How one can Apply Clip-In Hair Extensions, In accordance with a Stylist

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The author wearing clip-in extensions.

There is no denying the attract and glamour of lengthy, voluminous hair. Whereas fashionable cuts and kinds come and go together with the seasons, prolonged locks are a mainstay on the earth of hair tendencies. That being stated, all that hair comes with its personal set of issues and required care. What if I simply need to dabble in size and quantity for, say, an enormous night time out?

It is no secret: Almost all of our best-tressed celeb favorites have rocked extensions at one level or one other. However with out infinite funds and an expert by your aspect, extensions have lengthy felt unattainable and impracticable for the remainder of us. Enter clip-ins: pre-clipped strips of extensions that snap proper onto sections of your actual hair on the root to rework your look in a matter of mere minutes.

Clip-ins are the proper option to up your hair recreation; they supply severe versatility whereas being straightforward to make use of and reusable (a very good set of clip-ins can final years). Intrigued? So was I.

After a lot analysis and session, I received myself a set of Seamless Clip-Ins from Byrdie-approved model Hidden Crown. I known as up a professional—movie star hairstylist Laura Rugetti—and started working. Learn on for every part you want to find out about making use of clip-in hair extensions all by yourself.

 

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Assess Your Set

Crown Clip In Extensions
Hidden Crown Crown Clip-ins in Mild Ash Brown With Golden Highlights #5/24 $149.00

No two clip-in units are alike, so lay all of your items out earlier than you start and strategize the place they’ll go. In my case, I had 5 clip-ins in whole—two skinny ones, two wider clips, and one giant. Rugetti steered I take advantage of the 2 thinner items for the perimeters of my hair, the broader ones within the decrease again of my head, and the bigger one slightly below the crown of my head.

By the way in which, in the event you have been curious, my extensions have been in shade #5/24, which is described as gentle ash brown with golden highlights. Whereas they regarded a bit gentle within the packaging, you may see they mix in fairly seamlessly.

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Prep Hair

Brush via your hair and produce out your instruments. You’ll want:

  1. The extension items
  2. Hairspray
  3. A clip or two
  4. A mirror
  5. A rat tail comb

If in case you have one, a second mirror will be useful for working in the back of your head.

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Part Off Hair

The author's hair, sectioned off.
DANIELLE COHEN

Use the again finish of a rat tail comb to part off your hair in a line from the center of the ear all the way in which again to the center of the skull. It’s essential to maintain the road as straight as attainable, so an additional mirror can actually turn out to be useful right here. Clip up the above part to separate it from the remainder of the hair and repeat on the opposite aspect. You can too clip the under sections apart to maintain issues clear and easy.

For faster, simpler outcomes, Rugetti suggests putting a finger behind the center of the ear on both aspect of the pinnacle and tracing alongside the scalp in a straight line till the 2 fingers meet. Separate the hair above the fingers and safe it with a clip.

 

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Apply Mid-Sized Clip-In

The mid-size clip in, applied to the author's hair.
DANIELLE COHEN

Maintain one of many mid-sized extension items as much as the half you simply created to determine the place it ought to go. It needs to be centered with out overlapping the ears. Brush via the under part in that space after which tease on the root to assist maintain the extensions steady. Flippantly spray the teased space with hairspray.

Ensure all clips on the extension are open. Spray a bit of little bit of hairspray on every open clip. Then, holding the extension piece on both finish, convey it in the direction of the again of your head and really feel round for the half you made earlier than. Dig in and fix the center clip first. As soon as it’s safe, convey your fingers again to the ends of the piece and pull it taut earlier than scooping the 2 outer clips into the perimeters of the part and shutting the clips.

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Re-Part and Prep Hair for Second Clip-In

The author's parted hair, ready for more clip-ins.
DANIELLE COHEN

Resection your hair about two inches above the clip-in piece. This needs to be roughly across the space of the tip of your ears and your temples. You will need to make as straight a line as attainable and to ensure the primary extension is totally coated by a layer of hair.

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Apply Second Mid-Sized Clip-In

Another set of mid-size clip-ins applied.
DANIELLE COHEN

Taking your second mid-sized clip-in, maintain it as much as your new half to search out the very best placement. Once more, you need it centered with out overlapping the ears. Brush via the part, tease on the root, and evenly spray with hairspray.

With all clips on the extension open, spray each earlier than making use of. Like earlier than, you need to convey the extension to the again of your head, holding the extension on both finish. When you’ve discovered the optimum placement (these clips shouldn’t overlap with the earlier ones), dig in and fix the center clip first. As soon as safe, convey your fingers again to the ends of the piece and pull it taut earlier than scooping the 2 outer clips into the perimeters of the part and shutting the clips.

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Re-Part and Prep Hair for Massive Clip-In

Hair re-sectioned and ready for the next set of clip-ins.
DANIELLE COHEN

Launch hair from the clip. Create a brand new half about an inch above the final one, ensuring to choose a spot that has sufficient hair above it to utterly cowl the extension. Clip the highest half again up.

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Apply Largest Clip-In

The largest set of clip-in extensions, applied.
DANIELLE COHEN

Taking your largest clip-in, maintain it as much as discover the very best placement. It ought to sit centered round your crown with out getting too near the perimeters. Brush via the part, tease on the root, and evenly spray with hairspray.

With all clips on the extension open, spray each earlier than making use of. Like earlier than, you need to convey the extension to the again of your head, holding the extension on both finish. Since this piece has 4 clips, dig in and fix the center two clips first. As soon as safe, convey your fingers again to the ends of the piece and pull it taut earlier than scooping the 2 outer clips into the perimeters of the part and shutting the clips.

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Let Down All Hair

Launch the above clip and gently brush via the highest part. Within the again, ensure that not one of the hairs on high are hooked up to any wefts. In that case, readjust as wanted. A handheld mirror turns out to be useful right here, to ensure the extensions are utterly coated. This can be a nice time to repair any errors earlier than you might have an entire set in.

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Part and Put together Hair on One Facet

The side of the author's hair.
DANIELLE COHEN

Following again from the center of the eyebrow, half hair on one aspect of the pinnacle. Like earlier than, you need as straight a line as attainable, with sufficient hair on high to utterly cowl an extension piece.

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Apply Small Clip-In

Small clip-ins, applied.
DANIELLE COHEN

Taking one of many small clip-in, maintain it as much as discover the very best placement. This generally is a bit harder than the earlier placements since you want to ensure that the extension is way sufficient again that it blends seamlessly with the remainder of the hair, however you need to keep away from overlapping with the center items an excessive amount of. This meant I needed to place the aspect piece barely additional again than anticipated. Brush via the part, tease on the root, and evenly spray with hairspray.

With all clips on the extension open, spray each earlier than making use of. Carry the extension to the place you’d prefer it to sit down, holding it tightly on both finish. This piece solely has two clips, so merely pull taut and safe one after the other.

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Part Hair and Apply Closing Clip-In on the Different Facet

Repeat steps 10 and 11 on the opposite aspect of the pinnacle.

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Let Down Hair and Contact Up as Wanted

The author's hair with clip-ins applied.
DANIELLE COHEN

Let down your hair and repair it as wanted. As you’ll be able to see under, I had a little bit of a snag on the high middle of the pinnacle. To repair this, I simply unclipped the issue space and punctiliously eliminated the highest a part of the hair caught in it.

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Fashion As Wanted and Take pleasure in!

The author wearing her clip-in extensions.
DANIELLE COHEN

As soon as any downside areas have been mounted, gently brush via the hair together with your fingers to assist mix the extensions and hair collectively. From right here, you’ll be able to type each the extensions and your hair as you’d like in the event you haven’t completed so already (straighten, curl, and so forth.). In accordance with Rugetti, styling earlier than making use of extensions or after each work—it’s merely as much as private desire.

Final view of the back of the author's hair with clip-in extensions.
DANIELLE COHEN

 

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