Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Getting Tape-In Extensions

Maya Allen
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Switching up your hair to a longer, fuller, more voluminous style is fun, and it's one of the best (most non-committal) ways to achieve a major hair makeover is experimenting with extensions. Your hairstyle options are practically endless when it comes to extensions—they give you even more freedom to rock unexpected cuts and colors. Trust, once you look in the mirror, you’ll feel like a whole new woman. This is coming from a reformed extensions addict—I hid my natural hair underneath extensions for two years straight at one point in time. Suffice to say, it’s easy to get lost in the land of extensions because they just make you look (and feel) flawless.

There are a few different types of extensions you can get. One option is sewn-in extensions that are applied with a needle and can last up to three months. If you’re going for a one-night type of hair vibe, clip-in extensions are an easy, non-adhesive option that allow you to clip them in and out of your natural hair. But let’s talk about the happy medium of the crew: tape-in extensions. If you’re a lover of thick and voluminous hair that has a sleek and natural look, these are for you. Even better? You don’t have to commit to them long-term if you don’t want to. The installment and removal process is seamless and on average can cost anywhere from $200 to $800.

We tapped five top hairstylists and Derrick Porter, the CEO of Beauty Industry Group, owner of Donna Bella Hair Extensions, to get their take on tape-in extensions. Scroll on for all you need to know about tape-ins, and then go screenshot a style on Instagram to take to your stylist ASAP.

If you’re down for even more hair extension research, find out seven things no one ever tells you about extensions

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