The Stellar trial
Copper bell extensions
On-trend haircuts such as the lob and pixie come and go, but cascading waves never date. For a faux head of Rapunzellike tresses, copper bell (or micro bead) hair extensions don’t use glue, heat or rough pulling. Instead, hair is applied individually to each strand, creating a softer, more supple look.
Each strand of real hair is attached inside a copper clip, which is in turn threaded to an individual’s roots, close to the skull. There are a multitude of colours and styles to choose from and they are best applied post-foil colour, but before all-over colour, for an optimum match. The extensions can then be re-applied with regrowth every 8–10 weeks.
where to go...
BRISBANE Oxford St Hair, Suite 3, 204 Oxford St, Bulimba, (07) 3899 2770, oxfordstreethair.com.au, from $300
MELBOURNE Bella Capelli, 1 Harry Lacey Lane, Croydon, (03) 9723 6613, bellacapelli.com.au, from $120
SYDNEY Pierre Haddad, Hilton Hotel, Shop 4, 255 Pitt St, Sydney, (02) 9264 1115, pierrehaddad.com, from $14 per strand