What Are The Different Types of Hair Extensions

What Are The Different Types of Hair Extensions

One of the most versatile hairstyle accessories, hair extensions have grown in popularity in the past few years. Celebrities rely on them to achieve the perfect red-carpet look. Models depend on them for their livelihood. And now, the average person is benefiting from these wonders for their wedding day or any day!

If you want to add length, volume or style to your hair, then you may want to consider hair extensions to enhance your look. 

However, you may be overwhelmed by the various hair extension types that are available. 

Which one is right for you and your hair goals? 

Below, we’ll focus on some of the most popular hair extension types available, explain their application processes, and highlight their key benefits. 

Our hope is to give you more insight to help you determine which one best suits your needs or wants! 

Hair Extension Type #1: Clip-In Hair Extensions


Considered the easiest to apply and remove, this extension type features multiple clips sewn to a track of hair that attaches to your natural hair. The result: instant volume and length that complements your current look. 

Available in various price points that correspond to their quality, clip-in hair extensions are an ideal choice if you want to temporarily try out a new hairstyle to see if you really love it or to switch things up from day-to-day! 

Hair Extension Type #2: Tape-In Hair Extensions


For those who want a more long-term option than clip-in extensions, this popular choice checks that box! 

Tape-in hair extensions are applied by placing a thin section of your natural hair between the adhesive tabs attached to the top of the extensions. Once placed close to the root, a tool is used to “sandwich” the extensions so they form a strong bond with your hair to prevent slippage. 

Incredibly comfortable, tape-in hair extensions typically last between four to six weeks with proper care and maintenance. In most cases the extensions can be reused and moved up once grown out.  

Hair Extension Type #3: Halo Hair Extensions 


One of the newest additions to the hair extension category, halo extensions get their name based on their unique design and application process. Using a halo-shaped wire that is virtually invisible, these hair extensions attach to your hairline around the crown of your head.  

Much like clip-in options, halo hair extensions are easy to apply, wear and remove. Perfect for short-term and subtle changes to your hairstyle, they’re also a great way to determine if you want to enjoy this look with a longer-lasting hair extension option. 

Hair Extension Type #4 : Hand-Tied Hair Extensions


Of all the hair extension types, this is perhaps the most stylish, versatile and durable. 

More lightweight and natural looking than the other hair extension types, hand-tied extensions also employ a more intricate application process than those other options.

Instead of using clips or adhesives, each weft is hand-sewn into your natural hair by a certified specialist using fine quality thread so the extensions lay flat and close to the head. Not only does this method help create a more natural look, it also prevents damage to your hair from heat, adhesives or clip-related tangles. 

Best of all, they can be washed and styled just like your natural hair. 

What Hair Extensions Types Are Right For You? 


When choosing hair extensions, it is important to consider your hair goals, personal preferences and lifestyle. 

Want a low-maintenance, short-term solution? Then halo hair extensions may be your best choice. If you like variety, clip-in hair extensions let you try out new looks without committing to a specific style. When you want a more long-lasting look, tape-in extensions are the way to go. However, if you really want a natural look that’s comfortable, durable and easy to maintain, then hand-tied extensions are the right choice. 

If you’re still not sure which type of extension is right for you, check out our FAQ, or have one of our specialists help you!

We offer a wide range of hair extensions and our experienced extension specialists will work with you to decide which option best suits your goals, needs and wants.

Contact our team or call us at (865) 339-4951 today to schedule a consultation with our hair extension specialists today! 


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