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  • Posted on April 25, 2016 by Wig Expert

     

    The Truth

    You’ve heard the phrase, “You get what you pay for.” And if you’ve spent any amount of time with wigs, you've noticed that the ones made of human hair are generally more expensive than the ones made of synthetic fiber. But does that necessarily exclude one over the other as the better choice?

    The truth is Human hair and Synthetic hair both have their advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at just a few of them.

    Human Hair

    Remy Human Hair: Angie Exclusive Colors by Jon Renau

    Human Hair: Emotion by Ellen Wille

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Advantages

    Of all the hair types, human hair looks and feels the most natural. Remy human hair is considered a premium option because its easier to style and stays relatively tangle free due to all the follicles being kept in the same direction during construction. Human hair is remarkably soft with a shine and movement not easily duplicated by synthetic hair. Its versatility allows you to style it like your own hair with curls or bone straight with a durability that can last over a year!

    Disadvantages

    Not only is it more expensive than synthetic hair, but just like natural hair, human hair wigs requires a lot more time and effort to style and maintain. If you have a busy lifestyle or a low budget, this may not be the choice for you. And just like natural hair, human hair will react to weather conditions.

    Synthetic Hair

    Synthetic Hair: Sparkle by Raquel Welch 

    Heat-Friendly Synthetic by Raquel Welch

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Advantages

    With all the technological strides the wearable hair industry is making, synthetic hair looks and behaves more and more like human hair. The fact that most synthetic wigs can be worn right out of the box with minimal or no styling requirements makes it a more attractive choice. And, unlike human hair, synthetic hair will hold its style regardless of the climate.

    Disadvantages

    It’s just this resistance to change that makes this type of hair a poor choice if you desire the versatility of styling. In most cases the synthetic fiber has “memory” which means that the wave and curl patterns are permanently set; styling any other way is nearly impossible. There are heat-friendly synthetic options which allow styling like human hair wigs. But styling is still a challenge due to the fiber’s natural resistance to change.

    Bottom Line

    Ideally, you want both types of hair on hand as both are great choices for different situations. The best one depends on your budget, time and needs.

    Final Words of Wisdom

    Regardless of which type of hair you choose, remember that it is always important to follow our care recommendations in order to get the optimal life span from your hair!

    New to wigs? Check out our 4c’s-our buyer’s guide designed to make your wig shopping experience easier. Don't forget to write below and give us your thoughts.


    This post was posted in Brands, Ellen Wille, Human Hair Wigs, Jon Renau, Raquel Welch and was tagged with advantages, disadvantages, durability, expensive, follicles, heat-friendly synthetic wigs, human hair wigs, movement, natural, natural hair, premium, Remy, shine, soft, style, synthetic fiber, synthetic hair, tangle-free, versatility, weather conditions

  • Posted on April 18, 2016 by Wig Expert

    If you’ve been purchasing the same wig in the same color for years, you’ve probably run into the situation where the manufacturer decided they are no longer producing your wig in that color. And if you’ve tried to replace it for a similar wig in the same color but maybe a different material, you’ve probably been disappointed because the color doesn’t look the same as it did on your monitor when you received it.  Frustrating!

    The reason this happens is because the material a wig is made of will affect the color.

    If you paint three objects the same color but one is made of brass, the other of plastic and the third of wood, the brown color will look different on each one.

    In the same way the same shade of brown will look different on a wig made of human hair, synthetic fiber, and even heat-friendly synthetic wigs.

    Blake by Jon Renau | Color: 6F27

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Color will appear warmer on human hair wigs.

     

    Katherine by Jon Renau | Color: 6F27

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cooler on wigs made of synthetic fiber.

     

    Fiery by Jon Renau | Color: 6F27

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And vibrant on heat-friendly synthetic wigs.

    While this can be a frustrating experience, our Wig Experts and licensed cosmetologists are always here to assist you. You can send in a great quality picture or an actual hair sample along with the wig style names you're interested in to the address below. Then after we’ve reviewed your request, we will assemble your personalized color match recommendation. We can either complete your order and ship your beautiful wig, or we can contact you to discuss our recommendation. Just designate your preference on the form!

    Simply complete this form and mail it back to us:
    Beauty & Hair
    Attn: Color Consultation
    12001 N. Central Expressway Suite 950
    Dallas, TX 75243

    Our aim is always to make your wig buying experience easier. Please let us know other things you’ve discovered from the image on the website to what you receive at home. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


    This post was posted in Brands, Human Hair Wigs, Jon Renau and was tagged with brown, color, heat-friendly synthetic wigs, human hair, manufacturer, material, producing, shade, synthetic fiber, Wig

  • Posted on April 13, 2016 by Wig Expert

    Hair color gives the world insight into your personality. Making the right decision about color can be confusing, not to mention frustrating amidst a cluster of information that seems ever changing. In reality, the most flattering hair color for you is the one that accentuates your attributes to make you look natural.

    *When the undertones of a wig are the same as the undertones of your complexion, the wig color will complement your skin giving you a natural and flattering look.

    There are 2 parts to consider about your complexion to help you find the most flattering wig color for you: surface tone and undertone.

    Surface tone is the color of your skin. Is it ivory, peachy, almond, bronze?

    Undertone is the color your skin gives off under natural light.

    2 Ways to Find Your Undertone

        1. Are your undertones warm or cool? Figuring this out will require objectivity since two people can have the same skin tone but different undertones. Consider a color wheel with six colors divided into two groups. On the left side are cool colors which are calm and soothing: green, blue, and violet. And on the right side are warm colors which are bright and vivid: yellow, orange and red. Does your skin give off a green, blue, and violet hue, or is it more yellow, orange and red?



        2. Roll up your sleeves! Under natural light, look at the veins on the inside of your wrists. Are they blue or green? If they look blue, you have cool undertones. If they look green your undertones are warm.

    Now that you’re more familiar with your complexion, which color will look best on you?

    Complexions with warm undertones will look best in a wig color with warm undertones like orangy reds, champagne, and golden blondes.
    Voltage by Raquel Welch | Color: R28S+

    Hailey by Noriko | Color: Creamy-Toffee-R

    Bailey by Rene of Paris | Color: Butter-Pecan

    Complexions with cool undertones look best in wigs with cool undertones like pale blondes, ebony browns, and auburns.
    Sky by Ellen Wille | Color: Light Honey Rooted

    Blake by Jon Renau | Color: 1B

    Ivy by Noriko | Color: Ginger Brown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Did this exercise help? Was your undertone different from what you previously thought? Let us know below. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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  • Posted on April 7, 2016 by Wig Expert

    This spring, international designer and manufacturer Jon Renau invites you to take on fresh perspectives and new adventures in the Spring 2016 Collection. These 5 new styles from the Human Hair, Smartlace, and Topper Collections make changing your look easy with 3 gorgeous, hand-ited wigs, and 2 volumizing hair additions all designed to give you a modern, chic way to reimagine yourself.

    Human Hair Collection

    Color 12FS8

    Lea makes a powerful and elegant statement with its long style that’s an absolute knockout. It’s made of 100% Remy Human Hair, which means you get the versatility of heat-stylable hair in any direction.

    SmartLace Collection

    Color: 6F27

    Rachel’s soft wavy layers embody the touch of a warm breeze. The lace front and hand-tied monofilament cap makes this smartlace style look and feel superbly comfortable.

    12FS8

    Diane combines easygoing layers with assertive texture. This sassy short shag offers deluxe comfort and smartlace stylability, with a lace front and a hand-tied monofilament cap.

    Topper Collection

    Color 12FS8

    Top Style is a heat-friendly stylable clip in topper made with superb Remy human hair on a translucent monofilament base, adding natural body and volume at the crown.

    Color: 6F27

    Top Secret is a clip in topper that integrates easily with your own hair at the crown to add body and volume with a 9-inch monofilament base that’s virtually invisible

    With Jon Renau the natural look is first and foremost. Dare to reimagine yourself in these 5 casual new styles. And let us know which style you imagine yourself in! Visit the Jon Renau Spring 2016 Collection. Checkout the behind the scenes photo shoot for this collection. Don’t forget, you can always follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


    This post was posted in Brands, Collections, Human Hair Wigs, Jon Renau, Lace Front Wigs, Monofilament, New Wig Collections and was tagged with chic, gorgeous, hair additions, hand-tied wigs, human hair wig, international designer, Jon Renau, modern, reimagine, smartlace, spring, topper, volumizing

  • Posted on April 5, 2016 by Wig Expert

     

    As an internationally known designer, and the creative force behind Envy Wigs, Alan Eaton is excited to present The Envy Spring 2016 Collection! Ranging from short and chic to stylish mid-lengths, this new collection includes 8 designer styles and 5 hairpieces that look, feel, and behave just like real hair.

    6 of these new wigs offer every woman multiple options for any occasion with open top design, which means you get volume at the crown along with breathability. The 2 mono top constructions give you the illusion of natural hair growth, and the versatility of parting the hair in any direction.

    Open Top Cap Construction

    Jamie is a sassy, classic pixie with short, all over layers and a little boost of volume at the crown.

    Jacqueline is a modern pixie that is short on length, but generous in volume. The wispy bangs and perfect layering accentuate your cheekbones.

    Mila is a lovely, shoulder-length shag with face-framing layers that compliment any age and face shape. The dramatic layering gives you lots of movement and volume.

    Nieci gives you asymmetrical layering with long, brow-skimming bangs for a classy sophisticated look. A touch of volume up top allows for a timeless silhouette.

    Cassandra is a stylish, short wig with plenty of face-framing fringe that effortlessly flatters. Soft, razored edges at the sides and nape keep this look edgy and chic.

    Angel is a chic, short-layered style with more volume at the crown and longish face framing bangs for an ultra-feminine look.

    Mono Top Cap Construction

    Marita is bold, texturized styling at its finest. Feathered layers give it a voluminous look that can be styled sleek or spiky depending on the occasion.

    Gigi is sure to turn heads with long, gentle layers, flared ends, and wispy, face-framing bangs.

    Tell us, are you a Gigi, or more of a Jacqualine? Or Perhaps you feel more inspired by Nieci? Click on an image above to be taken directly to the style. Then write a comment below and tell which style you feel most inspired by. Click this link to meet the designer.


    This post was posted in Brands, Collections, Envy, wigs and was tagged with Alan Eaton, breathability, construction, crown, Envy Wigs, internationally known designer, mid-length, mono top, natural hair growth, open top, short and chic, Spring 2016 Collection, stylish, volume

  • Posted on April 4, 2016 by Wig Expert

    3 reasons why women love wearing Raquel Welch wigs? Comfort, minimal styling right out of the box, and the compliments! The Raquel Welch 2016 Spring Collection invites you to live more beautifully with 3 new ready-to-go styles from the Sheer Indulgence Collection in Shadow Shades, which are rooted colors that give you a more natural look.

    Modernista

    by Raquel Welch  | Color: R29S+

    Look like a million bucks in Modernista! This sleek new shape melds the ease of a short textured back with a razor cut nape for true salon-sculpted appeal.

    Editor's Pick

    by Raquel Welch  | Color: RL29/25

    Romance the season with Editor’s Pick! This above the shoulder layered bob doesn’t take more than finger styling or light brushing for a trendy, tousled look.

    Statement Piece 

    by Raquel Welch  | Color: R29S+

     

    Or why not loosen it up with Statement Piece? You get incredible movement with a feather-cut, eyelash bang paired with textured length that adds an ultra-modern, yet effortless look.

    Click here to visit the Raquel Welch Spring 2016 Collection. We love your comments. Write us below and tell us what you think about the new spring collection from Raquel Welch. Don’t forget that you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


    This post was posted in Brands, Celebrity, Collections, Lace Front Wigs, Monofilament, New Wig Collections, Raquel Welch, wigs and was tagged with 2016, beautifully, comfort, minimal styling, natural look, Raquel Welch, ready-to-go, rooted colors, shadow shades, Sheer Indulgence Collection, spring collection

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