If you’re a summer babe that just likes to play in the sun, let’s face it: hot and humid conditions prove to be a major obstacle to achieving good hair! 

We get it, when it comes to hair extensions hairstyles, there’s no doubt that hot weather is working against you. To get the hair off your face while basking in the sun, we have a created 2 summer looks. If you’re looking to wear your hair extensions in a romantic summer updo or to wear your hair down and flowy, but away from your face, look no further!

Read on as we teach you how to apply the hair extensions and how you can make the Dutch Braid look, as well as the Pinned Back Soft Wave look!

The Dutch Braid

Products Used:

  • Original Extensions 22”-24” in  #8, #23, #24
  • Original Plus Extensions 18”-20 in 25/8R
Application*:
*for certified stylists only.
  1. Starting at the occipital bone, begin application by using Color #8 on the bottom, paired with Color #23 on top.
  2. Continue to apply the extensions, row by row.
  3. Once you have reached the top of the ear, begin to use Color #24 on the bottom paired with Color #23 on top.
  4. Begin to apply the side sections with extensions.
  5. Starting with the right side, use Color #23 on the bottom and Color #24 on top. Next apply the left side, before moving onto the next row. Use the same color combination.
  6. Make sure both side sections are applied before moving to the back section. Once the back section is complete, move to the next row.
  7. Continue to apply each row, switch the color combination; Color #24 on bottom, #23 on top and vice versa.
  8. The last row should be at or around the temple, apply Color #23 on the bottom, pair with Original Plus Rooted Extensions on top for a seamless blend.

Expert tip: Use Color #23 & #24 with Original Plus Rooted Extension around the hair line. This will keep the extensions undetectable when the hair is pulled back.

Styling:  
  1. Spray Design Me Puff Me Volumizing Cloud Mist throughout the hair for grip and texture.
  2. Begin Dutch Braid above the left eyebrow.
  3. Continue the braid around the perimeter of the face. Pull hair from the crown and perimeter. Continue the braid. Secure ends with clear elastic band.
  4. Take remaining hair from the left side using Dutch Braid technique and follow the perimeter of the neck line. Continue the braid. Secure ends with clear elastic band.
  5. Stretch braids starting from the bottom moving towards the top by pulling each loop outwards.
  6. Finish both braids, by connecting them on the bottom with flexible wire to avoid seeing the clear elastic bands.
  7. Use Schwartzkopf Osis + Freeze Spray to finish the look.
  8. Hit the beach!

The Pinned Back Soft Wave

Products Used:

  • Originals 18”-20” & 14”-16” in #3 and #4
Application*:

*for certified stylists only.

  1. Follow hairtalk application throughout the entire head. Apply 18”-20” extensions in the back section. Using Color #4 on the bottom and Color #5 on top.
  2. Once you have reached the top of the ear, begin to apply the side sections with extensions. The first row on each side will be 18”-20” extensions.
  3. Make sure both side sections are applied before moving to the back section. Once the back section is complete, move to the next row.
  4. The next row, apply 14”-16” extensions. Using Color #5 on the bottom and Color #4 on top.
  5. Last row should be on or at the temple area.
Styling:  
  1. Section your hair from occipital bone down.
  2. Use the 1 inch Enzo Milano Curling Wand.
  3. Twist the hair and wrap it around the wand. Hold hair for 3-5 seconds, slowly release the curl from wand.
  4. Alternate wrapping each section to the right and to left so they do not marry each other as one curl.
  5. Continue up the head.
  6. Once complete, turn head upside down and shake hair to loosen the curls into waves.
  7. Use Sprits Sail Soft Wave Spray by R+Co and scrunch into hair.
  8. For the finishing touch, spray Trophy Shine and Texture Spray by R +Co to create texture and shine!