While selecting the type of wig you are going to purchase and wear is import, there are few elements of wearing a wig that are as important as fit. The right fit will make the wig feel like a seamless part of your look rather than a last minute accessory. Getting measured for your wig and wearing the correct size or a custom-fit wig will make the wig look as natural as possible. It will also keep the wig comfortable for you to wear in your daily life.
Three Steps to a Custom Fit
Getting measured for your wig is a simple three-step process, yet vitally important to wearing a wig. When you go into a wig boutique like Wig Elegance, our professional stylists will pull out the flexible measuring tape to get started. First, we will place the tape in the center of your forehead and hairline, then bring it up and over the center of your head to the back of your neck, towards the nape. For those who do not have much hair of which to determine the hairline, we can expertly use a few fingers of measurement to determine where your hairline should start on your forehead.
Next, we will place the tape measure where we started with step one, at the center of your forehead and hairline. To get the circumference of your head, we’ll bring the tape all the way around your head to where the tape meets.
Then we’ll start the tape measure about a half inch above the ear crease between your right ear and head, like where glasses would rest. We’ll bring the tape up and over your head to the same crease just above your left ear. To give you a visual, this second measurement style resembles a headband. And finally, we’ll “drop the headband” and place the tape on your temples, getting a measurement of your temple to temple from around the back of your head.
Perfectly Measured at Wig Elegance
While you could certainly try to take these measurements at home or with the help of a friend, getting measured for your wig by a professional at a wig salon is your best bet for accurate measurements and a seamless, custom fit. Our stylists will also help you try on and select the perfect wig for your face shape and skin tone, then show you how to care for your wig. To get professionally measured, call Wig Elegance at (215) 945-4900 or stop in and see us in at the Oxford Oaks Shopping Center in Yardley.