Thinking about getting some wedding hair extensions? Award-winning bridal hair stylist & celebrity extensionist Inanch Emir, tells us all you need to know about bridal hair extensions.
With recent wedding of The Saturdays singer Rochelle Wiseman to the gorgeous Marvin Humes from JLS, hair extensions are back in the spotlight. If you’re after Rochelle’s stunning look, read on to find out how…
How can hair extensions help me create my desired wedding hair style?
Hair extensions can help you create your dream hair on your big day with fuller, thicker and longer locks that feel and look completely natural. Make sure you opt for the best quality hair extensions brand and go to a reputable salon that specialise in hair extensions. I use Great Lengths hair extensions which is renowned as being the ‘Rolls Royce’ of hair extensions. Whether you need that extra length, volume, fade-free highlights or texture, they’ll give you healthy, lustrous locks to help create the perfect hair on your special day.
When is the best time for me to get wedding hair extensions?
I always recommend my clients have their hair extensions applied at least 2-3 weeks prior to their wedding day, so make sure you go in for your initial consultation as early as possible. This will give enough time to prepare your wedding hair extensions to suit you, and also trial your chosen hairstyle before the big day. If you are planning to have colour, make sure you have this done first before you go in for your initial hair extensions consultation, so that your specialist does an exact hair colour match.
I want to have my hair up for my wedding day hair. Will the extensions show through?
Because the extensions are applied in small sectioned strands (micro bonds) and not large wefts or clip-ins, the visible bump that cheaper extensions create is gone. The beauty of good quality, 100% natural human hair extension are that they allow you the freedom to style the hair as if it were your own – giving you endless styling options including a casual, modern or traditional look.
Will I be able to maintain my hair on my honeymoon?
Following just a few simple guidelines and a little extra care in your haircare regime will keep your wedding hair extensions looking fabulous throughout their lifespan (up to 4 months). If you are going to a hot climate country for your honeymoon, you can wear your hair up, down, style and even swim with them. Make sure you use quality aftercare products for longer lasting results. All aftercare information and products should be discussed with you by your extensions specialist, at the initial consultation and after the application of your hair extensions.
Will the extensions damage my hair?
Simply put, No! When applied by a professionally trained and certified specialist, the wedding hair extensions will not damage your hair. The strands are applied using a patented bond, which mimics the structure keratin (a natural component of human hair) and is simply moulded around your hair. Unlike other extensions that are attached with synthetic glues, waxes and clamps, the Great Lengths bond is easily removed with a special removal gel a trained professional at the salon, causing no damage to your own natural hair.
How much will wedding hair extensions cost me?
Most salons will give you an exact price on consultation, as the cost depends on the quantity and length of hair extensions required in order to achieve the desired look. Our starting price is around£300. We also offer special bridal hair packages which includes hair extensions, wedding hair trials, colour, nail services and on-location services (national or international).