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5 Easy Ways To Style Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a fun way to switch-up your look, add some volume and give your hair some extra length without committing to just one particular style. Make the most of your extensions this summer with some of the hottest hairstyles that emphasise your long locks, rather than drawing attention to the tracks.

RELATED: The Beginners Guide To Hair Extensions

Ballerina bun

One of the best parts about having hair extensions is the extra volume it gives. Brush hair into a slicked-back ponytail, then wrap it around the elastic to form a sleek, ballerina bun. Feel free to use extra bobby pins to keep shorter layers and stray hairs away.

5 Easy Ways To Style Hair Extensions

Voluminous curls

Wear your hair down for a special event by creating some instant texture with the help of a curling wand. Take small sections of hair, wrap them around the wand for 7-10 seconds, then release and shake the strand of hair. This creates instant volume without the use of hairspray!

5 Easy Ways To Style Hair Extensions

High ponytail

For a day at the gym, keep hair away from your face with a high ponytail. This style is also friendly for extensions, since you can easily hide any tracks.

5 Easy Ways To Style Hair Extensions

Half-up half-down

Who else feels like this hairstyle is a not-so-subtle nod to the nineties? Make the most of your extra length and volume by dividing hair into two sections and making the top into a high ponytail. It gives the illusion of extra hair without getting into your face!

5 Easy Ways To Style Hair Extensions

Fishtail braid

Keep your extra hair looking tangle-free in a popular protective hairstyle – the fishtail braid. If you find it rather difficult to master (YouTube tutorials are always easy!), then a standard braid is also ideal.

5 Easy Ways To Style Hair Extensions

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July 10, 2015

Get The Look: Kylie Jenner’s Voluminous Black Bob

While Kylie Jenner is mostly known for her luscious big lips, she’s also been rocking a seriously stylish short bob.

Even if your hair feels thin and lifeless, use our tips below to create a shiny, voluminous hairstyle which is suitable for all occasions.

RELATED: Kylie Jenner’s Lips 

Instructions

1. If your hair is coloured like Kylie’s make sure that you’re using a sulphate-free shampoo. This will help to lock-in your colour for longer, and won’t dry out your ends after each wash.

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Puretopia Sensitive Care Shampoo, $10.99

2. Apply a conditioner to strictly the ends of your hair, and leave-in for 3-5 minutes. Applying it all over the hair (and the root) can actually decrease your volume later on!

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Puretopia Sensitive Care Conditioner, $10.99

3. Spray a colour shine serum lightly through damp hair, concentrating it on your ends.

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Goldwell Dualsenses Color Serum Spray, $13.90

4. Just before blow-drying the hair, use a lifting mousse and scrunch this from root to tip. Make sure your hair is still damp, otherwise it can get quite sticky.

5. As you’re blow-drying your hair, use a few different techniques which will help to create instant volume. Scrunch your hair between your fingers, dip your head upside down and dry it at the roots, and even apply some sea salt spray to awaken the root.

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Schwarzkopt Taft Curl Defining Mousse, $4.49

6. Once your hair is dry, use a finishing spray to lock-in the texture, and make it last for hours. To create some extra volume, part your hair on the side instead of the middle. You will find that it creates more texture at the roots without even trying!

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John Frieda Frizz-Ease Glossing Mist Spray, $16.99

Would you try this style at home?

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March 30, 2015

The Best Products For Voluminous Hair

Who in the world doesn’t want, thick voluminous hair that requires little or no product to look like you’ve stepped out of a Brazilian blow-out?

For some this is natural, for others, we have to fake it using a few holy grail products. Apply onto freshly washed and completely dried hair for best results.

RELATED: The Best Shampoo For Textured Hair

The Detangler: Goldwell Dual Senses Ultra Volume Volumising Detangler, $19.95

Ever heard of a detangler that volumises your hair at the same time? Goldwell have created the perfect formula which is packed with SmartBoostComplex and Tapioca Starch to detangle hair (whilst adding some additional volume).

Mist evenly onto damp hair, then allow to air-dry, or use a hair drier on a cool temperature.

The Best Products For Voluminous Hair

The Lotion: De Lorenzo Elements Sea Swell Volumising Lotion, $23.50

A lightweight lotion which offers additional volume when applied to the roots and body of the hair. Makes hair look super-shiny, and can even be used to create a slicked-back look.

The Best Products For Voluminous Hair

The Spray: KMS Add Volume Volumising Spray, $31.96

Give your hair a boost with this volumising spray which lifts from the roots, and instantly creates a lust-worthy look. Give your hair a quick spritz before heading out the door, or leave-in overnight for an intense finish.

The Best Products For Voluminous Hair

The Cream: Wella SP Delicate Volume, $33.50

A lightweight creamy formula which can be applied from root to tip to achieve voluminous hair in no-time. Long-lasting, anti-frizz, and will protect your hair from those harmful UV rays and styling heat.

The Best Products For Voluminous Hair

The Mousse: Senscience Volume Boost Intensif Firm Hold Mousse, $32.95

Keep your hair in place all day with a firm hold mousse that isn’t too drying and won’t leave your hair oily. Apply carefully onto the roots and ends, then blow-dry with a diffuser for best results.

The Best Products For Voluminous Hair

The Hairspray: Goldwell Style Sign Double Boost, $24.95

Give your hair a subtle boost before leaving the house with Goldwell’s volumising spray. Mist lightly onto the length of your hair, then simply scrunch with your fingers.

The convenient bottle can fit discreetly into your handbag if you have a long day ahead of you, or for a touch-up.

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March 15, 2015

Get Rose Byrne’s Hollywood Curls 

Short-haired celebrities such as Rose Byrne have an effortless hairstyle which is easy to maintain if you’re constantly strapped for time.

Create some signature Hollywood curls by using an iron or wand which keeps hair voluminous and bouncy for days. Follow this easy guide to achieve classic Hollywood curls just like our girl, Rose!

RELATED: The Best Dry Shampoo For Textured Hair

Instructions

1. Begin with hair which has been freshly washed and dried. For an extra lift on your roots, use a volumising shampoo which creates an extra boost with minimal effort. Massage gently into your hair, and rinse with lukewarm water.

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Edward Beale Volumising Shampoo, $8.99

2. After hair has completely dried, use a pea-sized amount of oil and work this into your ends. Don’t bring it to the scalp since it will only lead to flat, lifeless locks.

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Klorane Strengthening Serum with Quinine-Caffeine Complex, $32.95

3. To create those signature curls, use a wand, iron, or old-school rollers; it just depends on what you’re most comfortable with! If you are using a curling wand, section hair with a clip and start from top to bottom. This will ensure that the curls at the top will last, and won’t drop in the process.

4. Wrap small pieces of hair around the wand for 5-7 seconds, then release and shake the hair. This creates a classic, curl which doesn’t look too refined.

5. After you’re done, lightly spray your roots with a sea-salt spray. Work the product in with your fingers to create some extra volume before heading out the door.

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Lush Sea Spray, $12.50

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January 11, 2015

Get The Look: Stassi Schroeder’s Messy Bob

Reality television star Stassi Schroeder is known for her central role as one of the many cast members of Vanderpump Rules. We immediately fell in love with Stassi’s new shorter hairdo in season 3 of the hit show, and created this easy tutorial to achieve her voluminous look.

RELATED: 5 Celebrity Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Instructions

1. Start by giving hair some much needed body and bounce in the shower. Use a volumising shampoo and conditioner which is designed to lift your roots, and keep hair looking shiny and healthy all day long. This formula is packed with SmartBoostComplex which is perfect for hair which needs a little love.

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Goldwell Dualsenses Ultra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, $24.95 each

2. Carefully dry hair with a towel, and apply a hair serum into the ends. This is best if your hair is still damp, since it absorbs the product better. Do not rinse out.

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Puretopia Pure Protect Hair Serum, $14.95

3. Apply a volumising oil treatment between your fingers, and run evenly throughout your hair. Scrunch the product into your scalp, and work it all the way down to the ends.

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Percy & Reed Smoothed, Seal & Sensational Volumising No Oil, Oil for Fine Hair, $26

4. Blow-dry your hair on a low heat until it’s completely dry. This will make it easier to style later on. Once hair is dry, use a thermal heat protector on your ends. This is important since it will help to protect the hair from heat damage.

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Tresemme Thermal Styling Heatspray, $7.99

5. Use a straightener or curling wand (whatever you prefer), to create big, bouncy curls. Keep the curls away from your face, and work from front to back to create a long-lasting hairstyle.

6. Once your hair is done, carefully brush with a wide-tooth comb, and apply a dry shampoo to your roots for extra lift.

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Polished London Dry Shampoo Cornwell Coconut, $4.95

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December 7, 2014

The Best Dry Shampoo For Textured Hair

Looking to add a little body and bounce in your flat, lifeless hair? Dry shampoo can be used in many different ways other than keeping hair fresh until that next scheduled wash and blow-dry. If you suffer from chronic flat-hair, try using a few of our favourite products the next time you want some instant texture.

RELATED: The Best Shampoos For A Dry Scalp

Percy and Reed No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo, $24

As one of leading hair salons in the United Kingdom, Percy and Reed have formulated the perfect dry shampoo for those who want perfect hair all day long. The dry shampoo won’t have your hair feeling weighed down, and you don’t get the terrible white cast of a traditional formula.

Their entire haircare line will also be stocked in Sephora once it opens it’s doors at Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall in December!

The Best Dry Shampoo For Textured Hair

A Beautiful Lie All Nighter Styling Powder, $22

The ultimate natural styling product which is packed with vitamins and minerals specifically formulated to soothe both dry and oily hair. The powder will quickly absorb any excess oil on both the scalp and ends without drying it out.

The Best Dry Shampoo For Textured Hair

Polished London Dry Shampoo Bonny Blonde, $4.95

Available in colours which suit blonde, brunette, and even red hair, this dry shampoo is fragrance-free, and won’t have your hair feeling crunchy. Simply spritz into the roots of your hair, and the colour will match with your hair type – super quick and easy!

The Best Dry Shampoo For Textured Hair

Cedel Dry Shampoo, $8.99

The waterless, concentrated formula is perfect for women who are constantly on-the-go, and want to freshen up their hair. All you have to do is lift the hair and apply directly onto roots before styling and heading out the door. The fresh smell is pleasant and will remove any excess oil or dirt from your scalp. Keep a can in your handbag to make sure your hair is looking voluminous all day long!

The Best Dry Shampoo For Textured Hair

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November 4, 2014

1960s-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with one of these easy 1960’s inspired hairstyles which is classic and timeless for a wedding. The ’60s weren’t just confined to super-tight beehives; models such as Jean Shrimpton were one of the first to make big, bouncy curls a leading trend. Whether you have long, short or medium length hair – there is bound to be something which matches your style and aesthetic for your wedding day.

Audrey Hepburn

Known for her immaculate locks in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hepburn quickly made the elegant up-do a smash hit representing 1960s style. Perfect for girls with both thick or thin hair, the look is classic and will stay in place the entire day (and night). Wrap your hair in rollers, aiming to produce as much lift as possible.

To nail this look, create volume on the crown of the head by backcombing before pinning the hair into high bun. Accessorise with crystal head bands for a signature Holly Golightly look, which is also wedding veil friendly.

1960's Wedding Hairstyles

Jean Shrimpton 

The bigger, the better! Across the pond, rising model Jean Shrimpton nailed another iconic hairstyle with her voluminous hair and curled ends. Create volume at the crown by blowdrying hair carefully, then applying a generous coat of hair spray for that extra hold.

Complete the look with The Shrimp’s signature pastel eyeshadow and pale pink lips.

1960's Wedding Hairstyles

Brigitte Bardot

An easy to achieve hairstyle which is similar to the look sported by Jean Shrimpton. Brigitte Bardot wore her hair mostly teased at the crown, with her long blonde locks often sitting in a natural looking curl. For a demure sex-kitten look, a low ponytail was tied at the back of the head with a ribbon. Bardot’s signature winged eyeliner helped to make this look sultry and seductive for any occasion.

1960's Wedding Hairstyles

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August 20, 2014