How I Caught a Man with the Hair Extension that is Blowing Up Instagram
I was SO excited when I found extensions that look exactly like the hair of a certain A list celebrity singer in her music videos that I had to write a review about it!
I was never much of an extensions gal until I decided to try these amazing ponytail extensions I'd found on the internet. (Pretty much the exact same look that you see this singer wearing in all her concert and music videos!)
I'd always thought that her Vogue-approved ponytail would've been expensive AF - I mean, she's worn the high ponytail style in all of her music videos, her hair is almost as famous as she is! I’m sure you’ve seen them—everyone has!
Friday, September 18 by Kelli G.
SI’ll get to the exciting details in just a moment.
First, I want to tell you why I decided to purchase the product.
My best friend Alex doesn't have a girlfriend, and so he asked me to be his +1 for his friend's birthday party. I was stressing about the party because I didn't know many people there, so I wanted to make sure I was looking super hot.
I had partied with a few of Alex's friends a while back, and there was this one cute guy Sam who caught my eye. We had a good back and forth banter, he laughed at all my jokes, and he seemed really smart, and definitely seemed like he was into me. Buuut, he never asked for my number, so maybe he wasn't really that smart LOL.
So that was a few months ago, and Sam was still on my mind. I had creeped him on Instagram, and I was hoping for another opportunity to see him again. So when Alex asked me to join him at this party, hallelujah I was so excited! I was determined to take advantage of this second chance with Sam. I wanted a hot new look that would make Sam's jaw drop when he saw me at the party. So, I scoured the internet for hairstyle ideas and came across some amazing messy options. I originally thought about going with a traditional bridal knot, but ultimately decided that the look wasn’t quite sexy enough.
So, I kept searching and eventually decided on a voluminous sleek high ponytail just like Ariana Grande.
While it was a great idea there was one problem when I tried the look. My hair was just too short for a high pony, it just didn't look good. And to be honest, even if it had been long enough, it is probably too thin anyway. I just didn’t get the good hair genes I guess!
Instead of ditching the idea all together, I stumbled across an article about this new salon-quality hair extension from a hot new beauty brand PRETTYPARTY, that had been featured on a bunch of TV shows.
Apparently, there were a few beauty bloggers who featured The Ruby from PRETTYPARTY to get that 'high pony look,' and after that it seemed to go viral.
It got featured on TV shows like Dancing with the Stars, Access Hollywood, Celebrity Page, and the Latin Music Awards. Even Mexican reality star Kary Brittingham from the Real Housewives of Dallas was seen wearing the hair extension!
Beautiful hair!!!! Amazing price for the length. Very comfortable and stays in place. I am in love with it and get constant compliments. Will definitely buy again!!
Is It Really Worth The Hype?
Well, the product has managed to sell out every month since its TV appearances, and built a huge following on IG, including celebs and models. The extension features 30 inches of salon quality, heat friendly fiber that’s powered by patented StyleFlex® Technology.
The company that developed and patented it, PRETTYPARTY, says it has the flexibility you need to style your hair in all sorts of ways, or quickly change your look whenever you want, without tape, beads, or a stylist. It’s DIY and you can put it on or change it in 30 seconds, which means no more expensive salon visits and also no more damage to your hair or scalp. I think for me, it means I don't have to wait 5 years for my hair to grow out and then pray that it grows out thick enough! I just bought it, waited a couple days until it showed up in the mail, and 30 seconds to style it! And nobody could even tell it wasn't my hair LOL.
On PRETTYPARTY’s website, I saw that the product already had a ton of 5-star reviews, and everyone was super happy with the quality. So, I was eager to try it out.
However, before I made the purchase I was a little skeptical because I always figured good quality hair extensions are always a few hundred dollars—plus the cost and hassle of a salon visit if you really want that salon quality. Plus, I wasn't sure if the color would match my own hair.
But 'The Ruby' ponytail is salon-grade hair and it was only $95! In fact, the PRETTYPARTY website had the option to pay in four installments through Klarna, so I only had to pay a little over $20 upfront. I decided to go ahead and order the dark brown because I thought it would be the best match.
I WAS ALL IN!
When it arrived in 3 days my first thought when I took it out of the package was how life-like it felt and looked. The color was subtly blended, just like natural hair, so it really matched my real hair.
It looked just like the hair on the tutorial videos on the website, and if anything the color and quality was better than I expected.
Both good signs!
So, I sat in front of my mirror and pulled my natural hair into a tight bun, then applied and secured the StyleFlex® extension by placing it through my bun and wrapping it around my real hair.
I am very pleased with product. Beautiful, easy to put it on and look fabulous!!! I recommended it to my friends already. Thanks a bunch !!!
And just like the video showed, I had it done in about 30 seconds. Nice and simple. And instantly I had the volume I was missing with my real hair. It felt light on my head and looked fantastic. I was impressed!
But I also had to see how well it held in throughout the day. I couldn’t risk having it come undone at the party.
Spoiler alert: It held perfectly!
So after 3 outfit changes, my hair dryer broke, and I decided I hated my nails so I had to re-do those, but I finally got ready, and then almost without trying I got the PRETTYPARTY ponytail in place and, after a couple big deep breaths, I was ready to rock the party, and catch me a man. It was the look on Sam's face when we locked eyes as soon as I arrived at the party, I knew this was going to be a special night. I was so happy that I took my look to the next level.
Sam smiled at me as soon as he saw me, he was really awkward at first, but it was cute, I think he was really excited to see me again.
Through the night, I stuck mostly with my friend Alex, met some more of his friends, and a bunch of the ladies complimented me on my hair, that felt great, and no one could tell it was extensions. Sam was bouncing around the room, but I noticed that he kept coming back to join us, and we regained that cute banter I loved the first time we met.
It was getting late, and the music had turned up, and there was some funny dancing starting to happen on the dancefloor. I thought at the time that was pretty ironic, since the dancers on Dancing with the Stars had just been wearing PRETTYPARTY hair to give them some added glamour—and the people on the dancefloor were definitely never getting anywhere near a TV show like that! Sam gave me a hilarious 'cringe face' and asked me if I wanted to get some air outside.
I caught Alex's eye and he gave me a goofy wink I tried to ignore, and I just grabbed Sam's arm and we went out into the back garden.
After some jokes about his awkward friends on the dancefloor, Sam let me know that I looked so beautiful tonight, and a rush of energy came over me. He held my gaze and, just so perfectly, leaned in for a kiss. Wow, fireworks!
And I owe it all to the hair experts at PRETTYPARTY...well and my sparkling personality of course!
I love love loooove this amazing hair!
If you’re thinking about changing up your hairstyle for a special event, I highly recommend you give The Ruby 30” a try. But if you just want to look good in the morning, or avoid the time and expense of a salon visit, or change up your look when you’re heading out to happy hour or date night, I recommend it for that as well!
As of this writing, Sam and I have gone on three dates and things keep getting better. As for PRETTYPARTY, I believe they have a good amount in stock.
But I would head on over to their website now to make sure you can get your hands on The Ruby 30” while it is available.
How To Use It
I absolutely love my Ruby. It has given me the confidence and look that I have missed since losing much of my hair due to surgery. I couldn’t be happier.
I received my Ruby in the mail yesterday and was so excited to use it!! I literally did my bun this morning for work in 30 seconds. It looked so natural and full. Can't wait to try a ponytail
Obsessed doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about this pony. Came super fast and it's amazing. I've worn it almost daily and feel like the queen b for sure. So easy to use and looks incredible! Cant wait to order more products!
I love this extension. It's the best ponytail I've purchased. The hair is the exact color of my hair and it looks natural.