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Wigs

Posted: January 30th, 2017, 12:42 pm
by Jodie
Hi all am about to place an order for my first wig, any tips on how much and what brands to go for. I want something nice and realistic mid length. Thanks.

Re: Wigs

Posted: February 2nd, 2017, 10:55 am
by lauren
hi Jodie I have 2 wigs both purchased from the breastform store I have a short burgundy and I have a shoulder length burnette ..both henry margu...I like the brunette it puts a fair bit of hair around my face which softens my male look...and I have another from celebrity wigs the carol mono burgundy in colour but don't really wear that anymore...my next wig will probably be a human hair wig which I will get professionally cut and fitted,big bucks but worth it

Re: Wigs

Posted: February 2nd, 2017, 2:08 pm
by Kate
Synthetics are fine for your first wig and it will help you decide what sort of style and colour suits without blowing a mountain of money.

Generally brunette with a hint of either burgundy or lighter blond is a good starter option. It will be easy to blend etc. Avoid strong colours e.g. blonds / blacks / bright reds as they are MUCH harder to pull off and generally just scream "I've got a wig on". Don't got long, just below shoulder length will give you enough to work with, you don't want 2-2.5 foot of hair flapping around in the wind. A soft curl is also probably the best for blending, most women have a soft curl in their hair unless they straighten it and they will only do that if they are going out on a date / to an event. Similarly don't do a tight curl, VERY 80's and screams "wig" from 200m away.

NB: Christine / Dana, I've got an old Brunette synthetic shoulder length wig that haven't used for over 2 years now. It was reasonable quality when I bought it (around $200 I think) so would be fine for someone as a starter. Do you have an address I can post it too and you ladies can rehome it as you see fit?

Re: Wigs

Posted: February 2nd, 2017, 5:13 pm
by Jodie
Thanks for the replies I have found a wig called a ken pave Jessica simpson bob wig. They only have Mocha colour left and its on special. I'm thinking that might be an ok colour and length though?

Re: Wigs

Posted: February 2nd, 2017, 8:27 pm
by Kate
Mocha is a good colour. Bob should be fine. How much?

Re: Wigs

Posted: February 2nd, 2017, 10:45 pm
by Dana
Kate, you can send the wig to our Boronia Park PO Box and we will be able to rehome it for you.

Dana

Re: Wigs

Posted: February 3rd, 2017, 9:38 am
by Jodie
Kate wrote:Mocha is a good colour. Bob should be fine. How much?

On special $49 down from 100

Re: Wigs

Posted: February 3rd, 2017, 2:03 pm
by Kate
Jodie
Yeah, it's worthwhile blowing $50 on it. Even if you end up not using it that much then you can wear it to a dress up them night or something. I bought a fringe hair piece a little while ago then changed my hair colour and I've never worn it so that was a waste of $30 but hey, thee things happen.

Dana
??Exact address?? i.e. PO box number etc!

Re: Wigs

Posted: February 4th, 2017, 6:10 am
by Dana
Kate, it is the address on our website

Seahorse Society of NSW
PO Box 2193, Boronia Park, NSW 2111

Re: Wigs

Posted: February 4th, 2017, 10:54 am
by Christine Parker
Here is our Wig page in the Resources Section of the website:
http://www.seahorsesoc.org/resources/guide/5.html