Wigs are worn for either prosthetic, cosmetic, or convenience reasons. People who have lost all or part of their own hair due to illness or natural baldness can disguise the condition. For strictly cosmetic reasons (or perhaps to alter their appearance), people might wear a wig to quickly achieve a longer or fuller hairstyle or a different color. In an article in Vogue magazine, the wife of a prominent politician was described as using a wardrobe of wigs to avoid $8,400 and 160 or more hours spent with professional hairdressers each year, in addition to the complicated task of finding appropriate hair care while traveling.
Based on an ivory carving of a woman’s head found in southwestern France, anthropologists speculate that wigs may have been used as long as 100,000 years ago. Wigs were quite popular among ancient Egyptians, who cut their hair short or shaved their heads in the interests of cleanliness and comfort (i.e., relief from the desert heat). While the poor wore felt caps to protect their heads from the sun, those who could afford them wore wigs of human hair, sheep’s wool, or palm-leaf fiber mounted on a porous fabric. An Egyptian clay figure that dates to about 2500 B.C.wears a removable wig of black clay. The British Museum holds a beautifully made wig at least 3,000 years old that was found in the Temple of Isis at Thebes; its hundreds of tiny curls still retain their carefully arranged shape.
Wigs were popular in ancient Greece, both for personal use and in the theater (the color and style of wigs disclosed the nature of individual characters). In Imperial Rome, fashionable women wore blond or red-haired wigs made from the heads of Germanic captives, and Caesar used a wig and a laurel wreath to hide his baldness. Both Hannibal and Nero wore wigs as disguises. A portrait bust of Plautilla (ca. 210 A.D. ) was made without hair so wigs of current fashion could always adorn this image of Emperor Caracalla’s wife.
During the reign of Stephen in the middle third of the twelfth century, wigs were introduced in England; they became increasingly common, and women began to wear them in the late sixteenthcentury. Italian wigs of that time were made of either human hair or silk thread. In 1630, embarrassed by his baldness, Louis XIII began wearing a wig made of hair sewn onto a linen foundation. Wigs became fashionable, increasing in popularity during the reign of Louis XIV, who not only wore them to hide his baldness but also to make himself seem taller by means of towering hair. During the Plague of 1665, hair was in such short supply that there were persistent rumors of the hair of disease victims being used to manufacture wigs. This shortage of hair was partially remedied by using wool or the hair of goats or horses to make lower grades of wigs (in fact, horsehair proved useful since it retained curls effectively). For several decades around 1700, men were warned to be watchful as they walked the streets of London, lest their wigs be snatched right off their heads by daring thieves.
The enormous popularity of wigs in England declined markedly during the reign of George III, except for individuals who continued to wear them as a symbols of their professions (e.g., judges, doctors, and clergymen). In fact, so many wigmakers were facing financial ruin that they marched through London in February 1765 to present George III with a petition for relief. Bystanders were infuriated, noticing that few of the wigmakers were wearing wigs although they wanted to protect their jobs by forcing others to wear them. A riot ensued, during which the wigmakers were forcibly shorn.
During the late eighteenth century, Louis XVI wore wigs to hide his baldness, and wigs were very fashionable throughout France. The modern technique of ventilating (attaching hairs to a net foundation) was invented in this environment. By 1784, springs were being sewn into French wigs to make them fit securely. In 1805, a Frenchman invented the flesh-colored hair net for use in wigmaking. A series of other improvements followed rapidly, including knotting techniques, fitting methods, and the use of silk net foundations. These matters were so important that a major lawsuit arose, and one inventor committed suicide after selling his patent cheaply and watching others become rich using his technique.
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Pick your style of crown according to your budget. Choose from the different realistic materials which creates the illusion of each individual hair strand growing right from your very own scalp, thanks to world leading wig technology and craftsmanship, patented by slay my hair. Part your hair to any position with ultimate confidence in this luxury women’s wig’s ability to remain unnoticed and simply display sublime style.
Each wig is delivered with a complimentary 3D mink lash, wig cap, tape and special hair brush.
1. Measure around your head circumference with a tape measure around your hairline
2. Measure front to nape
3. Measure from side burn to side burn across forehead
4. Measure from ear to ear over top of head
5. Measure from temple to temple around the back of the head
6. Measure the nape of your neck
Base Cap Descriptions
Soft Lace hard to detect. Stretchable, breathable and very comfortable. Also used as Theatrical Lace for stage. Can be worn with total hair loss or a head full of hair. (Not recommended for Chemotherapy Patients during treatments).
Slightly thicker than Swiss Lace and quite strong. Stretchable, lightweight and very durable. Can be worn with total hair loss or a head full of hair. (Not recommended for Chemotherapy Patients during treatments).
Super fine Swiss lace
Slightly thinner than French Lace and quite fragile. Stretchable, lightweight and not recommended for everyday use or new wearers. Can be worn with total hair loss (or a head full of hair Not recommended for Chemotherapy Patients).
Undetectable, durable and made of Polyurethane. Thicker than Silicone. Hairs are individually implanted through the fine Polyurethane base one at a time. Can be warn with total hair loss or head full of hair. Not recommended for extended wear and heavy sweaters (excessive perspiration). You can wear the Thin Skin unit for up to 2 weeks before removing and reapplying.
Dream full lace wig
Less detectable than Swiss and French Lace. Stretchable, extremely lightweight and very undetectable. Can be warn with total hair loss or head full of hair.Special secure quad knots are used. You can wear the Dream Lace unit for up to 6 weeks before removing and reapplying.
NEW & IMPROVED! MATRIX WIG® Eco-Friendly
Created with the most extraordinary undetectable biodegradable material, the Matrix foundations will disappear next to most complexions. Less detectable than Thin Skin, Dream, Swiss and French Lace. Can be worn with total hair loss, thinning hair or head full of hair.Clients with or without hair can wear the MATRIX Wig. Special secure quad knots are used. You can wear the Matrix unit for up to 6 weeks before removing and reapplying. Ultimate flexibility, can be parted all over and worn in high ponytail.
New & IMPROVED! SILICONE SECOND SKIN
Invisible System. Very thin, soft & light great for total hair loss. Softer, stretchable and more undetectable than Thin Skin. Undetectable, all skin base. Thinner, more breathable and undetectable than thin skin. Can be worn with total hair loss or head full of hair. Ultimate flexibility, can be parted all over and worn in high ponytail.You can wear the Silicone unit for up to 3 weeks before removing and reapplying. Must use Root Fuel Cleaner when wearing more than 1 week.
Transdermal Membrane Graft
Vacuum Prosthesis T.M.G
A Transdermal Membrane Graft works similarly to a vacuum prosthesis except it has a much thinner polymer that attaches to the scalp. The polymer is almost as thin as a contact lens and makes it difficult to tell the difference between the polymer and the actual scalp. The hair is also hand injected into the base, creating a realistic look that is hard to differentiate between real hair and the TMG.
Theatrical Lace front wig: $5936
Glueless lace front wig:$5936
French lace front wig: $5936
Swiss lace front wig: $5936
Super fine Swiss lace front wig: $6360
Thin skin wig: $6572
Theatrical full lace wig: $8056
Glueless full lace wig:$8056
French full lace wig: $8056
Swiss full lace wig: $8056
Super fine Swiss full lace wig: $8692
Dream lace front wig: $10,176
Dream full lace wig: $11,915
Silk injected kosher wig: $14,840
TMG vacuum medical WIG: $18,020
Matrix wig: $22,260
Silicone wig: $23,352
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Add on: include a pair of 1 year sea green/ honey contact lens to complete your look – $400
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