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Monthly Archives: March 2012

  • Posted on March 30, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Raquel Makes It Easy, You Make It Beautiful!

    The wait is over! Raquel Welch’s new coveted line is finally here… And guess what? You get the inside scoop first!

    What’s New?

    The new collection has everything from super comfortable capless constructions to a ravishing human hair wig. Throughout the line we see Raquel’s signature touch, glamour. For someone as famous and busy as Raquel, glamour is a MUST. But what about you and me, you ask? What’s in it for those of us that don’t wake up to paparazzi every day?

    Well, even though we don’t have to be “camera ready” or glamorous 24/7, this collection was made with us in mind, the working woman. This collection delivers beautiful on-trend styles that are comfortable and easy to wear. In reality whether you have to wear wigs due to hair loss or because you like to change up your style, we’re all looking for the same things: beauty & comfort. The stunning ready-to-wear styles make each and every one of these styles a winner in our book. The fact that these wigs are glamorous is a bonus. And let’s face it we could all use a bit of glam in our lives!

    We love Raquel because she walks the talk. Did you know she wears wigs every day? It’s true! In an interview with Charlie Rose and Gayle King, she wore one of her old time favorites, Limelight. And again at her guest appearance on CSI: Miami she wore Limelight & Spotlight. When we had the opportunity of meeting her in New York she was wearing one of her new wigs, Camera-Ready. It was gorgeous! So, if Raquel Welch wears wigs every day, why shouldn’t you?

    Wigs.com & Raquel Welch

     

    Sneak Peek

    Check out how these behind-the-scenes pictures of our photo shoot!

    Raquel Welch Spring 2012 Wig Collection Behind-the-Scenes Photoshoot

    Raquel Welch Spring 2012 Collection Behind-the-Scenes Photoshoot

    Raquel Welch Spring 2012 Collection Behind-the-Scenes Photoshoot

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    We had a blast at the photo shoot for Raquel Welch’s Spring 2012 Wig Collection. The whole collection will be available at Wigs.com on April 2!


    This post was posted in Behind-the-Scenes, Interviews, wigs.com and was tagged with Raquel Welch, Wig, wig collection, wigs, wigs.com

  • Posted on March 23, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Ah... springtime.

    Spring brings to mind the birds & the bees, but if you have one in the oven you've probably been thinking about it a lot longer…

    The Hair

    With the season change, your wardrobe changes and so does the hair. Many of us are trying to come up with a stylish and quick way to change our hairstyle without the use of harsh chemicals - especially if you're pregnant.

    The America College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) say only a small amount of color dye is absorbed through the skin, so it's safe to use during pregnancy. You should still be cautious; the first three months of your pregnancy are the most delicate. Try to limit the use of any chemical until your second trimester.

     

    Pregnant Kourtney Kardashian lightened her hair

     

    Don't want to risk it? No problem, the 'rooted' look is on trend, just ask Rihanna... Just kidding! Although ombre and rooted hair colors are on trend, they're usually much more subtle than Rihanna's obvious hair fail. So, what to do if you don't want chemicals anywhere near your hair? Read on! We're here to help!

    Wigs

    The most obvious of all the solutions would be, of course, a wig. They have come a long way and can look just as natural as your own hair. Also, they're not nearly as hot or heavy as they used to be in the past. Many of them are only two ounces in weight! When your roots are simply too much to ignore, a wig can cover a multitude of (hair) sins.

    Between rushing out the door and the morning sickness - do you really want to worry about doing your hair? No, you don't. That's exactly why wigs are so convenient!

    With so many different options available, you're sure to find the perfect one for you.

    We recommend:

    Entice by Raquel Welch short shag wigEntice by Raquel Welch is a super comfortable short shaggy wig. Just add some styling product and you're ready to go!

     

     

    Angie by Envy short modern bobAngie by Envy is a super modern short cut for the stylish future mommy! The lace front & monofilament top will give you the natural look you desire.

     

     

    Scorpio by Revlon short bob wigScorpio by Revlon is the perfect bob for the chic mom-to-be!

     

     

     

    Enigma by Raquel Welch long wigEnigma by Raquel Welch is a classic mid-length cut with a blunt bang. This wig is comfortable and on trend!

     

     

    Angelique long wig by Jon RenauAngelique by Jon Renau is a popular long layered wig style (available in a large cap). Don't let the length fool you, this classic hairstyle is made from a lightweight fiber.

     

     

    Hair Extensions

     

    Pregnant Jessica Simpson wears hair extensions to add length & volume to her hair

    If you're simply looking to change your hairstyle, you can always incorporate hair extensions or hairpieces to your look. You can add length, volume, and color with extensions. Also, extensions are an awesome solution for the mommy-to-be on a budget!

    We recommend:

    Style A Do by Hairdo UpdoWant a quick updo? Try the Style-A-Do / Mini-Do Duo Pack . You'll be a hip stylish mommy in no time.

     

     

    23" Wrap Around Pony by HairdoIf you want a long sleek pony try to 23″ Wrap Around Pony – it can be styled any way you’d like! Make it curly, make it straight, just have fun!

     

     

    16" Human Hair Clip In Color StripsFor a fun look, add color to your hair with the 16" Human Hair Clip In Color Strips.

     

     

    Clip In Bangs by Hairdo Clip in Bangs are perfect to change your look without the commitment. You'll be a big hit!

     

     

    Styleable Headband Fall by HairdoStyleable Headband Fall is perfect to add instant length and volume to your hair.

     

     

    BeautiMark

    Intensive Recovery Mask by BeautiMark

    Depending on how your body is responding to the prenatal vitamins your hair may or may not benefit from them. That's why we recommend our Intensive Recovery Mask BeautiMark. This product does wonders for your hair and it's a great way to indulge and treat your hair. Additionally, this mask is completely natural! Parabean & Sulfate-free, which means you won't be introducing any chemicals into your body.

    There's no reason why your hair shouldn't look great during one of happiest moments of your life. Think about the kid!

     


    This post was posted in General and was tagged with Hair, hair extensions, hair solutions, pregnancy, Wig

  • Posted on March 16, 2012 by Wig Expert

    A significant number of men and women are afraid of wearing wigs because of the ‘wiggy’ factor. You know, the one in which you feel like you are wearing a flashing sign announcing to everyone: “I’m wearing a wig! I’m wearing a wig!”

    Obviously no one wants their hair to look like a wig. Unless you’re wearing a huge colorful wig à la Nicki Minaj, you’re probably trying to pass your wig for natural hair. The good news is wig technology has come a long way – just ask Sarah-Catherine, our contest winner. She’s been wearing wigs for many years and has seen the progress wigs have made over time (make sure to check out her interview). The fiber used for quality synthetic wigs is now so realistic, it is a great substitute for human hair. If this isn’t reason enough to convince you of how natural wigs can look, let’s chat about monofilament tops.

    Monofilament Wigs

    Examples of Monofilament Diagrams for Raquel Welch and Jon Renau Wigs

    Examples of Monofilament Diagrams

     

    What’s a monofilament top, you ask? It's simply a term used to describe the materials from which a wig’s cap construction is made. The material mono tops (short for monofilament wigs) are made from consists of a thin, mesh, nylon fabric. This thin material is ideal because it allows plenty of ventilation, which in turn makes the wig cap cool and comfortable. If you’re wearing wigs due to hair loss and you have a sensitive scalp, then this is definitely the best wig cap for you. The filament-like material is ideal for a tender scalp.

    Another advantage to this material is the sheer, skin-like appearance it gives off. The sheer color helps the cap blend in with the color of your skin. This not only disguises the wig’s cap, but also gives the illusion of natural hair growth at the scalp. A double monofilament top has an extra layer of fabric for extra comfort.

    Usually monofilament constructions are hand-tied, but can also be machine-sewn. Because the hair is tied directly onto the mono top, it can be parted in any given direction allowing the movement of the hair to begin at the scalp. Imagine being able to change the style around without the fear of revealing your wig!

    The main difference between hand-tied and machine-sewn is the way the hair or fiber is sewn onto the monofilament mesh material. When a mono top is hand-tied, each hair is individually sewn; a machine-sewn mono top, ties groups of hair together. The advantage of each individual fiber being hand-tied is the natural flowy movement; by contrast when groups of fibers are sewn together the movement is not as free. Think about it, each strand of our hair grows out from the scalp individually, so a hand-tied monofilament mimics the natural hair growth – it’s just as real. Although more expensive, the added bonus for hand-tying each hair is in the way each hair is tightly secured, totally reducing the amount of shedding – making your wig last longer. You get what you pay for, but either technique will give you a super realistic look!

    As you can see there’s truly a wig for every person. You just have to know what you want. Wig constructions will continue to evolve and improve. And we can’t wait to see what comes next!

    Monofilament Wig Examples

    all monofilament wigs


    This post was posted in wigs and was tagged with monofilament, monofilament wig, monofilament wigs, Wig, wigs.com

  • Posted on March 9, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Sarah-Catherine is like a breath of fresh air. It’s been a couple of weeks since we announced our contest winner and we had the amazing opportunity to interview her. We conducted our interview via Skype and learned so many wonderful, inspiring things from Sarah-Catherine (or SC for short), we just had to share! We covered everything from her passions in life, to the struggles of growing up with Alopecia. We urge you to read on… and dare you not to love her.
    Interview with Sarah-Catherine
    Wigs.com: Hi Sarah-Catherine! We’d love to get to know you a little bit better, so can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? How would you describe yourself?
    SC: Oh wow, sure! I’m adventuresome, I’m spiritual. I love life and I try to go after it. I’m happily married as of October [2011]. I was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and that’s where I live. It’s part of my identity as well, even though I’ve traveled a lot and gone to school elsewhere, I’m a Little Rock girl.
    Wigs.com: Oh that’s great! Now getting more into the role that wigs play in your life we have a few questions. As a woman when you’re getting dressed and dolled up, what does your routine consist of, involving your wig? Is it easier or does it present a challenge?
    SC: Oh, it’s much easier! I’ve worn wigs for a long time. I don’t remember, probably as a kid I had to do my hair but I’ve seen friends and my mom spend a long time on their hair and that’s a foreign concept to me. My hair has grown back at one point but if it were to grow back again, which is entirely possible, I think I would probably just shave my head and continue to wear wigs. I couldn’t imagine having to blow-dry my hair or curl it. I would never want to add that extra time to my day on a daily basis.
    Wigs.com: You said you’ve needed a wig since you were a kid, do you feel comfortable sharing with us what your hair loss is a result to and why you started wearing wigs?
    SC: In the fourth grade it fell out due to unknown causes, it is referred to as Alopecia. I lost all of my hair and it was really traumatic to me as a kid. The wigs at that time were really cumbersome, they were heavy and they were hot. They had too much hair in them as well.  I wore the synthetic hair and at that time the hair would easily fray and become stiff. I can’t say enough bad things about the wigs when I was young (she laughs)! That combined with obviously not having a good wig that would stay on. There were a couple of really terrible moments in my life when they fell off in front of people. But you know they have evolved so nicely [since then] now they are light and I don’t worry about them coming off. I have a way that I secure them, so they will not come off. They look so much more natural and I don’t feel like I have this large presence on my head. They feel pretty normal now. I still have the same disease and the hair kind of comes and goes but doesn’t really grow in all the way. So I keep it shaved and wear a wig.
    Wigs.com: What motivated you to join our contest?
    SC: Well interestingly enough, I was very compelled to do it. You know… I hadn’t ever kept it a secret that I wear wigs, but I never broadcast it. When I wear a wig like this, people are always asking me where I get my haircut. If someone asks me once, I kind of skirt it, but if they insist then I tell them I wear a wig. When I saw this contest I had to make a decision, “Is this my moment where I’m basically broadcasting it?” And thought, yes it is time. Most of the people that start wearing wigs are wearing them because something much worse than hair falling out has happened. And hair falling out is just kind of adding another level of hardship, because our hair is interwoven with our egos. That’s just traditionally the way it is. To lose something like that, at a moment when you are already going through something so terrible like having a major illness, is kind of a double whammy. For me, I’m now used to wearing wigs and I enjoy wearing them. So I had the ability to say to somebody like that on a large scale that this is NOT going to be a hardship, this is actually going to be a fun experience, if you allow it to be and not worry about it; you’ll have a good time with it. To me it was a great opportunity to maybe be a little bit of a service in that way. It was a really gutsy thing to do because you don’t necessarily want everyone thinking of you when you are walking down the street, “Oh, she’s wearing a wig!” But I think that the benefits definitely are there and outweigh the potential negative.
    Wigs.com: When were you able to overcome your fears with wearing wigs? When did you reach that confident point?
    SC: That’s a great question. I think in college is when I had a little bit more acceptance of it. That’s when I found a great wig. Around my sophomore year my aunt had taken me to this designer wig studio and it just opened up all the possibilities. And I think having a really good wig is how I was able to finally come to some kind of peace with what had happened and knowing it [hair] wasn’t going to grow back. It was great, because you don’t want to put your life on hold for something to happen, that may never happen. So in many [...]


    This post was posted in General and was tagged with alopecia, contest, sarah catherine, Wig, wigs.com

  • Posted on March 2, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Wigging Out In Kid's Wigs

    These days you don’t hear much about kid’s wigs. Ideally, alternative hair should be a choice, not a necessity. The truth is adults aren’t the only ones afflicted with hair loss. While hair loss is a difficult thing to manage, especially for a child, wigs are the perfect solution. The good news is more and more styles are becoming age appropriate for children.

    This week we want to showcase this fabulous Junior Wig Collection: Ashley, Dylan, Emily and Shiloh by Jon Renau. You’ll find the perfect wig style for the little one in your life!

    Ashley

    Great wig for kids from Jon Renau Junior Wig Collection

    This wig is a long layered synthetic hair style and perfect for the girly girl! The double-layered monofilament part helps create the illusion of natural hair growth at the scalp. Ashley is available in sizes, petite and ultra petite for adolescents. The side-swept bang gives this kid’s wig a modern look for that fashion-conscious young lady!

    Tip: Add a hair accessory or pull it up in a pony to change up the look. Watch this video to learn more about Ashley.

    Dylan

    Great wig for kids from Jon Renau Junior Wig Collection

    Short and spunky, this pixie cut can be worn by both boys and girls. This kid wig style is made with an open cap and lightweight materials, which make it very comfortable to wear. Dylan can be worn with a hair accessory to sass it up. We love how this short cut wig brings out the sassy in our model, Abby!

    Tip: Add a bit of shaping cream to set the texture and layers. Watch this video to learn more about Dylan.

    Emily

    Great wig for kids from Jon Renau Junior Wig Collection

    This medium length wig with bangs is so cute and age appropriate. The Emily wig features a double-layered monofilament top, which extends from the hairline all the way to the wig’s nape. This feature is important because of the versatility it allows for center part hairstyles. Doesn’t our model Abby look adorable in pig tails?

    Tip: Braid pig tails, or put up in ponytail to change the style. Watch this video to learn more about Emily.

    Shiloh

    Great wig for kids from Jon Renau Junior Wig Collection

    The bob style is a timeless cut that both adults and children can wear. Shiloh is a childhood classic! This kid wig style is also made with a double-layered monofilament part, creating the appearance of natural hair growth at the part. If you’re worried about a wig making your child appear too old, the Shiloh is a great option. Most of us have all had this round cut as a child. Our mothers no doubt loved this cut for its low-maintenance. Also, have you noticed how cute and round children’s cheeks appear in this style? Resist the urge to pinch! Your kid will thank you for it.

    Tip: Change up the bangs by cutting them or sweeping them off the side. Watch this video to learn more about Shiloh.

    Behind the Scenes

    Model Abigail Gonzales had a lot of fun wearing all four wig styles! She was a pleasure to work with.

     

     

     

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    This post was posted in Kid Wigs and was tagged with children's wig, Jon Renau wigs, Junior Collection wigs, kid wigs, petite wigs

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