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Prepping for party season

27 Nov


By now you might well have had your first Christmas party invitation. At Dream Girl, we believe your party style needs the same kind of dedication as the Christmas dinner itself; everything is in the planning.

You might want to try a brand new style, or you want to look like you, just with a little va va voom. Maybe you want to work out a style you’ve always wanted to try but have never had the guts to do it before.

Whatever the style you want to go for, we can help. At Dream Girl we know every woman is different and has an individual style that is ready to burst out!

So here’s our guide to make sure you get the look you want this festive season.

  • Do your research! Know what style you’re looking for, or how you want to feel, where you’re going for the party? All these things will affect the style you choose in the end. It might sound silly but you want to both look and feel good. Start looking at pictures you like and plan what you’ll need.
  • Long hair or short? Your hair length isn’t necessarily defined by your natural style. Want it long, try hair extensions. Remi Silky could be the perfect luxurious style to match the party season. Clip on hair extensions can transform your hair in minutes. If you’ve already got it long but want to try a shorter style why not try a wig from our Chic Collection. If you are going for clip-ons think about where you’ll be getting ready. Will you be at home or in front of a mirror at your desk? This could affect when you wear the hair extensions, if it’s first thing in the morning or you need to pop out to a nearby hair salon to help!
  • How long will it take to order? If you’re ordering anything from Dream Girl remember you can choose to buy direct from our online store, or you can find the stockist nearest to you who can furnish you with the hair extensions you need. Find out where they are on our handy map.
  • A stylist can help you finish your look. If you’re wearing hair extensions, or a wig for that matter, you might still want to visit a stylist to get them fitted and to have the style finished. Everyone’s face shape is different so you might want a few layers, a fringe or even some feathering around the face, depending on what suits you best.
  • Practice! It’s best to plan your outfit and your hair in advance so you know how long it will take you to get ready and also if you’re happy with the look itself. Change is good but we’re all different, after all and often something that looks good in your head might not suit your body shape or it might not look how you expect. That’s not to say you should abandon the style and go for something else. Make the style your own. Look in the mirror and figure out how you can match your individuality with the image you have in your head. That’s where true style comes from.
  • Enjoy it! Christmas party season isn’t about being stressed. Planning is about making sure you feel happy and confident and that you know what you’ll look like when you step out of the door; especially important if you’re getting ready in the loos at work!

Plait it up

20 Nov

Once the preserve of schoolgirls, this season the plait gets a grown up twist. It’s the ideal style for those with long hair who want a stylish up-do.

If you wear hair extensions it will work perfectly. For those with shorter hair who want a long plait then simply try one of Dream Girl‘s ponytail extensions. These either clip, or tie, over your natural locks and offer added length.

Here are some style we think you should try …

Poppy-DelevingneKeep it slick and wear to one side for a powerful statement. Poppy Delevingne’s side plait has a straight side parting matched with a neat braid. It’s ideal for a festive night out or day to night style. Keep flyaway tips and fringes under control with a little serum.

Go completely the other way with a slightly boho do like Emma Stone or Cheryl Fernandez-Versini . Make the side parting much looser and freer, with waves and curls woven into the style to make it more fresh faced. Create a loose braid and pull a few ends out to keep it relaxed. Allow fringes to be long or short, sweeping slightly to the side to frame the face softly.

emma stone

You can use a braid as a halo (channel those Christmas nativity plays!). Keep hair long and flowing and take a section of hair from the side of the head. Plait and twist around the head, pinning into place as you go as hair turns into a built in headband. It adds the perfect amount of texture to a long style.

Why wear one braid when you can wear several? For an elaborate updo use a series of plaits and twist them around to create a unique style. Keep braids in the centre or plait around the edge of the head to create a different look.


Those braids can be big or they can be small. Try Diane Kruger’s style and use a series of thin plaits to add texture to an updo, draping the plaits around and through each other for maximum effect. Start with braids low at the back of the head and work them into a series of narrow plaits. Once they’re finished weave them around and pin in place to ensure they don’t slip.

A braid doesn’t have to look one way. This season use your long locks to dramatic effect and experiment with different styles of plaits.

8 winter hair tips

13 Nov

bWant to get your locks prepared for winter? OK, it might be mild out now but we know what’s coming; freezing rain, ice, sub-zero temperatures and central heating. All the ingredients for dry, brittle, dull and easily broken hair.

Dream Girl believes in being prepared. Follow our tips to keep your hair, whether it’s your natural curls, your long locks, mid-length styles or hair extensions in tip top condition throughout the winter months.

  1. Get a trim now! Snip off those dead ends and keep hair healthy. Split and brittle ends will leave hair feeling dull. This includes hair extensions as well, you can increase the life of your hair extensions by trimming the ends slightly if you’ve been wearing them for a while. You should trim your hair every six weeks.
  2. Want super straight hair? Don’t use a hair straightener, use hair extensions. Especially never use a straightener on hair extensions. It will burn and damage your hair, making it even dryer and more brittle. A hair straightener is the worst thing for your hair in winter.
  3. Start adding a weekly conditioner to your beauty routine. It depends on your hair type whether you want to use a hair mask, leave in serum pre wash or leave in conditioner after your wash but it will add moisture and counter-act the effect of dry, cold weather. Coconut oil is an inexpensive addition to your beauty routine (and you can use it on your skin as well as your hair!).
  4. Want highlights? Don’t use bleach. Instead use hair extensions in a lighter colour to add contrast and contouring. Check out Dream Girl’s 80+ shades here.
  5. Cover your hair. You’d never go out in the sun without using skin protection, it’s the same in winter. A hat will help cover your hair and protect it from harsh weather.
  6. Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated is as important in winter as it is in the summer. It helps keep both your hair, skin and body healthy. Struggle to drink water through the day? Download an app to give you a nudge when you need a drink of water every few hours.
  7. An overnight treatment can work wonders. Add a little hair oil, coconut oil or similar to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Leave overnight and shampoo out in the morning.
  8. Turn the shower down, just a nudge. Hot water can scald your hair, just as it can your skin. A slightly cooler shower will protect your hair from damage and reduce static-hair.

Why beauty is never the same

6 Nov

Having a signature look can be great. Knowing you have that one style that people recognise you for, associate you with is confidence building. It might be a blunt fringe or a smoky eye, nude lip.

Yet there aren’t many of us who look the same every day. We experiment, we try different styles and different looks depending on our mood, and how we’re feeling, or where we’re going.


Zendaya has a cover spread in Flare magazine, out next month, when she talks about just that. Known for her frequent hairstyle changes, from dreadlocks to pixie cut to mid-length wavy locks, she talks about what makes her want to change her style as often as she does.

“A big reason I play with beauty and hair is that it’s important to show different kinds of beauty when I’m on the red carpet”, Zendaya says.

“I don’t want to be just one-dimensional or relatable to one type of person. I want a different woman to be like, That’s like me! That’s like my hair! or That’s so my style!”

She continues, “If I went out there and was just like, pretty, all the time, doing the same thing, it can be cool, but you’re also catering to one type of person, and what about all those other kinds of beautiful out there?”

You can see where she’s coming from. If you had to get ready for red carpet events and you knew girls were looking at you and taking inspiration, you’d want as many girls as possible to see themselves in your own style. Beauty standards can be so fixed in modern culture, representing different kinds of beauty, different ethnicities, ideas, styles or inspirations is vital to show people that beauty is beauty, no matter what you look like.

At Dream Girl this is a huge part of our mantra. Hair extensions, wigs, whether using 100% human hair or synthetic offer a chance to be a different person, to explore a different style or try a new direction. People might turn round and say “oh what difference is long hair going to make, if you have short hair” but we know it makes a huge difference. You can feel edgy, or girly, soft depending on your mood.

That’s what hair extensions are for, especially clip-ons, and wigs that can change your style in minutes. Like Zendaya you can experiment with different looks depending on how you’re feeling, explore new colours and go for a different style every time you leave the house.

A signature style is great but we’re thinking maybe we should embrace Zendaya’s signature style a little more and go for a different look every time we want to show a different side to ourselves!


Long, lush locks

30 Oct

Beautiful brunette with long hair flyingDream Girl’s new Pink hair extensions use the highest quality Remi hair extensions. They’re simple and easy to wear and help you have the long locks you’ve always dreamed of.

Long, thick hair

Everyone’s hair is different, but we often find we all want the same thing from our locks. We want hair that’s long and full of volume. Quite often, nature isn’t quite as forthcoming as we’d like in helping us to achieve that goal. We may have shorter or very fine hair that doesn’t suit being grown long. In these cases, instead of putting pressure on our own locks, we can turn to hair extensions to give us a helping hand.

Why Remi?

Remi Weft is Dream Girl’s highest quality hair extensions. It’s created using 100% human hair with the cuticles still in tact, meaning hair is silkier, less prone to tangles and stays looking lush for longer. It’s easier to handle and to manage and can be either sewn or glued into place.

As it’s made using 100% human hair, Remi Weft can blend in seamlessly with your own natural locks. This is important because it gives you added confidence, it means your hair looks and feels like it’s all your own, just with added WOW! factor.

DarkBrown HoneyBlonde SnowWhiteHow to choose the right one

You’ve got two big decisions when it comes to choosing your Remi Weft hair extensions. What colour do you want and what length do you want? The goal is the blend the hair extensions in with your own hair so you want to choose a shade that closely matches your own as possible. Dream Girl has a Colour Comparator and offers Remi Weft in over 50 shades meaning it’s much easier to find the colour that closely matches your own.

Using Dream Girl’s Colour Guide you can start by looking for the right shade. There are subtle differences, from Darkest Brown to Dark Brown and Dark Ash Brown. Each of those colours has a code – Dark Brown is Colour Code 3. Choose the right shade in our online store by finding the number 3.

Next you need to think about length. Dream Girl’s Remi Weft hair extensions come in four lengths; 14″, 16″, 18″ and 20″. The longer the hair extensions the more expensive they are but you can find the right length you want by looking at the name of the hair extensions, Remi Weft 20 is a 20″ length hair extension.

How to wear

You can either choose to fit your hair extensions yourself or go to a salon. For fewer mistakes we’d advise you find a salon that will help you fit your hair extensions. You can use our map to find the salon nearest to you that stocks Dream Girl. They will use either glue or will sew in your Remi Weft.

They’ll also give you advice on how to ensure your hair extensions last for as long as possible. Heat and harsh chemicals will do damage to your extensions, misshaping them and causing them to split, making them look older, faster. Instead treat them carefully and keep them looking lush for longer.

Wear it pink!

23 Oct

Beautiful brunette with long hair flyingDream Girl is proud to support Wear it Pink in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is a devastating disease and, like everyone, we want to support research into finding a cure as quickly as we can.

Wear it Pink encourages you to “get Pinky!” Hundreds of thousands of people are taking part on Friday 23rd October to raise money for a very good cause. All you need to do is wear something pink and donate whatever you can. Whether it’s a pink themed party and you’re asking for donations, or a cake sale with pink frosted icing, Wear it Pink focuses attention on Breast Cancer and encourages people to support and donate what they can to tackle to disease.

The very first Wear it Pink event ran over a decade ago in 2002. Since then, the campaign has raised over £27million.

At Dream Girl we’ve decided to make it easy. We’ve created a special range using our premium product to help support the campaign. We’re launching our first “Pink” Remi hair extensions. The new range is 100% human hair extensions in classic shades with fifty colour combination and in four different lengths; 14″, 16″ 18″ and 20″.

For every Dream Girl “Pink” item you buy 1% will go to the charity Breast Cancer Now and we’ll also match the donation.

Find out more about Dream Girl Pink here

Find out more about Wear it Pink here



“Fake” secrets and Selena Gomez’s style

16 Oct
Selena Gomez Instagram

Selena Gomez Instagram

For those who wear hair extensions, do you admit it? Should you care?

Selena Gomez did an interview with YouTube star Lilly Singh and the beauty press is making a big deal of the fact she admitted she wears hair extensions. At Dream Girl we shrugged our shoulders and said, “so what?”

OK, that makes sense from us, we have hair extensions from Euro Weft to Remi Silky, 100% human hair and synthetic hair extensions in over 80 colours so obviously we’re going to worry about admitting if we wear hair extensions.

But if celebrities do why should people care?

Everyone, well almost everyone, wants to look their best. It’s just natural. Our hair is a major part of that as our crowning glory and we want it to looks as lush and healthy as we can. Sometimes we need a little help. Whether hair is straight or curly, super-long or mid-length, hair extensions can provide a boost in terms of length and volume. Sewn in, glued or clip-on hair extensions that can transform your look in minutes we know that everyone is different, but what unites us all is our desire to look our very best.

The question is should we hide it? Many celebs wear hair extensions but they’re often not as frank about it as Selena Gomez. They might not invite people to touch their hair, especially not on film and they probably wouldn’t laugh off the existence of hair extensions. Instead they pretend their hair is their own, even if it isn’t.

OK, we shouldn’t have to admit whether our hair is real or not but if we have unrealistic expectations of beauty and think celebrities are showing us their real locks when they’re not, well it makes us feel less confident.

Selena Gomez is definitely having a hair moment right now. It looks incredible with soft waves, incredibly thick locks full of volume. Of course you’d want her hair; hey we look at it and daydream of having hair like that. But we love that she admits it’s hair extensions, it shows that everyone, no matter who they are, can try the same look, can know her secrets and realises that it isn’t out of reach.

So we think if you’re wearing hair extensions you should love them and be proud of the fact you know a great secret, that hair extensions are the fastest way to have lush locks just like Selena Gomez!



Wear the perfect ponytail

9 Oct

High and bouncy, low and sleek; how do you wear your perfect ponytail? This season there’s plenty of inspiration to help you find your ideal style.

Why do we love ponytails so much? They’re versatile, easy to do yourself, not fiddly and they can work ideally for day through to night.

This season ponytails look best with plenty of volume and length so if you need a little bit of help then use a Dream Girl ponytail hair extensions. Choose the shade that’s the closest match to your natural hair colour and either use a band or a clip to fasten it over your own hair.



Low Ponytails

Low and messy ponytails probably aren’t the best style for work but they look edgy at night or relaxed for a day off. The low style works well with a sleek pony too. For messy, style your hair as normal, adding extra texture with scrunching and spray. Gather hair below the nape of the neck, so that from the front it almost looks as though you have a loose bob style.

Sleek ponytails

For a sleek and low ponytail use a little serum to keep hair as smooth as possible. Even if there’s a wave in the body you want no flyaway ends and hair should be securely fastened at the nape of the neck.

Herve Leger

Herve Leger

A simple twist

This twist on the chignon is a great way to update a ponytail. Divide hair into two section with a middle parting. Begin to twist one side from the temple and twist until you reach the nape of the neck. Pin to secure. Then twist the other side, checking to make sure both sides look even from the front. Pin to secure. Check in the mirror to make sure the back looks smooth and use a bobble to secure the ponytail and the bottom of the twist.

Full of volume

There’s two ways to keep your ponytail full. First, opt for Eva Longoria’s style and use a quiff to add lift above the crown. Back-comb your fringe and through to the crown and secure with pins and spray. Tie a high ponytail and let it cascade down the neck. The perfect style to add a little edge into your daily look, or match with a smoky eye for a night out.

The headband is back!

2 Oct

If, like us at Dream Girl, you haven’t really worn a headband since the early 00’s then get ready. The trend is back. But forget the bandana style of the noughties, or even the padded style of the 90s. This season headbands are grown-up, far cooler and are the perfect companion to autumnal style.



It was on the Fashion Week catwalks from New York to Milan that the humble headband has made a comeback. Some are bejewelled and have intricate detailing, others are lace and are styled almost like hat, others are completely tiny and just have the barest strip of fabric.

What do you need to know? Here are our top 10 tips for mastering this season’s edgiest look.

Keep hair slicked back and wear a headband right on the hairline. To stop it looking too 90s, match with a feline flick.

Use a strip of lace to wear a home made headband. Tie it underneath the hair at the nape of the neck and keep the fabric wide to cover a couple of inches from the hairline to almost the crown.

Want a fancier look? Take inspiration from Philip Lim and use a little mesh fabric to provide a slight lid on the headband for a 20s style.


Don’t just wear a headband with it tucked under your hair. Instead, wear at over the hair, so the front covers just above the hairline while the back sits above the hair on the nape of the neck (you might need pins to keep it in place).

A headband isn’t just for lose hair. Wear a chignon or twist and use the style above to add a dressier edge by wearing a headband over your up-do.

Think accessories so flowers, jewels and adornments for your headband but be careful you don’t look too girly. Keep the rest of your look simple if you’re going big on headwear.

Play with shape and texture by using a scarf as a headband. Tie in a bow or knot towards the side of the head.

For a simpler style use a thin strip of fabric. This looks the best when matched with a big voluminous style or natural curls.

Boho is a big look for the autumn, as is the 70s throwback, so think waves with a scarf headband. Whether up or down use fringe wave sections to add softness.

Volumise at the crown for the simplest style. A headband can make your hair look flat, whether long or short, so back comb and add lift.

Simple ideas for Autumn hair

25 Sep
Alexa Chung's slightly messy style is on trend

Alexa Chung’s loose waves are on trend

You don’t need to radically change your hairstyle, like Rita Ora, to embrace a new season. Sometimes it’s just the tiniest of changes that you need to make to update your look.

So whether you wear your hair long with hair extensions, or you use clip-ons to transform your style in minutes, or you’re a lover of wigs and want to refresh your style, here are Dream Girl’s tips to making the simplest changes to update your style.

Add texture

Whether long or short this season remember to add texture into your hair. The blunter cut is a thing of the past so edges should be more layered. Make your style looser, more natural and don’t straighten – you shouldn’t use hair straighteners on hair extensions anyway! Add mouse to damp hair and scrunch and dry to let your natural waves come through.

Loose waves

For those with wavy hair who’ve struggled to keep it straight then you’ll welcome this season’s wavy style. Don’t let waves be too styled and too finished, instead make them scrunched, slightly undone and not too perfect to achieve this season’s look.

Try a fringe

The last year has seen fringes take a back seat but they’re back again for autumn. You can wear a wig if you don’t want to cut in a permanent fringe and play with it that way, or opt for longer fringe sections in the front so you can nod to it without having a blunt cut. The fringe should blend effortlessly into your locks. If you need to add thickness and texture add clip on hair extensions to the side for added shape.

Autumnal colours

In the autumn, colours tend to shift from blondes tor eds and brunettes. Use a wig from Dream Girl’s Chic Collection to experiment with a new shade or use hair extensions to change your colour. With over 80 shades to choose from you’re bound to find the exact colour you want.


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