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  • Posted on February 25, 2016 by Wig Expert

    How-to: Rediscover Your Curls

    Curls are a girl’s best friend! What we love about curly wigs, like Jamila Hi by Ellen Wille, is that they're always fun, fabulous and on-trend. The key to maintaining your curls and keeping them frizz-free is all in how you re-style your wig. Love your curls back to their bouncy, healthy shape with our easy, 5 step guide on How To Re-Style Your Curly Wig!

    You will need:

    • A wig head Stand
    • Hair Trix Wide Tooth Wig Comb by BeautiMark
    • Brilliant Shine by BeautiMark
    • A Hair net

     

     

    Step 1: Use a wide toothed comb to detangle a section at a time starting from the end of the hair to prevent breakage. (We recommend detangling small sections for smaller curls and larger sections for bigger curls.)

     

    Step 2: Then using the Brilliant Shine by Beautimark lightly mist the detangled section to give a little sheen and some softness to the fiber.

     

    Step 3: Using your finger, twist the curls back in place. If the curl does not achieve a natural shape, try curling it again in the opposite direction.

     

    Step 4: Move around small sections until you have the entire wig curled.

    *Note-If the curl does not achieve a natural shape, try curling it again in the opposite direction.

     

     

     

     

     

    Step 5: You can use a hair net to keep your finished work in place

     

    Once you’re done you’ll have those amazing curls once again.

     

     

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    Need help with other wearable hair problems, ask one of our experts 1-800-581-2001.

     


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  • Posted on February 25, 2016 by Wig Expert

     

    Day 48

    It's confirmed, blondes do get more attention. But surprisingly it was as a redhead that I received the most flirts. Maybe redheads are more approachable? I love having the luxury of choice so much that I’ve decided to go past my 30 day commitment. Wigs feel so much like another accessory that I now plan outfits around different styles and colors. This must be how women in the 50's and 60's felt as wigs and hair was the ultimate accessory used to finish a look. Except, the hair quality is phenomenally better now!!!

     

    DAY 52

    I was at the airport today and as I walked through security I began thinking about setting off alarms. Would I have to take my wig off? I began playing through different ways I could deflect embarrassment. I got through okay, but that brief moment of apprehension stayed with me. It left me thinking about the anxiety a woman who’s not yet ready to reveal to the world that she wears a wig must feel in such a situation. It’s such a shame that there are women who wear or want to wear wigs that fear being stigmatized.

     

    DAY 65

    You know you're in love with something when you can't put it away! I decided to extend my wig wearing adventure until the end of the year. But as 2015 came to a close and 2016 began, I found myself still reaching for a wig in the morning. I never thought I would feel this way about wigs. They appeal to the side of me that’s gotten spoiled by having perfect hair every day. Seriously, I haven't been to the hairdresser in quite a while (saved some money there too). So it looks like I'll be wearing wigs for another 14 days until I can get my hair done.

     

    DAY 80+

    Going through this journey has helped me arrive at a new appreciation for my clients, especially the women that wear wigs daily as a necessity. What I love most about wigs is their extraordinary ability to transform your mood, and confidence level, in an instant! Whether you’re new to wigs or an experienced wig wearer, I hope this piece has been helpful. I would love to get your feedback. Please feel free to share your wig experience below and I look forward to sharing with you all again.


    This post was posted in Brands, Ellen Wille, Envy, Jon Renau, Lace Front Wigs, Monofilament, New Wig Collections, Raquel Welch, Tips & Tricks, Wig Experts Picks, wigs and was tagged with 2015, 2016, 30-day, accessory, airport, anxiety, blondes, colors, commitment, embarrassment, feel, flirts, hair, hairdresser, love, morning, quality, redhead, security, shame, stigmatized, styles, wear, wigs

  • Posted on February 22, 2016 by Wig Expert

    DAY 33

    It’s raining cats and dogs and as I pull into work my wig looks perfect. This is a big deal because I styled it all by myself and I am not the best at primping my own hair. It’s a short and dark, one length wig from Louis Ferre made of human hair. The quality is amazing! At first the lace wouldn't lay down properly on my forehead so I thought it may be defective. But it's almost like it just figured out my head shape because after I styled it (flat ironed the waves which took me too long!) the hair feels incredible and looks great!

     

    DAY 38

    I’ve noticed that no matter how secure I know my wig is I keep touching it to make sure it hasn’t ridden up. I’m not sure if this is a nervous habit I developed because it took a couple of weeks for me to get the 'putting on' process down. But once I start tugging my hair underneath begins moving. I made a conscious effort not to touch it and trust it is where it belongs. I found myself still doing mirror checks just to be sure.

     

    DAY 41

    Three days later and the not-tugging-on-my-wig-to-make-sure-it’s-in-place effort is working like a dream. What a difference! It turns out the problem was my own insecurity about my wig moving. Today was my first real experience with cold set, which is when a wig sits in a box a long time, or is exposed to extreme temperatures while in the box. It sets the hair in a weird shape, (usually on top or in front). I learned to spritz it down with water, rub my hands together vigorously and touch it up. The heat from your hands resets the hair!

     

    DAY 46

    I'm learning so many things about hair color. The only thing that's changed on me over the last month or so has been my hair. But there’s a difference in the way I’m treated depending on which color I choose for the day. I received the most compliments on my hair as a brunette. I feel the most at home in this color. The consensus seems to be that I look younger, "classier" was the word used. But as a blonde I received more concessions: men allowed me to go first in line; I got little extras at the counter; and (of course) I got looked at. Even women were giving me the “once over”. Each color has its advantage for sure.


    This post was posted in Brands, Care, Human Hair Wigs, Lace Front Wigs, Tips & Tricks, wigs and was tagged with blonde, brunette, heat-friendly, human hair wig, lace front wigs, Louis Ferre, wavy wigs, wig color, wigs

  • Posted on February 19, 2016 by Wig Expert

     

    DAY 13

    I have to say not having to do my hair every morning sure is nice. It takes about three minutes to brush it back and put a wig on. Loving it! And note to self… I have decided I DO NOT like nylon wig caps. The little band starts to hurt my head after about three or four hours. I don't think my head is too big, but maybe I should measure it anyway. I have learned NOT to comb my hair straight back. It makes my head sore with the wig on like when you wear a really tight ponytail all day. But when I comb my hair over to the side and pull it back it feels much better all day!

     

    DAY 19

    Spirit by Ellen Wille | Auburn Rooted

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nope. My head is regular size. I'm learning never to brush my wig from the top down. I find I get much better results when I use my fingers or the BeautiMark comb. It looks way more natural! I picked up my kids in a long dark wig that was the same color as my natural hair and my daughter was so excited. She said I look like her! She kept staring at me and said I looked so much different than I have been lately. Isn’t it amazing how hair can make such a difference in the way we are perceived?

     

    DAY 24

    Speaking of perceptions, the question people keep asking me is, “Is it hot?” I guess that's the general perception. In fact, it is one of the top questions almost everyone asks when I talk about wearing wigs. The truth is it really isn't hot. Not the good ones anyway! Of course, I'm mindful that the Texas 100° months are behind me so I'm sure anything is hot then. However, so far, the wigs are really very breathable and comfortable. I had squeaky clean hair today. It was straight which helped my wig slip on easier. I put a little hair spray on my head around the front to help it stay in place. Oh, and I also tried the nylon again. I really didn't like it before. But I snipped a little slit in the elastic band and it works great. It holds my hair back but doesn't press in on my head!

     

    DAY 31

    So today I asked everyone in the office to join me in my challenge by wearing a wig for the day so they too can understand our clients a little better! It was so much fun seeing people try on this lifestyle for a day. It was very enlightening for some people, and it might've started an addiction for others. Although I work here, I don't have access to see every color we have every week. So I ordered one based on the color I saw online. When I got it, it looked a little different than it did online. However, once I put it on and went outside it looked more like the color online under natural light. Now I know what my clients are talking about when they have this issue.


    This post was posted in Brands, Care, How-to Tutorials, Human Hair Wigs, Lace Front Wigs, Monofilament, Tips & Tricks, wigs and was tagged with beautimark, heat-friendly synthetic wigs, human hair wig, nylon wig cap, synthetic hair

  • Posted on February 15, 2016 by Wig Expert

    WEAR WIGS? ... WHY YES!

    Recently in an interview I was asked if I wear wigs all the time. I don’t. As a matter of fact, I haven’t worn one in more than five years. And before then, I just did it for fun or on rare occasions even though I’ve worn extensions and hairpieces to give my natural hair a little boost. At that moment I realized I didn't know exactly what my clients go through living with wigs on a day-to-day basis. I’ve always been convicted and passionate about helping my clients and giving them the information and education they need to have a great experience with wigs. That’s what really prompted me to start on my 30-day journey. I want to know the benefits and struggles they go through and how it affects them emotionally on a daily basis. I didn’t have the answers yet, but I was ready to find out. Come with me as I take you through my wig experience.

     

    Day 1

    Today marks the beginning of my 30-day journey and all I can say is 'so far, so good'. I decided to go with a wig I tried on about a year ago, which was in my closet. It’s synthetic, so it kept the style pretty well in the bag. And I didn't have to do too much except shake it out and put it on. Guess what? I'm a redhead right now! It's funny how color can change your mood (I feel a little sassy). No wig cap because I don't have one at the house. But I used a ton of bobby pins! Throughout the day I felt a little self-conscious, like I had to explain that I have a wig on. But the truth is it actually looks better than my hair does most days. And by the end of the day, my hair looked just as good as when I started this morning!

    Curve Appeal by Raquel Welch

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Day 5

    On the fifth day, I went blonde. My hair is naturally light brown. Well, actually, it's naturally dark brown. But I've been dying for about five years to a lighter brown. Seriously though, blondes most definitely have more fun! I went with a shorter blonde wig with dark roots because I felt it looks more natural. But, I kinda feel like I look totally unnatural. I’m sure it’s just because I'm not used to seeing this. But everybody seems to love this one. It makes me feel like I look younger.

     

    Day 7 

    Amelia by Envy

    OK… Verdict is in. It’s day seven and blondes definitely have more fun! This week’s wig is really great, but it's a little on the pricey side because it's human hair. The only disadvantage is that I do have to style it. (I confess, I had help styling this one.) It feels amazing. It’s so weird because I still feel like me but every once in a while I catch a glimpse in the window or mirror and it's so shocking how different I look. I really like it, though. I never thought I would like a shorter wig like this chin length bob I’m wearing.

     

    Day 9

    Taryn by Envy

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It’s day nine now and I’m realizing how much the people you know and see on a daily basis really aren’t paying that much attention to how you look. People at my kids’ school and at the office either don't notice a thing or they don't want to mention it. It seems people don't care as much as I thought they would. By now the self-consciousness about having a wig on is completely gone! It's starting to feel normal.

     

    Don't miss our next post in this 4-part series!

     


    This post was posted in wigs and was tagged with 30-day, Amelia, Curve Appeal, Envy, experience, journey, Karen, Raquel Welch, wigs

  • Posted on February 12, 2016 by Wig Expert

    The key to pulling off any great look is confidence. And whether you have a round, square, long, oval or heart-shaped face, there’s a beautiful hairstyle that’s perfect to help you set the mood this Valentine’s Day. Our Wig Experts selected 5 picks based on customer feedback from our top rated brands with style tips you can mix and match to create a romantic look you’ll feel confident about.

     

    Long hair tends to lengthen a round face shape. A few inches below the chin or longer with straight hair makes the sides of the face seem smaller. Gentle waves that begin below the lips can also reduce roundness. To achieve this look, we recommend Amber by Jon Renau.

     

    Consider adding little braids on the sides and pinning them back, or simply twisting the hair on the sides and pinning them back for that romantic flair.

     

    Long bobs elongate a square face. The angles on this face shape can be softened with waves, curls and side-swept bangs that graze the brows. You may also consider a middle part to achieve the same effect. Try this look with Jolie by Noriko.

      

    You can have your stylist trim it shorter in the back, being mindful to keep the hair longer in the front and keeping the pieces soft and layered.

     

    The goal for a long face is to create the illusion of width. Shoulder length hair (anywhere between chin and shoulders) with waves will give you a romantic look. We recommend Upstage by Raquel Welch to achieve this look.

    Consider asking your stylist for an a-line long bob, avoiding anything that adds layers to the top of your head. You can try bangs, any style from blunt, to long, or side swept will make the face appear shorter by covering the forehead. A side part is an idea that will make your face appear wider, minimizing the length. If you prefer longer hair, try it with waves or curls.

     

    For oval faces, any chin to shoulder length hair that is long in the back and shorter in the front, with layers near the cheekbones, lips, chin or any area you want to highlight is ideal. You can add beachy waves for a touch of romance. To achieve this look, we recommend Shannon by Rene of Paris.

     

     

    Pixie hairstyles are feminine and look particularly good on a heart-shaped face because they tend to emphasize the cheekbones and eyes. To achieve this look we recommend Risk by Ellen Wille.

     

    Sideswept bangs are another favorite which draw attention down and towards the eyes on a heart-shaped face. You may also want to try a graduated bob with a bit of a wave, or a chin-length bob that’s heavier at the bottom. If you want curly hair be sure to have them tapered at the ends. If you prefer long hair, try it with bangs, or soft curls to soften a pointy chin. Remember to keep top layers soft and long with this face shape.

     

    We’d love to hear from you. Please share your photos and comments with us on Instagram and Facebook!

     


    This post was posted in Brands, Ellen Wille, Jon Renau, Noriko, Raquel Welch, wigs and was tagged with brands, Ellen Wille, face shape, Flattering, Jon Renau, Noriko, Raquel Welch, Rene of Paris, Romantic Styles, Top Rated, Valentine's Day, Wig Experts

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