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Do I Need Hair Extensions For My Wedding?

Updated: Jan 22

3 Reasons why you need hair extensions to create the perfect hairstyle.

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Picture of Bride with hair extensions

Yes I recommend hair extensions. Every hairstyle will always look better with hair extensions. The only time I will say no is if you already have long thick hair, making hair extensions unnecessary. If you want hair extensions for just your wedding I recommend clip-ins. If you want extensions long term I recommend hand tied extension. Click here to learn more about hair extensions.

Reason #1 - Most Hairstyles on Pinterest Use Hair Extensions

It's true. It is really hard to find a hairstyle inspo picture that doesn't have hair extensions. So when you show your hairstylist the hairstyle you want they now have to create the same look with half the amount of hair. Which means it's not going to look exactly like the picture. Head to my pinterest for inspiration.

Half up half down hairstyle with hair extensions

Reason #2 - Boho, Half Up Half Downs, and Glam Waves Need Hair Extensions

Boho hairstyles are my absolute favorite hairstyle to do! Especially when dry flower accessories are added, perfection! Because these hairstyles are so intricate a lot of hair is needed to achieve all the braids and twists.

Half up half down hairstyles can look stringy on the bottom if there is not enough hair. This is because most of the hair is used on top, especially if you want a lot of braids.

Glam Waves are very structured and require a lot of hair to create volume and all over fullness. Hair extensions are a must!

Updos are the only hairstyle you can achieve without hair extensions. This is because it is easier to make hair look fuller when it is all up.

Reason #3 - Enhances Your Hair Color

Natural hair or colored hair can use hair extensions to enhance the color. When picking out your hair extensions I recommend going slightly lighter then your hair color to add highlights. Highlights add dimension to a hairstyle which makes twists and braids pop more. Hair extensions can be used to add more of an existing color and non-existing. Hair extensions are a great way to add color to your hair without actually coloring it. Talk to your hair colorist to see what they recommend for you.

Order Clip-In Hair Extensions

Clip-ins are the perfect intro to hair extensions, with no commitment or maintenance. Make sure to buy your clip-ins ahead of time so you can bring them to your hair trial. I recommend Irresistible Me clip-ins. Irresistible Me clip-in hair extensions are made with high quality 100% human hair and they give you the option to color match at home before buying.

Hairstylist Jessalyn in her salon

Have a wonderful wedding day!

Creatively, Jessalyn

P.S Are you interested in getting your wedding hair done by me? Click here to get all my info and see if I am available for your wedding day.

My studio is located in Portsmouth NH and I do travel.

Photographers: Tarren Bailey & Antoinette Photography

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