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Our love affair with wigs

25 Aug

When you look at celebs like Kylie Jenner or Nicki Minaj and wonder how they constantly change their style we’ll let you into a secret – wigs.

This isn’t a new love affair. In fact stars of the big screen (and small screen) have always relied on wigs to keep their style up to date. It means you can transform your look in minutes, go from long to short or try a completely different colour, and do it in seconds.

The technology behind wigs has become so amazing over the past few years that it’s actually becoming harder and harder to spot a wig when you see one. Lace fronts help the wig blend in naturally so it looks just like your own hair. Plus a human hair wig is sewn so that the hair falls naturally, with a natural parting, so it’s even harder to spot!

Younger stars are much more open about wearing wigs. Kylie Jenner has talked about not wanting to dye her hair constantly, and also about the pressure of having to change her style constantly. She relies on wigs because it reduces the strain on her natural tresses. Stars like her being open about wearing wigs has gone a long way to reducing the stigma of wearing a wig.

A wig isn’t, of course, just for woman who want to change their hairstyle. Women who’ve lost their hair, whether through illness, stress or treatment, know how much it can damage your confidence. A wig is the ideal way to cover any bald patches, or to give your confidence the boost it needs.

When you’re choosing a wig it’s always worth doing you research first. What style do you want? What colour do you want it, what length? You can talk to your stylist and they’ll help you find the right match. Remember, when you fit the wig for the first time ask your stylist if they’ll do any trimming and work to make it frame your face perfectly. Just like with any hairstyle, your wig has to compliment your face and style.

When you’re caring for your wig, make sure you use products that are sulfate free. That goes for hair extensions as well, as you want to ensure you’re using a product that isn’t going to strip the hair. Keep it combed and neat and make sure you’re storing your wigs carefully so they don’t get tangled or knotted while you’re not wearing them.

Dream Girl’s Chic Collection lets you try a new style everyday. Available in lots of different lengths, textures and colours, from Light Blond to Sunset Brown, you’ll be able to find the perfect shade and style for you.

Explore the Chic Collection here.

Fringe fest – The Do’s and Don’t’s of face framers

3 Feb

Fringes. The big hair dilemma. A fringe is an instant pick me up for a style that’s lost its sparkle. But, making the decision to opt for a maximum impact cut versus the need for a regular trim, and the potential crisis of an unexpected downpour, gives you a lot to think about before you decide to go for the chop.

At Dream Girl we keep an eye on the latest trends and this season fringes are everywhere. But whether you’ve got hair extensions, or you just fancy a bit of a change it’s an easy way to add texture and to have a much needed refresh of your style.

Here are the questions you should ask yourself and the best styles to suit your face.

Will it suit me?

No matter your face shape or the texture of your hair, the perfect fringe is out there, ready to transform your look. So, let us help you to make up your mind as we guide you through our fringe-based facts, to find the fringe that will suit you best:

To be blunt – For ladies with thick, straight hair a blunt cut could be just what you’re searching for. A blunt fringe gives you a statement look, and perfectly complements hair of any length. Treat your inner rock chick to a blunt fringe and long hair extensions for an achingly cool style. If you’ve got a slightly rounder face, it’s probably best to avoid this look, as the cut softens the line of the jaw leaving a fuller face effect. If you’ve got hair extensions adding volume, you can add a slighter blunter cut fringe for full effect. 

Small and sweet – For women with a rounder jawline, a micro-fringe may be the solution. Channel some uber-cool, Scandi-chic with a short and choppy micro fringe. Like an edgy pixie, this look is the right mix of striking and cute, and the cut helps to create cheekbones and angles that no amount of contouring could achieve. Micro-fringes work best with shorter hairstyles, and could be a suitable alternative to consider if you’re taking a short break from extensions but still want a ‘stand out from the crowd’ look.  If you’ve be blessed with a smaller-than-average forehead, a micro fringe will look amazing on you. Girls with larger foreheads, you may want to consider a more flattering option.

Making waves – Ladies with curly hair have stayed away from fringes for too long, worrying about flyaway frizz and uncontrollable locks, but now it’s your time to be bold. With beautiful natural texture and volume, tamed by modern styling methods, celebrate your curls with a full fringe. Go for a dry cut to avoid curl shrinkage when wet, and enjoy your beautiful fringe (maybe for the first time in your life.)  

A-list style – From Alexa Chung to Emma Stone, a shaggy fringe is the key look for celebs all over the globe, as it creates an easy to wear style that looks great day or night. And the best part is, shaggy fringes suit every face shape. Ideal for straight to wavy hair, shaggy fringes work well with short to long length hairstyles, really making the most of your hair extensions. The shaggy fringe also works a treat for girls who have an unruly cow’s lick that just won’t cooperate with a blow-dry. The perfect all-rounder, a shaggy fringe may just be the hairstyle you’re looking for.  

So, there you go, a fringe to suit every person. You’ll wonder why you didn’t make the decision to go for one sooner.

Fringe top tip: Don’t try this at home. Cutting your own fringe runs the risk of spontaneous hysterical crying and prolonged periods of hat-wearing.

Are you bored of your bob?

30 Sep

For those who took the leap and cut their hair into a trendy bob, it could be time for a change.

There’s nothing wrong with this. Experimenting with our hair is what it’s there for. Plus a regular cut is great for your locks as it helps them to restore and renew, keeping them healthy.

The bob haircut has been popular for a few years now and plenty of people love it. After all, it looks great. However for those who wish they hadn’t cut their hair in the first place, you might be wishing your hair would grow a little faster.

If you want to grow out your cut gracefully there are easy ways to do it. And you have to have a plan. Hair extensions can help but you also need to do your homework.

First start thinking about your fringe. If you’re growing out shorter strands you want to add texture to distract from the lengths. The easiest way to do this is with a sweeping fringe. Trim it every six to eight weeks to keep it at the same length but it’ll help make your style look smooth and interesting as your grow the ends out.

Think about playing around with the texture of your hair. Curls, or super straight locks will help to mask the uneven or choppy ends as they get grown out. Experimenting with texture not only masks the growing pains, it also reminds you there’s still plenty you can do with your hair.

Hair extensions are the easiest way to support you through a  changing length. Whether your hair extensions are clip ons, you glue or sew them in, if you choose a colour that is as close as possible to your own, the length will blend in seamlessly to your natural locks. Dream Girl has over 80 shades so you’re more likely to find the exact shade that’s right for you. 100% human hair extensions will look more natural than synthetic and will fall in a more natural way.

As you add hair extensions you need to think about framing your face. If you work with your stylist, they’ll help you style your locks so that your layers and style in the front are blended naturally. This’ll make it look more like it’s your own hair.

Failing that you can go for a weave. Remember that you want to feel confident and your hair is a huge part of this. If you’re growing out a short style there will be moment when you wish you hadn’t started. For those days, a weave will just help you create a brand new hairstyle, even if it’s just temporary.

Growing out a short style can be a headache, but there are always easy ways for you to keep you feeling stylish as you wait for the length to grow.

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