Shopping for wigs can be a stressful time, especially because there are so many style and color options to choose from. Everyone thinks that the most important decision for buying a wig is cut and color, when in reality it’s your wig measurements. Getting your head measured for a wig in Philadelphia, PA by a professional wig stylist can help make your wig buying and wearing experience go smoothly.
How to Measure Your Head for a Wig
You can measure your own head at home, but to get the best results in order to get the best-fitting wig, come into Wig Elegance and let one of our experts measure you. Our measuring process includes:
- Pulling your hair up and away from your face and securing it with a rubber band or clip.
- Using a flexible tape measure, we will lay the tape around the back of your head touching the base of your skull and wrapping it up just above your ears, all the way to the midpoint of your front hairline.
- Next we will record the wig measurement.
- We measure the circumference of your head, front to nape, ear to ear across your forehead, ear to ear over the top, temple to temple around the back, and the nape of your neck.
All of these wig measurements may seem like a lot, but all of these numbers are important for getting the perfectly sized wig for you.There are three main categories of wig sizes: petite – measuring 20 ½ – 21 ½ in., average – measuring 21 – 22 in., and large – measuring 22 ½ – 23 ½ in. Once you know your measurements, your next step is to find a wig!
Professional Wig Measurements in Philadelphia
When you come into Wig Elegance for your wig measurements, you aren’t just getting numbers written on a piece of paper. You are getting the whole wig buying experience. Our friendly wig technicians will thoroughly measure your head, getting you the correct numbers. Next we will help guide you to a wig you’re looking for.
If it’s your first time buying a wig, we have all the knowledge to share with you so you can buy a wig with all the information. We’ll tell you about wig base caps, human hair vs synthetic hair, how to take care of your wig, wig accessories, etc. Anything you need with a wig, including getting your head measured, we got you covered! Give us a call at (215) 945-4900.