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Hair Extensions for your BIG day

Just like facials and massages, us girls don’t think about hair extensions until a few months before the big wedding day. You want to look different and have the most amazing hairstyle you’ve ever had but also making sure it flatters you well. I know SO many brides who have opted for temporary clip in hair extensions or weaves for their wedding day. Of course adding length to your hair can be one of the common aims of using human or synthetic hair extensions on your special day but the clever add on can do much more than that such as adding height to the crown area, enhancing hair thickness and volume, adding texture and body and even add subtle highlights of colour without the commitment.  

So whether you are opting for an up-do, half up half down hair, sleek straight hair or dreamy curls, see how hair extensions can help you achieve that perfect bridal look without much fuss at all really.

I’d personally use hair extensions on my wedding day for a textured side braid. I cannot tell you how many magazines I have spotted this in and how many brides I have seen sport this look. I feel it’s the perfect middle ground if you’re not sure about an up-do and feel letting your hair down completely will be a little too casual. This would just look so boho chic and elegant and show off that jawline and contours of the face better.

Another way to drastically revamp your hair for your wedding day is by adding in clip in fringe extensions. They would work at making you look cute, feminine and younger especially if you have a structured, mature face and you want to soften it a little. It would work with hair up or down regardless. Simply clip it in on your big day and stun everyone with your brand new look. Try and get used to wearing it in the month before the wedding so you know what hairstyle would complement the fringe best.
Who says hair extensions can only be used for a bridal hairstyle if you’re leaving your hair down? It can actually oomph up a bun or chignon quite beautifully by adding extra height, texture and volume, giving an illusion of a slimmer, longer face. You can also buy a clip in scrunchie or a bun to make your hair piecey and wrap your natural hair around it for seamless blending. Oh and if you’re going for a loose, low bun, adding a clip in ponytail to create the bun will make it appear neater and fuller if you have thin or short hair.
We have seen Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Cheryl Cole and more recently Rochelle Wiseman on her wedding sporting wedding extensions and most of the time the viewers end up believing it’s celebrities real hair thinking they spend a fortune on hair treatments so it’s obvious it looks glamorous. Well the part about them spending tonnes on their hair is true to an extent but it is possible to have luscious, voluminous tresses on your wedding day and look just like a celebrity without breaking the bank.

Simply select your favourite type of hair extension be it a weave, clip in hair/fringe or human hair extensions and try on at least a few weeks ahead of the wedding. If you’re planning to dye your hair, do remember to match the shade of the extension to your natural hair colour.

Yes I know it takes a little extra time, money and effort to find the perfect set of hair extensions especially for bridal hair but it will be well worth the effort when you see the results in photographs and not to forget, whilst cherishing the wedding album years later. 

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Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
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