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Blending Short Hair or a Blunt Cut with Clip-in Hair Extensions

So you have always wanted hair extensions, but you are worried about how they will blend with your short hair or blunt cut…

Don’t fret, we are here to help!

Blending your natural hair with clip-in extensions can be tricky if you have a very blunt haircut, but not impossible.

Here are a few tips for blending your extensions with a short or blunt hair cut.

Tip 1 - Curling Your Extensions

The fastest and easiest way to blend your extensions with a blunt hair cut is to curl your extensions to match and blend with your hair. Start by curling the clip-in hair extensions on your carrier hanger. You can then insert your hair extensions as per usual. You don’t need to curl your own hair, as this way you can prevent the ends of your natural hair sticking out in opposite directions to your extensions ends.

Image of two women wearing curled Frontrow clip-in hair extensions

Tip 2 - Placing Your Extensions

This tip can be very useful when dealing with a blunt cut, as you don’t want too much of your own top layer of hair over the highest weft of the extensions. Once you have clipped in all the wefts, lift the hair and pin the bottom layer of your own hair up to stop it peeping through the extensions.

Tip 3 - Use a Hair Straightener

Once you have clipped in all the wefts as per above instructions, take your hair straightener and run it over the hair. This can be done on random sections, by straightening your own hair with the extensions you are able to sculpt all the hair to fall in the same direction as the extensions, once again assisting with blending.

Image of customer before and after Frontrow clip-in hair extensions

Tip 4 - Thin Out the Top Layer of Your Hair

If you can clearly see the difference between your own hair and the extensions, you may consider, just thinning out the ends of ONLY your very TOP LAYER of hair. This hair lies on top of the extensions and if the ends are very blunt and thick it can look unnatural. You won’t really even notice the thinned out layer when you are not wearing your extensions.

Tip 5 - Cut Layers into Your Extensions

You will need to take your extensions to a hairdresser to have this done successfully. You will also in most cases need to have purchased one of the thicker sets of extensions 160g or 220g, so you have more hair to work with.

Image of model wearing Frontrow clip-in hair extensions

Tip 6 - Colour Matching

By matching the extensions with the colour of your own hair perfectly you will create a seamless flow of your own hair into the extensions. You can always colour your own hair to match the extensions perfectly. 

Frontrow provides a free colour matching service, which can be accessed through our website here or via email at We can help you find the colour extension that is closest to your hair and that will blend the best. 

Tip 7 - Styling your Hair

If you still find you can see the line between your own hair and the extensions after following the above steps, there are various hairstyles you can use to hide them. By braiding your own hair with the extensions, you make it impossible to see where your hair ends and where the extensions begin. You can also play around with accessories like head scarves and claw clips, which are a stylish way to hide those stubborn strands.

Image of woman with long hair wearing a head scarf

There you have it…

No need to stress about blending. 

So get shopping for your set of clip-in hair extensions today!