The wedding day is usually the highlight of a woman’s life, she will spend many years planning this day, often from early childhood. I mean who doesn’t have a Pinterest board or two, each with different colour scheme, dress ideas, and party favours. Most of the influences of this landmark occasion will be shaped by current trends, family and personal values. Have you noticed we are yet to mention the groom? This is because long before a woman is even engaged, she will already have 90% of the day planned out without any room for compromise, the groom makes up the other 10%.
After selecting a dress, the next big thing is the hairstyle she will choose. Several factors go into selecting the style, but length and volume or lack thereof should not cause any distress. With hair extensions not only becoming more popular but also more affordable, the majority of brides are looking to this method to really showcase themselves and remove any limits on available options.
When selecting a style it is also important to take some other factors into consideration
The location and time of the wedding – if you are getting married near home or doing a destination event, will you be able to use your regular stylist or will you have to hire someone just for the occasion.
This leads on to the next point of cost. When you say wedding expect the price to jump at least 10 times. It is a very lucrative market and can feel like you are being scammed as the prices can be so high. However you always get what you pay for a good wedding stylist will be worth their weight in gold.
Always try to have a trial session so that you can perfect and customise your chosen style. This way you both know what to expect ahead of the big day. Your stylist will be best suited to advise you on the type of extensions to use and will probably ask you to have the installation done at least a few days before the event where possible. This just allows for ease of the day as even though you want to look your best, do your really want to spend even more hours getting ready, as it just cuts into drinking and dancing time.
In this blog we will discuss the different types of hair extensions and how to incorporate each one into your wedding day style. All of the hair discussed is available at Canadahair.ca, Canada’s premium destination for quality human hair extensions.
There are several reasons why choosing to wear hair extensions on your wedding day is the best option:
Create your dream style or styles
As we mentioned earlier, your current style should not be a barrier to creating the wedding style you truly desire. Hair extensions allow you to add colour, length and volume to your hair easily.
Less damage to your hair
If you plan on having a show stopping hairstyle for your wedding, the chances are it will take a bit of preparation. All of the blowdrying, back combing, curling and hairspray can be very damaging to the hair. However if you opted for hair extensions, most of your natural hair would be protected.
More value for money
If you choose a semi permanent hair extension method, such as fusion, tape, micro bead or sew in, the chances are you are in it for the long haul. With these types of extensions you can get at least a few months wear. That means not only are you covered for your wedding day, but also the honeymoon and starting your marriage with fabulous hair. As the initial cost for the hair and installation can be expensive, this is a good way to offset the cost and make it more affordable.
Even though there is a range between them, hair extensions are long term. Once your hair has been installed by a good stylist you should be able to wear them for at least a few months. And we mean really wear them… party, swim, hike, exercise. Good quality remy hair from Canadahair.ca can be heat styled and coloured (must be done by a professional) although we have an extensive range of shades and lengths. There should be no fear of them falling out or being visible. In fact the only reason people will know you have hair extensions is if they saw you just before you walked into the salon.
We love hair extensions here at CanadaHair.ca and would hope that we can be a part of your special day. We really know hair and provide the best quality remy human hair extensions in Canada. Below we have listed the most common types of extensions and which styles it is most suited to, so that however you choose to style your hair for your wedding, you know it will look amazing.
Clip in hair extensions
Clip In Hair extensions can take almost any hairstyle from ‘0-100 real quick’ as our patron saint Drake, would say. They are often overlooked as being too simple or cheap but clip in extensions are many women’s secret weapon.
They are the simplest and cheapest of all the hair extensions and most common because you do not need to visit a stylist for installation. They literally ‘clip in’ to the hair. We have a guide on our blog on how to install clip in extensions at home and the whole process can be done in under 5 mins and gets much faster the more you use them. These extensions are precisely for the simple bride. Not that she is cheap or cutting corners, she just knows what she wants and is able to get there herself.
Clip ins can be matched to your length, colour and texture. With our quality remy hair you can even use heat without fear of damage. This is the perfect way to add extra volume that is undetectable. 1 pack of Canada Hair clip ins is the perfect amount to use.
For wedding styles, clip ins can be used for a pop of colour or highlight for the more adventurous brides. It really goes well for down do’s, the added volume and length are perfect for loose curls and boho chic. This way you can have a glamorous look at a fraction of the cost and time. You can even add a few braids or statement headpiece to really set the tone. This is only a style for the night and just like Cinderella, you will have to return to your regular self as they are not any fun to sleep in.
Semi-permanent hair extensions
If you want the fairy tale to last more than a day, then you should opt for one of the semi permanent extensions. However these require a little bit more research as you will need to find a qualified stylist to install them for you. The cost is higher but then you can have much more versatility and really show out for your big day.
Tape extensions are a very quick method and while some people can install the hair themselves, we suggest visiting a salon at least the first few time to get the correct technique. They are super simple to use and the only downside occurs when the instructions are not followed. It is important not to use any heavy products at the root of your hair and to also shampoo just before you put them in, as any oil or product build up can affect the glue. What is great about these extensions is that they are reusable. So compared to clip ins they have the advantage that they can be worn for a longer period at a time, however you will need to replace the glue strip regularly.
Pick tape extensions if you will be having a destination wedding or an event over several days where you don’t want to spend too much time styling your hair but want to really enjoy the festivities. Using smaller strips of tape will allow for a wider range of styles.
Sew in extensions are perfect for afro hair or ladies who love the ease of clip in but want them to last longer. As the name suggest the extension is sewn into a braid of your natural hair making it very secure. The only downside it that not many salons offer this service and if they are not placed correctly, the amount of styles can be limited. If you choose to go with this option, make sure you take a picture of your bridal style just to confirm they are compatible. The best styles for a sew in are half up/ half down. This allows the tracks or wefts of extensions to be covered but also there is significant volume for a classy high bun or intricate style.
For the ladies who want to take that wedding glow through to the honeymoon and beyond, fusion or microbead extras are the top tier. These two methods are very similar as the extensions are bonded to the hair in very small sections, this means that out of all the types you get the most flexibility and range.
Fusion hair extensions have a small amount of glue at their tip, which is heated and form a secure bond to your hair. The cost of the hair and installation can seem eye watering but you will get a good few months wear which balances out the cost. Many people worry that the heat or glue used are damaging, but if you visit a professional there is no need to worry. The range of colours possible is limitless so you can have them blended or coloured to match your exact shade.
Micro bead extensions work on a similar premise except that instead of glue a small bead is used to secure the hair.
With these method of extensions, no style is out of reach, you can wear your hair up, down, in a bun, hollywood waves…or whatever style you desire. Plus as they are longer lasting, you do not have to worry about removal at the ends of the night, or even then end of the honeymoon.
All the hair mentioned in this guide can be purchased via our website Canadahair.ca, we offer tracking on all of our purchases and a no fuss return process in the slightest chance you are unhappy with your order although we are sure you will. If you are getting married or just want to ask a question about our hair, email us at email@example.com