Finding The Right Wig For Oval and Oblong-Shaped Faces

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By CysterWigs Contributor

A wig with the right cut, color, and style can transform your look in a instant. It can also be an instant mood and confidence booster. Now, we’ve already given you one secret to finding a good wig–knowing your face shape. We’ve also covered four main face shape categories: diamond, heart, oval and square. So we’re going to bring it on home with the final two face shape categories–oval and oblong. And just like the other two posts, we’ll give you tips for determining these face shapes and a few suggestions for your best bets when it comes to wig shopping.

The Best Wigs For Oval Faces
If your face is wider in the center than it is on the top and bottom, and you have cheekbones women all over the world envy, you have an oval-shaped face. Oval is often considered the ideal face shape because you have the appearance of a sculpted, well-balanced chin and your face looks symmetrical. Those nice high cheekbones and perfectly shaped chin are what the other five face shapes try to achieve with makeup and hairstyles. If you have an oval face, guess what? That means you can pull off any wig in our entire collection.

The Best Wigs For Oblong Faces
Similar to the oval face above, oblong faces have wide cheekbones and longer chins. The jawline, though, is usually rounded as opposed to sculpted. Look for wigs with no height or lift in the crown and layers that frame your cheekbones. Women with oblong faces have an advantage over the rest of us – they can wear bangs in almost any length and style. Choose wigs with wispy bangs, baby doll bangs, side-swept bangs – the sky’s the limit. Pixie cuts and cropped cuts also look great on oblong faces, so go for a short do and sexy bangs, and you’re sure to look great.

If you still have questions, our Customer Care Help Desk team can help you find the style that is right for you. If not, happy shopping and we hope you find some stylish ways to flatter your face regardless of the shape.

Finding the Right Wig series:
Diamond and round-shaped faces
Square and heart-shaped faces
Oval and oblong-shaped faces (this post)

Finding The Right Wig For Square and Heart – Shaped Face Shapes

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By CysterWigs’ Contributor

Wearing a wig is an easy way to change up your everyday look, disguise hair loss due to illness or injury or a super fun way to try a variety of lengths, colors, styles and textures. Finding the best wig for you starts with understanding which wig cuts, lengths, curl patterns, and styles flatter particular face shapes. That, of course, starts with knowing the shape of your face. First start by knowing that everyone’s face falls into one of six basic shapes – round, diamond, square, heart, oval, or oblong.

So if you’re buying a wig for the first time or you’ve just been picking thing on a whim, try shopping next time with your face shape in mind. Now we already broke down the basics of round- and diamond-shaped faces. This time around, we’re going to take a look at square- or heart-shaped faces. Once you know for certain that you fit into one of these two categories, it’ll be much easier to select a wig that makes you look and feel like a million bucks.

The Best Wigs For Square Faces

How do you know if you have a square face? If your face is square, its lines and angles will resemble, well…a square. This shape is probably the easiest to identify of all the face shapes. With square faces, the lengths and widths will be just about even. If your forehead, chin, and cheekbones are pretty even in width, you fall into this category. The best wigs for you will have volume in the crown and layers around the face to help create lines and angles. Say yes to chin length wigs and long, sexy wisps and layers that help soften your jawline.

The Best Wigs For Heart-Shaped Faces

How do you know if you have a heart-shaped face? The shape of your face will resemble an upside-down triangle. You’ll have a longer face with a broad forehead, full cheeks, and a tapered chin. If you fit this category, your head is longer than it is wide, and your jaw is the narrowest part of your face. Your cheekbones probably pop (lucky you!), and you might even sport a widow’s peak. Flatter a heart-shaped face with wigs that have curls and volume on the sides. Bobs and long layers help balance your face, and a pixie cut wig can make you feel sassy and look fantastic.

If you still have questions, our Customer Care Help Desk team can help you find the style that is right for you. If we didn’t cover your face shape, hang tight. We’ll break down oval and oblong-shaped faces next.

Finding the Right Wig series:
Diamond and round-shaped faces
Square and heart-shaped faces (this post)
Oval and oblong-shaped faces (coming 9/18/18)

The Bob – How a classic got its start

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By CysterWigs’ Contributor

For centuries, women (and some men) made the choice to grow their hair as long as possible. Some did it for personal reasons. Others did it to catch the eye of a special someone. Regardless of motivation or #hairgoals, the general consensus over the years has pretty much been that long hair is a thing of beauty.

So imagine the shock and confusion during the early 1900s when women everywhere were becoming more emboldened and started chopping off their locks. Initially it was frowned upon and short styles where synonymous with wayward and troublesome women. However, the onset of the First World War left women to fend for themselves and no husbands around to dispute their hair choices. With many women going to work at that time, long hair was no longer practical or needed. Short styles became even more popular, and among those style was a cut that is still in demand today–the bob.

A bob haircut is typically cut straight around the head at about jaw-level. With a bob, a stylist will often cut fringe or bangs in the front. Bobs are usually cut at ear level, below the ears or above shoulders

The earliest record of the bob is a style worn by Irene Castle, a dancer and it girl in 1915. The “Castle Bob” was a highly requested style all over America and Europe for the next decade. It went on to become the style of the era worn by flappers, singers and starlets.

Before beauty salons became popular, many women would head to local barbershops to request the style. To them, the bob gave them more personal control and the ability to make the style their own. Since then, each generation has altered and personalized the bob to work with current trends.

Which bob is right for you?

If you have a round face…

Longer bobs frame the face in a flattering way. And if you’re going for a more narrow look, a side-swept bang will help.

If you have a heart-shaped face…

Aim for a blunt and heavy line grazing the chin, this will help even out the shape of the face. If you want bangs, go for ones that are full and make sure they cover the brows.

If you have an oval-shaped face…

Almost any bob will work with an oval face shape. Don’t be afraid to push yourself out of your comfort zone when you’re shopping for bob wigs. You can pull off styles that are very close cropped at the back and asymmetrical. Or if you’re too shy for that, try sweeping one side of the bob behind the ear to achieve the same look.

If you have a square face…

A strong jawline could make you a cover model, so don’t let your hair overpower it. Softer cuts with lots of texture will highlight your features and reduce the chances of looking too masculine.

If you’ve never considered a bob before, keep this in mind. The good thing about the bob is that it can be customized to suit any face shape. They come in a variety of lengths. They can be worn straight and cropped close to the chin or asymmetrically where one side is longer than the other. With or without bangs, straight or curly, a bob has the ability to subtly or drastically change your look.

CysterWigs has made it easy for you to find the bob that matches your style. Search our site for classic bob style wigs, wedges and short bobs or even select your face shape to find a range of styles that best suit you.