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09 / 24 / 2016
Becoming a Hair Whisperer

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Last week we talked about learning how to speak your hair’s language, because knowing how to decode its messages is critical to ongoing hair health. This week, we’re going to take it a step further by unraveling the trickiest of hair riddles, so you can become the hair whisperer you were always meant to be.

What to look for:

Unwanted color change
What it means:
Take a close look at the water you’re using to clean your hair, and consider investing in a filter. Tap water—including shower water—is often loaded with various minerals that can build up on your scalp over time, causing color-changing chemical reactions. This is of particular concern for blondes, since blonde hair exhibits more obvious color change compared to darker hair types. If color change has already happened, invest in a color-correcting shampoo, or schedule a damage-control coloring appointment with your stylist.

Matted hair
What it means:
You’re not drying and/or brushing your extensions properly, or you may be overdue for a move-up. Matted hair is a gnarly problem, and it’s best if you can avoid it altogether. Fortunately, it’s easy to do so if you’re taking good care of your hair extensions. But if you’re a bit lax with your grooming, unbrushed hair can knot together, and low-hanging extension bonds can twist and turn around surrounding strands of hair. Unfortunately—depending on the extent of the damage—there’s not a lot that can be done to correct the problem short of chopping the hair off above the knot. But if you’re in the early stages of matting, try a good conditioning treatment and book an appointment with your stylist ASAP.

Uneven texture
What it means:
Apart from run-of-the-mill differences in curl pattern that may exist between natural hair and extensions, uneven texture is usually caused by one of two things: either you’re not treating your extensions to enough moisture, or your natural hair is pretty damaged. Hair extensions often need more hydration than your natural hair does, mainly because—unlike your own hair—it’s not attached directly to your scalp and the oils that go with it. If they don’t receive regular conditioning treatments, hair extensions can eventually feel more brittle or parched than your natural hair, which can translate to less volume and more frizz. On the other hand, if your natural locks are damaged due to sun exposure, color treatments, or general wear and tear, it may be your hair that feels brittle and parched. If that’s the case, consider taking a break from semi-permanent hair extensions to get your hair in better shape. You can always use Ready-to-Wear extensions in the meantime!

Hair loss
What it means:
Hair loss is tricky, because it can be tied to any number of things. But if you’re relatively young and healthy, not expecting a baby, not a recent mother, and not undergoing majorly stressful life changes, you can probably rule out many of the standard causes of hair loss. In that case, the culprit is either too-tight or too-heavy extensions (resulting from a poor installation job), aggressive hair care practices, or a bad reaction to hair care products. Aggressive hair care practices may include over-processing hair with bleaches or dyes, overusing heating tools, yanking at the hair while brushing, etc. The best course of action for addressing hair loss is to visit your stylist and/or doctor to discuss all of your symptoms and develop a personalized treatment plan. This may involve removing your hair extensions, or exchanging them for a different type. Either way, it’s ultimately for the best, and Ready-to-Wear extensions are always there to ease you through the process.

Has your hair ever spoken out in any of these ways? What did you do about it? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Hair Care

09 / 19 / 2016
Listen Up! What is Your Hair Trying to Tell You?

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Your hair has a language all its own, and it’s your job to learn how to speak it. Here, we’ve taken the liberty of translating some common cries for hair-help, and offered up some tips for how to respond.

What to look for:

Dry and/or split ends
What it means:
You’re in need of a trim. To prevent this in the future, get seasonal trims, condition your hair regularly, and avoid rough hair care practices that could cause breakage (heat styling, improper brushing, vigorous towel-drying, etc.).

Short and/or scraggly strands poking out all over the hair
What it means:
Lighten up on your hair care methods. The way you’re doing things now is causing a lot of breakage. Make sure you’re brushing with the correct brush, in the correct way, and avoid overuse of heating tools. To address the problem, visit your stylist and request a blend, keep your hair hydrated, and style your hair so that it lays in a uniform way (preferably with the ends sloping inward towards your neck).

Oily scalp
What it means:
Take a shower, invest in some dry shampoo, and/or lay off the conditioning products around the roots of your hair. If your hair is naturally oily and you wear extensions, try a regimen of 2 hair-washings per week, using dry shampoo in-between.

Flaky scalp
What it means:
Make sure your shampoo regimen is up to par. Too little shampoo can cause dirt buildup on the scalp, which can clog pores and exacerbate dandruff. Too much shampoo (or too strong shampoo) can dry the scalp out too much. You may have to experiment slightly to arrive at the right balance for your hair type. Also, read this.

Lack of body or volume
What it means:
Make sure your conditioning regimen is up to par. When your hair is lacking moisture, it’ll do one of two things: frizz out in search of environmental moisture (curly hair types), or fall flat in the most drab way possible (straight and fine hair types). Address the problem by adding a good conditioner to your haircare routine—and maybe a hair mask for good measure!

Flat roots
What it means:
Your hair is too heavy, whether it’s because there’s too much oil, too much product, or too much bulk at the ends of your hair. In the first case, a shower should do the trick. In the second, a little moderation is your best bet. In the third, a visit to your stylist may be in order. Ask for a layering job, and maybe a texturizing spray for some extra umph!

What has your hair been trying to tell you lately? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Hair Care

09 / 13 / 2016
Easy-to-Make Hair Care Mistakes

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Hair care is a multifaceted and extensive process, which means that there are lots and lots of opportunities to mess something up. From your product collection, to your tools, to your various techniques, unhappy surprises can be waiting in the most innocent-looking of places. So let us help you parse out the good from the bad. Here are some common, easy-to-make hair care mistakes, and tips to help you fix them:

Using products with sulfates in them.
There are a lot of promising-looking products out there with sulfates on their ingredients labels, and it can be almost heart-breaking to part with a product based off of that alone. But it’s got to be done, because sulfates spell only damage for hair extensions, and for your own hair, too. Beware the sudsy, too-clean feeling, and always read the label!

Tying hair into a topknot while conditioner sets.
Most of you probably know by now that conditioning the roots of your hair is an extension crime. It compromises the extension bonds, causes slippage, and (best-case scenario) leaves your hair looking greasy. That being said, conditioner is great and so, so necessary for the lengths of your hair, and you’ll get the most benefit from it if you let the formula set for 5-15 minutes before rinsing. While you do this, your instinct might be to pull your hair up and away from your shoulders to prevent the conditioner from coating your skin. Good thinking! But opt for a low ballerina bun. A topknot—though appealing—will ultimately drip conditioner down into the root area of your hair. No thank you!

Blow-drying dripping wet hair.
While we recommend that you blow-dry the root area of your hair after showering, we don’t mean blow-dry the hair while it’s still sopping wet. Shooting wet hair with heat can be super damaging to your locks, since the liquid coating around each hair will just funnel the heat and multiply its effects. Instead, gently wring your hair of water, towel dry with a microfiber cloth, spritz some heat protectant to the areas of your hair that you intend to blow-dry, let it set for a couple of minutes*, then blow-dry on a low heat setting (using the cool shot afterwards).
*Heat protectant forms a barrier around the hair, but only after it’s dried slightly on the hair shaft.

Brushing with the wrong comb or brush.
While we’d love to tell you that you can continue using your standard brush/comb on your hair extensions, that’s most likely not true. Unless your brush is a 100% boar hair bristle brush, like ours is, it’s not going to mesh well with your hair extensions. That’s because ordinary brushes have bristles that are too rough for hair extension bonds, and many brushes and combs don’t effectively distribute oil from the scalp to the ends of the hair. So invest in one that does what you need it to do!

Using the wrong brushing technique.
Your hair-brushing woes may go one step further; you could be brushing your hair in the wrong way. This can happen even if you have the right kind of brush for your hair, and it can wreak havoc on your locks! The correct way to brush your hair involves starting at the ends, coaxing the knots out in a downward motion, and then slowly working your way up. Don’t start at your roots and yank through the knots! That is immediately damaging to both your extensions and your natural hair. To minimize the tugging at the roots and bonds, always grasp the roots of your hair with one hand while you brush.

Slathering hair in oil.
Hot oil treatments are bomb for hair extensions, because they provide a fix of much-needed moisture. That being said, you should not douse your hair in the stuff, and you should not apply any around the bonds or roots of your hair. As with the conditioning thing, it’ll quickly lead to slippage and/or greasy, flat-laying hair (since oil is notoriously difficult to wash out). And, again, tie the hair in a low ballerina bun to set.

Sleeping with your hair loose.
This one seems so natural, right? Most of us don’t even think twice about falling into bed with our hair down, because it’s what we’ve been doing for most of our lives! But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s good. In fact, all the tossing and turning you do during the night can mess up the cuticle layer of your hair, draining it of moisture and leaving it frizzy come morning time. And that’s just not a great way to start the day. Instead, sleep with your hair in a braid, invest in a silk or satin pillowcase (to minimize friction), and consider getting a silk or satin bonnet, too. A head wrap could also work. Anything that’ll keep the hair laying smooth and undisturbed.

Skipping UV protectant.
It can come as a surprise to hear that hair needs sun protection, too. But, if you care about maintaining a healthy-looking mane, it most certainly does. UV rays are disaster for color-treated hair (think your hair extensions), and can cause premature color fade. Even on natural, uncolored hair, sunlight will have a lightening and drying effect. Over time, this can compromise the integrity of your strands. So reach for a UV protectant, give it a couple of spritzes into your hair, and work it through with your hands. It’s not a lot of extra time or energy, and the results are well worth it.

Got questions? Comments? Suggestions? Leave them down below!

 

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Clip-In Hair Extensions

09 / 06 / 2016
Getting to Know Sono by Donna Bella Hair

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We’ve mentioned Sono before, but we think it’s about time for an update. Last year we introduced a brand new line of 100% human, removable hair extensions for the commitment-wary extension lover, including Bangs extensions, Solo (halo) extensions, and a range of Clip-Ins in various lengths and weights. These extensions became available through our branch company—Sono by Donna Bella—on a custom-made site tailored to stylists and clients alike. Now, we’ve brought the Sono goodness a little closer to home, introducing a brand new “Ready-to-Wear” section to our product categories where you can find all of Sono’s offerings, in addition to our existing Clip-In pages. This enables you to browse conveniently from the comfort of our Donna Bella site, and to use your existing Donna Bella account to make Sono purchases! And, to celebrate, we’re offering an exclusive 15% discount to Donna Bella site users who purchase from the Ready-to-Wear line, from now until September 8th!

Some of you may already be familiar with our new-and-improved removable hair extensions, as well as the many style tutorials that go with them! But for those of you who are new to the Sono game, here are the facts that you need to know:

There are 3 methods, and they’re great for any hair type.
We’ve been touting Clip-In hair extensions for a while now, explaining how they’re great for ambivalent hair extension clients who want a test run before committing to a professional method. Like the rest of our Sono by Donna Bella line, they’re also great for ever-changing hair enthusiasts who want flexibility in their daily look, and for clients of all hair types and thicknesses—even finer-haired clients! Solo hair extensions, for example, fall from a single wire that sits around the crown of the head, meaning that this method applies no weight or pressure to the hair strands themselves! And Bangs extensions follow suit, attaching with three comfortable clips to the hairline.

They’re 100% human, guaranteed.
That longstanding Donna Bella promise of premium quality, 100% human hair applies to Sono hair extensions, too. Each and every strand in our Sono by Donna Bella hair extensions is fully human, sourced from the pristine hair of Indian women engaging in religious worship. That means that you can treat your Sono extensions as you would your own hair—treating them with sulfate-free products, drying them with heat protectant in place, and styling them to suit your tastes.

There are 3 distinct lengths available, and you can get each length in 1 of 2 weights.
Sono Clip-Ins and Solo hair extensions come in 16”, 18”, and 20” lengths for a range of possible looks. Plus, each length comes in 2 different weights—Regular or Deluxe—for varied thickness to match your natural locks! That’s a total of 6 extension customization options per method!

Bangs are here, and there are 2 varieties.
Skip the endless snipping-then-growing-out cycle and help yourself to removable Bangs extensions! You can go the classic route with the Straight Across style, or rock your inner side-bang girl with the Side Swept style.

Pick from 16 familiar Donna Bella colors.
Sono by Donna Bella extensions come in colors 1, 1B, 2, 3R, 4, 6, 6/10, 8, 10, 12/600, 24, 27, 27/613, 30/33, 613, and 1001. That means you can still use your good-old Donna Bella Color Ring to arrive at the perfect match!

Hang them up at the end of the day.
Removable means you can put the hair away when you’re done wearing it, limiting the need for hair extension-oriented showering or sleeping routines. And now, you can put your hair away in clean and tidy style, using the Sono by Donna Bella Extension Hanger and Sleeve! (Other Sono-inspired tools are available, too.)

If you have any more questions about Sono by Donna Bella extensions, check out the Sono YouTube channel. It’s full of useful Sono-related information, and more! And don’t forget to take advantage of 15% off the Ready-to-Wear line while it lasts!

 

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Hair Extension Style

08 / 30 / 2016
Tips for Achieving that Seamless Finish

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When it comes to achieving the perfect hair extension look, the installation and blending are only part of the story. To draw all the elements together, finish off your work with a quick and seamless styling job that your client can recreate at home. Here’s how:

Match the texture.
Donna Bella hair extensions are made from 100% human hair, so the look and feel of the hair should match perfectly with your client’s. That being said, there may be subtle differences in the texture of the hair, even after the blending portion of the installation. To unify the texture of the hair extensions with the texture of the natural hair, try curling the hair into loose ringlets which you can tousle into beachy waves. This hairstyle is a popular, of-the-moment choice, and it helps to fuse the layers of hair into flowy, cascading strands. When it comes to achieving the same look at home, advise your client to sleep with their hair in a braid (preferably wrapped in a silk scarf or nightcap), especially after they’ve washed their hair.

Give it a lived-in feel.
Show your client what their hair is capable of looking like every day by introducing that lived-in feel right in the salon. You can do this by spritzing some texturizing spray or dry shampoo near the roots of the hair, then tousling it with your fingers. This can also help to match the hair extension texture to the natural hair, as Donna Bella hair extensions may be smoother and more hydrated than natural hair (especially if your client is a fan of dyes and heat styling tools).

Keep it soft and flexible.
No matter what style you’re trying to achieve, you never want to fuss with the hair to the point that it becomes frizzy from excess friction or stiff from excess product. The best hairstyle is one that can easily be pulled back into a bun or ponytail, since this demonstrates maximum comfort and flexibility. To achieve this, simply moisturize the mid-lengths and ends of the hair and hair extensions using a leave-in conditioner, oil, or hair serum. Not only will this keep the most vulnerable parts of the hair safe, soft, and smooth, it’ll also further disguise the hair extensions by helping the natural hair blend smoothly into the new long mane.

What are your post-installation styling tips? Share your tips in the space below, or submit photos of your work to our Instagram page!

 

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Hair Care

08 / 23 / 2016
How To Get the Most Out of Your Shower

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Showers are a balancing act, especially when you wear extensions. You need to shower frequently enough to keep your hair clean and in good condition, but not so frequently as to strip your hair of its natural oils. But that’s not even the half of it—once you’re there, it only gets more complicated. So how can you conquer your showers so that your hair ends up looking as fabulous as possible? Here, we offer you some tips for getting the most out of your wash time.

Plan ahead.
Step one of mastering your shower routine is establishing a rough schedule. This schedule will take the guesswork out of your hair care process, making it easier to manage your hair in the long run. It doesn’t need to be strict, but it should be personalized, depending on a number of things including your hair texture, scalp oiliness, extension method, exercise schedule, and general preferences. We recommend that hair extension wearers shower no more than twice a week, especially if you’re using I-Link or Tape-In extensions. But if your hair is particularly oily, naturally fine and straight, and/or you have a grueling exercise regimen, you might need an extra shower here and there. It helps to know how you like your hair to feel—ideally clean, hydrated, and bouncy with a hint of shine—and to maintain your hair so that it feels and looks its best on your second or third day post-wash. A little trial and error may be necessary to arrive at the perfect routine, but the time and energy will be worth it when your “good hair day” hair is your everyday hair.

Try a pre-treatment.
Pre-shower treatments, or pre-shampoo treatments, are designed to give you a head start on the hair maintenance process by prepping your hair with the equivalent of a moisture-filled appetizer. This enables your go-to shampoo to do its job better, while preventing it from stripping the hair dry of moisture. We also recommend brushing your hair with the Hair Extension Brush pre-shower to untangle any existing knots. This will allow the products that you use in the shower to move easily down the hair shaft for total distribution.

Set the right temperature.
Warm showers feel oh-so-nice, but they can wreak havoc on your hair. That’s because hot water lifts the cuticle of your hair, making it vulnerable to tangling and breakage. Cold water seals the cuticle of your hair, keeping the nutrients and conditioning agents you add to it safe inside the shaft. It also makes for a beautiful, shiny mane once your shower is complete. If you absolutely can’t stand cold showers (which, by the way, boast a number of other benefits), wash just your body with warm water, and reserve cold or lukewarm water for your hair, rinsing with a shot of cold water at the end.

Use the right products.
Picking the right products for your hair type and condition is so vital for healthy locks. We’ve talked about this curation process in other posts, so here we’ll just reiterate the basics: professional quality products are almost always the best bet for hair extensions, and sulfates in hair care products should be avoided at all costs. Here’s the breakdown: professional hair products reap professional results. That’s why your post-salon day hair is inexplicably smoother and more modelesque than your hair on any other day. Boutique products can also be good, particularly if they come from companies with a commitment to natural ingredients. Remember, always read the label on your products! And if you find the terms “sodium lauryl sulfate,” “ammonium laureth sulfate,” “myreth sulfate,” or any other kind of sulfate, don’t use it. While sulfates are certainly good at removing buildup from the scalp, they are generally too aggressive for hair extensions, stripping the hair of its natural oils to the point of impaired hydration and even breakage. Not great for a sustainably healthy look.

Clean and condition the right places.
The rule here is pretty simple: shampoo only at the roots, condition only from the midshaft down (focusing on the ends). Applying shampoo to the lengths of your hair will dry them out, and applying conditioner to the roots of your hair will make them appear greasy, and potentially cause hair extension slippage. If you are used to using a co-wash or cleansing conditioner, we recommend that you pre-wash your roots with a water and apple cider vinegar mix and save the cleansing conditioner for the areas south of the extension bonds. Just in case!

Employ best practices.
Best practices include: washing your hair in only one direction, not scrunching your hair or rubbing it between your hands as you wash it, treating your hair gently at all times, letting conditioner sit and absorb into your hair for 5-10 minutes before rinsing, combing through wet hair with just your fingers, etc. Best practices may vary slightly depending on your products, so consult the label and familiarize yourself with the manufacturer’s recommended process.

Don’t linger.
Nobody needs a 30-minute long shower, not even if they’re washing their hair and shaving their legs in the same session. Using up too much water is bad for the environment and bad for your hair extensions, which need to return to dry ASAP to avoid matting, mold, or slippage. We get that showers can be relaxing, but if you really need a dose of watery relaxation, please opt for a bath, and wear your hair up in a protective style to keep it dry. When it comes to washing your hair, as soon as you’ve finished the shower (a.k.a. rinsed with cold water), gently wring out the water so your hair isn’t dripping wet, step out of the tub, and wrap the hair in a microfiber towel or cotton shirt to expedite the drying process.

Follow up.
Once most of the excess water has been removed from your hair, apply a heat protectant to your roots and shoot a hair dryer at it until it’s fully dry (a modest heat setting will do). For extra smooth hair, add a leave-in conditioner from the midshaft down, combing through any tangles with your fingers or a wide-tooth comb. The lengths of your hair should be left to air dry. Pro tip: once your hair is 2/3rds dry, tie it into a braid, bun, or twist to curl it overnight—or throughout the day, as the case may be. Heatless styling is the best kind of styling for any hair type, and post-shower is the best time to do it.

Troubleshoot.
In-between washes, correct any damage as it springs up with a good dry shampoo, leave-in conditioner, or scalp treatment, depending on your needs. Troubleshooting spot treatments are a great way to cut down on showers while keeping your hair looking and feeling great. They’ll also extend the life of your hair extensions in the long run!

What is your shower routine, and how does it leave your hair and hair extensions feeling? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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l love this blog. very useful information about hair extensions.
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Clip-In Hair Extensions

08 / 16 / 2016
Summer Clip-In Care

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Every season has its own quirks and distinctions, and the same thing goes for seasonal hair care. In the winter you try to lock-in moisture. In the summer you try to fight frizz and sweat. But did you know that there are even differences between seasonal hair care regimens for permanent vs. removable hair extensions? While all hair extension wearers should protect their hair from heat, sun, sweat, dry or dusty air, and swimming water, the ways in which you accomplish these things may differ between permanent vs. removable methods. So here’s our advice for you Clip-In wearers out there, so you can enjoy long, beautiful, newly-out-of-the-box quality hair all summer long.

Know how to wear your Clip-Ins summer-style.
Summer Clip-In use involves paying extra attention to the clips and ends of your extensions; clips because they’re more prone to slipping in sweaty hair, and ends because they’re more prone to drying in summer weather. For some extra grip, consider spraying the roots of your natural hair with dry shampoo or texturizing spray, then twisting the hair before clipping the extension to it. For smooth, well-moisturized ends, apply leave-in conditioner and a heat protectant from the midshaft down, then wear your hair up in a protective style. For bonus points, add a hat!

Know how to store.
We always recommend hanging your (dry!) extensions when storing them. It keeps the hair smooth and organized, and just generally more presentable than when stuffing them into a box. But, if you are hanging your extensions in the summer, make sure you cover them with a case or static-free fabric to avoid friction and frizz. Otherwise, stack the extensions on top of each other, twist or braid the length of the hair, and tuck it back into the original packaging in a loop. Store the hair in a cool, dry place for maximum defense.

Know when to wear and when to store.
The beauty of Clip-In hair extensions is that you can install them and remove them whenever and wherever you like. That means that, instead of having to take several precautions to defend your extensions from chlorine discoloration or sun-related bond damage, you can just remove the extensions before you find yourself in a hair-compromising situation. We routinely recommend that you avoid tanning, swimming, exercising, or sleeping with Clip-In hair extensions in place. During the summer, we also recommend that you avoid sunbathing with them on, as colored hair is more susceptible to heat damage. When you’re not wearing your hair extensions, take advantage of the opportunity to give them some revitalizing treatments. Deep-conditioning masks, leave-in conditioners, and hot-oil treatments can all work their magic without getting in the way of your summer exploits. But remember the rule of thumb: no sulfate products, and no products near the clips of the extensions.

Do you wear Donna Bella Clip-In hair extensions? We’d love to see your summer hair photos! Submit yours to our Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter social media pages for a change to be featured. And, if you have any stories or questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below!

 

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Hair Extension Style

08 / 09 / 2016
Hair Extension Before & Afters!

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Why do we make such a fuss over before & after photos? Because they’re important! A good before & after photo can stand in for your business card. It can advertise your extension practice. It can fill your portfolio! Lure in new clients with first rate before & after photos (photo-taking tips right here), and watch your extension business soar. Today, we thought we’d show you some examples of good before & after pictures—taken by DB extension stylists—to give you an idea of what you’re aiming for. New before & after photos are added constantly to our social media pages, so you’ll never be at a loss for inspiration. Feel free to submit your own photos, too!

Look at all that added length!

From hopelessly damaged to hopelessly beautiful.

 

Check out that color job!

See more or submit your own at DB Instagram!

 

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Hair Extension Style

07 / 31 / 2016
All the Hairstyle Resources You Need

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When it comes to deciding on a go-to hair extension look, you really can’t go wrong with some good-old recommendations. A couple of weeks ago we suggested hair extension looks based on your face shape and hair texture. This week, we’re clueing you in on the resources you need to figure out what your face shape and hair texture is, plus our favorite hairstyle sites and apps for browsing (and even testing out) those looks. Enjoy!

1. For determining your face shape.
- The Hair Styler Face Shape Quiz – A simple 4-step quiz that’ll match you with your likely face shape, plus link your to a whole bunch of face-shape related styles and tips.
- WikiHow Face Shape Tips – Outlines a couple of other methods for arriving at your face shape.

2. For determining your texture.
Compare your hair texture to the types listed at NaturallyCurly.com.
- If your hair texture is not represented because it appears to be straighter than those shown, your texture is straight.
- If your hair falls into the “2″ category, it’s wavy.
- If it falls into the “3″ category, it’s curly.
- If it falls into the “4″ category, it’s coily.

3. For browsing different hairstyles.
- The Hair Styler – Like we said before, The Hair Styler face shape quiz will match you not only with your face shape, but also with face-shape compatible hairstyles. They even enable you to filter your results based on hair length and texture!
- NaturallyCurly – This site has a great photo database featuring a range of wavy and curly styles, including celebrity looks and user submissions. It also includes product recommendations for your hair type!
- Donna Bella Instagram – When it comes to finding hair extension inspiration, Donna Bella’s Instagram is the place to be. We feature lots of before & after pics to get your creative juices flowing, and you can easily pull them up on your phone while you’re at the salon.
- Donna Bella Pinterest – Pinterest is king when it comes to hair inspiration just generally, and we’ve curated quite the collection of looks.

4. For trying on hair extensions.
- Donna Bella App – The Donna Bella app is great for making a hair extension stylist’s job easier, but it’s also great for hair extension clients looking to try out an extension look! Just upload your photo into the Hair Extension Makeover tool and flip through the options. The app is free and available to both iOS and Android users.

5. For trying on hairstyles.
- The Hair Styler Virtual Hair Styler - One of the coolest features on this website (which is, clearly, totally dedicated to everything hairstyle-related) is the makeover tool, which allows you to try on any of the hairstyles featured on their website. Give it a try to see which long looks will complement you!
- TAAZ – This site boasts one of the first makeover tools we ever came across on the internet, and it works just as well as ever. Upload a photo and try on different celebrity hairstyles, then play around with your virtual makeup while you’re at it!

What are you favorite hairstyle resources? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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It is very informative information for identifying correct hair style for us. This is valuable information . Thanks for sharing this one
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Hair Extension Style

07 / 26 / 2016
Quiz! | Find Out Your Best Extension Style

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Like we’ve said in previous posts, deciding on a hair extension method can be daunting, especially if you’re a beginner! Fortunately, we’re here to take some of the pressure off by providing you with some tailored recommendations. Take this quick quiz to find your best extension method, then let your stylist take care of the rest!

The Basic
Hair Extension Method Quiz

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Now that you know your starting point, you can learn more about your extension method at donnabellahair.com. And, when you’re ready, don’t forget to arrange a consultation appointment with your stylist to fine-tune the details!

Got questions? Leave them in the comments below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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