Choosing the right hair extension length to enhance your style
So, you’ve decided to start your research into the world of hair extensions. Adding hair extensions is a great way to transform your look whether you want a little volume boost or to add mega length. Choosing the right hair extension length is crucial to ensure a seamless blend and natural looking result. We will provide you with our top tips to help you select the perfect length of hair extensions.
Consider Your Hair Goals and Lifestyle
Think about what your desired result is and whether you want to add length, volume or both.
Do you often go swimming or love heading out to the gym? Think about your daily activities and whether you are wanting a low maintenance look or if you are willing to spend more time on styling your hair each day. With hair extensions it’s just like caring for your own hair but we do have a few maintenance and aftercare tips to follow to keep your hair looking it’s best and to allow you to keep your hair in a great condition for many refits!
Understand Hair Extension Lengths
The world of hair extensions can be confusing there’s multiple methods and lengths! In our salon we offer 5 different lengths and 4 different methods. From permanent to semi-permanent and temporary methods we offer Micro Rings, Micro Bonds, Tape and Clip in Extensions. To view the full price list, click here.
We have created a guide on how much hair you might need to add depending on your hair length:
If your hair is short and you would like to add volume you could choose a ½ head of 14” extensions and to add length choose a ¾ of 14” or a full head of 16”
If your hair is mid-length and you would like to add volume you could choose a ½ head of 16” and to add length choose a ¾ head of 18” or full head of 20”
If your hair is armpit length and you would like to add volume only choose a ½ head of 18” and to add length ¾ of 20” or a full head of 22”
Take Your Hair Type and Texture into Account
Consider the texture of your natural hair, our hair extensions are straight but have natural body to them. If you have curly hair you will have to straighten your natural hair to match the texture of the extensions. If you’re unsure on the texture of your own hair with extensions, our stylists will fit a test piece in your consultation so you can feel what it’s like and trial wearing them before you commit. We also have various treatments on offer such as Nano Keratin which can help smooth your natural hair. Find out more about Nano Keratin on our website.
Consult with a specialist. The best thing to do is arrange a video or in salon consultation, it’s a great way to understand all the options available to you and will only take 15 minutes. In your consultation one of our stylists can recommend the ideal length and method to achieve your desired look and fit a free test piece.
To start your hair extension, journey its’ easy to book your complimentary consultations, just give us a message or click hereto book online.
Opt for a Gradual Transition and Blending
Keeping your hair cut soft at the ends is better than harsh lines if you want to add extensions. To achieve a natural look our stylists often soften the ends of your hair to allow for a seamless blend.
Using styling techniques such as layers, feathering and texturising.
Choosing the right hair extension length is crucial to achieve a natural looking result. By considering your hair goals and lifestyle you can make an informed decision that will work best for you. Having a hair extension consultation is the best way of understanding the different methods and lengths on offer and finding out what works best for you and your hair type.
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