Fall and winter weddings are on the horizon, and long, thick, gorgeous locks are the perfect look to complement the cooler weather. Taking a cue from the stars, hair extensions could be the quick fix to getting luscious hair in a short amount of time — just in time for that November wedding! I sat down with stylist Akira Yamane of Eiji Salon to get the big scoop on hair extensions.
How long does your hair have to be to get extensions?
Length should be at least shoulder length. If it’s too short, then the extensions will look more noticeable.
How long do extensions stay in?
Extensions last from anywhere from 3 to 4 months; longer if they're maintained well, such as blow drying them well, conditioning, and taking time to comb through them.
How long does it take to put in extensions?
It depends on the amount of extensions applied, but it usually takes five hours for a full head. A half head will be half the amount of time. You also need to have a pre-consultation at the salon so that they can order hair that is a color match.
Do you cut the extension on the head?
Yes, we cut length and bulkiness of the ends around the face line, depending on the angles already applied to the haircut before the application of the extensions.
Any tips for brides considering extensions?
Extensions are great to add length and fullness to the style. Also, they can give the illusion of highlights — we can add lighter or darker pieces to create the look without the commitment.
I'm convinced; extensions are a simple, quick fix to full, gorgeous big-day hair. For more information, please check out eiji-newyork.com.