#WisdomWednesday: Is a Lace Front Wig Right for You?

lacefrontsIf you want to achieve a natural look, one with a virtually “no-show hairline,” you should consider a lace front wig.

Lace front wigs have fibers—synthetic or human hair—that are individually hand-tied to a nearly invisible poly-silk mesh lace section at the front, creating a seamless, completely natural-looking hairline that virtually disappears against your skin.

Unlike the defined, “hard-start” hairlines of traditional wigs, lace front wigs have realistic, low-density hairlines that mimic the look of natural hair growing from your own scalp and allow for off-the-face stylablity, further enhancing the natural look and versatility of lace front wigs.

Paula Young has a wide selection of stylish lace front wigs—including lace front human hair wigs—you’ll love and that your friends won’t even know you’re wearing.

And, of course, Paula Young has the lowest online prices for lace front wigs…150% guaranteed!

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#WisdomWednesday: How to Heat-Style a VersaFiber® Wig?

Watch our latest how-to videos to learn how you can add bouncy curls and beachy waves to a versatile and beautiful heat-stylable VersaFiber® Wig.

How to Add Curls to a VersaFiber® Wig

  • Place your VersaFiber® wig on a mannequin head or a Styrofoam® wig stand.
  • Section the wig’s fibers into three sections: top, middle, and bottom. Use hair clips to keep the sections gathered and separated.
  • Starting at the bottom section and using a curling iron set no hotter than 350˚F, grip the fibers at the ends to secure then gently roll up toward the base. Hold the curl for 10 seconds then gently release into your free hand and use a hair clip to secure the curled section.
  • Repeat this process for the remainder of the bottom section, then the middle section, then the top section.
  • After allowing all the curls to cool and set for at least 10 minutes, remove all the hair clips and release the curls.
  • Use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to create the desired look.
  • To add texture and definition to the curls, use wig gel.
  • A light mist of wig hairspray will set the style.

How to Add Waves to a VersaFiber® Wig

  • Place your VersaFiber® wig on a mannequin head or a Styrofoam® wig stand.
  • Section the wig’s fibers into two halves: top and bottom. Use hair clips to keep the sections gathered and separated.
  • Using a flat iron set no hotter than 350˚F, grip the fibers 1″ from the wig base and twist. Keep the flat iron moving and gently draw the fibers through to the ends.
  • Repeat this process but alternate the direction of the twists as you move around the wig. The face-framing sides should both twist away from the face.
  • Once you have completed both the top and bottom sections, use your fingers to shake out the waves and create a tousled, beachy look.
  • Finish and set the style with wig gel and spritz of wig hairspray.

Heat-stylable VersaFiber® wigs will retain their style—whether straight, curled, or wavy—even after washing, so you will need to apply heat, style, and let cool completely in order to change the look. And remember: Styling tools must not exceed 350˚F, otherwise they will damage your VersaFiber® wig. Watch the following how-to videos and follow the easy steps to add bouncy curls or beachy waves to a versatile and beautiful Heat-stylable VersaFiber® wig.

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#WisdomWesdnesday: Synthetic or Human Hair?

Many women think that human hair wigs will be more natural looking. They fear that synthetic wigs will look…well, “synthetic.” This is not true! Each type of wig has its own unique benefits.

syntheticSynthetic wigs are the most popular type of wig because they require the least amount of care and effort to style. In addition, today’s synthetic wigs offer a wide variety of cuts, colors, and constructions—like lace fronts, monofilament sections, and breathable caps—that have a natural, thoroughly modern look and very comfortable fit.

Shorter synthetic wigs are considered “shake-n-go,” meaning that all you do is give them a shake, put them on, and you look great and are ready to go! Longer styles simply need to be combed or finger-styled. Synthetic hair wigs are easy to pack and take with you, and the fiber is resistant to humidity, so the style holds all day long, no matter the weather.

One thing that’s important to remember is that you never use heat on  a synthetic wig! Any heat source, such as a blow dryer, curling iron, or even a hot open oven can damage the fiber and ruin a synthetic hair wig. The only  exception to this rule is a heat-stylable or heat-resistant wig that is made with heat-friendly synthetic fiber like VersaFiber®. Otherwise, keep your synthetic hair wigs clear of any heat.

To care for and maintain a synthetic hair wig, follow these four steps.

humanSoft, silky, natural-looking human hair wigs are extremely versatile because you can style them as you would your own hair and are free to use heat tools like curling irons, rollers, and blow driers to take your look from straight to curly to wavy and back again!

Because they do not come pre-styled like synthetic hair wigs, natural hair wigs require much more time and effort to style. Human hair wigs are ideal if you enjoy, and are skilled at, styling your own hair. Or you may take a natural hair wig to a professional hairstylist who has experience working with wigs and have your natural hair wig trimmed, styled, set, and even permed or colored.

In addition, premium construction options give an even more realistic appearance to natural hair wigs.  Human hair lace front wigs have natural-looking, virtually invisible hairlines, and human hair monofilament wigs allow for a natural parting and appearance.

To care for and maintain a natural hair wig, follow these five steps.

Remember: You’ll look beautiful whether you choose a synthetic wig or a human hair wig. Just pick the option that best fits your lifestyle and the time you have for styling and maintenance.

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#WisdomWednesday: Why Choose a WhisperLite® Wig?

BeFunky CollageWhen you wear a wig, you want it too look natural and feel comfortable. You want it to hold its style all day long. You also want the ease and convenience of shake-and-go stylability.

Traditional synthetic wigs can give you all of these things. But our line of WhisperLite® wigs with our exclusive WhisperLite® synthetic fiber, are even better!

Because they are half the width of traditional synthetic wig fibers, our exclusive WhisperLite® wig fibers are exceptionally soft, fine, and light. This makes our WhisperLite® wigs remarkably light, comfortable, and natural-looking with baby-fine fibers that won’t frizz or droop, no matter the weather!

And, as with all the Paula Young wig styles you love, our WhisperLite® wigs are shake-and-go beautiful…straight from the box!

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#WisdomWednesday: Why Choose a VersaFiber® Wig?

Traditional synthetic wig fibers are very susceptible to heat damage. You definitely wouldn’t want to wear one close to a hot oven or a boiling pot. (We’d hate to think how many traditional synthetic wigs have frizzled while the wearers were preparing Thanksgiving dinner.) And you definitely wouldn’t let anyone with a curling iron near your synthetic wig!

But VersaFiber® synthetic wigs are different. These innovative, heat-resistant synthetic fibers have the flexibility and versatility to go from straight to curly or wavy and back again because they are heat-stylable! VersaFiber® reacts just like real hair, so you can use styling tools like curling irons, flat irons, and blow driers set below 350˚F to change up your look.

To give your heat-stylable VersaFiber® wig curls:

  • Place your VersaFiber® wig on a mannequin head or a Styrofoam® wig stand.
  • Section  the wig’s fibers into three sections: top, middle, and bottom. Use hair clips to keep the sections gathered and separated.
  • Starting at the bottom section and using a curling iron set no hotter than 350˚F, grip the fibers at the ends to secure then gently roll up toward the base. Hold the curl for 10 seconds then gently release into your free hand and use a hair clip to secure the curled section.
  • Repeat this process for the remainder of the bottom section, then the middle section, then the top section.
  • After allowing all the curls to cool and set for at least 10 minutes, remove all the hair clips and release the curls.
  • Use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to create the desired look.
  • To add texture and definition to the curls, use wig gel.
  • A light mist of wig hairspray will set the style.

To give your heat-stylable VersaFiber® wig soft, beachy waves:

  • Place your VersaFiber® wig on a mannequin head or a Styrofoam® wig stand.
  • Section  the wig’s fibers into two halves: top and bottom. Use hair clips to keep the sections gathered and separated.
  • Using a flat iron set no hotter than 350˚F, grip the fibers 1″ from the wig base and twist. Keep the flat iron moving and gently draw the fibers  through to the ends.
  • Repeat this process but alternate the direction of the twists as you move around the wig. The face-framing sides should both twist away from the face.
  • Once you have completed both the top and bottom sections, use your fingers to shake out the waves and create a tousled, beachy look.
  • Finish and set the style with wig gel and spritz of wig hairspray.

Heat-resistant VersaFiber® wigs will retain their style—whether straight, curled, or wavy—even after washing, so you will need to apply heat, style, and let cool completely in order to change the look. And remember: Styling tools must not exceed 350˚F, otherwise they will damage your VersaFiber® wig.

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#WisdomWednesday: Why Choose a Monofilament Wig?

BeFunky CollageIf you want to achieve a natural look, one that gives the illusion of natural hair growing directly from your own scalp and that also allows for natural parting, you should consider a monofilament wig.

Monofilament wigs have fibers—Kanekalon® synthetic or real human hair—that are individually hand-tied to a sheer poly-silk mesh fabric section of the wig cap. Unlike traditional wigs in which the wig fibers remain in the same general position after fluffing or styling, hand-tied fibers are free to move in any direction, just like your own natural hair, so they can be combed, styled, and parted as you wish to create the look you want. In addition, the nearly invisible monofilament section gives the appearance of your own scalp when the fibers are parted, further enhancing the natural look of a monofilament wig.

The size and positioning of a hand-tied monofilament section can vary from wig to wig and style to style:

Paula Young has a wide selection of stylish monofilament wigs you’ll love and that your friends won’t even know you’re wearing. And, of course, Paula Young has the lowest online prices for monofilament wigs…150% guaranteed!

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#WisdomWednesday: How Do You Determine Your Wig Size?

In order for your wig to fit securely and comfortably, you need to be sure you’ve bought the right wig size. Paula Young carries beautiful wigs in a variety of sizes–mini petite, petite, average, and large–so you can be sure to find a style that looks great and fits perfectly.

To determine you wig size, you need to measure your head. Before you measure, though, be sure to flatten your hair. Also use a cloth tape measure or a string to ensure accuracy.

Follow these easy steps to determine your head size and, in turn, your wig size:

WW_PY_02.01.17_05aStep 1. Measure Around Head: Starting at your natural hairline in front, follow your hairline to just above your ear. Measure around the back to the bend in your neck, just above your other ear, then around front to where you began. Record this measurement.

Step 2. Measure Front to Back: Measure from your natural hairline in front and over the crown to where your head meets the top of your neck. Record this measurement.

Step 3. Measure Ear to Ear: Starting in front of one ear where your hairline ends, bring your tape measure or string up and over the crown to the front of your other ear. Record this measurement.

Step 4. Check the Sizing Chart: If all three of your measurements do not match exactly to one size in the chart below, choose the size that corresponds to your largest measurement. The Velcro® tabs inside each wig adjust up to 1″ larger or smaller for a secure and comfortable fit.

CaptureOnce you’ve determined your wig size, go ahead and shop Paula Young by size. We’ve got gorgeous wigs available in mini petite, petite, average, and large!

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#WisdomWednesday: What Is a Wiglet?

A wiglet is a special type of hair piece specifically designed for women who are experiencing thinning hair. Unlike wigs that cover the whole head, wiglets—which come in a variety of sizes and fiber options—can be placed strategically in order to target specific areas of thinning hair and give you coverage exactly where you need it: on the top, crown, front, or back.

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Problem-solving wiglets attach securely with combs and are made with open-wefted integration caps, which allow you to blend your own hair with the wiglet’s fibers for a unified and seamless look. Simply position the wiglet wherever you need the most coverage or volume, attach it, use a blending pick to draw small sections of your own hair through the open wefts, and blend.

Paula Young offers 15 wiglet options—five sizes and three fibers (easy-care Kanekalon® synthetic fiber, super-light WhisperLite® fiber, and 100% real human hair)—so that you can find the wiglet that’s perfect for you:

Wiglets give you confidence and the appearance of healthy-looking hair by adding instant volume, coverage, and fullness.

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#WisdomWednesday: What Hairstyles Are Trending for 2017?

All that “new year, new you” talk got you rethinking your look? Want a hairdo redo but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t worry…Paula Young has the answer, and it’s wigs! Here are the hottest must-have looks for 2017.

Lush Curls

WW_PY_01.18.17_03aFrom loose coils to springy spirals to volume-rich barrel curls, curly hairstyles are definitely in for 2017! And you can achieve the look with an easy-care, shake-and-go curly wig from Paula Young. Available in a variety of lengths and styles, these flirty, carefree curly wigs will give you paparazzi-worthy hair with enviable volume and tons of touchable texture.

Long Pixies

WW_PY_01.18.17_03bIn 2017, short-and-sweet pixie cuts go a little bit longer, a little bit edgier. These pretty, new pixie hairstyles take the classic, face-framing pixie silhouette–with its piecey bangs, tapered sides, and contoured back—and turn up the X factor. Thanks to longer, layered tops and chic, asymmetrical styling, this year’s crop of expertly cropped pixie wigs from Paula Young is on everyone’s best-tressed list!

Lightly Tousled Bobs & Lobs

WW_PY_01.18.17_03cChin length or shoulder length, straight, wavy, or curly,  the classic bob is an anything-but-basic, always-on-trend style that will never let you down. New for 2017, though, starlets and style mavens alike are wearing their bob hairstyles and lob cuts with a carefree, lightly tousled finished. You can achieve this breezy, beachy look with a new and fabulously on-trend tousled bob wig from Paula Young!

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#WisdomWednesday: What Is Rooted Color?

Rooted color wigs expertly blend multifaceted tones with darker color depth at the root to create styles with natural-looking color that’s full of vibrancy and dimension.

Paula Young carries a large selection of rooted gray wigs, rooted brunette wigs, rooted red wigs, and rooted blonde wigs all at the lowest prices online…150% guaranteed, so you can be sure to find a length, cut, color, and price that’s perfect for you.

In addition, Paula Young’s exclusive Euro Rooted Collection of wigs feature chic, on-trend styles with the latest, most natural-looking rooted colors available, including dynamic, must-have rooted shades like “Royal Silver,” “Capri Copper,” “Swedish Blonde,” “Milano Brown,” “Tuscany Toast,” and “Parisian Blonde”:

ROOTED-COLORIf you want to achieve a natural look—one that’s modern, stylish, and mimics the depth and dimension of natural hair color—you should consider rooted color wigs.

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