Through the years of experience, our wig providers know the questions women ask when they suffer temporary or permanent hair loss and are faced with the issue of wearing a wig. Now you can change your hair as often as you change your mind.
Can People Tell I’m Wearing a Wig?
Our wigs are virtually indistinguishable from a natural head of hair. Whether you choose a human hair or a synthetic fiber wig, today’s state-of-the-art construction gives these wigs a realistic appearance. Today’s synthetic fibers are much thinner than they used to be, and thus avoid a bulky, “wiggy” look. Exclusive to our lines of wigs, “Kanekalon Vibralite modacrylic fiber stimulates protein rich hair for a natural lustrous look and feel. The wide selection of colors reflects the multi-tonal shades that are requested in today’s better salons. In many ways, synthetic wigs are easier to handle than human hair because the style is baked into the fiber, keeping the shape intact day after day. However, many prefer human hair because the style is not baked in, and can be changed using thermal or other styling tools used on one’s hair. Human hair wigs give you the option to style the hair straight one day and curly the next. Thermal styling tools are not recommended on synthetic fiber wigs.
Isn’t a Wig Uncomfortable?
In the 1960’s, wigs were made with solid caps that were definitely hot and sticky. In the 70’s, the Capless wig was invented. Capless wigs consist of lengths of fibers, called wefts, that are sewn to cotton or lace stretch bands which shape to the head while allowing air to circulate the scalp. In the late 90’s, the patented “Memory Cap” was introduced. This cap replaces the wide stretch lace used in most of today’s wigs with a thinner, more resilient stretch material that actually molds to the shape of the head for a lighter, more secure fit. All of our wigs, except those that are 100% hand-tied, are made with the Memory Cap construction.
What if my wig comes off?
A wig that fits your head is essential to security. A proper fit prevents slippage. Look for Velcro adjustments. Every one of our wigs has Velcro adjusters on the back rim of the wig. These can be tightened or loosened for a proper fit. The stretch material in the Memory Cap also adds to a secure, comfortable fit. Ear tabs at the temples and extensions at the nape gently shape to the head, keeping the wig centered and secure. Also, ask to see wigs of different sizes. Our wigs come in petite, petite average, average and large sizes.
What color should I choose?
Choose a color that is as close as possible to your natural color. If hair loss is a possibility in the future, save a swatch of your own hair for a match. You can always go a shade lighter than your own hair, but avoid going darker. Our signature collections have a wide range of salon-inspired colors, so you should be able to easily find the shade that is right for you.
What style should I choose?
Choose a style most similar to the one you usually wear, a style that suits your personality and life style. If you prefer to be adventurous, you may to use this time to experiment with that new curly (or straight) look you always wanted. If you do change your style, stick close to your own color. An abrupt change in color and style might be too startling if done all at once. Our wig lines have a multitude of looks (short, straight, long, curly, or wavy) in many varied styles (traditional, trendy, sporty, sophisticated, casual contemporary, business or pure glamour).
Aren’t wigs expensive?
The belief that all wigs are expensive is simply not true. Wigs, like any piece of apparel, vary in price depending on the materials and craftsmanship. They can cost as little as $50 or more than $3000. Some insurance companies will allow you to claim your wig. Ask your doctor to write a prescription for a “hair prosthesis” and ask your wig professional to state the same on the sales receipt. You may want to do this at tax time as well.
Will I have to sit out in public when I try on a wig?
Our experienced wig consultants are very sensitive to your needs and will show you to an area where you have privacy. In addition, they will help you select a style and color that’s right for you, demonstrate how to put on a wig and instruct you in easy wig care methods. One last reminder, be sure to let your wig consultant know why you are looking for a wig, so that she can direct you to a dressing room or private area when the need arises.
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Donna, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and to tell you how grateful I am that I chose to visit your salon. My life changed forever in March of this year when I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. I was devastated with facing surgery, chemotherapy, and above all, the loss of my hair. I work full time in the business world, and I could not imagine wearing a cap or scarf throughout this long journey to recovery. I searched for local resources and came upon your salon. I truly believe God took me down that path! Your compassion and understanding of how uncomfortable I was with what I was facing, made me incredibly excited about finding a wig that was natural and such a perfect match to my pre-chemo natural hair. You worked your magic and carefully selected the style and color that was me. It was and remains to be absolutely perfect and to this day, people are amazed that it i s not my hair. I often get the comment of “Wow, and you didn’t lose your hair!” to which I quickly reply, “Oh yes I did! This is my wig!”
Donna, you made my life complete and my recovery so much easier by making me feel normal and looking great! How will I ever thank you enough? Please tell others how wonderful your wigs can make them feel. I know!