I don't think this is the right style for me.
I really wish that I had pictures of me with every wig that I have ever owned. I'm actually not even sure how many wigs I have owned over the years, but far too many! If I had only known what I know now, I could easily afford the one I want now.
The one thing that has taught me the most about which wig I should wear has been to take pictures and attempt to evaluate the results objectively. Lets start with the worst first and progress from there.
Wilshire Wigs in North Hollywood. They have an online store, but I went in person. I really thought that with this wig I had moved up and purchased a wig that would really work for me. This wig is synthetic but can handle being curled with warm curlers. It was so much fun curling this hair and styling it, but unfortunately it looks horrible on me. Again the color is just not right, far too light again. The other thing is that it is too long, it makes my whole neck and head look huge. This is because it is way too fluffy, which will not make a head look small, and I already have a huge head.
Miranda from Amore - Rene of Paris. I purchased this one online as an exchange for the short black one above. I actually wore this one for a few months during the winter one year. It is the same style of wig that I have in blonde. This is possibly the best picture of me in it, in many others I look way too pale. I kind of think that maybe this color could work on me if I was tanner. I don't hate the look of this one, but it is not my favorite.
Miranda from Amore - Rene of Paris. I really like the color. With this one I found a blond that works with my skin tone. I think the length is still too long though.
Samantha from Amore - Rene of Paris. What I think is best about this wig is too things, one - the color. There are many shades of blond, but this one suits me best. Why do I think that? Personally I think it is because it very closely matches the color my hair used to be when I actually had my own hair. Secondly - The length is great on me. It comes to just above my shoulders and has a tendency to kind of wrap around my neck. This has the added benefit of reducing the appearance of the size of my neck. Also with the straight hair style it helps to not accentuate the size of my head.
This wig was purchased about four or five wigs ago, translation, about $1000 dollars ago, I wore it a few times and put it away for a longer version of the same wig. After I purchased the long ugly blond human hair wig and saw some pictures of me in it, I tried on all of my wigs and took pictures of just my head in all of them. When comparing them all side by side, this wig looked best on me and I have stuck with it ever since.
What is my advice to you in purchasing your next wig, or maybe even your first one? Go to a wig store, try it on, and have someone take your picture in it, from several different angles. Watch for how different wigs can affect the shape of your head. Also as far as color is concerned - try to match your natural hair color, this will tend to look the most natural on you. Most importantly, try on as many different styles, shapes, and colors of wigs and take pictures of all of them. Then purchase nothing until you have had the time to look at all of your pictures objectively evaluate if the wig actually helps you to look your best!
Oh, so what wig do I currently want? This one. But I think it is a little long, oh and of course it would have to be some shade of blonde. I might then take it to a hairdresser to get it the right length for me. What can't I do? I can't stomach the cost of it. If only I would have known way long ago, I could have bought this one and saved myself about $1000-2000. Why do I want it? It is human hair, and it has a larger cap size. But before I ever dare to drop that kind of cash on a wig, I will drive down to Hollywood and try that puppy on, and take lots of pictures first!
purple wig pictures used from: The Morning Mist