Choosing a Colour
With so many colours and shades of wigs on offer it be can very difficult to choose one that will most suit you and which will flatter your skin and eye colour. In addition, it is not possible to show true colours on a computer screen, no matter how good the photographs are.
Read our helpful guide below to help you narrow your search down to the best colours for you.
WARM AND COOL COLOURS
Each of the wig styles we sell on our site is available in a wide range of colours and for the most part, these colours can be divided into cool or warm shades. To assist you with choosing the colours that will most suit you we have provided a search filter which allows you to choose either cool or warm shades amongst all the different colours provided by the wig manufacturers
Generally speaking all colours fall into either the ‘cool’ or ‘warm’ side of the spectrum, as shown by the diagram on the left and most people find that they particular suit one of these two options.
There are several factors that usually determine which particular tone most suits you. You may already know this, but if not, see which of the following statements apply to you.
|Gold jewellery suits me better||I suit silver or platinum jewellery more|
|My eyes are hazel/green/brown||My eyes are grey/blue/green|
|My hair is dark brown/warm blonde/auburn||My hair is black/cool grey/ash brown/very fair|
|I tan easily to a warm brown||I tend to burn easily or freckle in the sun|
|Coral, orange, brown clothes look good on me||I suit blues, cherry reds and deep purples|
Codi wig from Amore René of Paris
Java Frost Noelle Mono wig from Ellen Wille Hair Power – Salt/Pepper mix
These aren’t strict guidelines as everyone is unique, but generally speaking most people will suit colours in one side of the spectrum more than the other.
WIG COLOUR VARIANTS
As you browse the range of wigs that we supply, you will notice that many colours for synthetic wigs not only use a name to describe the colour, e.g. Cappuccino, but also use other terms to describe other features. Most of these are explained below.
The root of each hair strand is darker than the rest of the hair, usually a mid to dark brown. This gives an appearance of natural hair regrowth.
Rene of Paris Hi Fashion – Lizzy in Creamy Toffee Rooted
These are new colours in the Noriko range from Rene of Paris. They mimic the on-trend ombre colouring technique where the colour gradually changes from a darker colour at the root to a lighter colour at the ends.
Rene of Paris Noriko – Seville in Long Rooted Banana Split
Hybrant colours indicate that the wig has highlighted tones over the main colour (compare with Blended). These colours appear in the Hi Fashion and Rene of Paris Amore ranges.
Rene of Paris Amore – Cassidy in Auburn Sugar Rooted Hybrant
Shaded is the term used by Ellen Wille’s Annica Hansen range of wigs. It is their term for colours which have a darker root, giving the appearance of natural hair regrowth (compare with Rooted).
Annica Hansen – Hit Look in Caramel Shaded
These colours appear in the Noriko range from Rene of Paris and feature multi-colour tones on each single hair strand. This gives a beautifully realistic effect which adds depth and richness to the hair.
Trendco Noriko – Reese in Almond Spice Gradient
MATCH YOUR OWN HAIR
As the colours displayed on the website may not appear true and cannot be completely relied upon as an accurate representation of the colour, we can also offer you swatches of all the colours in many of the wig ranges, for example Trendco's Sentoo Premium Plus, Ellen Wille ranges and Rene of Paris’ Amore and Noriko collections.
The cost of the swatch is refundable against the purchase of any wig from this website. Alternatively if you return the swatch to us within 14 days as sent and undamaged, we will refund you in full.
If you would prefer for us to help you choose the colour that most closely matches your natural hair, we offer a personal colour-matching service. This service is free of charge. Contact us for more information.