5 Wig Accidents to Avoid

Wearing a wig isn’t difficult. When you combine a reputable boutique with knowledgeable staff and a skilled stylist who can customize your look, almost no one will be able to tell whether you’re wearing the best wig or having a great hair day.

There are, however, a few common mistakes that people who are new to wigs make that betray their secret. Whether you’re looking at a wig for the first time or would like to know why your friend’s hairpiece looks so much more natural than yours, here are a few tips to consider:

  1. Don’t buy the wrong size

One of the surest signs that a person is wearing a wig is when the wig slips out of place or bunches up in a way that natural hair does not. Although this is a common fear among new wig wearers, these events are generally signs of an ill-fitting wig – not a fault of the wig itself. Make sure you take your measurements accurately or ask your stylist or the Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique staff to help you.

  1. Avoid direct heat

You can ruin a synthetic wig by wearing it too close to intense heat. Avoid fireplaces, open oven doors and standing over boiling pots unless you purchase a heat-resistant wig and your boutique staff says its okay.

  1. Don’t go too bulky

Extra bulk near your crown is a sure sign of a wig, but can easily be prevented by making sure you buy a wig in the correct size and by taking it to a stylist who can thin it for a more natural look.

  1. Never have only one

Accidents happen and even well-maintained wigs need washed regularly and allowed to air-dry. Having a second wig can help you prevent a potentially embarrassing situation when guests come by unexpectedly while your primary wig is being washed, styled, or maintained.

For other great wig-wearing tips and advice, we invite you to stop by our Philadelphia location and talk to our experienced boutique staff. Whether you’re a first-time wig owner or an experienced veteran, we’re happy to help you.

You can also call us at (215) 725-3930. 

Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique is proud to serve our friends and neighbors in Philadelphia, North Philly, South Philly, Center City, Jenkintown, Abington, Cheltenham, and the surrounding areas.

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If you’re being fitted for a wig for the first time, you may not be familiar with the process. But don’t fret – here are some important considerations for beginners.

For your initial consultation, scheduling an appointment is recommended, but it’s not necessarily a requirement. Your first consultation may take an hour at the most, so an appointment may be a good idea nevertheless. You should make sure you will have enough time to be fitted, learn about each of your options and ask as many questions as needed. Professional consultants are there to help you every step of the way and will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.

If you are expecting to undergo chemotherapy treatment, it’s recommended to visit the wig boutique before beginning treatment rather than after. Consultants prefer to see your hair before you start to lose it in order to match your real hair’s color and style as closely as possible. Chemo-induced hair loss generally begins within two to three weeks of your first treatment, so keep this time-frame in mind when scheduling your first appointment. Generally, a fitting takes between thirty and sixty minutes.

Wig |  215-725-3930 | Rosalind Stella’s Wig BoutiqueMany prefer to bring a “support person” with them to their appointment. This is acceptable; however, it’s better not to bring a large group of people, even if they are family members, as it can cause distractions during the process.

Insurance coverage for wigs – officially known as “cranial prostheses” – will vary depending on the insurance plan. If you have a prescription, you should bring it to the appointment, along with your insurance card, so the boutique can confirm whether or not you qualify for reimbursement.

The good news is that the comfort and natural appearances of wigs have greatly improved over time, especially in the last ten years. Innovations include machine-made, hand-knotted and monofilament wigs that are being improved and refined continuously. Hand-knotted and monofilament wigs are known as the lightest, most comfortable and natural-looking wigs available; they feature a “clear cap” design and are made entirely from synthetic fibers. They can also be customized in many ways in terms of color, cut and style.

You need not be undergoing [or expecting to undergo] chemotherapy treatment to be fitted for a customized wig. In addition to full wigs, we also offer partial hair pieces for those who experience hair-thinning or hair loss to any extent, whether for medical reasons or due to aging.

At Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique, we are teaming up with Wig-A-Do and Wig Elegance to provide the most professional and top-notch wig services in the Philadelphia area; we also serve Center City and Main Line. We have now been in business for two and a half decades, and we have over seven decades of combined experience.

Call us today at (215) 725-3930!

We feature the largest wig inventory in the area; you’ll have to see our wig selection for yourself! We offer all types of wigs, hair extensions and other hair accessories, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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What Is Androgenic Alopecia?

After hair loss from medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, alopecia is the primary reason patrons visit Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique. However, they are often surprised to hear this. Most of our clients refer to alopecia by one of its more common names – hair loss or baldness. While there are many types of alopecia, one of the most common is androgenic alopecia, also called male pattern balding (MPB).

What Is MPB?

Male pattern balding is a natural aging process by which most men lose their hair. It begins with a receding hairline and ends with a wreath of hair surrounding a shiny crown and forehead. This process occurs when free testosterone in a man’s blood interacts with a chemical in the oil glands of the hair follicles to form dihydrotestosterone (DHT). A large majority of men have a genetic sensitivity to this chemical, which results in their hair follicles shrinking until they are too small to support hair growth.

How Common Is MPB?

Almost 85% of men experience hair loss due to MPB at some point in their lives. In rare cases, it can begin as early as the end of puberty. More often, it begins in a man’s 30s or 40s as a receding hairline near the temples. According to some statistics, approximately 85 million men in the United States have experienced hair loss.

Androgenic Alopecia

What Can Be Done?

Several hair replacement techniques have been developed to restore, mask, or prevent further hair loss. One method involves the use of medications, such as Rogaine® or Propecia®. Another surgically transplants existing hair to the top and front of the head. The third and most historically proven is the use of real hair wigs and toupees. While this method does not restore one’s own hair as the other methods do, it does provide an attractive and versatile way to reclaim a thick, youthful-looking head of hair without committing to a lifetime of drugs or a second mortgage for an expensive surgery.

At Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique, we know that no one option is perfect for everyone and that you may want to investigate many options before making a decision. If you think a chemotherapy wig or toupee or men’s wigs might be a hair replacement option for you, we invite you to visit our Philadelphia location.

Contact us at (215) 725-3930!

We would be glad to schedule a personal consultation to answer all of your questions.

Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique proudly serves the people of the following communities: Philadelphia, PA; Center City; Northeast Philadelphia; South Philadelphia; Main Line; Jenkintown, PA; Abington, PA; and Cheltenham, PA.


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Main Line Pennsylvania

Main Line, PA is known to people from the area and people from outside the area may have heard it, but it isn’t on many maps. The reason for this is, rather than being a town, city, or borough, Main Line, Pennsylvania is a collection of Philadelphia suburbs. The name comes from the fact that these towns were built along the Maine Line Pennsylvania Railroad, which once ran northwest from downtown Philadelphia.

Traditionally, Main Line has been comprised of mostly affluent towns and cities. These communities are just outside of Philadelphia to a west and run along U.S. Route 30—we call it Lancaster Avenue here. This includes place like Bryn Mawr and Paoli, PA, a total area altogether of about 200 square miles. The area is ranked as the 14th highest per=capita income in the U.S. when compared against other areas with a population of more than 1,000.

The Main Line community includes a variety of cities and towns including:

  • Ardmore
  • BalaCynwyd
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Berwyn
  • Daylesford
  • Devon
  • Gladwyne
  • Haverford
  • Malvern
  • Merion
  • Narberth
  • Paoli
  • Penn Valley
  • Radnor
  • Rosemont
  • St. Davids
  • Strafford
  • Villanova
  • Wayne
  • Wynnewood

While The Main Line Pennsylvania Railroad isn’t the same as it once was, it is still serviced and maintained by SEPTA. This is a quick and easy way for residents to travel through PA and into other states. U.S. Rout 30 is a major thoroughfare which connections a lot of the surrounding cities and is pretty much the major highway between areas although I-76 is nearby as well.

Main Line Pennsylvania

Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique has been providing wigs and hair pieces in Philadelphia for more than 20 years. Many of our friends from Main Line have travelled to our store for our personal, one of a kind service. Now, teaming up with experienced wig specialists from elsewhere in Philadelphia and the United States, we are able to offer not only wigs in Main Line, PA, but also chemotherapy wig, human hair lace fronts, cutting and styling of wigs, and more.

For discreet, personal, and service that doesn’t do anything other than go above and beyond, please stop in or give us a :

Call today at (215) 725-3930.

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Philadelphia Pennsylvania

With our wig store in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, we at Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique gets to work with people from all walks of life. It shouldn’t be surprising as Philadelphia is largest city in PA, second largest city on the east coast, and fifth most populated city in the United States. Within the city limits, it is estimated that more than 1.5 million residents make their homes. The metropolitan area contains some 6 million people.

Philadelphia PennsylvaniaFor anyone who has had a really Philly Cheesesteak, there is no substitute. Our pretzels are second to none as well. Is that why so many Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here as well? Maybe. Or, it might have something to with the hardworking ethics the city was founded on—tactics that carry strong into the modern day.

Here, you can find the headquarters for CIGNA, Comcast, Sunoco, Aramark, GlaxcoSmithKline, and other major corporations. Because of this, Philadelphia tends to fare well even when other parts of the country are struggling. With employment available in just about every sector from construction to pharmaceuticals and finance to entertainment, many find an opportunity to make their home and futures here in Philadelphia.

It isn’t just call work here, though. Philadelphia has a rich history and a variety of cultural locales and events that even residents who have been here for years have a hard time getting to take everything. There are several museums including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Rodin Museum, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. For the foodies, who might know Philadelphia for its soft pretzels, cheesesteaks, and water ice, impressive Le Bec-Fin and other fine dining establishments are also located within the city. You can find everything from Italian to Vietnamese restaurants in Philly.

For those who enjoy sports, Philadelphia boasts the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique Philadelphia PennsylvaniaNHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers. Don’t forget about the American Ultimate Disc League’s Philadelphia Spinners as well.

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America also has a location in Philadelphia’s Eastern Regional Medical Center. We work with many families who are going through this battle together, consulting and providing wigs for cancer patients in Philadelphia, but also for others who may be looking for wigs due to alopecia or other medical ailments, real hair wigs for costumes, and wigs for fashion. For a personal and discreet wig consultation, give us a:

Call at (215) 725-3930 or stop in today.

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