic hair can be styled with a straightener or curling iron, you can’t change the way they are styled. The good news, however is that we have some gorgeous heat-friendly clip in extensions that can be styled just like real hair.


There are different ways to apply hair extensions. Micro bead individual extensions can be applied in a salon by a professional and it typically last several weeks. But while this is a great idea in concept, it does require greater care to avoid breakage and damage. They are also uncomfortable for sleep because the bead knots can be felt on your head and the tightness can cause traction alopecia, which means hair loss.

Another option for long-lasting extensions are tape in hair extensions. A high-grade tape is used to stick them to the natural hair. While great for assuring the extensions stay in place, the removal process is requires pulling the tape off the hair and using a spray to help ease the process. It must be done by an experienced professional to avoid breakage, with their experience you are in safe hands.

One of the reasons we sell clip in hair extensions is because they are temporary and are removed from your biological hair daily. They are worn temporarily, the clips can be moved around, lessening the risk of traction alopecia and breakage. They are also long-lasting because they don’t need replacing as frequently when cared for correctly.

There are pros and cons for every type of extension however with proper care and maintenance routines they can all be worn safely. Now it is up to to you to decide which type is best for your life style. If you have any questions feel free to send us a text or give us a call.

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How do you wash human hair extensions?

As a woman, there’s nothing that makes you feel more beautiful than a look that’s flawless from top to bottom. I’m talking about makeup on point, new shoes, an edgy outfit, and of course — long, gorgeous locks! Now, because of genetics, not all of us are born with gorgeous, naturally long hair that looks out of a magazine, or perhaps we went through a bad breakup and cut it off (girl, we’ve all been there).

But no matter the reason, that’s what human hair extensions are for! They help to enhance our beauty and confidence all the while looking flawlessly natural in the process.

But while hair extensions can be an awesome addition to any look, there does come a point where they need to be cleaned, and that’s where it can get tricky.

Not everyone has mastered the art of washing human hair extensions the right way, which can ultimately result in damage they just can’t heal from! For that reason, we’ve put together an easy go-to guide to help you wash and care for your extensions the right way, and make sure you’re getting the most out of them. Let’s get started!


1) De-tangle Your Clip Ins

Clip-In human hair extensions require a special wide-tooth comb for detangling. Do this before beginning to wash in order to give them a proper cleanse and truly clean away any dirt or grime.

2) Use Warm Water (not too hot, not too cold)

Next, fill a sink or bucket with warm water. It is extremely important in this step that you don’t use hot water, as this can damage extensions and cause them to wear away easier and appear more dull. Make sure the water isn’t cold either, as this will not properly cleanse the oils and dirt away.

3) Soak Extensions

Next, hold your extension piece by the clip and make sure you dip it all the way up until that point. You don’t want to get water on the clip of the extension, as this can ruin it and make it very difficult to attach again. And just as you would with your natural hair, run a comb gently through the hair extensions to ensure you are wetting all hair pieces for a full and proper cleanse.

4) Lather, Rinse, & Repeat!

Next, you’ll want to select a shampoo that’s gentle and moisturizing. Shampoos that are free of sulfates (which are very damaging) are best for this! For this, we would recommend the human hair extensions shampoo Pure Care Hydra Shampoo by BeautiMark.

This one is a beautiful blend of amino acids and avocado oil for safe, natural, and pure hydration for healthy hair!

After selecting the shampoo of your choice, make sure you lather your extensions fully and begin to work it into the hair, avoiding the clip. If you run into tangles, gently brush through the hair once more to ensure you have covered all bits of hair with the shampoo.

5) Rinse with Warm Water

Next, gently dip your extension back into the water and gently squeeze from the clip down to the ends, gently squeezing out all shampoos. Then, run it under a faucet of warm water until the water runs clear.

6) Work In Conditioner

Afterwards, you can choose your favorite conditioner to work into the hair! What we would recommend is the Pure Care Hydra Conditioner by BeautiMark. This conditioner for human hair extensions is sulfate free, with the essential amino acid and antioxidant compound for hydration, strength, and natural shine.

Work the conditioner from top to bottom, greatly focusing on the middle and ends, as this is where most damage occurs. Work the conditioner through as if it were your own hair and allow it to sit for a minute or two before rinsing with warm water once more.

7) Allow To Air Dry

And lastly, allow your hair extensions to air dry instead of blow drying or towel drying. Blow-drying and towel drying can cause damage and can dry out your extensions — which we definitely don’t want! Use clothespins to hang them on a clothing hanger so they can dry sitting straight up.

And after that you’re done! Simple, right? Now go show those extensions who’s boss and rock them, girl!

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Where To Buy High Quality Human Hair Extensions

It’s fun to put on hair extensions. A quick clip and you look totally different! You can add volume to fine thin hair. You can also add a punch of color. You can have the cascading waves you’ve always dreamed of. It is even more amazing that all of this is a Hazard-free process? You don’t have to chemically alter or ruin your own biological hair while pursuing beauty.


While a brick-and-mortar hair store option isn’t always available, the World Wide Web is. There are a thousand and one sites you can buy from. As such, have a lot of choices and you can buy human hair extensions from any site. So why buy from Hottie Hair?

First, we sell only trusted brands. The internet is full of knock-offs and fakes. Yes, I see those cheap extensions on Amazon, too. I see those extensions on the Wish app and it’s understandably why you’d find such a bargain tempting. But trust me, if it seems too good to be true, that’s because it is. I’m sure you don’t want to be that lady with the bad hair extensions.

At Hottie Hair, we want to make you feel beautiful! We love our customers and we want them to keep coming back to us, so we sell them only the best. We are confident you’ll love what we have in store. We have made great efforts to create the best possible shopping experience for you. We tried to remove the guesswork from shopping for extensions in order to make certainty easier for our customers. While other sites offer one or two images of their products, we show several images of our extensions in different styles and different models so you really know what to expect. But don’t just take our word for it – check out the reviews on every product. Most products even have videos. Plus, we are growing our community by reaching out with expert advice on our blog and social media channels.

Lastly, if for any reason you are unsatisfied, check out our return policy. We offer you hassle-free returns because life is stressful enough and we aim to relieve you of some of those stress. We will happily take your return and allow you to move on to the right extensions for you.

Our hair extensions will not just make you look beautiful, they will make your beauty glow.

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Do you want a Demi Lovato inspired hairstyle? Here are some tips for you.

Women who carry long hair locks know the struggle of growing the length and maintaining the gloss and texture that looks as glamorous as of celebrities and models. Some women like to keep their hair short and wear a fresh look. If we talk about celebrities, then they can pull off any hairstyle and length (thanks to the hairstyling team), whether they sport choppy layers or cut the hair short to bobs, they appear seamless and invent a trend.

The secret behind Demi Lovato’s hair evolution

Demi Lovato, who rules in the hearts of millions and trillions of people, is not only known for her voice and songs but also for the unique hairstyles she keeps. This singer famous for “Sorry Not Sorry” does not feel sorry at all for evolving her hairstyles and choose for fearless haircuts and hair colours. It is better to call her an edgy trendsetter. You might find her appear on red carpets with long, sleek and straight hairstyles or sometimes rock the punk look with short bobs. We all adore Demi’s hairstyle adventures and want to know her key to success. Well, we have got the answer for you, and that is hair extensions. Beauty gurus add hair extensions to give perfect length, volume and bounce to celebrities’ hair so that they can flaunt glamour in their every appearance.

Why hair extensions? It is because these are the only source to get the desired length instantly without waiting and struggling to grow the hair. Modern women love to look fresh and different all the time and keep on experimenting with hair lengths and styles to appear attractive and confident.

With the increase in demand for hair extensions, the prices of this luxury are also skyrocketing. You can buy good-quality hair extensions but in exchange for the price, which might not be feasible at all and can make you break the bank. Do not worry. We have come up with the best quality hair extensions that are not only good but affordable also. Visit our website, and find several hair extensions options with different styles, lengths, and colours to choose from. We will let you sport a Demi Lavoto look-alike hairstyle with our affordable prices without needing you to be filthy rich like her.

Buy clip-in hair extensions to get the style

We will recommend you to choose from the clip-in extensions range. Why? It is because these extensions are easy to use. Just clip-in some extensions in your hair and revamp your look. If you are impressed with Lovato’s signature look, then buy the extensions with lighter tones than your hair colour or maybe a contrasting colour to add in the balayage effect to change your look. Lovato is famous for adding colours to her hair. She has gone from blonde to brunette and has even added blues, pinks, and greens to the tips of her hair locks. A twenty-two-inch extension will make you confident like Demi. Just straighten your hair, clip-in the extension and add side bangs or fringes to rock Demi Lovato’s signature style-like hair.

If you have natural curls in your hair, then you can also flaunt in curly hairstyle by adding some texture through some pre-curled extensions. Lavoted sported bouncy curls with a fringe at Camp Rock premiere in 2008 and 2011 Grammy Awards. Demi is not pro at doing edgy styles, but she also manages to channel sophistication in her appearance. Experiment with the lengths and colours through different hair extensions just like Demi do and head out for a fun night out in the town.



Are you thinking of any hair extension that will suit you on your wedding day? From the types of hairstyling tips, here are the necessary things you should know ahead of your big day.

Things you must know about hair extensions before your wedding

On your wedding day, you would like to look nice starting from your top to toe. There is no better place to start apart from starting with your hair. Hair extensions can go a great way in raising your bridal hair in case you want to change the length of your hair and as well add thickness to it.

bride in wedding dress showing her beautiful hair extensions with her groom watching

How can a bride choose her hairstyle with the help of a hair extension?

So many brides always have the idea or the way which they would want their hair to look like on the day of their wedding, but most times their stylist will say that they would have looked better if they had added just a little bit hair.

Types of hair extensions

Five different types of hair extensions are very popular. At Hottie Hair Salon & Extension Store we also offer seamless clip-ins as a temporary hair extension method.

  • Clip-In Pieces
  • Invisible Tape-In Hair (tape method)
  • Fusion Hair aka micro bond method
  • Weft Hair aka weaves (beaded weft method)
  • I-Tip Hair aka micro ring method

Fusion hair extensions (micro bonds)

Fusion hair extension is bonds in which keratin resin are attached to it, and also an ideal for medium to good hair types. Micro bonds method is the most modest method which helps you apply the hair even in the smallest of areas. However, this cannot be used again for the second time, so if you so much like your long and fuller hair after, it means you will likely be buying new hair every three months.

I-Tip hair aka micro ring method

Micro rings method is also considered to last long just like the micro bond method type of hair extension, it lasts at least three months. However, micro rings method can be reused unlike the micro bonds, and so it is costlier than others if you want to budget for it, and are also the best choice to make when you think of a quality hair for your wedding. Also, it is possible to adjust the length a little bit (maybe half an inch) when you have the hair refit.

Invisible Tape-In hair extensions

How do they work?

Tape-in hair extension is made with two pieces of hair sandwiched together using a medical A-grade tape. This is widely used by people who already have good-looking hair but want to add volume. Tape hair extensions are great introductions for people who had never used any hair extension before. Tape hair extension is seen to be semi-permanent because it lasts between 6 – 8 weeks. If you don’t fix the tape in hair extension properly, it will likely cause some damage to your hair, however, you may lose it a little bit of length when you are refitting.

Clip-In hair extensions

The seamless clip-ins from Hottie Hair Salon & Extensions Store are suitable for most hair types. There are classified to be under a temporary method because they do not last long. So, for you to avoid any form of damage to your hair, it should only be worn a maximum of three to four times a week and don’t forget to remove it before you go to bed.

Clip-in hair extensions are one of the options you have to choose yourself if you want to add length and thickness for a one-time occasion like a wedding.

What is the best hair extension for your wedding?

bride hugged by groom with long hair extensions flowing in the wind

This wholly depends on the bride and her choices, all the above methods have their advantages and disadvantages, so we recommend you consult experts first before you choose the type of hair to buy. Different methods suit different people. It also depends on the type of style the bride wants to wear on her wedding day.

For instance, tape extensions are great for a Boho look, adding volume to hair-down styles, but won’t work for sleek updos.

Also, if the bride wants to keep her hair and maintain it for a while after using it in the wedding, or wants to use it in her honeymoon, she has to make sure she buys a good quality hair.

How to look after your hair extensions?

Hottie Hair Salon & Extensions always talk about maintenance and aftercare with each of their clients and also gives a leaflet that contains the details about aftercare to each of their clients to take home and read at their leisure time so that they will know what to do and how to take care of their hair extensions. Simple things like using a good quality shampoo to wash the hair, use of soft-bristle brush and a good hydrating conditioner will go a long way to keep your look better for a longer time.

Avoiding to wear your hair in a high bun or ponytail will also help, and always dry your hair at the root. We also asked the experts that work at Hottie Hair Salon & Extensions about the way brides would plan their bridal hair before their wedding day.

When will the bride get the hair extension fitted for her wedding?

bride wearing white dress with long train and long hair extensions complimented with a long white wedding veil

I will suggest you get the Tape-In hair extension fitted for a week or two before the wedding. This will give the bride time to wash it and also plan her desired look, and get the feeling of having extensions.

Tape-In hair extensions can be worn by the bride up to three times so that the bride can wear her hair extension to her honeymoon. Also, we recommend the bride have another refit before her honeymoon.

Will the extensions show if the bride has an up-do?

If the extensions are well fixed on the head, it will not show. A pro in hair extension fixing can fix the hair extensions in the proper place and it will not show when the bride has an up-do.

Do Tape-In extensions cause damage to the hair?

Tape-In extensions will not damage or be harmful to your natural hair if properly applied by an expert. Also, choosing a good brand of hair extension for your wedding will be of help. So, the combination of an expert in the application of hair extension and a good brand will cause no damage to your natural hair.

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Expert Guide on the Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Hair Extensions

Most brides use hair extension as an integral part of hair styling on their wedding day. It’s not surprising because the extra length and fullness that an extension provides add to the beauty of any hairstyle. The best part is that an experienced hairstylist can make the extension look perfectly natural on you.

The goal of this article is to help you avoid the blunders that people make with hair extension. Crystal Frehner, the co-founder of Hottie Hair Salon & Extension Store in Las Vegas, offers some valuable tips for beginners and experts alike. Her company has a famous brand of hair extension called Hottie Hair (I used it and loved it!). Frehner is an authority in hair extensions; let’s listen to what she has to say.

The Dos of Bridal Hair Extensions

You should choose a hair extension from a brand that offers multi-level coloration. In essence, each color shade will have between 7-11 colors to choose from. Such hair extensions allow stylists to blend your hair to look completely natural. It even gives the hair stylist the freedom to be creative by playing around with shades to give your hair an elegant look. You can try Hottie Hair Clip-in Extension for a massive choice of shades.

Make sure you curl your natural hair together with the extension. This is how you get a perfect blend between your natural hair and the extension. Of course, you would want your hair extension to look as if it’s your actual hair.

TIP: Adjust the heat settings of your curling iron to 350 degrees. After that, curl only one-inch hair per time and run the iron from front to back, then repeat the sequence. That is how to make a hair extension look natural.

Take the time to wash and condition your hair extension before the day of your wedding. Do this for both synthetic and human hair extensions and allow them to dry. Cleaning them before use on your wedding day will remove unwanted product accumulation over time.

The Don’ts of Bridal Hair Extensions

Do not use too much hair extensions because it makes it look unnatural. Moreover, the weight on your head will also make you feel uncomfortable. Although you want to look gorgeous on your wedding day, you don’t want to look strange. The essential factor here is to add a single length that gives you the required volume and length. It’s quite simple, that is all you need to do.

It is crucial not to clip the extension very close to your hairline because it makes you feel uncomfortable. Aside from the issues with comfort, they can also slide out easily. Clip the extension about half an inch away from your scalp and just two inches from your hairline.

Tip: Tease the hair with your hands. After that, apply hairspray on the area to allow the extension to grip correctly and avoid slippage.

Avoid blunting the edge of the extension when you cut them. Do not cut extensions in a straight direction, it makes the edges look blunt, and anyone can easily recognize the extensions. The best approach is to first attach the extensions to your hair, then ask your stylist to cut it to suit your looks. If you follow this method, everyone will admire your hair without realizing that you are using hair extension,

Are you planning to use hair extensions on your wedding day? Perhaps you have already been to the altar? You can share your experience below. If you have additional tips, you can share them with your readers by posting a comment.

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An Expert Guideline for Brides on Using Clip-In Hair Extensions

Most brides are often overwhelmed about the type of hairstyle to wear while walking to the altar. They dream of charming looks with luscious hair flowing seamlessly and aligning with their body curves. Does that sound like you? You should consider using a clip-in extension for styling your hair on your wedding day.

You may want to focus on styling your hair to blend your physique or to complement your exotic wedding dress. Whatever might be your motivation, the hairstyle is a vital aspect of the plan for your wedding event.

There are several benefits of using clip-in hair extensions, and it might be the best choice for your wedding day hairstyle. However, you should do your homework to be extra sure.

During an interview with Crystal Frehner, the co-founder of Hottie Hair Salon & Extensions Store, she made some informative disclosure about clip-in hair extension.

Let’s listen to the expert.

Get Prepared.

Frehner advised people not to wait for the wedding day before wearing their hair extension. Wearing it a couple of days before your big event will help you feel more comfortable. A couple of days gives you the time to become used to changes in your look and the feeling of the extra weight of hair on your head. That is why clip-in hair extension is appropriate for your big day.

For those who are planning a DIY approach to their wedding hairstyle, Frehner recommends the use of clip-in hair extensions because of its simplicity. ” But just like every other thing, you perfect your skills with consistent practice, ” Frehner says. It will be helpful to practice and perfect placing and styling of weft before the wedding day.

Now that you have got some fascinating hair length and volume, it’s time to play around with it before the wedding day. The bachelor’s night and the bridal shower gives you a perfect opportunity to put your skills to test. Although you may hire a professional to handle your hair on the wedding day, you have to handle it yourself afterward. That is an excellent reason to practice so you can perfect your skill.

Frehner said that many people have the misconception that hair extensions are difficult to use. But she advised ladies to keep their mind at rest because it doesn’t take time to perfect the technique. “At BFB Hair, we do our best to make people comfortable with using hair extensions. We want to empower them to influence their looks and feel good,” she says.

Selecting the Best Hair Extension For Your Wedding

Hair extensions might look the same, but they differ extensively in many ways. You will end up wasting money and enduring stress if you purchase the wrong one. Frehner advised that ladies should ensure the extension is made from human Remy Hair, which is regarded as the most excellent quality of human hair. “Remy Hair is an excellent investment because it lasts longer and does not degrade the way synthetic hair does,” Frehner advised.

On the second note, Frehner emphasized on the need to get a perfect color match. “To get a perfect blend, the colors must match perfectly,” Frehner says. Another critical factor is to consider if the shade of your hair will change on your wedding day. If you are considering changing the tone, seek the service of a colorist to get samples offered by various hair extension companies.

On the final note, make sure the edges are tapered to perfection because that is the crucial factor that gives the extension a natural look. “You should purchase the ones that are naturally tapered, or you may have to pay a stylist extra to fine-tune them for you,” Frehner said.

How To Properly Care For & Maintenance Your Hair Extensions

An excellent clip-in hair extension would be pricey. That is why you should take good care of it so you can use it for other important events. Frehner advises that you treat these extensions like your natural hair so they can last long. For instance, you should use a heat protectant and refrain from using the highest temperature settings during heat styling. Wash the clip-in extension only once every month if you use it daily. Once in a month is just appropriate, don’t forget that the extension does not have a scalp that secretes natural oil! However, you can deep-condition the extension when it feels dry.

“Brush the extensions gently just before wearing it and after removing it. The best approach is to brush from the bottom upwards. Whenever you are not using the extension, place it on a flat surface, “Frehner concluded.

That is all you need to know about clip-in hair extension. Get an excellent brand and start practicing!

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Read this article before using hair extensions on your wedding day.

When you take a glance at Hollywood red carpets, you will see various fascinating options for hair extension. You might be tempted to adopt one of these fabulous styles to pep your hair on your wedding day. However, there are several factors to consider before reaching a decision. Don’t get ahead of yourself; you deserve the best for your d-day. 

bride wearing white off shoulder bridal dress with long black hair-extensions flowing over her shoulder

Of course, you would want to look your best on your wedding day. At the same time, you must be comfortable. One of the first decisions you have to make is to decide on the type of hair extension you want to use. After that, you determine the kind of style you want to wear. Justin Espinoza, who is the master stylist at Hottie Hair Salon, gave some useful tips regarding hair extensions. Espinoza said that an easy way to navigate through options is to decide to wear the extension upwards or downwards. 

Crystal Frehner, the co-founder of Hottie Hair Extensions and Hair Salon in Las Vegas, affirmed her salon had hosted several brides and bridal trains over the years. She said that most brides use high extensions on their wedding day. 

bride standing on rocks wearing white wedding dress with hair in beautiful updo

Extensions are great for a wedding day as the increased length and volume of hair increase the grandeur of the wedding veil. Frehner explained further that clip-in extensions are the most commonly used extension types for the bride and her bridal train. She said clip-ins present a simple, effective, and cost-efficient means of adding volume, length, and color to hair.  

“At Hottie Hair, we usually advise you to come for a trial before the wedding day. Our hairstylists seize the opportunity to review various hairstyles with you. After that, they create the necessary customization and cut the perfect blend that gives you a perfect look on your day,” says Frehner.

groom and bride with long curled hair extensions facing each other affectionately

Frehner explained that though clip-ins do require some work in advance. There is a need to prepare them before the wedding day to create the style the bride desires. A typical prep scenario is the curling of the extensions with the right iron and keeping it in shape with a holding spray. Such background work is required for a style that involves waves. “Some styles may require the use of set-in pin curls which are equally excellent,” says Espinoza

The bride can choose to detach the temporary extensions immediately after the wedding day. Tape in extensions are a better option for those who want to keep the extension for more extended periods. Espinoza cautioned ladies that want to wear more permanent hair extension about the need for consistent home and salon maintenance. She also hinted that extremely curly hairs would not align properly with tape in extensions. “Hottie Hair is most appropriate in such scenarios, it works excellently for both wavy and straight hair textures,” says Espinoza.

bride getting her hair extensions done in preparation for wedding day

Finally, bear in mind that your wedding day is a lifetime event. You deserve the best, but you should not take risks. That is why you should consult a professional stylist to know if extensions are suitable for your hair type before your wedding day. Buy quality extensions and seek the service of a reputable stylist to help create a styling plan towards your wedding day. ” The plan should include extension customization which gives a perfect blend of color, shape that suits your shape and appearance perfectly,” Espinoza advised.

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Should You Consider Hair Extensions for Your Wedding?

There are multiple wedding hair extensions to choose from, offering a variety of solutions for the bride to be to obtain perfect hair. Regardless of whether you are seeking superior style-holding power, long for ultimate volume or dream of luxuriously long locks, there is a hair extension option for you. Regardless of color, length or texture, we consulted beauty pros to help us compile the top reasons why you should consider hair extensions for your wedding.

bride with wedding hair extensions standing in front of brown grass field kissing groom

We have all scrolled in awe of Pinterest board after board, wondering how those brides obtained such perfect hair on their wedding day. No, she probably wasn’t born with it – it’s hair extensions. Experienced pros take a combination of extensions with curling irons and hairspray, along with their fine-tuned talents, and turn it into perfectly arranged hair of legend. Contrary to popular belief, these well-kept secrets are easily obtainable by any bride.

Most Common Hair Extension Options

Whether you are looking for semi-permanent or temporary extensions, there is no shortage of options. With an abundance of choices in both categories, there may be a more specific extension choice, based on your exact hair type – be sure to choose the best product!

Anyone looking for a temporary solution may be interested in an application of glue-in extensions. The process takes a few hours to complete, comprising of small swatches of hair to be glued near the scalp, to the root area. Glue-ins may be expected to last two weeks.

Sew-in extensions are bundles of extensions applied to braids of your natural hair. This technique requires several hours of service, sometimes up to four, and provides semi-permanent extensions that last anywhere from two weeks to two months (depending on natural texture).

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Another semi-permanent solution to hair extensions is tape-in extensions. This technique features extensions in small swatches on pre-glued tabs. This product requires up to two hours for application, by pressing the tabs together near the scalp. This look can be maintained for up to two months when maintained properly.

Caucasian hair works well with fusion, or pre-bonded extensions, a technique that lasts on hair with little to no texture. Pre-laced beads are attached at the root, with small bits of hair, to create a natural look. While this technique takes upwards of four hours to put into place, the results last over two months with good care and provide a seamless appearance.

If a bride is planning to wear extensions solely on her wedding day, something temporary such as clip-in extensions would be advisable. Small clips attached to little bundles of hair, can be worn near the scalp temporarily. This provides a flawless hairdo that will last throughout your special day, without the long term commitment of semi-permanent to permanent extensions.

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Another aspect to take into consideration, suggested by top stylists, is to make sure extensions are dyed to match your current hair color. Products may appear differently online, depending on monitor settings or blue light filter settings on cell phones, etc. While you may do your best to pick the correct color, some coloring may be required to prevent a slight shade difference that will show up on your special day. Ask your stylist to match extensions to the color at the end of your hair – not the roots. This is the portion that shows in the majority of your hairdo, which may cost more, but provides more natural blending. Otherwise, another option would be to invest in extensions of several shades for an overall multidimensional color.

Should Brides Invest in Hair Extensions?

Not everyone has the time to be engaged long enough to grow their hair out for one single day. Truth is, most of the full, fancy and long updos you swoon over on Pinterest are filled in with extensions. Clip-in extensions are commitment-free, offering length and volume where teasing only enhances a look so much. Once you are finished enhancing your hair with extensions, you can take the clips out after your event is over.

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Textured hair may be a game-changer, but extensions are still there to save the day. Extensions offer faster and easier styling on your wedding day, allowing manes of all textures to look their best. Beautiful hair boosts the confidence of every woman, especially as she’s walking down the aisle, and enjoying extensions for a day allows them to look and feel their best.

What Type of Wedding Hair Extensions to Shop for

Remy extensions are a great option for extensions and worth the investment, regardless of the extension type. Always seek out the opinion and guidance of a trusted stylist, before purchasing any hair extensions, to ensure you achieve the desired result as far as length, style, and color. When you plan to apply heat in order to style your hair, always opt for human hair in order to prevent melting and kinks. Synthetic hair extensions will become damaged when styled with a straightener or curling iron, leading to irreversible melting.

Would Wedding Day Extensions Affect Your Styling Options?

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The location of your wedding can have a big effect on your chosen hairstyle, especially if it is rather dry, or more humid. While some hairstyles aren’t always dependent upon length and volume, it never hurts to increase the amount of hair. Semi-permanent and permanent extensions alike can mean the difference between a hairdo that lasts, and one that loses hold – extensions hold curls well. You should also make sure to notify your stylist if you have chosen to include extensions in your hairstyle. Wedding day extensions narrow your choice on professional since they’re not all comfortable working with them. Pick a professional who understands how extension placement will complete your wedding day style.

Do You Make a Good Hair Extension Candidate?

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Anyone can make use of extensions, thanks to the variety of types available for use. Regardless of the condition of your hair, texture or length, wedding day extensions can be worn by anyone with a minimum of three inches or more of hair. This provides brides with the ability to add length or fullness to their style, with very little effort. Maybe you suffer with fragile or thin hair, or made a last minute decision to chop off your locks – extensions may just save the day. Talk with your stylist to find the best choice for your hair type, and whether you may benefit from clip-ins or sew-in extensions. A pro stylist will know how to guide you toward the best product.

Wedding Day Prep

However you prep your hair the morning of your wedding day, remember to wash your extensions in the same way. Consider a deep conditioning treatment in order to lengthen the wear of your hairdo, as well as to ensure the best finish for your overall style. Take your time in combing out any tangles before washing or styling. And, depending on the type of hair used to create your extensions, you can style with a curling iron to add blending ability for a more seamless look.

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Semi-permanent extensions have different care requirements than clip-ins do. Extra steps should be taken to complete daily care to ensure the best appearance on your big day, such as satin or silk pillowcases, sleeping caps, etc. Most manufacturers provide cleaning and maintenance details to follow, regardless of the extension style you own.

What Does This Investment Cost?

Higher priced remy hair provides a quality unmatched by cheap, synthetic extensions. While they may be tempting at a low price point, they simply can’t hold up to heat styling. You can expect to shell out up to $350 for real hair extensions, depending on length and quality, amount of tracks, whether you want intact cuticles or even virgin hair extensions. Highly skilled professionals ensure your natural hair won’t be damaged or compromised along the way, but also that you’re having the best hair extension experience. Remember, when it comes to investing in your wedding day hair extensions, high-quality product, and top-notch services are worth the money.