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The best festival hair for 2017

23 Jun

You might be on your way to Glastonbury as we speak. Or, you might have a festival planned in for the rest of the summer. Festival style is a big deal and at Dream Girl we want to make it as easy as possible for you to create your perfect look.

At a festival you want to look great, but you also want to be low maintenance. You can get away with a boho style and something that will last a  few days and keep the hair off your face while you’re dancing or singing your heart out.

Fake an undercut

Hands up who’s brave enough to do a Miley and razor an undercut?  Yeah, thought so. Fake it with an easy style. Simply create a deep side parting and then braid using little strands from roots to tip. Keep going until you reach under the ear and pin in place. 

Tie back your fringe

It can get hot and sweaty at festivals. The last thing you want is your fringe sticking to your forehead. Keep it feminine and stylish by using a braid to tidy it away. Start with a deep side parting and braid hair across the front hairline. Secure with a band once you reach the height of your cheekbone. Tucks the ends underneath the hair and fix with a grip.

The messy chignon

You don’t want to look too coiffed at a festival. This style is just perfect for that “what this old thing” laid back style. First tie hair back into a ponytail. Not too high, just below the crown. Backcomb the ponytail to add a little volume. Grab yourself some kirby grips and fix the ends of the ponytail back towards the base. A simple trick, Twist sections around your finger, scrunch down and pin.

Side swept plait

For long hair you might want to sweep it off your face. The side braid is an easy style to wear and looks great too. It’s also a great look for those with long hair or hair extensions. Simply sweep hair over one shoulder. Begin the plait a little above the nape of the neck; not quite as high as a braid but underneath the crown. Continue the plait right down to the tips and secure with a band. Allow the fringe and a few stray strands to line the face.

Boho waves

For long wavy hair you can get an extra boost in length from Dream Girl’s Waves and Curls range of hair extensions. To tease curls without heat simply use kirby grips and some hairspray before you go to sleep. In one inch sections twist hair around the finger and then pin in place with a grip. Once all the hair is twisted back spray to help it fix. Wake up in the morning, uncurl and gently separate the waves. Beachy, festival waves without using heat.

 

Letting your natural beauty shine

16 Jun

Every woman wants something different from her hair. And, let’s be honest, everyone’s hair comes with its own challenges. When we have natural hair, we often think it’s something we need to tame and control. That’s not true.

At Dream Girl, we believe in helping every woman feel as beautiful as she can. That’s why all of our products are about enhancing natural beauty, rather than defining what beauty is supposed to be. Our hair extensions come in as many different shapes and sizes as women want. It’s all about choice. From sleek and long to deep curls, with over 80 shades to choose from, you can easily find exactly the texture, look, length and style you’re looking for.

From high puffs to fab ‘fros natural hair is more visible than it has been. There hasn’t been the same kind of variety on offer, nor the same flexibility in beauty styling. That’s changing and for Dream Girl it’s all about offering the same kind of flexibility and creativity when it comes to hair styling, no matter what kind of hair you have. 

We offer over 13 different kinds of hair extensions. So you’ll find traditional styles like Euro Weft and Remi Silky, but you can also find styles like Yaki, French Deep Curls, French Jerry Curls, Super and Bulk Yaki hair extensions. You might want to wear your hair long, you might want more volume. You might want to make your hair longer for braids. Our range of hair extensions is all about choice for you.

European hair is often finer, thinner and adding volume and length is about making hair appear thicker. Strand by strand natural hair is thicker and can be coarser in terms of texture. Frizziness, tangles, teasing; natural hair faces far more diverse challenges and so needs different solutions and styles to choose from.

But at the end of the day what every woman wants is to look natural. We want to embrace our curls while enjoying a longer length if we feel like it. We want to wear a short style some days and clip in hair extensions on a weekend. We don’t want to have to relax our hair but instead wear our hair puffed up or slightly frizzy or even a full ‘fro if that’s how we feel.

Hair extensions should be a tool to help us get there, not a way of defining how we all style our hair. Hair should be happy and healthy, extensions should help locks look real and beautiful. extensions should blend with any texture and experimenting with colour should be something open to everyone.

Beauty is never one size fits all, and that’s why Dream Girl’s hair extension aren’t either.

 

How to get super-long hair

9 Jun

If you’ve flicked through a celeb magazine in the last few weeks, something will have jumped out at you. Super-long hair is a real trend right now.

This time last year, celebs we cropping their hair into lobs and bobs. Now it’s getting longer and longer.

Stars like Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj haven’t just gone long, though. They’ve gone super-long. Their hair grazes their bum – and in Nicki’s case her ankles! – as they go for an extreme style.

OK, at Dream Girl, we’re the first to admit that a hairstyle that reaches your ankles possibly isn’t the most practical style if you’re going to have to run for a bus.

But there’s something really eye-catching and feminine about having hair that’s stretches right down your back.

How to get it? Well of course you’re not going to be able to grow two feet of hair in just a few days. The easiest way to do it is with hair extensions. Remi Silky, our 100% human hair extensions offers the most natural look and finish for long hair.

You can choose from over 80 different colours, as well as different textures from waves to curls, to find the exact right style for you.

Just because you have long hair, you don’t have to wear it down. Ariana Grande wears her super-long hair in a high ponytail, and it’s a style that offers just the right amount of glam.

Gigi Hadid and Jessica Alba both wear their long locks in a low plait, leaving long strands for the front to frame the face.

But it’s the long and straight style that looks so striking. Hair extensions have to be really shiny to have the maximum impact. Because this look is all about luxury. It’s all about emphasising how long you can spend getting the perfect, super shiny, super-long straight hair. This isn’t a practical style, it’s not a hairstyle to wear at the gym. It’s a style that’s all about glamour, red carpets, about knowing how your crowing glory is making you stand out.

Shop at Dream Girl to find the right hair extensions to create your own super-long style.

Your holiday hair guide

2 Jun

If you’ve got summer holidays coming up and you’re planning a stretch on the beach, you’ll be thinking about your perfect holiday hair. You know what we mean; sunkissed locks, scrunched waves, carefree styles that are laid back and relaxed.

At Dream Girl we always want to help you get the hair you’re dreaming of, so here’s our guide for how to get the perfect holiday hair.

Protect

You’d never lie out in the sun without putting some kind of protection on your skin, so why do it with your hair? Just like your skin, hair can be burnt in the sun. UV rays can degrade it, damaging the oils and nutrients that keep it healthy. Locks can be left dry, brittle and prone to breakage. Obviously, if you have hair extensions this is bad news. If your hair is coloured, the sun can fade your colour and bleach it, giving you a strange red hue.

The best solution is to wear a hat when you’re in the sun. You can also use a dedicated hair spray that will offer SPF. Or, use a little liquid sun lotion and drop it into a water container with a spray nozzle. Fill with water and use this to spray on to your locks as you head to the beach.

Avoid heat

You might want beachy waves while you’re away but use non-heat solutions to get those curls. You should never use heated products like curlers or straighteners on hair extensions, but in the sun it’s even worse. The heat will damage already dry hair and will do even more damage. Locks will be more likely to break and you’ll get split ends. It’ll only get worse in humidity as hair will become frizzy and unmanageable.

Instead, use techniques like pin curls, where you twist and pin a section of hair for half and hour. Or braid your hair while it’s damp so that it will have a gentle wave once it has dried.

 

Nourishing

When you’re at home, you don’t want to use too much shampoo as it can strip your hair and remove essential vitamins and nutrients keeping it healthy. However, when you’re on holiday your hair will be filled with chlorine from the pool and sand from the beach. You’ll need to shampoo once you get back to your room everyday. But you don’t want to strip it too much. So make sure you buy a shampoo that’s designed for regular use. Avoid sulphates and go for natural products that are more likely to be used frequently.

To nourish your hair opt for a hair mask, something creamy that’ll replace all the moisturiser that’s been sunbathed out. Your hair will thank you and you can go back to having the beachy hair you’re dreaming of.

The perfect wedding hair

26 May

As we firmly step into wedding season, there will be many brides thinking about the dress, the jewellery and the music for their first dance.

While you can find plenty of inspiration for those wedding styles, one of the things a lot of women struggle with is how to wear their hair.

It’s because a lot of “traditional” bridal hairstyles just don’t feel like us. These pictures are going to last a lifetime, we don’t want a stiff and formal hairstyle staring back at us for eternity.

You want to be elegant, stylish but also on trend.

The first thing to do is to look for inspiration. Check out Instagram and Pinterest as well as magazines and fashion blogs for hairstyles you like. Create a mood board with all your favourite styles and ideas, helping you craft the look you want.

The next step is to take it to your stylist. They’ll be able to sit and talk about what style will best suit your face shape and your outfit.

This is when you prepare for your trial session. Hair extensions can help you achieve your perfect style. You might have shorter hair that needs a little extra length, whether you want an up-do or have it styled long.

Your hair might be fine and you need a little extra volume. Hair extensions can help make your hair look thicker.

At Dream Girl, we’ve got hair extensions to match any natural hair, be it wavy, curly, or straight. With over 80 shades to choose from you’ll find the exact right hair extensions that will blend seamlessly into your natural locks.

With your stylist you’ll be able to try a few different options with hairstyles, taking lots of pictures so you know how it’ll look and choose the style you like the best.

Here’s the styles that are popular this wedding season…

The classic chignon

A perennial favourite, the chignon is styled this year as a low bun at the nape of the neck. Accessories bring it up to date, with a side parting making it very 2017.

Natural finish

Bridal hairstyles have often been quite stiff and formal and this season there’s a desire to look more relaxed with a low key hairstyle. Making hair look glossy and healthy, adding length and volume with plenty of texture lets your natural beauty shine through.

Half up-do

Gentle flowing locks, complimented by a veil, these styles feed into that more relaxed vibe. It’s a simple style with plenty of wow-factor that works perfectly with hair accessories as well.

Always remember your wedding day is a chance to feel comfortable in your own style. Your wedding hairstyle, much like your dress, needs to work for the whole day, so it’s important to have a style that is easy to maintain and will take you from day to night.

The long and short of it

19 May

Who wants the same hair everyday? Nobody does. You can chop and change your hair as often as you do your shoes, and in fact you should! Embrace your inner hairstyle chameleon.

Kim Kardashian, not for the first time, showed us exactly what we’re talking about at Dream Girl in a Snapchat video last week.

On Wednesday she was showing off a new longer hairstyle. Waist length black locks were shown draping down her back and almost to the floor as she sat down.

Earlier in the week Kim had worn a shorter, sleeker bob. Curled under slightly at the ends, the style was one the star has rocked in recent months.

Yet by the end of the week, Kim was back to shorter hair, which was wavy and just below the shoulder.

This opportunity for eye-catching locks and the chance to change your style as often as you like is easily achieved with clip on hair extensions.

Dream Girl’s Clip’N Go hair extensions use premium 100% quality human hair, so look natural, glossy and healthy. The hair extensions have clips attached on the wefts, so it’s simple to just clip the extensions onto your own locks and have added length in minutes.

It couldn’t be easier. Choose from over 80 shades in browns, reds, blondes, funkies and combos. Once you’ve picked the shade that closely matches your own, you can choose from six different lengths, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″ and 24″.

For a full head of coverage you get four long strips with three clips per weft, two medium strips with two clips per weft and four small strips with a single clip per weft.

Then, all you need to do is clip the hair into place, adding instant length to your natural locks and added volume. If you like, you can work with your hair stylist to style the temporary hair extensions, creating you own natural style with them, so you know they’ll look as natural as possible.

Changing your hair daily doesn’t need to be difficult. You can have the hair you dream of and chop and change your style as often as you like. And if, like Kim K, you want to keep them guessing on social media as much as you can as to what your REAL hairstyle is, then make it simple with Dream Girl and wear the style you want every day.

What do you do with your curly hair?

12 May

It’s never been a better time to celebrate your natural hair. Whether it’s wavy, tightly coiled or with soft curls, hair right now is all about texture.

What’s important in today’s beauty world is to embrace your own natural look, and style accordingly. Is your hair frizzy, wavy? Is your afro long or short? Do you want hair extensions to make your waves fuller, or to add length to your ‘fro? The choice is always there.

Here’s the different hairstyles you can wear, depending on your hair’s natural texture.

If you’ve got long curls

If your curls are long one of the challenges you might have is keeping hair looking full. Hair extensions can help add volume. An up-do, piling the hair on top of your head, will add height and emphasise the texture. Make sure the ends are as healthy as possible by trimming them regularly.

If you’ve got frizzy waves

Taylor Swift’s sleek look belies the fact her natural hair is quite frizzy. She has managed it by keeping it shorter. But if you prefer length, and don’t want to use straighteners or tongs, then use plenty of conditioner to keep hair moisturised and scrunch to add further definition to the waves.

If you’ve got an afro

If your afro is thick, curly and frizzy you can embrace your natural texture. You’ll never be short on volume, so use it to your advantage. Either opt for tight curls, and you can use hair extensions to add either length or volume, or brush the curls out for maximum frizz. If you’re showing off your hair’s natural shape, work with your stylist so that it’s cut in a way to accentuate the texture.

If you want curls to be tighter and the hair to be bigger, cut layers into the style. Don’t feel that you can’t have a fringe as well. Anything goes!

If you’ve got mid length waves and curls

Whereas curly hair used to be big and bold, the focus is much more now on sleeker waves that add shape and flatter the face. A middle parting helps you regulate the messy look. Let the hair dry naturally and use products to condition the hair and define the texture.

 

Keep it natural

5 May

Whatever you do with your hair, whether it’s long or short, whether you wear hair extensions all the time, or have clip-ons for special occasions, there’s one thing that unites us – you want to keep your hair looking beautiful.

The trend for healthy living has finally reached our locks and at Dream Girl we think this is a good move. We’ve long advocated that for you to keep your hair as healthy as possibly, you need to be careful what you put on it.

And it makes complete sense, when you think about it. The more chemicals, like parabens and sulphates you use on your hair, the more likely you are to strip it of the vital nutrients it needs to stay healthy and lush. If any hair care regime is designed to boost those nutrients, rather than strip or replace them then that’s a good thing.

This becomes especially important when we think about hair extensions. If you wear 100% human hair then the locks have been treated but once you wear them, anything that’s lost that makes hair duller won’t be regained. It’s important you keep your hair as glossy and healthy as you can, for as long as you can.

This isn’t simply about going organic, but looking carefully about what’s used in the products you put on your hair. Are they natural? What ingredients do they have for cleansing, how do they promise to nourish and treat hair?

Many products that offer promises like shiner locks will actually contain ingredients like silicone which can weigh the hair down.

What’s also important is to get to know your own hair. We have spent a lot of time listening to other people tell us how often we should wash our hair, how often we should style it. That doesn’t mean we should ignore all advise. There are some basic truths, like getting hair trimmed regularly to get rid of split ends. But much of the advice needs to be individually tested based on your own locks.

How often do you need to wash your hair? We know it probably isn’t daily. If you have natural hair it’s probably more like weekly or fortnightly, depending on how thick your locks are.

Get to know your own hair, get to know your own scalp – some people can wear up-dos all the time, others find it can pull on their hair and cause hair loss. Everyone’s hair is different, and spending time getting to know it and understand what it wants to stay healthy is an important part of the process.

However you want to wear your hair, whether you want hair extensions or how you want to style it, it all starts with knowing your own hair. A natural hair regime will help keep it healthier and glossier, keeping it stronger and helping you grow the hair you’ve always dreamed of.

The easiest way to dream hair

28 Apr

Are you one of those people who keeps up to date on hair trends, and is always keen to try them? Whether it’s blunt cuts, layers, ombre lock, side partings, mid partings, are you the one who always tries the trend the minute you spot it on the catwalks?

Some people love clothes, others love accessories. For some of us our obsession is hair and trying new things. At Dream Girl we completely understand that. After all, trying out the latest trends is something we do a lot and hair is our passion.

If long hair is the trend you’ve always wanted to try though, you might have thought it’d be easy but actually it can be the hardest. Our hair isn’t something we can control brilliantly well. In fact, our hair is tricky because while it might sit one way at a shorter length, the longer it gets it might change. This can have a huge impact on volume, texture and movement, all of which can affect how we see the style we’ve got.

We might assume that long hair would look great on us, because a lob does, but once we start to grow our hair in fact it just gets flatter and looses all the volume we loved.

Clip on hair extensions can be the quickest solution to their problem. Dream Girl’s 100% human hair extensions can be clipped into place in minutes. It couldn’t be easier.

The first step is to choose the colour. With over 80 shades to choose from you want a colour that closely matches your own, or that adds either highlights or lowlights. it’s about complimenting your own natural locks rather than covering or fighting against them.

Choosing length is the next step. How long do you want your hair to be? Hair extensions aren’t simply about having super long locks. Instead it’s about choosing what best suits your face and thew rest of your style. Hair extensions are also about adding volume as well as length, so it depends what you want the final shape to be.

When you’ve chosen your hair extensions you start by clipping them to the nape of the neck, so it’s bottom up. The clip ons attach to the roots of your hair. Then you work your way around the scalp. There are longer sections to cover hair at the back and shorter sections for the side, offering a more natural fall and shape to the hair.

Don’t clip on your hair extensions too tightly. Instead give a little space more movement and a natural look and feel. Too tight and they’ll feel heavy and uncomfortable.

Once fitted,. just brush your hair over and there you go, you’ve got the perfect long locks you’ve always dreamed of.

Hairstyles for second day hair

21 Apr

We all know we’re not meant to shampoo our hair every day.

As sensitive and restorative as a shampoo and conditioner might promise to be, the daily ritual the washing, drying and styling can cause real damage to our locks. It can strip hair of its natural oils, which keep it healthy and moisturised. It can leave hair dry and lank, more brittle and prone to breakage.

This is especially important if we wear hair extensions as well. Even 100% human hair extensions have a lifespan and they’re treated to look as natural, healthy and glossy as can be, but if we don’t look after them they won’t grow back.

So while we’re happy not to shampoo our hair daily it does leave us with another concern; what to do with our hair on the second day. For some, this isn’t a huge problem. Yes, we regret to inform you that some people have hair that looks even better then day after they washed it. There are even some people who can go several days at a time without washing their hair. Which, frankly, just makes us beyond jealous.

For those of us who have to think about what we need to do when our hair is verging on oily, here are a few hairstyles to have in your arsenal. Remember, oily hair can actually hold its shape better than freshly washed hair, so these styles might work even better than normal.

Go for a braid …

Whether a french braid or braided bun, second day hair is ideal for experimenting with a plait. Go for smaller braids if you need hair to be securely packed. Don’t pull hair too tight as if you are wearing hair extensions you might damage them. Go for a single braid by dividing locks into three sections and plaiting together. Or, go for the twin braid, where you divide hair into two and then create two braids. Tie them together at the ends or leave them separate.

Tuck and roll …

One of our favourite second day styles, largely because you can do it in minutes, you can do this with a headband or freestyle. Fit the headband first and leave hair long at the back. Take sections of hair and twist until your reach the nape of the neck. Gather both sides into a bun and twist and pin in place.

A super high pony …

Add a little extra volume to your ponytail by back combing the crown. Gather hair onto the crown, as high as you can go, so that the pony falls around your shoulders. Tie in place. For a little extra shape use curlers to add texture and shape to the ponytail itself.

 

 

 

 

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