I am trying to help a trans friend of mine find her first really good wig. She has been saving for awhile. Not a theatrical wig but a natural everyday. Do you have a recommendation as to where to go?
For some of us, our wig is the most defining part of our presentation. I always feel my hair completes my look. Choosing your hair is a very important and a very personal decision.
It’s also a big change. When I present as male, my hair is short and easy to maintain. However, as Hannah my hair is long and needs a lot more attention. Getting used to going from short hair to shoulder-length locks takes some time. I would recommend investing in a less expensive wig at first and getting used to your new look. It took me a few styles before I found one that was really ME. I’m glad I didn’t a lot of money on one wig and only to find out that look wasn’t right for me. Most of us try a few different styles before we find the right one. Once you find the right one, then it might be time to invest a higher quality wig in that style.
Make sure you educate yourself between the differences between different types of wigs, such a synthetic or human hair.
I started to buy my hair online when I wanted to try different styles and looks. I was able to try different styles and lengths without spending a lot of money. Of course, you get what you pay for and many times I ended up replacing it after a few months but it was good to be able to try different looks before I found the right style.
I recommend visiting Sunny’s Hair in Uptown if you want to shop in person.