How to avoid Cheryl Fernandez Versini’s hair extensions mishap
It was the hair strip that proved even one of the world's most beautiful women is human after all.
X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez Versini is famous for her long, luscious locks and we’ve known since 2009 that she’s been getting some support in the hair department.
But it was a gust of wind during filming of the reality show last week that blew her cover. With extensions becoming increasingly popular, we chatted to an expert to find out how to avoid pulling a Cheryl.
Amanda Jackson, the Head of Education at Great Lengths Hair Extensions said that colour and precision are key when applying your piece – whether it’s bonded in for months at a time or a strip you apply at your leisure.
“Because the colour is lighter than her hair, it brings your eye straight to it,” she told Independent Style. “It’s the placement of the actual extension strip and it’s also the colour in them.
“The strip looks like it’s just stuck there. The hair looks alright, but it’s not moving naturally. If you‘ve got a smaller strip, it allows movement easier. It could have been positioned further down.”
“There should be enough hair at the top to cover the attachment area.”
With finer hair, fewer extensions should be used and don’t be afraid to cut the bonds or strip into smaller pieces to blend in more naturally and volume reigns supreme.
“It depends what kind you’re having, the pre-bonded ones are very natural looking. If the hair is fine on top, you can backcomb a bit and use product to get more volume. There’s volumising products and textursing powders available. Weather consideration also needs to be taken in,” she added.
“Lifestyle can affect how they wear their hair as well –the client will give a stylist their information and work from there. For example, it won't work for somebody who gets up in the morning, showers, has breakfast and runs out the door in 10 minutes.”
Although Cheryl might be one of the most famous faces on our screens with a beauty squad to boot, even she isn’t exempt from a bad hair day.
“It’s about everything in the market, it’s about the extensions themselves, the actual person applying them making sure they’re qualified,” Amanda explained.
“In Great Lengths, we never have a problem colour match – there are 70 shades to choose from. You can actually blend the colours in, there’s never going to be an instance where you can’t colour match.”