Post # 1
I see a lot of bees mention that most, if not all up-dos require extensions. I have pretty long hair, but am wondering if this is the case for me?
I’ve always had hair this length and was contemplating cutting it because for prom, the stylist told me my hair was too LONG for an up-do (she eventually was able to do it)
This is the style I want:
This is my hair:
What do you think?? Will it look like the photo without extensions?
Post # 2
I am not a hair stylist by any means but I’d think your hair was plenty long enough for that look. People also get extensions when they want updos for thickness not just length. If your hair is thin/fine it might not be as thick of a “knot” at the bottom.
Post # 3
From the view of a hairstylist, it’s totally possible to do that updo with your hair length. The worry for me would be that it isn’t thick enough. The ends of your hair look pretty thin, but that may just be due to needing a good trim. The best thing you can do is find a stylist to do a hair trial and see if you like it without extensions or if you would want more thickness.
Post # 4
Length wise it’s ok but you may not get that full look without the extensions.
Post # 5
Yup. If your stylist uses a hair sock inside for the bulk it’s totally do able. I do similar in my own hair and set on big rollers first and use a lot of backcombing and texture powder.
Post # 6
My sister had a similar updo for her wedding and she has no where near as much hair as you. The hair stylist put something in it for bulk. Also I have never heard that updos need extensions – I had an updo and extentions were never mentioned at all.
Post # 7
If youre worried, I’d get a trial done. I have very long hair, similar length to yours and I very nearly had too much hair. My hairdresser ended up having to start again because she started my up do too close to my neck and ran out of room. (Very stressful on the day, and I had a trial done!) My hair is reasonably thick though which I would think makes a difference
Post # 8
emsie : it’s not typically about length, but more about volume. Certainly, you can do that without extensions, but it won’t look the same. It will look flatter/less full. Any pictures of hair you pin…they use extensions.
Post # 9
I think for that hairstyle it should be fine. You should consult the stylists if they would need those hair pillows and cushions similar to the donut holes for the bun. Usually you’d need extensions for the volume if you were doing something crazy with a lot of curls.
Post # 10
catskillsinjune : not always. I use hair socks for volume in my own long hair to get this effect too. Tend to only use my clip in extensions if the style has a lot going on at the crown so needs a lot of hair both at the front and in the bun or whatever.
Post # 11
I definitely don’t think you’ll need extensions. I have very thin hair that is maybe a few inches below my shoulders and was CERTAIN I would need extensions for my messy updo. But my stylist worked magic through curlers, teasing, and tons of product…it literally looked like I had someone else’s thick volumnous hair on the day. I would do your trial without extensions and see how that goes before you invest in them. But your hair looks super long and that updo does not look very complicated so I think it will work!
Post # 12
Thanks bees! I do have a large sock bun. Maybe I’ll bring that when I book my trial. My hair is thick for the most part but thinner at the bottom due to breakage. I’m definitely trying to avoid buying extensions though because they’re expensive and I’ll never use them lol.