Ever wondered how your favorite celebrities achieve those Rapunzel-worthy locks that graze their waists, butts, and, sometimes, even the floor? We’ve got two words for you: hair extensions!
Whether it’s a clip-in ponytail or tape-ins, celebs (and their glam teams!) are big fans of using extensions to add volume, body, and major inches to any look. If you’re looking to pull off a celebrity-level hair transformation of your own, we’ve curated a list of the very best hair extension brands on the market to help you out.
Ahead, check out five hair extensions brands that all the stars love.
XOXO Virgin Hair
Clients: Solange, Normani, Lizzo, Jackie Aina, Jordyn Woods, Winnie Harlow
Even if you don’t know XOXO Virgin Hair by name, you’ve more than likely seen the brand’s gorgeous extensions on countless Black celebs like Jordyn Woods, Lizzo, and Solange. The luxury hair extension brand is the brainchild of model-turned-entrepreneur Stephanie Nolan, who founded the company in 2014 after noticing a lack of quality extensions while on set.
For those who don’t know, XOXO Virgin hair was the first hair brand to exclusively use Vietnamese hair and as a result, not only are their extensions ethically-sourced, but they are also 100 percent pure and free of synthetic fillers and chemicals. It’s no wonder why many celebrity hairstylists like Kendall Dorsey consider themselves fans of the brand.
Clients: Dua Lipa, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Hailey Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Chrissy Teigen
There’s only one woman that It girls like Dua Lipa and Hailey Bieber trust to handle their hair extensions and her name is Priscilla Valles. The Hollywood hair extension queen recently collaborated with Glam Seamless on her very own hair extension line and it’s full of everything you need to make your hair dreams come true. The Glam Seamless x Priscilla Valles extensions are made with pure 100 percent remy human hair as well as anti-shedding technology to prevent shedding as well as tangling. Her extensions will naturally blend with your own hair and are available as keratin, hand-tied tape-in, or clip-in extensions.
Hair by Violet
Clients: Megan Fox, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora
When you do as many hair extension installations as celebrity hair extensionist Violet Teriti, it only makes sense that she would have her own line. Called Hair by Violet, her extensions are made from the healthiest and highest quality of virgin human, Slavic hair. Because her extensions use Slavic hair, they can be lifted up to seven shades, meaning you can totally dye them platinum blonde without worrying about causing any damage. The Hair by Violet collection offers just about any type of extension that you could ever need — from weft and tape-ins to clip-ins and keratin bonds — and they carry 14-inch to 32-inch hair in straight, wavy, and deep wavy textures.
Clients: Kerry Washington
As the go-to hairstylist for Kerry Washington, Takisha Sturdivant-Drew knows a thing or two about working with curly and coily hair textures. After she noticed a void in the market for high-quality, natural textured hair extensions, Sturdivant-Drew took matters into her own hands and created TSD Hair. Her extensions are made with 100 percent unprocessed human hair that is soft, manageable, and won’t shed or tangle. Best of all, TSD hair offers a variety of different hair textures to meet all your styling needs — including spring wave, deep wave, kinky curl, straight, and more.
Clients: Salma Hayek, Hilary Duff, Emma Roberts, Becky G, Nina Dobrev, Selena Gomez
When it comes to ethically sourced hair extension brands, Great Lengths reigns supreme. The hair company is not only transparent about where they source their hair, but also from whom it’s coming from. Their 100 percent Remy raw hair is sourced from voluntary donations from different Indian temples (with the proceeds from the hair sales being used to support local charities) and bundled in Italy, with each bundle coming from just one head to ensure the same hair texture throughout.
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