How Much Should You Pay for a Wig?

It depends. Pricy wigs worn by your favorite celebs can cost thousands of dollars, while a wig from a beauty supply store can run you anywhere from $30 to a few hundred dollars. Mid-range wigs, like the ones you would buy directly from AliExpress.com, often start at $200 and go up from there.

For a standard quality wig (think lace front or full lace wig), I recommend spending anywhere from $400 to $600.

What’s the difference between a cheap wig and a pricy one?

The hair used for wigs at the beauty supply store are “either a synthetic blend, animal fiber or a human hair mix.” This hair knots easily, doesn’t last long and won’t necessarily provide you with the most natural finish. Cheap hair tends to be shiny and doesn’t look and feel the way human hair, which is usually what you get with a more expensive wig, does. This is fine if you only need it for a one-day style, and it can be styled to look more natural.

Should You Get a Wig Professionally Installed?

A wig is nothing without proper installation, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be done by a pro. If you’re not a certified stylist, let YouTube be your guide. There are endless videos on how to make a wig look fabulous and natural.

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