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Hair Extensions Without Busting the Budget

Forget designer handbags and couture frocks, these days style-conscious women are spending big on the latest luxury accessory, human hair extensions. Women are paying up to 1,000 dollars to have someone else’s hair stuck to their heads. In a few hours a client can have the sort of length it would take years to grow. That’s why it’s so attractive,” said Eric Roman, an upmarket Parisian hairdresser who honed his hair extension techniques on top catwalk models.

My advice on hair extensions has always been . . . good products in good hands they are safe. But like so many other parts of the hair business, there are lots of ugly hair extension stories to go around. It seems the media these days has a love, hate relationship with hair extensions either you hate them or you love them. In the space of 15 minutes this morning while scanning my hairstyle news sources I ran across two articles. The first left nothing but scorched earth and certainly had nothing good to say about extensions. The second was full of glowing praise.

Women intuitively know that hair is a very important part of every outfit and can make or break your look. When going out on a special occasion we always try to enhance everything possible. One of the simplest and easiest ways to glam up any outfit is with clip in hair extensions.Whether you’re just using a few pieces to add a touch of volume or if you’re going all out with a thick set to add significant length and volume, the possibilities are endless. The best part about the hair extensions method is that there is absolutely no long term commitment and no damage to your natural hair!

I personally just wear my clip ins over the weekend, they are so easy to install and remove and require much less maintenance than the permanent methods. After a night out, I simply just hang them in the cupboard on a specially designed hair extension hanger to air out, this way they are ready to go for the next time I need them. They don’t need to be washed after every use either, just wash them when needed as this will help extend their life span. Always use a hair extension shampoo and conditioner that is sulfate free. You will be able to find the appropriate shampoos and conditioning treatments at your local hair salon or from any online hair extension store.

Some women don’t like the idea of hair extensions, generally because they have never seen how amazing they look in them! When it comes to events like their wedding day or a school prom almost every woman considers getting a professional do their hair. Hair stylists are often times the stimulus to try hair extensions for the first time. Once a client has worn them on their special day, seen how goregous she looks in the mirror and experiences mucho compliments she is hooked and it’s hard not to fall in love and use them again!

Clip in hair extensions are very affordable compared to permanent methods. Depending on the quality of the extension you purchased, how often you wear them, how you care for them will determine the life span of your extensions. This can vary from a few months to a few years, so take care of them and they will be very cost effective. I recommend always spending a little more and make sure you purchase 100% remy human hair. With these extensions you can cut, curl, straighten and color just like your natural hair. Cheap hair and synthetic hair extensions just aren’t worth the hassle as you’ll be forever removing tangles and the lifespan will be much shorter.

Hottest Hair Color Trends for 2015

Changing the Way We Think About Pops of Color

If your mantra is “new season, new hair color”, you are probably busy searching for new looks and hair color ideas. Well, you’re in the right place, as we are compiling those new trends for you here. On the one hand, there are no major changes when it comes to hair color trends however, there is a notable shift in the focus of color. Recently, natural looking tresses with a “pop” of color is what is defining hair color trends for this season.

If you are planning to book an appointment with your hairdresser for a new hair color, make sure you check out the trends below for these fun possibilities.


If you are a hair color aficionado, then this isn’t the first time that you’ve heard of the “balayage” technique. This hair color technique has been combined with “ombre” coloring and is referred to as “blended ombre”. It is a highlighting technique that originated in France. Balayage is characterized by painted highlights that are very close to the natural color of the hair, which produces a more gradual color transition in the strands. This technique can create the perfect sun-kissed effect on your hair!

Ecaille aka Tortoiseshell Hair

Ecaille or tortoiseshell hair is emerging as the top hair color trend recently. It has been around for some time, but it has finally decided to take over ombre and step into the center stage. This highlighting technique provides a beautifully contrasted blend of colors with its use of dark and rich caramel tones along with some golden highlights.


You might find the name funny or weird, but babylights is a new favorite amongst celebrities and supermodels. In fact, it is the ideal kind of hair color for fall due to the use of light hues and color tones. The reason why it works so well for the warm weather months is because it looks as if the sun lightened it! It is all about subtlety. With babylights, the highlights blend more with your base color as the tiniest bits of hair are sectioned out to be colored. Most of the color that shines through is your natural hair color. A few well placed babylights can also make your hair look healthier and the color more dynamic.

Soft Reds

As hair color trends are shifting towards more natural looks for fall, vibrant reds are being upstaged by softer red tones like auburn, or reds with a hint of gold. You can take inspiration on this particular hair color from celebrities like Amy Adams, Isla Fisher, Jessica Chastain and even Kate Middleton.

Golden Highlights

Golden highlights, whether bold or subtle, add dimension, interest and warmth and seem to be a mainstay in the hair color industry, regardless of the trends. So, if you are in dilemma as of what to do, ask your hairstylist if golden highlights will work for you!

Dip Dye

The great thing about the dip dye job is how fun and temporary it can really be. If you’re not looking for any real color marriage, then a fling with a dip dye is the way to go. For those of you with shorter hair, we recommend dying the under layer of your hair to get the full affect of the dipped dye job – something on the top layer of your hair and be somewhat dramatic and could have a juvenile affect that is best to steer away from when you’re trying a trend. If you’re in the market for a dip dye job and you have longer hair, we suggest two different routes – the safe route or the wild ride.

For the safe route try something like ombre, if you’re a natural brunette, it’s a slow development from the darker roots into a very light blonde at the tips. We’ve even seen natural blondes try the look out with deep mahogany red at their tips. Any way you look at it, the dip dye job is fun and funky. If you’re in the market for the wild ride, then go crazy with funky colors like red, blue, green, and pink. If you have darker hair, mix it up with fun vibrant colors, don’t let the blondes have all the fun.

Red Carpet Hairstyles Worth Copying

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The Fashionista’s Guide to Red Carpet Hairstyles

It’s red carpet hairstyle season once again! You probably spent most of your time scouring the red carpet for ideas and inspiration from A-list celebrities and personalities for fashion and hairstyle trends. And we did get quite a lot of them in the recent red carpet appearances, particularly noting the 2015 Golden Globes Awards and the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards. If you are looking to get some celebrity hair inspiration or hairstyle trend ideas worth trying this new year, make sure to check them out below.

Bombshell Hair

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This was one of the most talked-about looks during the 2015 Golden Globe awards not just for her stunning gown, but also for her perfectly styled bombshell waves. Experts recommend that you start by allowing hair to naturally dry first. Then, use clip-in extensions to create volume, especially around the crown area. Work on dividing two-inch sections of hair for the extensions to look natural. If you want to create more volume, simply place the extensions higher on the head.

When the extensions are clipped in, start backcombing the hair and spritz a long lasting hold hairspray. This will ensure that the perfectly volumized hair stays that way all night. Then, use a 2-inch barrel curling iron to add soft curls to the hair. The soft but defined curls will bring that retro vibe to the hairstyle, just like it did for Jennifer Lopez.


Red Carpet Hairstyles Braids

Who said that braids are going to lose steam in 2015? Definitely not true! Celebrities Emily Blunt and Joanne Froggatt proved that braids are here to stay. Both women sported Grecian braids on the red carpet!


Red Carpet Hairstyles the LOB

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Another hairstyle trend that has proven its staying power – the lob! In fact, this is one of the most talked about hairstyles on the red carpet during the award season so far. Sienna Miller’s perfectly textured lob to Naomi Watt’s soft curls . . . there are several hairstyling ideas to get inspiration from at the red carpet.

Sleek Hair

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This is one of the most difficult hairstyles to pull off, but nonetheless one of the most head-turning, too. Hair that is styled super sleek and straight (in some cases even with a wet look) was quite a hit on the red carpet as showcased by celebrities like Marion Cotillard, Camilla Alves and Maria Menounos.

Effortless Curls

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Red Carpet Hairstyles Curls

There is nothing more romantic and glam than hair that is curled to perfection. Whether it’s a retro side swept curls or a touch of wavy ends, you can expect for this hairstyle to never be missing on the red carpet.

Hair Accessories

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Fun and unexpected accessories can definitely perk up a regular hairstyle. The addition of these unique hairstyles certainly made Emma Stone’s and Keira Knightley’s hairstyles stand out even more.

What was your favorite red carpet hairstyle so far this year? Any of these hairstyles you want to try?

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Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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