Hair Extensions: The Secret Behind Most Celebrity Bobs

The celebrity bob has been in style the past year, but it’s a look that has traditionally been off-limits to those of us with fine or thinning hair. Luckily, hairstylists and companies like HairUWear have figured out how to create celebrity bobs using hair extensions that let you achieve the same look without losing your length!

Hair Extensions: The Secret of Celebrity Bobs

Barbiecore and skunk stripe hair make it clear that this beauty trend is going big or going home — hence the rise of mermaid hair extensions and a subsequent surge in blunt bobs. Even though the two styles seem opposites, for celebrity stylists, it’s just another day at the office of adding hair extensions. According to celebrity hairstylist Marc Mena, going from long hair to short and back again is easy because celebrities braid their hair, put in some extensions, and weave them through. As a result, they change their look dramatically, but since no one can see the hairline, it’s not permanent.

Celebrities With Hair Extensions

Chris Appleton, who styled Kim Kardashian’s 2019 bob and also does J. Lo’s hair regularly, confessed that he hides braided hair under extensions in his Behind the Chair masterclass. But, it only works for a couple of days. Lilybeth Vargas at The Parlour states that other celebrities, like Khloe Kardashian and Megan Fox, who like to play with lengths of their hair for extended periods, often opt for clip-ins, tapes, and hand-tied extensions.

Frequent Hair Changes: A Damage to Hair

How come so many celebrities wear hair extensions in the first place? According to RPLZL lead stylist Stephanie Angelone, it’s because hair treatments can damage the hair. Adding hair extensions, or ‘hair filler,’ will add fullness to the hair to help it regain its integrity. It is a way to gain volume without changing their style too often. In addition, they are a time-saving option as adding hair extensions does not take long!