essentials of selecting the right wig
Length, texture, color and hairstyle…
At the beginning, you may want to stick close to a style you're familiar with. A more drastic change can always be made later as you get used to wearing a wig. That's when the fun begins. Just think: endless style flexibility! Many clients ultimately have a lot of fun experimenting with a variety of looks. Certain face shapes are flattered by certain styles. Consult our shape guide for some tips!
As most styles offer a range of color choices, this is a good final step. As you zero in on styles you like, you can begin to review the colors available. If you're new to wearing wigs, you may consider staying close to your natural shade to ease the transition.
Types of hair
Human hair, synthetic hair and heat friendly synthetic hair are the main types to choose between.
While human hair offers the most natural look & feel, it requires more styling… especially after washing. Very durable: can last over a year (when worn daily) with proper care.
Higher quality synthetic hair offers a look and feel quite similar to human hair and requires little maintenance. However, it offers limited styling versatility (hot tools cannot be used). Less durable than human hair: 4-6 months (when worn daily) with proper care.
Heat friendly synthetic
Heat friendly synthetics offer more styling versatility… hot tools may be used to certain temperatures, but it tangles easier and isn’t as durable. Less durable than regular synthetic hair: 2-3 months (when worn daily) with proper care.
Different cap constructions each have a different method of attaching hair to the cap, and each has its own set of advantages.
100% hand tied
Creates the most natural movement as each hair moves freely. Each hair on the entire cap is hand-tied onto the base. The softest and most comfortable cap, it's ideal for a sensitive scalp & hair loss.
Creates the illusion of natural hair growth from the scalp where the hair is parted. Each hair is individually hand-tied to a sheer base (but not entire cap). Can be found just at the crown, along a pre-defined part or across the full top.
Creates the illusion of a natural-looking front hairline. Each hair is individually hand-tied to a section of sheer lace (but not entire cap). Allows for styling hair away from the face.
Includes both capless and traditional constructions. Most durable & affordable. Most or all of the cap has open wefting for better air ventilation. Often gives the hair a natural lift with built-in volume at the crown. Hair is pre-teased at the root to help mask the cap beneath.