10 Inspiring Hairstyles You Can Create With Hair Extensions

Have you ever wondered how celebrities go from a bob one week, to gorgeous long waves the next? The answer is hair extensions.

They are the easiest way to change up your hairstyle regularly. Forget waiting years for your hair to grow out, just to cut it off again. With hair extensions, you can vary your look on a weekly, or even daily basis, just like celebrities do.

But what are the different hairstyle options you can create with hair extensions?

Keep reading for our guide to the best looks to try out with hair extensions.

1. High Straight Ponytail

If you're an Ariana Grande fan, listen up: you too can achieve her iconic pony! This style is really easy to perfect thanks to our ponytail hair extensions.

Simply brush through your hair, bringing it into a smooth, high ponytail. Then, attach your extensions, and wrap a lock of hair around your hairband to cover it up.

At RiRi Hair Extensions we offer a selection of both human and synthetic ponytails for you to choose from. Take a look at our entire ponytail category where you can explore the different styles and hair shades available.

For this high straight ponytail, we'd recommend our Mia 26 inch wrap around blow dry ponytail.

2. Chic Twisted Bun

Next, we love the low twisted bun which makes the perfect hairstyle for elegant occasions. This is great for ladies with thinner hair, as the tight chignon will retain some bulk and you'll be able to twist it much more easily.

This is a great style to go for if you've got an important work function, or if you want to impress on a first date!

After brushing and attaching your hair extensions, gather your hair at your nape. Begin to twist it, until your hair curls up around itself, and secure with a hair tie. Add extra bobby pins to make sure it stays in place.

3. Low Plait

Another timeless look made easy with hair extensions is the low plait. For this look, start off at the same point as our chic twisted bun, with your hair gathered at the nape. Tie a hairband to secure it in place, then begin your plait and work down your locks as far as possible.

Then, tie a second hairband at the bottom, and remove the first one, being careful not to damage your sleek braid.

To take your hairstyle to the next level, try incorporating a more sophisticated plait. Check out Blake Lively and Zendaya for inspiration!

4. Sleek Side Parting

Another of our top hair extension hairstyles to try out is the sleek side parting. This style makes the most of the gorgeous length and curls of your extensions by wearing them down and loose.

Try adjusting your parting to different points, and play around with how different partings look with your extensions. An extreme side parting can turn up the glamour and create volume for ladies with thinner hair.

Make sure you look after your extensions with our hair care products to keep them looking smooth and glossy.

5. Long Beach Waves

Next, a favourite look of ours to try out with hair extensions is beach waves. This hairstyle brings all the volume and allure you could ask for!

Eve pulls off this look so well with our 24" Hollywood Wave. People will never believe that these aren't real hair extensions!

Wear this look for everyday activities, or to make it extra special, try adding an accessory like a headscarf or clip.

6. Plaited Headband

If you're looking for cute hairstyles you can achieve with extensions, consider the plaited headband. This is difficult for many women to achieve with their hair alone, but hair extensions make this look possible.

Simply plait three medium-sized strands of hair across your hairline, being careful not to braid too tightly. There should be some volume and bounce to your plait. Tuck the remainder behind your ear and secure with a discrete bobby pin.

This look is perfect for dates, and even for bridesmaids at weddings!

7. Full Plaited Ponytail

This hairstyle looks incredible with hair extensions in, as it gives your ponytail extra volume and body. Braid a thick plait down the centre of your head, using large strands of hair. Continue until the ends and fasten with a small hair tie.

Then bring the sides of your hair back and up to meet the plait at the top of your head. Tie the plait and the rest of your hair back with a band, and wrap a thick strand around the band to cover it up.

8. Half-Up Half-Down

Next, clip in hair extensions work great for half-up half-down hairstyles. This is such a versatile look and is really easy to do in the morning before work.

Use the extra volume your extensions provide to build height with a top knot or ponytail using only the top quarter of your hair. Pull down strands around the front to frame your face and soften the look.

9. Double French Plaits

A slightly more technical style is our next suggestion for wearing your extensions. But, with a bit of practice and an online tutorial, you'll master french plaits in no time!

We love the double french plait look, it's playful and looks good with any outfit. Make sure you get your parting perfect straight and centred on your head.

10. Messy Bun

The final look which is a must-do with hair extensions is a messy bun. Start off by tying your ponytail in place, the height on your head and tightness is up to you.

Then, attach your clip-in ponytail, and wrap your hair around the band until you have a bun in place. Secure with another band and bobby pins, and you're done!

Those Are the Top Styles to Rock With Hair Extensions

As we've seen, hair extensions are extremely versatile: play with length, volume, plaits, and curls to change up your look. Which of these hairstyles will you be trying out first?

Written by our hair extension expert

Nancy Pinder

Nancy Pinder is our resident hair and beauty specialist at RiRi Hair Extensions. She advises customers daily in our Lakeside and Bluewater stores, helping them find the perfect look, length, and shade of hair extensions. Nancy also presents our TikTok live to thousands of viewers across the world. You can catch her on our TikTok every week here: @ririhairextensions_uk.

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