With anything in life, you shop around. A dentist, a Pilates instructor, the best pair of jeans, the strongest coffee—as a consumer it is your right to find the best quality and the best price in the market, and then remain as loyal as you’d like to be to your chosen brand. Choosing a wig store should not be any different.
Shop for a Wig Store
Except it is because the market is so much smaller and you will have fewer wig stores to choose from than pharmacies or grocery stores. That does not mean you should not look. Wigs are investment pieces and you deserve to be able to do your research about when and where you are purchasing one from.
At Wig-A-Do, we hope we can be your chosen wig store, and if not, we want to at least give you an idea of what you deserve when shopping for both a wig and a store you love.
Quality Service and Products
Professionals at wig stores are generally licensed, hairstylists. Not only does this help them serve you better and care for your wigs with skill, but it also assists with running the business smoothly. Licensed hairstylists have been through training and likely have experience in the industry outside of wigs, which makes them great employees and customer service providers as well.
Having resources in-house to repair or restyle your wigs is a feature of a quality wig shop. This requires hairstylists on staff to update the wigs properly. They need the skills anyone would bring to a haircut and style, even if it’s just on a wig.
These stylists should also be experts at fitting the wig. Not everyone’s head is shaped the same, and therefore it is essential to pay attention to a good fit, both for comfort and for consistent style throughout the day. Wig shop employees must be able to assess a fit that will not cause damage to the scalp, discomfort around the edge of the wig, or damage to any natural hair under the wig.
Your wig shop should offer a wide selection of sizes, styles, and materials for you to choose from. This will allow you to pick one that complements both your skin and face shape, but also provides you with a wide price range to shop within. Limited selections may leave you feeling like you’ve settled.
Other products should be available at the store as well. These may be products to care for your wig like shampoo. They also may be to care for you, such as turbans or caps for when you’re not wearing a wig.
Many wig shops have staff who have been through hair loss themselves, either through chemotherapy, alopecia, or other injury or illness. They should understand what you are going through and be sensitive to your situation. Many of these staff members get into the wig business because they have the skills and the compassion to really care for their customers.
If you enter a wig shop and get a funny feeling about it, look around for these obvious red flags. If you spot them, it’s time to head out and keep shopping for a wig shop you love:
- Limited inventory
- All inventory is very pricey, even synthetic wigs
- No licensed professional hairstylist on staff
- The experience feels like rushed retail rather than a relaxed salon trip
- No one seems to care about what you’re dealing with. Whether dealing with hair loss is new in your life, or just part of your routine at this point, it’s a topic that deserves sensitivity.
What You Can Expect From Us
At Wig-A-Do, we believe we exemplify all the qualities of a wig shop you’ll love. After serving customers for almost 50 years, we have the experience to select, fit, and style hairpieces for our customers. With pieces that will work on women, men, and children, we want to see everyone leave our doors looking and feeling their best.
Our selections span the industry so you find exactly what you’re looking for. We carry styleable human hair wigs. These can be curled, straightened, and sometimes dyed. Our selection also includes monofilament wigs, lace fronts, hairpieces, and extensions as well as turbans.
Shopping at Wig-A-Do should be as fun and transformative as any hair appointment. We are happy to throw private parties for groups as well, including support groups or those getting ready for events.
For those out there that want to see all the things that we are able to offer you and live in the Willingboro, NJ, and Pennsauken, NJ area feel free to:
Give us a call at (856) 235-3534! or contact us through our Contact Form or stop on in.