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  • Posted on July 19, 2016 by Wig Expert

    Wigs make life easy. Who wouldn’t want to put on perfect hair? We wear wigs because we want to look our best… and for the convenience. So traveling with them should also be a breeze!

    Here are 6 of our Wig Expert tips to keep your wigs and hairpieces looking good on the go.

    1. The perfect storage. A super stylish way to travel with wigs and hairpieces is in a functional and chic bag that’s specifically designed for them.

    Amy Gibson ResQ Bag Kit + Mini

    The ResQ Bag & Kit + Mini by Amy Gibson protects wigs, hairpieces, and extensions in a unique mesh lining that minimizes tangles and frizz, making it safe for traveling. It’s also beautiful!

    This is by far the best solution… but in a pinch… you can also use a Ziploc baggie. Just make sure it’s filled with air to keep your wig from getting squished.

    2. It’s all about options. There is no way to get the versatility of hairstyles with anything other than wigs. Think about when and where you’ll be going on your trip. For peace of mind take more than one wig with you. If you are going somewhere hot… bring a short style… you’ll thank us later! The ability to change your look from day to night will be worth it!

    Checkout this video about human hair and synthetic hair wigs for options to consider.


    3. Love your hair, and it will love you. When you’re traveling you don’t want to have to stop and wash your hairpieces. The easiest way to keep your wig clean longer is by wearing a headliner. The No Sweat Liner by HEADLINE IT! keeps you dry and comfortable all day long. It absorbs any sweat and moisture so you and your wigs stay fresh. The individually wrapped packages make it easy to take anywhere.


    4. Together they stand. A great way to reduce the daily maintenance of a wig is to place her on a wig stand when she’s no longer in use. Not only will this keep her free from tangles and creasing. But it will maintain her style and shape. The foldable versions are best for traveling!


    5. A suitcase for everyone. Hair extensions and hair pieces are a great way to add the fullness and volume you deserve while allowing you to change up your look. Traveling with them has never been easier! The Bellami Hair Extensions Carrier & Hanger lets you safely stow-away hair extensions, while protecting them from damage. And the Bellami Hair Extensions Hanger keeps your extensions free from tangles.

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    6. The right products for the right occasion. Wigs require special care products… even on vacation. And depending on where you’ll be, the right products may not be available. The Try Me Kit for Synthetic Hair by BeautiMark is a line of special daily care products that make it easy to take just what you need on vacation. The 20 ounce bottles are perfect for travel and safe on both synthetic and human hair fiber.

    Take a look at our previous for more information on how Keep Your Alternative Hair In Tip-Top Shape.

    We all need to get away! Hopefully you get to do it often. However, no matter the frequency, make sure you are prepared. Let your hair work for you and not the other way around. Keep yourself as low maintenance as possible… but by all means…. Look good doing it!

    Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And don’t forget to leave a comment below let us know if this information was useful to you. What are ways you like to travel with your wigs and hairpieces?

    This post was posted in Bellami Hair, Brands, Care, Hairpieces & Extensions, How-to Tutorials, Human Hair Wigs, Tips & Tricks, Trends, wigs and was tagged with Bellami Hair Extensions Carrier & Hanger, extensions, hairstyles, HeadlineIt!, human hair, ResQ Bag & Kit, short style, synthetic hair, travel, Try Me Kit for Synthetic Hair by Beautimark, versatility, wig stand, wigs

  • Posted on June 27, 2016 by Wig Expert

    There’s no greater feeling than when we know we're having an amazing hair day!


    Wigs make every day a great hair day. But just how much should you spend for great hair?

    1. Not all wigs are created equal.

    Premium features like lace-front and human hair can make all the difference in how natural your hair looks and feels. But just because one feature is more expensive than another doesn’t make it the right choice for you.

    2. Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

    Did you know that a good quality cap can take up to 30 hours to make! The meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each hand-made design ensures wearing your favorite, cute style feels like wearing nothing at all. Learn more about Cap Construction here.

    3. Not having to spend hours in the salon chair…Priceless.

    Think about the time suck of your last salon visit. Remember the anxiety of hoping they get the cut right? The awkwardness of convincing yourself that “It’s just a haircut” when they didn’t?

    Higher-end wigs are all about giving you the perfect salon look without a trip to the salon. You get just the style you want. And because the denier and texture of quality synthetic hair looks and feels so much like human hair, human hair wigs are not your only option. Checkout out our previous post about synthetic and human hair to find out which is really the best choice for you.

    Having a great hair day is like a perfectly timed, witty comeback. You feel like you can take on the world. Give yourself permission to feel as great as you know you are. You’re totally worth it!

    Write below. We'd like to hear what you think. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

    This post was posted in Brands, Ellen Wille, How-to Tutorials, Human Hair Wigs, Jon Renau, Lace Front Wigs, Noriko, Raquel Welch, Revlon, Tips & Tricks, Trends and was tagged with amazing, anxiety, awkwardness, cap, craftsmenship, day wigs, denier, expensive, feature, great hair, hair, higher-end, human hair, lace front, natural, perfect salon look, permission, price, priceless, quality, right choice, salon, spend, synthetic hair, texture, value, versatility

  • 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

















    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!


    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
















    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.


    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 March 2, 2016 by Wig Expert


    If there’s one thing we know, it’s that our clients desire wigs and hairpieces that allow personalization and comfort. But how do you find one that ticks both boxes and doesn’t end up looking, well…wiggy?

    Inspired by international fashion trends, Ellen Wille introduces the Prime Power Collection to It’s like nothing you’ve ever felt before, and here’s 5 things we love about this new collection:


    1.       It’s Human Hair – Enhanced!

    Prime Power is designed for the woman with discerning taste. The unique blend of high quality human hair enhanced with premium synthetic fiber makes Prime a standout in the luxury hair market.  With the look and feel of human hair combined with the stylability of synthetic hair, you truly get the best of both worlds!


    2.       Longer Lasting Style

    Illusion by Ellen Wille | Color: Auburn Rooted

    Illusion by Ellen Wille | Color: Champagne Rooted
















    Prime Hair is perfect for the woman on the go! What we love is that Prime Hair means never having to trade off style for convenience. The premium synthetic fiber withstands heat of up to 350 degrees, and the unique blend of human and synthetic hair means the style holds even longer (even after washing!)

    3.       Color Vibrancy

    Mood by Ellen Wille |  Color: Chocolate  Mix

    Mood by Ellen Wille | Color: Ginger Blonde Mix
















    There’s nothing worse than dull looking color! Ellen Wille recognizes that each color has different needs in order to maintain its optimal long lasting vibrancy. That’s why the blend of synthetic hair to human hair in the Prime Power collection is different for each color to create the perfect result for your individual style.


    4.       Premium Cap Construction

    Spirit by Ellen Wille | Color: Champagne Rooted

    Spirit  by  Ellen  Wille  |  Color:  Espresso  Mix
















    When it comes to looking natural and feeling comfortable, the cap construction plays a major role! Known for innovation, Ellen Wille’s Illusion, Spirit and Mood in this collection feature a very thin hand-knotting to provide the most natural look. The lace front blends seamlessly into the front part to replace the well-known monofilament, which gives you the look of natural hair growth along the hairline. And the caps are adjustable and lightweight to give that extra bit of comfort.


    5.       More Than Just Wigs

    True by Ellen Wille | Color: Espresso Mix

    Real by Ellen Wille | Color: Mocca Mix















    Included in the Prime Power Collection is True which is an ultra-lightweight, face framing bang with a monofilament base and three pressure sensitive clips that give you a secure fit. Want volume? Real is the perfect feathery and fine top piece that gives you added volume that seamlessly integrates with your own hair.


    We tried Ellen Wille’s new collection and we loved styling it with our heat tools [look for this in our upcoming blog post]. The cap construction made the wigs feel so light that we liked running our fingers through  it. The colors were amazing!  We love the lighter shades in the long wigs like Spirit and Illusion and for short styles like Mood, brunette shades looked absolutely gorgeous!

    We love your comments. Let us know what you think. Shop the collection

    This post was posted in Brands, Collections, Ellen Wille, Hairpieces & Extensions, Human Hair Wigs, Lace Front Wigs, New Wig Collections, Wig Experts Picks, wigs and was tagged with best of both worlds, color, color vibrancy, comfort, design, desire, discerning taste, dull looking, Ellen Wille, enhanced, feeling comfortable, hair market, hairpieces, high quality, holds longer, human hair, individual style, international fashion trends, longer lasting, look and feel, looking natural, luxury, optimal, personalization, premium synthetic fiber, Prime Power, Prime Power Collection, standout, stylability, synthetic hair, unique blend, wigs, woman on the go

  • 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 November 17, 2015 by Wig Expert 5

    Power by Raquel Welch is a best-selling, customer favorite since 2007. The ready-to-wear synthetic hair looks and feels like natural hair. And the open wefting in the cap creates better air ventilation, which provides more coolness on the scalp. It’s breathable and lightweight for a more comfortable fit.

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    This post was posted in Raquel Welch, Trends and was tagged with best short wigs, Power wig, short wig, synthetic hair

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