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FIRST TIME WEARERS
FIRST TIME WIG WEARERS
Before launching into the hair colour and style selection, determining your hair
requirements is an important first step. Are you a carefree person who wants to
minimise styling time? Is discretion important to you? What stage of hair loss are
you at? No matter what your preference or stage of hair loss, Chiquel aims to inform
you of your choices and help make your selection stress-free.
Synthetic hair wigs are more natural-looking than ever before. Many women favour
synthetic wigs, since they are easier to maintain and are less priced then human
hair wigs. Synthetic wigs offers the ability of carefree styles that when wet will
always retain back to their original set once dried. Synthetics must be treated
properly with specified products, made to enhance the quality and longevity of the
hairpiece. Heat Synthetic Wigs allow you to use your styling tools up to 180c.
If you are looking for the most natural, undetectable wig in the world, then human
hair wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions are truly the elite choice. Human hair
as many advantages, just like your own hair it can be straightened with a flat iron,
curled with hot rollers, or treated with chemicals such as colouring. Human hair
wigs have shed a new light for hair loss patients as it is the closest, even better
to their own natural hair. Styles, length and colours are an endless choice.
lace front wigs - synthetic or human hair
Lace front wigs represent the latest technology for non-surgical hair replacement
in the world today. Lace Wigs are also a preferred choice of celebrities, actors,
and people in the media. A lace front wig can offer you the closest thing to your
own real hair, or can replace the hair you haven’t got. The hairline constructed
is of lace material, which offers a natural appearance virtually undetectable to
the naked eye, when placed against the skin. You can wear it for daily use or for
weeks at a time without removing it. You can comb your hair straight back, part
it in the middle or even go swimming with it. This offers hair loss patients to
wear the lace front wig with confidence and security.
Top pieces are ideal for the attainment to conceal thinning
hair in the crown area as well as adding extra volume to your own existing hair.
Perfect for female pattern balding, alopecia and low crown loss. This hair addition
features the new super silk hair system which is one of the most invisible hair
line attachment in the world today.
Human and synthetic wigs come in various cap designs. They fall into the following
categories - mono base, non-mono base and lace. But what does it all mean? Understanding
cap constructions will make your selection easy.
mono bases- synthetic or human hair
Made in such a way that gives the most natural looking scalp appearance by allowing
the natural scalp colour of the wearer to show through. Monofilament caps are typically
made of thin mesh-like material, usually of nylon or polyester. Due to hairs usually
being attached by hand tying at the crown, these caps usually give the most natural
look. Wigs are thus easier to style and more versatile due to the attachment method.
Much like real hair, the wig can be parted or brushed in any direction. These soft
cap wigs are good for easily irritable scalps. Due to the natural look of the wig,
it is also highly recommended for severe and total hair loss individuals.
The most common of all wig cap types and is usually not visible through the hair.
The cap usually has a closed lace layer around the crown at which the hairs are
sewn onto by machine. Hair is usually styled in such a way that the crown is lifted
so the cap is not visible. This cap gives the hair volume at the crown due to the
natural lift. It can look like a teased effect at the crown area.
The invisible lace front creates a low density, natural looking hairline and allows
for off the face styling. It does not require any tape, adhesive, or cutting. Wig
manufacturers developed lace front wigs so customers could wear their hair off the
face. It is the only cap construction that permits a natural looking hairline.
After you have picked the type of hair and construction, we are almost ready to
start chosing your style. The shape of your face will greatly influence your style
choice. Hair stylists all across the world use face shapes as a guide when it comes
to styling hair. Learn how to emphasize your best features with this quick guide.
Versatile. This face shape is considered the "perfect" shape because of its symmetry.
Very little, if any contouring is needed as it's well balanced (slightly broader
at cheeks, and narrower at forehead and chin, and overall is longer than wide).
Because the oval shaped face has no dominant areas and is so proportional, this
face looks good with just about any hairstyle, length or texture.
Add length, avoid width.The round-shaped face has a wide hairline and fullness below
the cheekbones. The goal is to slim your face. It's best to avoid short and sleeked-
back hairstyles. Wear longer styles closer to the face to give length. People with
round faces tend to look more youthful. By layering the top to achieve fullness
and keeping the rest of the cut relatively close to the face, your face shape will
appear longer and narrower.
Reduce width at sides.Your face shape is balanced and dramatic. Widest at the cheekbones
and narrow equally at the forehead and jaw line. Shorter styles work best especially
Bobs, however avoid height on top or volume on the sides and use some fringe or
bangs to cover narrow forehead. This will achieve more balance between your dramatic
cheekbones and more delicate chin line.
Add volume at chin. This is a triangular-shaped face. This face is narrow at the
jaw line, wider at the eye line, cheek bones and even more at the brow line. Bring
some hair onto the forehead (fringe) to disguise its width and enhance the fullness
at the jaw line. A medium length to mid-neck is your best look, the soft layered
bob styles are also ideal. Or if you prefer, curls or loose waves, shaped from the
ears down, add width and fullness to your chin. Just remember if you have a dramatic
heart shape face, you have great cheekbones to emphasize!
Add volume above jaw line. This face shape, while oval-ish has a narrower forehead
as a rather larger appearing jaw line, making it look a little angular. The goal
is to narrow the chin and widen the forehead. Fringes and long layered styles are
ideal. Also the wedge styles, which are brushed away from the face and give width
at the forehead, are perfect for this facial shape.
Add softness. The oblong-shaped face has a long and narrow bone structure. Hairstyles
should add width and fullness to the sides of the face and around the eyes, cheekbones
and ears. You'll want to balance the look of a long and slender face. Wide curly
bob styles are ideal for this shape. Also use a fringe and soft wispy bangs as it
will shorten the appearance of the length.
There are many products on the market today that enable you to wear your wigs with
confidence and security. Just remember most wigs have adjustable tabs to either
lengthen or tighten wig caps to ensure a secure fit. For added security, you can use the Sure Grip product which is worn under your wig keeping your wig firmly
into place. Wig tapes and adhesives also aid for a tighter fit offering different
bonding agents varying from daily wear to several weeks. Please check the wig accessories section for the numerous products available to assist you
with a perfect fit. Wear your wig with confidence! * use as guide only as various brands may have slightly different base size measurements.
Measure around your head from the front hairline, to the nape of your neck, to your
other ear and back to the front hairline
Measure from the point in front of one ear where your hairline ends, over the crown
of your head, to the same point in front of your other ear
Measure from your natural hairline in the front, over the crown of our head to the
bend where your head meets the top of your neck.
Chiquel provides wigs in lengths from short, medium and long. See our wigs finder
bar for all information and choices available in the selected styles. Just keep
in mind that some wigs can be altered, styled and coloured to suit your particular
needs. View our hair services page for more details
Colour choosing as never been easier with Chiquel. We understand it could be a little
overwhelming with so many styles to choose from, then selecting the right colour
to compliment the overall look. At Chiquel we offer onsite qualified colour specialists
to determine and discuss the wide ranges of colours available to suit your particular
Colour specialists will help you find the perfect colour blend with the right style
and choice, the first time. Also under the Hair Loss
section there is a step which enables you to upload a picture of yourself or your
desired look. A wig/ hairdresser consultant would view the picture and information
and determine which colour is right for you.
Colour charts are also available on our webpage but should be used as a guide only
as colours may appear differently depending on display settings, print settings
and printer used.
Just remember there are no limitations when choosing your wig colour. So let loose
that inner blonde bombshell, fiery redhead or brunette Goddess - at Chiquel hair
dreams do come true.
Human hair, synthetics, top pieces and lace front wigs all need special individual
care. Speaking to one of our qualified hairdressers is the best option as we can
discuss the essential products needed and provide helpful styling techniques and
tools to best assure you make the most out of your new hairpiece.
Once you know the size, style, and colour you want it is time to make your purchase.
You can make your purchase online at Chiquel.com.au, or call 1300 921 941 during
open hours to place an order with one of our licensed wig experts.
Still having trouble? Contact us on 1300 921 941 for assistance