How to Get Big Voluminous Curls

We LOVE big and bouncy hair at ZALA! There’s nothing like this style when you’re wanting to feel ultra glam! If you’re on the hunt for a technique on how to get big voluminous curls, we’ve served you up all the tips & tricks you’ll need to achieve super big curls.

How to Get Big Voluminous Curls

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HAIR EXTENSIONS

The first step on how to get big voluminous curls is of course, hair extensions! Some of us gals aren’t blessed with thick tresses, so a set of extensions will do wonders for even the most limp hair! For added body, apply a super thick set of ZALA QUADWEFT clip ins. This set is quad wefted which means four times the thickness per piece and lashings of volume! These are the thickest 20 and 24 inch sets available on the market! With a little help from your ZALA’s, you’ll be well on your way to big, voluminous tresses.

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STYLING

It’s time for styling! For big, bouncy curls, there’s no tool better than the ZALA Cosmo Wand with the 32mm attachment! This barrel creates absolutely amazing bouncy curls. Remember to always use heat protectant to prevent heat damage on your extensions & natural locks!

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ZALA Cosmo Wand 32mm attachment. The ultimate curling tool for big, glam curls!

Taking two inch sections, wrap the hair around the wand and hold for 5-8 seconds. For the most flattering look, make sure you style the curl away from your face! The Cosmo Wand is designed with curl defining technology for super long lasting hold. However to add some extra hold so that the style lasts all night, pin the hair in place and let it cool in the curled position to set it in place.

Once all your hair has been curled and cooled, unpin and brush through carefully with your fingers. This will loosen the curl to create an ultra soft, glam tresses. Finish the look by adding a light mist of hairspray. Not only will this add extra hold to those curls, it’ll help to smooth away any fly aways too! And you’re done!

Let us know if you’re feeling these big, bouncy curls! If your hair is seriously lacking volume, shop the full ZALA QUADLUX range and ZALA Cosmo Wand 5 in 1 barrel. Bouncy, glam hair is all yours thanks to a little help from ZALA Hair! 

 

 

Pull Through Braid

Braids and hair rings are everything at the moment! If you’re loving the combo like we are at ZALA, this pull through braid is for you. Read on for a full tutorial on how to get this super stunning look. You’ll be surprised at how easily it is to achieve this elegant pull through braid!

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PULL THROUGH BRAID TUTORIAL

  1. For added length & fullness, apply your ZALA clip in hair extensions! We’re using a 24 inch QUADLUX Dark Chocolate #2 sets for super long mermaid locks which is absolutely perfect for this braided style!
  2. Next, gather your hair into a pretty half up style & secure with an elastic. About an inch or two down, take another hair tie and secure in place. This will create the base for the first pull through.pullthroughbraid
  3. Take another section of the same size underneath and secure in place with an elastic. You will be working with these two sections to create the look.
  4. Next, split the upper section in half to create a gap and thread the underneath section through.  Take another elastic about an inch or two down and secure in place to create the section for your next loop.pullthroughbraid2
  5. To create the looped effect and add volume to the braid, use your fingers to pull & loosen each section as you work your way down the hair.
  6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 until you’ve braided all your locks :) pullthroughbraid3
  7. To conceal the elastics, apply some cute metal hair rings over each hair band. We are obsessed with hair rings paired with braids at ZALA and think this really completes the look!
  8. You can leave the look here and rock sleek, straight locks. However we’ve finished the style with curls using the ZALA Cosmo Wand for serious hair goals! We used the 25mm attachment to create super elegant, loose curls.

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There you have it! How stunning is the result?! This pull through braid is so stunning and super easy to achieve! These locks are some serious hair goals. What are your thoughts on this braided style?

Don’t miss the full tutorial on the ZALA YouTube channel coming soon.

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How to Make Hair Extensions Look Real

Ever wondered why some hair extensions look super noticeable and others are completely undetectable in the hair? It’s all in the quality and how you were them! Make sure you’re in the know with our top tips on how to make hair extensions look real! This guide will be sure to avoid any hair extensions mishaps and get the perfect blend.

How to Make Hair Extensions Look Real

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QUALITY

One of the most important tips on how to make hair extensions look real is to invest in quality! The most obvious of hair extensions are cheap, bad quality hair. To achieve the most natural looking locks, a premium quality set of extensions are the go! At ZALA, we use 100% Human Remy Hair which is key for getting the most real looking locks. ZALA hair is soft & silky, and all the cuticles remain in tact to face the same direction. This means the hair will blend undetectably with your natural hair texture.

COLOUR MATCH

Choosing your perfect shade is key when wanting to know how to make hair extensions look real. One of the most tell-tale signs of hair extensions is an off colour! So it’s essential to get your exact shade for the perfect blend. We’ve made it easy at ZALA with our quick & free colour matching service! Simply send in a few photos of your hair in natural lighting and one of our colour experts will recommend your perfect match. With over 20 shades available, you’ll be sure to find your ideal colour. And if you’ve got a more unique shade, never fear! ZALA Hair Extensions can be safely toned & dyed.

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LENGTH & THICKNESS

Nothing gives away hair extensions like poorly blended hair! This all comes down to the set you choose and determining how many grams of hair you’ll need for your specific hair type. Choosing the ideal length for you not only depends on the look you want to achieve, but also the length of your natural hair. Girls with shorter hair types should opt for a set that isn’t too much of a drastic change

For those with fine/thin hair, a smaller amount of pieces will achieve the most natural look. This is so the wefts/clips are undetectable once applied. For those with medium to thick natural hair, more pieces will be required to match the natural thickness of your own hair. This ensures seamless, natural blending once applied.

APPLICATION

Once you’ve chosen the perfect shade, length & thickness for you, it’s time for application! Proper application is essential when seeking how to make hair extensions look real. ZALA’s 5 and 9 clip piece designs were created to be layered throughout the hair and fitted to the shape of the head for the most natural look. Watch our full guide on how to apply ZALA 5 piece set and 9 piece set for seamless application. For tape extensions, don’t miss our full application guide HERE.

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FITTING/CUTTING

Although ZALA Hair are ready to apply straight from the pack, cutting or layering your extensions is an option if you are having difficulty blending. If so, we recommend taking your extensions to a professional to be cut to blend with your natural locks. Specific cutting techniques such as layering can be perfect to give that ‘all my own’ look.

STYLING

Lastly, styling! It’s important to have your natural hair styled to match your extensions so they are completely undetectable. For example, girls with naturally wavy hair may want to style their ZALA’s to match. The other option would be straightening your natural hair to blend. Curls are definitely a go-to to ensure your natural hair blends perfectly with your extensions. Not only does this disguise any harsh lines between the extensions and your hair, it looks super pretty too!

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And there you have it! Our fool proof guide on how to make hair extensions look real. Say goodbye to badly blended hair extensions and hello to seamless dreamy locks!

Prom Hairstyles

Prom is well on it’s way so were serving up some serious hairspiration for your prom hairstyles! These 3 braided hairstyles will have your locks on point for prom!

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Prom Hairstyles

We think a soft & silky, thick set of ZALA Hair Extensions are the perfect hair accessory for prom! For these stunning braided looks, we are ZALA QUADLUX range. Just LOOK at how thick and luscious our Quadwefts sets are! With four times the thickness per piece and equal thickness from top to bottom, ZALA clip in hair extensions are a prom hair necessity!

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PULL THROUGH BRAID

How stunning is this pull through braid?! It’s oh so elegant and easy to achieve, too! We are in LOVE with these locks for the perfect prom hair! To achieve, section the top layer of your hair and tie back into a small ponytail like you would for a typical half up style. Repeat this step with the same amount of hair with a section underneath. The looped look is created using these two sections of hair and threading either through whilst securing each ‘loop’ with a hair tie. Repeat this down the hair & pull to loosen as you go. Finish with some pretty curls and you’ll have serious prom hairstyle goals!

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DOUBLE WATERFALL SIDE BRAID

Next up is this double waterfall side braid. We live for braids like this at ZALA! This gives us some serious Khaleesi vibes! Although this one requires a little more effort & skill, the result is so stunning. Check out our full tutorial on how to get the look HERE.

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HALF UP FISHTAIL BRAID

Lastly, the half-up fishtail braid! We LOVE the fishtail braid for a fail-safe prom style that is super striking! This is also perfect for those who are going for a more boho look for prom. Simply take two small sections from either side of the front of your hair and twist back before tying with an elastic. Then, wrap the section of hair over and through to create the twisted effect. Fishtail braid down the hair & add super cute hair rings to finish! We think this looks perfect paired with sleek & straight locks.

prom hairstylesWhich of these prom hairstyles will you be wearing?

 

Half Up Fishtail Braid

Braids are a go-to for dream worthy locks. For a striking boho look, this half up fishtail braid is seriously the perfect hairstyle! We are obsessing over this style at ZALA and have served up a full tutorial on how to get the look. Read on to get this elegant half up fishtail braid featuring ZALA Hair Extensions.

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Half Up Fishtail Braid

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HOW TO: HALF UP FISHTAIL BRAID:

  1. Start by applying your ZALA clip in hair extensions. For this half up fishtail braid, we’ve used a 24 inch Quadweft 9 piece set! A set of ZALA’s totally make the look and gives you all the hair you need for an elegant fishtail braid.
  2. Once your set has been applied, take two even sections from the front of your hair. Twist slightly before tying together at the back of your head with an elastic to form one section of hair.
  3. Thread this section over itself and through to create this pretty twisted effect.fishtail1
  4. Next, take a medium sized section of hair underneath the smaller section. This will add all the volume to your fishtail braid.
  5. Time to get braiding! Split the hair into two equal sections. To create the fishtail effect, take small sections from either side and bring into the middle. Repeat a quarter of the way down the hair and secure with a hair tie.
  6. Apply a cute metal hair accessory to cover the elastic. If you’re not using hair rings like we are, you can simply take a small section of hair and wrap around to conceal the elastic.
  7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 until you have braided another quarter of the hair. We’ve left the look here, but you can repeat these steps for a super long braid!fishtail2
  8. Finish the style by pulling the hair to loosen your braid and add extra volume! We LOVE this half up fishtail braid with straight hair, however you can always go in with your ZALA Comso Wand to add some curls to your locks.

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And there you have it! The half up fishtail braid. How AMAZING is the result? Especially paired with some cute silver hair accessories. After a little practice, it’s also super easy to do! If you’re still unsure, don’t forget to subscribe to ZALA’s YouTube Channel and keep your eyes peeled for the full video tutorial.

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How Many Grams of Hair Extensions for a Full Head: ZALA 5 & 9 piece sets

If you’re new to clip in extensions, chances are you’ve wondered how many grams of hair extensions for a full head. Well, not to fear! The team at ZALA have put together a full guide on grams of hair extensions and in particular, choosing between our famous 5 & 9 piece set designs!

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How Many Grams of Hair Extensions for a full head – ZALA Clip In Hair Extensions

At ZALA Hair, the only difference between our 5 and 9 piece sets is the weight. Our high grade 100% Human Remy hair does not change with either option! Both the 5 and 9 piece set are soft, silky, premium quality and designed for a full head of hair. Each set is double drawn with the choice of triple of quad weft sets. This means each piece is super thick all the way from tip to top!

CHOOSING BETWEEN THE 5 & 9 PIECE SET

5 PIECE SET

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  • 1 x 5 clip piece
  • 1 x 3 clip piece
  • 1 x 2 clip piece
  • 2 x 1 clip pieces

Many people often inquire about the 5 piece set as this is the cheapest option available. The 5 piece set is the minimum amount and is designed for thin/fine natural hair. This set ensures that the wefts are not visible once applied! Ladies with hair on the thinner side will find it more difficult to hold more than this amount. Therefore, we recommend the 5 piece set so that the hair extensions blend undetectably with your natural hair! The 9 piece set is perfect for a very natural, everyday look.

9 PIECE SET

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  • 2 x 5 clip pieces
  • 3 x 3 clip pieces
  • 2 x 2 clip pieces
  • 2 x 1 clip pieces

The full 9 piece set is our most popular option at ZALA and is designed for those with medium to thick hair. If you’re looking to add lots of volume or thickness to your hair, this set is also ideal for you! The 9 piece set will ensure the extensions blend undetectably for those with thicker hair types. This is so the ends of naturally thicker hair can be blended with a full 9 piece set. Our award winning Quadweft 9 piece sets are the thickest available on the market! With a 9 piece set, you’ll be sure to have the thickest and dreamiest locks.

Of course, the grams for each set vary depending on which length of hair extensions you desire. At ZALA, we offer a wide range of lengths from 14-30 inch! For our full product price list, click HERE. You can also view a quick, in depth video on each shade, set & length on our YouTube channel.

If in doubt, we recommend going with the 9 piece set. This way you can use the pieces you need and save the rest for later! Still have questions on how many grams of hair extensions for a full head? Message our support team: [email protected] for quick & friendly assistance!

 

Uses for Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo! We all know and love it as a staple haircare product to refresh your locks. But, did you know dry shampoo is a miracle for many other hair needs? Yep, that’s right! Read on for 8 different and AMAZING uses for dry shampoo that will redefine the way you use this essential haircare product!

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8 Different Uses for Dry Shampoo

  1. Add extra grip to bobby pins and hair clips! Have you ever found your bobby pins just won’t stay in place? Spray a little dry shampoo on your bobby pins before placing into your hair to add extra traction & grip! This little tip does wonders for keeping your style put, especially for up-dos.
  2. Conceal roots! Guilty of leaving it a little too long in-between visits to the hair dresser? This tip will be super handy for you blonde haired gals! As dry shampoo is a powder based product, spraying directly to your roots it’ll help to cover any dark and unwanted colour. There’s also dry shampoo’s made specifically for blondes with a tint of colour!
  3. Add volume! This is definitely one of our favourite uses for dry shampoo at ZALA. This little product is amazing for adding body to your hair. Spritz some dry shampoo throughout your locks, focusing on the roots to mid lengths for a serious volume boost! This is a must-have for those with naturally thin or fine hair.uses for dry shampoo
  4. Hold a backcomb! Do you find your hair fails to hold a backcomb? Use dry shampoo whilst back combing to create extra hold! This is also a super handy tip for those who want to keep their clip in hair extensions super sturdy. Although not necessary with ZALA‘s strong and discreet silicon backed clips!
  5. Separates curls! Another of our favourite unconventional uses for dry shampoo is to separate a curl. To prevent your curls from sticking, spray through some dry shampoo after styling. This will help to keep your curls looking perfectly imperfect and less uniform. It’ll also add a lightweight hold to your locks!
  6. Creates texture! We absolutely love dry shampoo for adding texture to hair! Unlike hairspray, dry shampoo instantly creates textures whilst remaining lightweight and touchable. However, for the ultimate textured look, with a little added hold, pair your dry shampoo with hairspray to achieve perfectly textured tresses.
  7. Separates bangs! Does your fringe/bangs stick together or lay flat against your forehead? This next tip is a must know for girls with a fringe of these uses for dry shampoo. Spritz some dry shampoo throughout your bangs to help soak up any excess oil and keep the hair nice separated!

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And there you have it! 8 amazing uses for dry shampoo that will totally step up your dry shampoo game! What are your favourite ways to use dry shampoo?

Hair Extensions for Curly Hair

If you’re a curly hair gal, chances are you think you won’t be able to get away with wearing a set of ZALA Hair Extensions with your locks. Well, not quite! We’ve put together our full guide on hair extensions for curly hair so you have all the tips & tricks to blend your ZALA’s naturally with curly hair!

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Hair Extensions for Curly Hair

For girls with hair that is super curly, to those with natural waves, your ZALA’s can be safely styled to match the natural curl of your tresses. We only use premium quality 100% Human Hair at ZALA, which means you can style your extensions to perfectly blend with your natural locks! Which means ZALA Hair are the perfect hair extensions for curly hair. When styling your ZALA Hair, remember to always use heat protectant and adjust your heat styling tool to low-medium settings! To compliment the natural volume of curly locks, a 9 piece set will be ideal!

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For those with very curly hair, don’t fear! Blending your ZALA’s will be easy peasy with the Cosmo Curling Wand! The Cosmo Curling Wand has 5 interchangeable curling barrel attachments. Which means you’re sure to find the perfect wand to achieve that natural look! We absolutely love our Spiral  32mm wand, Beaded 25mm wand and tapered 9-18mm wand to achieve super natural looking curls. The Cosmo Wand has curl defining technology for frizz-free, long lasting curls! Although it doesn’t hurt to let those curls cool in their position before letting down or brushing out.

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To achieve the most natural curl, style your extensions by alternating the direction of the curl with each section. For beachy waves, go with our Spiral 32mm wand and take sections that vary in thickness! For tighter curls with less pattern, go for the Beaded 25mm wand! This super unique design creates an ultra natural curl as the hair is wrapped in between & around the beaded barrel. To add some variation and texture, use the tapered 9-18mm wand for tighter, ringlet curls. We love the look of this wand combined with looser curls to mimic the natural variation of curly hair. Of course, the key is to mimic your natural curl as best as possible, so the curl you want to achieve really depends on your unique locks. Variation is key!

There you have it! Our top tips on hair extensions for curly hair. We hope this solves any concerns or questions for you curly haired gals wanting ZALA Hair Extensions!

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How to Store Hair Extensions – ZALA Protect Me Bag

The way you store your hair extensions is super important when keeping them in tip top condition. Ever been guilty of leaving your extensions in a mess on the floor? Or perhaps you’ve just chucked your set into a plastic bag when travelling? Well, never fear! The ZALA Protect Me Bag is the answer to all your concerns on how to store hair extensions!

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How to Store Hair Extensions – ft. ZALA Protect Me Bag

After investing in a super soft & silky set of 100% Human Remy Hair Extensions, like ZALA Hair, it’s essential you’re storing your new beautiful hair correctly! The ZALA Protect Me Bag is a nifty little tool designed for protecting & storing your extensions for long lasting quality. Not only is it the perfect accessory for storage, it’ll be your new best friend when styling & travelling your ZALA’s.

STORE

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The ZALA Protect Me Bag features a sturdy hanger and strong protective case, ideal for storing and maintaining the condition of your hair extensions. A shoe box or pants hanger simply doesn’t make the cut! The Protect Me Bag hanger is also perfectly designed with fabric backed to safely secure all pieces together without kinking your precious extensions!

PROTECT

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Simply place all pieces evenly onto the hanger and close to secure. Before placing safely into the bag, ensure all pieces are dry & tangle free! Then, slide the hanger through the back, zip up and store neatly and out of sight in your closet or wardrobe. With the bag & hanger design, your beautiful premium quality extensions will be guaranteed to be protected from humidity, dust and any other nasties!

STYLE

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We’ve tried it all when it comes to styling! Slotting each piece into a drawer or attempting the one handed styling technique (resulting in one too many burns!). Did you know, the ZALA Protect Me Bag is also the perfect little tool when styling your clip in hair extensions? Yup! The hanger makes it oh so easy to secure all pieces in place when styling prior to application. Simply secure all pieces in place, hang onto a sturdy surface and style away! The ZALA Protect Me Bag acts as a extra pair of hands when curling, straightening and even brushing your ZALA Hair.

TRAVEL

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Are you travelling and want to bring your ZALA Hair Extensions with you? The only way to protect your ZALA’s when travelling is to safely pack them away in your Protect Me Bag! With this nifty lil tool, they can be safely folded up and packed flat into your suitcase. And then once you arrive at your destination, hang them up neatly in their sleek & classy bag! We also LOVE the Protect Me Bag as you can pre-style your ZALA’s for any occasion to save time getting ready. Curl your set as desired, pop away in the bag & your extensions will be ready to apply for any event!

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There you have it! Everything you need to know on how to store hair extensions as well as our hair extensions protection & travel essential! Now you’ll have no excuse to have long lasting, super soft & silky hair extensions!

Coachella Hair – Opal Hair Colour Trend

Opal Hair! Have you heard of the latest colour trend? This super dreamy colour combo is giving us serious Coachella hair inspiration! Even Kylie Jenner has been seen sporting her take on the trend at this years Coachella! Read on for everything about the trend and how to get the ultimate festival hairstyle for Coachella 2016.

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OPAL HAIR TREND | COACHELLA HAIR

So, let’s explain the hue. Opal hair pulls inspiration from the opal gemstone, and for obvious reasons! The mix of pastel hues creates a dreamy, mermaid-like hue. From more intense colour to washed-out looks. After the first weekend of Coachella, we’ve seen these rainbow pastel locks everywhere!

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To achieve the perfect opal coachella hair, the hair is lightened and toned to a super ashy platinum shade. This colour is super similar to our Ice Queen Platinum Blonde #60, so it’s perfect to recreate the look on a set of ZALA Hair Extensions! Once the hair is at the perfect grey-ish hue, a mix of whimsical pastels are added throughout. Of course, this trend works best on platinum gals, but we’ve seen those with darker looks rock the look too!

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The key to this look is not only the colours, its the placement. To mimic the iridescence of the opal stone, pastel colours are applied in layers throughout the hair. It’s not just one shade, its a multitude of colours from root to tip! And we LOVE the effect for the ultimate festival locks! If you’re a bit of a commitment-phobe and want to sport the opal hair trend at Coachella this year, hair extensions are the perfect solution! Simply dye a few pieces of of your ZALA Hair Extensions your desired opal hues! Remember to always test your product on one single strand first, gals! Once dyed, leave to air dry before styling into your festival look!

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What do you think of the opal hair trend? We are seriously hypnotised by the dreamy dye trend at ZALA! Pair with our GLITTER ROOTS TUTORIAL and you’ll be sure to have your magical Coachella hair on point! Don’t forget to show us your festival locks with the hashtag #zalahairextensions

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