ZALA Matte About You – Matte Lipsticks

Meet our ultra matte lipsticks – the Matte About You range! We are LOVING the matte lip trend at ZALA. So we’ve created these 3 matte lipsticks to suit every mood! The perfect lip to style with your ZALA Hair Extensions <3

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ZALA MATTE ABOUT YOU – MATTE LIPSTICKS

The Matte About You lipsticks have been created with a highly pigmented, ultra smooth formulation. This means each shade glides on to the lips and lasts hours without reapplying. Yep, no flaking or fading! And although these babies are matte in finish, we’ve specially designed them to feel super comfortable on the lips. Did we mention they are berry scented?! What more could you want from your lipstick, right?

Each colour also includes a BONUS sample pot at the bottom of the tube. Not only does this sample the shade, it’s extra product too! Simply pop it out, grab a lip brush and apply! Now, let’s get into the shades!

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#1 BERRYBANG

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Our first shade in the ZALA Matte About You lipsticks is #1 Berrybang. This colour is a vibrant, medium violet with pink undertones. If you’re after a statement lip, Berrybang is the shade for you! This colour compliments girls with cool skin tones and looks super bold on those with warm undertones.

#2 – STARBURST

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Next up, #2 Starburst. Starburst is a gorgeous bright coral shade that is the perfect pop of colour! Searching for the perfect summer lip? Starburst is the one for you. We love this shade on girls with warm undertones and olive skin!

#3 – PINOT NOIR

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Last but definitely not least, #3 Pinot Noir. This absolutely stunning hue is such as classic look. For the perfect vixen red, go for our #3 Pinot Noir. This shade suits all skin tones and is a definite go to in the Matte About You range.

Are you as excited as we are about our matte lipsticks? Get your matte lip on and shop our 3 bold colours HERE.

How to Cut Hair Extensions to Blend

Are you having a little trouble blending your hair extensions? Or, do you prefer a more layered look? We show you how to cut hair extensions to blend!

how to cut hair extensions to blend

Although ZALA Hair Extensions come in their box ready to be applied, sometimes a little layering & trimming can achieve a more natural look. This also depends on your taste and hair cut! The following techniques are perfect to add some shape and layer your ZALA’s, particularly if you have short layers at the front of your hair.

HOW TO CUT HAIR EXTENSIONS TO BLEND

Before we get into each cutting technique, let’s address some important points before cutting your ZALA locks!

  • If you are unsure, please take your hair extensions to a salon to get them professionally cut & blended with your natural hair. It’s important to always seek advice from a hair dresser who has experiencing cutting hair extensions.
  • Work very carefully, cutting very small amounts at a time. Remember, we don’t cover any costs or take responsibility for unwanted cutting results, so you want to be sure you’re extra careful when cutting your extensions!
  • It’s best to cut your hair extensions dry and applied into the hair so you can see the exact result
  • Keep your head up and looking straight into a mirror so the hair lays in correct position
  • Always use scissors specifically designed for cutting hair
  • Don’t use any tensions or pull the extensions

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Our first technique on how to cut hair extensions to blend is slicing! This technique is perfect for adding shape to the front sections of your hair for a more tapered look.

The first step when slicing is to locate the short layers of your natural hair. This will indicate where to start cutting! Holding the section of hair in between your fingers, take your scissors and with the blades open, gently slide & slice in a slow diagonal motion. It’s super important to keep the scissors open and to keep moving! Keep going until you reach your desired results, being careful to make sure you don’t trim your natural hair.

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The next technique when cutting & layering hair extensions is point cutting. This feathers the ends of the hair and aims to get rid of any blunt lines. To point cut, pick up the ends of your hair and cut straight into the hair. With the point cutting technique, it’s essential you’re cutting in straight lines so that you don’t cut any length.

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Next up, slithering! Very similar to the slicing technique, this removes bulk to create more feathered locks. With slithering, take your scissors straight down in the middle of the section and use the same sliding technique with your scissors open. Where sliding is most ideal for the front layers of the hair, the slithering technique is perfect to create a more tapered look throughout the hair.

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Lastly, blunt cutting! This is perfect to remove any wispy uneven ends once you’ve feathered & layered the hair to taste. To blunt cut, pull all your hair in front and comb through. Using your fingers as a guide, slide hands down the hair and stop at how much you want to trim. Cut straight across if you want a blunt cut or use the point cutting technique for a more feathered appearance.

And there you have it! The best techniques on how to cut hair extensions to blend! Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly support team if you have any questions regarding blending your hair extensions. Email: [email protected]

Festival Hair Styles

That’s right, it’s music festival season again! Woohoo! With Splendour in the Grass right around the corner and festival season in full swing in the states, we’ve put together these awesome festival hair styles to have all your looks covered. Look no further for some serious festival hair inspo!

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FESTIVAL HAIR STYLES – GLITTER ROOTS

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First up is glitter roots! If this isn’t the perfect festival look, we don’t know what is! This look pairs a few of our favourite things: clip in hair extensions, glitter & space buns. Together, the style is bang on trend and makes for some seriously magical festival locks! Make sure you have your ZALA’s pre-styled and multiple shades of glitter on hand!

FESTIVAL HAIR STYLES – BRAIDED PONYTAIL

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Next up, this AMAZING braided high pony created with ZALA ponytail extensions. We are absolutely in love with this look! Not only does it look cool and edgy, it’s perfect for getting your hair out of your face when you just want to boogie! Ideal for festival day 2 or 3 when your locks might not be feeling too fresh, it’ll actually hold & style better than on squeeky clean hair. And it’s oh so easy to create with ZALA’s clip in ponytail extensions. Simply clip, wrap and go to instantly transform your pony!

FESTIVAL HAIR STYLES – HALF UP FISHTAIL BRAID

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Braids are are go to for festival hair styles. We are totally feeling the boho chic vibe with this half up fishtail braid. This style is really easy to create once you get the hang of it! So make sure you practice before the day so your fishtail braid is on point. You can also find our full guide on this stunning fishtail braid HERE. We’ve paired this look with a 24 inch QUADLUX set for some serious mermaid locks!

Which is your favourite of these festival hair styles?

 

 

Human Hair Ponytail Extensions

We are super excited to announce our brand NEW Human Hair Ponytail Extensions! Yep, that’s right! You asked and we listened! So we’ve launched our ponytail extensions in premium 100% Human Remy Hair. Because we want everyone to channel their inner Gigi Hadid.

Human Hair Ponytail Extensions – NEW at ZALA

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After asking for our lovely customer’s feedback, there was such a strong demand to introduce human hair ponytails to the ZALA product range. Just like our KeratinPro ponytails, they are designed to be ultra comfortable, secure and natural looking. Which means you can easily enhance the thickness and length of your ponytail style with maximum comfort & security. And, now that these babies are in 100% human hair, you can custom colour, cut & style your ZALA pony!

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Our human hair ponytails are super soft, silky and extra thick. Their super high quality allows for an ultra natural look and means you can safely curl & straighten your pony! Like our clip in and tape hair extensions, the ZALA ponytails should be styled on low to medium heat settings.

With over 14 shades, these are available in:

  • 16 inch 110grams: perfect length for natural ponytail styles
  • 22 inch 150grams: our most popular length! Can be curled whilst maintaining length.
  • 26 inch 170grams: super long length for serious length lovers! Also great for taller girls.

ZALA Ponytail extensions are super easy to apply and make the perfect style for a night out! Our human hair ponytails are currently on pre-order and are arriving at ZALA on the 5th August! So, to secure your spot and get your ponytail ASAP, make sure you place your pre order NOW! Remember, all pre orders receive a $15AU voucher to show you how much we care!

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We hope you are as excited for this launch of human hair ponytail extensions as we are! Don’t forget to show us how your style your ZALA Human Hair Ponytail extensions with the hashtag #zalaponytail & #zalahairextensions

 

Tousled Waves Tutorial

We always love some gorgeous tousled waves at ZALA! They’re easy, super effortless and make the perfect textured style. So, we’ve served you up our guide on how to get tousled waves using the ZALA Cosmo Curling Wand.

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TOUSLED WAVES TUTORIAL

  1. Start by brushing through your natural hair & extensions to remove any knots & tangles.
  2. For added length and volume, apply your ZALA clip in hair extensions. Clip in’s are perfect for those wanting an instant volume boost, without blow drying and using multiple hair products! Tousled waves also look super gorgeous with long, mermaid locks. We love a 20 or 24 inch set styled with tousled waves.
  3. Attach the beaded 25mm head to your ZALA Cosmo Wand. The ZALA Cosmo wands has 5 interchangeable wands that each create their own unique curling result. Our fave tool for creating the perfect tousled waves is the beaded attachment. It’s design creates non-uniform curls which achieve this lovely textured look. Remember to always use low to medium temperature settings when styling your extensions.

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    The ZALA Cosmo Wand 25mm beaded attachment

  4. Taking a section about half an inch wide, wrap the hair around the wand and hold for 5-8 seconds. Release the hair and let it cool completely. Continue this method until all hair is curled to tousled perfection.
  5. Now it’s time to separate those curls! Use your fingers to carefully run through your hair to give the perfect bed-head texture.
  6. Finish with a super light mist of hairspray and give your hair one final tousle with your fingers! And you’re done! It really is that easy to create these gorgeous tousled waves using the ZALA Comso Wand beaded attachment.

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Do you love the look of tousled waves? Don’t forget to show us your curls created with the ZALA Cosmo Wand using the hashtag #zalacosmowand

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How to Detangle Hair

Does your hair seem to be prone to pesky knots & tangles? Never fear! These tips and tricks on how to detangle hair will have you saying hello to smooth, tangle free locks in no time. We’ve also included our expert advice on how to detangle hair extensions, too!how to detangle

HOW TO DETANGLE HAIR – TIP #1

One of the easiest and least painful ways to detangle matted hair is to do so in the shower! To tackle those knots, apply a super rich conditioner to your locks and leave on for 5-10 minutes. Then, carefully comb through before rinsing. The conditioner will aid your comb to easily glide through the hair and gently detangle. However, we DO NOT recommend detangling your extensions whilst they are wet! The hair is extremely fragile therefore this can lead to excess shedding & breakage.

HOW TO DETANGLE HAIR – TIP #2

Our next tip on detangling hair is technique! Start by detangling at the ends of your hair, working your way up until all knots are gone. To make the whole ordeal a little less painful, It’s also ideal to hold the hair close to the root with once hand, whilst detangling with the order. These techniques along with some patience is definitely key to reduce damage to your locks! So take your time, work in sections from the bottom up!

HOW TO DETANGLE HAIR – TIP #3

When detangling your locks, it’s important to know you’re using the right tool to do so! Although most hair brushes achieve the same objective, some can be more damaging on your tresses. For dry, tangled hair, the ZALA tangle teaser is a serious essential! With soft flexible bristles, this handbag essential carefully remove knots without the damage. And it’s hair extensions safe, too!

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HOW TO DETANGLE HAIR – TIP #4

Our last tips aren’t focused on removing knots, but more so preventing them! If you often wake up with a serious case of bed head, braid your hair before bed to wake up with tangle free tresses! And to keep those knots under control, make sure you’re brushing through your locks & your ZALA’s 2-3 times a day.

What are you detangling tips that you swear by?

How to Curl Clip In Hair Extensions

Curls are our fav go-to style at ZALA! Not to mention the most flawless way to wear extensions! So, we’ve served up a full tutorial on how to curl clip in hair extensions along with some tips and tricks for the most long lasting curl. Read on to see the best way to curl your ZALA’s!

How to Curl Clip In Hair Extensions

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  1. Plug in your curling wand and set it to a low to medium heat. Our favourite tools for achieving perfect curls is the ZALA Cosmo Wand.how to curl clip in hair extensions
  2. Whilst the wand is heating up, brush through your set with a loop brush or ZALA tangle teaser to ensure there are no pesky knots & tangles.
  3. Take your first piece and prepare it for styling! The best way to keep your wefts in place whilst styling is the ZALA Protect Me Bag hanger. This little device can either hang or hook onto any surface and keep your extensions in place when styling! Not only does it make curling extensions super easy, it also helps to avoid any nasty burns by keeping each piece secure.
  4. Next, spritz with heat protectant and take an inch wide section to wrap around the wand. To demonstrate, we’re using the 25mm wand attachment which creates the perfect, every day curl.
  5. Hold for 5-8 seconds before releasing the hair and sliding the wand out from the curl.
  6. Now, to set your curls to last all day & night, this next steps important! Spray with a light mist of hairspray and secure the hair in its curled position with a bobby pin. This lets the hair cool and set in this position for super long lasting style!how to curl clip in hair extensions
  7. Leave the set to cool for at least half an hour, but overnight is ideal for best staying results! If you’re curling your ZALA’s the night before an event, you can safely store them away in the Protect Me Bag.
  8. Once you’ve allowed some time to cool, unclip the hair and apply your set as usual! You can either style your natural hair before or after applying your extensions.
  9. After applying all pieces, brush through carefully and finish with one last light spritz of hairspray!

how to curl clip in hair extensionsAnd there you have it! Our full guide on how to curl clip in hair extensions and get the most long lasting curls! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel (ZALA Hair Extensions) for even more hair how-to’s and extension tutorials.

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How to Get Tight Bouncy Curls

Tight, bouncy curls are the perfect way to vamp up your look! Not only are they super striking, they’re really easy to achieve. This tutorial on how to get tight bouncy curls is the first of our series featuring all ZALA Cosmo Wand attachments and the unique look that each create. So, if you’re wanting to see the ZALA Cosmo Wand in action and how to achieve these amazing tight bouncy curls, keep reading!

How to Get Tight Bouncy Curls – ft. ZALA Cosmo Wand

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  1. Start by brushing through your hair to get rid of any knots and tangles. Before curling, be sure to use a heat protectant to avoid any damage to your tresses!
  2. Apply your ZALA Clip In Hair Extensions for extra length and volume. This style works best on shorter styles but looks beautiful paired with a premium set of ZALA’s.
  3. Attach the 9-18mm head to the Cosmo Wand prior to heating up the wand. This attachment is thin tapered which means its perfect for achieving tight bouncy curls. Keep in mind when curling extensions it’s best to use a low to medium heat setting! Luckily the ZALA Cosmo Wand offers adjustable temperature settings to cater for any styling circumstance. 

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    ZALA Cosmo Wand 9-18mm attachment

  4. Taking small sections, wrap the hair around the wand and hold for 5-10 seconds.
  5. For extra hold and bounce, pin each section whilst it’s curled and leave to cool in this position. Use a light mist of hairspray to reinforce the style!
  6. Once all hair is styled, brush through to loosen and separate the curl. For added texture, use a texturising spray and scrunch the curls with your fingers. To finish, take one last spritz of hairspray and you’re done.

Want to see the ZALA Cosmo Wand in action? The beautiful Amelia Webb shows you exactly how simple it is to get the look, using her ZALA Cosmo Wand 9-18mm attachment! We are IN LOVE with the results.

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What do you think of the look? Don’t forget to show us your results using the Cosmo Wand using the hashtags #zalahairextensions & #zalacosmowand.

90’s Hairstyles

All the trends from the 90’s have made a huge comeback! They’re fun, cute & super easy. So, who could complain?! Read on for these easy, blast from the past 90’s hairstyles that make the perfect party or festival look.

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90’S HAIRSTYLES

DOUBLE BUNS

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Double buns everywhere at the moment! So we thought we’d kick of these 90’s hairstyles with these two cute ‘space buns’. To get the look, use a tail comb to get a clean middle part. Then, pull up each side of your hair into cute mini buns. This is exactly the same as you would your normal high bun, so twist, wrap around & secure with an elastic. Pin back any loose bits of hair and you’re done! For extra points, add some glitter to your part following our glitter roots tutorial. And ta-da! You’re festival ready with these 90’s buns.

 

MESSY PONYTAIL/HALF UP DO

SCRUNCHIE

Our next fav 90’s style is the messy pony or half up do, featuring the scrunchie! Yep, do you remember those? This sums up 90’s hairstyles pretty well! To get the look, add some tousled curls into your hair using the ZALA Cosmo Wand. We love achieving lots of texture but switching between barrels! Remember, don’t be too neat as the messier the better! Flip your head upside down and tie up into a high pony with an elastic. Loosen and pull bits for some added texture and finish with a scrunchie! Simple as that, and oh so 90’s.

CRIMPED HAIR

CRIMPED HAIR

Last but not least, crimped hair! Yep! This trend has made a comeback and has even been spotted on the runway! But, don’t cringe at the thought of fully crimped hair. This look has been brought back in a more subtle, chic way. To get the look, crimp small sections of your locks. As most of us probably don’t have a crimping iron anymore, whip out your straight and create a similar effect by rotating the iron back and forth in a zig zag motion. We love the texture this gives & think it’s absolutely perfect for any 90’s themed parties.

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How to Blend Clip In Hair Extensions with Short Hair

For gals with short hair, clip in hair extensions are the perfect way to cheat your way to long locks. However, it can seem impossible to achieve the seamless blend when it comes to short, blunt natural hair. Well, fear not! We’ve put together our top tips on how to blend clip in hair extensions with short hair to make them look all your own!

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HOW TO BLEND CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS WITH SHORT HAIR

how to blend clip in hair extensions with short hair

CHOOSING THE PERFECT SET

The first step is to make sure you pick the perfect shade, length and set for your hair. Choosing a shade that matches your natural hair is a given when blending hair extensions with any length of hair, however it’s particularly important for you shorter haired gals.

ZALA Hair Extensions have a free colour matching service that is super quick and easy. Send in a few shots of your hair in natural lighting and the ZALA experts will colour match you to your most ideal shade.

Once you’re confident with your colour, it’s time to select your length & set. We can’t stress enough how important it is to opt for a shorter length is when blending extensions with short natural hair! Unfortunately, it won’t be so easy to achieve a seamless blend with a 24 inch set. Luckily, ZALA Hair Extensions offer 14 and 16 inch sets which are perfect for girls with short natural hair!

Balance is key when applying clip in hair extensions to very short hair. Which is why we’d  recommend going for the 9 piece set in most cases. This is so the thickness of your extensions match up with your natural hair to achieve a seamless blend!

APPLICATION

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Have you ever applied your clip ins and found those annoying short pieces of hair sticking out? Yep, this is one of the most tell tale signs when it comes to hair extensions. Our favourite tip when we’re asked how to blend clip in hair extensions with short hair is the twist! This technique is twisting and pinning down the short hairs at the nape prior to application. This will make sure those pesky little pieces stay out of sight!

Our next top tip is to ensure you’re applying each piece equal distance apart. This makes the sure the extensions are evenly dispersed throughout your hair for the most seamless blend. It’s also important to ensure all wefts aren’t applied too high or low in the hair.

BLENDING & STYLING

how to blend clip in hair extensions with short hair

Lastly, blending and styling! This step really pulls everything together and blends any harsh lines. Once all pieces are applied, use a straightener/flat iron to blend your natural hair with the extensions and also smooth over any visible kinks. You can finish here for a sleek style, however we love to add some curls to achieve a super natural look!

Curls are a go to when blending hair extensions with short hair to conceal any obvious lines where your natural hair stops and the extensions start. We added some super glam curls with the ZALA Cosmo Wand to our girl Taylor who is wearing a 16 inch Rich Mocha #4 set. Once completely blended and styled, you’d never know she’s wearing extensions!

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