If you say Hair Extensions to me, I used to automatically think of limp rat tails, Geordie Shore and Barbie hair. Say Hair Extensions to me now and I think.. HOT HAIR!
If you follow my Instagram or Facebook feed, you won’t have missed the eye-opening event I went to last week, hosted by HotHair.co.uk. I got to try on fake ponytails, clip on buns, volumisers and even a full-on wig and what can I say? I think I’m a hair piece convert.
The thing is, it all actually looked surprisingly good! Or maybe it’s just me – read on, take a look and let me know what you think!
The #HHBloggerEvent was held at the Renaissance Hotel at St Pancras – yep, this beautiful towering red-brick beauty by Kings Cross. That really set the scene for me, because I’ve always wanted to go in! (Plus the Wannabe video was filmed there!)
At the event itself, I caught up with some blogger faves and got to meet some blogger pals too – check out Tanya from GlamGlitzGloss, Charli from CharlieB, Albertine from DippyWrites and Katy from What Katy Said. Blogger goss over a glass of wine was pretty brilliant in itself, until we started trying on the hair pieces - that’s when the REAL fun started!
Hair extensions are not all about the length either. Charli tried this decorative bun, which makes updo's super easy - it all looks like her real hair right?!
If you've already got quite long hair, try on some volumising pieces like this UpLift Crown Piece which clips in at the top of your head to give you some serious oomph - as modelled here on Katy!
The placement of the Uplift piece will also give you additional height and width at the top of your hair – which makes makes a noticeable difference, especially when wearing a low pony. You can also adjust the curve of the Uplift to become anything from a boosting bump, up to a full-on beehive.
BOYFRIEND TEST - Mr FV noticed that my hair looked 'somehow bigger' but couldn’t tell where the hair piece was. (Oh yeah, and I definitely freaked out the guy opposite me when I took it off on the Tube. Lesson #1 – don’t remove your hairpiece in public.)
Here’s another picture – partly to show you where the piece sits in your hair, but also partly for LOLS.
I also got to try this beautiful Lavish Pony (only £35!), which made me feel sooo totes Ariana Grande. It wasn’t even that heavy, it was so comfortable to wear, I started to understand why people wear these things day-in-day-out.
I’m definitely going to get this Lavish Pony in my colour!! A piece like this would be an amazing addition to a minimalist outfit - I love it!
I also won an awesome prize from LiLash – creator of 'the world's most popular purified eyelash serum' - which contains a lash serum and also their brow enhancing serum – cannot WAIT to try it. My brows are easy to shape but they’re quite sparse, need me some brow boost! Can't wait to try and tell you about it!
All in all, a surprisingly fun night which surpassed all my expectations when it came to trying the hair pieces – they were all very comfortable and, dare I say it, really natural looking?! Each HotHair piece comes in up to 15 colours, for ultimate blend-ability, and if you get the right shade it looks incredible.
With thanks to Michelle from TSNC and HotHair for a great night. Can’t wait to experiment with my new hurrrr!
What's your favourite piece? Do you wear hair extensions? Tweet me your thoughts @FaceValueBlog or send me a comment on Facebook!
By Zoe Dubs