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Raquel Welch: Award Winning Actress Turned Wig Mogul

Raquel Welch Wigs

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Raquel Welch wigs collection and the 50th anniversary of HairUWear. Read the full story here: http://www.hairuwear.com/50th/. Let’s explore Raquel Welch’s rise to fame, and how she transitioned from being Hollywood star; Raquel Welch Fantastic Voyage, to drastically shaping the industry of alternative hair.

The Early Days of Actress Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch attended San Diego State University, seeking a career in acting. This led to a job forecasting weather at a local San Diego television station. After various stints modeling and serving cocktails, she finally caught a break in the acting world.

Raquel Welch Wigs

Welch first made an impact in the spotlight for her role in “Fantastic Voyage.” She played a leading part, portraying a medical person who was shrunken to enter the body of a diplomat with the task of saving his life. Raquel Welch in Fantastic Voyage was a huge step in her career, as it immediately made her a star. After the movie released, young Raquel Welch received a contract with 20th Century Fox which was soon transferred to a British Studio so she could be a part of “One Million Years B.C.” This film propelled her acting career even further; she was seemingly the “dream girl” of movie goers everywhere. Later notable Raquel Welch movies include “Bedazzled,” “Bandolero!,” “100rifles,” and “Myra Breckenridge.” Explore her other movies and television appearances here:

https://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/raquel-welch/credits/170907/

The popularity of Raquel Welch hairstyles led to the actor entering the beauty market. She developed a signature line of wigs, and made great strides with “HairUWear.” Let’s take a closer look at how Raquel Welch rose to the top of the wig industry.

The Rise of HairUWear

In March of 2015, Raquel Welch took on a role that isn’t related to acting. She accepted the position of Creative Director at “HairUWear.” Back in 1968, though, the business was founded as Eva Gabor International. The Hairuwear wigs company made it a point to become the leader in wig quality and satisfaction. Now, HairUWear is now the number one alternative hair company in the world. It supplies businesses everywhere with quality wigs, hairpieces, hair extensions, hair accessories and hair replacement programs. HairUWear’s extensive portfolio of eight leading brands—including Raquel Welch—is marketed in over 40 countries. As previously stated, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Raquel Welch Wig Collection, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of HairUWear, the creators of Raquel Welch Wigs.

After working with HairUWear for 15 years, Raquel Welch’s wig line had become so successful, that she bolstered her involvement with the alternative hair company. After becoming the Creative Director, Welch had this to say about her vision: “As the Creative Director of the world’s finest wig company, I have the privilege of working with a brilliant team of designers and stylists to develop my collections. Fresh, fashion-forward looks. Loads of natural texture and movement. Styles that are more fun than fuss. The highest quality craftsmanship. Gorgeous, ready-to-wear hair that feels as good as it looks. My mantra: Make it nothing but the best. Then make it better.” One of HairUWear’s most successful brands is Hairdo by HairUWear. Check out Hairdo wigs by HairUWear here:  https://www.hairuwear.com/hairdo/

Raquel Welch Wigs Today

Raquel Welch Wigs

Today, Raquel Welch’s line of wigs is among the most popular around. If you are considering alternative hair, Raquel Welch wigs and hair pieces is a wise brand to browse. The array of Raquel Welch wig colors is jaw-dropping. Hundreds are offered, with all sorts of customization available. Shade patterns include highlights, tips, gradients, spotlights, foil colors, multi-dimensional blends, and shadow shades. Many Raquel Welch wigs feature advanced “Memory Cap” technology which offers the ultimate in light comfort and dependable fit. This massive upgrade in comfort is achieved by using her ultra-sheer stretch cap material instead of traditional wide stretch lace used in other brand wigs. In terms of sizing, Raquel Welch offers wigs for short hair, medium hair, and long hair. Synthetic Raquel Welch wigs as well as human hair pieces are available too. Raquel Welch ‘s human hair wigs offer the finest real hair, accompanied by nearly unlimited styling possibilities. All Raquel Welch synthetic wigs are made with ultra-fine “Vibralite Kanekalon Modacrylic fiber” which creates an immensely realistic feel and texture. 

Where to Shop for Raquel Welch Wigs?

Strut Hair Solutions offers a wide variety of wigs including many Raquel Welch pieces. Featuring bangs, hairpieces, and clip-ons, the assortment is nearly endless. It is in your hair’s best interest to seek the guidance of a trained professional in alternative hair to find the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. For additional information on wigs and hair pieces, contact us today. We look forward to serving you and creating the hair you’ve always wanted!

Wigs with Bangs Style Guide

Bangs are simply the best. It is a timeless addition that any woman can create to instantly make a statement. The choices of bang variation are endless as well. Many people view bangs as an accessory-level piece, but in some cases, they can steal the show.  Some wigs already incorporate bangs, or they can simply be cut in or, added on as an extra hairpiece or hair topper. Bangs are very youthful, I like to say they can be an instant facelift.

The Best Face-Type for Bangs

Square faces take the cake when looking at bang additions. The key is to highlight your solid jawline as the superstar, using the magic of bangs. Styles that are most complimenting are generally medium to short in length with some sort of texture. This could include tendrils, loose curls, or wispy bangs. It’s a smart thought to stay away from pin-straight styles, as these will make your features look sharper, instead of complementing them. Consider trying Cat by Ellen Willie, as it accentuates both the wispy bangs, and loose curls. It features a monofilament crown, natural-feeling synthetic hair, and is offered in a vast array of colors.

You don’t have a square-shaped head? Don’t fret. Bangs can improve any hairstyle, no matter your shape. Let’s explore more reasons why you should consider a wig with bangs.

Why You Should Choose Wigs with Bangs

Ever hear of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?” The iconic show’s stars are known for their eye-catching hair. Lisa Rinna spices boasts a pixie-shag with all sorts of adjustments for each episode. However, the television diva is always rocking one thing: Stellar bangs.

You can still have great bangs without being a total diva. There are many softer options as well. Long side bangs that gently kiss the forehead are a popular option for women seeking subtle bang additions. They can be short enough to act as the focus point of your style, but they can boast enough length to tuck behind your ear. Now how’s that for flexibility?

Need more reasons to get bangs? They are an ideal way to “shake things up.” New job? Traveling somewhere for an extended time period? Ending a relationship? Whatever it is, bangs can act as a subtle “changing of the seasons” for your personal appearance and self-perception.

Does the question, “are bangs in style?” sound familiar? News flash: Bangs have been involved in fashion through the past 100 years, and they’re still extremely fashionable to this day. Plus, it’s easier than ever to add bangs to your look without the commitment or risk of a bad haircut. Bangs today and gone tomorrow.

How to take Bangs on a “Test-Drive”

A set of clip-on bangs is a safe way to find out if bangs are for you. They can easily be clipped onto your hairline and will easily change your style without the sheers. Clip-in bangs typically come in a variety of colors, which makes finding your favorite shade a piece of cake. Some are made of human hair, and some are made synthetic hair; regardless, it will surely feel just like your own hair once installed. The great thing is that you can trim and change the style of your clip-on bangs, just as if it were your actual hair. Except there are no consequences in this case!

Another option at your disposal is to purchase a full wig with bangs already cut in. This is a smart move if your hair is short and you don’t want to wait for it to grow out to add clip-on bangs. Even better, it gives you the ease of going between short to long in an instant. For this kind of look, check out Avery by Noriko which features a full bang and long layers with tousled curls.

Wigs with Bangs

This feminine look will have your friends adding bangs to their style in days!

Where to Shop for Wigs with Bangs and Other Bang Accessories?

Strut Hair Solutions offers a wide variety of wigs with bangs, hairpieces, and clip-ons. It is in your hair’s best interest to seek the guidance of a trained professional in alternative hair to find the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. For additional information on wigs and hair pieces, contact us today. We look forward to serving you and creating the hair you’ve always wanted!

Processed Hair vs. Unprocessed Hair

This is a question we get asked often in the studio: What is the difference between unprocessed hair vs. processed hair for wigs and hair extensions?

Rene of Paris Launches New Spring 2018 Wig Collection

Rene of Paris Launches New Spring 2018 Wig Collection

Hello Strut Tribe…We have exciting news for you! Rene of Paris just launched the new spring wig collection and we have to say this is one of the best collections we’ve see from them with in a while. We received our stock and the same day we put the wigs out in the Solana Beach location we sold out and had to reorder, that’s a new first! We’ve got a new saying in the studio “wig envy” and when you strut in one of these sexy styles you’ll get so many compliments on your hair. 

Let us tell you a bit about these new wigs, there are 3 new synthetic wigs. One sleek short bob Kai, medium length with soft face framing layers Dakota and finally a long sexy beach wave wig Raylee.

All 3 wigs are lace front with lace part construction, offering the most natural looking hair line.  Another bonus 2 new amazing colors: Melted Marshmallow & Melted Sunset. (If you want to know more about lace front and cap construction check out our  https://struthairsolutions.com/wigs/wig-gallery/  which will give you more information)

So, I (Helena) was chatting with Kayla our store manager in Solana Beach last week about her shoes, some how I mentioned the amount of shoes she had, it was so great, she turned and looked at me and said I don’t invest in shoes, I have WIGS! That was the best! HAHA.  Let’s add to your collection, as you know there is nothing like fresh hair! Come see us and try these fabulous styles on, you’ll be glad you did.

Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages to see us and clients STRUTTING our stuff!

An Insider’s Guide to Wig Care & Styling

You have a lot of options when it comes to wig care & styling…

Lace Front Wigs Can Help Beat the Heat!

Lace Front WigsLace Front Wigs & 100% Hand Tied Wigs Can Help You Beat the Heat

For most of us, we want our natural hair wigs year round. But, it has been really hot lately! To beat the heat, Strut Hair Solutions has increased our stock of two modern styles, 100% Hand Tied Wigs (or Full Lace Wigs) and Lace Front Wigs. It’s important to understand the main differences between the two and when each one should be worn!

Hand tied wigs, or full lace wigs, sound exactly like what they are; a lace fabric base in which synthetic or human hair is tied to and worn over the scalp. These can be 100% hand tied with human hair wigs or can be a combination of processed and hand tied wigs. Full lace wigs cover the whole scalp and can be worn with different hair styles underneath. They are usually worn with a wig cap because they cover the whole head. They are better suited for more temperate climates because they do not offer much breathability and can get very hot in the summer.

Lace Front Wigs, sometimes called Front Lace Wigs, are a popular alternative to 100% hand tied wigs and full lace wings because usually command a lower price, offer more comfort and wearability. Many celebrities have used lace front wigs to get the perfect hairline or for a quick hairstyle change. Lace front wigs can be used as a quick fix or to try out different styles.

When installed professionally, these breathtaking wigs can give the appearance of a truly natural hairline. The lace front wig is strictly attached by the front edges and are usually cut to fit when attached to your head. The base of the wig is usually comprised of a thicker material to keep a natural looking shape with improved comfort.

Benefits of Lace Front Wigs

An additional benefit is breathability; since the front of the hairline is covered with lace and hair only, a lace front wig allows for comfortable, wearable hair in hot weather. Allowing exposed natural hair to remain uncovered and cool is another great reason to use a front lace wig instead of a full scalp wig. A lace front wig is definitely ideal in hot and humid climates and is a great, natural looking alternative to other options. A 100% hand-tied, full lace wig allows even more breathing when it gets hot.

With the temperatures in Fresno hitting 110 degrees this summer, a lace front wig can prevent overheating. Make sure your wig is high quality and installed properly. A cheap lace front wig that is not put on properly could do damage to the skin, hair follicles and may lead to hair loss, or even skin discoloration due to harsh adhesives.

We recommend you speak to one of our professionals for assistance with getting the right wig and getting it in place properly. Prices for front lace wigs vary quite a bit based on quality, texture, length and style. Front laced wigs offer another option for a stylish and comfortable wig in summer heat.

At STRUT, we have a vast selection of 100% hand tied front lace wigs to choose from in-store. So, you can try them on, have them fitted properly, and then tailored to your scalp, face and body through cut and color. Visit our Fresno and Solana Beach locations for a free consultation on human hair front lace wigs. We look forward to helping you get the look you deserve!

Look great for summer pictures with STRUT Hair Solutions!

Today is the first day of summer, long warm days ahead, vacations with our families, etc, sounds lovely until we get anxiety about our hair. We all want to look great for the poolside selfie, summer weddings and Strut Hair Solutions is here to keep you looking your best all season long.  Raquel Welch stated for her new 2016 summer collection “This is the season to live beautifully, why not have a love affair with your hair?” I liked that. Why not! When our hair looks great we have a confidence that we radiate to others, and we feel like a million bucks. So my question would be, “How can we create that everyday this summer and look our best?” The answer, my friend, is adding wigs or hair extensions to your beauty regime. Celebrities have been using alternative hair for decades, now it’s your turn. Let’s explore your options to your best summer hair.

Wigs

New Raquel 2016 Collection – Ready to wear hair!

Wigs– There is a myth that all wigs are hot, don’t breathe, and/or look fake, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Today wigs come less than 2 oz, these wigs are 100% hand tied where every hair is hand knotted causing the hair to look like it is growing our of your scalp. With 100% hand knotted wigs you also have the most breathe ability. The material used to knot the hair is so thin and in most cases super soft. Once you have this wig on for say 10 minutes you’ll forget you have it on and I tell my clients the wig kinda becomes a part of you. With ready to wear wigs you truly never have a bad hair day, just shake and go. As for looking fake, no way, at STRUT Hair Solutions we customize and cut the wig to fit your face shape and help you choose the most flattering color.  Wigs are great for vacation so your not spending all your time on your hair and wedding pictures look great you don’t have to worry about flat hair or thin spots showing.

 

 

 

 

Before After Natural Part

Hair Topper-Fills hair in at the crown get more volume/fullness

Hair Toppers – If you don’t feel like a wig is for you, maybe you’re just thinning on the crown we offer hair toppers.  These the best for our thinning hair clients! These come in a variety of sizes and colors and fit to the thinning areas on the top of your head. They add coverage, volume, and fullness to the areas you need. Most client’s love this option as their own hair is integrated with the hair topper giving a seamless transition from topper to your hair. I do highly recommend human hair for your hair toppers to get the most natural blend.  Hair toppers are easy to travel with and are light weight and cool, just like the 100% hand tied wig after a few minutes you’ll forget you have anything on at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

18" Clip in Remy Human Hair Extenstions

18″ Clip in Remy Human Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions – These are great for adding length, volume or both. Easy to use with clip in hair (no commitment) or we can apply a semi permanent option for you (lasts up to 4 months).  If your hair won’t grow any more past a certain length or keeps breaking off, hair extensions are the solution for you.  Clip-in hair extensions are great for brides, wear your hair down or have more fullness for an up do.  My girl friends love them when they go out on dates, just gives that extra boost of confidence. Who doesn’t want full hair? Come in today for a consultation with one of our hair addition experts and see what more hair can do for you. www.struthairsolutions.com

 

STRUT helps the 1 in 4 U.S. women suffering from thinning hair!

Did you know that 1 in 4 women in the U.S. suffers from fine, thinning hair?  This can really affect a woman’s confidence. At STRUT Hair Solutions, we offer many options that aren’t limited to wigs for thinning hair.

First, let’s get the hair and scalp in great condition. There are many cosmetic products available at your local drug store or beauty supply, but these products don’t solve the issue; they offer a temporary fix. At STRUT Hair Solutions, we carry pharmaceutical grade products that have DHT blockers and other ingredients to make your hair stronger and stop any more shedding. This option will take some time to see results; however, why not use a product that promotes hair growth?

Secondly, there are hair toppers and hair pieces. These are pieces of hair that secure to the top of your head. They can be secured via pressure clips or bonding. The top of the head is the area most women experience hair thinning and the scalp showing. We recommend remy human hair to get the most seamless blend with your own hair, since a hair topper/hair piece is incorporated with your hair. This way you can style the hair piece just as you would your own hair.  You will walk out feeling sexy, and looking years younger. Full hair is youthful, and a hair topper can give you that.

Lastly, if your hair loss is severe or if you want the easiest quickest fix, say goodbye to bad hair days and hello to wigs. Wigs get a bad rap, but they are truly amazing! No one will know you’re wearing a wig. Hand tied, monofilament, and lace-front wigs are less than 3oz in weight, so they’re extremely light and cool on the scalp. We tell clients in our studio that the thin mesh used in wigs now is so transparent that it looks like the hair is growing out of your head. The only thing you will notice is the amount of compliments about your hair you’re getting.

For wigs, you have the choice between remy human hair wigs or synthetic hair wigs. During your consultation, our hair addition experts will discuss with you which option would be best for your lifestyle and budget. Human hair looks the most natural. It has the most versatility and definitely has the longest wear.

Synthetic hair wigs are what we call ‘Shake-and-Go’ hair. The colors of synthetic wigs are super vibrant, and the wigs come pre-styled. Usually, we only need to thin some of the hair out and trim the bangs to make it custom fit your face shape. We include those services with any wig, hair extension, or hair piece you buy from us.  You’ll look like you spent hours on your hair and in minutes you’ll look fabulous.

We tell our clients that if you wear your hair above the shoulder, go for the synthetic wigs. If you prefer longer hair, remy human hair wigs are perfect for you.

Please feel free to come in to the location nearest you in Fresno or San Diego, email us any questions you may have, or schedule a consultation with us. We are here to help and keep you looking your absolute best.

Do you have fine, thinning hair? What options do you have ?

Do you need options for thinning hair? Don’t despair! We specialize in wigs for women with thinning hair & hair toppers for thinning hair. Choose between bouncy and easy maintenance synthetic wigs or more natural, luxurious human hair wigs.

Summer Buy One Wig Get One Half Off is back in Fresno and San Diego!

Summer has arrived!!
Look like a million bucks with sexy summer hair!

July 1st to July 31st 2014

With summer here come in and check out the newest summer wig trends for 2014. Best part of you enjoy one wig style buy the second wig and get half off. Debating between two different wig styles and love them both? Buy one wig and get the second wig half off! Stock up now before this deal ends. Be ready for the holidays and have the best hair all year long!

We didn’t forget about our extension clients either. If you currently wear extensions or just are curious come in and see what we have to offer. Best part is if you buy seamless hair extensions you get the instillation process done for FREE!

Come join the STRUT HAIR SOLUTIONS team and get buy one wig, and get the second one half off. If you want 4,6,8 wigs the same deal applies!

Make sure to mention this deal when checking out at the register to receive this special offer.  www.struthairsolutions.com