Unlike growing out natural hair, there’s an element of instant gratification with wigs because you can have gorgeous, long locks in the time it takes to swipe your card at the wig boutique checkout. This may unfortunately lead wig wearers to opt for inappropriate lengths or styles. But going into shopping with some basic ideas about length and bangs for your individual style will help you find the right wig.

How to Decide Length and Bangs for Your Wig

Consider Your Face Shape

Just like walking into a salon for a haircut, when you come into a wig salon for a fitting your wig specialist will help you choose a length and bangs that will fit your face shape best.

There are several types of face shapes used in the hair world including heart-shaped, oval, square, round and diamond. These are based on measurements and ratios across the plane of your face and can provide good guidance on picking out styles.

For instance, someone with a long face may benefit from heavy bangs as they help to balance their higher forehead. But someone with a round face may lose too much real estate to heavy bangs.

Some basic recommendations for styles based on face shape include:

Heart-shaped:  Keep the volume in your wig towards the bottom, such as a long wig that curls or waves halfway down. This will help balance a narrow chin. Continue this balance with bangs that are shorter in the middle and longer on the sides to visually narrow your forehead.

Oval: Many styles work for wig-wearers with oval faces. You can try a variety of short and long wigs in multiple volumes. Try out some blunt or mid-length bangs for a fun look.

Square: Opt for layered looks that balance out sharp parts of your jaw or forehead. Side-swept bangs bring attention upwards on your face away from any sharp angles. Choose a wig with bangs that taper at the ends, softening wide parts of your face.

Round: Put some structure into your look with long layers or a short, messy ‘do when you pick a wig for a round face. Avoid anything that will add volume at the widest parts of your face, such as a short bob. Similarly, don’t give up too much of your face to dominating bangs. Instead, pick a wig with bangs you swipe to the side.

Diamond: Similar to square faces, work on finding soft-looking layered wigs that will balance the sharp parts of your chin and forehead. Play with longer bangs kept to the side on your wigs.

Is Your Wig Too Long? Get It Styled

If you have purchased a wig or extensions that are simply too long, the great news is that they can be styled or cut to a length that fits you better. If you just need fewer inches, adding curls or waves can bring it to the right length. For more drastic changes, ask our salon experts to give the wig a professional trim.

Similarly, you may be able to add bangs to a wig depending on how the hair that was originally attached. Ask someone at the wig shop before purchase if it will be possible with your chosen wig.

When you visit Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique, you benefit from being able to try on a variety of wigs to test out different lengths and styles of bangs. You’ll feel confident knowing you’ve picked the right length for your face shape. Call (215) 725-3930 for an appointment today.

Hair extensions are one of the best and simplest ways to switch up your look, whether for a special event or to help get through an awkward grow-out phase from short hair.

But how do you choose the best types of hair extensions? At Rosalind Stella’s, we have a variety of extensions available for our customers. Choosing the best type means meeting their personal hair extension and budgetary needs.

Best Type of Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are sections or wefts of human or synthetic hair that are attached to the natural hair close to the scalp. They blend in when styled with natural hair. Some are worn temporarily while others are installed “permanently.”

More permanently installed extensions can last for one month up to six months. A few factors dictate this longevity, including how fast your natural hair grows out and how the quality of your extensions holds up. Your natural hair growth is a big factor as it will drop the links of the extensions, such as the tape or beads, down away from your scalp making them potentially visible.

Hair extensions costs range from around $100 with less permanent options up to several thousand dollars for permanent options. Depending on your style goals, your budgetary options could be wide-ranging.

So here’s a breakdown of the different types of hair extensions and who exactly they are best for.

Halo Hair Extensions: The most temporary of all hair extensions, halo hair extensions are on an invisible headband that you settle beneath the hair on the crown of your head. Wefts hang from the bottom of this halo headband, blending in with your natural hair. These can be very inexpensive depending on materials, and only take a few seconds to remove.

Clip-In Extensions: For better hold during a night out or a special event, clip-in extensions are the best option. These are placed and removed each time you use them in layers of wefts that secure with clips.

Tape-In Extensions: Similar to clip-ins, tape-in extensions are applied at the scalp to the natural hair. However, they use tape which makes for a more permanent installation. These can last a month or two.

Microbead Extensions: For extensions with a secure grip that does not alter the natural hair, microbead extensions are the best option. Sections of hair are attached to natural hair with small beads. These create a secure fit so styling and wearing the extensions feels natural.

Bonded Extensions: The most natural-looking and potentially long-lasting are bonded extensions that use keratin to attach individual hairs to the natural hair. These can last for months but also come with a bigger price tag.

The Best Types of Hair Extensions

The best type of hair extensions is the ones that are going to damage your natural hair the least and get you the most bang for your buck. Many wearers and stylists prefer clip-in extensions for just this reason.

For the casual wearer who just wants to add a little length or volume now and then, clip-in extensions make sense. They are easily removable and therefore put a less cumulative strain on the scalp. They also may last longer without everyday wear, making their purchase more worthwhile.

Want to find the best extensions for your style needs? At Rosalind Stella’s, we can find you the perfect extensions for your hair needs and budget. Call to make an appointment today at (215) 725-3930.

Have you been having trouble getting to the salon lately? You’re not alone. Between continued social distancing restrictions and unpleasant winter weather, it just seems easier to stay at home.

A Backup Wig Is a Great Fill in for When You Can't Get to the Salon

But that doesn’t mean it’s easier to look at your grown-out hairdo and feel confident. If you can’t get to the salon right now, backup wigs can be a great fill-in to cover up hair that’s in need of some upkeep.

Stay Safe

Avoid exposure to both coronavirus and other winter ickies by skipping the salon until the cold and flu season is over. If you’re not comfortable having someone else in close contact with your face and hair right now, it makes sense!

This is especially true if you are part of a vulnerable population. But just because your immune system might need a little more protection, it doesn’t mean your hair should be neglected.

So protect yourself and look good with a wig to hold you over until it feels safe to see your hairdresser again.

Save Some Cash

While backup wigs do have an initial investment that is likely a little more than a cut and color, over months and months of wear they come out ahead of major hairstyling every time. If you’ve been trying to save some cash lately, making a smart purchase of a wig to wear over the next year rather than getting expensive styling done is a savvy beauty choice.

Hectic Schedule

Many people’s lives have turned upside down over the past year. If your job has changed or your kids are suddenly going to school from home, it can be hard to take the “me time” you need to get your hair cared for properly. People all over the world are feeling a real pinch in their ability to get everything done.

So save yourself the time of both going to the salon and styling your hair. When you have a pre-styled wig waiting on your wig stand when you wake up in the morning, you’ve just saved yourself a bundle of time. Get her on tight and go on with your day. You deserve to look good and manage your life!

If you are someone who can’t make salon appointments right now or afford to go as frequently as you like, bring in some backup with a wig that matches your regular style. At Rosalind Stella’s we are making it possible for people to wig shop safely and skip the salon. Reach out to see how we can help you at (215) 725-3930.

What. A. Year. 2020 just keeps bringing more surprises, and most of them have not been great. But Rosalind Stella’s is stocked with beautiful wigs and hairpieces and you won’t be surprised to fall in love with them. Here’s why this year is the right year to try a new look with a wig.

2020 Might Be the Best Time to Try Out a New Look with a Wig

You Deserve Something New

We have all been through it. Retail therapy is not the most emotionally healthy way to deal with your feelings, but it definitely makes you feel better. So does give your look a little pick-me-up.

Boost your self-confidence and get some safe, socially-distant shopping done when you find a new look.

COVID-19 May Be Making Your Hair Fall Out

No, really. If you had COVID-19 this year and are noticing some hair falling out, it may be due to your experience with the virus. You are not alone.

Telogen effluvium is a temporary condition of hair loss. It often happens after periods of high stress. Whether COVID-19-related hair loss has to do with the physical and emotional stress of the illness or a symptom of the virus itself is unknown, but hair does grow back. A wig or hairpiece can boost your confidence in the meantime.

Getting to the Salon Is Difficult

As lockdown rules roll back out among surging COVID-19 cases, getting to the salon is about to be more difficult than it has been all year. It’s basically impossible to keep up trimming off the dead ends of your hair, let alone a good dye job or pixie cut.

If your hair is looking rough around the edges as your dye or cut grows out in quarantine, cover it up with a wig. Wig shopping does not require the same social closeness that getting your haircut every 4-8 weeks does. Plus, a wig will last you to the end of the pandemic.

Pair a Wig with a Mask and Sunglasses for the Perfect Incognito Disguise

Got something you would rather not be spotted doing? Need some privacy for a big doctor’s appointment or just hoping not to run into close-talking “chatters” at the grocery store? 2020 is the perfect year for a disguise.

Masks have become so rapidly accepted in the social sphere as a way to help defeat the pandemic and keep our neighbors safe. But they do one more thing: They give you anonymity.

You might feel a little silly at first, but adding a wig with your mask and even some big sunglasses will let you stroll around town like you’re a completely different person. It’s easy to social distance when no one recognizes you enough to stop and talk.

Stop by Rosalind Stella’s or call (215) 725-3930 to find out what kinds of new looks we have in store for you as we approach the end of 2020.

A new and distressing COVID-19 symptom has come to light recently: hair loss. COVID-19 patients are noticing that following their diagnosis they are experiencing clumps of lost hair falling out. After the stressful experience of COVID-19, this unexpected follow-up is obviously unwelcome.

COVID-19 Hair Loss

Medical professionals believe the hair loss to be a temporary condition known as telogen effluvium. Telogen refers to the cycle of hair growth. Effluvium is derived from the Latin word effluo meaning “to flow out or away.” Quite literally, telogen effluvium means to experience your hair flying out of your head.

For many post-COVID-19 patients, the sudden hair loss after their diagnosis feels just like this.

Whether the virus itself results in hair loss, it is caused by a high fever or the stress of enduring the symptoms prompts it, experiencing new hair loss can be a startling and frustrating experience. For those who just want to return to normal after a bout with illness, now having to cope with hair loss is an unneeded burden.

Fortunately, telogen effluvium appears to be almost universally temporary. So while it is inconvenient, it will not be a permanent state of affairs.

Coping with COVID-19 Hair Loss

In the meantime, Rosalind Stella’s has several options for those looking to cope with hair loss in the short term after COVID-19.

For those who are experiencing only partial or patchy hair loss, hairpieces that attach into existing hair and fall naturally with it disguise bald spots. If hair loss presents as thinning rather than bald patches, traditional clip-in extensions can add in some volume and length until your hair returns to its former growth.

When extreme hair loss occurs from telogen effluvium, including multiple patches or more than fifty percent of hair loss, turning to a full wig will be the easiest, most time-efficient method. Wigs come in many styles, colors and materials so you can match your budget and your look with ease.

Human hair wigs tend to be more durable and expensive when compared with synthetic wigs. Since telogen effluvium is expected to be temporary, it may make sense to go with a synthetic wig, as you will not need it to hold up as long.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 hair loss, Rosalind Stella’s is here for you. Reach out to our staff to make a socially-distanced, masked-up appointment to investigate which hair loss solutions may be right for you. Get in touch with us today by calling (215) 725-3930 or sending us a message.

Wigs are a valuable health and beauty item, and so easy to damage. Whether you’ve got a wig badly snarled or singed off some bangs while styling, try our wig repair and restyling by professional hairstylists employed at our boutique.

Wig repair and restyling in Center City, PA

If you consider the wear and tear that wigs have to be similar to what natural hair would sustain, it’s a miracle wig last as long as they do! Natural hair has the benefit of regular conditioning treatments, growth, and trims to keep it neat, but a wig depends fully on restorative practices to keep it looking good.

When Your Wig Goes Awry

Wig repair may be needed for several reasons. Hair loss is one such possibility. Adding volume back in breathes life into an older wig and keeps your style looking fresh and healthy. Wigs can also be burned, either by styling or accidentally. Singed hairs can be repaired and replaced, bringing that glossy “new” look back to your wig.

Like natural hair, wigs may lose their oomph after a while. A new cut and style can extend their longevity. A long wig can very easily become a short, cute bob. Bedraggled hairs can be treated and straightened back into a glossy mane. Wigs may not last forever, but their lifespan can certainly be extended with careful repair and styling.

Restyling, in general, can be done to “intact” wig that just needs an update. Perhaps you have been wearing a pin-straight wig for some time, but want to upgrade to voluminous curls. Bringing in your wig to be styled professionally can help you achieve the look you want.

Some wigs can even be dyed. Best results and recommendations are for light, human-hair wigs to be dyed darker. Trying to dye synthetic hair or bleach wigs can be destructive. That said, if you want to take your blonde wig to brunette, or even add some highlights, that is something a professional can help you evaluate.

Trust the Wig Experts

As all of Rosalind Stella’s staff are hairdressers, they are experts on styling and repairing wigs. Scheduling salons appointments for your wig is just as important as for natural hair. Our staff of hairdressers can also recommend any styling tools or cleaning products for you to keep up the look at home.

If you have a wig repair and restyling need, get in touch with Rosalind Stella’s staff. At Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique, we specialize in caring—for you and your wigs! Call today at (215) 725-3930.

For men facing hair loss, the options may seem extreme. Expensive shampoos claim hair regrow this with potentially unproven results and serious side effects. Some of these products can only assist particular types of hair loss, and will not assist 30% of users at all. Hair transplant surgery is exactly what it sounds like—surgery. These surgeries move hair from the back of the head to the front. There will be a period of time where it will be noticeably healing and the hair length will be uneven. Like any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection. And of course, there is a cost, which often ranges in the four figures.Wigs as a safe alternative to Male Hair Loss in Philadelphia

But for those in Philadelphia looking for a safe, simple, cost-effective solution to hair loss, considering a wig or toupee for male pattern baldness is a great option.

Customizable Wig Options for Men

There are many different options for hairpieces, depending on how often it will be worn and how durable it needs to be. For example, some hairpieces are small, only covering a patch of baldness on the crown. Others are slightly larger, cover the top of the head. A full wig will fit down over the head, creating natural hairlines.

Wigs can be matched to the color of existing facial hair or older photos of hair. Silver strands can be added in for a more natural look. These wigs can be cut to match your signature style. Have you always part your hair to the left? No problem. Your wig can look the same.

When it comes to the materials that wigs are made out of, there are two main choices: synthetic or human hair. Synthetic hair wigs are more cost-effective. They have shorter longevity and best for those who are going to wear their wigs less often. Human hair wigs are often a bit more expensive. They tend to last longer. Wigs made of human hair have the added benefit of being styled like natural hair. Limited use of heated tools is safe for natural hair.

Wigs should give you the fun and freedom of a hairstyle you enjoy, not to cover up something you are ashamed of. We would love to assist you in finding the hairstyle you’re looking for, whether with hairpieces or a wig. Stop by or give Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique a call at (215) 725-3930. We specialize in caring for your hair!

Philadelphia shoppers in the market for a wig or hairpiece will appreciate the professional services provided by Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique.

Professional Services You’ll Appreciate When Buying a New Wig in Philadelphia

Staff at Rosalind Stella’s—as well as partners – Wig Elegance and Wig-A-Do—are ready to provide top-notch customer service. They will create the experience you desire. Our staff is licensed, hairdressers. Some have experienced hair loss due to cancer treatments themselves.

Options to Choose from

The experience at Rosalind Stella’s Wig boutique has the feel of a salon visit. Wigs will be fitted professionally for comfort and style. The extensive inventory offers many wig options, including:

Choosing a wig can be overwhelming, but with the professional guidance you can find at Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique you will quickly learn which style is the best fit for you. Our staff can walk you through human hair versus synthetic debate. Human hair wigs are often more expensive but last longer; synthetic saves some money upfront but may not last as long. Choosing a wig that fits your wear and style needs is a task Rosalind Stella’s is well suited for.

Caring for Your Wig and You!

Besides learning how to fit and wear your wig, our staff can also assist with questions about how to style it. Human hair wigs and some synthetics may be styled like natural hair, with curlers or flatirons. Specially designed tools and shampoos should be used to keep wigs in good condition, and professionals can guide you through wig care. If you prefer, wigs can be brought in for professional styling as well.

We can even repair wear and tear on your wig. If strands are lost, damaged or burned they can be replaced. Wigs can be given a trim and quick style update to breathe new life into the item.

Professional Services for Men, Too

While hair loss strikes both genders, wig boutiques often cater to women. However, Rosalind Stella’s is stocked to assist men with hair loss as well. Pieces and toupees are available. They come in many of the same options like wigs, including synthetic, human hair, monofilament and lace caps. Touches of grey can be added in for a natural look as well.

Whether looking for a style change or dealing with a difficult time in your life, Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique is here to fit you into something you love. Stop by or give us a call at (215) 725-3930.

2019 Wig Trends for Bristol, PA

Wigs are one of the easiest ways to stay up on trends. They allow for a quick, fashionable change without the commitment of a cut and color. Wigs can also come to the aid of those experiencing hair loss, keeping them feeling confident.

“You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it”

The queen of 2019 hair-spiration, Ariana Grande, declared her locks as purchased in her song 7 Rings. Her iconic high ponytail inspired many others to take the jump into hair pieces and wigs.

However she was not the only inspiration out there. Long, tight curls in natural hair also became popular, often created in dark, glossy shade wigs.

Instagram-worthy pastels dyes also swept onto the scene, and luckily for those unwilling to risk the bleach, into wigs as well. Coming in light purples, rose pinks and shining grays, these muted shades are arrayed across lobs, curls and pin-straight wig styles.

For those looking for typical hair colors, sculpted pixie cuts and softly flowing wedged bobs show off the wearer’s face while looking like natural hair. Nuanced color options in these styles allow one to choose something that matches their own hair, or to try out a color they never had before.

Options to Consider

When purchasing a wig, there’s more than just a trend to consider. Face shape can be a deciding factor. Rosalind Stella’s Staff are happy to help choose a piece that will fit your face. Square faces look great with curly hair styles and round faces are suited to straight-lined styles.

Additionally, customers must decide between synthetic or human hair wigs. Synthetic wigs are often less expensive but will not last as long. Human hair wigs have longer lives but possibly a bigger price tag. The deciding factor is often what use you expect to get out of the wig.

Choosing a simple or versatile wig is important if you intend to use only one. Trends change quickly and you’ll want to find a hair piece you can update the style on if necessary in the months to come.

Experts on Site

Upon visiting us at Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique, you’ll find the staff have hairdressing licenses. We can get you into a well-fitting wig that matches popular trends and will keep you looking good for months to come.

Come into our Bristol, PA location and get the look and feel of today’s popular wig options in person. We make the purchasing process smoother and, we hope, fun! Give us a call at (215) 725-3930 or stop by today!

As a first-time wig wearer, you may be hesitant to make a wig investment without the answer to one major question: can you wear a wig every day? You may even be worried about it falling off and how to keep your wig secure.

Can I Wear a Wig Every Day?

Fortunately, you can wear a wig every day and, if you are concerned about sweat and movement throughout the day, there are a variety of wig products that can help keep your wig on and you feeling confident. And, if you follow proper wig care and maintenance, you shouldn’t have to worry about damaging your wig through everyday wear.

How to Care for Your Wig

You can wear your wig every day, however, it should be washed about every 28 wears. If you live an active lifestyle and are exposed to sweat or chlorine more often than the average person, you should wash your wig more often. However, it is important not to over wash it. When you wash your wig, always use wig products and wash with cold water. Wig shampoo can be purchased at your local Philadelphia wig salon.

Other wig care tips include:

  • Store your wig on a wig stand. This will help your wig maintain shape and prevent tangles.
  • When combing your wig, always brush down. Start at the bottom and work your way up.
  • Invest in combs or brushes with plastic or metal teeth– horsehair and soft fiber brushes can damage your wig.

Some people choose to invest in more than one wig, so that they have a wig for occasions: active days, special events, or everyday wear. It is not necessary to do this, but you may enjoy having more than one wig option to choose from. The lifespan of a well-cared for wig, depending on the type, can range between 6 months and 1 year.

Where to Buy a Wig in Philadelphia

Philadelphia wig salons, like Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique, are the perfect place to buy a wig. At Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique, we are here for all your wig needs. Staffed by friendly wig experts, we offer wigs, wig accessories, and wig adhesives. If you are new to the lovely world of wigs, we will even wash your wig for you and give you all the tips and tricks you need to continue wearing it properly and comfortably. Give us a call at (215) 725-3930 today!

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