Wigs continue to come in clutch when we’re looking for a quick fix to serve up fun hair looks — especially while in quarantine mode. I mean, we can’t be the only ones who like to play dress-up.
What better way than wearing a wig to try something new, daring and fresh? Here, Jane Harris, creative director for Virgin Hair Fantasy, shares her top three wig styling tips to slay your wig.
Curls, Curls, and More Curls
Refresh an old wig with curls. Add a new look to an older human hair wig by setting a curly look with rods. All you need is a little styling lotion and curling rods, ½-inch or smaller, depending on your desired look. You can set curls under a hooded dryer or with a curling wand.
Separate the curls one-by-one to build volume. Go slow and stop once you achieve the desired look. The more you separate, the bigger the hair. Cut layers for added style and more volume and place a part on your favorite side for some sex appeal.
The grey trend isn’t getting old any time soon. Keep the styling simple with a flat iron or big curls on a gray look. If grey isn’t your thing, a more natural-looking brown is an easy wig upgrade. Browns provide a “kissed by the sun” look to wigs and even natural hair. If it’s time to step out with a completely new look, go for something bold like blue.
Limit the color to the ends, with dark roots, to add a touch of boldness without going overboard. Take the style quotient up a notch with voluminous curls. If it’s a wig that’s been sitting around for a while, try a new style on your own. Consult your hair care professional to reduce costly mistakes when coloring and cutting wigs that are investment pieces.
The Classic Bob
The bob is timeless. The straight bob at 8” is the perfect length and offers a chic and natural look. Light layering on the ends and low density make this one of the most natural-looking bob wigs on the market.
Most wigs reach beyond the shoulders. If styling your own, simply take a few inches off the ends to achieve a short bob look. Add a minor curve to the ends with a flat iron and layer the ends to fluff the look. A bob just above the shoulders keeps you cool when the temperatures rise. There’s the option to be stylish but without an overwhelming amount of hair. The bob is very low maintenance and can go from work to date night.
Whatever styling tips you choose, you’re sure to slay with style. If you’ve got a custom look in mind, The Virgin Hair Fantasy is on deck to help you stay on-trend.