Georgia Fowler (middle) and model (right) rock Zala’s Chestnut Brown in 20”, Carol Zhu (left) wears Natural Black 24
After a year or so of living make-up free, in track pants, and occasionally brushing our hair (on a good day), it seems the designers presenting at Fashion Week this year wanted to make up for lost time by going BOLD. And we are SO here for it!
Australian Fashion Designer Jordan Dalah kicked off the very first on-site AAFW show with a bang, and not the kind of bang we may or may not have cut ourselves during lockdown… thankfully.
Photo Source: Grazia Magazine
To accompany his show-stopping designs, he chose some seriously show-stopping hairstyles to match. Absolute Queen, Model & Victoria’s Secret Angel, Georgia Fowler served us serious volume-envy in a look created with, none other than, ZALA Hair Extensions! With a very minimal makeup look, it was all about the hair, and of course, breath-taking Aussie-designed fashion.
Whether you are ready to take your hair to new heights like Georgia, or you’re more of a bouncy, VS Angel blowout kinda gal, Zala is definitely your go-to for gorgeous, runway ready hair.
The team at Zala HQ got to go backstage to get the scoop on how the best in the business work their magic and style the world’s best hair extensions!
So how exactly did they style these #Iconic locks?
Back-combing, hair padding and a whole lotta hairspray helped match the volume provided by the 8 x Zala Weft Bundles used on each model.
Georgia Fowler rocked our Chestnut Brown in 20” for a gorgeous match that seamlessly blended into her own naturally shoulder-length hair.
Masters at work – Team Zala couldn’t help having a little snoop at what is inside a professional hairdresser’s kit (besides Zala Extensions of course!)
After last year’s Fashion Week was sadly cancelled, we were SO excited to be a part of this year’s incredible comeback! Have you been following along to discover this year’s biggest fashion, beauty, and of course hair trends?
We’d love to see how you recreate your fave looks with your Zalas, get tagging on socials so we can share the inspo!
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Your hair is, without a doubt, a great way to express yourself. But sometimes, the lack of length and volume can prevent you from being able to pull off the hairstyle of your dreams.
The quick and easy answer to this problem is hair extensions. Whether you want 16 inches of natural everyday hair that you can match at work or school, 22 inches of glamour and elegance to compliment your formal attire, or 24 inches of imposing boldness to boost your courage for a blind date, hair extensions can instantly transform and elevate your style.
Among all the kinds of hair extensions on the market right now, keratin hair extensions are some of the most sought-after ones. In today’s article, we’ll discuss this specific hair extension and compare it to Remy hair extensions, another kind of extension that’s available here at Zala.
What Are Zala Keratin Hair Extensions?
While Zala Keratin Hair Extensions are fairly new to our collection, this kind of hair extension has actually been around for quite some time now. For the past few years, celebrity hairstylists have been using them to provide an instant and seamless solution to hair problems.
Keratin hair extensions are specially designed to look and feel as natural as possible. They’re semi-permanent options that are extremely low-maintenance. You can use them continuously for up to 3-5 months, as long as you know how to care for them properly. This shouldn’t be a problem, as they usually only require minimal care.
Zala Keratin Hair Extensions, in particular, are made up of high-quality, soft, and silky hair strands crafted artificially using keratin protein, a man-made fiber. Instead of the usual beads or tapes, our keratin extensions here have halo bands, lessening the chances of damaging your natural hair.
Keratin Hair Extensions vs Remy Hair Extensions
The other hair extensions here at Zala are all made of human Remy hair. The change in material means that there are some differences between our keratin hair extensions and our Remy hair extensions.
It goes without saying that the main difference between keratin hair extensions and Remy hair extensions is the material from which they are made of.
Remy hair extensions are made of 100% human hair, which means they function virtually the same as our natural strands. Keratin extensions, on the other hand, are made of a man-made fiber called keratin protein. Although it still looks very natural, does mean that it has a few limitations not present in Remy hair extensions.
Difference: Chemical Treatments
Because keratin extensions are made with man-made fiber, chemical treatments aren’t recommended. In other words, you can’t dye or rebond keratin extensions, unless you want them to dry out.
If you like coloring or straightening your hair, you’re better off with regular Remy hair extensions.
Another difference between the two is how long they last.
Not only are keratin extensions easier to maintain, they also have longer lifespans. While Remy hair extensions can typically only last up to 8 weeks, keratin extensions can last up to 3-5 months.
Similarity: Look and Feel
Keratin hair extensions and Remy hair extensions look and feel about the same. If you go based on looks alone, both of them look very natural with your own strands. They also feel almost exactly like natural hair.
If you want natural-looking strands but don’t want the hassle of frequent maintenance, go for keratin extensions.
Similarity: Heat Styling
Styling your keratin hair using heat with curling rods or ironing rods is not a problem with both kinds of extensions.
Just like your natural hair and Remy hair extensions, keratin hair extensions can also be styled with heat. Just be careful when doing so as they tend to dry out more.
What Hair Extensions Are Available in Keratin
1. Keratin Volumizer
Zala Volumizers also have a keratin version. Unlike the Remy volumizers which fully utilize the clip-in application method, keratin volumizers use velcro tapes and a strong silicone-backed clip to instantly give you fuller hair in just one application.
Make everyone around you envious with your really thick keratin ponytail extensions that you can just clip and wrap around your own ponytail.
Note that your keratin ponytail extensions can handle heat styling up to 90 °C or 200°F.
4. Keratin Clip-In Extensions
Even the 9-piece clip-in hair extensions are available in keratin hair. These extensions also utilize seamless technology, making the clips more concealable and lighter.
Blending the hair extensions with your own hair has never been this effortless!
Styling Your Keratin Hair Extensions
With your keratin hair extensions, not only can you achieve your hair goals during special occasions, but you can also make every day a hair day. From beach waves to pretty braids, you can be assured that your hair is always the liveliest and most stunning it can be!
To find out more about hair extensions here at Zala, don’t forget to check out our blog now!
Whether it’s a clean, professional hairdo for an online work meeting, or a chill and pretty hairstyle for a virtual sleepover, there’s no reason not to try out a hair change.
If you’re scared of doing something too drastic, don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything like that. Just because you’re getting a hair change doesn’t mean you automatically have to dye your hair hot pink or cut your hair above your shoulders.
For a more subtle yet still noticeable hair change, you might want to try applying colored hair extensions to your hair. In this case, Zala balayage hair extensions.
Balayage is a hair coloring technique where hair strands are dyed in two different colors. It has a distinct sweeping effect that leaves your strands colored in graduated and more natural-looking highlights.
So to say it simply, Zala’s balayage hair extensions are hair extensions dyed with balayage highlights instead of just a single color. They’re available in 20″ and 24″ as clip-ins, and 16″ and 20″ as halos. You can choose from four colors, namely Maldives Highlights, California Blonde, Chestnut Dirty, and Toffee Blonde.
Why Wear Balayage Extensions
All hair extensions, including balayage hair extensions, give your hair more length and volume without looking awkward. They are easy to conceal and blend with your hair so your hair looks naturally long and voluminous.
Not only do you get additional length and volume to your hair, but you also get highlights. There is no need to spend unnecessary time, effort, and money in getting your hairdresser to dye highlights into your hair and dealing with the required maintenance that comes after. With balayage hair extensions, you can get instant balayage highlights effortlessly.
If you want really voluminous hair and have enough time to spare wearing and styling the extensions, you can check the different balayage colors available for our Balayage Clip-Ins and pick one that’s closest to your natural color. But if you still want a boost in hair volume and length with only about a minute or so extra, Zala Balayage Extensions are available in Halo, too.
Hairstyles To Try With Your Balayage Hair Extensions
Long, voluminous hair is something that deserves to be shown off – especially when you’ve got balayage hair colors to flaunt. After all, not everyone sports a hairstyle with two shades of color at a time.
If you really want to show off your gorgeous balayage locks, here are a few head-turning hairstyles you should try out!
Compared to loose waves, the tighter and more defined S waves give off a more on-point vibe. This look is perfect for a sporty day as you watch reruns of FIFA World Cup matches, or on a pop concert while you sing along to all your favorite songs.
Tying your balayage hair into a half-up pony will make your two-toned hair color pop even more. You can go the extra mile and add a few curls in using our Cosmo Curling Wand. It’s a simple yet surefire way to look stunning regardless of your outfit.
Whether you need to look competent and trustworthy for work, elegant and stunning for a formal event, or chill and laidback for a fun day out, our Zala balayage hair extensions will definitely not let you down. Your balayage hair guarantees that you can be fashionably ready for anything.
For more hair extension tips and tricks, don’t forget to check out our Zala blog!
Maybe your hair was damaged after a particularly bad treatment. Maybe you’re waiting for your short hair to grow out. Or maybe, you just want a breath of fresh air after wearing the exact same hairstyle for years.
Whatever the reason may be, you’re sure of one thing – that you want a totally new hairdo, right now. And wigs won’t cut it because you can’t deal with the hassles of putting them on and off every time.
Weft Hair Extensions, more commonly known as Weave-In Hair Extensions, are bundles of thick hair you can wear in place of your own. They are double-drawn and triple-wefted to make them extra thick, perfect for those who want more volume.
In addition to this, you can dye, curl, or sew-in weft hair extensions safely since they’re made with 100% Human Remy Hair. You can even make them into a wig if you want.
Unlike other types of hair extensions at Zala , weft hair extensions are a fairly permanent option. They’re actually sewn into your strands, which makes them more difficult to remove. Depending on your priorities, this can be both a good thing and a bad thing. That’s because, while they can stay on your hair for a longer period of time, you also can’t just remove them whenever you please.
There are lots of reasons why you might want to wear weft hair extensions. Here are some of them.
Thickness. As mentioned above, weft hair extensions are your best option if you want maximum volume. Zala Weft Hair Extensions are triple-wefted so you instantly have three times more hair volume.
Longevity. While no hair extension is permanent, weft hair extensions are the closest available. They can last between 3-9 months, perhaps up to a year or so with proper care. You just need to re-tighten them every 6-8 weeks and you’re good to go.
So if you want your hair to look healthier or you just want more to add some volume and thickness while you work on growing your hair, weft hair extensions are for you.
How to Wear Weft Hair Extensions
Weft hair extensions are usually attached by a professional hairdresser. This is because the process for attaching them to your head is quite technical.
To cover your whole head:
Braid all of your hair into thin cornrows.
Using the provided needle and thread, sew the extensions piece by piece from the nape up.
Once you’ve sewn all your pieces, carefully brush down your hair.
However, this is only possible if you have thick hair since it will be difficult to weave hair extensions to thin cornrows. Also, if you have thin strands, weft extensions in general may also put too much strain on your hair and scalp.
To add length and volume:
Prepare the tools you need. In this case, that’s 4 silicon-backed beads, a bead loop, a pair of scissors, weft sealant, a tail comb, and a pair of pliers.
Section your hair from the bottom up. Start with about 1 inch above the edge of your hair at your nape.
Along the parting, section a thin strip of your hair and clip them up separately.
Check if the width of the weft is just right, ending about an inch above your ears. If they are too long, you can cut them neatly and apply weft sealant to the edges. This helps avoid shedding and preserve the wefts.
Select a thin part on both sides of the wefts to hold against your head while you work on applying the wefts.
Get a small part of the weft as well as a small part of your own hair.
Using the bead loop, put the combined parts of the weft and your hair through the bead and push it as close to the roots as possible.
Use pliers to clamp the bead shut. Make sure that the beads lie as flat on your hair as possible.
Repeat steps 6-8 as you work your way through the weft piece, placing the beads about 1-2 cm apart.
When you’re done weaving the piece, section the next part of your hair about 1 inch higher than the previous part. Repeat as necessary.
To hide the beads easier, use only 1-2 bundles if you have fine or thin hair. You can use 2-3 weft bundles if you have medium to thick hair.
Unlike other hair extensions that you attach to your own hair in some way, halo hair extensions just sit on your scalp. They have a thin, barely visible, circular wire that is worn like a halo on your head. Because the wire is so thin, halos make it much easier to hide the fact that you’re wearing hair extensions.
In addition to this, Zala halos are very light and comfortable. You might even forget that you’re wearing one since they don’t add much weight to your head.
If you have fragile or thin strands, you’ll also prefer Zala halo hair extensions to other types. This is because halos don’t pull on your hair and strain your hair cuticles, which can sometimes lead to hair fall.
How to Wear Halo Hair Extensions
There’s no need to worry about needing to practice wearing the halo hair extensions beforehand. With halo hair extensions, you can have thicker and longer hair within 30 seconds.
Section your hair around the crown of your head and create a half-bun.
Take the band of your halo extensions and place it over your head, starting about an inch or two from your hairline.
Use clips to secure the band above your ears.
Take down the bun and use a comb to brush the extensions and your natural hair together.
Now you’re ready to style your hair!
One important thing: make sure the band is the right size for your head. You’ll know if it’s the correct size for you because if it’s too tight, it will pop off, and if it’s too loose, it will slip off.
Luckily, all Zala Halo Hair Extensions come with three different wire sizes, so you should try all three to see which one fits you best.
For some halo hair ideas, you can have it down (straight or in loose waves for everyday hair). You can also try out different braids or a low ponytail to give your hair more oomph while you’re out and about.
If you want to pull off high buns or high ponytails with halos, it’s actually still possible. The trick is using bobby pins to keep it in place.
First, part your hair into upper and lower sections. After tying the lower section into a high ponytail, wrap the halo extension around the ponytail using bobby pins to secure its placement. Let down your upper hair section and then tie your hair into a ponytail.
Using Halo Hair Extensions
Time limits should not stop you from looking your best. A minute or two to spare is good enough to style your strands with halo hair extensions.
After all, you never know, that stunning hairdo you wore using your halo hair extensions might just be the push you need to seize that perfect day.For more hair extension tips, don’t forget to check out our Zala blog!