How To Get A High Contrast Look With Hair Extensions

by BRENDA L. / 4. AUG 2023

Reading Time: 4 Minutes


    Chunky highlights and high-contrast looks are super trendy, giving off that cool Y2K vibe a la Christina Aguilera that we all love. Elevating your style and channelling that “baddie” energy, who am I to deny the charm of this aesthetic? Well, from a technical point of view, some may be a little worried about dyeing and/or bleaching their tresses for the sake of being trendy, but don’t worry: I have a solution for you. And yes, it is hair extensions – read on to find out more about how combining high-contrast and complementing colours can help you achieve the hottest look of 2023. 

    Choose the Right Hair Extensions

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    First things first, you’ll need to identify the right type of hair extensions based on your hair type, thickness, texture, and haircut. These details will be necessary to find the perfect type of hair extensions in terms of blend, so that the final results will be as natural as possible. If you’re unsure about what type of hair extensions will work best on your tresses, take our hair quiz to find out.

    Determine the Placement

    Next, you’ll need to decide on the placement of your hair extensions. Is it gonna be one or two streaks of colour? A whole under-layer? Or perhaps you’re going for a soft, fading look all over your mane? Here’s some of the most popular options:

    Streaks: Adding bold streaks of contrasting colours through your hair has never been easier. You can do this by purchasing one piece top up wefts in your preferred colour, and clipping it on your desired area to achieve the look. For a fuller, more colourful effect, you can get a full set of clip in hair extensions instead, to mix and match with your natural colour for a vibrant, eye-catching finish.

    Ombre: Dreaming of a gradient, romantic hair colour? Look no further than ombre hair extensions, designed to give you that grungy look without resorting to bleach nor hair dye. The hair extensions are pre-treated to gradually blend from a root colour matched to your natural shade into a contrasting hue, creating a subtle yet striking ombre effect.

    Highlights/Lowlights: Incorporate highlights or lowlights with your extensions to add dimension and depth to your hair: this is especially easy with the help of mixed shade hair extensions or, for those looking to achieve a more natural sunkissed glow, balayage hair extensions.

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    Blend and Style

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    Styling is the best way to admire the final results after putting your hair extensions on. You can either go for bouncy soft curls or a poker-straight look achieved with the help of a hair straightener. Don’t forget to use heat protectant spray on both your natural tresses and your Remy hair extensions to protect your look from the damage of heat-based styling tools. 

    Play with Styling Options

    Hair extensions are one of the best hair accessories, and you know why? Because they allow you to experiment with so many different looks! From buns, curls, ponytails, bombshell blowouts, braids, plaits, waves… Is there anything you can’t try with a good set of human hair extensions? To make things easier for you, we have curated a list of the best hairstyles that you, with a bit of practice and your trusty extensions at hand, can recreate at home – whether it’s for a special occasion, a date night, a bank holiday weekend with friends, or a glamorous holiday selfie. Get inspired in our post: rincess Tresses: 25 Hairstyles For Long Hair To Go Crazy For!

    Maintenance and Care

    To ensure your hair extensions look remains flawless, don’t forget the essential rules to follow. Number one: always use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to protect the colour of your extensions and your natural hair. Avoid excessive heat styling, and when you have no other choice, make sure you always use heat protectant products spray and keep the heat setting down to the lowest. Regularly brush and detangle your hair, especially if you have longer extensions, to prevent matting and maintain a fresh, silky and sleek appearance.


    Creating a high contrast look with hair extensions is easy, and you can experiment with many different looks based on your natural hair colour and the shade you prefer. If you’re looking to play around with a hairstyle that will make you stand out from the crowd, this is definitely one of the options! Get your hair extensions today and get styling.

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