One of the biggest challenges for hair system wearers is not in the purchasing or maintenance of their hair systems but in finding a good stylist that can cut and blend their system to give the natural look we all desire. The majority of hair stylists in the high quality wigs Industry are trained as normal hairdressers and actually have to adapt to Hair Replacement styling.
A fully trained Hair Replacement Stylist will use various cutting and blending techniques so that the finished style most importantly looks like your naturally growing hair. Therefore, approaching a normal salon hairdresser could have disastrous results. Cutting in a hair system is an art. There are many aspects that need to be considered by your stylist before they attempt a cut in:
Firstly they must think ahead and visualize the finished style before they even make a single cut. Face shape is important as some styles just will not suit certain face shapes and when the objective is trying to achieve the most natural looking appearance possible, assessing the client’s face shape is vital.
Length is the next major consideration. Obviously as the system hair won’t grow back it’s important to firstly cut in the basic style and shape at a longer length than required. (Your stylist can always take more off after).
Most standard hairdressers are only comfortable using scissors and thinning shears. However, to achieve the most natural blend possible your stylist should be competent in using a hand held razor. This helps when cutting and blending in the hair around the sides and back. The razor thins and adds texture to the end hairs that will come to sit on your own naturally growing hair. Used correctly and with a degree of skill, no line should be visible where the system hair meets your own hair. Consideration should also be given to how the finished style will look after a few weeks when the client’s naturally growing hair starts to grow out. This is why using a genuine quality wigs online stylist will benefit you more because they will know the precise length at which to cut the system at, in order to still retain that natural look even after a few weeks.
Further Consideration also needs to be given to the layers created. A good hair replacement stylist will always add longevity to your hair system by ensuring that reasonable layers of density are retained around the perimeter of your hair system without looking too bulky. This reason for this is because as your system wears and loses hair over time or even when it’s simply wet, without adequate coverage the lace perimeter can become visible giving away the big secret to eagle eyed people whom you come into contact with on a daily basis. In normal hairdressing a bad cut will always grow out but a bad cut in hair replacement is very unforgiving.
Over time your hair system will fade through washing and UVA exposure. So it is will be necessary for your stylist to colour down your system every few months. It’s important to avoid staining the lace base as good hair systems have bleached knots for realism. If your stylist is a hair wearer then this again is a huge advantage to you. Using a Hair replacement stylist that wears a hair system themselves is always a good idea. They can relate to their client’s and give better qualified tips on styles and daily maintenance. Their knowledge and first hand experience is vital and also very comforting to their clients.
Below is a list of tasks that a high quality wigs stylist will carry out during a routine maintenance appointment and a fitting appointment.
Refusions / Re-bonding:
By appointment they will remove and clean your hair system.
Wash your head / Hair and give your own hair a trim.
Prepare your scalp and apply adhesive or tape
Re-attach your hair system.
By appointment they will remove your old Hair System.
Wash your head, prepare your scalp and apply adhesive / tape.
Attach, cut and blend your new Hair System into your chosen style.