Holy Grail: Beauty Works Hair pieces

Way back in April/May I had glue in extensions applied to my hair shortly after I had it cut into condition. Now some people really suit short hair, they have a gorgeous bone structure & envious facial features, well that’s not me! I like long hair as a comfort blanket, and have longed for nice hair all my life, despite frequently going for the chop. My extensions were applied pretty badly, in fact my hair wasn’t layered at all and I had to go home and cut my own hair into shape, so when Beauty Works came into my life it was a god send. I have now relied heavily on their products for months to give me the confidence, and you will see their extensions and hair pieces in nearly ALL of my posts on my blog.

Today I want to share two of my favourite pieces from the site which is the ‘Messy Bun’ & ‘Double Volume Hair piece’, both which create really on trend hair looks & can be teased & styled in a number of ways to create a versatile look.

My hair BEFORE ( I am slowly getting my glue ins out)


My HOLY GRAIL has to be the

Double Volume Straight Instant Weave £44.99 *

If you want the true look of permanent extensions without the damage, hassle and commitment then I couldn’t recommend this highly enough. This is my second hair piece, and if you are wearing it daily it should last you about 6 months with the correct care and effort. I make sure that I use a tangle teezer as the hair is as delicate if not more than the hair on your head as it won’t regenerate. My natural hair is pretty shiny as I do lots of treatments, but if yours isn’t then I would recommend using dry shampoo to tone down the shine, and also some very mild back combing as it creates a more natural look, than TOO styled. The hair fits in place with fine tooth combs, that secure into the bottom of your hair, and one at the top, with a little hidden toggle that ensures it is tightly attached to your hair head & won’t fly off!! I like to create top knots, high buns and quiffs to cover the hair piece, but if your hair is long enough then it’s great to create layers with your own natural hair over the top for a really natural looking weave effect.


If you are looking for a sleeker style, or something that will be appropriate for work or messy hair days then the

Messy Beehive Bun £29.99 *

is your best bet. It is the easiest one I have had to apply, and stays nice and secure with a tightening toggle, as my main problems with ones in the past have been them not staying on, even before I leave the house!


me 2


My hair is going through a ‘what colour is that even’ stage unfortunately. My darker brunette roots are coming through, and after a dying faux par you can spot some gingery tones going on amongst the bleach so you will have to forgive my sorry state. I actually really like the ombre effect created with my roots and the lighter bun as that’s what my natural hair looks like. It took me about 2 minutes to create this hair look, as I literally scraped all my hair back into a small bun, and popped this on top, it is one of the easiest hairstyles to create but perfect if your own hair isn’t thick enough to create a nice looking bun with a doughnut.

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