Everybody dreams about having long and luscious hair and for many, hair extensions are the perfect way to create natural volume and length that matches your colour, as well as giving you a confidence boost that makes you feel good about yourself. That’s why Virgin Russian, Indian Remy and Luxury Mongolian extensions have become increasingly popular for those seeking glamorous hairstyles.

Yet sometimes you can get bored of the same old hairstyle and want to try something different. A common question that a lot of people ask is whether there are any up-do hairstyles they can try when they have hair extensions. They are afraid that they will become visible and look unnatural. But there is no need to worry….There are plenty of creative up-do hairstyles you can do when you have hair extensions. Actually, wearing extensions can make the hairstyles look even better.

Whether you have a special occasion coming up or are just looking for a casual new hairstyle to change it up, read on to find out more about creative up-do hairstyles you can try with hair extensions.

 

Ponytail

The great thing about the ponytail is that it can suit anyone and any occasion. It is an easy and quick hairstyle, especially for those with hair extensions and there are lots of variations you can try.

It is important that your hair and extensions are easy to handle before putting it into a ponytail. Make sure to brush your hair thoroughly with a hair extension brush to detangle any lengths and remove knots. This tool will make the process effortless. It is totally up to you whether you prefer a low or high ponytail; generally, high and tight ponytails are perfect for a night out or formal function and a low or loose ponytail is great for casual days.

All you have to do is place your weft extensions normally and make sure that they are disguised underneath the hair that shows in the ponytail. It is easiest to divide your hair into two or three layers to position the extensions and then pull all of your hair together into the desired ponytail.

The way the hair falls in this classic but stylish look means that there will be no visible peaks from your extensions and you can create a full and voluminous ponytail in minutes.  Another great thing is that you can use any length of extension, whether you wear 16 inch or 20 inch extensions, the ponytail is the most loved hairstyle that will never go out of fashion.

 

Bun

Another popular hairstyle that can be varied depending on the occasion is the hair bun and it is perfect for hair extensions. To begin, you simply put your hair into a ponytail and position it into a round shape, using your hair band to secure. If you would prefer a high bun, you can use a mesh donut to create the shape then divide the hair into two sections and twist one section around the front and the other around the base of the donut. To finish the look, use pins to keep the hair in place.

To create a casual and fun hairstyle, why not try the messy bun? Just like the name suggests, it doesn’t take long but still looks great. Once your hair is in the bun shape, you can twist the hair in different directions and backcomb where it is desired. What’s more, hair extensions should not be visible and if there are any peaks, they are easy to hide.

 

Chignon

A chignon hairstyle or sometimes referred to as a French twist is perfect for proms and formals, as well as for creating an everyday look. To create texture to your hair before you begin, use a curling wand and an appropriate heat protector spray to prevent damage to the hair and extensions. First, put your hair into a low ponytail and twirl the hair tight to make sure there are no flyaway hair or tangles. To prepare your extensions, use a leave in protein spray to make them easier to handle and add extra shine. Then put your hair into a bun, how effortlessly chic.

For a twisted chignon, divide the hair into three sections. From the back section, put the hair into a low ponytail. Then, take the hair up and tuck it into the hair band. Twist the other side sections of hair and secure them into the main bun. With extensions, this hairstyle will make your hair look full and thick. You can also backcomb your hair for a messy French twist and move the main bun over to the side for a side chignon.

If you wear hair extensions and are looking for a new look, why not try one of these simple yet stylish hairstyles?