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The Best Celebrity Hairstyle Highlights From 2018

Celebrity hairstyles never fail to give us hair envy and inspiration. Whether its a much-loved singer going for the chop for a new look, or a socialite rocking a brand new hair colour – celebs are often first in line when it comes to hair trends. There are plenty of celebrity hair highlights that are included in our 2018 hair inspiration list, so let’s take a look at some of our favourites which are bound to remain popular going into the New Year.

Bella Hadid – 60’s Fringe

It may be a clip-in fringe for a temporary transformation for a modelling campaign, but model of the moment Bella Hadid knows how to rock the feminine fringe. A lightly feathered fringe that comes just below the eyebrows is a flattering, face-framing fringe type that works well with any hair length. Bella Hadid had her fringe layered down the side of her face for a soft finish that looks fabulous with her hair pulled into a high ponytail with a bit of height at the crown for that classic 1960’s vibe.

 

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Take a leap from this supermodel hair trend and cut in a feathered fringe for 2019, or opt for a sleek clip-in fringe for an instant change of look without the commitment!

Beyonce – Honey Highlights

Is there anyone in the celebrity world more glam than Queen Bey? Pulling off her iconic quiet sophistication, this year Beyonce lightened up the ends of her locks by opting for extra luxe human hair extensions with a soft honey balayage.

 

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If you’re currently tired of working with short to mid-length hair, or would love that added va-va-voom to your hair like Beyonce, explore the Remi Cachet ombre, dip dye & root stretch human hair extensions collection. We offer full and half weft hair extensions, tape and clip in hair extensions so you can commit to the luxe hair life, or opt for clip-ins for a temporary update.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock – Green Braids

We love a girl who expresses her fun personality by experimenting with her hair, and Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock really mixed it up this year with her recent vibrant green braids. From the stunning green hue, super long length and unravelled ends, this is a look only a strong woman can pull off – and Leigh-Anne sure knows how to work it!

 

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Kim Kardashian – Platinum Luxury

Queen of the long dark hair Kim Kardashian took us all by surprise this year by undergoing a glamorous hair transformation by going platinum blonde. Not only did she shock with a new hair colour, but the savvy business woman also took the plunge by chopping her hair into a long bob.

 

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If you’re considering a drastic colour change for 2019, why not test the water by trying out a wig in the colour you’re thinking of going with? No commitment, no damage to the hair and you can switch up your hairstyle in seconds! Our wigs and hair pieces range at Additional Lengths offers a whole host of options.

Selena Gomez – Nirvana Blonde

Another celebrity to adopt platinum-style locks in 2018 was superstar singer Selena Gomez. Transitioning from a dark chocolate brown shade to a nostalgic ‘Nirvana blonde’ with ash based undertones, the lighter colour really complimented Selena’s skin tone.

 

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Which celebrity hairstyle from our hair highlights will you be emulating in 2019? If you’re looking for a New Year transformation then take a look at the Remi Cachet human hair extensions for a boost in volume and luxurious length.

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The Short Hair Trend

Short hair is beautiful. There are many variations of shorter hair that helps to frame the face and enhance features – simply put, it looks great on so many people. With the latest designers sending their models onto the catwalk with faux bobs, it’s an upcoming hair trend that is about to be everywhere. Let’s take a look at the popular winter hair trend and discover how to get the perfect cut for you to help get the most out of your lovely locks, no matter your hair type.

As we’re a leading hair extensions supplier, it wouldn’t be an Additional Lengths hair trends post without some styling tips using hair extensions. If you’re looking for ways to update your short hair or wanting a temporary transformation to add length, read ahead to see how we can help you!

The cut

Whether we’re talking a simple trim to tidy up your already short hair, or taking multiple inches off the lengths for a whole new haircut, getting the cut right is important. So, if you’re thinking about making the leap, how can you tell if short hair will suit you?

Things to consider if you’re thinking of going for the chop include:

  • Face shape
  • Hair type
  • Fringe style
  • Layers

As with any haircut, a good hairstylist will take your face shape into consideration when they are planning how to do your cut. A long face should avoid a cut that will add height, such as a pixie cut, so a chin-length bob or a longer bob that sits above the shoulders will suit this face type best. A bob will exaggerate the roundness of the face, so opt for a longer bob if you have a round face for a more flattering haircut. Those with a heart-shape or oval face shape can easily rock the pixie cut and style out any length of hair.

A sweeping fringe or a blunt fringe with a bob both look stunning and will suit a range of different face shapes. A fringe with short hair just finishes the hairstyle off perfectly and is definitely worth considering.

Finally, layers will add texture to your hair cut but the way it looks will depend on your hair type. Ladies with curly hair should ideally stick with a one-length cut to help the hair sit better, but those with straight or wavy hair can work the layered look well.

How to style short hair

When it comes to styling short hair, there is a hairstyle suitable for every hair type and length. Play around with different partings and use heated stylers from Cloud Nine to straighten the hair or create glamorous waves. To keep the hair off your face, take the top section of hair and tie it up into a bobble for a cute short hair version of the top knot.

If your bob is looking a little lacklustre and flat, we recommend using a dry shampoo or a texturising spray to add some texture and volume at the roots. Using a brush to gently create volume at the crown by backcombing at the root with a hairbrush can also bring your hair to life. Alternatively, tame flyaways and create a sleek, sophisticated bob with hair serum or shine spray which will calm down any frizziness.

Hair extensions for short hair

Understandably, there are times where we will long for a brand new look to freshen up our appearance, and a shorter haircut can really provide that transformation. But whether you’re a committed short hair gal or new to the hairstyle, there are hair extension options which can act as a way to change your look completely – for just one night or for months at a time.

 

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We stock an array of fabulous hair extensions for short hair at Additional Lengths, such as the range of Remi Cachet Clip In Deluxe hair extensions which can be securely attached to the hair in separate pieces. The multiple pieces of the clip in hair extensions are designed in different sizes to ensure that you can blend your own hair with the extensions effortlessly. Clip in hair extensions are a great way to mix up your short hair with extra length for a special occasion or to try out a new ombre style.

 

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To add volume to a shorter hair cut, we sell 12” length hair extensions which work well to give your natural hair a boost. The addition of shorter length extensions can actually improve the look of your own hair and hold hairstyling better, such as waves and curls. A good set of human hair extensions can also be a wonderful way to help with the awkward growing out stage of short hair, bridging the gap between a short cut and longer lengths.

Get ready for the short hair trend this winter by considering which cut will suit you best and how to make this style work for you before getting the chop, and just know that we’ll always be here with our luxury human hair extensions to change up your look!

Hair Tips

How To Make Curls Last Longer

There are many great mysteries in life and we’re sure that you’ll agree that keeping a good set of curls in all day is certainly one of them! You can walk out of the house on a morning with beautiful, perfectly formed curls or waves, only to meet midday with flat, lifeless hair. Dropped curls or frizzy curls can really ruin a girls day! However, there are steps that can be taken in order to save your favourite hairstyle. Today at Additional Lengths, we want to share with you our hair magic tips on how to get curls to last longer, and how to get them looking even better!

Whether you have naturally curly, textured hair, or straight and fine hair, the perfect curls can be achieved through following our helpful hair tips.

How to prepare the hair for curling

Just like with our makeup routine, the trick to ensuring our hairstyles stay in all day is to prepare and prime the hair first. Wash your hair with your usual shampoo, but go lightly with the conditioner as the conditioner product is designed to make hair smooth and can be too slippery for our curling needs. It’s also at the point in the process that you can let your natural hair texture work in your favour! If you normally straighten your thick, wavy hair, let it be natural as the texture can add to the curls.

Hair products to use before beginning to curl the hair can include applying hair mousse to towel dried hair which will bring a bouncy, soft touch to your finished curls, and even dry shampoo that can be used to add further texture to the hair. It’s also a good idea to spray a light spritz of heat protectant spray over the hair if you plan on using heat to curl your hair.

What do you use to curl hair?

The secret behind perfect curls and waves really begins with what tools you’re using to style the hair. A superstar hairstylist is only as good as her tools afterall! So, where do you start to look for the perfect heated hair styling tool?

An exceptional brand that offers premium quality heated hair tools and that we stock at Additional Lengths is Cloud Nine. Gaining popularity among the hair industry, it’s easy to see why many professional hairstylists love using Cloud Nine hair tools. Our range of Cloud Nine curling wands are just what you need to get various sized curls in your hair in no time. The Original Wand offers a tapered and super smooth barrel which allows you to create tight curls to tousled waves depending on your desired end result. The Cloud Nine Curling Wand is ideal for thicker hair as it has the same shaped barrel for the full length of the wand and can create smooth, glosser curls and waves. Simply section the hair and wrap each section hair around the barrel, holding for no longer than 6 seconds before carefully unravelling. With a smooth, mineral infused, coated barrel, the Cloud Nine curling wands are designed for kinder styling and lasting results.

Another well known brand who is celebrated for creating stunning hair looks is the classic GHD and their collection of heated hair tools. Not only can you get some fancy waves with their GHD straighteners, but their specialised range of wave wands and curling tongs are ideal for all kinds of hair types. Utilising tri-zone® technology, their ceramic coated curling tongs guarantees the right curling temperature of 185°C and will give volume at the root and tumbling curls or waves throughout the mid lengths. The GHD curling wands are great for locking in that curl. Pinning curls can also help to keep the style – pin the curl after styling the section of hair by letting it coil against your head and pinning in place until it’s cool.

For those who wish to stay away from using heat on their hair, then that’s no problem either! There are several ways to curl hair without heat to save it from potential heat damage and further dryness. Try foam curl rollers which can be used to roll the hair around in sections and slept on, or if you’ve like soft curls which are more on the wavy side, simply plait your hair before bed and shake them out in the morning. We’ve even seen online tutorials of creative ladies using socks to roll their hair in to get gorgeous curls – whatever works best for you and your hair!

Adding a finishing touch

We’ve all experienced the inconvenience of a dropped curl; whether it’s due to unfortunate weather or simply because our stubborn hair decides to release it’s curl. The key to keeping your curls is to add a final hair product or two as a finishing touch. Once the curls have been done with a curling wand or your preferred method, simply run your fingers through the hair to soften and blend the curls before using a firm hold hairspray and lightly misting all over the hair. A texturising spray can also be used if you’re after ‘imperfect’ curls that look more lived in, or a product designed to define curls, such as the Moroccan Oil Intense Curl Cream.

So when it comes to ways to get the perfect curls, there are several actions you can undertake to ensure your hair looks fabulous with bouncy curls all day long. Using a good quality hair product before hand will prep the hair, before using a curling wand to carefully curl the hair using heat, and finishing with a firm hold hairspray to keep the style in place. We hope that our tips from Additional Lengths have given you some curling inspiration with our heated styling tools and hair product options!

Trends

2018 Hair Colour Trend Alert: Ultraviolet

Colouring our hair is a great way to express ourselves to the world, and if you’re feeling ready for a change or a temporary pop of colour in 2018, then explore the latest hair colour trend for a fashionable update – ultraviolet. We’ve heard of unexpected purple hair on bleached blondes when they’ve used a touch too much of purple toner shampoo, but why not try out the mystical colour intentionally? As Pantone have announced ‘Ultra Violet’ as their official Colour Of The Year 2018, we’re getting ready to embrace a whole new world of the visionary colour.

There many ways to incorporate this purple hair trend into your current look, including lightening the hair (if you’re a brunette) before diving in with a purple hair dye, adding coloured hair extensions or opting for semi permanent hair colouring products. A bright, rich colour such as purple has the tendency to fade quickly, so if you’re opting for the permanent dye, take into consideration the upkeep!

50 shades of purple

There’s a whole spectrum of the colour purple, and it can take a moment to figure out which shade you’re keen in trusting with your hair. From the aforementioned darker violet, to a sweet lavender, take into consideration your skin tone and hair type when deciding a shade of purple. While previously it’s been all about those lilac and pastel shades, this year we’ll be seeing darker purple hues come to the forefront of hair dying.

‘Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.’ – Pantone

An inspiring dark purple hair trend can be all you need to push the boundaries and get you out of that hair colour rut! You can also work in several shades of purple for a multi tonal finish, or stick to one hue and add it in one section for a subtle addition. If you have light coloured remy clip-in hair extensions and you’ve recently dyed your hair purple, then you can use a purple dye on the hair extensions to ensure that you match!

So, how bold would you dare to go?

How to get purple hair without using dye

Sometimes a special occasion will motivate us to consider something completely new with our regular style, but often times, we want it be a temporary thing. There are several non-permanent ways to add purple to your hair, and at Additional Lengths, we have a few products that may help you achieve those rich velvety purple hues!

Those with light coloured hair or with highlights could adopt the purple hair colour trend with the use of a wash in/wash out product such as the Color Rub in Pyro Purple from Hair Flairs. Kind to the hair, a coloured chalk can be rubbed directly onto the hair from root to tip in sections for a fun pop of colour for a party, then can be easily washed out with no colour residue remaining. Purple hair chalk can be just what you need to get the shade onto your hair in no time, with minimal commitment.

Get a flash of colour in your fringe or under section of hair with the Flip-In Hair colour flash clip-in extensions which are made using real human hair for extra quality. All bold shades are catered for with their range of colourful clip in hair extensions which can be used for a subtle or bold addition of colour, no matter your own hair colour. Choose the purple clip in and secure to your natural hair easily to enjoy a few hours of vibrant colour before removing at the end of the day!

Our last suggestion of a temporary way to add violet to your hair comes from our very own Additional Lengths collection of feather hair extensions. This type of hair extension is a playful way to introduce extra intrigue and dimension to your own hair, and the purple feathers combined with plain and grizzly feathers are ideal for a night out! This kind of extension product can be attached using micro or silicone rings, and can even be added to the hair securely with normal hair extension clips for an easy to remove fit.

Here at Additional Lengths, we are big fans of this latest hair colour trend and can’t wait to see more customers embrace the ultra violet shade. From a full head of permanent purple hair dye for a unique look, to temporary pops of colour using non-permanent products, we’re sure that you’ll fall in love with this popular hair colour this year.

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The Best Celebrity Hair Looks From 2017

The omnipresence of the celebrity world means that we are all influenced by our favourite celebs in some way, and more often than not, it’s their envious hair and beauty that gets us talking. With makeup gurus and professional stylists at their daily disposal, celebrity hair and makeup for the red carpet or other promotional events are always on point. If you’ve ever taken a picture of a celebrity into a hair salon with hopes of having the same hairstyle (who hasn’t?), then this Additional Lengths list of the best celebrity hair looks from 2017 is for you.

We’re taking a look at some of the most talked about celebrities of 2017 and focusing on their most beautiful external quality – their hair!

Kylie Jenner

We’re sure that you’ll agree with us when we say that Kylie is queen of changing up her hair looks, and 2017 has been full of amazing hairstyles and colours. The makeup mastermind Kylie Jenner is no stranger to using wigs to switch up her hairstyles, going from her natural, dark long bob to long blonde tresses in the space of one day. Her ice blonde locks for Halloween was a key look, whilst her Kylie Jenner Cosmetics collaboration video with her older sister Khloe Kardashian saw her with stunning ash blonde long hair. However, her trademark look has got to be her beautifully dark brunette hair which she often accentuates with matching hair extensions for even more length and volume. Kylie even embraced the pastel hair colour trend in September by giving her own take on trend with a gorgeous rosé colour.

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Mirror the Kylie Jenner hairstyles by investing in a high quality human hair wig or hair on a wire product from our ranges here at Additional Lengths. Not only do they provide extra length at a moments notice, they also provide volume to lacklustre hair. Minimal commitment is required for our hair on a wire pieces – simply allow the halo of wire to fit over the head, adjust the wire to the shape of your head, and pull your own hair over the wire for a natural finish. Our Halo Hair Extensions come in various lengths and shades, so you can have Kylie Jenner hair in no time.

Ashley Graham

Flying the flag for the plus size modelling industry, American model Ashley Graham has had a great hair year. Racking up magazine covers at Vogue and Grazia, multiple fashion shows and designing her own line of beautiful lingerie, Ms Graham is inspirational in many aspects. Her go-to hairstyle that she adopts with her luxurious brunette locks is old Hollywood waves, parted at the side. Focusing on high shine, Ashley Graham’s hair looks healthy and full of life – exactly what we all hope for our own hair!

The famous model is also a fan of bohemian beachy waves that offer a low maintenance finish without compromising on the overall look. So, how do you do the perfect beachy waves? Luckily here at Additional Lengths we stock a great range of electric hair stylers to help you get those fresh off the beach loose waves. Use a Cloud Nine curling wand to create waves in the hair and let them drop naturally so the curl isn’t too tight. Muss up the hair with a texturising sea salt spray for Ashley Graham inspired hair.

Cara Delevingne

Not one to shy away from attention, this attention grabbing starlet shocked many fans with her drastic hair change in 2017. The Cara Delevingne hair crop saw her say goodbye to her infamous long dark blonde hair, and opt for a shaved head – a look that she totally pulled off effortlessly. In her 2017 Burberry campaign Cara displayed a punky bleached blonde cropped hair in a short pixie cut which showed off her signature dark brows perfectly. Our obsession with Cara Delevingne’s hair has really been taken up a step up this year, and has got to be one of our favourite celebrity hairstyles of 2017.

Ariana Grande

This superstar has really left her mark on this year, and her distinctive ponytail hairstyle is undeniably influenced 2017 hair trends. The Ariana Grande high ponytail is a classic look that she wears wonderfully, with her long thick hair tied up at the crown, and left straight or delicately curled for flattering flowing waves. Towards the end of the year, she treated her usually dark hair to a blonde transformation, though the darker locks will always be synonymous with her trademark hairstyle!

 

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Get your own Ariana Grande long ponytail by smoothing your hair upwards and securing with a hair tie, and taking a small section of hair to wrap around the ponytail at the base for extra texture. We recommend using a clip on ponytail to achieve the extreme length Ariana is famous for, and with the slight curl at the end, it will look super natural to boot. An easy celebrity hairstyle to emulate, and a great way to look on trend without much effort – perfect!

 

Which celebrity hairstyle from 2017 was your favourite? We love flicking through Instagram and finding our hairstyle crushes – check out the Additional Lengths blog post on 2018 hair trends to see what to expect for the coming year.

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Hair Trend Focus: SS16

Now that we’re into SS16, we’re seeing the latest hair trends hit the runways! This season, it’s all about embracing the natural texture that your hair has, experimental fringes and hair accessories that stun. Below are just a few of the biggest trends for spring and summer.

Accessorise!

In summer, one thing that’s a given is that you’ll have flowers in your hair – and they don’t have to be real. This season is loving hair accessories of all kinds, from charms and beads to head crowns and more. Embrace your individuality and choose options that suit you.

Beautiful plaits

Time to experiment with plaits again, whether that’s as an updo or a mix of up and down. Why not try adding a plait as a headband (you can buy them separately if your hair isn’t long enough) or creating a twisted updo?

Elegant Twists

Buns with a twist – in both the senses! Fashionistas and celebrities have been spotted sporting a bun that elegantly twists around, sometimes leaving the ends of the hair exposed. This takes us back to the 90’s and is a style that we’re loving. It’s great to see some putting a ‘messy’ spin on it too, and truly making the look their own.

Celebrate your individuality

One thing that we’ve noticed on the runways is the natural hair textures coming back into play. Forget the straighteners, curlers and wands; this season is rocking the au natural. Plus, it’ll save you a load of time getting ready in the morning!

Bangs are back

That’s right! Get one cut in or fake it with a clip-in, bangs are in for the season. Relive your youth and try a new style; it’s a new year after all!

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