How-to: Get longer, thicker, voluminous hair

Posted on July 19, 2013 | Posted under clip-in, clip-in hair extensions, feather hair extensions, feathers, hair extensions, hair feathers, Highlights, how-to, ombre | 0 Comments

Do you wish your hair was a bit longer? 
Do you dream of voluminous, sexy hair?
Do you want curls and beach waves that last for days? 


The obvious answer to this is hair extensions.  
But a full head of extensions is not for everyone.


Here's the thing a lot of women don't know....

 

You don't need a full head of hair extensions to make a  BIG improvement to your look. 

 

You can add a few inches and sexy volume to your locks with just 30 highlight hair extensions.  
The more you add, the more length and volume you will get. 

 

And here's something else you may not know...

 

You don't need nasty toxic glue, tight painful braids or damaging irons to apply them.
There are safe and gentle options available, one being the micro-loop system used in our human hair highlights.

 

Here are two examples on how I added length, volume and color using only  30 Style Strands highlights. 



Look #1  The Blonde Bombshell

 


Color: Light Blonde Ombre
Length:  Added 3 inches and volume
Products Used:  15 pack of Light Ombre and 15 pack of Golden Blonde

How-to Instructions:  

 

Step 1: (red dots)  Starting 1 inch in from the hair line at the nape of her neck, I applied 15 light ombre highlights in a V shape going up behind her ears. I left about a fingers width between each highlight. 

Step 2: Take a thin layer of hair above the extensions to cover them.

Step 3:  (yellow dots) Using this next layer of hair, apply 15 golden blonde highlights above and in between the first layer of hair extensions.  This technique is called brick laying.



Look #2  The Raven Haired Beauty



Color: Black with Dark Ombre
Length:  Added 4 inches and volume
Products Used:  30 pack of Dark Ombre

How-to Instructions:  



Step 1: (red dots)  Starting 1 inch in from the hair line at the nape of her neck, I applied 15 dark ombre highlights in a V shape going up behind her ears. I left about a fingers width between each highlight. 

Step 2: Take a thin layer of hair above the extensions to cover them. 

Step 3:  (yellow dots) Using this next layer of hair, applied 15 dark ombre highlights above and in between the first layer of hair extensions.  This technique is called brick laying.

Step 4:  For a more natural gradation in color from black to blonde, I cut very small and subtle layers into the second layer of hair extension highlights around her face. This left more chocolate brown and a less blonde.  You don't want to risk ruining your highlights, so I recommend leaving this step to a professional if you choose to cut layers.  This step is optional. 



Is this right for you?

 

How much length you can add will depend on your natural hair and not all results will be the same.

You can add more length if...
- your hair is already long
- you have layers
- you have thin - medium thickness

You won't be able to add as much length if...
- your hair is short, above your shoulders
- you have a blunt hair cut
- you have thick hair with a heavy weight line

 

Still not sure?  Send me an email with a description of your natural hair and I'll tell you if this easy option will help you get the hair of your dreams!  kate@picassohairfeathers.com


Here's a video to show you just how easy it is to apply our Style Strands highlights





If you've added length and color using Style Strands highlights, share a pic on our Facebook page!
I'd love to see it!



Kate

 

P.S  All our hair extension highlights are made from top quality, 100% human remy hair. This means you can wash, blow-dry and style your hair extension highlights just as you would your natural hair. 



>> For 15 packs of highlights click HERE


>> For 30 packs of highlights click HERE









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