Scavenging around the internet for bridal hair inspiration, keep in mind that most of those amazing styles you see on the red carpet have one thing in common—yep, clip-in hair extensions.

You might be hoping to inject some old-fashioned “oomph” into a dazzling bridal look for your special day, or to lend a little extra length to a half up and half down ‘do – or, why not?, perhaps you’re looking forward to replicating a glamorous style that you have seen on your favourite Hollywood star. Yet, no matter whether you are the bridesmaid or the star of the wedding herself, clip-in hair extensions for wedding are a great way to turn heads (quite literally)! You don’t believe me? Let me show you what I’m talking about.

This is how versatile and amazing modern hair extensions can be, so I’ve put together a handy guide to wearing and styling them at your next wedding, to spice up your hair game with elegance but keeping things commitment free (the irony!).

With these beauty tips and tricks in the bag, you can rest safe in the knowledge that your hairdo will last as long as you through the ceremony, the dancing, and the prosecco.

For more tips on how to prepare your brides hair for the big day and which products to use and avoid. Why not check out our ‘The best hair products to use for bridal hairstyling’ with tons of inspiration ideas and advice on choosing the right style.

Hair Extensions For Weddings: Yes Or No? (back to index)

Whilst single tone extensions can look lovely if worn correctly, they really do not come close to multidimensional clip in pieces (hair extensions featuring a subtle mix of colours). If possible, I would recommend opting for extensions which offer multidimensional colouration, as they will give your locks a much more natural look. If you think about it, real hair does not fall into the category of a single block colour, as natural hair is rich of shades, highlights and lowlights of its own – so if natural is your aim, will need the same mix of tones from your hair extensions.

To keep running with this idea of ‘natural’ fake tresses, your hair extensions should always be made of human hair of Remy quality – the best of bests. No synthetic hair can come close to the exquisite beauty of what mother nature blessed us with. Keep in mind that hair extensions doesn’t always mean exaggerate length: choose a style which allows your real locks to intertwine with the fake ones, blending your hair extensions in with your natural mane in the most seamless way possible.

In other words, you should be aiming for a flawless look which makes the extension piece a part of your own hair, giving your hair an extra kick with added volume and a length. As the best way to hide hair extensions is by curling your hair, remember to keep the temperature slightly lower on your hair extensions – as they are made of “dead” hair, more prone to damage since it’s not receiving nutrition from your scalp.

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Washing Hair Extensions For The First Time (back to index)

There are a few things that you should avoid if you are planning to rock clip-in hair extensions at your next wedding.

The first is being tempted to use too much hair or hair extensions that are too thick or long for your face and features – you not only run the risk of feeling uncomfortable, but your hair extensions will become very obvious – something that ideally you want to hide. If you can make several clip in pieces work for you, by all means go for it, but do not overload on fake tresses if it is not necessary to avoid stressing your roots and scalp.

Talking about your roots and scalp, this is a very important tip, so listen up – hair extension pieces should not be clipped in too close to the hairline. Not only they can feel scratchy, uncomfortable, and insecure, they might also pull out some of your natural hair!

The best way to affix them is to grip or clip them around ½ inch away from the scalp and two inches away from the hairline itself.

To create a firm hold, take some time to tease your natural tresses with hairspray first, because this adds some natural grip and helps the extensions stay secure for longer.

Click on how to wash your human hair extensions! to know exactly how to take care and wash your hair extensions for the big day. 

Wedding Hair With Hair Extensions: Why? (back to index)

If the explanation at the beginning of this post wasn’t good enough, here’s more details about why hair extensions are a favourite for special events and – in some cases – even for everyday looks.

  • MORE VOLUME: If your hair is already long, you might be planning on leaving your hair down on your special day. Sometimes our hair is simply not living its finest hour, and you can use hair extensions to give it a kick and transform your mane with instant thickness and volume, saying bye-bye to thing ends and flat hair.
  • ADD LENGTH: Perhaps your goal is to look a bit more like those fairy-tale princesses, with the long updo’s and flowing Rapunzel tresses. The right hair extension can be affixed and styled to merge with your actual hair and instantly transform your look.
  • ADD CREATIVITY: Maybe you want to go all in with a more intricated design? Well, this might be your hairstylist's dream or nightmare, I can’t tell. But if your locks are not thick and/or long enough to serve the purpose, adding hair extensions will be just what you needed to achieve your hair goals for a big day.

Wedding Hair With Hair Extensions: Looking For Inspo? (back to index)


I get it, this is a special day for everyone, and everyone wants to look flawless. How can you be blamed for not being able to choose that one hairstyle that is going to be featured in all those photos?

In order to help you out, here’s a selection of hairstyles to rock at your next bridal event:

Hair Extension wedding mistakes: Things to avoid at all costs (back to index)

There are a few things that you should avoid if you are planning to rock Cliphair hair extensions at your next wedding. The first is being tempted to use too much hair or hair extensions that are too thick or long for your face and features – you not only run the risk of feeling uncomfortable, you err on the side of looking obviously fake and even a little tacky. If you can make several clip in pieces work for you, by all means go for it, but do not overload on fake tresses if it is not necessary.

This is a very important tip, so listen up – hair extension pieces should not be clipped in too close to the hairline, or they can feel scratchy, uncomfortable, and insecure. The best way to affix them is to grip or clip them around ½ inch away from the scalp and two inches away from the hairline itself.

To create a firm hold, take some time to tease your natural tresses with hairspray first, because this adds some natural grip and helps the extensions stay secure for longer.

You can also add thickness and weight to your wedding hair very quickly with One Piece Hair Extensions, these are often used as volumisers by salons and range from 40g Top Ups, 80g Quad Wefts and 120g Supreme Quad Wefts, these are perfect for adding volume ultra fast.

Conclusion: (back to index)

Clip In Hair Extensions are the perfect way to get the hair of your dreams in a quick, effortless way, allowing you to go back to your natural hair the morning after. While there are other, more permanent types of hair extensions out there, many cause damage to your natural hair, or require serious maintenance and upkeep. Clip In Hair Extensions are designed to give you instant gratification without worrying about commitment!

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