6 best clip-in hair extensions, according to hairdressers
We have all experienced it: the brief feeling of regret after cutting our hair; the mourning of all the hairstyles intended for long hair that we did “just about to try“ and will miss until it grows back.
Luckily, there’s a simple fix for anyone who feels like their hair just isn’t the length or volume they crave (and growing it takes too long): extensions.
But with so many options, it’s so hard to know which one to choose. “As a colorist, I like clips the best,” Stephanie Brown, colorist at IGK Hair in New York City, told TODAY Style. “It’s easier for me to color the hair, and also because you can put it on and take it out whenever you want. It’s a (no-obligation) way to add length and volume or body to your hair.
Brown’s most important tip is to choose a set that is most similar in color and texture to your own hair. “It’s not easy to dye extensions and it’s not cheap… I charge the same amount as when I color someone’s hair,” she said.
As for the price, a good set is worth the investment.
“(The cheaper options) can look voluminous and even damage your natural hair because the clips or ribbons are poorly made,” Brown added. “If you take good care of your extensions, they won’t need to be replaced so quickly. Even if you dye your hair, just bring them with you to the salon and have your colorist match them.”
We asked other celebrity hairstylists what their favorite clip-in hair extensions are, including brands they recommend to their own clients.
Best Clip In Hair Extensions, According To Stylists
“I originally bought them because they were an Amazon’s Choice item, along with their reviews – although there is [weren’t that] many – almost all were five stars, “said the celebrity stylist Gregg Giannillo. “Once I used them, I knew why! They are soft, thick, of very good quality and very well made. the best bespoke thing at a fraction of the cost. “
“For easy clip-on hair extensions, DevaLook comes in an assortment of colors, adds nice volume and is easy to use,” the celebrity hairstylist said. Felix Fischer.
Celebrity hair extensions expert and colourist Kacey Welch swears by Bellami clips. “They are available in lengths from 18 inches to 24 inches and are great for a quick style change, an event, or to see if extensions are for you,” Welch said. “They have such a wide assortment of colors, they pretty much match everyone – and they also have fun colors for you to experiment with, too. They instantly add volume and length and are pretty easy to make at home. or take to your stylist. “
Hair Shop Clip In Hair Extensions
“I love The Hair Shop. They have a wide variety of colors, lengths, textures and styles … they have it all, and I mean all“Brown said.
Glam Seamless Clip-on Extensions
“I love Glam Seamless for the variety of colors,” Brown added. “These extensions are soft and shiny. I like them more for the length than for the fullness.”
Cashmere Clip In Extensions
“Cashmere hair extensions are my top choice,” said Arthur Shamalov, senior stylist and co-owner of Eddie Arthur Salon. “Not only is it real human hair, but it also has a good variety of colors to choose from. The clips are very secure and they don’t tighten the scalp.”
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This article was originally published on November 5, 2018.