Your wigs are nothing without a good head under them – and when they can’t be on yours, get them a good faux head. Wig stands are a necessary accessory to keep your wigs in good shape while also keeping your hair organized.
Make It Part of Your Decor
If you’re an avid wig wearer, you’ve probably seen a celebrity or Hollywood wig collections arranged on classic stands around a beauty vanity. This absolutely has a cool interior design vibe that you can master with the right wig stands.
Opt for minimalist wig stands with smooth wood faces or white cotton heads that will provide a uniform look amongst your colorful wigs. If possible, choose wig stands with varying heights to add some visual interest to your collection.
When you choose a wig stand with a face – such as a Styrofoam head – it can give you an edge when styling on the stand. Feel free to mark it up to match your own face. Note where your eyes are or draw a line at your actual chin height.
Then, when you braid or pin the wig up you can use the faux face or your guide marks to make sure you are fitting the style to your own face. While styling on a wig stand might be easier than curling hair on your head, it can be difficult to get your proportions right. Faces help.
Choose a heavier wig stand in a heat-resistant material for styling. You will want to be able to stand up to tugging, brushing, and pinning without falling over.
If you choose to heat style your wigs, using something such as a Styrofoam wig stand while curling or straightening your wig is a recipe for disaster. Instead, choose a wig stand that is made of wood, heat-resistant fabric, or metal to prevent damaging melting.
Not every wig needs to be on display, and not every home has space for that anyway. That’s why hanging wig stands that hold one or two wigs or hats and loop over your closet bar for simple storage are your next best bet. These let the wigs lay slightly flat, so you could hang several of these together for excellent storage. The hair is also permitted to hang loose or covered in a hairnet, so there is no risk of it wrinkling or creasing like storing in boxes.