Did you know that on average, women have 104 different hairstyles during their lifetime? It’s true. We are changing our hair all the time as trends go in and out of style. Today it is quicker and easier than ever to change looks without breaking the bank or damaging our hair. As salon products have evolved and improved, hair extensions have come a long way over the past couple decades.
5 Reasons to Get Hair Extensions
- Lengthen hair
This is probably the most obvious reason to get hair extensions. Why wait years for your hair to reach that perfect length when you can “grow” your hair in just a few hours?
- Add body to hair
Hair extensions are not just about adding length. They are also a great way to add volume to thin, fine hair. Fine hair may be easier to manage on a daily basis than thicker locks, but let’s face it, flat hair is boring. To quote the Broadway musical Hairspray, “Hair can’t just hang there like a dead thing on your cheeks!”
- Fix a bad haircut
Bouncing back from a haircut nightmare can be emotionally traumatizing, and it sometimes takes years for your hair to grow back out. Fortunately, a choppy, uneven, or way-too-short style can be fixed with extensions.
The great thing about hair extensions is that they are only temporary. If you are afraid of commitment, you don’t have to dive into a bold new look without an exit strategy. This is especially useful if you have always wanted to try bangs, for instance. Bangs go in and out of style, and honestly, they don’t look good everyone. Now you can test them out with clip-in bangs that can be removed at any time.
- Add a pop of color
Again, you don’t have to commit to a big irreversible change when you have access to hair extensions. Coloring your hair over and over again can be damaging. If you want just a few peek-a-boo highlights without bleaching your hair, extensions can add just a touch of color for a fun summer look.
Hair extensions are becoming increasingly popular among young American women. According to a report by the Professional Beauty Association, we have seen a 28.5% increase in the number of U.S. salons that offer hair extensions in the past two years. Extensions range in price from $300 to $10,000 depending on the quality and your geographical location.