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Wigs For Seniors... What Wigs Are Best?

Posted on February 24 2019

Wigs are a great solution to get perfect hair for any woman.  With the growing population of seniors, the demand for wigs and hairpieces is definitely on the rise!  But women classified as Seniors are not going over that hill without a fight.  More women over the age of 60 are looking at least 10-15 years younger because of the increasing focus on taking care of the body and mind.  Great hair is also a huge part in looking and feeling younger.  Wigs for seniors are basically any wig! 

Best Wigs for Older Women

 

Wigs for Seniors - Raquel Welch's Stowstopper

 

We are seeing a trend toward the more fashion forward wigs and hairpieces for senior women. The wig trend for younger women of all ages celebrity or not is also gaining momentum, so it is not wonder that older women are on the bandwagon. Many celebs are talking about their wig habit quite openly..actually, almost shouting it from the rooftops as their wigs and hairpieces are a big part in why their hair looks flawless!  This definitely makes the trend spread more quickly. 

Hairpieces for Senior Women - Christie Brinkley's Natural Tone Hair Wrap

 

The days of going shorter and more matronly just because you’re are maturing… gone!  Fine wine gets better with age.  We can too!

One good rule of thumb is to pick out your favorite facial feature and find a style to highlight it.  You don’t have to get an “old lady” cut or length just because you are over 60.  You won’t find wigs for seniors because you can choose any wig you like!  I mean…. Have you seen how amazing Raquel Welch looks in all her wigs?  Okay… there is only one Raquel, but we can look as good by following her lead on some simple things to keep in mind:

 

  • Keep it Simple! – feel comfortable in your style.  Don’t succumb to the “rules” of aging that you feel you have to adhere to.  If you like your hair a bit longer… go for it!  Stay simple and true to yourself.  You know what works for you. Don’t go crazy, though! Leave that to Lady Gaga.  Upgrade your own style 😉
  • Go for a Natural Looking Hairline -  Say it with me….."Lace front!"  it is so important to have a natural hairline. This is huge for your confidence in wearing wigs. Lace front wigs come in human hair wigs and synthetic wigs. They make all the difference if the hairline of the wig is going to be visible at all.  Rule of thumb: if the hairline shows…make sure it’s lace front.
  • Don’t go too Bulky at the Crown – Lots of women think height at the crown gives a fuller look...however, it has a tendency to scream wig!  Fullness should be even on the top and not give a bouffant look at the crown.
  • Don’t Think age appropriate means ‘Short’ – Short wigs can be fun and gorgeous on many women…but make sure a short style works for your face shape and style.  A short wig on the wrong face shape can add years to your look.  Not exactly the look we are going for!
  • Color is Key! – Although Grey is the new black as the grey color trend for younger women sweeps the globe, don’t feel like you have to go grey just because you are a ‘woman of a certain age’.  You can pull of most any color at almost any age.  This is a fact! I get that you can embrace your silver locks with style if you are a confident woman… go for it!  But for those of us who don’t want to go gently in to that silvery night…. Play with color that makes you feel younger!

 

Wigs and Hairpieces Senior Women

 

So wigs for seniors are not old lady wigs.  They are all the top brands and the latest styles that everyone else is wearing.  Break free from the stereotype in your mind that just holds you back! Look for a hairstyle that you feel compliments your face shape and matches your lifestyle. Whether you go with a gray wig or finally go for it with that vibrant red you have always wanted to try..the key is confidence! There are no rules anymore.  Own it and wear it with style!

 Are you a Senior Woman? We'd love to get your thoughts!  Please comment below:

 

10 comments

  • The Wig Experts: September 09, 2021

    Hello Karen,

    We would LOVE to assist you in getting into a piece that fits your needs.

    In order to do so, we would need more information from you. So to better assist you, please call us at 1-800-581-2001 at your earliest convenience so that we can go over some styles and colors with you!

    You may also book a virtual consultation. Virtual consultations give you the option of doing a one-on-one zoom with one of our experts. This then allows us the opportunity to show you how to measure, go over styles, and color options; as well as answer any questions you may have.

    If this is something you are interested in, let us know and we will gladly set up a time to meet with you.

    If you would like to speak to us directly, need immediate assistance or would like to book a consultation, please call toll-free 1-800-581-2001 (outside the U.S., please call 1-214-443-4848). We are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CST.

    Best Regards,
    The Wig Experts

  • Karen Kreuter: September 07, 2021

    I am 78 year old female with very thin hair My face is somewhat long but not overly I’d like to have a lace front and minimal hair as I’m so use to thin hair I’ve bought two and my face gets lost due to too much hair I’m looking for short with bangs either forward or back style My hair is styled back pls help. Pls help. Thankyou

  • The Wig Experts: July 28, 2021

    Hello Ginger,

    We have a number of options that may be suitable for you! We have a number of short styles that come in mono-top or hand-tied cap constructions that would offer less density and a more natural appearance. We recommend to call us directly or visit the bottom of our website to book a face-to-face virtual consultation. One of our Wig Experts would be happy to help pick the perfect style for you!

    We are pleased to offer you the benefit of licensed cosmetologists on staff ready to assist you and provide expert advice on color and style. If you would like to speak to us directly, please call toll-free 1-800-581-2001 (outside the U.S., please call 1-214-443-4848). Licensed cosmetologists are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 6:30PM CST.

    Best Regards,
    The Wig Experts

  • Ginger: July 28, 2021

    I’m 82, my hair is whitish grey, very thin. Heart shaped s face. Looking for a short light grey wig.

  • The Wig Experts: April 05, 2021

    Hello Jean,

    We would recommend making sure the adjustable straps are let out all of the way on the back of your style. We would also recommend using tape or adhesive to help give your piece a more secure fit.

    We also now offer virtual consultations! If you would like to set up an appointment for a virtual one on one consultation please let us know! We would be happy to walk you through measuring, selecting suitable toppers or wigs for you, and answering any questions may have.

    To speak to us directly, please call toll-free 1-800-581-2001 (outside the U.S., please call 1-214-443-4848). Licensed cosmetologists are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 6:30PM CST.

    Best Regards,
    The Wig Experts

  • Jean Marshall: March 31, 2021

    I’ve lost most of my hair, due to a car wreck. I am over weight and even the large wigs I wear (worn wigs for 26 yrs.) still slip up on the back of my neck. I like the short salt/pepper styles. Please help me. I’ve been paying over $300. Per wig. Thank you.

  • The Wig Expert: March 23, 2021

    Hello Ginny,
    We would love to assist you! We are pleased to offer you the benefit of licensed cosmetologists on staff ready to assist you and provide expert advice on color and style.

    We also now offer virtual consultations! If you would like to set up an appointment for a virtual one on one consultation please let us know! We would be happy to walk you through measuring, selecting suitable toppers or wigs for you, and answering any questions may have.

    To speak to us directly, please call toll-free 1-800-581-2001 (outside the U.S., please call 1-214-443-4848). Licensed cosmetologists are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 6:30PM CST.

    Best Regards,
    The Wig Experts

  • Ginny izzie: March 22, 2021

    I have been losing my hair and what is left is very brittle .My face is round and I’m over weight help

  • The Wig Experts: November 23, 2020

    Hi Guadalupe,

    We understand that entering the Alternative Hair World can be intimidating. However, we’d love to help you every step of the way when it comes to choosing the best piece that suits your needs. We offer phone consultations where one of our Wig Experts provides recommendations and answers any questions you may have.

    If you’d like to give us a call we are available Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM at 800-581-2001

    Best Regards,
    The Wig Experts

  • Guadalupe : November 23, 2020

    I have lost my hair to chemotherapy, I would like to wear a wig. I just don’t know how to wear it.

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