Post # 1
Hey Bees. I have long blonde hair that is on the thinner side, so it’s difficult to hold a curl. I am looking to do an “Old Hollywood” hairstyle, which most likely will involve curling it. So, I was contemplating getting extensions for the wedding- mostly to make my hair thicker/so I have more to work with. Have any of you had extensions before or are any of you getting them put in for your wedding day? How do they work? How much do they typically cost and how long to they take to put in? Do they ruin your real hair?
Post # 3
I love my extensions! First off, Make sure you use REAL hair.. as dumb as it sounds girls use horse hair and fake hair and it looks fake!
I would NOT get waxed or clamped ones, I have clip in ones, that i can take in and out as i please, causing less stress on your hair and scalp.
The next option i would go for if you want something permanent would be to get it weaved in.
For a full head of clip in ones cost me about $300, and i love them. They look real, they can be taken in and out so they last longer.. i would go for these on your wedding day.
Post # 4
I second the post by PrincessDarling.
My mom is a professional stylist and we are doing clip extensions.. I am in the exact same situation.. terribly thin hair! A side pony isn’t gonna work with that.
Post # 5
I’m getting clip-ons too for about $165 in LA
Post # 6
Mrs. Champagne used the Jessica Simpson ones, that’s what I think I’m doing :o) hope that helps!
Post # 7
check out hairextensions.com! they have lots of deals…one of them you get free j simpson bangs if you buy a real heair set.
Post # 8
I cant wait to get mine! I want more fullness.
Post # 9
I myself have thin but long hair, and wear clip in extensions almost daily to add more fullness and volume to it. I definitely recommend clip in ones for your wedding day, as they can be taken off after and reworn many times, and can be quite inexpensive compared to bonded extensions (hundreds versus thousands). I’ve had many bridal clients who choose this method for their big day. Choose a high quality human hair, as synthetic hair (even the ones that can withstand heat and can be curled/flat ironed) will look and feel different from your own natural hair. Also choosing hair that is double wefted (meaning two layers for each piece) can make a big difference, as there is more hair on each extension piece. Clip in extensions also do the least damage to your hair, which is so important for us girls who have thin hair.. After all, we can’t afford to have more fall out! Good luck & I hope this helps!
Post # 10
Can someone recommend a good brand to purchase?
Post # 11
Monkeygirl – I’m in Philly too. I just got my haircut last night and my stylist said she has a place she recommends in the area to get real hair clip in extensions and she recommended that for wedding hair. She also talked about a more permanant one that is like a double sided tape – that lasts for 6 weeks. I don’t know if I’d want to deal with them on my honemoon though.
Post # 12
Another vote for clip in extensions. I wore them on my wedding day and LOVED them. Darling Husband laughed when we got to our hotel room after the wedding and I started taking them out – he had no idea that all of the hair wasn’t mine. I had my stylist match the extensions to my hair color, so you really couldn’t tell them apart from my real hair. Do it – you’ll love it!
Post # 13
Can any of you bees recommend a stylist for bridal hair with the option of clip on extension in southern cali (Irvine/OC) area…I am from chicago and getting married in Laguna beach. I dont’ have anyone for hair yet and want to do trials when I am out there next…
Oh and how does it work if you want clip on extensions for the big day, does the stylist bring it or would I have to buy it in advance?
If you can recommend someone good that would be awesome!
Post # 14
@betagrl I noticed that you’re from Los Angeles, CA.. You can try The Hair Shop on 5376 Wilshire Blvd. They have a variety of different methods for human hair extensions, including clip ins, and are very helpful to their customers (:
@erinlynn2010 I’ve worn tape hair extensions and really liked it. Most of the brands I know that offer these kind of extensions use special skin-weft tape that sandwiches your hair between the extension strands. The only problem is when washing your hair, you have to be careful and use special shampoos & conditioners. You also have to worry about tangling, which will eventually pull the extensions out before the 6 weeks are up.. Other than that they’re really great, they lay flat against your head, even when you press your hand against your head & run your hand down. Even with clip in extensions, you can still feel them..
@bluelotus I offer clip in extensions and service the Southern California region. If you’re interested in my work you can go to my website (link in my profile). When I use extensions for my brides, I usually color match her during the trial or after the trial if the bride plans to dye her hair, then have her come in once more a week or two before the wedding to ensure the color is a perfect match.
Post # 15
I want to do clip in extentions. Any brand or websites you all think would have good hair/good deals? 🙂
Post # 16
@Sulli301 I’ve never bought extensions online as I like to see and feel the hair to make sure it’s the best possible quality before I buy and use it on my clients.. However I have a friend who ordered hair from hellogorgeoushairextensions.com and says she loves it. From what I can tell the hair looked pretty good, but the thing I remembered most about it was how thick it made her hair look compared to the extensions she got at Sally Beauty Supply. I looked on their site and they currently have a $99 salon special for 145 grams of 20-22inch hair. That’s a really good deal because at Sally’s they’re about $100 for 18 inches and I’m pretty sure it’s not 145 grams. If you look online for reviews, you can also find more info about these extensions. Again I’ve never tried this on my own, so I can’t 100% recommend them.. I hope this helps a bit though!