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Elle (Canada) - - Beauty -

Hair­styl­ist Am­ber Fair­lie, cre­ative direc­tor for the Manor Sa­lon in Toronto, says the se­cret to a nat­u­ral lengthy look is in the ap­pli­ca­tion. Depend­ing on the client’s hair, bud­get and fan­tasy hair dreams, Fair­lie works with heat-fu­sion or cold-fu­sion (in which hair is at­tached via a tiny metal sil­i­cone tube rather than with heat or ad­he­sive) tech­niques. Both are suited for nat­u­rally straight or wavy hair. When you’re seek­ing a stylist, Fair­lie rec­om­mends check­ing out their on­line pro­file, in­clud­ing Instagram pho­tos of their work and client re­views, and book­ing an ini­tial con­sul­ta­tion. Although ex­ten­sions are a le­git quick fix (cost­ing from a few hun­dred bucks to over a thou­sand), they aren’t for ev­ery­one. “You have to com­mit to tak­ing care of them,” she says. This means us­ing pro­fes­sional prod­ucts that aren’t overly mois­tur­iz­ing (the oils will cause your ex­ten­sions to slip out) and a proper ex­ten­sion brush to de­tan­gle hair, such as the Tan­gle Teezer ($25; for de­tails, see Shop­ping Guide), and sleep­ing with your hair pulled up in a loose pony­tail. h

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