What are Your Wig Expectations?
Wig Shown Above: Applause by Raquel Welch
How do we deal with false expectations? The best way is to be honest with ourselves. Is our face too round for that style that we love so much on the model? Is our neck shorter than the model’s and therefore, making the wig longer on us, perhaps hitting us farther below the chin then we would have liked? Does that long hair on the model, so appropriate for her face shape, make our face look as if it is dragged downward? Does that pixie style on the model with the cute petite face make our larger and/or rounder face look even more so? What about color? Do we know our best colors or are we open to making a few trial and error purchases?
Reality—that is the thing most of us want—we want to look as if we are not wearing a wig, so that means we need to wear the style and color that suits us best. We want people to look at us and see us, not see a wig. As to age bias, it is not to say that no one over a certain age should rule out all longer wigs, or certain styles, not at all. We just need to be comfortable with what we will look like in those lengths and styles.
As you have likely heard or read, it is important to see real people in these wigs and that is why I always encourage everyone to look for the wig that you like on every available media outlet. See it in different lights and on different people. Get the model’s photo out of your head and try to see how it will look on you. You can see lots of different styles and faces on the Wig Studio 1 YouTube Channel.
We know more than we realize. We all know that our face changes with age. Our skin color even changes as pigments fade, and the muscle tone in our face is less defined. We have that to deal with, along with the development of creases and wrinkles. But a good wig choice can make all the difference in how you look.
Yes, the first time out of the house with your first wig can bring you to your knees. No matter how good you think you have secured it, how good it feels, or how good you believe you look in the style or color, you begin to doubt. Doubts lead to fear, and fear leads to paralysis. Remember that most people are too busy worrying about what they look like or what they are having for dinner, or if they need to lose ten pounds. So, the sooner you can get out there and go about your life in your wig, the better. It will just become part of you, and one day you won’t think about it at all. You’ll just be glad you look so nice and that it didn’t take an hour to fix your hair.
My favorite go-to wig below:
Muse Wig by Raquel Welch
Until next time,