Why Are Wigs So Expensive?

August 24th, 2023

Wigs pricing is based on several factors:


Construction and Customization:

Wigs undergo a complex construction process involving intricate knotting or sewing techniques to secure the hair or fibers to the wig cap. The hand-tied sections demand the most time to craft and require a highly skilled artisan to make. Typically, the more natural a wig looks, the more time-intensive its creation – which influences its cost. 

Labor and Artisanship:

Crafting high-quality wigs involves skilled labor, including hairstylists, wigmakers, and highly trained artisan/technicians who specialize in wig production. Their expertise and craftsmanship contribute to the overall cost of the wigs. 

Quality Materials:

High-quality wigs are made from premium materials like human hair or high-grade synthetic fibers. These materials are more expensive to source and require skilled craftsmanship to create wigs that look and feel natural.

R&D and Innovation:

Wig manufacturers invest in research and development to improve the quality, durability, and appearance of their products. This includes advancements in wig technology, cap construction, and making more realistic wigs, all of which increase production costs.
 Unfiltered by Raquel Welch in shade RL17/23SS

Brand and Demand:

Well-known wig brands or designers often come with higher price tags due to their reputation, exclusivity, popularity in the market, and cost associated with marketing the brand.
Featured here: Unfiltered by Raquel Welch in shade RL17/23SS
While wigs can be pricey, there are also more affordable options available. If you find a style that you love but need a more affordable option, reach out to our Wig Experts to help you find an alternative. The range of prices for wigs is wide, so individuals can choose options that fit their budget and preferences.

What if the wig I want is too expensive?

  •  Budget and save for the wig you want

     Determine how much the wig costs and create a budget plan to save up for it over time. This might involve cutting back on non-essential expenses or setting aside a portion of your income specifically for the wig.

  •  Keep an eye out for sales, promotions, or discounts

    This could make the wig more affordable. Reach out to our Wig Experts to help!

  •  Find an Alternative

    If the exact wig you want is too expensive, consider looking for similar styles or alternatives that are within your budget.

  • Wait for Special Occasions

    If the wig is for a special event, consider waiting until a special occasion or milestone to purchase it.

  • Set Up a Payment Plan With Shop Pay Installments

    Wigs.com teamed up with Shop Pay Installments to offer payment plans that allow you to pay for the wig in installments over time.

Remember that it's important to make financial decisions that align with your overall budget and priorities. While it can be tempting to splurge on something you really want, it's essential to ensure that the purchase won't negatively impact your financial well-being in the long run. Please know we are here to help! Reach out to our Wig Experts to book a virtual consultation, we would be happy to find you the perfect wig that aligns with your budget.