in-person custom matching is the key to flawlessly matched extensions.

Imagine purchasing a wedding dress online without trying it on — not a chance, right? Treat your extensions with the same care and attention, ensuring the ideal length, color, weight, texture, and volume to achieve your ultimate bridal hairstyle.

Through our in-person custom matching and creation process, we design a perfect set of extensions made just for you. First we take your measurements and discuss your bridal vision, and only then do we custom design your extensions for the bridal look of your dreams.

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before and after. What will yours look like?

Below, use the slide tool to see how our Custom Bridal Extensions can transform your wedding day look.

testimonials from our beautiful brides

"The process was easy. There wasn't anything for me to do except show up for a custom matching appointment, and then Rare Bird Beauties handled the rest. I wouldn't have gotten extensions at all if I didn't have Rare Bird Beauties' help. I would've definitely overspent on a low quality product that didn't color match like it should have."


"I have never had the guidance and personalization with any other extensions I’ve had in the past like I did with Rare Bird Beauties. Rare Bird Beauties personalizes everything for you and they walk you through the entire extensions process."


"I enjoyed the ease of it all, how fast and seamless Rare Bird Beauties made the process. They color matched my auburn hair to a T which is so hard for obvious reasons."


"I love that I was color matched and my extensions were the exact shade of my hair (blondes know the struggle!). I love that they have so many length options and I was able to mix and match sets. My hair was so soft, the curls stayed perfect and I was comfortable all night. I felt like a princess!"


"I have literally never used extensions before Rare Bird Beauties. I would have had no clue how to get started or how to match my color. The process was so easy, Rare Bird Beauties took my measurements and color matched my hair, and a few weeks later my extensions arrived."


"I truly enjoyed the experience and felt extremely cared for. The Custom Bridal Extensions blend perfectly with my natural hair, the color is spot on and they did not tangle. My stylist was able to curl the extensions with my hair, which was bouncy and full of life. I felt like a real life model."


these are real brides, not models.

Every picture on this page is of a real bride that used or is about to use Custom Bridal Extensions by Rare Bird Beauties on their wedding day.

These are Rare Bird Beauties in their truest form.

meet our brides

meet our brides.

We asked several of our brides to write about their personal experience using Custom Bridal Extensions by Rare Bird Beauties. Here, you can learn about their personal journey, see more before and after extension photos, learn why they chose to use extensions, how they felt using them, and their overall experience working with Rare Bird Beauties.

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You have questions, Rare bird beauties has answers.

What is custom matching?

Custom Matching is the process in which we meet with a bride in person at our studio to establish the exact color, length, weight, and texture of their hair. We then factor in their desired bridal hairstyle. Our experts use these details to customize the perfect set of extensions for you.

How do I set up my custom matching extension appointment?

You can set up your appointment through our website here. A custom match appointment costs $25 and takes about 15 minutes with our extensions expert.

How long does the custom matching extension appointment take?

The custom matching extension appointment is fairly quick and typically takes 15 minutes.

is there a fee for the custom matching extension appointment?

The cost of the custom matching extension appointment is $25 and it takes about 15 minutes.

If I am not using a Rare Bird Beauties hair artist on my wedding day, can I still purchase their Custom Bridal Extensions?

Absolutely! It wasn't always this way, but we are so happy that now any bride can obtain Custom Bridal Extension by Rare Bird Beauties for their big day.

We are happy to work with your hair artist to make sure we get the correct extensions that they need to complete your look!

Can I order my extensions online?

At this time, we are only offering in-person, custom matching extensions appointments. A bride deserves the perfect extension match on her wedding day, and the only way to receive the perfect set of extensions is to be custom matched at our studio with our extensions experts.

How much will my Custom Bridal Extensions cost?

Our Custom Bridal Extensions run from $260-$575. The price is based on a few factors including:

Color: single color extensions vs. multi-dimensional extensions.

Length: ranging from 14 inches to 22 inches

Weight: ranging from 100 grams to 400 grams

Texture: fine vs course, straight vs curled

Number of Extensions: 4-6 clips vs. 18-30 clips

where can I get custom matched for my bridal extensions?

All our custom matching extension appointments take place at Rare Bird Beauties Studio in Chicago. Our address is 1019 N. Western Ave, Chicago IL 60622

what is the quality of Custom Bridal Extensions by Rare Bird Beauties?

It would be hard to find higher quality extensions than what we offer. Custom Bridal Extensions by Rare Bird Beauties are made with 100% ethically sourced remy hair. Remy hair simply means the extensions themselves are real human hair with the cuticles intact. Our extensions are seamless clip-in, which means the hair has been fused to a flexible silicone weft as opposed to being sewn to fabric or lace. This allows the weft to lay flat on your scalp making them unnoticeable. You will likely forget you are even wearing your Custom Bridal Extensions once they are in.

What does "seamless clip-in extension" mean?

Seamless clip-in hair extensions are the gold standard of hair extensions.

The technical definition of seamless clip-ins means the hair has been fused to a flexible silicone weft as opposed to being sewn to fabric or lace.

This allows the weft to lay flat on your scalp making them unnoticeable. You will likely forget you are even wearing your Custom Bridal Extensions once they are in.

What is remy hair?

We use the highest quality 100% ethically sourced remy human hair for all our extensions.

Most importantly, remy means it is real human hair and not synthetic.

Also, while some extensions can be human hair, they may not be remy.

The main difference between remy hair and other human hair extensions is that with remy hair, the cuticles are still intact. Keeping the cuticles intact eliminates tangling and matting.

After my custom matching extensions appointment, when will I get my extensions?

Our typical turn around time for Custom Bridal Extensions is 6-8 weeks. However, if you need them before that, we are happy to look into rush order options for you. This may add an extra cost to your extensions.

what if I need my Custom Bridal Extensions before your 6-8 week turn around time?

If you need your Custom Bridal Extensions quickly, we can look into that for you. Email us at and we will do everything in our power to make it happen for you.

How do I care for my Custom Bridal Extensions?

Caring for your Custom Bridal Extensions is similar to caring for your own hair. Remember, they are made from real human hair!

  • After wearing your extensions, there will be product build up. You will want to wash your extensions like you do your own hair.
  • To do this, first close all of the clips on your extensions.
  • Next, wash each piece with shampoo and conditioner.
  • Once they are clean, gently towel dry and apply a hydrating hair oil.
  • Now, brush them out and lay flat on a towel to dry.
  • Once dry, store them in a dry, clean place, preferably in the silk bag they came in.
How long will my Custom Bridal Extensions last?

With proper care and cleaning, your extensions can last you years and years. The longevity of your extensions will strongly depend on how you care for and clean your extensions.

How many times can I wear my Custom Bridal Extensions?

You can were your Custom Bridal Extensions hundreds of times. The longevity of your extensions will depend on how you care for them and store them when not in use.