The Hair Extension Brands Celebrity Hair Stylists Are Using – Allure Magazine

Thinking back to my high school prom, I was one of the few girls who honestly didn’t care where my dress came from (side note — it ended up being a vintage 1920s gown for $45 on eBay). All I wanted was long, thick, Cher-like hair, and I spent hours on the web trying to find the best set of extensions just for that. I couldn’t find the perfect set, and instead, settled on some clip-ins I bought from the local beauty supply store. Flash forward to now: A time where we can enjoy hair that comes in slip-on halos, clip-ins with triple the tracks are sewn to one weft, and lightning-speed hair bonding blends seamlessly into your hair. What a time to be alive! But with all of the options laid out in front of us, which extensions are the best? We asked six hairstylists what their go-to brands for hair extensions are, so whether you’re trying to look like Cher or want Tracee Ellis Ross curls, you’re covered.

Bryce Scarlett:“I buy hair from The Hair Shop constantly. They have so many different kinds of ways to attach hair, depending on the client I’m working with or what I’m looking for. They have this new thing called smart tabs, which are basically like little stickers with extremely thin hair pieces attached to them. They’re perfect for filling in around the face where there is breakage.”

Tym Wallace:“I swear by a company based in Philadelphia called My Hair Closet because of the large variety of hair extensions they have. They have different textures, they have different curl patterns that work so well when doing hair extensions. I also like Indique Hair Extensions. Their longevity is amazing. The purest form of Indian hair. Not only do they have hair extensions, but they have wigs. They’ve also got different types of pieces as well, like fishnet, which is like a piece that is made like a fishnet but is actually a weft with clips. One whole piece and you can pull your hair through it. I also like True Indian Hair [in New York City] because they have a large variety of colors.”

Felicia Burrows:“Hair extensions have changed so much. You can get good hair from many places: American Dreams is a brand that has a variety of colors. My Hair Closet, which is online, has great packaging and the hair has nice textures. New Star Hair wears natural, with the right amount of fullness and shine. It also doesn’t tangle as much. These are just a few brands. There is also store-bought hair. I have bought from beauty supply store Mane Beauty, which has wide selection of pack hair that has worked well.”

Jawara:“I really love True Indian Hair — they have locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. It’s 100% human hair and I love it because you can color it and it just works perfectly. They have a variety of textures that I love. Also, The Hair Shop is good for clip ins. It’s funny because I used to do a lot of extensions before I went into the editorial world so I was sort of an extensions specialist!”

Mark Townsend:Garland Drake has very high quality hair extensions. I like them because they have triple the density, having three tracks across the weft.”

Ryan Trygstad:The Hair Shop is on-trend. For example, with ombré hair: they do all beautiful ombré tones that are undetectable when they’re in. You can’t even tell they’re extensions. They are always available, have what I want, and I noticed that I can get any tone or texture. They do four different wave patterns. You can do really thick hair that’s really fluffy, or skinny, thin hair. I like the customization of The Hair Shop, and their customer service is great.”


More on hair extensions:

  1. Getting Hair Extensions from Kylie Jenner’s Stylist Gave Me a Major Hair Epiphany
  2. Barefoot Blonde Shares Her Tips on Caring for Your Hair Extensions This Summer
  3. Here’s What It’s Like to Get Hair Extensions for Curls

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