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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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Festive Party Hair Inspiration

It’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas hair and beauty looks. We’re sure you’ll agree that part of the excitement of this time of year is the build-up to the big day itself! So with that in mind, here at Additional Lengths, we’re thinking about how upcoming festive parties and events are the perfect opportunities to showcase a brand new hairstyle or change up your hair colour.

Let’s explore our favourite Christmas party hairstyles and festive hair looks to get you in the mood for the merry season! Whether you’ve got parties booked in or cosy date nights planned, we’ll have something for you in this collection of hair ideas.

Vintage Inspired Waves

The long bob has without a doubt become the haircut of 2018, and with this in mind, why not spruce up your lob with a different parting and the addition of some glamorous waves for your Christmas party hairstyle? Vintage curls are perfect for the party season if you normally wear straight hair everyday and fancy a glamorous change for a festive work party or evening dinner with friends.

To create glossy waves like Lily Collins above, use the Cloud Nine Original Wand for beautiful results. Wrap sections of the hair around the sleek barrel, all in the same direction for a uniform look, and hold for a few seconds before letting go. Allow the curl to cool before spritzing with hairspray and running fingers through the hair to loosen up the curl so that it becomes a structured wave.

Bold Braids

Another trend that we have embraced with open arms this year has been pretty plaits and bold braids. If you’re looking for party hair ideas that will keep your hair away from your face, a French braid or two may just be the hairstyle for you.

 

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We love the look of a volumized braid from the crown of the head flowing into a chic bun at the nape of the neck for something a little different. This sophisticated winter hair look would be ideal for a Christmas meal with colleagues where you want to look polished but effortless.

Accessorize with Diamantes

No party hair look is complete without a dazzling accessory this year. Taking inspiration straight from the catwalk, retro hair barrettes and clips are being brought right back up to date with a diamante and tortoiseshell finish. Not only do they act as a way to keep hair off your face or hide a grown out fringe, but they also offer a decorative element to your overall look.

 

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Jazz up a side parting with a Christmas inspired hair accessory, or keep it classic with a diamante hair barrette slide as an easy way to add some sparkle to your party outfit.

Go Festive Red

Candy canes, holly bushes, Santa’s outfit – everything that signifies the festive period involves a touch of the colour red, so why not embrace it and go for a red hair colour this season? Even if your style is more caramel or gingerbread, there are so many beautiful hues on the red spectrum that you can opt for a rich auburn or deep chestnut as a way to ease yourself into a new hair colour.

 

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Turn into a redhead this party season and add some luxury to your hairstyle with Remi Cachet human hair extensions. You can add length and thickness to your hair with the Remi Cachet Elegance Injection Tape® Hair Extensions available in an array of stunning red tones, including cherry red, plum red, light and dark auburn, all of which result in a gorgeous look.

Our party hair ideas offer a whole host of options for you to completely change your hair for the festive season, or simply update your look for a special occasion. Explore the permanent and semi-permanent hair solutions we stock here at Additional Lengths, and view our range of heated hair tools to find the right styler to help you get ready for Christmas events in no time!

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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!

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3 Spooky Halloween Hair & Make Up Ideas

That spooky time of year is slowly crawling toward us again so it’s time to start thinking about how to make a statement this Halloween with your hair and makeup. Whether you want to go all out with special effects gore and guts, or if you prefer a scary but cute vibe, there are so many hair and makeup products on the market to help you achieve the perfect Halloween costume. At Additional Lengths we’re gearing up for Halloween by revisiting old classic costumes and considering ways to bring them up to date. Read ahead for our top three Halloween hair and makeup ideas to get your creative mind ticking!

Skeleton Girl

An oldie-but-goodie has to be the traditional Skeleton Halloween costume. We all have one, so that’s a great start! The art of creating skeleton makeup is to see it as face painting; using existing outlines and contours of the face to create black shadows and a white skull shape. It’s all in the detail, so spend time focusing on the mouth area where you’ll see the bare teeth, which will have real creepy impact!

For the most detailed skeleton makeup tutorial we’ve seen, check out the video below from makeup artist Giulianna Maria.

When it comes to styling your Halloween hair, take spooky skeletal inspiration from Lady Gaga by opting for a really high ponytail with long luscious lengths. A clip in ponytail will add instant length to your hair, building the look even further. The clip in ponytail is easy to attach to the hair and comfortable to wear for a Halloween party! Opt for the same or similar shade to your own hair colour, or alternatively, select a contrasting colour to add to your crazy skeleton look. Dress in a black trouser suit with a white shirt and a bow tie to completely imitate the ‘Born This Way’ video image, or find a skeleton-style onesie from a costume shop to suit your preferences.

Vampire Goddess

For horror with a touch of glam this Halloween, a vampire goddess is the perfect character to play dress up with. The Halloween makeup for a vampire sticks to the general rule of pale skin, dark eyes and even darker lips. Extra points for the addition of pointed fangs and fake blood dripping from the side of your mouth! Get a truly undead look by also adding contact lenses and the appearance of faint veins on the face around the eyes. Swap black lipstick for a plum-coloured matte liquid lipstick and add fake eyelashes to enhance your vampire eyes.

Follow a vampire makeup tutorial from Leyla to get a Halloween makeup look you can take from house party to the dancefloor.

As the vampire goddess character suggests, everything about this look is ultra feminine and sultry; how else are you supposed to attract your food? When dressing as a vampire for Halloween, think Morticia Addams. Clothing should encompass lace or sheer fabric in dark red or black for that sensual gothic attire; a dress with long bell sleeves with a plunging neckline is a great silhouette here. To create beautiful vampiress hair, why not opt for Remi Cachet clip in hair extensions? With the stunning clip in human hair extensions you can get excellent length and luxurious hair by backcombing your hair at the crown and simply clipping in the separate wefts before blending with your own hair. Style the Remi Cachet Deluxe clip in extensions into a centre parting and use straighteners to get those smooth Morticia Addams-style locks. Dark haired ladies can add to the vampire Halloween hair look by creating a widows peak using a black or brown eyeliner.

Mystic Fortune Teller

Our final Halloween look is the mystic fortune teller which has become a popular choice in recent years. This isn’t necessarily a scary character to portray, but it’s a curious one all the same that fits in with the theme of the unusual and the eccentric! With this Halloween makeup look, play with metallic eyeshadow, dark toned ombre-style lipstick and plenty of shimmery highlighter for an ‘out of this world’ look.

Check out how Taylor Bee creates her own take on the fabulous fortune teller Halloween makeup.

Once you’ve got the hypnotic eye makeup and shimmer looking perfect for your fortune teller Halloween makeup look, dress up appropriately with a long skirt and a bardot top. Plenty of accessories is where this costume will really come alive; think lots of gold bangles, layered necklaces and hoop earrings. Coin hair accessories, such as a chain positioned across the forehead, is the perfect finishing touch. This is another Halloween hair look that requires volume for a bigger impact, so consider the reliable tape hair extensions from Remi Cachet to deliver a semi permanent hair enhancing solution. Incorporate mini braids into the hair for a bohemian hairstyle suited to any good spooky fortune teller.

No matter what looks you intend to serve up for Halloween 2018, we hope that our Halloween hair and makeup ideas have inspired you and shown how we can help with your quest for the best costume. Browse our collections of human hair extensions and hair accessories today to see the full selection of products we offer.

Hair Tips Summer Trends

Top 5 Braid and Plait Ideas

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It’s that time of year again where we are taking the chance to show off our hair and spend extra time getting creative with it! Summer is the best season to show off your favourite hairstyles and braids. From festivals, to weddings, there’s a hairstyle for every occasion. Plaits are great for all hair types and lengths and offer something different to any other hair style and they can be as easy or as difficult as you make it!

Here at Additional Lengths, we’ve put together our top five list of easy braided hairstyles to keep you cool this summer, whether you plan to camp out beside a pool somewhere exotic, or simply have many trips to the park with friends in mind!

Scalp plaits with a twist

Scalp plaits are an easy way to get your hair out of your face, but the intricacy of the look gives the impression that you’ve made a lot of effort! Ordinary scalp plaits can be fun but, why not try something different and join the two plaits together or create multiple plaits? This adds something a little different than just having two normal plaits, creating a more interesting, unique look. You can either curl the ends or be more alternative and tie them up. Scalp plaits, or French braids, are the perfect summer hairstyle.

Plaits with space buns

If you’re heading to a festival this year, why not spice your plaits up and add some space buns? Plain scalp plaits are the ultimate festival look due to the fact that they can hide dirty hair easily, yet still look well put together. Adding space buns into the mix creates a more edgy look, and it keeps your hair up and out of your way! Space buns are easy to do and maintain for the entire day and night, and can be created by using two hair bobbles, a few hair grips and hairspray to secure. Add some glitter to spice up your scalp and you’re good for the day!

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Wedding look

Been invited to a wedding or a special event this summer? For a classic, elegant look, go for a braided updo. This kind of hairstyle is perfect for any formal occasion as they keep the hair off your neck and shoulders in a sophisticated updo. From weddings to christenings, proms to graduations, a braided updo is the easiest way to look elegant. Michelle Keegan sported an elegant braided bun updo at this year’s BAFTA awards by having a chic bun turned into a teased braid, backcombed at the crown and finished off with feminine tendrils of hair framing her face.

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Another way to incorporate braids into your more formal updo for the perfect bridal hairstyle is to add a scalp plait which leads into a bun, creating a beautifully textured hair look that shows off all of the multiple tones of the hair colour perfectly!

Half up half down

Scalp plaits are all in this summer! But if you aren’t feeling whole plait thing, why not go for a toned down, half up, half down plaited hairstyle? This style is a lot more relaxed than a full head of plaits, and allows you to have a lot more freedom with what you what to do with the ends of your hair. Straighten them or use a Cloud Nine Curling Wand to add waves and texture to the ends of your hair for extra dimension to your summer hairstyle. If you don’t fancy a scalp plait, be different and go for an alternative fishtail braid.

The braided headband

Dare to be different and try a braided headband this summer! A braided headband offers something a little different to any ordinary braid, as it can look as smart or as casual as you want it to. You can wear it in alternative ways, to complete your chosen look. Try adding a Moroccan Oil texturising spray on hair that hasn’t been washed for a day or so, to ensure the texture is there for more staying power when creating this as a casual hairstyle. Plait the hair from one side of the head to the other, using as little or as much hair as you’d like depending on the thickness of the braid you desire. This summer hairstyle can be great for keeping your fringe off your forehead!

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If you love braids and plaits and you’re exploring the possibility of trying out a new kind of look this summer, then Additional Lengths have got you covered with the best hairstyles that feature this popular look.

Hair Tips Trends

Changing Your Look With Hair Extensions

For those considering investing in pre bonded hair extensions or a set of clip in hair extensions, take a look at the ways that you can change your look with extensions to really transform your hair. Whether you’re a hair extensions fan already or someone who is curious to see what they can do for your hair, at Additional Lengths we have some fabulous products which will make your decision easy!

From short to long

Depending on the length of your natural hair, you can begin a rather extreme transformation by having hair extensions installed into short haircuts for beautiful long locks. The Remi Cachet hair extensions are perfect for getting those luxurious waves or silky straight tresses you might long for if you’ve had a shorter haircut for a while. There’s no need to wait for your hair to grow out to enjoy longer hair! Our range of Remi Cachet human hair extensions are gorgeous, with so many natural shades to choose from and colour match with. Ladies with short hair can have pre bonded extensions attached (there should be a minimum length of a few inches to allow the bonds to have a secure hold on the hair) as a way to grow out their cropped hairstyle.

For something that requires a little less commitment, clip in hair extensions can be a short haired girl’s best friend when it comes to changing up hairstyles for a special occasion.

Experiment with ombré or root stretch

Sometimes we spot a particular celebrity hairstyle in a magazine or on Instagram and wonder if we’d be able to rock the same look, before ending the daydream and moving on. But the beauty of hair extensions, and in particular clip in hair extensions, you’re free to embrace brand new looks. The popular ombré hair dye look, or root stretch, takes the hair from a darker shade into a gradual lighter shade toward the mid-lengths and ends. If you’ve been considering making the move with lightening the ends of your hair, then experimenting with clip in human hair extensions that already have that style dyed may be perfect for you!

Opt for special ombré hair extensions from the ombre, dip dye and root stretch collection from Remi Cachet that have a root colour in the same shade as your own colour for a more natural appearance before blending the hair together. From dark ash brown blending into natural ash blonde to a subtle change with darkest brown to medium chestnut brown, there’s a stunning blend of hair shades on offer available in the ombre hair look.

Boost the volume

Take inspiration from celebrities on the red carpet by utilising hair extensions for their volume boost. Those with thinning or natural thin hair can enjoy an injection of thickness and volume in their tresses by selecting high quality, clip-in human hair extensions which can be styled with heated hair tools to get luxuriously long waves.

To get the desired volume, we would recommend opting for clip in hair extensions with multiple pieces so that volume can be directed exactly where you needed. Secure your human hair extensions around the crown for a subtle lift at the roots and use a curling wand to create bouncy waves, blending the hair together as you go. You can even use clip in hair extensions to create a retro beehive look!

Trial a fringe

A great way to change your look with hair extensions is to test out a fringe. If you’re in two minds whether to go for the chop and get some bangs, then special clip in fringes can give you a preview of what type of fringe to go for. Select a clip in fringe in your hair colour and attach securely, before sweeping to the side for a sleek side fringe or styling it as a blunt fringe. Zero commitment and you don’t have to wait months for the hair to grow out – a clip in fringe can also be cut by a stylist to have it tweaked to suit your face shape.

If you’re venturing into the world of hair extensions, you’ll need some quality aftercare products to help keep them looking fabulous. The range of hair extensions aftercare products at Additional Lengths provides everything you need to keep extensions fresh and in good condition.

Hair Tips Trends

Easy Bridal Hairstyles

When it comes to wedding hair ideas, there’s an abundance of inspiration that can be taken from celebrities, bridal magazines and the many glamorous images online. For those brides-to-be this summer who are looking for bridal hair ideas, it can feel overwhelming with so much choice! You’ll no doubt want a bridal hairstyle that can withstand a ceremony and a night time reception, with minimal maintenance throughout the day, and yet perhaps be looking for something a bit different from your usual style.

At Additional Lengths, we understand that many brides will be wanting some simple yet beautiful hairstyle inspiration for their big day, so we’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite easy bridal hairstyles. Our wedding hair ideas range from chic looks that you can do yourself or with the help of a bridesmaid, or a bridal hairstyle look that you can ask your stylist to replicate. So read ahead for DIY wedding hairstyles and looks that you can rock on your big day!

Luxurious Waves

A simple wedding hairstyle has to be the classic wavy hair which can add a wonderful feminine touch to any wedding dress and veil ensemble. Waves are so easy to achieve yourself by using a good quality curling wand from Cloud Nine, which will create various sized curls and soft waves with a long lasting glossy finish. From short hair to long hair, you can create a kind of wave to the hair using a Cloud Nine curling wand to add extra dimension to your hair on your wedding day.

For thick, long hair that will last from the ceremony til after the honeymoon, why not consider some Remi Cachet weft hair extensions? With the human hair extensions from Remi Cachet you can use heated tools on them to style them however you want, so you’re free to explore the luxurious waves look as a simple bridal hairstyle.

Classic Updo

For the ladies searching for wedding hair ideas that involves keeping the hair up and off the face and neck, there’s plenty of hairstyles that brides can opt for. Many brides choose the classic bun or beehive look for their wedding day hair, and with some additional hair accessories these styles can be easily achieved with minimal effort. We love the gorgeous bridal up do by stylist Nicola Orlando with additional embellishments!

To create the perfect large bun, we would recommend using a bun ring which you can wrap your hair around for a smooth, perfectly shaped bun that can be placed neatly at the back of the head for a sophisticated finish. You can choose a bun ring which is the same colour as your own hair to ensure a subtle look, and secure the hair with hair grips and a generous spritz of firm hold hairspray such as the Moroccan Oil Strong Hold Hairspray.

Feminine Braids & Twists

After your hair is bouncing with waves, you now have a great base for building upon the hairstyle as the volume is now already there! We love the look of traditional braids or twists taken from the front sections of hair and brought to the back of the head and secured, with the bottom section of the hair left wavy. This simple bridal hairstyle is so pretty and can be made as unique as you like, with straight, curly, wavy hair of all lengths.

Fuse two styles together by trying out a plaited updo which involves a French braid taken from the top or crown of the head into a full braid and then the lengths tucked underneath at the nape of the neck. You could do different braid styles including fishtail to create more interest and to make it look like a more complicated hairstyle than it actually is. This is a wonderful bridal hairstyle for those with fine hair or long hair looking for a flattering wedding updo.

Bridal Hair Accessories

The traditional veil will always take centre-stage when it comes to bridal hair accessories, but there are other finishing touches that can be made to add to your wedding hair. As seen on many catwalks this fashion season, the hair barrette has recently made a comeback due to its ability to add extra detail to the hair without interfering with the hairstyle itself. A bridal barrette should fit in with the wedding theme, whether it’s diamante encrusted or a matching metal with your bridal jewellery. One barrette on a side parting or two pinned at the side of the head on either side of a parting is a wonderful way to add a bridal hair accessory for summer. We love the statement bridal hair accessory added by stylist Tracey Roche to a shorter hairstyle.

If you’re a summer bride looking for hair inspiration, we’ll have the right tools to help you get your dream wedding hair! From beautifully luxurious human hair extensions and styling tools to easy bridal hairstyles with clip in hair pieces, choose Additional Lengths for your big day.

Summer Trends

2018 Festival Hair & Make Up Ideas

Festivals are the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and try new hair and makeup looks in the name of embracing creativity and experimentation outside of your usual hair and beauty routine. Whether you’re planning on dancing in the DJ tent until the early hours, or sipping a cold pint whilst listening to your favourite band on the main stage, get to know our favourite festival hair and makeup ideas and try them out for yourself!

Long gone are the days of ditching the makeup and tying your unwashed hair up in a bun for the long weekend (although that is perfectly fine too!) – festival hair and makeup are all about pushing the boundaries. Go as daring as you like with our Additional Lengths festival hair trends and playful makeup ideas.

Get Nostalgic With Space Buns

A hairstyle that really does have a place in festival hair trends year after year has to be the classic set of space buns. With the playful look of space buns that give us serious Spice Girls nostalgia, it’s a festival hairstyle that can be worn on any day and has some great variations that you can try. Whether you want to rock a half head of space buns with two buns and the rest of the hair left down, or you’re looking to keep your hair up completely with the buns taking all of your hair, we love the look of this classic festival hairstyle! Check out beauty blogger Anna Zeller and her fabulous Coachella hairstyles.

As one of the most easy festival hair ideas, to create your space buns simply part the hair in two sections and apply some Moroccan Oil dry shampoo to add extra texture and hold. Next, take one side of the hair and secure in a high ponytail, then twist the hair before wrapping it around the hair bobble on top of your head to create a bun. Secure with a hair tie or hair grips before doing the same on the other side. This technique can also be used to create smaller buns with half of the hair, leaving the rest of the hair down, which is a great way to add more impact with your festival hairstyle by using clip in hair extensions!

Party Braids

A braided hairstyle for a festival can be as easy or complex as you’d like, depending on time and skill. French braids are a fabulous idea for the second or third day of the festival when your hair isn’t freshly washed and has more texture. This type of braid can look great all most hair lengths. A French braid starts from the top of the scalp, in either two or one plaits, and continues down to the nape of the neck. It may be worthwhile asking a camp mate to do this for you!

Pack some hair grips and a travel sized hairspray in your backpack for this next one – ultra cute milkmaid braids. This bohemian style look can be the perfect way to keep mid-length hair off your neck and face, whilst giving the hair extra dimension with the crossed over plaits. To get milkmaid braids, simply create two loose plaits at either side of your head, and take one at a time, bringing them over to the other side of your head before securing with hair grips. Pull out any sections of fringe to frame the face for a softened finish.

Finally, the bonus of wearing braids is that when you take them out the next day you’ve got wonderfully crimped hair! Depending on your hair type and how tightly your hair was braided, you’ll have beautiful loose waves or bouncy waves that can be freshened up with a spritz of dry shampoo.

Glitter Makeup

Where better place to experiment with glitter makeup than at your favourite summer festival? You certainly won’t be alone in the experimental makeup department that’s for sure! Invest in some different sized glitter, from shiny specs of gold to larger shimmer stars, and bring along a pot of Vaseline as a way to adhere the glitter to your face. Apply Vaseline to wherever you’d like the glitter to stay put on your face – we suggest along the apples of the cheeks and brow bones as a playful highlighter. Take the glitter up into the hair by sprinkling in your hair parting for extra glam.

Festival makeup calls for lots of colour, and if there’s something you definitely need to have in your paired back festival makeup bag, it’s coloured eyeliner. A bright blue or purple hued eyeliner can look gorgeous on brown or hazel eye colours, whilst a shiny gold or copper will really make blue and green eyes pop. Take inspiration from the latest catwalk beauty trends by going for two coloured eyeliners that can be applied to the top and bottom lashes for a splash of colour to waken up your complexion.

So whether you’re partying it up on a campsite or treating yourself to the VIP area of a festival this summer, you can do it in style by trying out our easy festival hair and makeup looks. Browse our collections of hair pieces, clip in hair extensions and hair brushes to get ready for festival season 2018!

Summer Trends

Top 5 SS18 Holiday Hair Trends


We’ve been dreaming of summer for what feels like forever, and finally it’s approaching and we can focus on our summer wardrobe and upcoming holiday plans! Whether you’re hitting the beaches of tropical islands or planning a staycation this summer, keep your hair looking fabulous throughout the sunny weather with the top five holiday hair trends that we predict are going to be huge for summer 2018.

  1. Glitter hair

Starting off our favourite SS18 hair trends, we’re embracing the essential festival hair look – glitter! Glitter makeup has long been a staple in our summer party makeup bag; it offers a chance to get glammed up and create a unique, playful look that can translate well for nights out or all-day festivals. If you’re hitting a summer festival abroad this year, such as Primavera or Benicassim in Spain, make sure you pack extra glitter to add to your hair as a finishing touch before leaving the tent!

Explore the magic of glitter hair by adding it to some hair gel for extra longevity before adding it to a centre parting. We love the look of extra cute hair buns or fishtail braids, which not only keep your hair off your face in hot weather, but also adds an extra dimension to the hair so it provides more texture for the glitter to stick to. You could also experiment using glitter with stars in various colours to flatter your hair colour; a silver for a subtle look or a coloured glitter for a party vibe.

  1. Dare to get a fringe

Summer is the perfect time to take the plunge and get that fringe you’ve always been dreaming about! It was a big hair trend on the catwalks for designers such as Tom Ford and Fendi, with choppy, messy fringes framing the faces of their models. A light and feathery fringe is a lovely feminine hairstyle to try out for summer. Sweeping side fringes can can be a great introduction to the fringe if you’re unsure of the best length for your face shape.

A fringe can also be a good way to thin out the length of your hair if your thick hair becomes too warm in the summer. Not ready to commit to a fringe? Clip-in fringes can be the ideal solution for a temporary change, or a way to test if you’d suit a permanent fringe! We stock various clip-in fringe styles as part of our clip-in hair extensions department here at Additional Lengths that offers a natural looking faux fringe.

  1. Pump up the volume

Voluminous hair full of texture is another holiday hair trend that everyone can get on board with this year. From bouncy curls to roughed up waves, pack a punch with thick and voluminous tresses which can be worn down for an ‘I woke up like this’ look, or styled into a messy bun for a beach-ready hairstyle.

Use heated hair tools such as a curling wand to add that all important texture to the hair, and shake out with the fingers before using plenty of texturising spray to break up the curl definition. Perfect beach hair awaits!

  1. Retro is back

Not just reserved for our holiday hair trends list, but retro hair has seen a return on the catwalks and we’re excited for it to take over as a major popular hairstyle for 2018. Think a mid-length cut with rounded ends, blunt fringes, and bobs with deep side partings. Take hairstyle inspiration from the likes of Margot Robbie and Bella Hadid as your post girls for the retro hair look, and finish with a pair of cat eye sunglasses for extra cool points.

  1. Accessorise with barrettes and headbands

A cool hair accessory that fits in perfectly with the retro hairstyle vibe is something that suits all hair types and lengths: the barette. The Versace catwalk saw models donning the double barrette with a simple clip-on hair accessory either side of a centre parting for a sleek look that is ideal for summer nights out.

Holiday hair accessorising doesn’t come much more simpler than a quirky, silky hairband. A bright, tropical pattern can really invigorate any hair type or colour and can be worn with the hair down or up! Keeping the hair out of your face and adding a pop of colour, a hairband is the ultimate versatile hair accessory. Add a few hair bands to your suitcase for easy yet stylish holiday hair in seconds.

We hope that we’ve given you some holiday hair inspiration and summer hairstyle options to consider for your next hair move for the upcoming season change. If you’re keen to get those much loved beachy waves, take a look at our Remi Cachet hair extensions for beautiful long locks that you can play with this summer to create luxurious beachy waves.

Hair Tips

4 Romantic Hairstyles Ideas For Valentines Day

Here at Additional Lengths we’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day the best way we can, by focusing on our most favourite romantic hairstyles.

Whatever your usual style, whether you want to shake it up completely for the day of love, or wish to remain true to your roots (ahem!), let’s chat about our top 3 romantic hairstyle ideas for Valentine’s Day that are simple to replicate at home. So if you plan on spending the day with your best girl friends, or are secretly hoping to be whisked away by your other half, there will be a hair look to suit your plans.

A classy chignon bun

This go-to hairstyle is perfect for a feminine, classic look that can be a sophisticated alternative to the much loved messy bun. A chignon bun can be created at any height on the head, from the back of the crown to the nape of the neck, and be as elaborate or simple as you like; it’s really up to you!

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So, how do you do a chignon bun? This hairstyle is so simple to accomplish on yourself, and requires a handful of bobby pins or hair pins and firm hold hairspray to keep the bun in place. Do this with unwashed or day old hair, as freshly washed hair may be too ‘slippy’.

  • Firstly, take a comb and part your hair down the middle, smoothing it behind your hairs and gathering at the nape of the neck using both hands, so a section of hair is in each hand.
  • Next, it’s time to twist the two hair sections together and start to coil the hair in a counterclockwise circle. It can help to use your index finger in the centre to hold the bun shape in place!
  • Using your bobby pins or hair pins, secure either side of the bun before gently pulling on the hair to loosen up the knot.
  • Finally, pin the hair around the bun to keep its shape and hold, and create as much volume as you like by using a tail comb end to pull outwards the hair in the bun. Finish with firm hold hairspray, et voila!

Add some shine to a chignon Valentine’s hairstyle by smoothing the hair with a serum or shine spray such as the Smooth & Finish Serum from GHD, which will also work to keep flyaways at bay.

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If a sleek, pulled back look simply isn’t your bag, just opt for a messy chignon bun with sections of hair pulled out of the bun to frame the face. Margot Robbie nailed this look with her loosely styled hair and wavy front sections, giving her the ideal hairstyle to show off a pair of drop earrings. Show off a special pair of statement earrings with this hairstyle like Margot and rock a red lip for an understated yet chic date night look for Valentine’s Day.

Sleek down ‘do

For those gals who are super low maintenance when it comes to their locks, but want to do something a little bit different for Valentine’s Day night, we recommend this on-trend evening hairstyle. Leaving your hair down, but combed straight back from your face and held in place with product, you’ve got a hairstyle straight from the catwalk! Also referred to as ‘the wet look’ this is an easy style that is also ideal for when your hair’s on it’s second or even third day.

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Taking hair pointers from Rihanna is always a good move, and we simply love the slicked back hairstyle on her as it shows off the whole face beautifully. To achieve this look without looking like you’ve borrowed your little brothers hair gel, the professionals advise you to use a leave-in conditioner to get the ‘wet’ slick look. Just be sure to keep the product to the roots and half way through the mid lengths to avoid looking like you’ve just taken a dip in a swimming pool!

Luxurious waves

This hairstyle doesn’t have to be saved for a special occasion as it looks fabulous every day of the week. No matter your hair length, you can achieve a full head of pretty waves for an ultra feminine hairstyle for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’d love some loose waves or more compact waves with plenty of volume, there will be some heated hair stylers out there to give you the desired wave. For extra length and volume, we recommend adding some clip-in hair extensions from Remi Cachet to give your hair a boost before using a curling wand such as one from our Cloud Nine range to create luxurious bouncy waves.

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Coming from a family of good hair, Khloe Kardashian nails the luxurious waves hair look like a queen. Opting for a side parting, you’ve got more volume to one side for an old style Hollywood feel to the look, and it’s a great move if you’ve got stretched roots or balayage in your hair as it shows the depths of the tones in your hair. This hairstyle can be created for a seamless day to night look on Valentine’s Day for a truly versatile hairstyle option.

Fairytale braids

For a whimsical, uber feminine Valentine’s Day hairstyle, we adore braids as a way to introduce more texture and dimension to your hair. Again, this can be done with practically all hair lengths and types, making it a great option for everyone! If you’ve got plenty of time, plaits can even be combined with the above hairstyles; double braids taken from either side of the hair brought together over wavy hair, or smaller plaits leading to a chignon, can all work wonderfully well.


A perfect example of how to do Valentine’s Day hair on shorter hair can be taken from model Ashley James who rocks a loose side braid taken from her temple back towards the crown. Loose braids or fishtail plaits are a fashionable alternative to the traditional schoolgirl braids for a more grown up look. Add a texturising spray or a dry shampoo to your hair before braiding to ensure more grip and hold for the hair and secure with a bobby pin.

There you have our favourite four Valentine’s Day hairstyles, all relatively easy to replicate and suitable for all hair types and lengths. Tag us in your Valentine’s Day looks via the Additional Lengths Instagram so we can see your beautiful romantic hair creations!

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