Day-of Hair Extensions- Are They Right For Your Wedding?

As you plan the details of your big day,  and considering your many options for hair styling you might be considering hair extensions for your day of look.

But is it the right choice for your wedding look?

In a word YASSSS!  Extensions are fabulous and add just the right amount of oomph to any style including giving  an updo a full look.  Extensions aren’t just for adding length, they can also double or even triple your thickness.

Let’s take a closer look at how day of extensions can elevate your bridal style.

Benefits of Day-Of Hair Extensions

There are several benefits that come with day-of hair extensions, including convenience and versatility. With these extensions, you don’t have to commit to wearing them permanently; they can be taken out at the end of the night if desired. Furthermore, they give you more flexibility with styling options than permanent extensions do—you can try different looks throughout the day or even switch up styles between ceremony and reception if desired. Additionally, since they blend in so easily with natural hair, they won’t detract from any other styling efforts like flowers or headpieces.

What Are Day-Of Hair Extensions?

While extensions used to have a bad reputation, they’ve come a long way when it comes to quality and technology.  For brides that are only looking for a change of pace on their wedding day most brides opt for clip-ins because there’s no commitment required; your stylist simply adds the clips and then styles your hair to create your dream look full of volume leaving you camera ready.

What to consider when choosing your extensions.

Get the right color match. Being even a shade off can be a dead giveaway, so ask your stylist to match the color at the end of your locks (not the roots!), since that’s what will show in your style. “It costs a little more, but multicolored extensions will blend in much more naturally,” says Megan Payne of Makeup in the 702 in Las Vegas. “Or you can buy wedding hair extensions in a few shades to add highlights and/or lowlights.”

When to purchase. The best time to choose your extensions is right after your last cut and color before your wedding.  When planning to purchase and choose your color consider timing it with your trial.  Bring your extensions with you to your trial to ensure you and your stylist have ample time to plan your look with your new extensions. Splurge on quality.  I cannot stress this first point enough, DO NOT PURCHASE synthetic extensions!  It is like Barbie doll hair and will singe under the heat of iron’s.  Additionally, you will NEVER find the right color to fully match or blend with your hair.  Non-virgin hair means it’s been processed—either dyed or treated to change its texture—so it’s also not ideal, since it’s more damaged. Remy extensions are the highest quality. They’re the closest to your real hair,  they can be flat ironed, curled and blown out just like your natural hair allowing them to hold styles and texture the same way  and won’t shed as much as the cheaper options.

Preparing your day of extensions

You need to wash the extensions before the stylist secures them into your hair. Sizing and other chemicals are added to the hair to keep it looking pretty and salable in the package during shipping. Sizing can interfere with the curl having a long lasting hold. Give them a little bath in your sink and dry them on a towel.  Use a shampoo and conditioner free of sulfates and parabens, and blot them with a towel to remove excess water, then let them air dry.

Ready to get gorgeous?

Makeup In The 702 provides on location hair and makeup services in the greater Las Vegas area.  To check our availability for your wedding day, schedule a trial or request your custom proposal, simply complete the form below.  Our makeup artists and hair stylists are well educated, well trained, highly skilled and extremely passionate!

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