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How Much Do Human Hair Wigs Cost?

Posted on January 27 2019

Human hair wigs cost between $700 - $2000. These are the best quality wigs so the cost can be higher than some other wig types.These prices are somewhat higher because they are real hair wigs.

Ever heard the phrase "you get what you pay for"? Well it rings true a bit in every purchase. So, how much should you pay for a human hair wig? When buying a wig, there are a few things to know in order to ensure you spend your money wisely.

Long Blonde Human Hair Wig

Everyone seems to think that human hair wigs are the best choice. They are wonderfully luxurious and if you get good quality hair (which not all human hair necessarily is) there is no other feeling like it.  However, there are some things to know about human hair before deciding whether it is right for you. For instance, it takes quite a bit of maintenance as you have to style it daily just like you would your own hair.

Synthetic wigs come pre-styled and are virtually hassle free when it comes to styling. Just keep it maintained properly and it provides you a much easier daily style. The synthetic hair technology has come a long way! These are not your mother's wigs anymore! Synthetic hair is beautiful and is very hard to detect the difference between human hair when you get a good quality wig.

The next factor to consider when deciding how much a wig costs, or how much you should spend on a wig is cap construction. For the most realistic scalp/part and front hairline you definitely want a monofilament top and lace front cap construction. This gives you the most natural look and also affords you some styling versatility.

The cost of buying a wig can vary anywhere from $50 - $3000. However, if you get a cap construction that is the most natural (as mentioned above) your price range is likely to be somewhere between $200 and $400 for a great quality synthetic wig.

The Price of Real Hair Wigs

Real human hair wigs cost do cost more. These are the best quality wigs so the cost can be higher than some other wig types. For some people, this is a worthwhile investment, though. As they love the look and feel of real hair and don't mind the maintenance of human hair because of the gorgeous end result. 

Blonde Curly Human Hair Wig

So, how much does it cost to buy a wig? It's up to you and the features and benefits you feel are important in your life style. The good news…There is a wig for any budget and even a less expensive wig can be a nice choice. You just may need to adjust your expectations on the lifespan of your wig if you go with a cheaper option.

A good quality synthetic wig with proper care should last anywhere from 3 to 6 months of regular use. For human hair, you can easily double that time-frame.

It doesn't really matter what quality you have chosen… If you feel good in it you will look good!

Have any questions about the different types of wigs? Ask below! 


  • The Wig Experts: August 26, 2019

    Hi Scott,

    We do all the work for you! You can shop our selection of men’s wigs and hair pieces here:

    - The Wig Experts

  • Scott B,: August 26, 2019

    Is there a market for well maintained men’s hair? What length is desired to purchase my hair, and where or to whom would I sell it?

  • Dianne Lott : August 22, 2019

    I am losing my hair at the back if my head and this bothers me but my husband tells me that it does not look THAT bad and he who has little hair on top. I know hair is more important to females than males

  • The Wig Experts: August 05, 2019

    Hi Melissa!

    Thanks for reaching out. From your description, you seem to have stunning hair! You can negotiate the price to an amount you feel is fair & you feel comfortable cutting 24 inches of your hair!

    - The Wig Experts

  • Melissa H: August 05, 2019

    This may be a slightly different question than what you usually answer but I didn’t know where else to frame it. I recently had a wig maker offer to purchase 24 inches my hair for $250 and I wanted to know if that seemed like a fair price (I figured that a wig expert would know!)? My hair is waist length, a unique color mix of red/blonde/light brown, never dyed or permed, rarely styled or blow dryed, and trimmed regularly.

  • Dana H Sedgwick: March 21, 2019

    Just curious .. anyone know a ball park figure on what it would cost to root shadow and lowlight a 100% human ,full lace, platinum blonde 18" long haired wig?

  • The Wig Experts: October 02, 2017


    Thank you for your recent comment on our blog!

    In Envy, the closest color to Glazed Sand is Ginger Cream. Please note, this color is not rooted so it will seem slightly less natural than what you are used to.
    The best color match to Ellen Wille is Champagne Rooted, but unfortunately, the color isn’t available in all styles.

    If no other color will do, you may want to look at a new style within the Raquel Welch collections!

    Please let me know if you have further questions!

    All the best,

    The Wig Experts

  • The Wig Experts: October 02, 2017


    Thank you for your recent comment!

    Yes, synthetic and human hair blends are able to be cut and styled, just as your natural hair.

    You can see Ellen Wille’s Prime Power Blend Collection here:
    Also, Envy’s Human Hair Synthetic blend wigs here:

    Please let us know if you have further questions!

    All the best,

    The Wig Experts

  • The Wig Experts: October 02, 2017


    Thank you for the compliments! We are so happy to serve you!

    All the best,

    The Wig Experts

  • The Wig Experts: October 02, 2017


    Thank you for your recent comment!

    YAY! New styles are always very exciting, thank you for allowing us to play a part in helping!

    The good news is that there is no set style for 70, so find a style that is absolutely you!

    I would suggest trying a short to a mid-length bob or a pixie with a longer fringe, two styles that are a departure from Dylan! I have provided you some petite options via email.

    Please let me know if you have a specific style in mind, then we can give you more specific recommendations!

    All the best,

    The Wig Experts

  • The Wig Experts: October 02, 2017


    Thank you for your comment!

    Have you tried Ellen Wille’s new Hair Society Collection? It is made for ladies with hair loss and the styles are made much smaller than her typically sizing.
    Here’s a link to all Petite Hair Society styles on our website:

    Please let me know if you have any other questions for us! Thank you!

    All the best,

    The Wig Experts

  • The Wig Experts: October 02, 2017


    Thank you for your recent comment!

    Unfortunately, as you said, not too many longer styles come in greys in Ellen Wille. I will give this feedback the manufacturer.

    Here is a link to our website showing all Ellen Wille styles that come in greys:

    Have you looked into Lucky or Tempo 100 Deluxe?
    Lucky by Ellen Wille is a shoulder length bob:
    Tempo 100 Deluxe is a more classic bob:

    Please let me know if you have further questions!

    All the best,

    The Wig Experts

  • The Wig Experts: October 02, 2017


    Thank you for your recent comment!

    Although we haven’t heard from the manufacturer that Berlin will be offered in more colors, we will be sure to pass along your suggestion to them!

    We just emailed you several options similar to Berlin that come in greys.

    Please let us know if you have further questions!

    All the best,

    The Wig Experts

  • Terry: September 30, 2017

    I need color help! I have been a customer for over 10 years. My go-to wigs have pretty much been Raquel Welch Cinch, color R1621S (Glazed Sand).

    I want to change styles. I tried Ellen Wille recently but the color (Caramel rooted and Pearl rooted) on the 2 wigs I received. The colors on both wigs looked so unnatural, so I returned them for credit. I then ordered the Envy wig Elle in Dark Blond. Again, the color is so unnatural looking I didn’t even take it out of the box.

    So — what color in Envy is the closest match to Raquel R1621S? What about Ellen Wille? What color is the closest match to R1621S?

  • Margaret McKerral: September 29, 2017

    Are 50/50 wigs able to be styled, cut, etc. Where are they on your site?

  • Sylvi: September 29, 2017

    Hi I’ve been buying my wigs from you for afew years now , Always happy with your service & Very fast delivery , I’ve had many different styles all Synthetic my latest is the Sparkle wig , I love it ,& have had many compliments , Thanking you All so much ?

  • Sandra DeVoy: September 29, 2017

    I have had alopecia for many years (completely bald). I am now in my late seventies so I need something age appropriate. Have been wearing Dylan by Amore in Harvest Gold for years but am ready for a change. Any suggestions?

  • Jessica: September 29, 2017

    I would love to see “true petite” options from Ellen Wille.
    Her wigs have a great feel, however the fit/ size is a problem for those of us suffering from hair loss with a smaller than average.
    Hope to see more selections soon!

  • Frances Bolt: September 29, 2017

    I LOVE the Ellen Wille synthetic wigs! I have 2 of the Hair Society wigs and they look so natural. I wear the gray wigs, but only a very few of the Hair Society wigs come in grays. I would like to try a little longer wig, maybe almost shoulder length, but none of those come in a gray or gray-mix. Is there a reason for that?

  • Doris: September 29, 2017

    The Noriko Berlin is great but is there ever going to any in greys?

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