Alyssa Osborne before and after shots

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Before and After

Alyssa Osborne, a 26-year-old graphic designer, wants thick, shiny, swing-over-your-shoulder hair. To get it, she once tried sewn-in extensions. "They looked amazing," she says. "They were expensive, though, and not very comfortable." Clip-in extensions—affordable, easily removed—sounded appealing, but Alyssa had no idea how to use them. Hairstylist Ken Paves, whose Hairdo line includes clip-in synthetic extensions, walked her through the (surprisingly simple) process.

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