3 Quick Hairstyles with Hair Extensions ft. Ines Silva

Hair extensions are a great way to instantly create a new ‘do without having to spend hours in a salon. Especially with the ZALA Clip-In Hair Extensions, it’s easy to just ‘clip in’ and then go!

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Want to look great without having a lot of time on your hands? Here are 3 quick hairstyles you can do with hair extensions, as seen on Ines Silva’s YouTube channel!

Video and hairstyle credits to Ines Silva at @irisloveunicorns.

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(c) Ines Silva

Maxi Braids

Easy to do, easy to wear! Plus, they look nice either way!

  1. Divide your hair into two sections, left and right.
  2. Start braiding your hair until the ends. Secure with an elastic and repeat on the other side.
  3. Pull on the braids to create a looser, messier, more laidback look. Add finishing touches like a beanie and you’re done!
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(c) Ines Silva

Two Buns

Here’s a playful look you can get in under 5 minutes!

  1. Divide your hair into two sections, left and right.
  2. Starting with the left side, get the upper half of the section and pull it into a tight bun. Secure with bobby pins and repeat on the other side.
  3. Take your ZALA Curling Wand and curl the ends of your hair to complete the look.
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(c) Ines Silva

High Half-Ponytail

Sultry and sexy? We’ve got just the hairstyle for you!

  1. Start off with doing a half ponytail. You can opt for a thicker or thinner ponytail, depending on your preference.
  2. Secure the ponytail with an elastic. Pull it tightly upwards for a cuter look. Make sure that’s it’s perched on the top of your head!
  3. Curl the ends of your hair to complete the look.

If you want to see the video for yourself, feel free to take a look!

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PUBLISHED 30TH NOVEMBER 2018

4 Fun Hair Colors You Should Try At Least Once

Hair colors are a great way to look different without completely changing your hairstyle. From deep blacks to fiery reds to ashy blondes, it’s always fun to experiment with different colors for your hair!

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Interested in trying out some new colors before this year ends? Here are 4 fun hair colors you should try at least once in your life!

Sun-Kissed Highlights

Laidback and totally chill, that’s what this color is all about. Sun-kissed highlights are absolutely flourishing around summertime, but who says you can’t don them on normal days? Make ordinary days extraordinary with sun-kissed highlights, one of the most fun hair colors you can try out before 2018 ends!

Check out: Zala Sun-Kissed Highlights #10 Clip In Hair Extensions

Purple

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Purple hair has been rather trendy recently and for good reason. It looks totally elegant and stylish, especially if you have impeccable fashion as well. Purple looks exceptionally beautiful when paired with curls, which further highlights its bold color. If you’re scared to go full purple though, you can opt for something lighter or even ombre in the meantime, just to get a feel for the color.

Platinum Blonde

Platinum blonde hair is a great look if you’re the kind of person who loves standing out from the crowd. This exquisite hair color is something that you should absolutely try out at least once. We’re sure you’ll love the exotic vibes! If you’d like to try this look, we’ve covered some awesome ways to rock platinum blonde hair on our blog.

Check out: Zala Ice Queen Platinum Blonde Clip In Hair Extensions

Burgundy Red

Going for a bold look? If so, then red is the perfect color for you! Nothing is more striking than the deepest, darkest of reds, such as burgundy red. Wild, young, and free, that’s red hair for you. Just having this hair color is enough of a statement, to be honest. And with this fiery look, you’re definitely bound to turn more than a few heads, wherever you may go!

Check out: Zala Burgundy Red Clip In Hair Extensions

And that’s it for our list of fun hair colors! What’s your favorite must-try fun hair color this year? Let us know in the comments below!

For more hairstyle ideas, check out the ZALA blog!

PUBLISHED 22ND NOVEMBER 2018

Hair History

Ever wondered who was the GENIUS who thought “I’m gonna put someone else’s hair on my head to make it look better”? That genius was someone who lived over 6000 years ago in ancient Egypt! Let’s go into some hair history.

 

Hair History

What we are gonna do right here is go back… waaaaayyy back. Back into time and explore the History of Hair Extensions

It’s not just a fad. Hair has always been a part of beauty and style. For thousands of years, people all over the world have been changing their hair to appear more beautiful. Hair has also become an important part of cultures, traditions and even religions. Hair is representative and also symbolic in many ways.

 

Ancient Egypt

Hair extensions are no new product. Researchers have even hair extensions being used in ancient Egypt in 3400 BC where they would use resin and bees wax to attach a mix of human hair and dyed sheep’s wool as hair extensions… which is not the most glamorous kind of hair extensions.

The Egyptians later started sewing hair into knots in the hair and braiding hair. Researchers have discovered preserved skulls with a full head of hair and hair extensions. Hair quickly became a symbol of wealth and status. Appearances were important because it symbolised that a person was wealthy enough to be able to afford beauty and then… wigs were born!

 

Powdered Wigs

During the 18th century, powdered wigs became the next best thing! These wigs were white hairpieces with curls and waves. When King Louis started going bald, he started wearing powdered wigs. His majestic had wig makers create large and excessively long wigs, this trend was adopted by the noble people of the era. They then became a trend in men and women all around the world.

In the 1800s, hair pieces later evolved into Apollo Knots which were tight curls that were tied near the roots of the hair. Hair was attached to the hair in mounds and bundles. The introduction of clip in hair extensions called “switch” came in during the beginning of the 1900s.

 

Big Hair

The 20th century saw the rising trend of pompadour hair where hair was pushed up with the use of frames and hair extensions. This style was worn on men and women and is what inspired the famous Elvis and James Dean ‘do.

In the 1940’s the world suddenly fell in love with long hair. It finally quickly popular causing the demand for hair extensions and wigs.

Hair extensions as we know them today were first invented in the fifties. Disco was everything and the long glamorous hair that came with it! Hair extensions were mostly worn by celebrities and those who

Hair weaves became well known amongst the African American community. Weaves would help those with afro textured hair to be able to achieve a smoother, shinier and straighter finish. As popularity increased, a growing amount of Caucasian people were to adopt hair extensions for hair enhancements.

 

That brings us to today!

Today we have all different types of hair extensions options available to us. Hair history has developed the technologies to give us what we have today. You can find hair extensions in any colour, length or style that you would like and the different options for hair extensions is constantly increasing.

Hair extensions are no longer just for the rich and royal as they have become so easily accessible.

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PUBLISHED 18TH OCTOBER 2018

Killer Halloween Looks

Killer Halloween Looks

Killer Halloween Looks

The spookiest time of the year has come around again and you must be on the hunt for some killer Halloween looks.

Whether you’ve got a crazy halloween party to go to or you would just like to dress up to get spooky, if you are looking for Halloween hair-spiration, you have come to the right place!

We have put together three drop dead gorgeous looks which will be perfect for Halloween.

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It’s time to get freaky! 

The Purge

Killer Halloween Looks

I absolutely love scary movies. Theres something so thrilling about being scared and feeling the adrenaline rush through your veins.

Did The Purge Movie freak you out or leave you wanting more? I wonder what I’d do if the Purge really happened. Would I secure my house and hide inside all day or would I run around killing people?

We put together this super simple yet creepy look inspired by the purge. All we needed was our ZALA ponytails, a white shirt and a mask!

You will need:

  1. Starting with a neat centre parting, tie your hair up into 2 sleep pig tails.

  2.  Apply 2 x 16 inch ponytails extensions to either side, securing with bobby pins.

Fortune Teller

Killer Halloween Looks

If you could look into a crystal ball and see the future, what would you want to see?

There is something so magical and mystical about this fortune teller look. I don’t know whether I would like to be able to tell the future or not!

We paired big voluptuous messy curls with a jingly head piece, some sparkles and some dark and mysterious makeup. This look has everything.

You will need:

  1. Section off your hair and apply 20 inch hair extensions for length and volume.

  2. Working in sections, curl your hair with the extensions using a medium sized barrel.

  3. Brush out the curls and use a volumizing powder for extra volume and texture.

Evil Mermaid

Killer Halloween Looks

Ever since watching the Little Mermaid at 4 years of age, I still sit by the water and pretend i have a tail instead of legs… no, really. Imagine spending your days swimming around with your mermaid friends! I’m definitely not the only girl who has had a fantasy about living under the sea with my best friend who’s a lobster.

Unfortunately, not all of the creatures below sea level are as friendly as Sebastian. Meet the Evil Mermaid…

This Evil Mermaid look was put together by curling some insanely long hair extensions. We added some colourful fishy makeup and threw on a long, flowy, colourful dress to mimic a tail.

You will need:

  1. Section off your hair and apply 26 inch hair extensions for dramatic length.

  2. Twist and curl your hair and the extensions around the wand to create beachy waves

  3. Apply a generous amount of ZALA Revive Me throughout to achieve wet looking hair.

Watch our YouTube video for a tutorial on how to achieve these looks!

 

Need even more Halloween inspiration?

Check out our other Halloween looks!

Halloween Hairstyles for 2017

Easy Halloween Hairstyles

PUBLISHED 7TH OCTOBER 2018

Splendour in the Grass Hairstyles

We hope you’ve memorised the set times and planned your outfits, because it is time to think about Splendour in the Grass hairstyles for 2018! Check out some of our favourite looks you could be rocking at Splendour this year.

Splendour in the Grass Hairstyles

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS HAIRSTYLES

Sleek Half-up-half-down Look

Splendour in the Grass Hairstyles

This Ariana Grande inspired look is perfect for Splendour in the Grass this year! It is super practical but still adds drama and life to any outfit. To achieve it, follow the steps below:

  1. Create two small Dutch braids on either side of your head
  2. Apply hair extensions for added length and volume
  3. Using a straightener, add some loose waves
  4. Finish the look by applying hair rings to each braid

Double Dutch Braids

Splendour in the Grass Hairstyles

This classic look is a festival essential, especially on those last few days when your hair may be feeling a little lacklustre. This style allows for serious dancing on the DF and will stay place all day and all night. To achieve the look, follow these steps:

  1. Start by creating a clean middle part all the way to the nape of the neck. Section off one side to prepare for your hair extensions.
  2. The most important step when using hair extensions for double dutch braids is where you clip them in! And it’s super simple! Just turn them around and clip them in vertically ? This works best with using your 2 & 3 clip pieces. To ensure the pieces are undetectable once applied, section off the hair diagonally in line with where your braid will be and repeat on the other side. We recommend using at least 2 pieces per side for the best results!

Side Swept Braid

splendour in the grass hairstyles

We love this easy to achieve and gorgeous, side swept braid that is perfect for any festival. It is perfect for dancing and will keep you cool on those warmer days. Follow the steps bellow to achieve this look:

  1. For a longer, thicker braid, apply a few wefts on the side you want your braid
  2. Flip your hair to once side, take a small section from the front and split into three
  3. Create a Dutch braid by adding in more hair from either side as you go, crossing each part under and over into the middle
  4. Once you get to the nape area, secure your hair into a low side ponytail (TIP: use a 1 clip piece hair extension to disguise your hair elastic)
  5. Continue with a regular braid and secure with a hair elastic then use you fingers to gently loosen the braid

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PUBLISHED 21ST JULY 2018