Ready to go for a longer look, but have no time – or patience – to wait for your hair to grow out? Hair extensions might just be the answer to your prayers. They come in a range of lengths, textures and colors, and you can choose between natural hair sets or more cost effective synthetic ones. Whichever you choose, here are a few tips to help you get it right. Shorter extensions tend to look more natural than dramatically long ones. Match your extensions to your current length – shoulder length hair works well with 16-18” long extensions, medium to long hair can take 20-24” ones. Be sure to match your hair’s texture as well. Fine hair works best with 160-180 gram sets, normal hair can take 180-200 gram sets, and thicker hair will need 220-gram sets. Be sure to wash the extensions before clipping them in. This will make them match better with your natural hair. Just use a gentle shampoo and conditioner, and let them air dry. If your hair has some natural curl or wave, roll the wet extensions onto large foam rollers and let them dry overnight. This is probably a good idea for anyone without absolutely pin-straight hair. You’ll also need to make your real hair match the shine of your extensions. Despite the pre-use wash mentioned above, most extensions will still be shinier than your natural hair. Use a glossing spray on your own hair before applying synthetic extensions. Real hair extensions can be styled right along with your natural hair. Taking your hairstyle to a new length doesn’t have to be a headache. Here at Salon D’Artiste, our team of highly trained stylists is here to help you get it just right. For an appointment, we can be reached at 610.687.2020 or see us at the salon at Eagle Village Shops, 205 Lancaster Ave #2, Wayne, PA 19087. Want to make an appointment instantly? Use our app! Our app is available through the Apple Store,Google Play, or Amazon.