Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Elsa Hair for Shuly NY

 Take a look at our recent cover with the incredible session stylist, Elsa, using a Shuly wig for Style Fashion magazine.

Elsa Hair:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chunks, Lumps, and Bumps- Avoiding Unsightly Protrusions While Wearing Your Wig

Here's a great step-by-step pictorial for those of you who struggle to avoid that awkward bump at the back of your head while wearing your wig or band-fall.

Step 1.

Section your hair in the middle, from the front all the way to the nape area.

Step 2.

Use elastic bands to create a low side pony on each side.

Step 3.

Take a pony and section it into two parts. Begin braiding each part tightly.
After completing each braid use an elastic band to secure the ends properly.

Step 4.

Repeat Step 3 with the other pony.

At this point you will have four sectioned braids. 

Step 5.

Grab a plait and place it flat against the nape area twisting the rest back on to your nape. Secure it with bobby pins while making certain it is lying against the back of your head as flat and as low as possible.

Step 6.

Repeat Step 5 with each braided section while keeping each plait flat against the lower nape area. Continue to secure and flatten the hair with bobby pins as you go along.

Step 7.

You're now ready to wear your wig!

These simple steps will make a significant difference for those with thick hair like myself. I also use this technique to avoid any odd bumps on the models I work with.

Let us know how this trick works for you in the comment box below!

Monday, May 19, 2014

A Shuly Wigs Experience

The idea of using wigs and hairpieces on set had never crossed my mind until I met Shuly four years ago at a photo-shoot. Working together with Shuly's hairpieces instantly pulled me into the idea of using wigs for future editorials. As I continued to work with the wigs, my creativity expanded because the hair now belonged to me. I had the control over what I wanted to create, and when the shoot was over I could simply remove the hairpiece. Two months ago, I used a Star Pro wig, which is designed for stylists because of the kind of work we do. The Star Pro Collection is a line designed with South American that is naturally full, luscious, and smooth. Since it's processed hair, it offers excellent hold and texture. I had the chance to use a Star Pro lace front for three different editorials, which required me to change the looks. The lace front was originally 22" long, but eventually, I cut it super short, and colored the hair differently for each of the photo-shoot. Each of these editorials featured various concepts, diversified models, and utilized fantastic imagery, all of which gave me a reason to love Shuly Wigs even more because of their ability to create any look. The teams I worked with were amazed at the quality of the wigs which gave me tremendous confidence in my work. Instead of the models worrying about their own hair being damaged in the pursuit of art and high fashion, they were having fun, and had more character on set. Thank you, Shuly, for giving me that self-assurance to fully express myself through my work. Below are images of the Star Pro wig that was featured in Tantalum Magazine.


Tantalum Magazine issue 32 'Smooth Noir'

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