ULTIMATE GUIDE TO
WEDDING DAY HAIR EXTENSIONS
BENEFITS OF USING HAIR EXTENSIONS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
Whether you are already a fan of wearing hair extensions or you have never tried them before, there are many benefits for considering adding hair extensions to your wedding day look.
LENGTH & VOLUME
One of the greatest benefits of using hair extensions is that they add length and volume to your hair. This is especially true if you are planning on wearing your hair down or half down for your wedding day. If your hair is on the shorter or thinner side, adding hair extensions can allow you to have the long, full, voluminous hair that you desire on your wedding day.
Even if you have long or somewhat thick hair, your ends may not be quite up to par and your hair may look thinner at the bottom than the top of your head. Adding extensions can help maintain the full look of a style from top to bottom, including having thick, full ends.
MORE STYLING OPTIONS
One of the main reasons that many brides opt to use hair extensions on their wedding day is that the style they desire is simply not possible to achieve with their own hair type, length, or thickness. Adding hair extensions can open up your styling options to include almost any look including all down, half down, or updo.
HOLDS CURL BETTER
If you are looking to wear an all-down or half-down style on your wedding day, hair extensions can help to hold and maintain your curls throughout the day and night.
SHINY, HEALTHY LOOK
A good quality set of hair extensions is going to have a beautiful, healthy, shiny look to them which in turn is going to ensure that your hairstyle also has the same shiny, healthy look on your wedding day.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING EXTENSIONS
There are a variety of different hair extension types to choose from including clip-in, tape-in, and halo. Due to their versatility and ease of use in any style, clip-in hair extensions are our "go-to" recommendation for all of our brides.
HUMAN HAIR VS SYNTHETIC
Extensions are available with human or synthetic hair but when it comes to your wedding day, there is no question that human hair is the only way to go. Synthetic extensions may be ok for fun or to try out using extensions before you make the investment but they are not an option for your wedding day as they can look cheap and cannot be curled and styled like human hair not to mention that most stylists will only work with human hair.
QUALITY AND WEIGHT
Hair extensions are available in grams typically ranging from 140g - 240g and may vary depending on the length. This is one aspect of purchasing hair extensions that can be confusing which is why we suggest you consult with a professional to help you determine the best choice for you based on your hair type and desired look.
Extensions come in a variety of colors including balayage styles and it is typically not difficult to find a color that closely matches your own. However, for those instances where the perfect color can’t be found, you can color human hair extensions to perfectly match your own hair.
The cost of hair extensions can vary greatly depending on quality, length, and thickness. With hair extensions, you typically get what you pay for so be careful when bargain shopping for your extensions. Hair extensions are an investment not only in your wedding day look but, can be used and enjoyed well beyond the wedding day. Best to make the investment than to risk not having your wedding day style look the best it can be.
RENTING VS BUYING
If you have never worn hair extensions before or you think that your wedding day may be the only special occasion that you will be wanting to wear hair extensions, renting may be the best option for you.
First Blush Beauty offers hair extension rentals which include a free consultation at your hair trial appointment.
CONSULT WITH A PROFESSIONAL
If you are unsure if hair extensions are the right choice for you or if you are confused or overwhelmed with all of your options, the best thing to do is consult with a professional.
If you have questions or would like to discuss further whether extensions are the best choice for you, feel free to reach out and we would be happy to help!