If you’ve got – or plan to get – hair extensions, you are probably excited about all the new styles you’ll be able to wear. One of the most common complaints we hear from short-haired ladies is that there are only one or two hairstyles they can do – and it feels boring.
We’ve done so many transformations in our Manchester hair extension salon we’ve lost count, but there is something else we’ve lost count of too: the number of times we’ve been asked about cool hairstyles for the extensions we’ve put in. That’s why we decided to come up with a blog on some of the best hairstyles for hair extensions.
If you never had seriously long locks before, you might have concerns about drastically changing your image. Rest assured that when you come to our hair extension salon here in Manchester, we will talk you through everything you need to know and our extensionists will be happy to impart a few tips and tricks for styling your new hair.
In the meantime you can get a few starter ideas from this blog. The best thing about these hair extension styles is that they are quick and easy enough for even the newest of hair extension newbies to handle:
1. Sexy beach waves with hair extensions
Good old beach waves… everyone loves them! Beach waves can be achieved with a combination of products and tools, but it’s simple as can be. They look great with any length of extensions and the desired result is seemingly effortless loose waves that say, “No really… I just got out of bed!”
We’re not fans of scorching hair extensions with heat tools, but if you’re only doing it now and then it should be OK. A wand set to no more than 350 degrees will do the trick. If you don’t want to risk it, you can achieve beach waves with the ‘two strand twist’ method. Spray a fine mist of water on your hair and then use a light hair mousse on your hair before twisting it.
2. The classic half-up, half-down with hair extensions
This look is so simple but so pretty. It suits wavy, curly or straight hair so you can’t go wrong. Simply gather the top half of your hair, being careful not to expose a row of micro rings. You probably don’t want to advertise your hair extensions to the world!
Push it up a little if you want a looser, bouffant style at the crown; backcomb the roots under this section if you want to really go for it. Otherwise, you’ll simply twist the gathered hair into one bunch at the back and tie or clip it into place. For another version of that look, you can make the pony tail part into a little bun.
3.The sleek low ponytail with hair extensions
The sleek low ponytail is a timeless and classy style that suits most people. It looks as good with a business suit as it does on a night out, so it’s incredibly versatile. One of the best things about it is that you can change it up with various parting positions. It looks quite different with a centre parting, compared to a side parting.
The only tricky part is in slicking the hair neatly down around the scalp. You can use a serum for this task, and just tie it as tightly as you can at the nape of the neck. If you want to upgrade this look even further, take some of the hair from beneath the ponytail and pull it around the hair band to cover it. Be careful not to pull your hair so tight that it stresses your extensions, of course!
4.The messy high bun with hair extensions
This one is so popular these days that you’ll no doubt already be seeing it wherever you go. It is popular because it looks gorgeous, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get in on the action. When creating this style with hair extensions, you’ll need to sweep your hair up from underneath in the same direction, then use a Tangle Teezer brush to brush it upwards from underneath – if you want it to sit flush to the scalp. We always encourage you to remember your aftercare protocols when styling extensions!
You can then tie the hair in a pony on your crown before twisting it loosely around itself and securing the ends at the base of the bun with pins. Doing it roughly like this will mean that bits of hair fall out all over the place… and that’s the point of a messy bun! If it’s really wild, just pin a few more of the straggly bits to the base of the bun. There aren’t many rules to this, and in this instance, imperfection is perfect!
There are so many hairstyles that will look wonderful with your hair extensions but these are a good place to start. As you get more used to your hair you can get more adventurous! If you’re stuck for ideas or concerned about making the leap, contact our hair extension centre in Manchester and we’ll do our best to help.
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