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Iâ€m planning to get hair extensions for the wedding and I wanted to get everyoneâ€s experience. Iâ€ve heard they can be expensive, how much have you guys paid? Thanks in advance!

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What kind of extensions are you planning on getting??

I've had Great Lengths done twice. I paid $350 each time, but I live in Northern Ontario & there isn't a huge demand for the service so I know my prices are much lower than say the Toronto area...

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I bought some nice professional clip-in extensions before. varrying lengths for about $200 total. They look awesome and are made with real human hair

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Hi, Ive had extensions done out here in Los Angeles, I paid $450.00 for mine. Depending on what type of hair style you want. If you are doing an updo I dont recommend them just because you will be able to see the wax/glue. If you are wearing your hair down and wavy then I recommend that you get the wavy ones and that you get them in your hair at least 2 weeks before your wedding so that they can be a little worn and soften up. ( you dont want to end up with stiff extensions on) Good Luck

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Thanks so much for starting this thread. I too want to get hair extensions for my wedding. I've never had them before, I'm not even sure all the kinds out there. I would prefer ones that I dont have to "clip" in, on my wedding day, cause I'm just not that talented!Ha!. How many different kinds are therehuh.gif

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I will give you my honest opinion. I worked in a professional hair salon for 4 years. I let them put extensions in my hair 1 time. If you've never had them before, I wouldn't recommend putting them in right before the wedding. If possible I would do a lot of research, find a reputable salon, and have them put in 10 or 15,(several months before the wedding) just so you can see how you like them, how your hair takes to them, how hard it is to hide them ect. The biggest problem I had with them was that they tend to tangle near the root, and tend to "stand out" from regular hair. The ones I had were all 100% human hair, and I still wasn't crazy about them. I BUT, I also have "weird" hair, so your hair may take to them juuust fine. You may love them, and have no problems at all, but I would start with a few before doing your whole head.cheesy.gif

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Ha, I have a really funny hair extension story (well funny NOW not so funny THEN). I got hair extensions from a woman who owns her own salon and has been doing them for a long long time. It took hours to put them in. I have thick hair and she had trouble making them look natural because the bottom of my hair looked thinner than the top. Once they were all in my head HURT like crazy. Way worse than you would expect. Then I realized that if I pulled my hair back or into a ponytail you could definitely see where the extensions were... it was just bumpy. The next day I made her take them out which hurt as much if not MORE than getting them put in. In the end she agreed to give me half of my $400 back... which I guess was fair since she took all that time to do them, but I didn't think it was my fault that they turned out so badly. I really HATED them.

 

So, I would say if you want them just for your wedding day looking into clip in ones or maybe the ones that Jessica Simpson has with her stylist Ken Paves. I think they sell them on QVC or HSN. I've seen some demos of those ones on TV and they looked pretty good. If you go with the regular ones I agree with the pp you should get them well in advance of your wedding to see if you like them

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Has anyone used the Jessica Simpson extensions? I've been looking on-line and doing some research on them but I CANNOT understand how those clip in! They come in 1 piece and are attached to some weird "scalp" looking thing. I read the instructions but they went WAY over my head! If anyone has used them, were they easy to learn to put in and look natural? My natural hair is fine, thin and blonde.

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I agree with Davematthews16, I wouldn't try it for the first time on your wedding... you don't want to look back on pictures and not really recognize yourself because of such a drastic change... or try them out for a while...

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Originally Posted by melwru View Post
Thanks so much for starting this thread. I too want to get hair extensions for my wedding. I've never had them before, I'm not even sure all the kinds out there. I would prefer ones that I dont have to "clip" in, on my wedding day, cause I'm just not that talented!Ha!. How many different kinds are therehuh.gif
So, I have a very different opinion about extensions because I wear them regularly. I am a huge fan IF you do the research and go to someone who knows what they are doing. I think the biggest piece of advice I can give is to do your research. There are many different kinds of extensions but you have to meet with stylist and get a feel for their work, what system they use, their level of expertise. I've been wearing weaves for years and my natural hair is justpast my shoulders, I just enjoy the freedom and versatility with the heat damage from daily styling. To the point made above, you should have them put in a couple to see what you think before you have them all put in. Where are you located at in Canada? I know someone good in Vancouver. PM me if your interested!

One more thing! Make sure you go to someone good to cut your extensions as well. My regular stylist doesn't put them in for me but I go to her to cut my hair once I'm done. BEWARE of the rough blunt cut...i.e.; no body, straight across it kinda looks like Barbie hair.

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