(Closed) anyone do hair extensions for their wedding? or for anything else?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m doing hair extensions for my wedding, and I’ve also done them in years previous for prom.

My hairs naturally thin/straight, but just like you my hair refuses to grow past my normal length which is 2-3 inches from my shoulders. I go to Sally’s beauty supply and get extensions there. Some are costly, but I got the ones that just clip in. One of my Bmaids will clip them in and all my stylist will have to do is curl:)

Good Luck! I’ll let you know how mine turn out, the weddings in 27 days!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Just a note: I’m very experienced with extensions, have had them several times. The ends of your hair will NOT look the same as your real hair.

After having them for about 2 years straight, and before that off and on a couple times, my hair completely grew out and now that they’re out … I love my natural hair way better. 

I look at pictures, and I can tell that the ends are extensions and I don’t like how it looks. I mean, I even go to the best salon and have my hair cut and colored and I could still see that they are extensions- not real hair. 

Now my hair is way past my shoulders naturally. I won’t get them … just because how they looked in the pictures.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m getting extensions for sure. i have naturally thin/very straight hair and it helps with the volume. I have had them before and loved them. I suggest getting natural hair extensions, not synthetic and having them "weaved" in by an experienced stylist..not the extensions that snap in. I couldn’t tell which was "my hair" and which strands were the extensions. Good Luck!!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I used to put extensions in my hair regularly.  It all depends on how your natural hair looks and how much you want to spend.  If your hair is somewhat thick already, you can get natural hair extensions in strips and have them glued in for a nominal fee.  But if your hair is very short or thin, you will probably want to go with the bonded extensions which can cost upwards of 1,000.00  If you plan on having an updo, I wouldn’t get extensions at all, they don’t ever look nice that way (at least not that I’ve seen) and your stylist can just tease your hair to make it look thicker.  As for the ends not matching your ‘real’ hair……if you go to a stylist she can dye it all the same color, or weave in different colors to that they blend seamlessly. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I had temporary ones glued in and am so glad I did.  They made a huge difference with my half up do.  They were a bit on the pricey side – the cost of the hair as well as to glue in was about $500.  I wish I would have invested in a good set of clip in extensions.

Here are some pics of my normal hair and from our wedding day:

 

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Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have had extensions quite a few times, I have super fine thin hair so I love having thick hair – worst thing about it was its alot of work.

I will be doing some type of extensions for my wedding day. My Maid/Matron of Honor (my cousin) is a very high end hair stylist and will be supplying me with some great extentions to make my hair fuller and longer – as my hair is just maybe an ince or two past my shoulders. I think it’s a great idea to help you get the wedding hair-do you want!

Just try some different things and see what woks best for you, making sure they match as close to your hair as possible. I dont think you should be turned off from MrsHymanRoths comment above as I have never had an issue with my ends being a different color, and like another bee suggested the hair can all be dyed (usually good extension hair is real virgin hair and can be dyed just as easily as your own) No worries!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i’m thinking about getting extensions too.  i had great length extensions about 5 years ago and loved them.  my hair is past my shoulders but my hair is sooo thin!  i want more hair!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Bee yourself…  Do you feel comfortable with extensions or will you be preoccupied with how they look?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

That’s so weird about the ends not matching the rest of the hair.  Mine matched perfectly. 

@ MrsHymanRoth – were you using synthetic or human hair?  Synthetic won’t match because it has that sheen to it.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

I’ve actually worn the Jessica Simpson clip in Hair U Wear pieces and I found one that matched my hair color perfectly. I purchased a new one for the wedding so it would have the shine to it, and I thought it matched perfectly. As long as you make sure your stylist does not brush it out, it should look pretty good!

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Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I have the same issue you have where I have very fine hair.  I decided not to get my hair cut only because my stylist said it would be harder to curl once I cut it.  But I will definitely have hair extensions on the day of the wedding.  You can see a pic of me with my hair trial and dress through the link below.  Just go to hhcheung2000.  You’ll see me in a wedding dress with a tiara.  I have a pic of me far away and one up close.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/who-else-is-wearing-a-casablanca-dress

My stylist just used clip-on hair extensions from Sally’s Beauty Supply.  They cost about $70, but it’s human hair so they are easy to curl and something you can wear forever.

Honestly, I’ve never had hair extensions before and I was a bit scared that it wouldn’t work especially since I don’t have a lot of hair.  But all my friends love the hair and think that I look like a totally different person with extensions.  I say just go for it!  It’s definitely worth the investment.

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