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Top 15 Hair Extension Hair Styles
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- 1. Mermaid Waves
- 2. Low Ponytail
- 3. High Ponytail
- 4. Dutch Braids
- 5. Clip-In Fringe
- 6. Hollywood Waves
- 7. Half-Up, Half-Down
- 8. Fishtail Braid
- 9. Space Buns
- 10. Bubble Braid Ponytail
- 11. Messy Bun
- 12. Low Bun
- 13. Big Bouncy Blowout
- 14. Spiky Bun
- 15. Half-Up, Half-Down Twist
- Styling Hair Extensions FAQ
The biggest attraction of hair extensions is how they unlock a whole new world of styling options that you may never have dreamed were possible with your own hair. Never again will you have to think “My hair is not long enough to do that” or “my hair is too thin for this”; just pop in your hair extensions and the world really is your oyster. Whether you have short hair or thin hair or you just want to achieve extra volume, extensions will give you everything you need to create all your favourite hairstyles and are even able to be used to add new colours to your hair.
In this blog you’ll find a collection of 15 cool hairstyles to create with your new hair. Ready to find your new aesthetic?
Bring it on!
1. Mermaid Waves (back to index)
Want to give your locks the magical mermaid twist? These mermaid waves would make Ariel jealous. And they’re super simple to achieve too! With length and volume-enhancing hair extensions, take your hair to the next level with a texturizing spray for an unforgettable, sun-kissed summer look.
To create the perfect mermaid wave, we suggest investing in a waver tool. Wavers will guarantee easy, bouncy waves that scream beachy-boho chic, without the need for pulling, rolling, or twisting your delicate strands. Just remember to use a heat-protecting!
2. Low Ponytail (back to index)
The low ponytail has been all the rage lately – and we have Kim K to blame for that! This simple yet elegant hairstyle can be adapted to so many occasions you’d be surprised! The sleek low pony as seen on one too many celebrities from the gently tousled, romantic, wavy ponytail – this hairstyle has gone from your “quarantine classic” to a chic and versatile ‘do.
3. High Ponytail (back to index)
Opposite to the low ponytail we find the high ponytail a sleek, elegant, and fierce classic. This hairstyle will immediately bring to life any outfit! The low ponytail’s sporty sister, a high ponytail gives us sassy 90s vibes. Another extension hairstyle for versatility and low maintenance; match this look with bangs or braids to really create that wow factor.
4. Dutch Braids (back to index)
Dutch Braids have been having a moment since at least 2016, when they took over the Internet together with their cousins – the French Braids. The double Dutch braid is the queen of extension hairstyles due to its intricacy and need for volume; they involve crossing strands underneath to give the braid a stunning 3D effect.
With additional hair, it’s far easier to create show-stopping, elaborate braids that make every day feel like a fashion shoot. Check out our How To Braid Hair Extensions to help you master this timeless style.
5. Clip-In Fringe (back to index)
A chic fringe may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to extension hairstyles but trust me, it works! With a clip-in fringe, you can dramatically change your look instantly without hacking off your precious locks. Perfect to switch up your style every now and then or to experiment before getting the haircut of your dreams.
6. Hollywood Waves (back to index)
Have you ever been dreaming of those flowy, romantic tresses – as seen on the vintage Hollywood divas? Well, you’ll be happy to know that not only they’re still in use – it is in fact a popular choice for many contemporary Hollywood divas, brides, and formal events. If you’re looking to surprise your audience with an elegant, gorgeous hairstyle that doesn’t imply having to workout an updo (let’s be honest, that’s not for everyone!) then let your hair down and style them in classy Hollywood waves.
7. Half-up, Half-down (back to index)
A staple for wedding hair, the half up half down is a true classic with endless variations and limitless elegance. Perhaps as versatile as you can get, the portion of hair lifted away from your face presents infinite opportunities; from ponytails to space buns, top knots to braided fantasies.
An all-time favourite for many brides worldwide, this look can work with or without hair extensions. To experiment with the look fully we suggest boosting your length and volume for maximum sophistication and impact.
8. Fishtail Braid (back to index)
I know, I know. Another braid? Well, let’s be honest: braids are an easy way to switch up your look and have all eyes on you.Although the fishtail braid isn’t as complicated as it may seem, styling newbies may get slightly confused on their first few attempts.
9. Space Buns (back to index)
Space buns and half-up space buns require enough hair for glamourous flowing locks and two voluminous messy buns… Sounds hard, right? This is where you add your precious clip-in hair extensions, for this hairstyle will come together smoothly and stunningly.
Space buns tread the line between cute and edgy, combining ’90s vibes with summer fun and an e-girl edge. They’re perfect for festivals, day trips and photo shoots. This look is a real showstopper.
10. Bubble Braid Ponytail (back to index)
Don’t get fooled by the name, this hairstyle isn’t a braid per se. The perfect, playful extension hairstyle, the bubble braids is a simple variation of a classic ponytail. Unless you are lucky enough to be blessed with super long, thick locks, you’ll need the help of Hair Extensions to construct the perfect braid. Rewind to the early 00s, we were blown away by stars such as Fergie – wearing this baddie hairstyle.
11. Messy Bun (back to index)
If you’ve ever dreamed of looking like “that girl” – the one that always looks fashionably cosy, artsy and casually, effortlessly classy – then the messy bun is the hairstyle for you. Usually paired with a comfy but fashionable outfit and minimal make-up, the messy bun can also be worked up to be used as a bridal hairstyle, as Hailey Bieber did. People with thinner hair can find it difficult to achieve the right volume and leave out enough tendrils, but with the aid of hair extensions, this problem will be forgotten in a matter of minutes.
12. Low Bun (back to index)
Another for you brides-to-be. The low bun is a timeless creation worn on all kinds of formal occasions. Its versatility and elegance make it a favourite for wedding hair; buns are a great way to look stylish whilst keeping the hair away from the face and back. To create a low bun extension hairstyle, check out our handy step by step tutorial on low bun hairstyle.
13. Big Bouncy Blowout (back to index)
This hairstyle made its way from the 90s, where supermodels and stars such as Cindy Crawford, Madchen Amick and Alicia Silverstone. Fluffy 90s hairstyles are all the rage now, and celebrities such as Doja Cat and Matilda Djerf have been rocking their own version, making the trend skyrocket in no time.
14. Spiky Bun (back to index)
As we just mentioned it, perhaps it’s a good idea to give the spiky bun (or feathered bun) its own space. Worn by stars such as Gwen Stefani and Kirsten Dunst during the golden age of this hairstyle, it recently crawled its way from the 90s, brought back to life by eclectic queen Bella Hadid.
It was a matter of literally minutes before people all over the world – including fellow celebs – tried this hairstyle too. If you’d like to give it a try, check out our blog: How To Do A Spiky Bun, The Retro Glam Updo Of The Stars.
15. Half-Up, Half-Down Twist (back to index)
Don’t get fooled by its name, this hairstyle isn’t for the faint-hearted! A variation of the classic half-up half-down, this hairstyle adds a twist (no pun intended) to the back of your head, becoming the lovechild between your regular half-up, half-down and a messy bun. Artsy, classy and boho-chic – this hairstyle will add just the right amount of wow-ness to your summer outfit, your work lunch or your date look.
Styling Hair Extensions FAQ (back to index)
What Hairstyles Can I do With Hair Extensions?
Your styling options are endless when you add hair extensions to your hair. You can use them to add volume, fullness, length and even colour. Try experimenting with lighter shades than your hair to give a balayage look without even needing to dye your hair!
What Types Of Hair Extensions Look The Most Natural?
Permanent hair extensions that are applied by a professional extensionist tend to give the most natural finish as they are smaller and can be positioned closer to the hairline.
How Should My Hair Be Worn To Bed With Hair Extensions?
When talking temporary hair extensions, know that they should always be removed before sleeping and showering to avoid any damage to your own hair. If you have permanent hair extensions applied, you should put your hair into a loose braid before bed to stop the hair from tangling. Take a look at our guide to protective hairstyles to sleep in.
What Are The Best Hairstyles With Extensions For Black Hair?
The advantage of having black or dark brunette hair is the dazzling shine! Sleek and smoother styles will show this off to the maximum, so going for sleek high ponytails and flowing glam will make that shine pop.
What Are The Best Hairstyles With Extensions For Blonde Hair?
As blonde hair tends to have many different tones, braids and hair up styles really extenuate this. Usually, blonde hair is slightly drier in texture too so it stays in place really well which works better for intricate and detailed styles.
How Do You Style Keratin Bond Hair Extensions?
Styling Keratin bond hair extensions isn’t as scary as it sounds. As the hair is human you can use the same techniques as with your own hair however, you just need to avoid using any products or heat directly on or near the bonds of the extensions. The bonds of the extensions are the parts that are attached to your hair at the root.
Spending time researching will ensure you end up with the correct type for you and give you the confidence to look after them well-meaning they will last even longer. Now that you’re a pro at styling and caring for hair extensions take a look through our collection to get started on your hair extensions journey.
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