It is very risky business to offer these services.
Customizations are generally done under the condition that the wig cannot be returned after being altered. Clients are often eager to take advantage of these services and dismiss the risk that they may not like the outcome…until they realize they cannot return the wig! So, if they receive the wig and it doesn’t work, there is generally a very high likelihood that the dissatisfied client will file a chargeback to get out of paying for the services. Chargebacks are very damaging for small businesses, so most of us try to avoid them at all costs.
Most customizations require not only a competent hair stylist who knows what they’re doing with all types of hair (which is extremely rare, since they don’t cover how to cut and handle synthetic or heat-friendly synthetic hair in most beauty schools), but the person altering your wig must also be an expert seamstress. Even slight cap alterations require expertise with a sewing machine, needle, thread, what-have-you. This becomes even more complicated when a specific fit requirement is the impetus for the customizations because the risk of mistakes in the customization process can increase exponentially if the person making the alterations never gets to see how the wig actually fits on your head prior to cutting or sewing. All kinds of things can go awry.
Since we don’t like chargebacks and y’all don’t risk, we don’t offer these services.
Rene of Paris’s Rose Gold-R (despite the name) is actually a blended neutral honey blonde with bits of gold throughout and a medium brown root. This shade does have a very subtle “rosey” tone, but honestly, this shade is no where what it’s name would suggest. Heather has an awesome color spotlight on this shade, you can watch:
Hi Folks Kathleen here with my review of a style and color that are new to me. Opulence by Gabor in the beautiful natural looking color Rusty Auburn. I saw Heather’s review and thought this would be a great style for the warm summer months. I’ve been enjoying bobs lately and Opulence with her short back will be cool for the summer. You know I love my reds and up until now I hesitated trying Rusty Auburn because I was afraid it would be too brown for me. Again… I viewed Heather’s color spotlight where she said this color will always look red. She was correct! Those reviews coupled with an awesome price on the new revamped WigCloseouts.com and I was sold.
I love the short back on Opulence. You get the best of both worlds a bob in front and a short pixie type style in the back. With a lace front and mono part minimal permatease and light/ natural density Opulence is a winner.
Images 3 is right out of the box. This is a shake and go. All I did was re-part her (she came with the customary zig zag part). Apply soft silicone medical tape to the underside of the part (for realism) give her a good shake and I was good to go. I love the length of the front. My face measures 7.5” so you can judge where she’ll fall on you.
Lets talk about Gabor fibers. They are soft to the touch and average in denier. Not overly shiny especially on this color Rusty Auburn.
There are many subtle layers as illustrated in image 1.
The lace front and mono part are nicely done. A tad sparse but still quite nice and personally I prefer a tad sparse over dense. It just looks more realistic to me. The part looks great doesn’t it? Image 6 is after I applied soft silicone tape to the underside of the part.
The fit I would say is true to average. My head is on the small side and with the adjusters taken in at the nape she fit me very nicely. No baggy areas on the cap which is nice. Gabor caps are always so comfortable and this one is no exception. She has closed felt covered ear-tabs and while she does not have an extended nape it is a closed felt covered one with velcro adjusters. I could wear her one all day.
Image 8 illustrates the back of Opulence. Perfect for summer. She’s short but not too short. I love the balance of design.
Lets talk color. Very simple put Rusty Auburn is a blend of colors that mimics a natural medium auburn color. Very natural and looks like you were born with gorgeous auburn hair. In image 9 you can see all the colors that are used in this auburn blend.
In images 11-14 I have fluffed up Opulence and played with the part a bit. She doesn’t have a lot of permatease but she has just enough to get a little oomph. This lace front looks beautiful which is good news because having the bangs up and off the face is my favorite way to wear her.
Rusty Auburn is a thoroughly blended color and so natural…I am really glad I tried this color.
The take away here is if you love bobs but want to try something a little shorter with a lace front mono part and low/natural density you’ll love Opulence by Gabor. If you love reds but want something that looks natural that isn’t too light or too dark you’ll love Rusty Auburn. I highly recommend both and by all means..enjoy!
Symmetrical facial features may be pretty attractive to the eyes, but when it comes to hair, symmetry can be super plain and boring. Asymmetrical haircuts have become somewhat of a standard in trendy styling, thanks to their ability to jazz up a look without overpowering one’s face. Asymmetrical cuts work for any hair length and texture, making them one of the top choices for versatility.
Wondering what an asymmetrical haircut is? Simply put, an asymmetrical cut is any haircut where one side of your hair is longer than the other. It works well for many traditional hairstyles, such as bobs, lobs, bangs, and even afros! Asymmetrical cuts also come in the form of two separate haircuts combined into one. This could be anything from a 90’s-style pixie cut and bangs combo, or an extreme, edgier pairing like a shaved side and a lob.
Asymmetrical cuts aren’t just trendy, fun and a great way to express one’s personality, they’re also a great way to draw attention to the best parts of your face and put less focus on the features that you may see as flaws. Many pro cosmetologists and hairstylists commonly turn to asymmetrical cuts as a way to give their clients a great cut when they may feel like they don’t quite know what cut suits their face best. This is because asymmetrical cuts are great at balancing one’s facial features. For instance, a crooked nose or ears that protrude can be made to appear much more prominent with a perfectly symmetrical hairstyle. This is because the perfect symmetry of the cut provides allows for a certain degree of plain-ness, and therefore allows for ‘odd’ features to stand out more than you’d like.
An asymmetrical bob or pixie can do wonders for your appearance, like making your face look slimmer – which is perfect for those with round or chubby faces that wish to distract from the roundness of their face.
Thinking of getting an asymmetrical haircut to jazz up your look? Go for it! Asymmetrical cuts work so well on any face shape and hair type that there’s an almost nonexistent chance that you won’t love it. Take a look at our selection of asymmetrical wigs and find the look that’s right for you.
I am having trouble with the nape of my wigs. Where should the adjusters sit behind the ear or below and under the occipital bone? Note: I have a very narrow head.
The nape should be below the occipital bone, unless the back of your head is flat. (Heather has that issue due to having a fuller neck, for instance.)
The adjusters should be ideally above this, somewhere comfortably in between the bottom of the back of your ears and the top of the nape on the wig. This will differ from woman to woman, though, since it all depends on your head size and how far you let those adjusters in or out.