Barefoot Blonde Hair Delivers Pinterest Worthy Extensions UK

— The beauty influencer Amber Fillerup Clark, better known as Barefoot Blonde, has turned her blog into a brand.

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Clip in hair extensions from Barefoot Blonde Hair.

Amber Fillerup Clark, aka Barefoot Blonde, has served up #hairinspo for six years digitally, and now she’s letting her fans act on that inspiration with a new line of hair extensions.

The beauty influencer with a popular blog and 1.3 million Instagram followers is introducing 20 shades of 21-inch, 160-gram clip-in extensions priced at $194.99 each on Nov. 25. The range is the start of a broader brand concentrating on extensions and extension maintenance.

Developed over two years, Fillerup Clark had several objectives in mind when producing Barefoot Blonde Hair’s handmade clip in hair extensions: she sought to make them affordable yet high-quality, look natural, last at least four months to a year and stay put. They contain remy hair, which is considered the best human hair available, and latex-lined clips.

“There are a few things I always hated about the extensions I wore. For instance, if I would go to sleep in them, they would feel ratty when I woke up,” said Fillerup Clark, who’s been using extensions for a decade. “I love that ours stay really silky and soft for a long time as long as you treat them right, just like you would your normal hair.”

To make the extensions appear natural, Barefoot Blonde Hair avoids excessive shine. “A lot of the extensions out there are so shiny. People’s hair isn’t that shiny naturally, and you want them to match your natural texture as much as possible,” explained Fillerup Clark. “When they are too shiny, they look synthetic. I want them to have the right amount of shine.”

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Barefoot Blonde Hair offers clip in hair extensions.

The volume of the hair in the extensions was also important. Most hair extensions uk, Fillerup Clark detailed, tend to be thick on top and thin toward the end. “That isn’t helpful at all because no one needs thickness on top. You mainly need it on bottom,” she said. “So, I wanted to make sure the thickness was there from top to bottom.”

Available only on the web for now, Fillerup Clark is considering retail distribution in the future, but is waiting to be certain her brand and its products are on solid footing before stretching into stores. “We want to have a year of sales, and get an idea of how well they sell and hear customer feedback. I think people are going to love them, but I want to make sure [I know] if people have an issue with packaging or anything else we need to change,” she said. She added a shampoo for women wearing extensions could be in the offing.

Extensions have played a prominent role in Fillerup Clark’s rise. “When I would use clip in hair extensions to make my braids bigger and fuller, my pictures went viral on Pinterest,” she recounted. “People were like, ‘How the heck does she get her braids so big?’ People were interested in the fact my braids looked different, and that’s what started the whole hair phenomenon on my blog.”

Today, Fillerup Clark’s multifaceted blog and social-media feed document her beauty, fashion and lifestyle choices, and feature a multitude of images of her family, including husband David, daughter Rosie and son Atticus. Although it’s catapulted Barefoot Blonde Hair, she doesn’t plan on continuing the online journaling forever.

“I definitely still want to keep blogging for another few years to push the hair extension brand and to build that up more, but, ultimately, I want to be a mom and take care of my kids full-time,” said Fillerup Clark. “Ideally, at some point, I will blog less and less, and just do hair extensions.”

The early response to the extensions has been encouraging. During a three-day pre-sale event in October, the clip-in extensions sold out quickly, and Barefoot Blonde Hair generated nearly $100,000 in retail sales and drew 50,000 unique visitors to its web site. For its first year on the market, Fillerup Clark’s goal for the brand is to register $1 million in retail sales.

Here’s What 100 Layers of UK Hair Extensions Looks Like

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A bit Hermione Granger, no?

We’ve seen everything from nail polish and eyelashes, to foundation and fake tan. But when it comes to the “100 Layers” challenge, there’s one beauty frontier that’s yet to be conquered — hair.

Naturally, there’s a YouTube star ready to step up to the challenge. Kayley Melissa, creator of many cute hair tutorials, decided that the world needed to see what 100 layers of uk hair extensions looked like.

With over 4 pounds of hair at her disposal, Kayley made sure to attach the 100 extensions onto each other, rather than onto her own hair.

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“I’m genuinely concerned that if I put them in the way you’re supposed to, it would rip all of my hair out because these are really heavy,” she says.

Her video has gone viral, with more than 1.7 million views on YouTube, and in it, Kayley gives frank advice to viewers about the crazy style. “I don’t know if anyone’s going to ask me if this is actually good for your extensions or your hair, but the answer is ‘no.’”

At the 75-hair-extensions mark, Kayley does a little spin and admits she feels exactly like Hermione in Harry Potter — well, before she figured out the true magic of the de-frizz.

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With all 100 extensions in, Kayley’s a “mountain of hair,” but then, it’s time to play with her new locks. Somehow, pulling off the most epic bun ever — which she admits is “like a tumor the size of my head” — Kayley then styles an enormous fishtail braid.

Watch the video, below.

UK Hair Extensions Labeled ‘100 Percent Human’ Contain Synthetic & Animal Hair

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– Whether it’s for vanity or necessity, more and more women are choosing to wear hair pieces and extensions. But some in the industry are now coming under fire for “hair deception.”

CBS2’s Kristine Johnson investigated the controversy.

The popular beauty trend of longer, thicker, and more luxurious hair in mere minutes is now coming under scrutiny for having a very ugly side.

“People have no clue what they’re really buying,” Spencer Kobren, President of the American Hair Loss Association, said.

He explained that despite being a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States, there are absolutely no regulations when it comes to the sale, importation or labeling of hair used in extensions and wigs.

“Anybody can make any claim,” Kobren said.

CBS2 bought three sets of hair extensions from three different manufacturers and sent them to an independent lab for testing. All three labeled 100 percent human hair actually contained a mix of synthetic hair.

“It can melt and singe, there’s PVC and plastics in synthetic hair,” Lisa Abbey, of beauty brand Flygirl, said.

One set of extensions even contained hair from a yak.

“It’s going to be a lot less expensive for them to mix human hair with animal hair,” Kobren said.

While it won’t harm you, experts say you’re not getting what you pay for and this hair will tangle and fray after just one or two wears.

“There are reports that some hair has been sourced from Russian prisons,” Brett Butcher, of Great Lengths, said.

Butcher, spokesperson for one of largest hair extension companies, says there have even been reports that some imported hair is being taken against the donor’s will.

“This is the reason why we started setting fair standards which is a guarantee that hair is ethically sourced and traceable,” Butcher said.

Courtney Adeleye, with the hair care company Mane Choice, said the industry needs to be regulated.

“It’s a little bit of the wild, wild west right now,” she said. “I can’t use the word organic and not have organic ingredients in my product. I think it should be the same standard for people who sell hair.”

“When you lay it down, it should lay flat,” Abbey said.

Abbey suggests reading the reviews of a company before you buy, especially off the internet. She also highly recommends consulting with a trained cosmetologist before getting extensions.

“It’s really important to know what you’re buying, where you’re buying it from,” she added.

Are UK Hair Extensions Hindering Black Hair?

For many years now, black hair has been hot-combed, relaxed and weaved into submission to conform to the smooth and shiny manes that we see in the media. Even today, black and mixed race girls are conditioned to believe that their hair is unacceptable or unprofessional in its natural form.

Hair extensions have long been an essential tool in disguising anything natural and over the years has led to some serious repercussions in how we view black hair. Lace weaves and weaving in particular are popular methods as they have the ability to completely transform the entire head into a smooth, silky style.

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Weaves are somewhat of a taboo subject and the hair struggles of afro hair is something often not talked about and it’s certainly not polite to ask! But could a more positive natural hair image encourage less of a reliance on the weave?

When we see natural hair, it is still often seen as more of a statement and draws out a national debate. It is perhaps even seen as being rebellious or political and goes against the straight hair standard we are so conditioned to seeing.

Solangle Knowles, who is widely known to embrace her natural locks, has been brutally mocked and criticised for embracing her ‘unkempt hair’. Responding to an interview with Essence magazine about her haircare secrets, many people voiced their disgust online with one person actually comparing her look with that of a homeless person.

The Mirror even jumped upon Beyonce’s mum Tina Knowles when she popped out one day with her curls brushed out.

An incredible way to talk about black hair in this day and age. Even four-year-old Blue Ivy Carter has put the internet into a frenzy about her hair with people criticising Beyonce for leaving it in its natural state. With such a public backlash over something as simple as showing off your hair, cheap hair extensions have offered a shield of protection against criticism for young black women, despite the potential long-term dangers of continuous usage.

Full head weaves take a very long time to do, can often be pulled very tight and can have a detrimental effect on the hair follicles over time, especially around the hairline. Traction alopecia is the more extreme but very possible form of hair loss when you are heavily reliant on very tight, heavy weaves.

Back in 2012, Naomi Campbell shocked us when pictures surfaced from her holiday in Ibiza, that revealed a severely receding hairline. Her many years as a model and an ultra-reliance on tightly-woven hair extensions uk, have caused unfortunate irreversible damage that no longer gives her the option of a natural hairstyle.

In the late 80s and early 90s of Campbell’s career, it would have been absolutely out of the question to see any evidence of her natural hair. Her model superstardom would most certainly have been cut very short without hair extensions to give her the super long, silky hair she is most commonly photographed with.

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As the natural hair debate continues, extensions are used now by both black and white women to transform their hair instantly into something longer, thicker, even curlier now. When used in moderation they don’t cause any serious long-term damage and can simply serve as an enhancement into your natural hair.

Hair extensions are here to stay but with the growing support of the natural hair movement, it will encourage black and mixed race girls to embrace (and most importantly love) the hair they were born with. Eventually the sight of an afro won’t cause people to think it’s revolutionary or some sort of protest and learn to admire black women for the variety of hairstyles their hair has to offer.

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