How to Choose a Wig Color
Color can be tricky, whether you’re looking to match your natural hair color, or perhaps trying something different. Since most styles come in a large selection of colors, it’s important that you choose a color that will be the most flattering match for you. A big advantage to wearing a wig is that you can easily get to the color you want without chemically damaging your hair. There are many factors that tie into which color will look best on you – from skin tone to eye color. Our experienced design team has compiled a list of tips and important information to help you through your journey of deciding on your perfect color.
- Avoid choosing a color that is more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural hair color. If you pick a color that’s much lighter or darker than your natural hair color, the result will be dramatic, but might not be the best result for you. If you’re looking for a more dramatic change, consider changing the color gradually over a period of time, such as 3 months.
- Choose a shade that looks great with your skin tone and eye color. Skin tone is very important when choosing a wig color. As you age, your skin tone tends to look a little washed out. However, choosing the right hair color can help give you a more youthful look. For the most natural look, choose a color that's close to your own skin tone or slightly lighter. If you prefer a more contrasted look, keep in mind that strong contrasts can be overwhelming to your face, as well as draw more focus to your facial features. It is also important to look at your eye color when deciding on a hair color. If your eyes are golden brown, green, hazel, or light blue, choose a wig with dark or golden browns, chestnut, auburn, or red highlights. If your eye color is dark brown, deep blue/blue-gray, or dark hazel, choose a wig with more natural colors, such as black, brown, and blonde tones.
- When going blonde, consider what color your hair was when you were a child. If you were blonde when you were a child, chances are, blonde will also work for you as an adult. To match your current skin tone, choose a shade that’s a little darker than what you had as a child.
- Looking for highlights? You’ll be happy to discover that both synthetic wig fibers and human hair products are pre-blended with natural looking highlights, designed with a blend of shades that provide a rich, natural-looking color. Some additional things to keep in mind - golden highlights will brighten your complexion and make you look more youthful. If your hair is auburn, choose copper highlights. Natural brunettes look best with caramel, and blondes look best with honey tones.
Buying a wig can be an exciting experience. You can achieve salon colors much easier, less costly, and without damage to your natural hair. If you frequently wear wigs, or are just making a one-time fashion statement, it’s important to choose a color that matches closely to you and your personality. Once you find your “color”, you’ll be well on your way to looking and feeling more confident.
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