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Sunday night’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards were full of gorgeous gowns, beautiful updos, and smooth strands. A popular look that swept the red carpet was 60′s inspired hair do’s as shown on Actresses Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone, Michelle Williams, and Reese Witherspoon (right).
My favorite two looks of the night were from Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who both worked retro ponytails with plenty of volume at the crown.
Kidman was channeling French model, Brigitte Bardot with her playful ponytail. This subtle look was achieved by teasing the crown for volume. I suggest using a volumizer to attain this look in order to avoid causing any unnecessary damage to your hair.
Witherspoon also flaunted a ponytail that was attained by using extensions. I suggest using a hairpiece like the Sleek Length Stretch-a-Comb Hairpiece instead of extensions to get a long, sleek look.
Who do you think had the best hair on yesterday’s red carpet?
It’s finally that time of year again! The Dancing with the Stars casting rumor mill has begun. It has been speculated that former NFL quarterback, Brett Favre, Full House actress, Candace Cameron, and even Reverend Al Sharpton may join the season 12 cast. Who do you hope will grace the dance floor this year?
Personally, I can’t wait to see the beautiful dancing ensembles and stylish hairpieces. Last year Bristol Palin wore the Starlight Extensions, while Jennifer Grey wore Glamarama during her tango. The Glamarama hairpiece was recently reviewed by The Beauty Lady. You can read her full review of the product here.
Be sure to check out the full Dancing with the Stars line and tune into ABC on Monday, March 12 for the 2 hour season premiere!
Enjoy this guest blog post from Barbara, a member of the Paula Young merchandising team.
With the start of the New Year just behind us, it’s time for you to update your look with a new wig! Just recently, we announced a few suggestions for you to shake up your look in an instant with some of the hottest wig and hair fashion styles new to market for 2011. Take a peek at a few of our of-the-moment fashions, and try the wig that works best for you.
A “must-have” hair style for this season that will do a stellar job of making the most of your eyes is a layered look with side-swept bangs. Our Jenna wig is a terrific example of a wig that will allow you to achieve this look in a flash, and will ensure that you are showered in compliments! Another wavy style which makes the most of this trend, our Juliet wig, is available in an exciting pallet of colors, including: Iced Champagne, Honey Blonde and Light Blonde. Our wig of the month, the Blake wig, features wispy, side-swept bangs and tousled curls that combine to create a classic, feminine look.
Wigs are the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you liven up your look and achieve the irresistible new “do” you’ve always dreamed of. Wigs also provide the chance for you to break free from the constraints of your natural color and try an entirely new shade, without subjecting your locks to chemicals and dyes. So, what are you waiting for? Find that fabulous wig that works for you!
This month is all about color! Shake up your shade with a Captivating or Exclusive Color. For a limited time only, you’ll receive a free color upgrade, a $5 value.
We’ve also added new exclusive shades to some of your favorite styles:
(Note: To view name of the color swatch, please hover over the image)
There has never been a better time than now to experiment with a new hue! Paula says it best, “Hair color is one of the first things people notice, and it’s a great way to express who you are.”
Last October, we held our own breast cancer awareness (BCA) campaign. We encouraged you, our readers to share your breast cancer stories (read our “‘Think Pink’ Recap” here). We received over one hundred amazing entries and I was particularly inspired by one of four winners, Carol.
Carol and the other three lucky winners were the recipients of custom wig kits. When I contacted Carol for her to select the styles she’d like to receive, she wasn’t picky. She said that she would be holding her “Think Pink” party at the local BCA Support Group meeting and donated the wigs to members of the support group as well as a wig bank.
Carol was kind enough to send us pictures of her “best support group meeting EVER!!!”
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what better way to spread the love than to donate!
Have you ever ordered a wig or hairpiece and once you received it, realized it’s not the right match for you? Maybe the style is off a shade or two or perhaps the cap is too small. Don’t worry, Paula Young makes exchanges easy and hassle-free. We offer our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee! We aren’t satisfied until you are. That’s why we’d like to clear up some common misconceptions about our exchange policies.
- Items may be returned for exchange within 90 days–including clearance items
- Exchange items are shipped free of charge–with the exception of any rush services
- Exchanges are normally processed within three business days of receipt
Want to avoid the exchange process? Ensure you’re ordering the correct wig the first time around:
- Should you be wearing a mini petite, petite, average, or large capped wig? —Find Your Size
- Are you looking to match your natural color or maybe it’s time for something new? — Either shop “Wigs by Color” or order a free color swatch
With only 2 months to go, my countdown to spring has officially begun today. I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait until warmer days. Spring is known for spring cleaning and I plan to take full advantage of it by sprucing up my wardrobe. After visiting PaulaYoung.com, I noticed a new collection of beautiful apparel. I cannot wait to add the sleeveless sundress to my closet! These dresses are true springtime staples. I can even complete the look with the matching hat, tote, sandals, and let’s not forget- wig.
For those of you who love to travel in the spring, Paula Young has created a new collection specifically for you- TraveLite Wigs. These wigs were created with traveling in mind. They’ll keep you cool and comfortable all day in any climate using the COOLCAP construction and WhisperLite fiber. Experience this new combination in 6 styles: Marseilles, Bali, Capri, Venice, Palm Beach, and Malibu.
Paula Young is on her way to becoming your source for stunning head-to-toe looks.
Milan Human Hair Wig
Human hair styles are currently available in our Clearance Department for their lowest prices ever! That’s right, ever…styles like Milan are only $69 making this a great time for you to experiment with a new fiber. After reading countless inquiries on this blog and on our Facebook page regarding the differences between human hair and synthetic wigs, we’ve decided to help clear the air with a high level overview of the two fibers.
Let’s start with synthetic wigs first:
Synthetic wigs are extremely easy to wear and care for. These styles tend to be lighter and most stylists recommend synthetic wigs because they require the least amount of care. Shorter synthetic wigs are considered “shake-n-go,” meaning that all you do is shake them out and they look great. Longer styles may simply need to be combed or finger-styled, but also require less maintenance. One thing that’s important to remember is that you should never use heat on a synthetic wig! Any heat source, such as a blow dryer, curling or straightening iron — even an open oven — will damage the fiber and ruin the wig.
Human Hair Wigs:
These versatile wigs can be treated just like your own hair. They can be curled and styled in any number of ways. Human hair wigs tend to be a bit heavier and thicker in comparison to synthetic wigs. Human hair wigs are not “shake-n-go” styles. They only hold a style as long as your own hair would, which means they require more effort than synthetic wigs. Human hair wigs are a good idea if you are skilled at styling your own hair and don’t mind doing it every day.
If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, try our heat-resistant VersaFiber Wig. This curlable fiber allows you to wear it sleek and straight one day and curly the next – giving you the freedom to change your look every day.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a TV junkie (catch up on my TV confessions here) whose addiction has led to many hours of procrastination. To help ease my mind from guilt, I like to tie in what I watch to my work – bringing you fresh ideas for gorgeous hairstyles.
This past week, I found my inspiration on the The People’s Choice Awards – more specifically the winner of Favorite TV Comedy Actress, Jane Lynch. Lynch turns a simple short look into everyday chic. Although Sue Sylvester, her character in Glee, confessed her insecurity with her hair in The Power of Madonna, Jane is no stranger to the short do’.
If you’re looking for a similar short style, we recommend:
Carrie Ann – Carrie Ann is a short style with layered waves.
Vikki- Vikki is more of a pixie cut (less length in the back) with a slightly sassy edge to it. This sassy edge screams Sue Sylvester!
Tell us, what do you think of Jane’s look?
Over the holiday break our family discussed a lot of football – everything from game predications to playoff predictions. I don’t usually care for sports, but I decided to sit down and watch a few games with my husband and children to keep the peace.
Monday night was no exception with the Orange Bowl (an annual college football bowl game) against Stanford University and Virginia Tech. I couldn’t help but notice Owen Marecic, a football player for Stanford University. What made this athlete really standout from the pack (outside of his talent), was his long hair. Apparently this is a growing trend for athletes (example: Pittsburgh Steeler safety, Troy Polamalu), but when I found out the story behind the hair I became an even bigger fan.
With the passing of his grandmother to cancer, Owen wanted to contribute something to the cause and will be donating his blonde locks to a charity specifically aimed to benefit cancer patients.
Owen isn’t just a star athlete, he maintains a 3.8 GPA all while playing two positions as fullback on offense and middle linebacker on defense.
I think Stanford Professor and former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice said it best, “He’s a real inspiration for a lot of people.”
Interested in donating wigs to a good cause? Visit our sister-site Wig.com for more information.