How To Apply Your Wig











Creating a look that feels comfortable and natural might sound like a challenging task—if you’ve never applied a wig. It’s a fast and dependable way to transform your style in a matter of minutes. There are a lot of ways to apply a wig, so to make it even easier, we’ve put together five easy steps to simplify the process. 

Step One
Pin up your hair. For longer hair, part it in two pieces, cross them behind your neck, and pin them to together to the top of your head. Shorter hair may be wrapped in a bun at the base of your neck.

Step Two
Be sure to pin up your bangs as well. Use a headband to restrain fringed hair from escaping underneath the wig.

Step Three
Apply your wig cap. This will ensure your wig rests evenly and naturally on top of your head, and acts as a foundation for your wig.

Step Four
Apply the wig starting from front to back. Most wigs have tabs located on each side of the wig; position these tags right in front of your ears.

Step Five
Once your wig is secured, style and accessorize however you like. 

Here are some other helpful tips for wig application that we’ve picked up during our 13 years working with them:

If you don't have access to a wig cap, you can easily fashion one out of regular women's nylons. Learn how here.

Always ensure your skin is clean, particuarly the area near your hairline, before applying your wig. This will ensure a more secure attachment.

If you plan on wearing a full makeup look with your wig, apply your wig prior to makeup application. Then you can complete your look. 

Personalize your look with styling products, accessories, and color.

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