Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just Add a Little Hair and Add a Little There

About a year ago, I was taught by one of my magnificent friends in Cosmetology school how to make extensions pretty much from scratch!  All we did was go buy a bag of hair, sew for a couple of hours and boom, you had longer hair! I have changed my hair color quite a few times since then so I didn't have anymore extensions left that matched. Naturally I decided to pick up some more and get to work!  Here is how you can add a little length to your mane.

First, get a package of hair that is not already cut or sewn together.

Here are the rest of tools you will need for this project: sewing needle, thread, scissors, and hair clips

Well, after I got started I realized the color extensions I bought were too coppery colored to match mine exactly. So, back to the drawing board! I had to put a red permanent color on to get them to match my hair exactly. (this is very important!)

After I rinsed them out, I measured each piece where I wanted it around my head. I have 4 pieces in all.  I have a bottom piece that is near the nape, a piece that goes almost around my whole head, then two side pieces to fill in the side view.  After much sewing, clipping and texturizing, here they are!

YAY! Now I can clip them in when I want them and take them out when I don't!!


dennicapearl said...

SO pretty.

i just noticed the video on the upper right hand side of your blog.

so cool :D

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Diana said...

you look awesome!! they don't even look like extensions :)

Shan Renee said...

AMAZING! I want some!!!!

FFLUOR said...

i'm so exited with your extension.. they don't even look fake.. i bought some nice hair in thailand, but i'm still waiting for it.. it's on my way in brazil.. yes, i'm in brazil.. and now i'm looking forward to have it!! kiss kiss!!

Kat said...

thats so awesome!! you look great! i love the color of your hair, its such a pretty color! I also love your new header!!

Cowbiscuits said...

oh wow you look awesome! come here and do mine for me :P xx

Curves ahead makeup said...

love extensions never thought about making them this post was awesome ,thanks

Ashley said...

Beautiful! They look really natural too, and it's fun to see your hair long!

Collette Osuna said...

How daughter has a few sets, lol....these look great!!

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Marie said...

You did a good job, never thought of dying extensions!:D

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Pammy said...

You look fantastic with long hair! That's such a great project and you can change the color easily without having to do it on your hair. :P

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Kat said...

i just type my blog url at the bottom of my comment. I didnt know it became a link once i posted it :)

Margaret said...

you look great in that colour
:D great blog!
loving the posts
stop by some time xx
take a peek at my giveaway while you're at it!


I want to see your Victoria's Secret leather. I also want to try extensions. I miss my long hair and like knowing I can "have it back" even if it's only for a few days.. :)


Style Activist said...

Cute!! Ok, to be honest I am usually sketched out by extensions - but you look adorable. Of course you can work it, being the cosmetologist you are. I need you to make me personal ones, hehe.

And don't worry I will be posting more photos! It was such a fun time, we are going to be doing many more shoots in the future!

style activist

Dear Girl said...

looks cute on you w/ a longer hair=)
..glad you liked the lipstick on the towels and stuff on my blog=)

Jodi said...

kewl... these look awesome on you.. me wearing them? I can see it now.. all the triathletes would be screaming in the water wondering who pulled chunks of hair out of someone while swimming.. what is that hair floating around? or patches of hair falling out and getting caught in the spokes of the bike.. hah hah... okay, get real Jodi.. these are for dress up, not sports... hah hah.. would love to try them sometime!!!
xox j

Beauty Addict said...

They look great!! Can't believe you've done them yourself.

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I have recently tried another mascara that is also great for volume - Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara. It gives an instant extra volume BUT it is a nightmare to remove.... not even MAC cleanse off oil does the job. I am still trying it out before blogging about it, so I can do a proper review. I am trying other eye make up removers to see if it works.

kirstyb said...

i love hair extentions xxxx

Erin (penny. LA) said...

Fierce top, fierce photos! Very appropriate backdrop. <3