We all have problems choosing a hairstyle to suit us, and the wide range of wigs available on the market often makes that choice even more daunting. Most wig suppliers do not accept returns on wigs that have been worn/used, making the choice of wig even more important.
How do you, as a TS or TV girl, decide what style will suit and feminize your face?
Wigs can dramatically change your appearance, face shape and look. You should take your time getting to know your face shape and choosing the right style for your face. By choosing the correct wig to hide certain parts of your face you are able to draw the eye to your more attractive features.
Choosing a Style
Face Framing or forward style wigs will go a long way to help you achieve a more feminine look while being easy to care for and style.
Many crossdressers, trans people and transvestites may have a prominent bones above the eye sockets or brow. To disguise this masculine feature, it is best to go for a style with a fringe that covers the area and draws the eye down toward the lower part of the face. Also choose a wig with more volume on the crown to balance off a wider and larger face.
Wider or square faces can be altered in appearance by bringing styles closer to the actual face and, as long as the ends are soft the effect can be very dramatic and face framing hairstyle with soft fringe and razor cut ends. Any face framing wig with layers that feather around the jaw is a great choice of wig for transvestites, transsexuals, transgendered or cross dressers who want to feel more confident about their hair style when out and about. The sides and fringe shape the face and mask many masculine features such as wide jaw line or prominent brow.
Choosing a colour
Most TS/TV girls make the mistake of choosing a colour that they like rather than what would suit their skin tone. For as natural a look as possible to “pass”, stick to as close to your natural colour as possible. Going for an outrageous colour or an overly luxurious or glamorous wig will only draw unwanted attention to yourself.
Have a search on the internet for girls who have similar colouring and skin tone to you and see what colours suit them.
If you have naturally mid brown- dark brown/black eyes and eyebrows, stick to darker wig colours with highlights or deep red colours.
If you have blonde to light brown natural hair colour and eyebrows, stick to the lighter colours on the spectrum or possibly ginger colours.
Gone are the day of buying one wig for £100+ (USD$150+) which has to last you for a good few years. These days, realistic man-made fibres such as kanekelon mean that great quality, modern and stylish wigs can be yours for less than £30 ($50). This means that you can change your looks regularly to suit your mood!
Make-overs and wig advice
Many wig stores, such as ours, are incredibly TV/TS friendly. Email us a photo of yourself and we will happily suggest some styles for you- making your wig buying experience stress-free. Someone will hold your hand and advise you the whole way!
If you are able to treat yourself, there are increasingly more make-over services providing a one-stop shop for a head to toe feminization treatment. You will be given advice on hair, make-up, underwear, clothes and shoes to go away and experiment with, giving you greater confidence to explore your feminine self.