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!
Meet the Tie-dye Fashion Artist Who is Making the Style a Hit
Tie-dye has had an iffy reputation in the past. It is often correlated with the fashions of the hippie-ridden 60’s and the disco floor-dancing 70’s. Most tie-dye of the last few decades was reserved for mass-market t-shirts with swirls of neon pink, blue, and green colors. However, lately, there have been some tie-dye pieces that have come into the limelight with a more artistic look.
One artist that is showcasing his tie-dyed creations is Zak Syroka. His pieces stand out because they are mainly done on distressed jeans.
Gaining Attention With Tie-dye Pants
Syroka is a lighting designer by day, but in his free time, he likes creating handmade tie-dye pieces. Originally, he had no plans to start his own clothing brand because he just wanted to make stylish pants for himself. When he first wore them out in public, many people kept asking him about them. He began to make custom pairs for his friends, and it quickly spread to him making pants for others.
The technique that Syroka uses is different from standard tie-dying methods. His creations typically include color-blocking techniques, which are what make them so unique. He creates the designs on Wrangler jeans because, according to Syroka, they make everyone’s butt look amazing. The pants have a groovy stained glass effect when they are finished with hues of dandelion, aqua, and poppy. He has made other pairs using color combinations like orange and yellow, or purple and blue.
Learning Color Theory
Each piece is thoroughly planned out before beginning, which is something new that he focuses on. He looks back at some of his first creations and thinks that the pieces he is creating now look better because of the color choices. He didn’t think about the color theory from the beginning, but Syroka is now expanding his color palette.
He is still looking to perfect his tie-dying process and will only reveal that he is using powder pigments.