By Erica Metzger
Ever longed for an easy hairstyle change, one that would jazz up your look instantly without months of waiting for your hair to grow? Celebrities feel the same way. That's why they rely on their hairstylists to constantly deliver new looks. How do stylists do it? With hair extensions and hairpieces. And now the rest of us can afford them. "Extensions allow you to test drive a look without commitment by instantly adding length, thickness, and texture to your natural hair style," says Ken Paves, celebrity stylist and creator of the Ken Paves Healthy Hair line. He's been using extensions for years to give stars such as Jessica Simpson and Eva Longoria sensational styles for photo shoots and red carpets. Now he's joined forces with Hair U Wear, makers of Put On Pieces, a collection of reusable hair extensions and clip-ons made from both real and synthetic hair. They are quick to apply, relatively affordable (natural hair extensions run $225 and up and synthetic pieces run $20 and up), and come in a variety of natural-looking shades to match every hair color.
Here, Ken Paves demonstrates two amazing looks, the first to add inches and thickness to your locks and the second to make a thin, limp bun full of volume and texture. Both are guaranteed to take your hairstyle from simply so-so to drop-dead whoa!