Should I have hair extensions for my wedding?

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Probably one of the most common questions we get asked when it comes to hair styling is whether we think our brides should wear hair extensions.  For some people they know they’ve got thinner hair and their Pinterest inspiration picture has long thick hair so they’re already aware they need hair extensions they’re just not sure on the right ones for others the world of hair extensions is a new one and it can be quite daunting.

There are so many options available when looking at hair extensions it can be hard to know where to start and also which to go for! We’ve broken down your options below and Tori’s shared her person opinion with us.

No hair extensions

Your first options is to opt to not have hair extensions in your hair.  If you’re blessed with thick locks this may well be an easy choice to make but if you’re toying with the idea of extensions it can be harder.  If you have thinner or shorter hair extensions will add not just length but body too – even if you’re having an up do they can be useful to ensure the bun looks beautifully full.  If you opt to go without extensions you may have to sacrifice a little bit of size or detail in the up do – this is absolutely not a problem but try and find some inspiration pictures for thinner hair so you can be more realistic with what you will achieve – ensuring you go for a style which is flattering to your hair type.

Clip in hair extensions

Clip in hair extensions are amazing – you just wear them when you need them and they’re a fraction of the cost of permanent hair extensions.  The do come with a couple of downsides; firstly they can be tricky to put in if you don’t know what you’re doing and therefore you may find you only wear them on the wedding day.   If you’re wearing your hair down and your hair is a different length to the hair extensions you’ll need to head to your hair dresser and have the extensions cut into your hair prior to your wedding day.  For up do’s clip in extensions can be easily hidden at the back of the hair however if your hair is finer around the front and this is where you’d like to add volume another option may be better suited for you.


Permanent Hair Extensions

We send our brides looking for hair extensions in the direction of London hair extension specialist Fox & Vamp.  They offer two options; tape hair extensions or micro ring hair extensions.  During your free consultation they can take you through what method suits your hair type and also works best with the hairstyle we’d be looking to create on the wedding day.  The advantages of permanent hair extensions are that you can have lots of tones and shades running through your hair for a really natural looking colour which also looks amazing in an up do, you can also have hair added to yours much closer to the front of your hair and then cut into your style to create beautiful framing of the face. Also if you’ve got lots of events in the run up to your wedding you’ll have fabulous looking hair for all of these and your honeymoon too!