I’m so excited to introduce a new feature here on Family Style, called The Great Beauty Experiment! Where Babble pays me to try all manner of bizarre and not-so-bizarre and painful and not-so-painful beauty treatments and DIYs to see just how far us females will go for beauty, which treatments actually work, and how painful are Brazilian waxes really?
Up first, a dream come true for yours truly: DIY Barbie Hair!
It turns out that hair extensions are so much more common than I ever realized. When I first sat down with Kristen Jex, my hairdresser (and lovely friend), to discuss this project, she explained that as much as I might think hair extensions are this exotic, only-for-the-rich-and-famous luxury, that the hair industry is huge. People are buying and wearing other people’s hair. A lot. And that putting together your own head of hair extensions is actually really, really easy. And fun! Time consuming. But fairly inexpensive! I was so excited to get started.
After the jump, we documented the process of putting together a fabulous head of hair for me to wear around Manhattan like a glamazon, so you can try it yourself. No, really! Here we go!
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