Love Island viewers couldn’t stop talking about Ellie Brown’s hair extensions [ITV2]
And with a potential romance with Dr. Alex George brewing, the 20 year old may even have won over the ITV2 viewers at home, too.
But there is just one thing about the bubbly blonde that has not sat well with viewers to date – the Business Development Manager’s hair extensions.
One fan of the dating show took to Twitter to express: “Don’t want be a b***h because she’s a gorgeous girl and seems really lovely but Ellie’s hair extensions are p**sing me off.”
Fans took to Twitter to discuss Ellie Brown’s hair extensions [ITV2]
While another added: “Can we just take a minute to discuss Ellie’s terrible hair extensions.”
“Can’t look at Ellie on Love Island without being angry at her hair extensions,” another added.
Anyone who’s ever worn clip-in-hair extensions knows the struggle when everything looks perfect face on in the mirror, only to discover at a later date that the same can’t be said for the sides or back of your hair.
In light of the all too common beauty blunder, one hair extension expert has waded in to offer their best tips for getting it right.
Hair guru Noushin from Arabella Rose Extensions explained exactly what was ‘off’ about Ellie Brown’s hair extensions – and how to avoid it in future [ITV2]
Noushin, Celebrity Stylist and Director of Arabella Rose Extensions, whose clients include former winner Jessica Hayes and series three contestant Chloe Crowhurst, firstly explained to OK! Online why her extensions were so visible.
Noushin said:“Ellie’s extensions were extremely visible (especially when sitting by the pool area) because her own hair is very short and fine on top.
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“She has opted for a very long style with hardly any layers which highlight the huge disparity between natural hair and extensions. This means, in order to make the extensions blend as best as possible, the extensions have to be placed very high on the head.
“This is a common dilemma for clients with short hair. Unfortunately, regardless of the method used it makes it very hard to disguise and she should probably consider a slight shorter style, so the difference isn’t so dramatic.”
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“As soon as you swish your hair, or the wind blows, the hair moves slightly out of place, and the extensions will show.”
So if you have short hair naturally, opt for mid-length extensions that aren’t so dramatically different to help them blend better.
But as Noushin points out, it’s also the disparity in shades that made Ellie’s extensions stand out.
She explains: “Extensions are also warmer in colour in comparison to her natural hair tones, which doesn’t help the extensions blend and is making them appear more visible. It is extremely difficult to match blonde clients perfectly as there is usually at least two or three different natural tones to match.”
Fans have questioned Love Island’s Ellie Brown over her hair extensions [ITV]
So how do you find the most natural looking extensions?
Noushin explained: “Going for custom made extensions where the colour is matched for the individual client will give the most natural and closet match.
“Ellie could have avoided this by opting for a shorter more layered style, meaning the extensions would not have had to be placed so high up allowing more of her natural hair to cover the extensions.
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“We always recommend clients not to go more than double the length of their natural hair for best results.
“Also opting for a darker blonde hair colour would have helped disguise the extensions more.”