By Nwadiogo Quartey-Ngwube

3 Ways to Create Quick Temporary Hairstyles

If you’re ready for a new look but don’t want to do anything drastic or permanent to your hair - wigs and hair extensions may be the way to go! But what method should you use? We’ve got three options here for you. And remember, while wigs and extensions are typically seen as being used for longer styles they can be used to create shorter hairstyles too. Speak to your stylist before choosing to make sure your hair is suitable for the method you choose.


Wigs are a great way to change your hair quickly. It’s also a great way to cover up a bad hair day. There are a few ways to put on a wig depending on your hair type. You can tie your hair in a low hanging ponytail, braid your hair and put on a wig cap or just put it directly on your head! If you have a few extra bucks get a stylist to style the wig for you to cater to your specific needs. That could be adding a few layers, adding highlights and making sure the wig fits you as snuggly as possible.

Sew-Ins/ Weave

Sew-in hair extensions start off with your hair being braided. It can be used to add a few extra layers to your hair or for your entire head, more commonly called a weave. This method can be a great protective style but you need to be careful that you and your hair can handle the weight of the hair you choose and that your stylist does not braid your actually hair too tightly. If braided too tightly you may carry a beautiful style on the outside but damage your hair underneath.


Clip-ins are wefts of hair attached to a clip. Not only can it help you get length, it can also help you achieve volume. You might want to use these for a quick one-off look. Perhaps a more dramatic hair style for an evening out that you don’t necessarily want to wear to work (or anywhere else) for the rest of the week. They’re also great for occasions where you want to show support through color-schemes like sports events and themed-parties but don’t want to commit to the color change.

Go on. Have fun experimenting with some new looks!