What type of retailer should you choose?
Where you buy your wig can affect the price and whether or not you can return it if it doesn’t seem to be right for you. Look for a retailer with a generous return policy, a good reputation and responsive customer service.
Brick-and-mortar wig shops: Many people choose to purchase their wig from a physical store specializing in wigs. Wig sellers are experienced in finding the right wig or hairpiece for clients with different needs and desires and can often help you find one that fits right and looks good with your face shape and coloring. A small wig shop is unlikely to have a very large selection, but can often order other styles that you might like. A boutique shop is likely to charge higher prices than online stores or mass merchandisers, since they have higher overhead expenses.
Online wig shops: Wig stores on the Internet usually have the largest selection, but because you cannot handle or try on the wig prior to purchasing, it can be hard to find one that works best for you. Check the store’s return policy before purchasing; you’ll want to be sure you can return a wig that doesn’t fit or doesn’t look right. If you’ve never purchased a wig before, visit a retail wig store before buying online to get an idea of which brands, materials and styles you like best. When you buy online, keep in mind the colors might not be the same on your screen as they are in person. Many manufacturers offer a “color ring” with swatches of hair in various colors to let you sample the colors they offer, usually sold for between $20 and $40.
Beauty supply stores: Many large beauty supply stores offer a selection of wigs, but because these stores do not specialize in wigs they are unlikely to have a very broad selection. They may only carry synthetic wigs in a few standard styles, although they may have a catalog from which you can order other styles. A beauty supply store is a good place to buy a wig if you need it immediately and do not have any wig shops in your area, or if you want a wig for a costume or very temporary use, as they tend to be more affordable at these large stores.
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