Magazine article Newsweek

Fashion: Growing Manes

Magazine article Newsweek

Fashion: Growing Manes

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Byline: Meghan McCain

Once a well-kept secret among Hollywood divas, hair extensions have stepped into the spotlight. Unlike wigs, which cover your hair, extensions clip or bond onto your own strands to add fullness and length without hiding your locks. And though the older versions involved spending thousands of dollars--and half a day--at the salon while a stylist wove or glued fake hair to your own, the latest trend is in high-quality, clip-in tresses that you can put in and take out yourself. The advantage: they take minutes to attach, they don't really damage your hair and they work on cuts that fall below your earlobes. Jessica Simpson just launched a clip-in line with stylist Ken Paves (from $77.50 at the Home Shopping Network's hsn.com ) that offers 11 colors and numerous lengths and textures of real and synthetic hair.

To use them, start at the base of the head and move your way up, clipping the hair in; all the extensions are connected to a single cap, so you can't lose them. …

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