First Time Wig Wearers

Wig Styles

What style is best for me?

At Wigs Online, we pride ourselves on being able to help someone that is wearing a wig for the first time. Whether you are looking for human hair wigs or synthetic wigs, our style and fit guide can help.

While there are many people that can carry many different styles here are some basic guidelines for face shape.

Oval Shape – Can wear virtually any type of hairstyle and hair length because this face shape is evenly proportioned.

Round Shape – Add height and long wispy hair combed close to the head’s sides and nape to help create a narrower appearance of the cheeks.

Square Shape – Add height and comb hair towards the face to soften the jaw line.  Curly texture and wisps of hair around the face enhance the look.

Diamond Shape – Keep sides flat with fullness at the chin area.  Bob styles work well!  Avoid height and side volume.

Heart Shaped – Bring some hair onto the forehead and keep hair close to the head at the eyes and slightly full in the areas around the jaw and earlobes.

Pear Shaped – Add width from the eye level through the crown area.  Wear hair close to the head on the sides and nape.

Oblong Shape – Create soft waves or curls in the crown area and a fringe or half bang across the forehead.

Wig Fitting Guide

Choosing the proper size will assure that your wigs fits with the maximum comfort and security.  While about 90% of wigs fit the average head size, the amount of hair you have underneath the wig will affect the size.  To determine the size that’s right for you, measure your head size by taking a measuring tape and going around the circumference of your head then follow the simple guidelines below.

Petite – Head size 21 inches and smaller

Average – Head size 21.5 to 22.5 inches

Large – Head size 22.5 inches and larger

For best fit your wig should be worn on your natural front hairline with the back of the wig pulled down to your natural back hairline.  Velcro or elastic tabs attached to the inside of your wig allows you to make a needed adjustment, and smaller tabs in the front of the ear to hold it close to the face.