January 28, 2014

New Hair Society Products!!

We know it's tough not being able to buy the Hair Society Collection online but it IS Ellen Wille's luxury collection and they like to keep it exclusive. But it IS still easily available to you!! You can of course buy it over the phone or drop us an email for prices.

The new brochure has arrived and there are some absolutely stunning new styles available! We have lots of customers who love this range and we know they will be excited about the wonderful new creations!

Below we have Lounge. This is very Beyonce Knowles! Lovely layering gives a fabulous shape to this stunning long wig.  As always with the Hair Society wigs, the cap is 100% hand tied. This is the very best you can buy.  The lace front as you can see is invisible and the hair looks like it is growing from the scalp. It has a fully hand tied mono top which again gives the appearance that the hair is growing from the scalp. This is our new favourite in the Hair Society Collection. 

 

Below is Star. Bob style wigs are an eternal favourite with customers so we know, like the Icone, that this one will be popular! 100% hand crafted to the highest standards with an invisible lace front and mono top, just like all the other wigs in this collection this fabulous style is a real eye catcher!

Bloom (below) has gentle volume on top and is flatteringly longer into the neck. Again, 100% hand tied just like the other wigs in this prestige collection.

Of course, the usual firm favourites are still available, Icone and Affair.  You can be sure of the high quality of this collection. Please call or email for information. 

 

January 05, 2014

New Wigs Arriving Soon

We always love it when new brochures come out featuring new wig styles and colours.  We love it even more when new collections are produced, particularly when those collections include a completely new type of fibre! 

Let us introduce you to the 'High Tech Hair' wigs by Gisela Mayer which will be available from us very soon! At first glance, it would seem they are simply heat resistant wigs but do not be fooled! This new collection is made from fibre which can be treated just like your own hair but the big difference is that it doesn't need heat to re-style it! If you have been impressed by the heat resistant fibre that has come onto the market these past few years then you will really love the fabulous High Tech Collection.

Of course, we love heat resistant wigs because they give another option to the wearer.  They tend to last that little bit longer and can be restyled with heated appliances but of course the heat must not be too extreme or it can still damage the hair and knowing just what level of heat is considered OK to use and what should be avoided is a bit of a minefield. The one thing that takes this new collection into the big league is that re-styling can be done with COOL appliances. In fact, they do not need heat at all giving a longer lasting, hassle free wig which will not inadvertently get damaged as no heat is required. 

All wigs in this collection are pre-styled and will dry in the same style they were purchased in unless you choose to change the style yourself! 

Not only is the fibre used to manufacture these wigs top quality, but the cap construction of each wig is the highest quality available. All feature a lace front giving an invisible hairline allowing the hair to be swept off the face without fear of the wig cap showing. They also have a 100% hand tied base for a lightweight finish. The monofilament top is completely hand tied and looks as if the hair is growing from the scalp. 

We can only embrace new initiatives and congratulate Gisela Mayer on their contemporary ideas and for offering a range of different wigs to suit every face shape and every pocket. 

This fabulous new collection will be available from us soon. 

 

September 19, 2013

Be aware.....

It has come to our attention that there are several websites springing up which appear to be from the UK but are in fact from China. These websites advertise top range products - and indeed take pictures of the wigs off ours and may other UK based websites to use on their own.The prices are well below the usual selling price.  As the old saying goes, if it appears to be too good to be true then it probably is!  Most online stores sell for similar prices.  If you see a site selling wigs well under price then it most likely isn't the wig you're going to get!! We have spoken to customers who have purchased from these stores only to find that the wig bears no resemblance to the to one they thought they were going to get. They are inferior quality and you are best to give them a wide berth! 

Any doubts give us a call. 

August 29, 2013

Heat Defiant Wigs

How to Care for Heat Defiant Wigs

The Three C's

CURL 
• Comb hair to makes sure there are no tangles
• Take a small section of hair (Smaller section  of hair will result in tighter curls,  large section of hair will result in looser curls. 
• Put hair section into curling iron, smooth through to the ends to avoid any frizz, roll up towards the cap of the wig.
• Hold for approx  15-20 seconds, release curl gently into your hand and then....

CLIP
• Holding curl in your hand, gather up towards the cap and clip

 

COOL


• Allow curl to cool completely before removing clip and then gently let the curl hang naturally.
• HD hair can be combed ( but it is best to use fingers or a wide tooth comb).

 

FLAT IRON - curling tongs


• Take small” section of hair, starting approx 2" away from the cap of the wig (more than 2" is better!) gently smooth the flat iron down towards the ends of the hair. 

• You may need to do this 2 or 3 times if necessary to get the desired result. 


• Allow hair to cool naturally

 

HD Care Instructions


• Gently comb through any tangles using a wide tooth comb.

• Wash with a cap full of shampoo or baby shampoo in cool water
• Rinse thoroughly and squeeze out any excess water 
• Rinse off shampoo and apply conditioner or balsam if desired.
• Pat dry and either let the wig dry naturally or use a dryer.

Tip: We recommend that ONLY a wide tooth comb is used on any wig. Treat Gently! 

 

July 19, 2013

Delivery time scale

You will see that on each item there is a delivery time scale of 4 - 7 working days (sometimes longer as with the Jon Renau products). These tyme scales are accurate. Most of our wigs are in our warehouse in Germany . Once we get your order, we send for your wig. This can take 24 - 48 hours but of course all depends on when the UPS driver arrives and what time of the day you placed your order. If UPS arrives late in the day then the orders do not get dispatched that day.  Please take it that your order will get to you between 4 - 7 working days unless you hear from us to say the wig is not in stock. We know you can't wait to get your new wig and we DO  understand but we get a lot of customers who phone and email after 24 hours wanting to know where their wig is!! Most online wig companies work this way as it is impossible to keep every wig in every colour in stock in our office.. there would be hundreds of thousands of wigs! 

 

Please also remember that you might order late in the day or even at night. We will not pick up your order until the following day, i.e. day 1. Germany are an hour in front of us so no wigs will be sent to us after 2PM (3PM their time).

USA orders take longer. We have to pay tax and duty and the parcels can be held up in customs so please allow up to 10 days.

You can be sure that we will do our best to get the wig to you as soon as possible. We even send my special delivery to make sure you get it quicker. Usually delivery is well within these time scales. 

We have worked this way for many years and it works well. We sell top brand expensive items and we are a small family run business. We cannot work in the same way as a large company like Amazon! 

Thank you for your patience. Rest assured we are doing our best for you at all times. 

 

 

April 10, 2013

Raquel Welch Wigs

The Raquel Welch collection is in the process of being updated. Lots of exciting new models will be out but sadly for some of you, a lot of the older models will be discontinued. The new brochure is not due out until July/August so some of the models are still available for a time even though they WILL be discontinued. A lot of the wigs will still be available but please email and check with us if you need to know about your particular wig.  sales@wigsworld.co.uk

March 25, 2013

Snow!

Please bear with us during this snowy period! We ARE still getting our wigs delivered but it may take a day longer! Our UPS deliveries to us are a little delayed but we are still delivering UK orders in the 4 - 7 day stated delivery time! We also send all wigs by special delivery. Please be flexible! We are doing our very best to ensure your get your wig in the stated time! 

December 12, 2012

Christmas Deliveries

Christmas is fast approaching and we are busy as usual at this time of year! A lot of the popular styles sell out at this time too so you are best to order as soon as possible.  Call us first if you prefer (or email sales@wigsworld.co.uk) and ask for a specific wig and colour. 

We now only charge £3 delivery even though we still send wigs out by special delivery when they arrive at a much higher cost. Our deliveries from our suppliers are by UPS and they are reliable but can be a little later in the day being delivered to us at busy times so please DO remember that delivieries are likely to take a day longer than normal. 

If you are in and doubt please email or call and we will do our best to sort out a wig for you before Christmas but please do this in the next few days to be sure of receiving your wig in time!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful loyal customers for their continued support and to wish all of our customers old and new a very happy Christmas and a healthy new year. 


September 29, 2012

Delivery

We have decided to send parcels by recorded delivery rather than special delivery due to the increase in postal prices. The cost is still subsidised. We will not charge the full amount.  We will also use other carriers in a bid to find the best and cheapest way of getting your items to you. This is likely to take a day longer than special delivery so please order in time if you need your wig for a special occasion. 

September 17, 2012

New Human Hair Wig Collection from Ellen Wille!!

There are never enough human hair wigs available so we are delighted to bring to you a top range of human hair wigs made from remy hair, the New Pure! Human Hair collection. 

So firstly, what is remy hair? 

Remy hair is also called virgin Hair and is the best quality grade of hair for human hair wigs. Unlike a lot of hair used for human hair wigs, remy hair is not stripped of it's cuticle meaning that the hair is much stronger and of a more natural appearance. It is of course more expensive but gives a much better appearance and is softer and more durable. 

So lets have a look at a few wigs from the collection. 


Above we have GLOSS. a 100% hand tied classic chin length bob! Hair length is approximately 25 cm. The fringe can be trimmed by a professional if you wish but do not attempt this yourself! Fully hand tied base with 100% hand tied mono top.


EMOTION (above) is a 45cm wigs with long fringe. Again we have the 100% remy hair with full hand tied sides and back and mono top. 

A lot of the wigs in the new collection now have rooted colours for a more natural look!  We are sure you will absolutely LOVE these new wigs as much as we do!! 

THIS COLLECTION WILL BE ADDED TO THE WEBSITE SHORTLY BUT PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL WITH ANY ENQUIRIES

August 28, 2012

Half Wigs (Band Wigs)

If you have your own hair you may feel you do not need or want a full wig. Half wigs sit on the crown of your head allowing the front half of your own hair to be seen.  

Half wigs vary as some have a band attachment which sits behind the fringe and others have clip attachments with no band and the join needs to be covered with the wearers own hair. 

Click here to see a half wig with a band:

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/hair-pieces/products/colado-band-wig

Click here to see a half wig that attaches with clips and no band:

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/hair-pieces/products/mega-eclipse-half-wig


Half wigs come in one size and will fit a petite head as well as large and average.  They can be worn by people with any length of hair. 

August 15, 2012

What is a Mono Top Wig

Monofilament tops are usually the choice of people who needs wigs on a daily basis. This is because they look far more realistic. The mono area is completely hand tied onto an almost transparent base. The hair is tied on individually giving the appearance that the hair is growing from the head. 


These wigs may be classed as "Medical" wigs but they are for anyone with moderate to severe hair loss and can of course be work by people with their own hair. 

Monofilament wigs ARE more expensive than the more basic wefted wig due to the amount of work that goes in to making the top. Hand tying each hair can takes weeks. The mono top wigs are lighter than the wefted wigs and more comfortable. 


You can view our monofilament wigs by clicking here:

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/mono-wigs

Some wigs have a mono parting rather than a full mono top. Again these are more expensive than the wefted wigs but cheaper than a full top.  For those wanting a realistic top where the parting is shown to be growing from the head, these wigs would be fine and more affordable than a full mono top.

 


August 12, 2012

Do Wigs Itch?

As always, we pride ourselves on being honest and up front about wig wearing and we are here to advise on the not so pleasant side of wig wearing too.  We are not only talking about the wigs we sell but ANY wigs in general. 

Most issues can be solved! 

They CAN itch. 

Customers often ask us if there is anything they can do to stop the itching from a wig. We suggest using a wig cap as this helps, but generally, a new wig will itch a bit but once it gets a little older and has had a wash or two, you will find that the itching will go. You will also become more used to it. Remember,you may never have worn a wig before so it will feel a little strange initially and you will be more aware of it.  This will pass! None of our seasoned wig wearers complain about itching. 

Will My Wig Move Round

Possibly! Wigs WILL move around if they are not fitted properly. Again a cap will help and some people sew small clips into the sides (if they have some of their own hair to attach the clips to) for a more secure fit. You can also use tape or glue to help to secure it. Generally, if you have the wig in place (and the right size) it will be quite secure. Most people do not do anything to anchor the wig down. It stays put on it's own. 

Will It Come off In The Wind

Wind is a wig wearers enemy!! We haven't heard of any coming off but it is the thing that makes most wig wearers worried. If it is secured well enough it shouldn't come off. Some of our customers keep an old wig for the times when they are dog walking, cycling or hiking in bad weather. They can pull a hat on over the top and not worry about causing any friction to the older wig. If worried, use bobby clips to secure your wig  to your own hair if you have some of your own hair, If not try tape. We find the best thing is to just pull up a hood!! 

Will It Stop My Own Hair Growing

If you have lost your hair through chemo, wearing a wig will not stop your own hair from growing back! Do not worry. 

 

We are always happy to hear from yo if you have a problem and need advice. If you have solved any of the wig wearing problems, please let us know your technique to share with others! 

August 07, 2012

What is a Wefted Wig

Wefted wigs are the most basic wig caps.  They tend to be at the cheaper end of the wig scale and more affordable but this doesn't mean you can pick them up for next to nothing! If you pay very very cheap for a wig, generally it will be poor quality. A wefted wig is machine made of strips of material with hair sewn onto them. The top can be an open cap the same as the back and sides or it can also have a solid top. Wefted wigs are popular as a fashion wig for those wanting occasional wear but most wig wearers who need a wig on a regular basis prefer a mono top wig as it looks so much more realistic.  

 

The open wefts allow the head to breathe and are ideal as a fashion wig. These wigs are often frizzed very slightly at the root (or crimped).  This can appear a little "wiggy" in some instances. It is done to stop anyone seeing into the workings of the wig.This way of frizzing the roots is getting to be far less popular and manufacturers are moving with the times and fazing out the more wiggy appearance!

As with all wigs, the wefted wigs have small adjusters at the back. These can be vellcro or they an be small bra strap style fasteners. These can be moved to make the wigs smaller or larger giving a much more comfortable and secure fitting to the wearer. 

Below is a wig called Carrie. This is a wefted wig without any mono part.

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/ladies-wigs/products/carrie

..and Farrah is also a wefted cap wig:

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/ladies-wigs/products/gisela-mayer-wigs-farrah-wig


All wording on this website is original and is protected under UK copyright laws. It is illegal to copy and will affect your google ranking. 




August 01, 2012

What is a Lace Front Wig

There are different types of lace front wigs. Basically, the lace front is completely hand tied onto a very fine mesh which, once put on, looks like the hair is growing from the head. This would be the same type of wig front that you would see Beyonce wearing.

You can view our lace front wigs here:

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/lace-front-wigs

The lace front can be on a fully hand crafted wig where the whole wig is hand tied with a fully hand tied mono top too, similar to the one below. This is the best quality lace front wig available. How the lace is attached can vary from different manufacturers but basically they are all similar. 


You can get lace fronts on a wefted wig with a mono top, similar to the one below. The lace can also vary and this zig zag pattern at the front is quite common and again not detectable when wearing. 

  

You can also get lace fronts on a wefted wig so that the very front of the hair looks like your own hair giving a more realistic and invisible hairline and allowing the hair to be mushed to the side if requird without the cap of the wig being on show. 

 

Most lace front wigs will need no adjustments made and will sit on your forehead as an undetectable line.  Some of the older lace front wigs (which are few and far between) have longer lace at the front which would need trimming back to where you wanted it to be. We do not sell any of these types of wig but for your information these wigs DO still exist and no doubt some people prefer them.  YOu will see rom the image below that the hair looks like it grows from the head. 




July 31, 2012

How to Wear Your Wig

Sounds silly to think that some people do not know how to wear a wig but if you think that you may have never worn a wig before, it can feel a bit daunting actually trying one on and then wearing a wig properly.

Once you have decided to keep your wig, give it a good shake. This wakes up the style and for wigs with a bit of volume, they can actually be transformed by this *shake*!

If you have hair, brush it away from your face and use a wig cap if you wish.  If your hair is short this is not necessary but longer hair may be seen if the wig is shorter, so tuck it away in a cap. If your hair is very long, it is best to section it and then twist it or plait it, wrap it up into a swirl and clip it to your head. Very long thick hair can be a problem with wigs as the wigs are made to fit closely to the head and if there is lots of bulky hair there, the wig will not be able to sit properly. 

Hold the front of the wig with your forefinger and thumb, put the wig up to your head and holding the front of the wig firmly by your forehead, pull the back of the wig onto your head with your other hand.  This may take a few times before you get the hang of it but when you have it will be second nature and you will do it without even thinking about it!

Make sure the side tabs are at the front of your ears and are level.  This is they key to straightening your wig and having it feel comfortable and in place. Do not worry if it doesn't look right immediately, you still have to dress it. 

If there are any stray pieces of your own hair showing, tuck them up under the wig.  You are now ready to comb the hair if you wish but often just running your fingers through it will put everything into place!

There are small adjusters at the back of the wig. These can either be sliders (a bit like a small bra strap) or they can be velcro.  These can be adjusted to make the wig feel tighter or loser and give a more comfortable and secure feel to your wig. 

If you are still unsure or you are having difficulties, go to you tube and type in "how to put on a wig" and there are loads of videos on there giving information on the subject which you may find really helpful. 

July 25, 2012

Human Hair Wigs

Most people when they first lose their hair and know absolutely nothing about wigs will assume that they will need a human hair wig for it to look realistic like their own hair. We are always as honest as possible about wig wearing and we do not want to sell you a wig that would not be right for you.

Firstly, if you want to see our human hair wig collection.. click here:

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/human-hair-wigs

But do you really want or need a human hair wig?

Human hair wigs are notoriously difficult to deal with at first. Once washed they go straight (and have been known to go curly if the donor had curly hair but this is rare!). You will then have to get it back into a style and if you need to blow dry it, it will not stay on your head whilst you do this! They generally will also need cutting into style by a professional when you first get them.  Some of the human hair wigs DO come already styled but even then they really do benefit from a trim to make it look more like *you*. The wigs are generally made from Asian hair which is thicker than European hair so a good cut is often beneficial anyway. European hair wigs are really first class but we have yet to find a good supplier of these so they are quite exclusive and extremely expensive.  

So that's the bad points covered. What about the good.  

Generally human hair wigs will last longer. They do not go frizzy at the ends with wear like the synthetic ones do. You can treat them exactly like your own hair and blow dry them, curl them if you want to, the list is endless. 

We have found that by allowing a human hair wig to dry naturally to about 80% before trying to get it dry is probably the best solution. Hold it in your had to dry and if it has a fringe, put it on your head to dry that part. Once dry you can use heated appliances on your human hair wig if required. 

It has to be said that those customers who DO wear human hair wigs would not like to go back to synthetic but it does take time and effort to learn to deal with your human hair wig. Once you get to this point it really does become very easy to care for your wig. but of course, synthetic wigs really are easier to deal with so the choice is yours! 

We are happy to discuss and questions you may have about human hair wigs. Please call us on 01746 781312 or email us at  sales@wigsworld.co.uk  







July 22, 2012

New Wigs Added

 We have added some new wigs to the website today and will be adding more in the coming days.  Gisela Mayer has brought out a collection of lace front wigs allowing for a parting with the invisible hairline. 

 

You can see from the picture above that the hairline does indeed look very realistic.  The wigs have a full mono top to give the impression that hair is growing from the scalp and looks realistic and undetectable. 

The left hand wig is Soho Chic - see details below:

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/products/soho-chic-mono

The blonde style to the right is called Manhatten Soiree and can be viewed here:

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/products/manhatten-soiree-mono

Keep checking back for new styles ladies!!! 



July 17, 2012

Why You Shouldn't Copy from our Website

It has come to our attention that some website have actually cut and pasted the details from products on our website and put them onto their own! Another website has even stolen some of the wording from our homepage.. this was written from the heart and it's annoying that someone should feel they can just use it as their own. There are a few reasons why this in not the best idea in the world. Firstly, these are our own words and it would be very nice (and professional)  if it was not copied, plagiarism  is becoming a major problem on the internet and is not tolerated by Google.   Any websites that have word for word the same details are penalised and subsequently drop down the ranking. It has been known for website to drop from second or third place on the first page of a google search to page 40. It really is madness that any competitors should blatantly copy. It will badly affect their listing. Obviously we do not want this and no doubt neither does the competitor!  Remember, GOOGLE TAKES A DIM VIEW ON COPYING. IT WILL AFFECT YOUR SITE. Secondly, and by far the most crucial, IT IS ILLEGAL! 

There is enough room on the World Wide Web for all of us. Be Individual! We are!! 

We take the theft of our original work very seriously and would draw to your attention that it is protected under UK copyright law. Please note we will take legal proceeding for compensation if any part of our website, particularly text, are found being used on competitors websites.

July 13, 2012

Ellen Wille Out of the Box Collection

You might be interested to see the photo shoot of the Ellen Wille "out of the box" collection on you tube.. click below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXDFinBBl_0


A few of the wigs on show can be seen here:

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/ellen-wille-wigs


The lovely wavy blonde wig is called Estelle.. often sold out as it is very popular:

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/curley/products/estelle-wig

July 10, 2012

What Size Wig do I Need

 What Size Wig do I Need?

Approx 90% of wig wearers have average fitting wigs. This is approx. 22.5 inches around the hairline or where the hairline should be.

There is not a very big range of wigs for petite sizes or large sizes as the demand is not so great. Manufacturers are getting better with this and more of the small and larger sizes ARE coming onto the market. 

To be sure about size, measure your head using a soft tape measure. Measure around the head, where the hair line is or should be, above the ears and to the front of the forehead (as shown in diagram). 

Petite 20 - 21
 
Average  21.5- 22.5
 
 
Large  23 - 24


Please remember that all wigs have either velcro or slider adjustments at the back enabling the wig to be made smaller or larger. The above is just a guide. 

A few wigs are made in size 18.5 - 19 inches. This size is for either an ultra petite fitting or a child.  We find that generally, children do not wear wigs if they are very young.  

Most of the wigs on our website are average and will fit the majority of wig wearers.  If you need a petite wig or a large wig, the sections for these wigs can be found here:

Large: 
 

Petite:


July 04, 2012

How We Process Your Order

 

We quote a 4 day delivery on most wigs.  This is generally the case but please be aware that it CAN take a day or so longer if UPS do not deliver to us on time. We need to have all parcels packaged and ready for collection by Royal Mail by 3PM. We DO keep a small amount of stock, but it is impossible for us to keep every wig in every colour in stock as we would have hundreds of thousands of wigs and would need a massive storage space!! 

The 4 day quote simply means that if we receive your order at 10AM on Monday, we will have your order sent out by Wednesday. If your order came in on Monday at 8.30PM then, as it is evening time, we cannot begin to process your order until the following day and so your 4 days delivery time would start from the following day. 

Sometimes, the wig you have ordered may not be in stock with our suppliers.  We will notify you of this and give you the opportunity to either wait for the wig to arrive or change your order to a similar model.  An up to date email that you check often is very important. Check your junk folder!  We rarely telephone customers unless they request a call due to the private nature of the product and the fact that some people who buy wigs are discreet and do not want anyone to know they are wearing a wig. We would not embarrass you or put you in an awkward position with work colleagues or friends by calling unexpectedly. 

Also, remember that if you order on Thursday afternoon, the weekend will delay your order.  It is rare a UK customer would wait longer than 4 - 5 working days if the wig is in stock with our suppliers. 

The above information is for UK customers only. International order will take longer.  Again, this varies. It can be 4 - 8 days. On the very rare occasion it can take a little longer if your parcel has to go through customs. 

It is important for us to get your wig to you as soon as possible and we will do our very best to accommodate your delivery requests.

June 27, 2012

Clip In Hair Extensions

At least one person a week calls us in a distressed state to say that glued in hair extensions have broken all of their hair off.  Please do not fret if you have glued in extensions.. professionally done, they are great and should not damage your hair. Do not be tempted to glue them in yourself!

Is there an alternative? Yes!  Clip in hair extensions are great. You can use them for a few hours, all day, all evening or not at all, so they are more flexible that being glued! They cause no damage to the hair and look fantastic. We would not recommend leaving them in to sleep in!

How do they work? 

If you go on You Tube and type in Clip In Hair Extensions, loads of videos will come up explaining how they attach. Basically, you clip them underneath your own hair,  usually level with the ears. Once clipped in, they are undetectable and you end up with those lovely luscious curls, or straight hair, whichever you feel is best for you.

Do I need to Match my Colour?

You need a near match. Some difference will not matter a great deal as we all have different colours underneath our hair. We have lots of shades and the clip in pieces also have several different shades in each piece making it easy to blend in. Click below to see the different types if clip in extensions available. They come in human hair, synthetic, half cap and a pack of several pieces, some large and other small to fill in different areas of your hair. 

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/hair-extensions



June 29, 2012

Ellen Wille Human Hair Wigs

Coming very soon to a website near you! Ellen Wille are about to bring out a fabulous collection of human hair wigs.  Can't wait to see them! 

June 18, 2012

What Style Wig Will Suit My Face

 

We are strong believers in wearing what you feel comfortable in. It could be that a short wig would suit your face but if you really want to wear a longer wig, then that is your personal choice and at the end of the day it is all about personal choice! It could also be that you have something on your face you would like to hide, like a mole on your forehead and of course you would choose a wig accordingly. 

As a guide to what face shapes suit different wigs,here is a short guide to help if you are unsure!  

Round Face

Add height to the wig if you can to give the face less of a rounded look. Big hair at the sides however, will make the face look bigger than it is so wear it flatter to the sides. Longer layers are good! 

Oval face

This is considered the best shaped face and generally you can wear any length or style of wig! Lucky you!! Beyonce would have this shaped face. 

Square Face

As with a round face, height on top will help lengthen this shape of face. Layers and curls can also look good. Comb the hair off the forehead or to the side. This also helps lengthen the face shape. 

Estelle Wig would be good for this face shape


Heart Shaped Face

Styles without too much fringe work well for this shape of face. Shoulder length or longer look great. Code mono below would be perfect. 


Long Face

Long styles will tend to drag this shape of face down and make it look even longer. Shorter styles with fullness at the sides will fatten this face as will a fringe. 

Pear Shaped Face

Create more fullness on top to make your lovely cheekbones more prominent. 





 

June 19, 2012

Top Fillers

 What can you use if you are only losing your hair on top and do not feel you need a full wig?  Well, you can of course wear a full wig if you prefer but there are other options to help.  Top fillers available in human hair and synthetic clip on to the top of your head and fill in the thinning area giving the customer more confidence. 

The fillers come in different lengths but it is often best to have a longer length and get your hairdresser to cut the length into your own style.  Human hair is much better for doing this. Usually the human hair fillers come without a fringe so that one can be created if desired. These pieces are undetectable. 

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/top-fillers

Some of the pieces come on quite small bases, only a few inches wide and approx 4 - 5 inches long. Others are the size of a palm of the hand and cover a wider area.

Most are made on mono caps which give the appearance of skin so the parting looks very realistic. 

Is there a down side to wearing these pieces? Well, yes. The clips that hold the piece in place CAN pull against each other once clipped into the remaining hair and this is turn can pull small strands of hair out. The thing is to be very gentle when taking the piece out as this too can pull at the hair. 

Can they be taped or clipped in? As customers using this piece will have their own hair, the glue would stick into the hair and be awkward to remove. There ARE removers available but the clips are better as the glue will also tug at the hair! Tape does not stick onto existing hair well. 

What does the inside of the piece look like? See below for the mono inside of the piece. 


These pieces also come wefted. Other pieces have a mono area and wefts or lace, see pic below:


What about colour?  Whilst you need a fairy good match for your hair, it really doesn't have to be absolutely exact, particularly if the piece is going to cover over the top of the hair. Most of us have a different colour hair underneath and so it does not appear odd to see a slight difference in colour. If you have an unusual colour hair or difficult to match hair, your hairdresser may be better to match your own hair colour to the colour of the piece, but this is rare!

Unless the piece fits exactly over your own hair, you will need a hairdresser to style the piece for you. Do not attempt to cut the hair yourself. 

June 14, 2012

How Long Will My Wig Last?

We get asked this all the time, but the simple answer is, there is no specific time scale of how long a wig will last! Everyone will wear their wigs in different ways, some every day, others only a couple of times a week. Some customers have a new wig every 2 months, others will only have one a year. No doubt others make them last even longer than that but we find the average time for most customers is around 3 months. Regular wig wearers usually have one every 2 - 3 months. 

There are a few things you can do to make wigs last longer. The less you wash the wig the better.  You only need to wash it about every 14 - 20 days (or if you feel it needs washing). If you only wear your wig twice a week, it will obviously need washing far less. Washing too much will take the goodness out of the wig and it will  soon start to look a bit frazzled! 

A lot of customers ask why wigs go frizzy at the nape. This is due to the friction against your skin and clothes. This is the main reason people change their wig. It doesn't happen with human hair so you may find they will last longer for you. There are sprays to help calm the frizzing, but this will still not make the wigs last much longer. 

Look after your wig. Spray it with leave in conditioner, do not wash too frequently and you will find it looks better longer! 

Most customers would have two wigs at any one time. Some wash and wear them, others keep one for best. Interchanging the wigs can extend the life of them as they are not getting worn as often. In any event having a spare is a good idea. You could damage your existing wig and not have another to wear. It is also a good idea to keep an old one for days when you are out dog walking or need to pull a hat on over your wig. Again, this will help prolong the liofe of your newer wig. 

On saying all of this, it is a very personal thing. It's like shoes. One person could make a pair of shoes last for years whereas another could have worn them out within a month! It's the same with wigs. 

June 11, 2012

New To Wigs?

Are you totally new to wig wearing?  Have you ever even seen a wig before?  It is almost impossible to buy a wig online if you have never even tried one on! Wigs come in different cap constructions, different types of hair, sizes, colours. When you have no idea what size you are or which colour is needed it becomes quite difficult for the customer particularly when colour charts can seem quite alien when you have never had to look at one before and the colours seem as if they are in a foreign language!

Firstly, always go and try a few on in a shop first. This way, you will at least know if you are able to even wear a wig! Some people try them on and immediately know they do not wish to wear wigs. Once you have tried a few on, you will know which styles suit you, what colour to go for and what cap construction suits you best.  All of this information can be found on our blog in more detail. 

When you first put a wig on, it WILL most likely look wiggy!  They key is to realise that, like your own hair, you need to style it a little to make it look more like "you"! When we wake up in the morning, our hair is often quite messy and needs dressing properly. It can be the same with wigs. Whilst most just need a shake and then to be put on, others may need pushing behind the ears, flattening down on top or even a bit of back combing before it looks how you want it to. We are all different in how we want our hair to look so two people buying the same wig may well want wear it differently to the other.  As wigs come in all styles, it is quite easy to find something that looks how you wish your hair to be. 

Generally, once you have the right style, colour, size and cap construction (Phew!) it all drops into place and buying a second wig is easy! Honest!  We are here to help so please call or email if you are unsure about the type of wig you need. 

June 06, 2012

Types of Wig Cap

Monofilament + 100% Handmade


Monofilament wigs that also have the completely hand tied cap are the best quality. This luxury product provides 100% comfort. The mono top is woven onto a fine base and is undetectable to the eye.  It looks like skin and is very realistic. The remainder of the wig is a fine mesh and the hair is hand tied to it making it lightweight. Often, these wigs can also come with a lace front. This means that the lace sits on the forehead and is again undetectable and allows for hair to be swept to the side without the cap of the wig showing. 




Monofilament + Weft


The mono top is woven onto a very fine mesh on the scalp area which is invisible against the skin. These are probably the most popular wigs as they can be cheaper than the 100% hand tied.  The wefted area is machine made with hair sewn to strips of material (ribbons) with gaps to allow the head to breathe. 



100% Hand Tied


The whole wig cap is made of fine mesh.  Whilst this type of wig does not have a mono top, the whole wig is hand tied so still gives the appearance of skin. A lightweight wig.  This is a hand tied wig without the mono top:

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/hand-tied-wigs/products/alba-comfort



Wefted Wig with Mono Parting


Wefting means the thin strips of material (ribbons) that the hair is machine sewn to. This particular cap has a mono parting. Again, this gives the appearance of skin, but usually these wigs are a little cheaper that the full mono top. The parting is not adjustable. This wig has a mono parting:


http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/products/ellen-wille-wigs-pam-wig



Small Mono Part


Wefted wig with small mono area, usually at the crown. 



Wefted


Wefted means strips of ribbon like material which the hair is machine sewn on to. This is the usual construction of a wig and makes it more lightweight and cooler to wear. Wefted only wigs are a cheaper variety of wig cap. People with hairloss who need to wear a wig every day usually prefer a mono top wig as they are more realistic. 



Lace front


Lace front wigs are 100% hand tied as mentioned previously, but with a lace (netted) front to give a realistic *join* at the forehead. These wigs do not need any adjustment to the front of the wig. The lace sits flat to the forehead and is undetectable. It allows for the hair to be swept to the side without the cap of the wig showing. 100% hand tied wigs are made this way giving an invisible line around the forehead. The lace front wigs can vary, for instance, some wigs will just have a lace front so that it looks realistic but then the rest of the wig is wefted.  All of the categories above can also have a lace front. 

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/lace-front-wigs

However, some lace front wigs have lace that is left longer at the front of the wig so that it can be trimmed to the customers desired length. This is usually then glued to the hairline to give a realistic look.   Either way has the same effect. Very few wigs are made this way but there are still a few. Video of how to attach these wigs can be found on You Tube.


June 01, 2012

Ellen Wille Hair Society Collection

The Ellen Wille Hair Society collection is an exclusive collection of 100% hand tied wigs of the highest quality. It includes synthetic wigs, human hair wigs and some top fillers in both synthetic and human hair.  

The collection is not available to buy online anywhere. However, we are official sellers of this collection and will be able to get the products from this brochure for you! Please email or call for details. 

As a little taster of this collection, below is the human hair wig, Prestige. 




Below, synthetic wig Affair:




And below the short wig Zoom... all are 100% hand tied wigs with mono top and lace front. 



June 01, 2012

Gisela Mayer Vision 3000

Gisela Mayer have a new wig collection called Vision 3000. This collection is not available to buy online but if you email or call us we are official re-sellers of this collection and will be able to discuss your requirements.  As with all new collections they DO sell out quicky initially.

We have given you a sneak peak at the collection! The cover shows Angie mono top and lace, the two pic below are of Madison mono and Bobbi mono lace front.


 

 

May 21, 2012

How to Choose a Wig Colour

Understanding wig colours is probably the reason most people call us! if you have never bought a wig before, colours are really difficult to understand. Basically, it is often best to go for a colour similar to your own hair if you do not want to draw attention to the fact you are wearing a wig. If you don't mind who knows then the world is your oyster!

Wig colours are completely different to hair dye colours. Basically, the colour 1 is black, 2 nearly black, 4 dark brown and so on. You then get to blonde colours at colour 20 to 26, copper 27 - 29, auburn 30 - 33. After that, 34 to colour 60 are varying degrees of greys with 60 being white!  So, if you look at colour 12/26/27, this would be the colour 12 (mousy brown) with 26 (honey blonde) and 27 (copper). It basically means it is a mix of the three colours. 


With Ellen Wille colours, most now have a colour name such as tobacco mix and caramel mix. These colours usually have the numbers written underneath. So, for caramel mix, the colours 20.26.14 are used.  Often, the clue is in the name such as expresso mix.. you would guess from the name that the colour will be a dark brown. The colours used for this are 4.6.2 so three of the darker colours are used. 

Generally a mix of colours is used to give a more realistic look. 

The Gisela Mayer colours are more difficult to understand and as yet do not have names. They also add a letter in front of some of their colours. If you see a wig in colour 12 and then another available in G12, they WILL be slightly different but quite often is it slight and the colour 12 still remains the dominating colour. In the case of the letter L, before a colour, this means the hair used is from their Lux colour ring and is nothing to do with the actual shade of the wig! 

If you are really unsure about colours, have a look through the website and see if a colour of any other wig looks like the one you want. If you are able to tell us a wig you like the colour of, we can try to match the colour to the wig you want to purchase.  It may be slightly different but we can usually find something that will be similar and suitable! We try to put the colour shown on each wig details so you will be able to see the different colours available. 

Please DO call us if the colours are difficult to understand. We appreciate that online it is not as easy to select colours from a colour chart. However, if you are completely new to wigs it is often better to go to a shop as not only do you have the colour to contend with but wigs come in different sizes, cap constructions and types.

If the colour you want is NOT on the drop down menu, then that particular wig is not available in that colour. The colour chart is a guide and not every wig comes in every colour. Wigs only come in the colours in the drop down menu on the wig details. 


Wig colours can vary from wig to wig. A long wig may have highlights in different places to a shorter one and indeed even the same wigs can look a little different as each manufactured wig will be made by different people and so the hair will be added in different ways. 

Human hair wig colours are different again. As the hair has to be dyed, each wig can vary in colour depth due to the type of human hair being dyed. All of the human hair blondes tend to be less pale that the synthetic wigs but human hair does fade over time. 

Concerning the "/" in wig numbers, this just means a blend of those two colours, so 12/23 would a base of colour 12 with added highlights of 23.  Sometimes a colour may say 12/24+8.  The "+" means the wig is rooted, i.e. roots are showing on top.  With colour 12/24-12.  This means equal colours of 12/24 and then at the back (underneath) the hair is darker again in colour 12.. this is because quite often our own hair is darker underneath. All of these colour ways ore to help the wig look more realistic. 

 

 

 

May 18, 2012

How to Care for your Wig


Synthetic wigs.

It is best if you do not wash your synthetic wig very often, ever 14 - 20 times of wearing is fine. If you wash it too much can make the life of your wig shorter. Wigs can become frizzy at the back where they rub against clothing or the neck. This is normal if not annoying. 

Fill a bowl with cool water, hot water will damage the wig, add a small amount of shampoo into the water (baby shampoo is fine).  Swish the wig in the water gently and then leave to soak for around 3 - 4 minutes. Rinse the shampoo off in cool water, then pat the excess water off with a towel. Put the wig onto a stand and allow to dry naturally. If you do not have a wig stand, you can stack a couple of baked bean cans or similar and the put the wig on top. It is best not to use the polystyrene heads to dry the wig as they can stretch the wig and it will not dry as quickly as the air cannot circulate. Do not comb or brush the wig whilst it is wet.  The wig will dry in the style it was purchased. You can spray with leave in conditioner whilst wet if you wish.  Shampoos and conditioner can be purchased here:  http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/custom-collection-1


  • Having two wigs is the best option. When you are washing one wig, you have a spare wig which you can use and also rotating the wigs will prolong their life. Also, if you have a disaster where the wig gets damaged you have a second wig to fall back on. 

  • Wash your wig every 2 - 3 weeks. It really doesn't need washing more than that. 

  • Do not use hot water on synthetic wigs. Hot water can frizz the wigs and you could end up ruining it. Heat will cause damage so do not use any sort of heat on the wig such as hairdryer, heated appliances and even watch out for the heat from the oven when opening the door!! 

    Some people feel better about their wig if they get it trimmed slightly by a professional as this makes it look more like their own style. However, it is not necessary to have them cut as they come already styled.


    A few tricks of the trade concerning the frizzing that can happen at the back of synthetic wigs when they have been worn for a while. This is due to the fibre rubbing across clothing or the skin. It IS possible to re-style a wig in that area but PLEASE ONLY TRY THIS ON A VERY OLD WIG THAT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU RUIN IT!! Steam will re-set synthetic fibre so if you put steam onto the hair you want to straighten (keep it away from the rest of the wig or it will all go straight!) steam the problem area and the fibre will straighten. Then either use a brush to set it into the style you want or put some rollers in and leave until the wig has dried and re-set. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS MUST ONLY BE TRIED ON AN OLD WIG THAT DOESN'T MATTER AND WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DISASTERS! It is worth knowing though that this is how manufacturers of wigs re-style. You never know it may give your wig a new lease of life for a while!  We have even had customers iron the back of their wigs to get them straight by using a tea towel over the hair and then using a steam iron on a low heat. We would not advocate this but customers DO come up with some ingenious ideas to make their wigs last a bit longer!!



Human Hair Wigs


Human hair wigs can be treated pretty much like your own hair. They still may not need washing as often and it is best to treat it very gently as the hair will not grow again like your own hair! Wash gently, do not rub and allow the water to run in the same direction as the hair to avoid tangling. 

You can use the same products on a human hair wig as you would on your own hair but just remember to treat very gently.

Human hair wigs may need cutting by a professional. In fact, human hair wigs often look far better when they have had a cut. Whilst most human hair wigs DO come in a pre-styled style, others are left long all over so that they can be cut into a desired style. 

Human hair wigs can be more difficult to look after than synthetic wigs as synthetic wigs do not need re-styling once washed. Human hair wigs need more care. Once washed they go straight (or even curly if the donor of the hair had curly hair!) It is then quite difficult to get it back into the style you had.  You can use heated appliances but it is best to let the wig dry around 80% before trying to style it They will not stay on your head whilst trying to blow dry so waiting until almost dry is easier! Whilst it can be difficult to get used to styling a human hair wig, once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature. However, if you are not good at styling your own hair, you  might bebetter to get it washed and styled by a professional or stick to the synthetic wigs which are much easier to deal with! 

It is quite natural for wigs to loose some hair so do not worry if there are some loose strands after washing or combing! 


May 16, 2012

How To Measure You Head Size

Most wig wearers will have an average size head. Due to this, most wigs available are average size! Only about 5% of wig wearers have a  petite head. The approximate sizing is:

21" Petite Fitting

22.5" Average Fitting

23" Large Fitting

All wigs come with adjusters at the back that look like little bra straps or others have velcro fastenings so you CAN make them smaller or larger accordingly. They usually adjust by at least 1" either way. However, if your head is a petite size you will find that the average wigs can feel *baggy* on top and not fit neatly to your head. 

To measure your head, use a soft tape measure and follow the natural hairline (or where the hairline would be). Measure above the ears and bring the tape measure around to the front at the forehead. Do this a couple of times to be sure. See image below:


The measurements are flexible, for instance, a 22 inch head would probably fit an average wig. If you DO need a petite wig you can view our selection here: 

http://www.wigsworld.co.uk/collections/petite-wigs

There is far more availability of average size wigs than large wigs or petite wigs. We DO try to offer a decent range of the petite and large wigs and the manufacturers are making more and more these days so hopefully you will find something suitable on our website! 

If you need any further help and advice we are only a phone call away!