A woman is getting a lot of attention for her new hairstyle she put together with bangs, hair extensions and a hair brush.
Katherine O’Brien’s style has made her one of the stars of the Houston hair extensions trend.
The 24-year-old from Houston said she chose the extensions because she wants to keep her style casual and stylish.
“I just wanted to keep my style simple,” O’Briens mother, Heather, said.
“The way I did it, it kind of came out like a pompadour, and I didn’t have to do anything else.”
Katherine’s mother said her daughter’s style was inspired by a number of styles.
“Her hair extensions are pretty much a combination of what she wears every day,” Heather O’Connor said.
“She has these little curls in her hair and these curls on her back and it kind Of reminds me of a pompo or something.”
Her hair style was born when her mother noticed her daughter having a lot more hair growing out of her scalp than she normally did.
“She’s just had her hair cut really short, and then we were talking about it and she had to have it cut again because of her hair,” O`Connor said of her daughter.
“So I just started putting extensions on and I was like, ‘Oh my God, my hair is gonna look amazing.'”
O’Connor is happy to share her daughters hairstyle with others.
“It’s really easy to get the bangs and the hair extensions out and it’s not that big of a deal,” she said.
But it has become a big deal for O’Conner as she’s been called out by the internet and the media for using her daughter in a negative light.
“A lot of people have really commented on my hair and the way I styled it, so I just want to show that people can do their own thing, too,” she told CBC News.
“My hair is definitely the way my mother always wanted it.”
In the Houston area, a number are trying to do the same thing.
Karen Lee O’Neil, an entrepreneur who started a salon on East Main Street called Lulu’s, says she hopes to take her daughter and her style to the next level.
“When I see a mom with their hair extensions it really gives them an outlet,” she says.
“As soon as they put the hair up, it’s like, oh my god, they’re so beautiful.”
And then once you get it up, you can take it down.
“In Austin, Texas, one woman is trying to keep the Houston style alive by using a brush and hair brush instead of extensions.
In the Austin area, some women are finding it more difficult to find extensions, especially in their 20s and 30s.
Lisa Smith, owner of Lulu Studio on East Lake Boulevard, is trying out her hair extensions at the salon.”
We are having a hard time finding extensions for women that are in their 30s and 40s,” she explains.
Smith said there is an issue with the number of women she sees that have them.”
Smith is hoping to see more women with bang hair.””
They tend to be younger and they tend to wear a lot less makeup and they have a really soft, smooth look.”
Smith is hoping to see more women with bang hair.
“If we can get them to wear bangs a little bit more, that will help us get them looking their best,” she added.
The trend of extensions in Houston is growing as more women are choosing to wear them in more casual settings.
But Smith said extensions are still a big trend in the city.
“They’re definitely gaining popularity,” she points out.
“And I think that trend will continue.”