Wig - Zara by Jon Renau
What is it that I don't like about it? I don't like that it is synthetic hair. Don't get me wrong, the fiber that they used is super luxurious and mimics real hair super well, and maybe it would only be me that knows, but unfortunately I do know, it is not real hair.
What's the hangup with real hair? I don't know. Especially when you consider the look of Zara above and the Adelle II C HT by Wig Pro below. At least in these pictures I think I look better in the Zara.
Adelle II C HT - by Wig Pro
I know, great picture huh? Nope, not by a long shot, but I do kind of have a look of joy on my face. What do I like about this wig? I love, love, love that it is human hair. Oh and like the Zara above, it is in a large sized cap, which just makes it feel luscious. What don't I like about it? I don't like the styling.
But really that brings about possibly the best thing I learned about this trying on session, whichever wig I purchase I am going to take it, and myself, and go have the darn thing styled for me. Which is something I am intimidated to do, but I am going to do it. Jules asked me what my hesitation was and I said trust. If you get a bad haircut, it will grow back. Pay $600 for a wig, get a poorly styled $40 cut, and guess what? You are stuck. I suppose the key to a successful style is like anything else, research and experimentation. I just hope it will not cost an arm and a leg as I don't have many limbs to spare.
The two wigs I have pictured are just the latest two I have tried on. I purposely drove to Wilshire Wigs with the intention of not purchasing a wig. In my head I made an agreement where I decided that I would not purchase anything, this would be a research only trip. I had a list of wigs I wanted to try, which I did and I also asked the very helpful sales associates for their advice and opinions. I tried on maybe five or six wigs at least. I tried to keep an open mind and really pay attention to fit and less attention to style.
I figure that with first and foremost, a wig that actually fits my giant head, I could then have it styled in a way that actually complements me. I really like my current wig, which I discovered does not actually fit my head, but I just basically got it off the rack and have had no professional styling done to it. I think I got lucky. My current wig looks better, even with not fitting, than anything I tried off the rack on this trip.
Maybe it was because of my inner resolution to not purchase anything, but I did not fall in love with anything straight away. I liked the two I pictured on this page the most. Even though I have my concerns (fears) about trusting a stylist, I now, more than ever, understand that it is a necessity.
I am also quite sure with who I am going to trust with the delicate job of styling my future purchase. Probably Wilshire Wigs. Their professionalism, services and products continue to impress me.
I will continue to keep you updated on my ongoing wig journey.