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  • Posted on April 20, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Back in the olden days, lace only existed on your grandma’s dress. Nowadays lace is everywhere, even on wigs! Although lace is mainly known as a fabric to make clothing, this type of material has been included in the cap construction of wigs to create what are known as lace front wigs.

    What are lace front wigs?

    Diagram of Jon Renau lace front wig

    Example of a Jon Renau lace front wig diagram

    Wigs made with a thin sheer lace base at the hairline are called lace front wigs. This characteristic is important because it gives your wig a natural looking hairline. Not only does a lace front mimic natural hair growth at the hairline, but it also allows you to style the hair off the face without revealing the wig. This is what helps your wig look… well, not so wiggy. Although some wigs can be entirely made with lace, most generally only have the lace at the hairline, which can extend either from temple-to-temple or ear-to-ear.

    Did you know that many wigs come with a ready-to-wear lace front wigs? Most people are intimidated by lace front wigs thinking they require a lot of time and preparation before wearing them. However, temple-to-temple ready to wear lace front wigs arrive precut out of the box. That means less time fussing with your wig and more time for fun! Think of ready-to-wear wigs like ready-to-wear fashion. They’re meant to be worn without any alterations.

    Check out these frequently asked questions The Wig Experts have answered below.

    Lace Front Wigs FAQs

    Limelight Raquel Welch wig

    Limelight by Raquel Welch

    Can you see the lace front?

    OK, first of all, the lace fabric used in wigs is not like your granny’s lace dress. The lace used is a sheer and fine net-like material that has a seamless barely-there appearance.

    So don’t worry, you won’t be sporting a “vintage” looking wig.

    Do I have to cut the lace on my wig?

    The great thing about a temple-to-temple lace front wig is that they’re ready-to-wear – absolutely no cutting necessary! If you purchase an ear-to-ear (professional) lace front you will have to get it professionally cut. But most lace front wigs are ready-to-wear.

    Tip: A lace front is extremely delicate so it should be handled with care. The lace should only be cut with pinking shears; cutting it with regular scissors could make the lace fray and unravel. Just say No, and let a professional help you! Take good care of your investment!!

    Do you have to add tape or adhesive to the lace front wig?

    All temple-to-temple lace front wigs come ready-to-wear.

    Then how does the lace front wig stay on?

    Wigs are designed with adjustable straps, which will adjust the cap into place. These straps (pull, Velcro or clip) help to flatten the lace front into place and won’t lift.

    Note: An ear-to-ear lace front wig is normally known as a “professional lace front wig” because the lace extends 1-2 inches in length. Professional application is recommended to create a custom hairline, which can be secured with tape or adhesive. Read more about it here.

    Fanfare by Raquel Welch wig

    Fanfare by Raquel Welch

    Do I have to apply makeup to the lace front wig?

    Generally the lace front is sheer enough to where it will blend with your skin. However, if you have a darker skin tone you may have to apply a bit of foundation or powder to match to the color of your skin.

    Tip: You can “dye” the lace front using a tea bag. Use a damp tea bag and dab onto the lace until you match it to your skin color. The more you dab the tea bag, the darker the color.

     

    If you have additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact The Wig Experts! Come chat with us on Facebook or Twitter, we’d love to hear from you!

    Ready-to-Wear Lace Front Wigs We Recommend:

    Alia wig by Jon Renau Alia by Jon Renau

    Ignite by Jon Renau WigsIgnite by Jon Renau

    Upstage wig by Jon Renau Upstage by Raquel Welch


    This post was posted in Lace Front Wigs and was tagged with lace front, lace front wigs, Wig, Wigs.com

  • Posted on April 13, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Hot date – Check.

    Drop-dead gorgeous dress – Check.

    Killer shoes – check Check CHECK!

    Prom is coming up and you're ready for the magical night! But wait a second… Hair style? (Cue deep sigh.) That’s when you remember you still have no idea how to do your prom hair.

    Have you been avoiding the whole hairdo concept because of how overwhelmed you feel when you think about it? Your hair may not be as long as you wish it were, it might be too thin and drab for an updo or worse yet, you’re experiencing hair loss. We know how you feel. But believe it or not, it’s still possible to get the look you want. So, stop avoiding the issue cause we’re here to help!

    Hair Extensions

    You’ll want to let the neckline of your dress be the guide for the hairstyle you choose. Hair extensions are a great way to add a lot of look in a quick and easy way. When we say you can achieve prom hair in a snap, we mean literally!

    Cute & Simple

    Bellissima braid hairpiece Dancing with the Stars

    If you want to wear your hair down, try this thin fishtail headband. The Bellissima braid is perfect for a spaghetti strap dress. This headband instantly transforms your hairstyle into a super trendy look. Braids were seen everywhere at this year’s red carpet!

    Tip: Tease the hair at the crown to add a bit of height to your hair.

    Bombshell Hair

    easiXtend Elite Remy Human Hair hair extensions by easihair

    Not only does Gisele Bündchen have a killer body (leg envy) but also her hair is in a constant state of perfection. That long beautiful hair is her signature. Not to mention those effortless curls make her look as if she were constantly shooting near a beach! (Obviously we love to hate this woman.) Want the same look sans the sand and humidity? Try the easiXtend remy human hair extensions, available in both 16 and 20 inches. This 8pc extension system perfectly adds the length and volume you need to mimic the bombshell look. This hairstyle compliments all dress necklines.

    Tip: Get the beach waves look by using the Enzo Milano curling iron.

    Glam Updo

    Stylemaker Hairwrap POP

    Updos are the epitome of glamour. But a lot of the times they can look stiff and pageantry. A messy (but chic) updo is the perfect antidote to a dated hairstyle. Simply wrap the Stylemaker hairpiece around your bun and you’re good to go! This hairstyle is particularly perfect for a dress with a high neckline.

    Tip: For EXTRA glam add accessories such as a sparkly barrette or a jeweled headband.

    Pony Up in Style

    The ponytail continues to be all the rage this season! It’s a quick and easy hairstyle that has proven to be just as glamorous as the most intricate of updos. The 23” Wrap Around Pony adds the length you need to be the ‘mane’ beauty of the night. AND this hairpiece is made from heat-friendly synthetic hair so you can add a tighter curl or straighten for a long sleek ponytail. The ponytail is perfect for halter-top necklines, although it will look great with any dress.

    Tip: Update the pony look by teasing at the crown to create a ‘bump’.

     

    Wigging Updos


    If you suffer from hair loss there’s no reason why you shouldn’t still rock the heck out of the prom with a wig. Wigs can look just as good (in some cases better!) than your own natural hair. You have a TON of options to choose from: short to long, straight to curly, synthetic hair or human hair – you name it! In fact, you could even wear your wig in an updo!

    Always by Raquel Welch is the perfect example of how you could wear your wig in a down do! So please don’t let your hair loss get in the way of having a wonderful time at one of the most special nights of your life.

    Wigs We Recommend:

    Gisele Wig Jon Renau

    Gisele by Jon Renau

     

    Diamond Wig Louis Ferre

    Diamond by Louis Ferre


    Caressa Wig by Forever Young

    Caressa by Forever Young


    This post was posted in Trends and was tagged with hair extensions, hair style, prom, prom hair, prom hairstyles, Wig, Wigs.com

  • Posted on April 6, 2012 by Wig Expert

    What's the difference?

    Have you ever found yourself shopping around at Wigs.com only to get stuck on two very similar styles with extremely different price tags? Take these two styles by Jon Renau, other than one being slightly longer than the other, why is there a difference of more than $400 between the two? Simple: Haute is a synthetic hair wig, while Nicole is a human hair wig. But you may still be asking, “Why so much?”

    Haute & Nicole by Jon Renau wigs

    Haute by Jon Renau – synthetic Nicole by Jon Renau – human hair

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The simple answer goes back to the basics of economics: supply & demand. As wigs become more commonplace, people are becoming more knowledgeable about the quality of wigs. Human hair wigs are highly coveted by customers; they know human hair wigs are the best, so they want the best. And the number of human hair wig customers keeps increasing every day. There are more people buying these wigs than there are human hair wigs available. You’ve heard the saying “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Well, guess what? Neither does hair.

    Where does it come from?

    Did you know that hair from eight different people is needed to make just ONE human hair wig? That’s right, you read correctly - eight. It may also take up to several weeks to complete one human hair wig. The number of people willing to sell or donate their hair to make wigs is not increasing as fast as the number of people who want to purchase them.

    The human hair used to make these wigs can be Chinese, Indian or Caucasian (European) hair. Chinese and Indian hair is the most durable due to their texture; they can withstand the most chemical processing. Caucasian, or European hair, is desirable because the fine texture is silkier, and feels the most natural.

    What’s so great about human hair?

    When it comes to the most natural look, nothing beats human hair. Nothing looks or feels better than the real thing. Human hair wigs can almost be treated the same as your own hair. You can cut, style – using a blow dryer, straighter and curling iron – and in some cases even dye your human hair wigs. If a natural and versatile look is what you are looking for, you cannot go wrong with a human hair wig. Also, human hair wigs last much longer than synthetic hair wigs – in some cases they can last up to a year!

    The use of remy hair is another reason why the cost is greater. Usually human hair goes through a process called ‘stripping’ in which the hair strand is stripped of its cuticle and forced to fall into an unnatural direction. Although remy hair does go through a cleansing treatment, it does not go through this stripping process. That means the hair strand’s natural protective cuticle layer remains intact, maintaining the hair strand’s natural health and strength. The resulting texture is the closest to your own natural healthy hair. An added plus to remy hair is it provides long-lasting, tangle-free wear.

    Human hair wigs are definitely an investment. This is why you should take extremely good care of your human hair wigs. You paid good money for them so make sure to give them plenty of TLC! If you have questions regarding how to properly care for your human hair wigs, please refer to this helpful guide.

    Human Hair Wigs We Recommend:

    Human Hair Wig - Angie by Jon Renau

     

    Angie by Jon RenauHuman Hair Wig - Beguile by Raquel Welch

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Beguile by Raquel Welch

     

     

     

     

     

    Human Hair Wig - Christina by Wig Pro

     

    Christina by Wig Pro


    This post was posted in wigs and was tagged with hair, human hair wig, human hair wigs, Wig, Wigs.com

  • 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

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

     

    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 Celebrity and was tagged with celebrity hair, celebrity hairstyles, celebrity ladies, 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 Monofilament and was tagged with monofilament, monofilament wig, monofilament wigs, Wig, Wigs.com

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