Customers have many different reasons for purchasing wigs, but there are always some important things each customer should know before their first consultation.
For “real hair” wigs, four basic types of human hair are used: Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and European/Caucasian. European/Caucasian hair is generally considered the strongest and most durable type of hair for wigs. However, wigs of this hair are also among the most difficult to obtain, which makes them more expensive than other types.
Often, the best way to determine the ideal type or style of wig is by the shape of one’s face. There are seven basic face shapes, although not everyone can be classified perfectly under just one of the categories:
“Oval” faces are generally the widest at the cheekbones, and the width of the forehead and jawline are at least close to being equal. Those with oval faces may find almost any hairstyle suitable, and will have a wide array of options from which to choose.
“Square” faces narrow very little from the forehead to the jawline, and their jawlines may be angled sharply at the corners. Those with square faces may want to avoid wigs which have blunt bangs, center parts and jaw-length bobs. Wigs with side-swept bangs are recommended, as short and medium lengths will work quite well with this type of face.
“Round” faces are widest at the cheekbones and tend to narrow slightly at both the forehead and jawline. Generally speaking, round faces tend not to have any “angles,” and ear-length hairstyles should be avoided for this shape. This is not to say that all short-length styles should be avoided; it’s simply recommended that they be longer than ear-length. Styles that add volume, especially to the top of the head, are ideal. Side-swept bangs also look well for this shape.
“Triangle” or “pear-shaped” faces seem narrower at the forehead and the widest at the jawline, which itself may be angular or even rounded. Styles for this shape should also provide volume to the top of the head, and chin-length styles should generally be avoided.
“Inverted triangle” or “heart” shapes are the opposite of triangle shapes, and have wider foreheads and narrower jawlines. Those with this shape may enjoy chin- and jaw-length bobs more than other styles. Long hair that is curly or wavy also works well.
One of the rarer types of face shapes is the “diamond” shape. This shape features a narrow forehead and jawline, but wider cheekbones. Although those with diamond face shapes may want to avoid center parts, shorter hair styles will certainly work best.
No matter what type of wig you need, give us a call today at (856)-235-3534 to help you choose among the best wig choices. We look forward to hearing from you!
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