Collection of Paula’s Pointers
TOO MUCH HAIR? DON’T DESPAIR!
Q. Why is it that when I first try on my new beauty wig, it often seems like it has too much hair?
A. It’s quite common to feel that way. After all, you’ve probably grown accustomed to seeing yourself a certain way. Give yourself time to get used to your new ’do! Plus, always…
1. Use a wig liner to secure your natural hair in place
2. “Wake up” your new style by gently shaking it and lightly misting it with water
3. Center it on your head, using ear tabs as a guide
4. Style it and make it your own
FACE THE FACTS
Q. With so many styles, how do I know which ones are the most flattering for my face shape?
A. Look in the mirror and pull back your hair. Does your face appear to be oval, heart, round or square? Almost any beauty wig suits oval…layers love heart…chin-length or longer looks prefer round…and styles that add fullness on top are best for square.
FAUX AND TELL
Q. Your beauty wigs look so natural in the catalog, but will it be obvious to people that I’m wearing one?
A. Only if you tell them…and you’d be surprised as to how many women actually do share their “beauty secret” with friends, family and others who compliment them on their fabulous hair. It gives them a whole new kind of confidence.
Q. Can you offer the same trendsetting cuts, colors and results as a salon?
A. Absolutely! We all love getting pampered at a salon, but it’s not always the most practical option. Our beauty wigs allow you to achieve the salon look you desire for a fraction of the price…and without the commitment that comes with cutting and coloring your own hair.
Q, I love the idea of going red, but will it complement my features and complexion?
A. Red hair looks most natural and attractive on women with blue or green eyes and cool or creamy skin tones. Rich auburn and chestnut shades add warmth and work well for most complexions. Copper and ginger shades look best on olive skin tones.
Q. What are the advantages of having highlights?
A. Highlights are sections of hair that are lighter than the base color. They illuminate individual strands, add depth and dimension and enhance a pretty face. Wear a hue with highlights and you’ll look like you’ve been touched by the sun!
Q. Is it best to always choose a shade that’s close to my natural hair color?
A. If you want a more natural look, you should stay fairly close to your actual hair color or go a couple of shades lighter. Desire a more dramatic change? Go darker or opt for an entirely different hue. Either way, wear your color with confidence!
FREE COLOR SWATCHES
Q. You have so many gorgeous hair colors to choose from. Any chance I could see a sample of some before placing my order?
A. Of course! To help our clients select the perfect shade, we offer FREE hair color swatches. To request yours, simply go to www.paulayoung.com/swatch or call 1.800.884.9447.
Q. The idea of wearing a wig seems wonderful, but can’t it get too hot and uncomfortable?
A. When it comes to comfort, wigs have come a long way since the days of your mother’s faux ’dos. We offer a variety of innovative, breathable cap constructions including our exclusive COOLCAP® and Heart of Gold® styles. All you’ll feel is beautiful!
Q. I’d love to try bangs, but are they flattering for everyone?
A. Face shape is the deciding factor. Side-swept bangs are best for round and square. Wispy fringe is fabulous for heart. Oval can wear most anything, even mod blunt cuts. Our beauty wigs let you try bangs without the commitment of cutting your own hair so go for it!
THE LIFE OF A WIG
Q. Approximately how long will my synthetic beauty wig last?
A. With proper care, a frequently worn wig should last at least 3 to 6 months. We suggest owning at least two styles at a time so you can rotate them in between washings. Use our specially formulated styling products to help extend the life of your wig.
Q. Will my beauty wig stay in place even when I’m actively out and about?
A. Absolutely! All of our styles come with Velcro® adjustable tabs that allow you to adjust the size up to 1” for a custom, secure fit. So you can have complete peace of mind as you go about your busy day.
Q. What’s the best way to apply wig styling gel?
A. Optimize the natural look of your beauty wig with our exclusive styling gel. Using your fingers, simply work a small amount through the hair fibers to create added texture and definition. The gel washes out easily with our wig shampoo.
FOR THE CURLS
Q. I love the look of your curly ’dos. Are they easy to style?
A. Simply give your beauty wig a shake then finger style or use a pick comb to gently lift and separate tight curls and ringlets. Never brush as it could damage the hair fibers. Add a touch of styling gel to the ends for even more definition and shine.
TURN UP THE VOLUME
Q. What’s the difference between permalift and permatease?
A. Our beauty wigs with permalift can be backcombed or teased to achieve volume without added weight. Permatease offers ultimate body as the fibers are crimped at the base for instant volume and permanent lift. Both lessen styling time.
STORE IT RIGHT
Q. What is the best way to store my beauty wig?
A. To maintain its shape between wearings, store your wig on a mannequin or styrofoam styling head. Keep in a place that’s clean and away from sources of high heat, dust and excessive humidity. Always keep an extra beauty wig on hand as a backup.
SHAMPOO YOUR ’DO
Q. How often should I wash my beauty wig?
A. If you wear it frequently, wash it every few days to make it last longer. Gently soak for 5 minutes in a solution of cold water and a capful of Paula Young® shampoo. Rinse in cool water, then press with a towel. Place on a wire stand to dry. Spray on conditioner to freshen.
Q. Should my eyebrow color match my beauty wig exactly?
A. To make your wig look as natural as possible, your brows should be a similar shade. Our Color Me Beautiful precision brow pencils make it easy! Choose the hue closest to your hair color (or slightly darker) and use short, feathery upward strokes to enhance brows.
Q. Is it safe to use hair spray on my beauty wig?
A. Yes! Our sunscreen-enriched Paula Young® hair spray offers light, natural-looking hold for all beauty wigs and hairpieces. It keeps your tresses looking fresh on hot and humid days without flaking or sticky build-up. A styling must-have!
A LESSON IN LINERS
Q. What exactly is a wig liner? Do I need one?
A. A wig liner is a cool, comfortable stretch cap that securely holds your natural hair in place under the beauty wig. It also helps prevent slippage, thus you’ll feel extra confident knowing your new ’do will stay put. We offer various styles. Give one a try!
CUE THE CONDITIONER
Q. What’s the best way to condition a wig?
A. Paula Young® sunscreen-enriched conditioner restores natural-looking body and improves texture, thus it gives beauty wigs and hairpieces a fresh, healthy look. Simply spray it on after washing with our shampoo.
BRUSH UP ON STYLING
Q. I need a styling brush. Are there special ones just for wigs?
A. We offer wig brushes for short, long and mid-length looks, including a static-free design. There are also styling combs, pick combs and a blending pick. The right tools are essential in caring for your beauty wig!
GO TO GREAT LENGTHS
Q. I’m tired of my short hair. Any suggestions?
A. Hair extensions! Women of all ages are using them to add instant volume, length and fullness to their natural locks. Match them to your present color or blend in a slightly different shade for pretty highlights.
AN EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS
Q. Any simple tricks to styling my wig while wearing it?
A. Try using our sturdy, adjustable chin strap. It securely keeps the beauty wig in place on your head (or styling mannequin), thus freeing up your hands for easy brushing, combing, even mirror holding!
CHANGE IS A GOOD THING
Q. Do women often wear more than one style beauty wig?
A. Absolutely! You may have an all-time favorite, but it’s totally fun to try different ’dos. Our vast selection gives you a plethora of gorgeous, affordable options. Why not try a new style today?
PLAY THE PONIES
Q. I love the look of a faux ponytail. Is it easy to do?
A. Yes! Our exclusive clip-on and stretch-a-comb pieces look natural and are a cinch to attach. They add instant style, volume and length to your hair. Simply perfect for upcoming parties, weddings or that special evening out!
CUSTOMIZE YOUR CUT
Q. If I ever want to customize my wig, what should I do?
A. Your beauty wig is ready to wear right out of the box, but if you’d like to make a few personal changes just take it to your hair stylist. He or she can trim the bangs or shape it so it’s even more gorgeous on you!
TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE
Q. How do I determine my wig size?
A. Most women tend to be size average, but we offer many styles in petite and large sizes as well. All have Velcro® tabs that allow you to adjust the size up to 1” for a custom fit. For measuring how-to’s, visit our website.
Q. After washing my wig, what’s the best way to dry it?
A. Gently press it with a towel then place it on our exclusive, chrome-plated wig drying stand. Available in two sizes…one for tall and one for short hair styles. It’s even collapsible for easy travel and storage.
NEAT AS A PIN
Q. I see that you sell t-pins. What exactly are they for?
A. T-pins are your best friend when it comes to styling. Use them to securely hold your beauty wig on a styrofoam head while you brush, comb and get your ’do just right. Insert and remove easily. 25 per pack.
USE YOUR HEAD
Q. What’s the benefit of having a styrofoam styling head at home?
A. Styrofoam heads allow hands-free styling and a place to safely store your favorite ’dos. Suction base with adjustable lever secures it to a flat surface (sold separately or in our styling head kits). Short and tall sizes available.
COMB THROUGH IT
Q. What’s the best way to comb a beauty wig?
A. To minimize stress on the roots of your beauty wig, comb it from the ends first and then gradually move towards the crown. Same tip goes for brushing. Plus, only use wig styling tools. We have a great selection!
BE A COLOR CHAMELEON
Q. I love so many of your hair colors. How will I ever choose just one?
A. No worries! The beauty of our wigs is that you never have to feel obligated to wear the same shade. Enjoy the freedom of being able to try multiple hues. Be a bold brunette weekdays…a fiery redhead weekends. Have fun with it!
COLOR & YOUR COMPLEXION
Q. How much does skin tone play a part in selecting a hair color?
A. A lot. You want a color that will enhance your natural complexion, not wash it out. Cool skin tones favor cooler hues such as ash blonde, ash brown or bluish black. Warm skin tones look best with warmer shades like honey blonde, dark brown or auburn.
LIP COLOR LESSON
Q. Which lip colors best complement a blonde, brunette, redhead…?
A. In general, blondes look best in soft muted shades like nude, apricot and pink. Brunettes can go bolder in red, berry and plum. Redheads really “wow” in coral and wine. Gray beauties look amazing in rose and mauve.
SMOOTH AS VELVET
Q. My forehead is quite sensitive. Will a wig be comfortable?
A. Yes! Our styles have a velvet-like band stitched inside the front of the wig across the forehead area. It’s super soft next to the skin, making it perfect for those with sensitive scalps.
ESPECIALLY FOR EYEGLASSES
Q. If I have a wig on, can I still comfortably wear my eyeglasses?
A. You bet! Many of our beauty wigs have convenient open ear tabs through which you can wear your eyeglasses over the fibers for a natural look. Provides a bit more security, too.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
Q. Can I accessorize my wig as if it were my natural hair?
A. Go right ahead! Our beauty wigs are ready to wear right out of the box, but you can personalize them by adding a pretty headband, scarf or other hair accessory. It’s great to change things up once an awhile.
OPEN CAP QUESTION
Q. I often hear the term “open cap” construction. What are its benefits?
A. An open cap wig features lace ribbons at the crown area to which fiber wefts are sewn to form an open pattern. This helps make it lightweight and provides superb ventilation, keeping the head cool.
GET A GRIP
Q. I’d like a bit more security when wearing my wig. Any ideas?
A. Try our SOFTouch® Grip…a hypoallergenic, gel-filled band designed to wrap around the hairline and be worn under your wig. It feels cool, cushions pressure points and prevents slippage, giving you that extra peace of mind.
TRY A TURBAN
Q. I love the look of your fashion turbans. Are they comfy to wear?
A. On those days when you just don’t feel like wearing a full wig, a stylish turban is a quick and easy alternative. Fashioned for those individuals dealing with medical hair loss, they are nice and comfortable, too!
THINNING HAIR HELPERS
Q. I need a solution for my thinning hair. Any suggestions?
A. Our natural-looking wiglets and volumizers are fabulous alternatives to wearing a full wig. They blend in seamlessly with your own hair, giving it added body and coverage just where you need it.
JUST ADD A GEL PAD
Q. Is it true that I can add gel pads inside my wig to make it even more comfortable?
A. That’s right! Our exclusive SOFTouch® Gel Set contains 4 lightweight, non-allergenic gel lining pads (front, nape, 2 ear tabs) that are ideal for sensitive scalps. They can be sewn into any beauty wig for added comfort.
Q. I usually wear a short wig, but I’m tempted to try a mid-length style. Shall I go for it?
A. By all means! Women of all ages are rocking shoulder-length locks. Wearing your hair down around the face will give you a fresh look, plus it’s always fun to try a new ’do. We have fabulous mid-lengths to choose from.
BOBS ARE BACK
Q. I love the look of today’s bobs. Got any tips on deciding the right length?
A. Heart, oval and square face shapes look great in a chic, chin-grazing cut. Have more of a round face? Opt for a trendy long bob or “lob” with side-swept bangs. It falls at least 1-2 inches below the chin. So classy!