Secret of 'Dancing With the Stars': Sexy hair extensions

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Even if you're not a fan of the hit ABC show, "Dancing with the Stars," it's hard not to stop and watch for a few minutes at least as celebs twist and twirl with hair a-flyin'. Season 19 premiered Monday night with all new "characters," along with a debut that had an Arizona connection.

Many of the women celebs on the show were actually donning hair pieces called "Rock Your Do," created by local spa owner and make-up artist Mary Beth York.

"My new clip-in hair extensions are 100 percent natural hair, which means you can cut them, curl them, straighten them or even color them," she explained.  
 
In an effort to help you look good and feel your prettiest, we put the hair pieces to the test on our meteorologist, April Warnecke, to enhance her already lovely pony tail. And voila! Her hair grew 14 extra inches in an instant.   

"In Arizona it's so hot, and a pony tail is a really nice way to throw your hair up," York said. "You can make it look totally elegant by adding these extensions if you're going out at night. You can even do a side braid with it."

There's no glue or pinning involved; each extension comes with easy-to-use clips that are attached to each piece, which you just snap into the base of your hairline.

"And it's so easy to do on yourself," York said. "I maybe a make-up artist, but I'm not good at my hair, and so this is just one thing I can take and just snap in at the lower base of my head along the same level as the top of your ears. And, really quickly you've got new, sexy hair."

Women can choose from 10 different color shades, which a colorist can help match, and there are two lengths you can choose from. The 14-inch length, which we used on Warnecke, is the most popular. It is $180. The 18-inch length costs $240.

So now, when we suddenly see the "Dancing with the Stars" folks with extra long hair, from one episode to the next, we know why.

For more information on Mary Beth York or Rock Your Do, visit MBYork.com.