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Hot Summer Hair

So it’s summer. You’ve got a wedding, a festival and a few BBQ’s to attend, lazy days at the park with your girls, not to mention a holiday in the sun all pencilled into your diary, but the question is, have you got your hairstyles at the ready? If hair and hot weather are a bad combo and you shudder thinking of what the humidity will do to your barnet, let us help you! At Hot Hair, we’ve got the secrets on how to get super sultry summer styles in an instant. Want to know more? Read on!

Ponytails– Probably the easiest and quickest way to get hot hair in an instant, our clip-in ponytails are the

Perfect solution to jazzing up your hair in minutes. Simply pop your hair into a ponytail or bun and clip in- it’s as easy as that! We do a gorgeous selection of ponies, from short to long and straight to wavy. Try the Classy,

Bounce Clip in Ponytail

Bounce Clip in Ponytail

Bounce, Flow or Posh for a simple but cute straight look or the Chic, Tumble or Flirt for a wavy look. For weddings, proms and evening-wear, try the Lush, Glam, Gorgeous or Cute for a salon-styled look minus the hefty price tag. Our ponies also look stunning styled into chignons. Simply pop in as described above, wrap around to make a big bun and pin with some Kirby grips to secure. The advantage of these little beauties is that they hold their style no matter what the weather. They stay perfectly straight or beautifully wavy and keep you looking and feeling fresh and cool. Minimal effort, maximum impact!

Up-dos– A cute, classy up-do is always the best way to beat the heat and so it’s no wonder that up-dos always take off during the summer. Keep cool and beat the heat, wherever you go with our gorgeous range of scrunchies. Simply tie your hair into a ponytail or bun and wrap around, as you would a hair band.

Pouf Wrap Hairpiece

Try the Pouf or Stylemaker for an elegant, wispy look or the Wavy Wrap for cascades of ringlet curls. If sleek and straight is more to your liking, try the Feather Wrap or Straight N’ More Wrap.

Our top tip is to layer the pieces for maximum volume and effect! Try mixing the Feather Wrap with the Stylemaker or the Straight N’ More with the Feather Wrap- the possibilities are endless! The scrunchies are fabulous for daytime wear when you need to keep your hair looking sassy but out of the way, fantastic for more formal occasions such as weddings and proms and of course, the ultimate quick-fix for holidays! Pop a couple into your suitcase and look fabulous when you’re sightseeing or chilling by the pool, without breaking out a sweat.

'Dolly' by Hot Hair

‘Dolly’ by Hot Hair

Wigs– If styling your hair during the summer season feels like an impossible task and you’ve got plenty of places to go and lots of people

to see, then we’ve got the perfect solution. If you’re after a salon-styled look minus the hefty price tag or you’ve always secretly loved a particular style or colour but been too afraid to chop or colour your hair, then try a wig! We have a vast collection of stunning wigs in a huge range of styles and colours. They are fun and easy to wear, comfortable and the best thing? They keep their shape and stay put all day, so no falling flat and absolutely no frizz-dramas! Wigs are perfect for all day wear, for special occasions, nights out and particularly for holidays- simply pop them on and get head-turning hair in seconds.

Proms, Balls and Summer Parties

So, the school year is heading to an end and the days are getting longer and hotter…this can only mean one thing- it’s prom, wedding, ball and racing season!

As well having to organise your dress, bag, shoes and jewellery, the last thing you want to be worrying about is how to wear your hair. Fear not- you shall go to the ball! To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together an all-you-need-to-know guide to Summer Party hair, featuring how to create everything from poufs to ponytails and buns to braids…read on to find out more…you can thank us later!

Glam clip in Ponytail

  1. A high ponytail with a slice of hair wrapped around at the band. A beautifully simple yet classic style- the high ponytail looks gorgeous teamed with a cute tiara or hair accessory and comes out winning every time. We’ve got a huge range of ponytails that are ready for you to clip in and go. Curly or straight- the choice is yours! Try Xpress, Lush, Classy or Flow for a straight style or a Chic, Glam, Gorgeous or Cutefor beautiful curls that require no styling whatsoever! Simply clip into your own ponytail, take a small section of hair from the bottom and wind all the way around the top to disguise the clip. Secure with a Kirby grip and finish with a spritz of spray. For a cute variation, try wrapping a braided headband at the top of the ponytail.
  2. The Half-up half-down style. Look drop-dead gorgeous with loosely-pinned, half-up half-down mermaid curls. To get this easy look, wash and blow-dry your hair and loosely tong to create soft waves or scrunch with a curl-defining mousse whilst your hair is still damp. Carefully pop in some Hairdo 23″ Wavy extensions. Take a section from each side of the front of your hair, pull to the sides and pin back. Finish the look with a mist of hairspray.

Brigette 3/4 hairpiece

For a straight version of this look, we recommend the Brigitte– one of our most favourite and deluxe hairpieces! A half-head of hair with thick, tumbling layers for a voluminous look that’ll make fellow prom-belles green with envy!

Simply section your hair, ear to ear and tie the back part up whilst you pop the piece in. You should have a loose section of hair at the front. Taking this section, lightly mist with some hairspray and backcomb it. Now you’re ready to put the piece in! Brigitte comes attached with a tooth-comb for extra hold. Simply align the comb on the piece to the line you made when separating your hair ear-to-ear and place into the hair. Now, take the front part of your hair which you previously backcombed and arrange into a quiff, making sure to conceal the front part of the hairpiece. Pin the quiff with Kirby grips, spritz on some extra-hold hairspray and voila- the perfect prom-queen look!

  • Pretty ponytail. For a pretty, minimal fuss style, try a low ponytail at the nape of the neck with lots of height at the crown for extra wow-factor. First, backcomb layers of hair at the crown of your head and finish by spraying with hairspray. Next, pop in some Hairdo extensions, in either 22″ or 25″, depending on how long you want the look. Gather the hair, tie into a low ponytail and add a small flower or jewelled pin to add extra detail if you wish.
  • Layered braids. For a gorgeous style that’s as simple to create as it is pretty, try layering our braided headbands and our chunky braided headbands. You can either leave your hair down (you might want to add some of our extensions to  create length and volume first- try the Hot Hair Human Hair Clip in Extensionswhich are ultra-easy to heat style, or, the Hairdo range of extensions which come in a range of styles and lengths). Once you have your hair set, pop in a few braided headbands and create rows of them at the front of your head for instant boho-chic.

2 Braided Headbands & a Stylemaker

  • Last but by no means least is a hairstyle that is probably one of the most popular for occasions such as proms and balls- Yep, you’ve guessed it, it’s The Bun! A classic bun is one of the most beautiful ways to set off your features and your all-important dress and it’s super-easy to create if you follow our steps! There are two ways you can create a beautiful big bun and we’re going to explain how to do both.

The first is the ready-made Ken Paves braided chignon. Simply tie your hair into a ponytail or bun and clip it in- it’s as simple as that!

Or you can use one of our fabulous ponytails and wrap it into a bun yourself.

Start by tying your hair into a high ponytail if you want a high bun or a low ponytail if you prefer your bun to be low. Put in one of our ponytail pieces, such as Classy, Flow or Lush. Separate the piece into two, take the slice of hair on the right and wrap it all the way round to the left. Do the same with the remaining slice of hair, but wrap in the opposite direction. You should now have a big statement chignon. Tuck the ends of the ponytail into the bottom of the style and secure with some Kirby grips. And there we have it…super slick chignon-chic!

Festival Fabulous Hair

It’s festival season! So you’ve got your sleeping bag- check, toiletries- check, wellies-check and your camera charged up and ready to go but if the thought of going without water, electricity, straighteners and curlers or the fear of greasy locks and frantically taming your bedhead first thing in the morning fills you with dread, then fear not and read on! We’ve got top tips and secrets that’ll keep your hair looking slick and make you the object of everyone’s attention on the festival circuit. Not a strand of frizzyness or greasyness in sight! So here we go- our ultimate guide to festival hair…

Flashes of Colour– Eye-catching and a must-have for festival season- clip-in highlight hair extensions are colourful, funky and instant! We’ve got plenty of fun clip in fun colours as well  natural colours for a more subtle look or our personal favourite, Animal Print Highlights that’ll help you unleash your wild side!

Animal Clip Hair Extension

The Fringe A super easy way to get your hair out of the way and looking cool- the fringe takes seconds to put in and will transform your hair instantly. Try the Hairdo Clip-In Fringe for a softer look or the Hot Hair Sexy Straight Fringe for a heavy, blunt look. Simply pop your hair into a ponytail or, you can leave it out and clip the fringe in at the front of your hair using the attached butterfly clips. Gently give it a ruffle with your fingers for a shaggy, carefree look for extra rock-chic effect!

The Braided Headband– Probably the most versatile piece that you can invest in, our braided headbands form a fast-track route to cute tresses that ooze hippy-chic. Pop a couple into your bag and simply wear at the front of the head. They look fabulous layered up or even wrapped around your ponytail or bun. Plait perfection with minimal effort!

Mermaid Waves Simple and sweet, softly curled mermaid waves never go out of fashion for festivals. The best way to keep them beautifully set for the duration of your stay at a festival? Fake it! We love the 23″ Hairdo Wavy Extensions, which are comfortable to wear, easy to put in and require no styling whatsoever. Simply wash your hair at home and plait tightly whilst your hair is still damp. Take them out on the first day of the festival and scrunch your hair with some mousse. Pop in the extensions and rake your fingers through to blend in your own hair.

The Ponytail– A girly style that’ll get your hair out of the way and keep you looking and feeling cool, you can’t go wrong with a simple ponytail. We do a huge range of beautiful ponytails that come attached to palm clips, so all you need to do is clip in and go! Pop your hair into a ponytail first, slide the clip in to the top, tease out some tendrils at the front to frame your face and get ready to rock the power of the pony!

Bounce Clip in Ponytail

The Bun The weather’s hot, you’ve been frequenting the mosh pit a-plenty and running out of ways to liven up your limp hair. This is where the bun comes in! Terribly forgiving for hair sins and easy to do, a simple bun will disguise greasy or flat hair and jazz it up a treat. Try the feather wrap, straight n’ more, wavy wrap or stylemaker. Simply wrap around your own ponytail or bun for a beautiful style in a jiffy!

The Wig– What do Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry all have in common? These ladies can’t live without wigs in funky colours! Without a doubt, a staple for festival season, you can’t go wrong with a full wig. A fantastic solution to covering up your own hair and a perfect excuse to temporarily transform yourself by wearing a colour you’ve always secretly wanted to sport, our wigs come in a multitude of styles and are made in every colour under the sun. Try the Sugar or Mandy in soft pastel colours for a more striking look or go for something more natural like Avril or Joanna– the choice is yours!

The Hottest Spring Hair Styles for 2012

This spring hair is colourful, fun and – shock horror- not only easy to do but easy to wear!

Here’s how to get the looks that define the season


Coloured flashes and Ombre hair are huge this spring- and this is one trend that is set to keep going all through summer and into Autumn.

This trend was not only on the catwalks for SS12 but stars like January Jones and Julia Roberts have been picking up on this surprisingly wearable trend.


January Jones with fabulous pink colour flashes in her hair

Unfortunately coloured hair whilst fun, is not always compatible with a day job.Fortunately for you we have 2 great solutions:

Get funky hair colour in a flash with these single Human Hair Colour Strips for just £12. Or try the heat Stylable Clip inColour for a more all over effect for just £15.

Human Hair Colour Strips

Clip in Colour


Ever so slightly disheveled hair with a slight natural wave was all over the catwalks for Spring/Summer 2012, including at Givenchy (pictured below)

Urban Wave hair at Givenchy show, Spring Summer 2012

This is a super easy speedy do, that requires a little bit of prep, and perhaps some help with getting a longer length.

Heres how:

Straight hair: Roughly dry your hair leaving it to kink a bit naturally.Then work a smoothing serum through to give extra shine. Add length with some similarly waved extensions such as the Jessica Simpson Hairdo Styleable Softwave Extensions at just £95

If your hair is naturally curly, you will need to straighten it first, then create some bends and kinks by roughly scrunching up your hair and using your tongs to ‘set’ the scrunch. Gain extra length easily by clipping in the high quality 19″ human hair extensions from hothair.


This trend shows no sign of going away. Probably becuase not only does it look great, it can be worn for all kinds of occassions AND it is easy to do.

You can wear it sky high like at the Versace Haute Couture Spring Summer show, or lower at the nape of the neck.

Ponytails worn sky high and sleek at the Versace Haute Couture show, Spring/Summer 2012

A ponytail extension is the easiest way to quickly get this great look, and to get the length that you want.

Xpress Wrap Ponytail

Lush Clip in Ponytail

Lush Clip in Ponytail

Try Lush from hothair for an extra long sleek ponytail or Xpress  for an easy pony with a braid wrap to hide the  join.

Hothair’s Hot Picks for 2012

Here are our top predictions for 2012’s HOTTEST hair looks AND how to get them.

1. Mermaid Waves

Jessica Biel

Hair that looks naturally dried with a hint of wave is beautiful and simple. To get this beachy wavy look, tousle dry your hair and apply some testruizing wax to ensure the texture of your own hair matched the extensions. Then clip in these Jessica Simpson Soft Wave Extensions for instant long mermaid locks!


2. Colour Flashes

Katy Perry

Coloured hair is everywhere! On the catwalk, on celebrities, and here at Hothair!

Get the look with no commitment and all the fun with these easy to use clip in coloured extensions. Styleable and fun strips of high quality synthetic or human hair.


3. Heavy Fringe

Get Quirky & Flirty like Zooey Deschanel.

Zooey Deschanel

Can’t commit to cutting your fringe? Clip one in like this Jessica Simpson Clip in True 2 Life Fringe. The longer sides blend in with your own hair and you can adjust the height by clipping it back a little further.



4. The Ponytail

Jennifer Morrison

Whether worn High or Low this trend is one that just keeps going… and going…..

Wear it like Jennifer Morrison (from House) with a small braid to disguise the band. Our Xpress ponytail is perfect as it has a braided band already included!

5. Big Curls

Big hair is … well… Big news!

Cher Lloyd

Get Cher Lloyds look by creating curls with barrel tongs through the front part of your hair.

Then clip in the Barbie 3/4 hairpiece leaving your fringe  & front part of your hair forward. Once it is clipped in, toss the hair back covering the join for a full on wavy look.


DON’T forget to VOTE for your favourite of these looks in our Hothair Hotpicks competition!

Hurry – the competition ends 2nd Feb 2012!

Easy Party Hairstyles

It’s the silly season – there are a million things to do, presents to buy and wrap, people to see, drinks to be drunk and parties to get all glammed up for.

Luckily we have the hair thing all sorted here at Hothair- so you can have a glam hairstyle with barely any fuss, leaving time for more important things- like having fun.

Here are our hot tips:

Go for a chic and easy UPDO

Stylemaker Wrap

Simply pop your hair in a high pony, then wrap one of our ingenious hair wraps around. Add a sparkly accessory and you’re ready to party.

A Sky High Ponytail is easy to do and definitely on-trend.

Bounce High Pony

Simply wrap around or clip in for instant glam. Our hotpick for the highest?

Why not try a wig like Jessie J and Kelly Rowland? They’re easy to put on, easy to wear and require NO styling! We have some gorgeous wigs that on trend and fashionable, Why not experiment a bit with something different- a different colour or a completelty different cut. Now’s the time for a bit of festive hair fun!

The Bob Wig

Verity Wig


Victoria Beckham looked radiant when she attended this year’s biggest social event; The Royal Wedding. And her elegant hair style was very similar to a HairDo product from Hothair.

Victoria’s hairstyle was created by her good friend and celebrity stylist Ken Paves who styled her hair exactly like one of his HairDo Tru2Life’ products, the Wrap Around Pony, to create the sophisticated and chic look.

To create Victoria’s look you could use the fabulous clip-in Wrap Around Pony which negates the hassle of trying to grow longer hair or looking for a wig that can be worn up as this 18″ hairpiece is made for a full looking ponytail. It adds a long, full trend-setting pony style to any woman’s hair instantly and the wrap around feature truly sets it apart from any other clip-in pony. Available in 13 fashionable shades, the Wrap Around Pony will match most modern hair colours.

Tru2Life is a cutting-edge, heat friendly, synthetic fibre technology that allows wearers to style these pieces using heated/ thermal tools as they would with their own hair or on more expensive human hair pieces. There is no damage to the fibres, which will stay looking like natural, healthy human hair, even to the touch.

Tru2Lif Heat-Friendly synthetic hair can be styled using thermal tools on medium settings (up to 180 degrees C and 350 degrees F). Curling has never been so easy. When curling the Tru2Life synthetic hair, simply slide the curled fibre off the iron and pin the warm curl with a clip until the fibre cools and curl sets. Steam rollers and/or wet setting can also be used.

Simply click on the step-by-step to see more information and an instructional video from Ken.

Katy Perry’s New Pony

Katy Perry

With the Christmas Party Season looming large, Katy Perry shows how fabulous a wrap around pony tail can look when attending the MTV Awards in Madrid with Russell Brand.

Katy offset her stunning hairstyle with a super shimmery little red dress which complimented it perfectly.

Get yours now from Hothair and to help we are now offering 20% off all hairpeices and ponytails…just click on the image below.


Top Knot is Top Notch this Autumn


Sarah Jessica Parker perfectly demonstrates this Autumn’s must have hair trend, with the top knot style that is favoured by many celebs and fashonistas this year. Twist a pony tail into a bun and leave the ends out for a fun and natural look.

To create this using Hothair, simply use the fabulous Hothair Glam clip in pony tail. Clip it in and split the hair into 2 sections. Wrap one section around the palm clip and then wrap the other section around in the opposite direction to create the perfect top not that is right on trend!

Just click the picture below…