What Goes Wrong: The new hair doesn't blend — or worse, the bonds are visible.
Beauty Fix: This is a case of getting what you pay for. Usually, the more expensive, human hair extensions are worth the investment for the realistic effect they deliver.
"Blending the color is key," says Kristina Barricelli, co-owner of Gemini 14 Salon in New York City, who has done extensions for Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens. Blonde hair, for example, may require up to five different shades for a believable match, Barricelli says.
Texture is also important, says Christa B., a stylist at the Rita Hazan Salon in New York City. "That may involve having the extensions cut and colored to match with your current style," she says. Barricelli is a fan of Great Lengths extensions. "The wavy texture of Great Lengths blends with almost all hair textures," she says, "but they can also be curled tighter or worn bone straight."
And never be caught — as Britney Spears was — with visible extension bonds. "No one should be walking around with bonds showing," Barricelli says. To ensure you aren't a victim of this crime, make sure your stylist is an expert at doing extensions for fine hair (the finer the hair, the easier it is to detect the bonds).
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