Ever wonder how Kim Kardashian gets such long, luscious locks? Well, it's not just her unearthly genes. In fact, there's a secret in Hollywood that celebs won't talk about ... even more coveted than Botox. Hair extensions have become the go-to on the red carpet for creating full, voluminous styles, and making those amazingly complicated up-dos possible. But it's not just for red carpet events ... from clip-in to semi-permanent, extensions are being used to fake bangs, grow out a bad haircut, or just add oomph to everyday limp locks.
As part of our Road to the Red Carpet series, we enlisted the help of celebrity stylist and star of LOGO's the "A-List", Ryan Nickulas, to transform one everyday woman into an A-lister. Nickulas, a self-proclaimed extension guru, has worked on everyone from Pamela Anderson to Kat Deluna, and is flown around the world to style celebs for red carpet events. Some of his clients pay upwards oa year on their hair alone! So what does it take to go from drab to fab? About of human-hair extensions and styling services.
Ryan began his transformation by applying semi-permanent extensions. While there are an array of extensions out there, Nickulas opts for a seamless brand because he says that unlike keratin-bonded extensions, which can take hours to apply, seamless extensions are applied in strips using an adhesive method that allows an entire head to be done in about an hour - a crucial factor for celeb styling, as a star's time is worth a LOT of money. After applying the extensions, Nickulas cut and shaped the hair, and created volume using a curling iron.