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Bombshell Hair Extensions

Bombshell Hair Extensions + Q & A

So I’m pretty excited to share my hair extension story.  I recently collaborated with Bombshell Hair Extension in Edmonton, Alberta. They opened up a new location on 124th street and it’s BEAUTIFUL. I’m sure by now you’ve probably noticed my hair going from just below shoulder length to RAPUNZEL. BRB just hanging my hair out the window. I’ve had a ton of random people ask me if my hair was real so I mean that’s a good sign. YOU GUYS ROCK! I mean did she not kill the blending game? Let’s get real… I’m not a natural blonde so I could never grow 22 inches of hair and If I did I’m sure it would look like a fried frizzy mullet. Blondes ya feel me? If only we lived in a world where hair could grow 5 inches overnight.

So as you may have noticed, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! I was a little nervous because I wash my hair most days and I rock the “wet bun look” more often than not. So with having extensions put in, you can’t exactly do that. I was worried they would be pretty high maintenance and it turns out they are not. Obviously, blow drying my hair takes a little longer than usual but it’s totally worth it. I wake up and my hair is literally styled. I put a few loose curls in and it’s good to go. It is so easy to maintain. The first couple of nights my head hurt a little adjusting to the new weft but now I can barely feel it. I got 200 grams of 22-inch hair so I GOT A LOT. Plus nothing can feel worse than clip-ins. I wore those for years. Don’t even get me started with falling asleep with your clip-ins in. OUCH. This micro weft is a walk in the park. The hair I got is from their Bombshell line (shades of pink) and it is the best quality.

Here are some tips from having my new HURR:

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Braid your hair at night to avoid friction and moving around. Actually when in doubt just braid your hair. It’s all fun and games until you wake up in the middle of the night and your CAT thinks your hair is a toy.

Make sure you budget for a good quality shampoo and conditioner, one that works well with the extensions. Having extensions is an investment so you want to take good care of them.

Use a good leave-in conditioner and heat protector. I personally use Davines products and they are incredible. They recommended I use Davines Ol Oil which I already use which worked out great. Ps, the hairspray smells like heaven and the Nou Nou hair mask is my favorite.

 

 

I’ve had an overwhelming response of positive messages about my hair and also lots of questions. I’ve only ever had clip ins so this was a new experience for me as well. So I’m just taking the questions I received on Instagram and Facebook and giving my honest opinion.

Is the hair real? What kind of hair is it?

“SHADES OF PINK™ Hair extension Co. is ethically sourced, 100% Human hair that is never bleached or lightened without the use of any harsh chemicals. Our organic lightening technology allows the hairs natural cuticle to remain fully intact, giving our tangle-free extensions a silky smooth feeling. Our premium SHADES OF PINK™ hair extension line is designed to last a minimum of 12 months with full-time use.”

How much were your extensions?

I got 200 grams (two packs of 22-inch hair) That is a whole wack of hair. I believe the two packs of 22 inch hair runs around $1250. (Bombshell line)
So depending on what quality of hair you want and how much, the price varies per person. They do consultations and the prices are listed on the website. They also have other lines such as their Shades collection.

https://www.bombshellextensionstudio.com/pricing

Do they hurt?

They were a little uncomfortable the first couple of nights but now they just feel like my real hair.

Can you see the micro weft? How long did the installation take?

It is seamless so you can only see it if you literally lift up my hair and look for them. You can’t notice it. When I was at bombshell I got my hair foiled as well so I was there longer but the installation itself only took about 1.5 hours.

What maintenance is required?

The micro weft requires a tightening every 3-4 weeks. Your first two are free and after that, they are $30. This prevents the extensions from matting and causing any damage to the natural hair.

So there you have it! I’m really happy with my hair transformation and the girls at Bombshell were amazing! THANK YOU!

Color: @genna_hair

Extension Install: @hairbyjordii

Location: @bombshellyeg

(click on links for IG accounts)

Below are my before and after photos.

For more photos of my hair check out my FALL PICNIC SHOOT

Bombshell Hair extensions were also kind enough to provide me with a discount code. Use SHAYLENE10 for 10% off.

Thank you for reading!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

xo, Shay

 

Fall Picnic Shoot Edmonton

Fall Picnic Shoot Edmonton

Another fun-filled day with two amazing creatives! We planned a shoot in St. Albert. We had such a cute little setup and I’m excited to share these photos! Thank you, Sara & Chelsea.

The theme was obviously FALL because fall is THE BEST SEASON EVAA.

-Sweaters (effortless wardrobe HELLO)
-Pumpkin everything
-Cat and dog snuggles
-Apple picking
-Halloween
-Hot Chocolate by the fire
-Candles….I burn through candles like its nobodies business, the ones in this post are Sydney Hale Co.

Check out our last shoot together here!

Photography: Sara Jewell

Makeup: Allure by Chelsea

Flowers:  Maven & Grace  (Maven & Grace is an Edmonton-based vintage and antique shop that also carries florals, home goods, and stationery)

Pants: Laura Siegel “The team at Laura Siegel employs artisans from rural villages all over the world to sustain traditional cultures and crafts. Along with ensuring ethical working conditions and living wages are provided to the skilled artisans, we collaborate with organizations to ensure they receive mentorship and workshops to learn how to maintain practicing their craft, provide for their families, education on wealth management, business practices and more. ”

New Hair is Bombshell Hair Extensions located in Edmonton, Alberta. Blog post coming soon! I can’t wait to share my experience with my GLORIOUS new locks. Super easy to maintain.

 

Thanks for reading,

xo, Shay

 

 

Fall Picnic Shoot Edmonton

 

Nova Scotia Trip Home

Nova Scotia Trip Home :

So ahhhhh my Nova Scotia trip home! Edmonton friends if you haven’t seen Eastern Canada it is a must. I mean even though it’s like a bazillion dollars to fly across Canada? I could literally fly Edmonton to Honolulu and back! WHATS UP WITH THAT? Anyway, we will save my rant for flying across the country for another day. J feeeeel..  Speaking of which I should book my flight home for Christmas before it’s like $1300 or MAYBE HONOLULU INSTEAD! JK I need to see my FAMJAM. Ok moving along…

So my recent trip to Nova Scotia was a blast. I was home for two weeks and I soaked up every minute of it. My family is in Cape Breton, so I spent the majority of my time there. Cape Breton definitely moves at a slower pace. I’ve always been a city girl and I do love Halifax, but Cape Breton will always be near and dear to my heart. For those of you that don’t know, Cape Breton is a beautiful island in Nova Scotia with SWEEPING ocean views. Ugh, the ocean makes my skin oh so hydrated. Now that I’m back in Alberta my skin will now turn into a wrinkly boot. Don’t get me wrong I love Edmonton but who doesn’t love HYDRATED SKIN from the ocean?

During my time home, my family took a trip to the Cabot Trail. It was the perfect day. My dad passed away 5 years ago and there isn’t a second where I don’t think of his witty humor. I miss him dearly. We talked about Dad a lot that day and all of the wonderful memories we’ve had in the past. It really felt like he was there. It was truly a beautiful day and I will cherish it forever. If you wondering what the limit is to my mother playing Luke Bryan songs, THE LIMIT DOES NOT EXIST. Also, I remember changing my brother’s diapers and now they are basically MEN. Oh did I mention my brother Devon has his FULL LICENCE and a CAR? Ok, I’m ancient. Oh and now that Aaron is 15, Mom finally let him take his training wheels off his bike. #proudsister Maybe 16 is the year she will teach you how to cut the crust off your Bologna sandwich (ha he will get me back for this) Don’t worry we all have my fathers twisted humor. Besides spending the majority of my trip eating seafood, I really went home to stand in my Best Friends Wedding.  I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU.

“The moment I wake up

Before I put on my makeup

I say a little pray for you

While combing my hair now

And wondering what dress to wear now

I say a little prayer for you” 

Belting out excessively over here……..ANYONE? Ok, moving along. So I listened to The Rankins (Cape Breton celebrities) watched my beautiful friend say I do, danced, drank OH BOY DID WE DRINK and created wonderful memories! During my time in Halifax, I spent a few days with my friend Carmen. FYI: Mussels at the Bicycle Thief in Halifax are the bomb.com. If you haven’t tried them, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? ok, I need to chill on the caps in this blog post ha ha. I swear I’m not yelling aggressively. Bicycle Thief in Halifax is probably my favorite restaurant.  Ever. Even though we were hungover pieces of crap the next day we still made it to Peggys Cove. Stillwell Beer garden really sneaks up on you when you end up at the dome on a Monday night. Also, I broke my two year “No Dome Streak” #domeishome  (Carmen’s idea obviously) So that is basically it! I wish I took more photos of this beautiful province but I was truly too busy enjoying my time home. Whoever I didn’t have time to see I apologize, I will be back soon. It’s really nice to put your phone down once in awhile and hear the waves crashing on the rocks. If you have any questions on Nova Scotia, feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I have quite a few blog posts coming in the upcoming weeks so don’t forget to check back! Ps: Have you seen my Blog post with Allure by Chelsea and Sara Jewell Photography? Check it out here! We just recently did another shoot so I’ll add those photos when I have more time.

Much love,

xo, Shay