Three Ways to Style Clip In Extensions

Are you ready for a change but aren’t ready to commit to tape hair extensions? Clip in extensions are a perfect way to level up your hair without the full-time maintenance, and better yet you don’t even need a full-set to achieve your dream hair. For these styling techniques, all you need are either a 2-piece, 3-piece or 1-piece clip in set with some styling products.

E-girl Fringe

Estimated prep time: 2 minutes.

Last year, chunky face-framing highlights were huge, and now it’s easier than ever to replicate the E-girl look. For this style, you’ll need a 2-piece set of front extensions in a different colour to your hair.

Step: 1

Using a comb, section your fringe and clip away from the face.

Step 2:

Taking one of the front extensions, clip under your fringe as close to the scalp as possible. Then repeat with the second extension piece.

Tip: use a powder volumiser at the roots to prevent slippage.

Step 3:

Unclip your fringe and brush into the extension pieces to complete the two-tone look.

The Classic Low Pony

Estimated prep time: 10 minutes.

It’s a classic for a reason and a great way to change your style if you’re sick of short hair. For this hairstyle, you’ll need a 1-piece set of extensions to wrap around the ponytail or to clip at the back of your hair.

Step 1:

Part your hair at the crown, then take the 1-piece clip and attach under the hair as close to the scalp as possible.

Step 2:

Using a brush, sweep the hair back and tie with an elastic. To hide flyaway pieces around the elastic, take a 1 cm wide piece of hair and wrap around the hair, fastening with a pin under the hair.

Another way to create this look is to wrap the 1-piece clip in extension around your existing ponytail, fastening to the hair tie. To hide any bumps, repeat Step 2 by wrapping a piece of hair around the ponytail base.

Thick Curls

Estimated prep time: 20 minutes.

Already have long hair but need a little more oomph? One of the easiest ways to add thickness is with a 3-piece set of side volumising extensions, which blend perfectly for seriously thick hair. When combined with curled hair, you’ll have a mane that’s Instagram-worthy.

Step 1:

Prep the extensions and your hair using a heat protectant.

Step 2:

Before attaching the extensions, curl your hair using a hair straightener. Holding the straightener vertically, wrap your hair around the barrel and curl away from the face. Repeat this step, curling in the opposite direction.

Step 3:

Curl your extensions using the same method by holding the straightener horizontally and curling in opposite directions.

Step 4:

Using a comb, part your hair 1 cm from the ear horizontally. Then attach the extensions along the part and close to the crown, clipping them into place.

Step 5:

Using a comb or your fingers, gently separate the curls, blending the extensions and your natural hair together. Finish off by using hairspray to keep your locks in place.

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