By Liz W
During the Holiday season, hair trends that were hot in the summer are suddenly ice cold. Flip flops, sun dresses, and beachy waves are replaced with thigh high boots, pea coats, and glamorous up-dos. If you think that big bouncy holiday hairstyles aren’t in your cards this winter, think again! Hair extensions can take your hair from flat to fab in an instant – after all – ‘tis the season for top notch tresses.
Hair extensions have gone from being a celebrity secret, to an available-to-everyone hair miracle. With so many types to choose from, the possibilities are endless. The most user friendly and non-damaging way to use hair extensions is to get a set of clip-ins. They come in a variety of lengths, textures and qualities, but if you can afford to go with the real human hair vs. the artificial, it will be more natural looking and easier to manage. Balmain Hair offers a wide variety of hair extensions to accommodate most anyone’s needs. Clip-ins are also a lot less commitment that the more permanent variety of hair extensions – and also a lot less expensive.
The best way to attach clip-in hair extensions is to tease each section of hair before clipping them in, this way you not only get more body, but with a quick spritz of flexible hold hair spray, they will be locked in for the night. Once they are securely in you can style them any way you want, but one of the quickest ways to get an amazing style is to take chunky sections and roll them around a super hot 2” barrel curling iron. This will give you bouncy volume with just a slight twirl that will also camouflage the break between your real hair and the extra pieces. There is nothing worse than obvious extensions, and this way, no one will be able to tell.
To dress it up for an evening event, add one of this season’s hottest hair accessories, like a feather head band or jeweled clips, or if you really want to shine, try a shimmering hair spray, like Frederic Fakkai’s Golden-Glimmer Gelee Mist to liven up your locks. You can also pin it up in a loose bun, just keep it relaxed and slightly messy like Lauren Conrad’s .
Clip-in hair extensions are easy once you get the hang of them, and if you use them correctly you can add volume and body to any holiday hairstyle!