Frequenty Asked Questions

Which Style Would Most Suit Me?

Wigs and hairpieces should work to both complement and flatter the shape of your face. If you are unsure which styles will work best for you have a look at our guide for some tips and suggestions. We hope these will help you if you are choosing your first wig or hairpiece, or simply looking for a new style.

To find your face shape, just look in a mirror, pull your hair back from your face and compare your face shape to our illustrations.

oval

Your face will be longer than it is wide with most width at the cheekbones.Your jaw line and forehead will be narrower and of about equal width.

An oval face is well balanced so you will suit most styles. Any length, texture or hairstyle will work for you; long, short, straight or wavy. Consider your best features, this may be your eyes, cheekbones or mouth, and work to accentuate this with your wig style.

A wavy style, or one with a side sweep will add width to your face

round

Your face will be wide across the cheekbones; a full face with a rounded chin. The widest part of your face will be your cheekbones.

With a round face shape you will suit styles which have layering to create fullness and height at the crown, but not at the ears. A style which has the rest of the cut relatively close to the face, possibly with wispy sides, will help your face appear longer and narrower. An off-centre parting will also be flattering as well as short hair styles that are worn swept back. A wig that is just longer than chin length will also be flattering. Avoid lots of width.

oblong

Your face will have a long bone structure, with a long and straight cheek-line. Your cheekbones will not be much wider than your forehead and jawline.

You will suit styles that are either short or medium length, full, textured styles with longer top layers such as wedges and graduated bob cuts. Chin and shoulder length cuts with layers will really suit you. You could also try medium length styles that turn under, or flutter out, as these work well to add width.

A blunt fringe, straight across, or a side parting with a feathered, or half fringe will work to soften your forehead. Layered styles in medium and longer lengths, with wavy and curly textures will flatter your face and neck

Make sure to avoid centre partings, slicked back styles and very long hairstyles.

oblong & rectangle

heart

Your face will have a wide forehead, high cheekbones and a narrower, V-shaped, chin. You may have a widows peak hairline.

You will suit styles that bring some hair across the forehead. Your style works best when the hair is closer to the head near the eyes and fuller around the jaw, as well as below and in front of the earlobes, creating the look of additional width.

A chin length bob works really well to balance the jaw line with the rest of your face. Longer hairstyles with face framing layers will also work well for you, especially with a deep side parting. Avoid height on top of the crown.

diamond & inverted triangle

diamond

Your face will have wider cheekbones with a narrower chin and forehead. Your jawline may be angular or rounded.

Your face will suit lots of styles, but you could look for a wig that is styled with volume at the top, crown or temple and below the cheekbones. A style that is close to the head at the upper cheekbones where the face is broadest will suit you! Bobs will work for you as well as shoulder length styles with layering or waves to add some movement.

Styles that can be tucked behind the ear will also work well and show off your wonderful cheek bones. A layered fringe will also suit.

Avoid styles with too much height on top, or too much volume at the sides.

triangle

Your face will have broad cheekbones with a narrower forehead and jaw line with a rounded chin.

Your face will suit styles that add volume above the jaw line. Layers will create fullness on the upper half of the face.

Don’t be afraid to show your forehead which draws attention upward. If you prefer a fringe, angle the style and tuck hair behind the ears to frame the jaw line. A style with hair on the sides of the head and at the nape will be best cropped or combed close to your face, slimming the appearance of your face. Try short cuts with plenty of texture.

square

Your face may appear angular, will have a wide hairline and a strong, square, jawline of equal width.

Your face will suit styles that add height to the crown and narrowness at the sides. A wig with layers and a wispy look around the face will also work to soften your face. Try combing hair off your forehead to add height to the face.

Short to medium length wigs, especially with waves, or roundness around the face, or a wispy fringe will work well for you. Styles with an off-centre parting, side swept fringes and height at the crown will also look great on you.

Avoid blunt fringes and centre partings as well as blunt, jaw length bobs.

Do i Need to Order a Specific Wig Size?

Many wigs are adjustable in size, with elastic adjusters which are usually located in the nape of the wig. Generally this will give you up to ½ ich adjustment.

Most wigs will fit most people although some are sold in specific sizes.

For those wigs that are available in different sizes we recommend that you measure your head size.

Simply take a cloth tape measure and measure from your front hairline to just above the ears, to where your neck bends and back around to the front hairline.

How Long Will My Wig Last?

There is no hard and fast rule, as this depends on how often you wear your wig as well as the environment that you wear it in.

As a general rule, if you wear your wig or hair piece on a regular, or daily basis, and you pay attention to your maintenance regime, then you can expect your human hair wig to last at least 3 months, but life can be a maximum of a year.  Length of life also depends on a number of other factors including quality, construction and your maintenance regime.

what is a wig cap, and will i need one?

A wig cap is a stretchy nylon cap that is placed over the head to keep all the hair secure. This cap looks and feels the same as 10 denier tights! The cap should feel snug, but still be comfortable.

If you are wearing a wig for the first time you may be asking if you need a wig cap? There is no one right answer as a lot depends on personal preference . It may be best for you to try one and see which you prefer, with or without?

How DO I Store My Wig?

We suggest you use a wig stand. These are also available in collapsible, light weight styles so that you can take them with you on your travels. Storing your wig properly will maintain the style, shape and condition.

Can I Curl or Colour My Wig?

If your wig or hairpiece is human hair then the answer is ‘yes’, but remember that the hair may already have been processed so any colour that you put on will ‘take’ faster than normal because the hair is more porous. We would therefore not recommend that you try to apply colour at home, but instead consult your hairdresser.

What Are The Different Types Of Wigs

Wigs are available in a number of expertly designed cap constructions which includes Monofilament Top, Lace Front and completely hand tied styles to ensure your perfect fit.

MONOFILAMENT TOP

monofilament top

Monofilament human hair wigs are the most popular construction type and provide durability and versatility

The monofilament cap replicates the look of a real human scalp, creating the illusion of natural hair growth from the scalp and allows for multi-directional styling.

It enables the hair to be parted and styled in any direction, providing more styling freedom than classic wigs.

It is soft to the touch, made of a fine mesh fabric that is see through and very hard to detect. The cap provides a smooth, cool feeling against the scalp for lasting comfort. It Provides weaving that allows each strand of hair to move freely and naturally. Monofilament means that wherever you part the wig, it will give the impression that the hair is coming from your own scalp.

A double mono cap can provides additional comfort as it includes and extra layer of soft material.

LACE FRONT

Some wigs have a lace front as an additional feature. This is the ultimate for a natural hairline.

Lace front human hair wigs are the most natural wigs available featuring:->A near invisible sheer lace front creates the look of a natural hairline and allows you to style your hair away from the face.

Human hair or synthetic fibers hand-tied to poly-silk mesh lace at the front, enabling you to part your hair in the centre, or to either side.

A seamless, completely natural-looking, temple to temple hairline that gives the appearance of naturally growing hair.

HAIR TOPPERS

hair toppers

Hair Toppers, also known as hair enhancers or hair pieces, are designed to give your own hair a natural looking boost. They can be easily attached to your hair and stay secure all day for added volume and length. The “clip-in” style makes it easy to keep add volume in the crown area.

Our Hair Topper range includes human hair, or a blend of human hair and synthetic fibre hair, all providing seamlessly natural styling options from our favourite brands including iWig, Ellen Wille and Dimples.

These pieces are the perfect solution to thinning hair for ladies suffering hair loss, particularly androgenic alopecia, or anyone who just wants to add volume and as an alternative to wearing a full wig.

For any queries on toppers, enhancers or wigs, please do call on 07483 162 508 or email us – info@hairkind.co.uk.