popular hair extensions what style is selling the most

Popular Hair Extensions: What Style is Selling the Most?

What Hair Curl Patterns are Hot?

Wondering what hair extensions are currently selling the most so you can make them apart of your inventory?

When it comes to the hair business, it is really important you have the right stock of hair for your clients.

Since we work with hundreds of stylists, salon owners and online stores we can give you a great impression of what hair textures are the hottest sellers.

We reviewed the last month's sales and here are the most popular hair extensions selling right now on the market.

But before we get started, let's go over the top five reasons why hair extensions are so popular!

Why Are Hair Extensions So Popular?

Hair extensions have surged in popularity due to their versatility and ability to instantly transform a person’s look.

Who wouldn't want to do a quick hair switch up? A little off topic but if you want to get a quick new look please check out Private Label's collection of glueless wigs. They are absolutely stunning and can pop on and pop off in a minute.

They offer an easy and non-permanent way to achieve longer, fuller, or differently styled hair without the commitment or wait time required for natural hair to grow.

Are hair extensions only for those with thin or short hair?

Absolutely not!

While they are popular among those looking to add length and volume to short or thinning hair, extensions are also used by individuals with medium to long hair.

Clip-in hair extensions are a popular choice for a quick hair fix.

Hair extensions add fullness, experiment with colors, or are perfect for special occasions like birthdays, weddings, or even a night out on the town.

How do celebrities influence the popularity of hair extensions?

Celebrities often change their hairstyles frequently and dramatically, many times with the help of extensions.

Think about all the Kardashian hairstyles that go viral on Instagram. The long ponytail of Ariana Grande. The lace front wig switch ups of Nicki Minaj.

This visibility has boosted the popularity of hair extensions as fans aspire to replicate the looks of their favorite stars.

Can hair extensions be styled like natural hair?

Yes, most high-quality human hair extensions can be styled just like natural hair. 

If you want the best then consider getting some raw hair bundles. They can be cut, colored (although caution is advised), curled, and straightened.

However, synthetic extensions may not withstand heat styling or coloring, so it's essential to know the type of extensions you have.

Can hair extensions look natural?


When properly matched in color and texture, and professionally applied, hair extensions can blend seamlessly with natural hair, making it difficult to tell the difference.

The key is in the quality of the extensions and the skill of the stylist.

Okay, now that we have answered questions about why hair extensions are so popular, let's get into the most popular recently.

Top 5 Popular Hair Extensions

The results are in so let's take a look at what type of hair extensions are selling the best.

The idea behind this is to help current and new hair extension business owners know what they really need to invest in when it comes to inventory. It is tough to have multiple bundles of everything we sell especially when you are first starting out and you are on a budget.

This list should help you start you off with a good focus group.


#1: Brazilian Body Wave Hair Extensions

Brazilian body wave hair extensions have been the reigning champion for years! Can you believe that the Brazilian body wave bundles have actually been the #1 seller for 24 months straight. Do the math, that is two years!

This is by far the most popular hair extension curl pattern on the market now and in the past.

If you are looking to stock hair extensions then the Body Wave style should be a focus. It is a versatile pattern that can easily be straightened or curled, cut or colored with ease.


#2: Brazilian Silky Straight Hair Extensions

Okay, so straight hair will never go out of style. As long as straight hair stays in style so will offering Brazilian silky straight bundles in your salon or online store.

When has straight hair not been popular? There are so many ways to cut and style this type of straight human hair bundles.

Over the past few years everyone has been rocking the long hair don't care look. Although we have seen celebrities such as Cher and Naomi Campbell rocking long tresses in the past, the look has now been taken to new heights literally. We can thank celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and Kim Kardashian for causing the long hair craze to get even crazier.

Gorgeous long tresses are now being worn even up to 50 inches. Everyone is craving the bone straight long hair look and it is best achieved with Brazilian silky straight hair extensions.

Get The Bob Look With Brazilian Silky Straight Extensions

Another look that has been hot, especially on social media is the bob.The bob is a classic hair look that can be rocked in various parts or even with a bang.

Bobs are usually short to medium in length. Of course the long lengths that flow down a woman's back will always turn heads but so will a bomb bob.

When it comes to straight hair the most popular lengths of the straight hair vary because of all the different straight hairstyles woman are wearing. Most clients will want the shorter lengths 10" - 14" while others may want long lengths 26" and up!

The difficulty of having clients that wear really long hair is they need multiple bundles of each long length. This can sometimes become more challenging for small hair business owners to inventory because of the cost. Luckily, Private Label Extensions keeps a good stock of all lengths and can get you the hair delivered quickly!


#3: Brazilian Kinky Curly Hair Extensions

Go curly hair go! It was actually a little surprising to see because curly hair is generally more popular in the summer months. Didn't think you needed to stock up on the curly lengths? You might be missing out.

The Brazilian kinky curly bundles extensions have a beautiful tight coil pattern that is great for a woman wanting a more natural look.

The kinky curly style is really popular hair extensions for creating wigs. Woman love throwing on a full lace kinky curly wig for a quick out the door solution. This hair can be worn as an afro and also looks amazing when wet.

Make sure you are considering the kinky textures as a product offering because they are selling like crazy.


#4: Brazilian Loose Hair Extensions

This pattern is generally always in the top five with the loose wave style being similar to a body wave but with a more tight coil pattern. Brazilian loose wave bundles are just are perfect for big spiral curls of all lengths.

The most popular loose wave lengths are 14" - 20" but don't be surprised if you get orders for much longer lengths especially with the long hair craze going on. Stylists rave about how well this hair can curl and color. Let's not forget that happy clients equals repeat customers and more sales!


#5: Malaysian Body Wave Hair Extensions

Body wave did it again! Can you believe that the body wave hair texture is one our list twice? This goes to show just how popular the body curl pattern is. This time the body wave texture is on our list under Malaysian hair.

Malaysian hair is one of the most affordable types of virgin hair out there.

Malaysian body wave hair extensions are a new item on Private Label Extensions and are already in the top 5.

As a matter of fact, the Malaysian straight hair ranked a close #6 in popularity. The pricing of these new hair origins is really hard to beat for a great quality human hair extension bundle.

Brazilian or Malaysian, make sure you are selling the body wave curl pattern!


Honorable Mentions

We have noticed a lot of clients have been excited about the seamless clip-ins and new style human hair ponytails.

These are both quick ways to add volume to your current hair without a commitment. Both types of hair extensions are easy to put in and don't require the labor of a hairstylist. 

Isn't it nice to get ready at home? 

Most Popular Hair Extensions Review

Our popular hair curl pattern stats are based on orders from over a hundred hair stylists, salon owners and online store owners over the past month. When you are first starting your hair business it is important to know what curl patterns you need to initially focus on.

Holding an inventory of all curl patterns and lengths can be very expensive. It is really not worth it when you are starting out. You might want to consider dropshipping hair extensions if starting a business.

Customers will order multiple bundles of an individual length and then you might need a quick refill shipment anyway. Focus on what sells the best and let your clients know it will take a few days for the items you don't have in stock.

As a wholesale hair vendor, Private Label works closely with dozens of hair brand business owners to make them successful.

If you have any questions about being more successful in the hair industry then don't hesitate to contact us!

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