The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Wig or Extensions

DSC_0079Wigs and hair extensions have had a bad rap for a long time and for good reason: there are a lot of mediocre products out there. Worse yet, there are sometimes good products that have been applied wrong or haven’t been cared for properly. Here are some of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen and ways that you can avoid becoming a “fashion don’t”.

  1. Skipping the professionals – Nowadays hair extensions are all the rage. Unfortunately, this also means that you can get them at kiosks in the mall, at chain beauty supply stores, or even through online retailers. The problem lies in that you don’t have the expertise or knowledge that comes with a certified stylist. The quality could be poor, the color might be wrong for your complexion, or it could look just downright unnatural.
  2. Cost vs. Value – There is one major reason why people choose to skip the professionals… price. They think that they can get a better deal or spend less on a comparable product. The truth is, a quality wig or natural looking hair extensions will probably cost you more than the ones you find at the mall, but the results will prove well worth the investment. However, with proper care a quality wig can well outlast a cheaply made one. Also, properly applied hair extensions can seamlessly and naturally blend into your own hair and last for many weeks.
  3. Find the right salon – Not all salons are created equal. Many times a cheaper salon DSC_0109compensates with poor quality products, inexperienced or low paid employees, and a short, limited time to spend with each client. What makes Wig Works and Extensions for Hair Salon stand out is that we have a highly trained staff who have years of experience focusing on hair loss needs. Many of our clients are undergoing medical treatments or have special requirements that we professionally and sensitively address. We treat each client as a valued individual and we want each one to walk out feeling confident and beautiful.
  4. Do your homework – There are countless styles and types of wigs available and it can get quite overwhelming. You may want to do a little online research to narrow down what you are looking for so that you can make the most of your salon appointment or visit to the wig shop. With different types of cap styles, human and synthetic hair options, colors, cuts, hair extension application methods, and a range of price points, it can definitely be to your advantage to have a style and budget in mind.

At Wig Works and Extensions for Hair Salon, we have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to help you find the right wig or hair extensions for your needs. We have an extensive inventory so that you can try on different types of caps or styles so that you can make the best, most informed decision possible. We make shopping for wigs and hair extensions mistake proof!

About Janelle P.

I am proud to be one of the foremost hair loss specialists in the Bay Area with over thirty years experience in the field. At age 12 I began styling wigs for fashion and fun and assisted my mother after she established Wig Works in the early 1970’s. My passion for hair led me to Honolulu where I worked closely with legendary stylist Paul Mitchell. I had the honor to perform onstage platform hair styling with Mr. Mitchell, as well as legendaries Jean Braa, Zenon, and Alan Bush. I was also highly involved with the development and distribution of the Paul Mitchell line and later worked as a color representative for L’Oreal and stylist instructor for Matrix. I returned to the Bay Area and expanded Wig Works, with the establishment of Extensions for Hair. The revolutionary new hair extension method offered my clients with thin hair the opportunity to augment their style rather than relying on a wig or hair clip for length or fullness. These hair extensions are popular with women of all ages. Furthermore, I survived breast cancer twice and once lost all my hair from chemotherapy, so I have a unique perspective on special hair needs.
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