Some “GoT” Fans Didn’t Know That Emilia Clarke Wore A Wig As Daenerys And I’m Honestly Confused

Actress Emilia Clarke is undoubtedly most famous for her role as Game of Thrones‘ Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, Soon-to-Be Bae of Jon Snow. (I added that last part, but whatever, it’s happening.)

She was also in that movie Me Before You, but I've blocked it from my memory because it makes me emotional.

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She was also in that movie Me Before You, but I’ve blocked it from my memory because it makes me emotional.

Anyway, fans have grown accustomed to seeing her with long, flowing blonde locks, but — according to Emilia — they didn’t know that it was a wig? (Hate to break it to you guys, but dragons don’t exist either.)

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She recently told InStyle magazine: “I feel bad when I meet people and they realize I’m Khaleesi, and they get disappointed because we look nothing alike. I’m like, ‘Sorry, that ain’t really me! It’s a wig.’ No human is that beautiful.”

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She continued, “Young people get this warped view of what beauty is because of the time, money, and effort that go into productions to make people look great. Yes, we need to watch these stories and be inspired, but it’s important not to compare yourself. Because it’s entirely make-believe.”

Dany — I mean, Emilia — also knows how damaging social media can be for one’s self image.

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She told the magazine:

These stupid apps that make you look thinner and airbrushed — why make it harder for everyone? There’s no caption that says, “FYI, I’m sucking in my tummy, and this is my 17th version of this picture.” We’ve all done it, but I think we should shine more brightness on brains and character.

And she truly is a Khaleesi for the people, because she’s struggled with confidence just like the rest of us:

"I really struggled with my confidence growing up. I thought I was too fat. I thought I was ugly. I called myself the Cabbage Patch Kid. If a boy talked to me, I'd be shocked. But then there's a special moment that happens as a young adult when you start to find out who you are, what you like, how you take your coffee, the people who make you feel good and who you should be around. You begin to see beyond what your face or body looks like."

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“I really struggled with my confidence growing up. I thought I was too fat. I thought I was ugly. I called myself the Cabbage Patch Kid. If a boy talked to me, I’d be shocked. But then there’s a special moment that happens as a young adult when you start to find out who you are, what you like, how you take your coffee, the people who make you feel good and who you should be around. You begin to see beyond what your face or body looks like.”

Honestly, at the end of the day, “when you’re happy, that’s beauty.”

"The ability to have a giggle and not take yourself too seriously. Being able to look in the mirror and be cool with who's looking back at you. Trying to be as genuine as you possibly can, including with what you put on your face."

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“The ability to have a giggle and not take yourself too seriously. Being able to look in the mirror and be cool with who’s looking back at you. Trying to be as genuine as you possibly can, including with what you put on your face.”

Thanks for all of your wise words, Emilia!

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(Now, please go sleep with your nephew, form an alliance, and take the throne.)

Magic to ’Do: How Paul Huntley Became a Broadway Wig Master

With over 200 Broadway credits and a Tony Honor for Excellence to his name, the wig designer for the original Cats, Sweeney Todd, and more regales with juicy stories from his life in show business.

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Broadway has always been a place where legends walk among us, but those legends often seem firmly in front of the footlights. Not so, as anyone who’s spent any time behind the scenes can attest. One such living luminary is Paul Huntley, still as active now as he was 40 years ago, when he outfitted Patti LuPone with Eva Peron’s varying hairstyles, created the original wigs for Sweeney Todd, and coiffed everyone from Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

Huntley, who works with a small team of five, had a desire to create wigs since he first watched his mother get ready to go out as a little boy in 1930s England. After a stint as an actor and military service, Huntley apprenticed with Stanley Hall’s Wig Creations, where, he says during an interview at his Upper West Side townhouse, “we would do every known actor in the world at that time.”

Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou in <i>Sweeney Todd</i>

Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou in Sweeney Todd Martha Swope

That’s no mere exaggeration. Wig Creations worked on everything from El Cid to Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra—the latter of which required fitting 1,000 extras with period wigs for the unforgettable moment when Liz makes her entrance into ancient Rome. He was also once responsible for going to Mae West’s room at the Dorchester Hotel for her wig fitting.

“I was ushered into the hotel reception of the suite that she was in,” Huntley says, laughing at the memory, “and she had asked them to raise her bed on a dais, and she had four lilac spots trained on her. When I went in to take her measurements, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. I mean, it was just extraordinary, because she’d got a peignoir on as low as she possibly could to welcome a fairy into her domain, and there she was with all these satin pillows. She was sweet and charming, but the thing that I remember mostly is her teeth. They were pure white and glowed, I mean literally glowed.

“I literally had to ask her to sit up in bed, and I knelt… I just could not believe it, and I thought, ‘You see, this is the tragedy.’ There wasn’t a camera or anything, of course not, so it’s only in my head that I can remember it. So I had to do pin curls kneeling on the fucking bed. It was very awkward, actually!”

As his career was moving along in England, director Mike Nichols asked Huntley to come to America to do create wigs for his production of Uncle Vanya, starring, among others, Julie Christie and Lillian Gish. A period of work on both sides of the Atlantic ensued, until Nichols suggested that Huntley stay in America. From there, it was a best-of list of the great American musicals of the ’70s and ’80s, from A Little Night Music to the original Broadway production of Cats. Along the way, he made several lifelong fans out of performers, including Patti LuPone, who has never appeared on Broadway without wearing a Paul Huntley wig.

Bob Gunton and Patti LuPone in Evita.

Bob Gunton and Patti LuPone in Evita.

“When she was a student at Juilliard, she knew that she had extremely fine hair, and that she wanted a wig exactly like her own hair but better,” Huntley says. “So she called me—this was in the very early days, obviously—and she said, ‘I want a wig, a beautiful wig made, that I can wear up or down in productions that I will do at Juilliard. I can’t afford it. Could I pay you so much a month?’ And I said, ‘Of course you can’ So that was it, and she said if she became a star, I would always be in her contract.”

Years later, after a miscommunication with director Hal Prince that left Huntley temporarily persona non grata, LuPone was in rehearsals for Evita. When she inquired about being fitted by Huntley, Prince told her that he would not be working on the show. To which LuPone replied, “Well, Mr. Prince, I will not be able to wear any wig that isn’t Paul Huntley’s, so I won’t be wearing a wig.” LuPone won out (and earned a spread in Life Magazine with Huntley), and Huntley and Prince’s relationship was restored.

Relationships like the one he has with LuPone (Huntley also just designed her wig in the Broadway production of War Paint) continue to lead to work, particularly the close working relationship he shares with costume designer William Ivey Long, who brought him into the Bronx Tale fold this season. And Huntley will return to Broadway with Prince of Broadway this fall, reuniting once more with Prince and recreating many of the iconic looks for which he was originally responsible. And though he’s the first to point out that “time marches on, and of course youth has to have its say,” Huntley’s career and talent are as

Penelope Cruz goes hell for leather as she sports long platinum wig on set of American Crime Story for her Donatella Versace role

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Penelope Cruz looked biker chic as she donned a leather jacket and blonde wig on set in Miami.

The 43-year-old actress was sporting a platinum blonde wig and jet black sunglasses as she gets ready to play Donatella Versace in Versace: American Crime Story.

The naturally brunette actress showed off her flawless skin and clear complexion.

Spitting image: Penelope Cruz wore a platinum blonde wig and jet black sunglasses to play Donatella Versace in Versace: American Crime Story in Miami

Spitting image: Penelope Cruz wore a platinum blonde wig and jet black sunglasses to play Donatella Versace in Versace: American Crime Story in Miami

She added light pink lipstick and heavy make-up to transform into the Italian fashion designer.

The beauty was wearing all black for her day of filming, marking the first time people have seen her in character.

Filming for the Gianni Versace biopic is taking place at the iconic Versace mansion.

Same same: Cruz pictured on the left and Versace pictured on the right

Same same: Cruz pictured on the left and Versace pictured on the right

 Same same: Cruz pictured on the left and Versace pictured on the right

Hell for leather: Cruz looked biker chic as she donned a leather jacket

Hell for leather: Cruz looked biker chic as she donned a leather jacket

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is based on Maureen Orth’s 1999 book Vulgar Favors. The 10-episode series is set to air next year.

The fashion world was stunned when Versace was gunned down aged 50 in front of his opulent beachside estate in July 1997.

The death was on the front pages constantly until it was eclipsed by the death of Versace’s friend and muse Princess Diana just a few weeks later.

Getting into it: She added light pink lipstick and heavy make-up to transform into the Italian fashion designer

Getting into it: She added light pink lipstick and heavy make-up to transform into the Italian fashion designer

In character: The beauty was wearing all black for her day of filming, marking the first time people have seen her in character for this role

In character: The beauty was wearing all black for her day of filming, marking the first time people have seen her in character for this role

Donatella had always worked closely with her brother – he even named a perfume, Blonde, in her honour.

After his death she stepped into his role at the label he founded, of which she owns 20per cent.

Filming for the biopic has taken place at the scene over the last few days, with actor Darren Criss spotted wielding a gun in character as spree killer Andrew Cunanan.

Out and about: Penelope was seen heading home after a busy day of filming 

Out and about: Penelope was seen heading home after a busy day of filming

Chic: The brunette hid behind a large pair of shades and highlighted her pout with pink lipstick

Chic: The brunette hid behind a large pair of shades and highlighted her pout with pink lipstick

Emily Ratajkowski shares throwback snap of her cracking underboob and purple wig

Emilly Ratakjowski has shared a raunchy throwback snap of her wearing a purple wig and showing some underboob for a fashion shoot.

The model, 25, posted the picture to Instagram with the caption, “Tbt @thelovemagazine”, referring to a shoot she did with the publication last year.

Commenters commended the star on looking great in the pic.

“Woow, gorgeous!! So damn hot!!!” said one fan, while another added, “You are my body goals”.

Short cut to the space age in hair styles – fashion archive, 1959

Wigs add world of confidence for women with hair loss

Tears welled in her eyes as she gently touched her hair and recognized her reflection in the mirror again.

It’s been almost 20 years since she has seen her inherited, long raven-hued locks. Since the day Michelle suffered a savage attack at the hands of her ex-husband, who slowly burned all the hair off her head.

Her husband also denied her immediate medical attention, instead locking Michelle inside the house for days while she was suffering from serious scalp burns.

Michelle (her name has been changed by the News to protect her identity) found the strength and courage to leave her extremely controlling husband but was left with permanent reminders of that abusive relationship.

“I used to have really beautiful hair,” she says.

The small amount of Michelle’s hair that grew back did so finely and in patches. There is visible scar tissue on her scalp.

Still, Michelle says, “I’m very lucky.”

In the decades since, Michelle has searched for hair replacement options: weaves, wigs, extensions, taping. It’s been an unpleasant trial and error hair journey to this point, one that Michelle says she could write a book about.

Her previous hairpieces screamed fake, says Michelle, and weren’t very functional.

She found places that would just sell the wigs, without giving customers a chance to really see what they were committing to wearing every day. One time Michelle went to a salon and observed everyone in the salon staring at her.

“It was one of the most uncomfortable experiences I’ve ever had for my confidence,” she says. “They are all staring at your scars. It’s a place of beauty.”

Eight months ago fate intervened when Michelle was walking past The Dye Lot hair salon in Lower Lonsdale and spotted a private room dedicated to wig fitting.

Michelle met Dye Lot co-owner Christina Thomson, who helped develop the salon’s Wig Room for clients who are dealing with hair loss.

The Dye Lot has three specialists trained in wig fitting. There are synthetic and human hair options depending on how much clients want to spend or what purpose the hair pieces will serve.

Rows of wig-coiffed mannequin heads in a variety of styles line the perimeter of the Wig Room, a brightly lit, welcoming space at the side of the salon. A bouquet of cheerful fresh flowers sits by the long mirror at the fitting station furnished with a comfortable chair.

Michelle was fitted with a topper, not a full wig but a custom-made hairpiece that clips on top of her crown to mask the hair loss and marries naturally with her remaining hair.

Thomson then went in and added wefts of hair, making Michelle’s mane look really full and long.

Before Michelle wore the wig home that day, Thomson coloured and cut it to complement her client’s features.

And talk about low-maintenance hair. Michelle hasn’t had to wash her wig for a month and it looks like a fresh salon blowout with bouncy curls.

“My God, I felt pretty,” says Michelle of that first glimpse in the mirror. “I have never felt pretty like I have since I was 18. I got a lot of my confidence back because of the Wig Room.”

Having a custom-made wig has made a world of difference for Michelle.

“For the first time this year since I was 18 years old I was able to go on a vacation and not be worried about my hair getting wet if I go into the ocean,” she says.

Dye Lot co-owner Alison Alexander says it’s been gratifying to be able to help women suffering from hair loss for myriad reasons including radiation treatment, alopecia and hormonal imbalance.

“And it’s been quite different than what we thought we were getting into,” she adds. “Every story seems to be so different.”

Michelle is now remarried and in a loving relationship with an “amazing” man. When asked how her life has changed and how her story helps other women, Michelle lights up.

“Ever since I have been open about it not only do I feel empowered, I’ve let my guard down and people get to know why I feel excited every day. Because I’m excited to be alive,” she says.

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11 Ways To Wear Wigs, Inspired By Instagram Users Who Rock Them The Regular — PHOTOS

With celebrities changing their looks frequently and a constant stream of beautiful people wearing wigs on Instagram‘s discover page, dabbling in fake hair has never been more exciting. Every now and then it’s fun to try out new shades and styles without risking any permanent change or damage to our own natural locks. Whether you’ve tried one on for Halloween or splashed out on a lace front to temporarily change your style, chances are you’ve tried a wig at least once — and some people make them part of their normal routine.

Although Kylie Jenner claims she “started” wigs, the history of the wig is said to have began as far back as the ancient Egyptian times. Additionally, Elizabeth I was rumored to own over a hundred wigs — in other words, she was kind of like the Kylie of the Golden Age.

If you are considering adding some new lengths, shapes, colors and textures to your noggin but are unsure as to whether or not they’ll actually suit you, experimenting with fake hair in your every day look may be a good shout. Here are eleven fabulous Instagram users reminding us that a decent wig can fully amp up your style.

1. Nicole Jackson

Self proclaimed alien princess and beauty guru Nicole Jackson is a massive fan of fake hair and she even uploads the odd wig review to her eclectic YouTube channel. This Rapunzel-length black fading into blue wig is absolutely gorgeous but she has a handful of other great styles, too.

2. Shelly Fog

UK based Instagram user and proud mum Shelly Fog has been diagnosed with alopecia and can definitely teach us a thing or two about how to style out a decent wig. It goes without saying that she looks beautiful both wigged and without, but we love how she’s kept this blonde number cool and casual with a simple plait.

3. Lee aka. Themelusina

Alternative angel Lee has a wig for just about any outfit and occasion. Whether she’s sporting some lovely pastel locks to contrast against her all black outfit, or opting instead for a striking icy white shade, she looks positively amazing. This long semi-natural style with the cute little Miley buns is definitely adorable.

4. Natali Fikas

Stockholm superstar Natali Fikas may be going through a battle against leukemia right now but this incredibly strong cutie has a winning golden attitude and a smile on her face. Our Swedish inspiration also owns some extremely pretty wigs including this silky looking blonde piece which looks downright incredible.

5. Petra aka. Bangtsiktsiki

Not only is Petra the queen of perfect highlight, but she also has potentially the coolest wig collection that I’ve seen online. Longer cut styles seem to be her favorite but her selfies show a range of pretty much every color imaginable. This classic dark wig with the side swept bangs is totally chic and doesn’t detract from showing off her impeccable makeup skills.

6. Patrick Starrr

Not to be confused with the cartoon starfish of Spongebob fame, the real life Patrick Starrr is a walking masterpiece and obviously an avid lover of wigs. Although we’re more used to seeing him in majorly glamorous over the top styles, this cute and casual lilac do is perfect for an everyday look.

7. Jessika Palomo

Cool gray shades have been very on trend these past couple of years and make up lover Jessika Palomo completely nails it. The pastel pink undertones matched with her lipstick, nail color and eyeshadow adds tremendously to the overall effect.

8. Enola Jay

This off the shoulder look as worn by Instagram babe Enola Jay is made just that little bit more eye catching by the simple addition of this lush light blue cropped wig. The overgrown fringe combined with a matte nude lip and a dark smokey eye completes the ’90s grunge vibe.

9. Alexandra Merino

Alexandra Merino’s all pink and bleach blonde look gives total Barbie vibes, which is just one of the many different types of looks she shows on her Instagram account. Blondes might have more fun, but you don’t have to reach for the bleach to get there.

10. Nancy aka. Nancydreamin

Pastel loving gal Nancy looks like an absolute dream with these long silver locks with contrast dark roots. Gray shades often fade out super fast so investing in a genuine looking wig may actually work out cheaper than splashing out on toner every week. Definitely a fashionably fab look for this spooky autumnal month.

11. Ash aka. Atleeeey

If you’re into your YouTube and makeup videos then be sure to check out Atleeeey, who amps up her look with every new upload, cleverly matching her locks to her makeup and outfits. This subtle brown wig is a stark contrast to her usual bleached bob but still suits her style nonetheless.

Thanks to these wonderful wig lovers and their inspirational Instagram feeds, it’s easy to see how a simple wig can totally spruce up your every day look and how easily they can be incorporated into your personal style. Definitely one to try when you’re in need of a change but don’t want to do anything too drastic.

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4 Ways to Make Any Synthetic Wig Look Natural

Although society’s recent obsession with wigs has become popular in the recent years due to celebrity wig-wearers, the fascination with wigs originated with the Egyptians in 2700 B.C.E.

Like modern day, Egyptians had the option of human hair wigs and synthetic wigs. While the Egyptians didn’t have access to plastic fibers to make synthetic wigs, they did use wool and leaf fibers to curate more affordable wigs options. Wigs might date back thousands of years; however, this is one fashion statement that has yet to go out of season.

Today, there are many reasons that could make someone choose to wear a wig. Whether you want to protect your natural hair from heat damage, you have experienced hair loss, or you simply want to alter your look from time to time, wigs are a versatile and functional fashion accessory.

From Kylie Jenner to your neighbor, everyone is wigging out about wigs. However, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on one to look like your best self in a cheap wig. While the most inexpensive natural human hair wig can be a bit beyond a college student’s budget, synthetic wigs are an affordable alternative.

Though synthetic wigs can look surprisingly realistic and some are even heat-resistant, it can seem a bit ambitious to wear a $15 Halloween wig during a girls’ night out. Thankfully, there are a few simple and cost-efficient tricks that can help you make any synthetic wig wearable.

1. Get Rid Of The Shine

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While we aspire for effortless shine in our natural hair, wigs (especially synthetic wigs) can be a bit too shiny. Because synthetic wigs are typically made from plastic fibers, their gleam can be just that — plasticy. However, there are two simple methods that you can use to make your artificial hairdo’s sheen more natural, and it’s likely that you have both of these supplies in your apartment right now.

Baby powder can help dull your wig’s luster. Dust half a handful of baby powder on your wig and brush it through your faux locks with a wig brush or your fingertips.

Dry shampoo can be a less messy alternative to baby powder. While baby powder won’t make your wig look messy, it could make your bathroom counter top look like an episode of Narcos. You only need to spritz some dry shampoo on each layer of your wig and the artificial factitious shine is gone.

2. Stick To Your Roots

At times it can be tricky to line up the front of your wig with your hairline, especially when you have a widow’s peak. It can be even more laborious to find the position for your wig when your wig is a completely different color from your real hair. Buying a wig with roots similar to your current hair color will make your wig look more natural without having to do any additional work.

3. Give It A Quick Snip

A lot of wigs seem unnatural because they just look too perfect. After all, who doesn’t have an unhealthy amount of baby hairs? Baby hairs aren’t particularly common in wigs; however, there is a painless way to mend this problem, so take some scissors and cut some random strands of hair toward the front of your wig.

4. Add Your Wig To Your Makeup Routine

Use a makeup brush, a q-tip, or your pinky and pat a bit of your concealer onto the hairline of your wig. Typically the lace cap on a wig can differ greatly from your actual scalps’ hue. The concealer that you use under your eyes will more closely match the color of your natural hair line, which will help disguise where your wig starts and your forehead begins.

If you choose to place the front of your wig before your hairline begins to incorporate your real hair into your style, then you might notice that there are some patches on your wig’s base that don’t match your natural hair color. If this is the case, you can use a foundation brush and some eyebrow pomade to paint these seemingly “bald” patches of your wig.

The moral of this article, is that fashion is work. You can’t simply take a wig out of its packaging and expect it to look effortlessly beautiful. Granted, these four tips don’t require much labor at all.

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Lace Wigs Care Tips

Lace Wig Care Instructions

Preparing Lace Wig for Application:

  1. Clip all hair and baby hair away from the edge of the wig. This will prevent the hair from getting stuck in the glue when applying the unit.
  2. Cautiously cut the lace around the entire hairline. You may cut all the lace off or you can leave a little of the lace if you feel more comfortable doing so. **Make sure all baby hair is carefully pinned back so it is not cut.
  3. *OPTIONAL*: When you have completed cutting the lace around the entire perimeter, you can spray “Fray Block” on the edge of the lace to prevent it from fraying. (Please be sure to use this sparingly, because it can try white if you use too much.)

Preparing Skin and Hair for Application:

  1. Wash , condition and dry your hair. After your hair is dried either braid hair in small cornrows, or tightly wrap your hair for a flat look.
  2. Wash your face completely. Then using cotton balls, use alcohol to clean around your entire hairline, to remove any oil that may be on your skin.
  3. *OPTIONAL* Apply scalp protector or liquid band aid to prevent skin from adhesives. This will act as a barrier between your skin and the adhesive. (This step is very important for those who workout, swim or those with sensitive skin.)
  4. *RECOMMENDED* For those with hair, put on a flesh-toned wig cap, and line it up with your hairline, so it is completely covered. This will work as a protective layer for your hair, and will also create a scalp illusion under your hairline. (Make sure the wig cap is pulled taught onto your hairline.) FYI: To prevent the wig cap from slipping, allow the glue and/or tape to overlap onto the nylon stocking cap or loosely stitch the cap in place.

Application Routine #1: (for those using liquid adhesives)

  1. Start with a Q-Tip or a small make-up brush and apply a thin coat of the glue around the perimeter of your hairline. Use the liquid adhesives sparingly; using a lot of the adhesive will add to the drying time. Soft bond adhesives (I.e.: Vapon No-Tape, Ultra-Hold and Invisi-bond) must dry or get tacky . To aide the drying time, use a hand held blowdryer on a cool/warm setting until dry or tacky. *Do NOT bond lace wig to wet glue, the wig will not set properly and will not stick well. Hard bond adhesives (I.e.: Endurabond, Dermabond and Base bond) do NOT require any drying time, since they dry immediately after it is applied.
  2. After your glue is ready for application, you must position the lace wig on your head. To make sure it is aligned properly, you must first bond the wig at the center of your front hairline. (The center point can be determined by parting the hair down the middle and aligning it with the center of your forehead or widows peak.) Then going from one side to the other, press the edge of the wig down into the adhesive using a fine tooth comb. *FYI* If you made an error when applying use a Q-Tip and alcohol between the lace and your skin to release and reapply the wig.
  3. Double check your hairline and touch-up any areas where the wig is not applied securely. If you need to remove any excess glue use a Q-Tip and the corresponding solvent.
  4. When you have completed the application process, tie down your hairline with a silk or satin scarf. This will allow the glue to set and dry properly. You may also sit under a dryer during this step to aide in the drying process.
  5. *IMPORTANT* For those who want to use a tape and glue combination, the glue should go on your skin and the tape should go on the lace. This will actually protect the lace from the wear and tear of the liquid adhesives.
  6. For those who want an even stronger hold, you may apply glue on the tape as well, just be cautious.

Application Routine #2 (for those who use tape):

  1. Make sure your skin, hair and wig are clean and dry. (Follow the “Preparing Wig and Skin for Application” instructions.)
  2. Cut the tape into desired shapes, you want the tape to contour your hairline.
  3. Peel the paper from one side of the double-sided tape and apply the strips of tape around the perimeter of the lace wig. Press firmly into place. *IMPORTANT* You should leave small spaces between the tape to allow for water to escape, if you will be wearing this for extended periods of time.
  4. Position the lace wig on head, and starting with the center, go from side to side, pressing the wig down in sections with a fine tooth comb. Press firmly, for a
  5. When you have completed the application process, tie down your hairline with a silk or satin scarf. This will allow the glue to set and dry properly. You may also sit under a dryer during this step to aide in the drying process.

Removal of Your Lace Wig

  1. It is very important to allow the adhesive remover to completely saturate and the lace to release prior to trying to remove the unit. This will preserve the lace on your unit and your hairline. PLEASE take your time while doing this.
  2. Spray your adhesive remover on top of the glue and lace.
  3. Wait for the unit to completely release. You may also use a Q-Tip to apply the remover/solvent between the lace and your skin.
  4. *IMPORTANT* You want the glue to remain on your skin, not the lace.
  5. Use adhesive remover/solvent to clean the adhesive from your skin.
  6. Wash lace wig to clean and remove any glue residue that might be on the lace and in the hair of the wig.

Hair Extensions Care Tips

Important Human Hair Extension Tips

You look after Hair Extensions the same as you would do long hair that you grew yourself. If you have never been able to grow your hair long before it is probably because you are probably stunting the growth just as fast as quickly as it grows. As far as were concerned, our number 1 most important advice tip would be to always follow the instructions and advice given to you by your stylist. That being said, heres a few more important tips.
Quick Tips:

* Detangle and brush before washing your hair.
* Wash and condition using quality name brand shampoo and condition.
* When washing your hair, gently wash in one direction, not in circles or by bunching up in one area.
* Use the same procedures mentioned above for conditioning your hair.
* Use a good vent brush when brushing your hair before and after washing.

More Detailed Hair Extension Care Tips:

Hair Care products

Use good name brand products, Jane Carter Solution, Mixed-Chicks, Pantene or Keracare are highly recommended. Use a good (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft. Dont over do it. Too much conditioner or any other hair care product can cause a build up and tangling. Avoid hair products that contain alcohol. Alcohol makes hair dry. Ask your stylist what would be the best products for your hair. Chemical agents are widely used to add curl to straight hair and to loosen curls in curly hair. These products defat the scalp and permanently alter the structure of the hair. These compounds can also cause severe hair loss from over processing. Never use perms or relaxers on damaged hair. If possible, allow the hair to regrow before introducing new chemical processes.


Shampooing

When shampooing make sure your hair is not bunched up or piled on top of your head… This badly tangles hair. Instead of doing this, gently wash vertically in one direction only. Be sure to use a rather gentle shampoo and dont skimp on the quality. Dont ruin your hair and/or extensions by trying to save a couple of dollars on the super cheap stuff. Go with good reputed brands in the market. Using good quality products like shampoo, conditioners and hair gels will enhance the life your hair extension and also help them to look better. If your extensions are sewn in, you need to treat them like your own hair and take good care to comb it and slowly remove the knots and maintain the hair. After your shower, feel free to dry your hair the same way you would have dried your own natural hair. We would highly recommend an ionic dryer, as they wont damage the hair. Also use good quality straightening irons and curling rods.

Coloring

Color your natural hair the desired color before your extensions are applied. Your stylist will then color match your extensions, whether synthetic or real, to your new color to make your purchased hair look like the real thing. Highlights can even be added by adding different colored extensions in the same randomness as highlights applied to hair pulled through a cap. If your roots need a touchup before you need to change your extensions, play it safe and leave the coloring to your stylist. BLEACHING YOUR HAIR IS NOT RECOMMENDED. It is risky and uses harsh chemicals that can damage your hair.

Styling

Always ask your stylist before attempting any styling techniques you are unsure about. Chemical agents are widely used to add curl to straight hair and to loosen curls in curly hair. These products defeat the scalp and permanently alter the structure of the hair. These compounds can also cause severe hair loss from over processing. Never use perms or relaxers on damaged hair. If possible, allow the hair to regrow before introducing new chemical processes. If you do color your hair, DEEP CONDITION with a good quality conditioner. Here are a few how to videos for styling your hair.

Swimming & Exercise

Wash the hair immediately after swimming! When dirt and sweat accumalates, hair mattes, tangles, and becomes unmanageable. Be sure to always wear a swim cap made of latex. Carefully comb out any tangles that may be present starting from the bottom and working your way up. Once the hair has been detangled braid the hair in two braids to ensure that all of the hair is protected and tucked neatly under the cap. Following your dip, be sure to wash your hair immediately to remove any damaging chemical that may have snuck under your cap.

Sleeping

NEVER SLEEP ON WET HAIR
. Make sure your hair is completely dry before you go to bed. It is also recommended to wrap your hair together or gently tie it up to prevent tangling.

NOTE: Care for hand-tied wefts
When attaching the weft with a needle, it is recommended that you sew around the weft not through the weft. Never CUT ANY PART OF THE WEFT. These wefts are hand-tied and delicate. If they are cut, then we cannot guarantee that they will not shed. Once they are cut, we cannot consider the product for a return or exchange.