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How To Style Hair Extensions for Short Hair
Mia Santini April 5th 2023

How To Style Hair Extensions for Short Hair

Before you start styling extensions with short hair, keep reading to learn all about hair extensions for short hair, plus tips on styling short hair with extensions.   

It’s always fun to rock different hairstyles to change things up! If you want to go longer with more volume, try using hair extensions for short hair. When your hair is short, hair extensions are a great way to give yourself a new look without waiting for it to grow out. On average, you’ll likely only grow your hair half an inch per month or six inches per year (who has time to wait for that?) Using extensions for short hair will help you in the meantime to have lengthy locks.  

 You can also try out different shades to add dimension to your hair with extensions for short hair. Depending on the type of hair extensions you choose, you can create a totally custom look that you love. Before you start styling extensions with short hair, keep reading to learn all about hair extensions for short hair, plus tips on styling short hair with extensions.   

What Type of Hair Extensions for Short Hair Should I Use? 

When looking for extensions for short hair, you’ll want to choose the right type of hair extensions and length that’ll look best with your hair. Hair extensions that work for those with longer hair might not look right with your short hair. If you have shorter hair, you’ll want to find short hair extensions, ideally between 12” to 16”, for a more natural look. Go with the 12” length if your hair is above your chin. If your hair is anywhere past your chin or to your shoulders, try 16”. 

As far as which type of hair extensions for short hair to buy, go with either a tape-in or clip-in style. These work well to blend short hair extensions compared to other methods. Our tape-in hair extensions, Tape It™, come in both 12” and 16” lengths, perfect for styling extensions with short hair. For clip-in hair extensions, try our Clip It™ in the 16” length. The tape-in extensions will need to be applied by a professional hairstylist. For clip-in hair extensions, you can apply those yourself at home.   

Tips for Styling Extensions with Short Hair 

Once you’ve decided on the type and length of hair extensions for short hair, you’ll be ready to start styling! Now it’s important to think about how many packs of hair extensions you’ll need. Compare the extensions to the thickness of your hair to decide. If you’re getting tape-in, your stylist can help you determine what will work best, as they’ll be applying them.  

Here are some expert tips on styling short hair extensions:  

Pin Up the Bottom Section of Your Hair 

Hide those shorter pieces of hair at the nape of your neck when wearing hair extensions for short hair for a natural blend. Before applying your short hair extensions, section your hair so only a tiny bit is left at the bottom and clip up the rest. Then backcomb the remaining section, twist it up, and pin it flat against the nape of your neck. This will be where you can clip or tape in the first weft of extensions to hide those super short pieces of hair.   

Trim the Extensions as Needed 

When you have extensions for short hair, you might notice areas where the hair extensions are too blunt at the ends and need a trim to blend better. If you don’t feel comfortable cutting your own hair extensions, you can have a stylist do it for you when you get your tape-in extensions applied or get help trimming your clip-in extensions. A stylist can help to custom cut your extensions to look best with your hair length.  

Use Heat Styling to Blend 

To blend your short hair with your hair extensions, use heated tools to get the desired look. It’s important to note that you can only do this if you have human hair extensions, as most synthetic hair extensions don’t hold up with heat styling (all of our Wicked Roots Hair™ extensions are Remy human hair.) Depending on if your hair is naturally straight, wavy, or curly, use a blow dryer, curling iron, or straightener to style your short hair extensions to perfection.    

Which are the Best Hair Extensions for Short Hair?


When styling extensions with short hair, you need the right type and length for a natural look. But there’s one more part of choosing extensions for short hair to keep in mind: quality. You want to buy the best quality hair extensions for short hair to ensure a flawless blend that’ll look natural when wearing them.  

In your search for quality short hair extensions, look no further than Wicked Roots Hair™ extensions! Our hair extensions are made with 100% Remy human hair, the best quality you can find on the market. Choose the right color, length, and hair extension type in our collection for the long hair you’ve been waiting for.

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