Colour of a wig

Changing you hair color is a very personal decision and should take some consideration. If you're new to wigs you may want to stop by a wig shop or visit an online store and checkout available colors and styles. If you're considering dyeing your hair, investing in a wig is a fantastic way to try a new color without harming your natural hair. The ability to try something different is the beauty of wearing wigs; they give you the chance to change your look without doing it permanently.

Buying a wig can be an exciting experience whether you're buying one for hair replacement or to make a fashion statement. Fashionistas are normally more open to color changes but even if you're going through Chemo or experiencing thinning hair, choosing a suitable wig color can be trying but fun. That being said, to avoid buying a wig color shade that doesn't work for you it's important to consider the following.


 Eye Color

Wig experts quite often look at eye color when considering the right wig color for their clients. For example, they know that blue eyes really stand out with a red wig. Once the main color is selected they consider your complexion to help decide on the right red. Light red wigs pair perfectly with fair complexions and auburn shades look lovely framing darker complexions. Dark eye color and complexions will also benefit from a little contrast with wig hair color.

Whatever color you choose you'll want to remember to shift the color of your eyebrows to your wig color choice if the contrast is significant, and you'll also want to shift the tone of your makeup to compliment your hair color which brings us to skin tone.


 Skin Tone

Skin tone is an extremely important consideration when it comes to choosing a wig color. A striking contrast like jet black hair framing a pale skin tone can be beautiful but only if you have a perfect complexion. If you have any flaws the striking contrast will draw the eyes to the imperfections instead of your best features. At the opposite end of the spectrum, if you tone down your look to much your face can lose its luster. Going for a little contrast to liven up your look, brings out your best features and will make your eye color pop.

In most cases a dark brown skin complexion perfectly pairs with a light chocolate wig, or even black. Dark brown wigs provide a lovely contrast when framing light brown complexions. This isn't a hard, fast rule but is a good place to start. The level of contrast you choose is a personal choice, just keep in mind that strong contrasts trigger the eye to focus on your face.

If you have pigmental mark on the face, choose golden shades of a wig. If your skin is pale, wear ash, light, black, cold, burgundy colours. If your skin is sensitive, subject to blush, use auburn and brown tones. Bear in mind that very light and bright tones accentuate defects of the skin.


Wearing occasion

The color of the wig depends on the occasion and whether you want a wig that is great for work and professional attire, something wild and perky for a night out on the town or want one with fun, perky highlights to wear just when the mood hits you. If you don't want to experience too much of a change you can always choose a fine wig that matches your natural hair color. If you want a different look but nothing to wild, go for a lighter shade because darker shades can end up overwhelming your face and lead to a washed out, pale look.

Nonetheless even an unusual color combination can be gorgeous depending on the occasion and even the clothing you wear. You've probably noticed yourself that a number of young women seem to pull off donning shocking pink hair but it's usually due to the styling, the clothes and in most cases the occasion, like an evening out at a nightclub. It is still suggested that you stick with neutral wig colors for professional activities where you'll want the focus to be on what you have to communicate instead of your hair color.

When you are choosing a wig colour to go out in you should take a look at what you  wearing and what type of event you are going to. If you are going to a formal event and you are wearing a formal dress you might want to stick with something a little more natural. There are plenty of natural wig colours to choose from. If you are wearing a black dress you might want to pick a black wig or maybe a red wig if you are wearing red accessories.

If you are going to an informal event you can take a few more bold liberties when picking your wig colour. If you are going to a punk rock concert you might want to pick a bright pink or maybe a really bright blue to help you stand out. Remember though you still want it to match the color of your outfit.

When you are forced to wear a wig on a regular basis you might feel self-conscience about not having people know you need to wear a wig. It is for this reason that you should always pick a wig colour that might be close to your own natural hair color. This way the wig will match with your skin tone and with your eyebrow colour. Matching your wig colour to the color of your eyebrows will really help the wig look more natural so no one will have to know you wear a wig. 



Bold colours of wig’s hair suit to younger women. For senior women will fit quieter colours. If you want to hide your age, use golden and warm shades of a wig.


Try a wig before buying to see how it matches your skin, eyes, age, occasion. Ask a wig’s seller whether the wig can be dyed to change its colour.

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