If you have short hair and instantly add length and body, the best way to do it is with hair extensions.
But let’s be honest, girls. The wrong application on short hair can leave you with a dreaded, unsightly mullet. Unless you’re going for this edgy choice, you need to know the right way to blend to avoid it.
If you’ve been trying tirelessly to create a stylish finish with no luck, you need to figure out how to blend hair extensions with short hair. And I’m here to help.
I’ve been there before. I thought I wanted a super short cut, only to decide a week later it wasn’t for me. And that’s when I decided to try my hand at blending hair extensions. So, from personal experience and a lot of research, I’ve cracked the code.
Let’s reach those #hairgoals, honey.
1. Pin the Bottom of Your Mane Down
The best way to avoid a mullet is to use this simple trick. How do you do it?
Well, you will start by sectioning your hair, so there is only a bit left on the bottom (by the nape of your neck). Pin these hairs down, or better yet, twist or braid them before clipping.
What this handy trick does is hide those hairs that are a dead giveaway that you’re wearing hair extensions. This will also create a sturdy, thick area for your hair extensions to clip into.
With security and style, you don’t have to fear your hair extensions falling out or looking awful.
2. Use Multiple Colors to Create Dimension
Do I mean you should apply a rainbow to your mane? Not exactly.
While this might work for the girls wanting that infamous unicorn hairstyle, it’s not right for everyone. Instead, I simply mean to use a shade that is one step darker and lighter.
By blending a few similar shades, you instantly create dimension to your locks. Not only is this stunning, but it makes shorter hairs less noticeable.
3. Place the Extensions Higher Up
Application is going to differ from long-haired ladies to short-haired gals.
If you’re rocking shorter hair and want to apply hair extensions, go as high up on the head as possible. This trick will ensure that your shorter mane is thoroughly hidden while adding gorgeous body and length, girl.
Just make sure you don’t go so high up that you can’t hide the extensions. While visible short hair isn’t the ultimate goal, neither is visible extensions. That’s a fashion no-no, queen.
4. Don’t Forget to Frame the Face
Hair extensions can be cut and styled however you please. If you’re using clip-in extensions, you likely have at least two single pieces. (If you don’t, you can always purchase separately or cut a longer weft in half).
From there, utilize the pieces to frame your face. By adding longer pieces around your face, shorter hairs can blend more seamlessly. Not only that, but face-framing layers are always going to look fab.
Also Read: Best Clip-in Hair Extensions for Short Hair
5. Add Some Body
Another easy and fun way to make sure your hair extensions blend seamlessly with your short hair is to add some body!
Pull out your favorite hot tools and add body however you please. Go for some tight curls, or leave your locks with a subtle yet sensual wave.
The key here is to make sure all of your mane is styled. By doing so, nobody will tell where the short hairs end and the long hairs begin. Not only that, but you’re left with a charming, bouncy look that’s perfect for literally any occasion.
6. Stack Your Extensions
Extensions on extensions on extensions. Yes, please!
If you’re looking for a quick way to blend hair extensions into your short haircut, one simple way is to stack the hair extensions on top of each other.
By stacking the hair extensions, you don’t have to worry about any of your shorter locks being visible. Stacking also kicks up the volume, leaving you with hair that is unbelievably full-bodied and beautiful.
7. Pin Back Any Loose Short Strands
When you’re done using all of these tips, are you still seeing some undesirable short strands hanging around?
You’re not alone. While these tips and tricks work magnificently, you might still have a few loose pieces giving you away.
What’s a girl to do? It’s simple, really. Pin them back using bobby pins.
The goal is to hide them so that no one will be any the wiser. Try to place the hair underneath the hair extensions to hide the bobby pins from the public.
Styling hair extensions into a shorter mane doesn’t have to be challenging. With a few simple tricks, like stacking extensions, framing the face, and adding body, you can have a look you love.