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Bellami Hair Extension Tutorial

Before and After Bellami Extensions

I finally sat down and made a tutorial on how to clip-in and style Bellami hair extensions. I have the 18″ Piccolina 120g. Dirty Blonde extensions which are a little bit lighter than my actual hair, but blend really nicely when curled.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and please, please, please let me know if you have any questions at all.


Bellami Hair Extensions Review

Wearing my Bellamis - I just love them so much!


Please read my one year update on Bellami Hair Extensions here. I am not pleased with them at all.



Bellami hair extensions are by far the best clip-in extensions I have ever tried. I absolutely love these real hair extensions because you can heat style them, dye them, and they blend extremely well with hair of all types. The quality of the hair is so apparent as soon as you feel them. Although they are high-quality hair extensions, they are also very affordable and low-maintenance. I got my Dirty Blonde 18″ 120 g. Piccolina Bellami hair extensions 6 days ago and am still completely obsessed with them. These extensions are clip-ins, so you can easily put them in and take them out. You can clip them normally for beautiful long locks or upside down for full ponytails and top knots. They are also real, high-quality Remy hair, so you can heat style them and wash them. I will make a separate post later all about the care and maintenance of the extensions, but it is really easy!

Here’s a video about them! Keep in mind, this is one of my first videos, so it’s a little rocky. Go easy on me, film buffs!
As somebody with very short, fine, and thin hair, I was very worried about getting clip-in extensions, however, Bellamis are amazing. I got the least expensive set – the 18″ 120 g. set in Dirty Blonde – because I didn’t want to have too much of a drastic change from short to long hair. I’m so glad I got this set because since my hair is so thin, if I had gotten the thicker sets, there would be nowhere to clip the hair onto. My hair covers these clip-ins perfectly and blends extremely well despite its short length.

I also have to say, their customer service is phenomenal. You can email them a picture of you and they will respond really fast telling you which set and color would be best for you. Their emails are adorable and make you feel like you’re talking to your best friend. So far, I have washed my extensions once (when I first got them) and heat styled them almost every day. They are the same quality today as they were when I first bought them! I’m so pleased. I have had a little bit of shedding, but I contribute that to the fact that I have been constantly playing with my hair because I’m not used to having it long! Today I haven’t played with it as much and I’ve had zero shedding.

The clips themselves hold very strong. They have a rubber backing that keeps the hair from sliding out. The wefts blend perfectly with your natural hair and do not stick out from your head too much. The texture of the hair feels like real hair – I can’t tell the difference between it and my natural hair at all!

Overall, I’m just absolutely OBSESSED with these extensions. I have received so many compliments on them and it’s really not obvious I’m wearing extensions at all. It looks and feels so natural. I couldn’t be happier! At only $100, you really can’t ask for a better deal than Bellami hair extensions! Their other extension offers include:

>>>>>>> I will be posting videos and blog posts soon about how to style them, clip them in, and take care of them! If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask. I know when I was researching what extensions I wanted to get, I went through almost every video/blog post/Instagram picture/etc. possible, so I completely understand if you want to bombard me with questions. Don’t be shy! <<<<<<<



Hairstyles by Me


One of my ongoing passions is styling hair. I first became interested in doing hair when one of my soccer teammates decided to attend beauty school instead of college. She was always doing hair for girls on my team and I decided to start trying some hairstyles on my own. I got the hang of french braiding, fish-tail braiding, braiding bangs, etc. fairly quickly. I bought myself a wand curling iron and experimented with curling/waving my hair. Soon my little sister started asking me to do her hair for her school dances and Homecoming. I fell in love with it! Since coming to college, there have been so many events that require people (especially sorority women) to dress up and look their best. I’ve volunteered to do a lot of my friends’ hair for different formals and events. I finally decided to make it more of an official hobby for myself and advertised my services on Facebook. Welcomed by a HUGE response of girls asking me to do their hair, I started a Facebook page for my hair styling services. After advertising for only two full days so far, I am already booked up for 5 appointments for a fraternity formal on Saturday and then six appointments for my sorority’s semi-formal in two weeks. Even though I lack professional training, I was overwhelmed by the amount of girls that wanted me to do their hair. Pleasantly surprised, I can’t wait to further develop my skills and learn more.

I’ve added some photos of hair that I’ve done in the past and can’t wait to grow my portfolio even more. My dream is to attend the Gene Juarez academy – a 13 month prestigious program in Seattle, WA – after graduation. I love expressing myself artistically and making other people feel beautiful and confident in their own skin. I have found something that truly brings me joy and I can’t wait to learn more about!

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Personal Challenge: 30 Days of Natural Hair


I’m terrible to my hair. I heat style it almost everyday and then I complain that it never grows. So I’m taking a leap of faith and going 30 days without heat styling!

Many people might think this is not that great of a challenge. However, my natural hair is quite crazy – it is not curly, straight, or wavy. There are bits that get very straight, bits that are super tight curls, and other pieces that are simply wavy. It lacks consistency. Leaving it air dry results in disaster – a wild, poofy, frizzy, mess.

I’m challenging myself to find ways to tame the beast. Whether this is braiding it while it’s wet, trying out some new curl-enhancing gels, you name it – I’m going to try it. I’ll try to log my progress on this post as to not spam my page with a bunch of pictures of my hair.

I do want to say that there are a couple events coming up that I will need to have completely styled hair – a few sorority events and Halloween (duh). I’m going to try not to use any heat styling products as much as possible, but for these couple days (probably about four total), I will need to use them a little bit.

I will try to keep this updated every few days or so! Thank you so much for checking this out and I hope you find it helpful!

Day One

Here is my hair 100% natural. As you can see, it’s pretty short and wavy. (sorry for the terrible quality)

My natural hair

My natural hair

Day 2
Today it rained (crazy, right?). I felt right at home! I wore my hair in a messy bun with my layers braided back into it!


Day 3
I showered last night, didn’t wash my hair (gasp! first time ever!), combed leave-in conditioner, and let it dry overnight. I woke up with a crazy wild mess of hair that I tamed with a headband and some hairspray.


Day 10

We had our sorority initiation this weekend as well as a dinner to celebrate, so I did curl my hair for that one day. It was unfortunate that I had to use heat styling, but when I did, my hair felt way stronger and healthier and looked much shinier. I can already see a difference in the health of my hair and I couldn’t be more excited.


Day 28

Well, I am almost there! I heat styled my hair for Halloweekend, but besides that, I’ve been really good about keeping my hair natural. I feel like it has definitely grown, but from the heat styling this weekend, I noticed that I need to get a haircut because the ends of my hair are breaking off.