December 26, 2021 4 min read
Hi there, Wig Lover! This is a "deep dive" into the cap of one of our indie name brand creations for the Wigs Forever and CysterWigs Limited Line. This is a behind-the-scenes blog coming directly from me -- Heather, the designer of these wigs -- so you can learn about the decisions made and what goes into making them. Let's dive right in!
Note: None of the images in this article have been filtered, blurred, or Photoshopped.
This is Beckett by Wigs Forever seen in the color Moonlit Orchid Rooted. It took nearly two years to develop a monofilament part / lace front wig that could match the high standards of what I personally look for in my premium medical prosthetic wigs and hair pieces. Beckett is the first wig with this cap construction that I approved and chose to release from my Wigs Forever line because it's beautiful! I wish there were a more marketing jargon approved way of saying it, but the truth is that Beckett is just super pretty and I wanted to make it in a bunch of colors as soon as I saw the finished prototype!
Most of the images in this blog post are going to feature my actual intake photos from that prototype, which is in Mermaid Kisses Rooted (below).
If you're a fan of our YouTube channel, you may recognize this makeup and outfit from a livestream I did in Spring 2020. After that stream was over, I put on a bunch of prototypes and took images of how they looked in natural light outside. Light and photography filters that flatter the face and features can obscure and distort wig colors. This is why I try to shoot indoors and outdoors, when possible, and I try to avoid filtering my images even if it would make them look more "professional." It's isn't important to me that people think I'm the prettiest wig model in the world. What's always been way more important to me that you know what you're getting, love it for what it is, and come away happy with the experience. The day I took the initial images of Beckett was kind of cloudy, which toned down the color of the wig a little. The shirt I am wearing is white, but the cloud cover is turning it blue. Side note: When I say that shooting outside distorts the colors more than shooting in a well-lit indoor space, this is the sort of thing I mean. Natural light has a knack for turning wig colors too gold -- like if you shoot during "golden hour" -- or too blue -- like it there's any cloud cover.
I digress -- I fell in love with Beckett immediately! The length, moderate-light density (about 120%), wave pattern and lace features won my heart the minute I started playing with it. I knew she was the one!
Here's is a zoomed-in version of the previous photo. The knots are visible, which is very normal in hand-tied synthetics, but they are nice and small, even with darker root colors. The lace we use is a transparent firm Swiss lace that does not require trimming to be wearable and does not need adhesive to stay in place, provided that you adequately restrain your biohair and that the wig fits well. I am not wearing adhesive or a wig grip in any of these images and I do have biohair under the cap in lieu of a shaved head. (Proof of concept: ACHIEVED!)
Click HERE to learn more about Beckett and see colors available.
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