Today was a very busy day in the Essex Wig Centre, back to back clients all day. Consultations, cut, set and redress services, wig sales and personalising cuts for numerous clients. I’ve met some lovely new clients and spent time with some of our wonderful regulars.
One of our regular customers to the salon, has been having her hair done with Pierre for over thirty years, has just recently found herself in need of a wig and has had a bespoke, custom made wig made for her by us. It has been sitting in our stock room since Christmas and tried on weekly while she’s been building her confidence to wear it. When I began working here, my first project given to me by Pierre, was to take the wig and do what I could and what was needed to get our lovely lady to a happy state where she is ready to wear the wig and take it home. I have spent a lot of time on it, getting it to a suitable density, getting the styling right and working on the shape to create a look that is comfortable to wear and realistic looking for the client. I am happy to say that today was the day she was ready to take it home! It is important to me to work with each individual and take care of individual needs in order to get the service just right. I will constantly strive to make sure each client goes away completely happy and want each one of you to feel fantastic in your wig. I am very happy that today was one of those days and after months of nerves, I have given someone the confidence to wear her wig with pride. We also talked through some further options that might work should she still not feel 100% confident with her wig going forward. We looked at the integration systems which would work very well for this individual and formed a back up plan for the future. She was so happy with the outcome today and all of the information she had to take away that she described me as her “Hair angel from above!” One of the nicest things anyone has ever said about my work and I felt so proud I just needed to share 🙂
Hoping to start up a proper reviews page soon to get some more detailed feedback from the clients I see, and hopefully there will be more lovely comments like I’ve had today. Thank you Mrs E.
Hope to be making more people happy with their hair next week!
We have had a fun day in the wig room today. The team and I have worked together to shoot some of our stock pieces for they allergy which is soon to go live on our fabulous new website which will be up and running very soon.
Lisa, stylist in the main salon, was our model for the day and Tash, stylist, wig assistant and makeup artist, did the makeup for the shoot while I styled the wigs and took the photos. We took shots of 20 of our stock wigs and styled a few of them in different ways hoping to show a good range of what we have here, the excellent quality of the wigs and the versatility possible in styling your wig.
Bare in mind that these wigs show just some of what we can do. Each style is available in a wide variety of colours, hair qualities and with different bases. We can take each element of different wigs that you try to create a completely bespoke order too so you really can get the exact wig that you want. Obviously you can choose one that we have here too if we have something that you like! But the possibilities are endless in the one off design that we can create for you during our consultation process.
I have added a few snaps of some of our work from today, have a good look at the quality of the lace fronts that we have in stock and how realistic the fronts of the wigs can look. The long blonde is human hair, also showing the different hair types that we stock and showing you the difference in quality.
We have had a great day and it’s been lovely to see the wigs on and see how good they actually look! Hope you you like them as much as us!
As promised today I’m going to be talking about Mara, our human hair bob. The most fantastic thing about these human hair wigs, I feel, is the foundations. The foundation of a wig is the base on to which the hair is either knotted or sewn, and the part that is in contact with the scalp. These wigs have a particularly good one. It’s made of a very soft, stretchy lace fabric all over, with the addition of the monofilament top piece which I explained in my last blog on bobs. It has a neat and clever adjustment system in the back meaning they don’t have to be custom made, and you can tighten or loosen them depending on how secure you need it to be.
This feature sticks in my mind for one of my clients in particular who has lost a lot of weight due to her condition, she’s been finding that her custom made wig is feeling very roomy and not as secure as she would like, as even her head has got smaller as she’s lost weight. The problem could be eliminated with this foundation as she could adjust as she needs to depending on how things are going. Looking forward to trying this out with her and seeing if it helps!
This type of foundation also allows for repairs and re knotting to be done very easily on a wig meaning it should last you very well. I’m now offering this service at the Essex Wig Centre, repairs, extra hair and servicing to help improve the look and extend the life of your wig.
The hair in Mara, is very nice quality and the colour in our stock piece is a lovely light brown with red and blonde lights giving it a very soft and realistic look. In my opinion this would need very little work apart from a fringe trim to suit the individual, as it’s not too heavy, and a really nice shape. Definitely very impressed with our new stock!