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Wedding Day Hair Extensions : a New Look in Just a Few Hours
I'm happy to welcome Jessica Hair Extensions {a salon based in Toronto} to the blog today. Jessica is a certified specialist in hair extension applications and has more than eight years of experience. Today, she is here to share with you all the details about Wedding Day Hair Extensions . . .

A girl dreams about her wedding from a very young age; how she will look, what she will wear. Nothing less than perfect is acceptable. Her gown, the veil, the aisle, the location, her make-up, her hair, everything has to be perfect. After all, you get married just once after you have found your soul mate. You want to bring your most exquisite self to the person waiting at the end of the aisle.

#Wedding Day #Hair #Extensions | courtesy of Jessica Hair Extensions via

Many women today are turning to hair extensions, which not only add more volume to the hair, but also enhance the entire look. Hair extensions can last up to 6 months without causing any damage to your natural hair. An advantage of getting hair extensions is that it’s completely chemical free.

Many Hollywood celebrities get hair extensions and this makes them look younger, sexier and elegant. From Rihanna to Beyoncé, from Victoria Beckham to Eva Langoria, each of these ladies have experimented with their looks.

Experimenting with hair can give you some time alone and an opportunity to pamper yourself. And the best time to do this is before getting married when you can get a new look.

You can experiment with different hairstyles with the new added length, be it tying up or letting them loose across your shoulders. They will make you look elegant and instill a lot of confidence that will be clearly visible to others and yourself. Since confidence is directly related to how we look, clearly between all this excitement and stress, having a perfect hairdo is a priority.

Wedding Day Hair Extensions : Before and After from Jessica Hair Extensions | via

Hair extensions also add to the texture of your hair. So how is it done? You can visit your parlour 2 weeks before your wedding; they will attach your hair with the hair extension that is first exposed to keratin protein, which is an essential part of hair. The entire process will take a few hours and is done in almost all salons.

You will be required to take extra care of your hair post hair extensions; making a plait while sleeping in order to stop tangling of hair, avoiding hair wash for 48 hours after getting hair extensions, regularly brushing your hair with special combs that are designed for hair extensions; avoiding unusual hairdos. You should be very clear about the length you desire which will match your wedding gown and also enhance your diet by including more proteins which will provide necessary vitamins and nourishment to your natural hair.

Having the perfect hair is an essential feature of being the picture perfect bride and hair extensions are a good way to accomplish that.

Making Waves at the Oscars with Bumble and bumble

Creating key red carpet looks from Sunday night's Oscars from Editorial Stylist Rolando Beauchamp
I received these great "how to" tips from Bumble and bumble yesterday and I thought it would easily work for wedding hair as well - so here it is:

Stars accented their pale Dior gowns and Fred Leighton diamonds with lady-like polished waves, deep side parts and soft updos that recalled the Old Hollywood glamour of Grace Kelly.

Bumble and bumble. Editorial Stylist Rolando Beauchamp who regularly styles the tresses of starlets Mary Kate and Ashley Olson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Kristen Davis shares his expertise on how to achieve the A-listers latest Red Carpet looks.

Nominees Kate Winslet and Angelina Jolie opted for loosely waved hair. Here's how to achieve the look.

1. Saturate hair with Bumble and bumble. Styling Creme (8 oz., $23) to provide hair with a bit of volume and grip. Blow out with a large round brush.
2. Use a large one inch and a half curling iron to style entire head. Be sure to to twist the hair away from the face.
3. To achieve volume at the crown, spray a bit of Bumble and bumble. Spray de Mode Hairspray (10 oz., $25) and back comb a bit. For those finer textures in need of extra volume and grip, spray a bit of Bumble and bumble. Hair Powder (4oz, $34) along the roots prior to back combing.
4. Smooth hair back away from face. To add extra polish a la Winslet, pin the ends under around the nape of the neck and secure with bobby pins. For Angelina's more free flowing style simplely pin the sides back and leave the curled ends free.
5. Finish with a bit of Bumble and bumble. Finishing Balm (1.7 oz, $35) along the length of the style and more Bumble and bumble. Spray de Mode Hair Spray (10 oz., $25).

Soft slightly askew buns with deep side parts proved popular with young starlets such as Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Amy Adams. Here's Rolando's advice on how to get the look.

1. Saturate damp hair with Bb. Thickening Spray (8 oz, $24). Blow out with a large round brush. It's important to have a smooth base for an updo, even if it's a slightly textured look such as this one. Without a smooth canvas, this look can appear too messy.
2. Use a one inch and a half curling iron to curl sections around face.
4. Create a very low side part using a fine tooth comb. Make sure your part is perfectly straight. This look is all about the details.
6. Gather hair loosely into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic. You can make the ponytail slightly off-centered for a more youthful look.
7. Take a small section of hair and wrap around the elastic to hide it. Pin hair loosely into a bun. Don't worry it isn't perfect.
8. To add a little character, accent your bun with a jeweled clip.

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