This is a recurring topic that has come up nearly every week as new wig wearers are confronted with this issue for the first time. What do I say when someone compliments my hair? How do I handle critiques from friends or family who seem to want to discourage me from wig wearing? Should I go ahead tell my family and close friends? How should I handle telling (or not telling) work colleagues? There is no one answer to any of these questions. Only you know the best way to answer because only you know your level of confidence and the dynamics of your personal and professional relationships.
The other recurring topic is romantic relationships. How and when— you should bring this up. It is tricky because trust places a huge role here. I’d certainly not make it a conversation on a first or even second date. After all, if this is someone you don’t know well; and may not see again, why put yourself through that stress? Now, the tricky part. If you do progress to a more serious relationship, an intimate relationship, then how do you prepare your partner ahead of time, or do you have to do that? Unfortunately, there are no rules about this, and it comes back to you, your trust level with the person, and your confidence that you are more than your hair.
If you do get to that point and are still not ready to have the wig discussion, there is one thing my friend recommended that worked for her and allowed her time to ease her way into having the conversation. When they got to the time when she knew their relationship had progressed to the next phase, intimacy, yet she was still not ready to have the wig talk, she told her partner that she had hair extensions and to keep his hands out of her hair. Plain and simple, and that is what happened. She offered no other explanation until she was ready to, and that was weeks down the road when she was sure their relationship was one she wanted to cultivate.
You can do as she did, or you can just say upfront that you are wearing a wig, so please don’t mess with it and offer no further information. However, saying that will, in all likelihood, bring questions, so make sure you are ready to answer them. If you are in the early stages of dating, there are ways to secure your wig to keep it looking natural until you do get to a more serious point in your relationship.
What about your work colleagues? You can handle that situation any way you think is best. Depending on the change in your look, if it is noticeable, you will most certainly have someone confront you about it or make a comment. Only you know your work situation. If it’s just going to a lower-density wig you are trying that is much like your bio hair, then you might not need to say anything. And I take this opportunity to remind you of something that you already know—people are much too concerned about their looks and life to dwell too much on others. We are our own worse critics.
If you love wigs and want to wear different styles and colors regularly to work, then you’ll have to go for it and tell everyone what you’re doing, and in a week or so, it will no longer be a topic. This is the jumping into the fire with both feet approach. Some people can handle it, and some rather not take this approach. Only you can decide.
Be ready for this person: you will run into someone, be they family, friend, or co-worker, who will have something to say. Some people seem to think that their mission in life is to offer their opinion on everything, whether they know anything about the topic or not. In the case of wigs, I’ve found that those who know nothing about them that feel they must give their critique. Be ready for them. They will ask questions, comment on the color or style, ask you the cost, and in general make you uncomfortable if you let them. I have found a few well-chosen sentences can usually shut them down. Here are some retorts that I’ve heard used over the years by seasoned wig wearers when asked questions.
“Why yes, it is a wig. Do you have wig or hair styling experience?”
“If you’re interested, I can send you some information.”
“Costs vary. I can point you to a few good websites if you need more information.”
“People wear wigs for all sorts of reasons. I am grateful that I have such great options.”
“I like being a blonde, but hold on, I could show up as a redhead tomorrow.”
Until next time,
Vickie Lynn saying,
Pull out that little bit of the magical witch in you and stand tall.
If you are looking for a voluminous wavy wig with the capability of multiple styles, we have two new wigs just for you! We are delighted to introduce Twix and Amber Rock from the BelleTress Collection.
Twix is chic, cool, and extremely stylish! The monofilament part and the lace front create a natural hairline and versatility of off-the-face styling options. The famous BelleTress proprietary silky fiber adds a soft and luxurious feel to the skin.
This shorter version of the Twix by BelleTress is sure to impress. This is chic, cool, and extremely stylish! The monofilament part and the lace front create a natural hairline and versatility of off-the-face styling options. The famous BelleTress proprietary silky fiber adds a soft and luxurious feel to the skin.
Now, let's meet Carrie Lite - Petite, Cameron Lite - Petite, and Miranda Lite.
Carrie Lite - Petite, Jon Renau’s best-selling shoulder-length bob, gets the ultimate upgrade to achieve a new level of luxury with a SmartLace™ Lite cap. Carrie Lite Petite features Remy human hair, a seamless ear-to-ear lace, a hand tied mono top that allows for multi-directional parting, and light hair density for the most natural look.
One of Jon Renau's most popular SmartLace™ Lite bobs is now available in a petite sized cap. With light hair density and a unique lace front that extends from ear to ear for the most realistic hair line, Cameron Lite - Petite is a timeless style with elegant layers and refined length. Her mono top and 100% hand tied cap provide the appearance of natural hair growth.
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One of Jon Renau's most popular SmartLace™ Lite bobs is now available in a petite sized cap. With light hair density and a unique lace front that extends from ear to ear for the most realistic hair line, Cameron Lite -Petite is a timeless style with elegant layers and refined length. The non-slip silicone nape ensures a snug fit while polyurethane ear tabs allow for the most flexibility. Her mono top and 100% hand tied cap provide the appearance of natural hair growth.
Miranda by Jon Renau is a sophisticated long layered style now available in a SmartLace™ Lite cap. The SmartLace™ front looks like a natural hairline and the monofilament part allows for a very natural part. The non-slip silicone nape ensures a snug fit while polyurethane ear tabs allow for the most flexibility. Miranda pairs effortless natural grace with sophistication.
Carrie Lite-Petite, Jon Renau’s best-selling shoulder-length bob, gets the ultimate upgrade to achieve a new level of luxury with a SmartLace™ Lite cap. The non-slip silicone nape ensures a snug fit while polyurethane ear tabs allow for the most flexibility. Carrie Lite Petite features remy human hair, a seamless ear-to-ear lace, a hand tied mono top that allows for multi-directional parting, and light hair density for the most natural look.
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This burst of pastel rainbow hues on platinum blonde hair is a fantasy look that’s as real as ever thanks to a smooth top, monofilament center part, and lace front hairline. The Tru2Life heat-friendly synthetic fiber lets you change it up from straight to wavy in a flash.
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We've stoked the fire on your not-so-secret attraction by adding a 100% hand-tied cap to really kick the romance into high gear. This style has a low-density, lighter weight look to fawn over with the same monofilament top you've come to love!
This flattering favorite you'll turn to time and again - day or night! This versatile chameleon of a style complements any outfit thanks to its features that you can "zhuzh up." Its flexibility also allows you to wear this style smooth and polished. It has a hint of length around the face, and a monofilament part that extends to the crown with a cute texture at the nape.
You will be amazed at this time-saving stunner. With built-in lift throughout this style, it is a low-density, long page look you'll love. Better yet, it styles in seconds! It is airy and comfortable for all-day wear. This style will be your new ready-to-go favorite.
This is a tale of carefree elegance. Untold Story is completely hand-tied with a monofilament top for uncontrived beauty. Turn the page on boring with an elegant eyelash bang, and the flair of textured ends that flaunt a subtle flip. With natural looking layers, this style delivers body without bulk.
This ultra-light sculpted short style is a modern classic with all of the best features. It has a hand-tied top to let you part wherever you like, and creates a natural look with an extended lace front. This style is low in density and has airy movement. There are side-sweeping bangs to flatter and frame the face and features a neck-hugging nape. It is a polished, tailored style that's ready to go... you deserve all the best!
These soft salon-inspired barrel curls are so flattering and so easy to make your own! This low-density style is surprisingly versatile. Simply mist this style to bring out the texture or brush through for a fuller, sophisticated look. The lace front hairline runs from ear to ear, and the mono part extends all the way to the crown for a very natural part line. It also gives you the ability to wear off of the face, or with a sweeping bang.
It's easy to fall for this short, textured shag. The modern movement comes from the all-over layering, and expertly tapered ends. From the volume at the crown of this style, the chin-length layers that frame the face, a charming eyelash bang, and a razor cut nape, you will love everything about this soft, casual cut.
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Onda by Ellen Wille is a wavy bob wig that falls just above the shoulders. This petite/average synthetic wig features a soft lace front and monofilament part for ultimate comfort while giving you the natural look you desire. Part of the Modixx Collection, Onda is available in a selection of beautifully blended and unique colors.
Ferrara is a shoulder-length synthetic wig with incredibly flattering layers all over and a slight flip that compliments any face shape. Ferrara features an extended lace front that gives the appearance of a natural-looking hairline extending from ear tab to ear tab and a full monofilament top that offers parting and styling versatility. Get ready to feel beautiful in this new flirty style which is part of our Ellen Wille high energy Modixx Collection.
Piemonte Super from our Modixx collection radiates chic hair energy! A synthetic modern bob that seduces. Piemonte includes a lace front that mimics a natural hairline and a full monofilament top to allow for versatile parting. Includes a partially hand-tied cap design that allows for movement and a lightweight density.
Rimini Mono by Ellen Wille is a part of our high energy Modixx collection. This short tapered pixie with textured layers creates a timeless style. The lace front provides multiple styling options while providing an extremely natural looking hairline. Her monofilament top offers parting versatility and wefted back provides comfort while allowing for additional stretch. Rimini looks stunning sleek and smooth or styled with some texture.
Rica by Ellen Wille is a short shag style with flared ends in the back. This synthetic wig features an extended lace front for a natural-looking hairline appearance extending from ear tab to ear tab and a monofilament crown. This modern shag is ideal for a petite to average head size and is a part of the Ellen Wille high energy Modixx Collection.
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Jon Renau has developed a new line of toppers that help naturally thin or thinning hair and handle beginning to advance hair loss stages. Our toppers are available in various colors and styles, taking the stress from your search for the perfect solution to fit your hair styling needs. They’re tailor-made for anyone seeking a natural complement to their everyday look and for those wishing for younger-years hair.
Top Coverage is best for those looking for the full coverage of a wig and the natural look of our SmartLace™ design while giving the option to incorporate their own hair into any style. This clip-in synthetic topper is designed for those in the advanced stage of hair loss and creates coverage and volume in seconds. The polyurethane tape in the front and sides allow the clips to be removed and adhesive to be applied. Available in 12- and 18-inch lengths.
Top Coverage Wavy is best for those looking for the full coverage of a wig and the natural look of our SmartLace™ design while giving the option to incorporate biological hair into any style. This clip-in wavy synthetic topper is designed for those in the advanced stage of hair loss and creates coverage and volume in seconds. The polyurethane tape on the front and sides allows the clips to be removed and adhesive to be applied. Available in lengths of 12 and 18 inches.
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This modern top piece blends in with your own hair to create a look that’s perfectly beYOUtiful. Wear for coverage or to change up your look. Adding a professionally cut bang is now as simple as 1, 2, 3. To attach, simply clip in the perimeter pressure-sensitive clips, finger style and go! Your dream do is now a dream come true.
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Before I got into wigs, literally and figuratively, I never gave much thought to the size of my head. After all, a head is a head, I thought. How wrong I was. No two heads are exactly the same. That would be a rare find. Though specific measurements might match, back, across, around, etc., you do not measure crown to chin, across the cheekbones, or pay much attention to the forehead. You might think, what does a face have to do with wigs? I thought this was going to be about wig caps.
It is not only about wig caps, but about your entire head—and of course, that includes your face. So, when you get a wig home, and it does not resemble the look you saw online or in a magazine, and you wonder why—I can tell you. It might be because your head and face structure/shape is nothing like the model’s face. No, I don’t mean looks—is she younger, prettier, not as pretty as you, etc.? I mean the actual face.
And now the hard questions. The ones you need to think through to be happy with your wigs. And that is the name of the game. You want your wig to be part of you, to reflect you, work with your look, not alter your look poorly. As you think of the wigs you own, what didn’t work, what did, you will likely have figured some things out already. If you are consistently unhappy with your wig choices, I have come up with some questions that might help you.
- Are you wearing a wig that flatters your face shape?
- Do you have a longer or shorter than average neck? If so, the wig will fall differently on you and will be longer or shorter on you than maybe you expected if you based your choice entirely on the model.
- Are you picking a wig strictly for the color and style without reflecting on how it will enhance your looks?
- Will a lot of hair on the sides make your wider face look winder than you like?
- If you have a longer, thinner face, will that long straight style pull your face down more?
- Do you work at an office all day, and will those curls on that longer style end up a bunched-up mess from rubbing against your collar for 8-9 hours?
- Does that short style that looked so cute on the model make you look “all face” because your face is bigger and your features are not as petite as the model?
- Will too much hair on top overwhelm your petite stature and face and make you look like Barbie?
One thing that also helped me was to try on different styles, lengths, and colors in a wig boutique to get a better idea of what worked. Then armed with that knowledge, I knew I could order wigs from good companies like Wig Studio 1 and feel confident that I was getting the right ones for me and at a better price! I know that not everyone lives near a wig boutique and, there will be more trial and error and maybe a few returns before you work it out.
The other error we often make is trying to go back in time to the style and color you had when “I had good hair” and while that may work now, it may not. We age, lose collagen in our faces, our complexion changes, and what looked good on us ten years ago, may not work so well now. Also, hairstyles change. I saw a picture of myself from my college days and gasped. Geez, did I ever have big hair! I would look ridiculous in that style today. So, don’t go back in time, create the “you” for today.
With all that said, head measurements do, of course, play an important role. There are some great videos about how to measure your head, and that should be your first base—know if you are truly average, and if you are in-between, learn how to alter the cap to suit you better, and there are videos on that as well.
Don’t settle for just okay in style or comfort. You deserve better. You deserve to love your wig and love your look. It can be done!
Until next time, Happy September, and I’ll soon be looking at the fall styles, how about you?
*with thanks to In Touch Salon Spa who published the information on face shapes that helped confirm my research.