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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.

Wear a wig and be proud

24 Feb

From Gigi Hadid to the Queen Bey herself, it seems that everyone from Hollywood to Shoreditch is experimenting with one of the hottest and most versatile hair trends of 2017. Wigs.

Entering the mainstream, wigs have earned their place in the spotlight as the key fashion accessory for this year, with A-list models and celebrities confidently and unapologetically showcasing their finest hairpieces at high profile events and awards ceremonies. At Dream Girl, we know our Chic Collection, with its wide range of different styles and lengths is increasingly popular with women who want to change their look in an instant. 

For too long wigs have been viewed as something to endure; tolerated by patients who’d lost their hair through treatment, and by those affected by thinning hair or conditions affecting hair growth, to disguise hair loss. Wigs have often been a source of embarrassment and physical discomfort for wearers. But, with celebrities donning new hairpieces week in week out, the humble wig is experiencing a new lease of life, combining the functional and the fashionable, to achieve a stunning glamourpuss look.  

Gone are the days of scratchy hair pieces and plastic strands that wouldn’t look out of place on a doll. With advances in application methods and artificial hair technology, wigs are here to stay. Or not. That’s the beauty of this must have trend. Swap. Replace. Update. Changing your style or colour has never been so much fun or instantaneous.

With a beautifully styled wig, no longer do you need to commit to a new haircut or colour in the long term. Avoid the regret and time spent growing out an unflattering style or additional treatments to repair a dye gone wrong. Switch up your style whenever you want, for that Instagram perfect appearance.

Take a cute and striking pixie cut one day, to long, tumbling curls the next. Saving time getting ready and preventing damage to your natural hair from styling, high quality wigs are the solution to your bad hair days. The only limitation is your own inhibitions.

By embracing the wig trend, wearers who may have previously been self-conscious and aware of their wig are also empowered, helping to remove the stigma associated with their use. Although wigs have enjoyed their position as a status symbol throughout history, with everyone from Cleopatra to Marie Antoinette to Edie Sedgwick wearing the fashionable style of their time, modern day wig wearers are typically not as confident as the A-list from yesteryear.  Adopting a wig and owning it may just inspire someone who feels anything less than confident in theirs to feel a little more comfortable that they can ‘work it’ too.

Available in every style, length and colour you are sure to find one or two (or three or…) individual styles that will suit you, giving you a variety of equally striking looks for any occasion. If you’re looking for a gorgeous, minimum fuss, ready to wear style that  will have maximum impact, a wig is the answer for you.

Mix up your 2017 looks with a selection of wigs to complement your outfit, your mood or the occasion, and help to move wigs out of the shadows and into the spotlight once again.

The easiest way to change your style

28 Oct

Do you know how celebrities change their hairstyles from day to day? Their secret is wigs!

Take a look at celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga or Beyonce. You’ll see their style changes dramatically from one day to the next. They’ll have super long locks on stage, then short hair the very next day. Scissors aren’t involved because just a few days later they’ll be [pictured again with those super long locks in a different colour.

Like trying a new lip colour or experimenting with a new nail varnish, wigs offer versatility and a chance to chop and change your style as quick as you like. Dream Girl’s Chic Collection offers a range of lace and elastic wigs that fit snugly over your natural hair and can help you transform your style in seconds. It’s perfect for the festive season when you’ve got plenty of glamorous nights to prepare for.

First you have to choose whether you want a wig made from 100% human hair or synthetic. Human hair looks more natural as it falls gently and keeps its style for longer. A synthetic wig will be less expensive and will look very natural, ideal for a one off occasion.

You need to choose the hairstyle or look you want to go for, it might be a short pixie crop or a longer length. You can also choose from a wide range of colours so you can select a style that closely matches your own colour or opt for a wig that’s in a bright or different shade for maximum impact.

Next you need to fit your wig, You can either do this at home or you might want to see a stylist and they can do it for you. You need to start by flattening your own natural hair. Any bums will affect how the hair on the wig sits and you want it to have as smooth a base as possible.

Comb your natural hair back and tie it. Use a wig cap as this with flatten your hair down. It will also help to keep the wig in place. Begin with the wig at the forehead and continue to fit to the nape of the neck. Arrange the hair strands so they’re falling correctly and you’re ready to go!

If you want your wig to stay in good shape then make sure you gently comb it without harsh over brushing. Over-brush your natural hair and it will break but grow back. That doesn’t happen with a wig. Use a stand to ensure the wig keeps its shape and doesn’t become distorted. Wash in warm water and use gentle products to clean any dirt and grease from your locks. Allow hair to dry completely before you make any attempt to style it. This isn’t your natural hair, you will damage the wig if you use heat while it;s wet.

Whether you want an afro, a bob or super long style a wig allows you to change your look in seconds. You can order directly from Dream Girl’s online store.

Are wigs part of your beauty routine?

12 Aug

From Shay Mitchell to Kim Kardashian, we’re used to celebs experimenting with different hairstyles. In the last week, both stars have debuted shorter and fresher styles on their social media. Shay showed off a lob with a choppy, textured finish, while Kim showed off a shorter, blunt edged hairdo.

We love to change and we love to experiment, but are we missing a trick that these celebs have up their sleeves? Both have revealed their new style was in fact a wig. Even before she was pictured at an event with seemingly chopped locks, Kim told her followed on Snapchat that she was wearing a wig, as she lifted the lid on her beauty routine. Shay’s stylist, meanwhile, said the shorter style she’d showcased was, too, a wig.

What’s incredible is how natural they look. In Dream Girl’s Chic Collection, you can wear a wig, either in human hair pieces or with curls, layered, waves or straight as well as in a variety of lengths. Made with a lace cap, these help to create a natural finish and enable the hair to fall naturally at the roots, meaning it’s harder to tell whether it’s a wig or your natural locks.

Kim says she wore the wig because she’s tempted to cut several inches from her locks and this is a great reason to experiment. OK, hair grows back, but if you’re unsure as to whether you’ll suit a shorter hairstyle, or want to wear it temporarily, rather than permanently, a wig is the perfect way to test the water.

Similarly, you can opt for a high impact shift, like Shay, where you wow your friends with a new style that only lasts the night. Just because it’s a wig, it doesn’t mean you can style it to suit you. Shay’s stylist could well have added the texture and shape to suit her face and style. The best thing to do is to work closely with your stylist so that they can help you develop a hairstyle while wearing the wig that makes the most of your features and individual style.

Wigs are growing in popularity and are ideal for those who want to change up their style without committing to the chop.

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