*All the products can be viewed HERE.
Australia- Miriam Smith
Favorite Tip: If you have a long wig curled, then keep it on a short head on a bench or table, without letting the hair hang over. This will prevent the curls from dropping!
Favorite Hair Product: Right now I’m loving using Redkens Thermal Protecting Spray. It smells amazing and doesn’t leave any sort of film on the hair, all the while protecting your wig from the elements of heat styling.
Favorite Wig Story: I once had a customer come in to purchase her very first wig. While she was trying on the various styles I had in stock she mentioned that she loved the wig that I was wearing. In fact, she loved it so much that she purchased it right off my head! Three years later and she still totally rocks it and it makes me so happy to see her enjoy it!
Facebook: Elegant wigs australia by miriam smith
Manchester, UK- Michaela Abenson
Favorite Wig Tip: Make sure you know what you are buying. The trend is to ask for European hair, but think how many countries are in Europe! That’s a lot of heads and not all will have beautiful hair. You want to make sure your wig is made with 100% unprocessed remy hair from a good source. The rest is down to the feel, make sure the hair is soft and always ask to see how it dries naturally. That is what it will look like in between washes, once the style starts to drop.
Favorite Wig Product: Argan Serum
Favorite wig story: After years of one of my clients only buying off-the-shelf wigs and taking them to have styled and adjusted (which cost extra), she came to me for a custom wig. I made it to her specifications from scratch and she didn’t take it away until it was perfect. Any alterations needed were all included in the price. She couldn’t believe how much easier the process was when the wig was made custom to what she wanted.
M.A Bespoke Wigs
Ramat Eshkol, Israel- Michal Winderbaum
Favorite wig tip: Once your wig is washed and set, make sure to keep it away from an open window. Best to keep it inside a cupboard. An open window makes the set drop.
Favorite wig product: Kérastase Deep Conditioner
Favorite wig story: A kallah with no money came with a third-hand, hairless, colourless and lifeless wig she got. I added hair, dye and styled it and the wig looked like new! The happiness of the kallah was worth it all! I even styled the wig on her for her wedding!
Whatsapp on English number (+44) 7825427828
Chicago, IL- Maital Hollander
Favorite Wig Tip: Many people treat their wig as if it were their own hair. My tip: don’t. Your wig doesn’t have the nutrients and oils that your hair does. Therefore, try to minimize the heat applied to your wig. Instead of blow drying and then curling the wig, I suggest air drying it, and then curling it. Besides for the fact that less heat is applied (and therefore less damage caused to the hair), the curl holds a lot longer. The longer it holds, the less you need to get it done.
Favorite wig product: I would have to say that my favorite hair product is Moroccan oil. Mainly because I love the smell, but also because it creates a silky look and feel for the hair. All you need is a little dab and it can completely transform the wig.
Los Angeles, CA- Miriam Pesso
Favorite Wig Tip: Putting a sheitel over wet hair can potentially stretch out the cap. Towel dry or rough dry hair to avoid this!
Favorite wig product: Matrix Biolage Raw shampoo and conditioner in nourish. Great for all hair types! For amazing results, shampoo, condition, then smooth a dime size amount of conditioner through damp hair. Locks will look well hydrated, silky and with no residue when dry!
Favorite wig story: A new client expressed her frustration that after 20+ years, she’s never felt like herself in her sheitels. After a few suggestions, I got to work. When she later came back to pick up her sheitel, she became so emotional because she finally felt like herself after all those years! It made my day and reminded me why I love what I do!
Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel- Tova Bloom
Favorite Wig Tip: Do you want a pony wig, but you have too many wigs or it’s not the best time to buy another wig? Have no fear, almost any wig can be turned into a pony wig by simply adding a few clips by the nape of the cap of your wig. If your wig is thicker, then add an extra one or two clips to the front part of the cap for added support.
Favorite wig product: Moroccan argon oil. Place a bit on your finger tips to add a silky shine, smells sweet, and is definitely my number one go-to for a tangly wig.
Favorite wig story: As a Kallah, I had a horrible experience with finding the right wig. I felt pressured into buying a wig which I was not pleased with and did not enjoy wearing. From my unfortunately negative experiences, I decided that something had to change. I became determined to help women fulfill the beautiful mitzvah of covering their hair without the pressure of someone trying to make a sale. From just a wash and set, to bigger things like purchasing a wig, my clients always walk out with a smile on their face and a gorgeous wig they are thrilled with.
Lakewood, NJ- Shifra Back
Favorite wig tip: When buying a wig I say to all my customers, especially the kallahs, that the main thing they are looking for is the texture, color of the hair and fit of the cap and trust your hairdresser to cut and style it to flatter your specific bone structure and gorgeous face! Even if the wig isn’t full enough for you it can be rectified by adding more wefts (many companies include it in the wig price). It’s like buying material for a dress, there’s no way to envision the finished product! You just need to go to someone whose cut you trust!
Favorite Wig Product: Add Paul Mitchell super skinny serum to your brush and brush through. This will help prevent bad clumping.
Favorite wig story: We always want to make sure our customers have the perfect wig exactly when they need it! Due to special circumstances one of our customers needed a brand new wig that was specifically curly and in a small size for the very next morning. We called the company, explained the situation and had a selection of wigs shipped to us asap that fit the specifications. That night she came back at 11 pm and left with the perfect wig on her head.
Hollywood, FL- Shoshi Eisenberg
Favorite Wig Tip: To accomplish long lasting volume I like to hang my wigs upside down. Always does the trick!
Favorite hair product: A go-to that goes a long way is a drop of Biosilk. It makes your wig feel amazing, smooth and velvety
Favorite story: The best part of being in this industry is making people feel beautiful. When a lady walks in and sits in my chair and we bring her image to life, it’s the best feeling watching her smile glow!
Clifton, NJ- Chanie Schik
Favorite Wig Tip: Do you want to revive an old wig? Cut an inch or two off the length and cut full bangs! This will make your wig look as good as new and you will surely love it!
To avoid winter knotting, go with a trendy lob haircut
Favorite hair product: “It’s a 10” – Miracle Leave-in Product. Give a spray or two to wet or dry hair and it will instantly add shine, detangle, control frizz, and protect color. It also prevents split-ends, stops hair breakage, create silkiness, enhances natural body, and provides thermal protection.
London, UK- Rifka Meyer
Favorite Wig Tip: To give you the “hair off your face look,” whilst not showing any hair and maintaining a fabulously natural look, keep a large Velcro roller handy. Take hair from either side of the part, pull it forward, place the roller at the ends and roll back. When you take it out hair will evenly fall around the face. Don’t forget to tease out any babyhairs! Or have them added! Can be done to any wig and makes the world of a difference to give a soft natural look, and support the hair from falling into your face.
Favorite hair product: Olaplex! It can be used alongside dyes, bleaches and any other chemical treatments or as a stand alone treatment. It brings any wig back to life, strengthening and rebuilding the hair from within. As a colour technician and a salon that is sent wigs from across the world to colour, as well as reviving wigs with colour, Olaplex is an essential part of the colouring process.
Favorite Wig Story: I just love making people happy and feel good. Doing a bridal party and being involved in the excitement, seeing a woman feel special finding a wig in the Gemach we run, saving peoples wigs after bad dye jobs, reinventing people’s looks with a whole new look, traveling to places where they struggle to find sheitel machers, and helping women and children with hair loss. Every day I have a story to tell, a story of gorgeous wigs and happy customers with renewed confidence.
Flushing, NY- Shani Levy
Favorite Wig Tip: Never pack your wig in checked luggage, always put it in your carry-on bag. To maintain your curls while traveling, turn the wig inside out and pack in a shoe box (if not using a sheitel box), If traveling with a straight wig, lay it down on its back and stuff the cap with tissue paper and place in shoe box.
Never pack a wig in plastic as it will cause static.
Favorite hair product: Believe it or not, Johnson’s No More Tangles, is one of my most used products. I have plenty of expensive salon products I use, however the No More Tangles is still what I reach for the most. It helps brush through knotting, combats static, and can relax curls for a softer look. It does the most without leaving any residue or weighing down the hair.
Favorite Wig Story: I have a customer who once found something white in her wig, assuming it was bird droppings she tried to wash it out, it only got worse and became more entangled in the hair. At this point her children informed her that they could not find their pet lizard. Upon hearing this she realized that the lizard had shed its skin in her wig while it was lost in the house. Needless to say it was in desperate need of a fresh wash and set.
Crown Heights, NY- Leah Loksen
Favorite Wig Tip: Hold the front pieces of your wig straight up and gently use a comb or teasing brush to press down at the roots to bring out the baby hairs and get the front pieces out of your face. If you take your thumb and pointer finger and literally rub the part, it always makes it appear more natural.
Favorite hair product: Bumble and Bumble Dryspun Finishing Spray, brings out texture and volume like nothing else.
Favorite story: This isn’t my favorite story, yet somewhat tragic. I received a wig to wash from a client who warned me that she had burn holes all over the scalp and net of her fairly new wig because of a previous wash and set. People spend so much on their wigs, but it’s important treat your wig with care and bring to it people you trust.
Staten Island, NY- Danielle Besser
Favorite wig tip: Don’t feel like your wig has to be perfect with every hair in its place. When it’s too perfect, it screams wig. Have fun with it! Wear more of a crooked part, run your fingers through it, shake your head up and down and from side to side. Don’t be afraid you’ll mess it up because you won’t! It gives the wig a natural airy-ness and makes it look much more natural! It gives the wig life!
Favorite hair product: Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
Favorite wig story: When my daughter Adira was younger she would always watch me work and wanted to do the wigs herself. Obviously not able to let her help me, I made her her own styling station with a play wig and whenever I would go work she would too! Now that she’s a little older and able to do more I let her help me with washing the wigs and putting them out to air dry, she loves it!
Deevine Wigs, Hair and Makeup Design
Monsey, NY- Mimi Hershkowitz
Favorite Wig Tip: The older you get the lighter color wig you should get. Also, if you have a round face make full bangs, oval face long layers.
Favorite hair product: My favorite product is when I can add some cool highlights to a wig. This makes the wig pop. Also my thinning scissors are very important. A wig always needs to be thinned in order for it to lay nicely and have a natural flow.
Favorite wig story: We had a customer that kept complaining that the wig was bothering her. The hair was always falling in her face. When she came in we realized she had been wearing her wig backwards for a week! I never know what the day will bring, but most of all I love each and every customer. I love helping beautiful brides to be confident in how beautiful they look when their hair is covered.
Facebook: Mimi’s looks
Toronto, CA-Yardena Gal
Favorite Wig Tip: I know this may seem like an obvious one but unfortunately it’s not!
Make sure that when you are going to get your bangs cut, you have your wig placed properly and securely on your head! I’ve had quite a few people coming to me with horror stories about how their wig is now unwearable because their hairdresser/sheitel macher didn’t check and double check to make sure that the wig was sitting in exactly the right spot when cutting bangs. You don’t want to end up with a fringe cut way above your eyebrows or all the way until one of your ears!
Favorite hair product: Bumble and Bumble Hairspray. I love it because it helps maintain a firm hold without the sticky residue that you find with other hairsprays.
Favorite Wig Story: A woman once called me in a panic, telling me that so much hair had fallen out of her new wig that she can even see balding above each weft. She said it looked scary. Confused, I told her to bring it by right away. She called me back a few minutes later in laughter. She had put on her wig upside down.
647 606 7321