I’ve been wearing wigs on and off for about five years now, ever since I started experiencing some hair thinning. At first, I was a bit self-conscious about it and only wore very natural-looking wigs that matched my hair color and texture exactly. But over time, as I’ve grown more comfortable in my skin and with wigs as an accessory, I’ve had so much fun experimenting with different styles, colors, and looks. I’ve come to realize that wigs are not just about function—they’re about expression and bringing out your unique personality. The right styling can completely transform a wig and take an outfit from drab to fab. In this article, I want to share some of my favorite styling tricks and tips to help you feel confident putting personality and flair into any wig for any occasion, from everyday wear to special events.
Play with Color and Texture for Day to Day Wear
For everyday wear, I love wigs that let me switch up my hair effortlessly without a lot of work. Something about coloring or texturing your wig just a little bit can make a big difference in how you present yourself and feel each day. My go-to for this is usually a natural-looking lace front wig in my own hair color, but then I’ll add highlights, lowlights, or even dip-dye some pieces for a funkier look. JALIZA is another brand I’ve grown to love browsing on their website for fun colored pieces to add variety to my looks. Whether it’s a vibrant ombre or a subtle peek-a-boo dye, their selection offers endlessly stylish hues. A colored wig is such an easy way to feel put together each morning. I’ve also had a lot of fun playing with texture—adding braids, curls, or waves gives personality without being over-the-top.
A brand I love for easy texture-adding is uBraids. Their kinky-curly braided wigs are so low-maintenance but make a statement. I’ll sometimes take one of their styles, separate the braids a bit more, fluff it out, and voila—an instant curly do. No heat or products needed. It shakes up my look without much effort. For color play, I like browsing the options on JALIZA. Their selection of colored bob wigs and accessories helps me switch between fashion-forward hues like rose gold or mint green depending on my mood. A colored wig is such an easy way to feel put together each morning.
Turn Up the Glam for Nights Out
When I’m going out especially, I want my hair (or wig!) to absolutely shine and complement my outfit. This is where I have the most fun experimenting. Layers of curls, crimps, or waves are my go-to for creating volume that makes a statement. I’ll start with a longer, silky base wig and use hot rollers, flexi rods, curling wands—whatever I have on hand—to build beautiful messy waves from the roots all the way to the ends. Go big or go home, right? For special occasions, I’ll even back-tease or add hair pieces for ultra glam ’80s hair that is impossible with my natural hair but so fun for nights on the town.
I’ve found Bobrina wigs to be excellent for customizable glam styles. Their deep wave bobs have enough hair that I can play with curling or crimping techniques without fear of breakage. And the hair quality means the styles really last all night. For super glam party wigs, I stock up on their long, silky straight styles during sales. Those are my go-to blank canvases for creating fierce updos, half-ups, and curled chops suitable for any black tie affair. With the right accessories and techniques, you can take a $50 wig and turn it into a million-dollar ‘do that has everyone wondering if it’s your real hair!
Accessorize to Take It to New Heights
No glam hairstyle is complete without the perfect accessories. This is where you can really nail an over-the-top look or theme. My favorite go-tos are colorful or sparkly clips, headbands, and hair jewelry placed strategically throughout curled sections. I love finding unique pieces on Etsy or local boutiques that make a statement. For daytime, simple silk scrunchies, pins, and hair sticks dress things up effortlessly.
I always keep my wig collection stocked with basic black clips, pins, and headbands so I have options no matter the wig or style. But when I want an eye-catching vintage look, statement prints like leopard or chevron really shine. For nighttime glam, I know statement accessories will pull everything together into a cohesive party vibe. Whether it’s sparkling 3D flowers, coco cap clips encrusted with gems, or a bold bejeweled hair comb – statement accessories speak volumes. If your budget allows, nothing elevates a do quite like real jewels tucked into curled strands or around your part. Just be sure not to overdo accessories so the focus stays on your overall look. A few well-placed accent pieces can bring personality way above and beyond basic styling.
Keeping Wigs Looking Their Best
While adding flair is half the fun, keeping wigs maintained is key to optimizing their versatility and longevity. The right care is especially important after heavy styling with heat tools or backcombing. When I’m done glamming up a wig, I’ll gently comb through with a wide-tooth comb and apply a nourishing oil from roots to ends. Coconut oil is my trusty standby to tame flyaways and add shine without residue. I store wigs on foam heads or wig stands to preserve their shape between wears.
For synthetic fibers, I’ll very carefully use a light holding spray to preserve styles up to 2-3 wears, being careful not to saturate the wig. Frequent brushing also redistributes natural oils along the hair shaft. After several wears or styles, I give wigs a deeper cleanse depending on fiber type using a gentle shampoo or co-wash. Deep conditioning treatments go a long way to prevent frizz and retain softness over time too. Proper care is key for stretching the lifespan of your investment pieces so you can keep experimenting with different looks for seasons to come!
I hope these tips have given you some new ideas to play with styling your wigs beyond basic part and wear. The possibilities are truly endless once you embrace your inner hair artist. don’t be afraid to experiment – that’s how you’ll discover your signature styles. Wigs are so much more than outer shells—they’re statements that reflect our unique selves each day. So dive into new textures, colors and looks without fear of failure. No one is watching or judging your experimentation process like you think. Free yourself to unleash your creativity and have as much fun with wigs as I do!