Wigs by Hair Creations

New to wigs? Here’s how to choose your wig

With dozens of wigs and hundreds of colours, choosing a wig is great fun, but can be confusing. If you’re a first-time wig wearer, start as you mean to go on – with style!

Our guide will help you select the best wig for you and will take you through:

And remember — our expert consultants offer great free advice and support.

Choosing your hairstyle

Finding your favourite style is the best way to begin your search. There are two main options:

  • a similar style to your usual style
  • something new and different.

We recommend starting with a familiar style, and leaving dramatic changes for when you’re used to wearing a wig.

For more help, see our page on Styling tips for all face shapes.

Shop by Hair Style

How to choose your wig size

Our wigs come in Petite, Average, and Large. Our Average size fits 95% of people. All our styles are available in Average. Selected styles are available in Petite and Large.

All wigs feature adjustable Velcro tabs, which can make the cap up to 2.5 cm or about ½” larger or smaller, for a comfortable, secure fit.

All our wigs have two adjustable Velcro straps with about one inch give, so the wig can be tightened or slackened.

How to get an accurate measurement

  • First, smooth or flatten down your hair.
  • Use a cloth tape measure.
  • Measure from your front hairline to just above your ear, around to your nape, up to above your other ear, and back up to your front hairline again.
Measurement Cap Size
Up to 21 “ or 53 cm Petite
21–23 “ or 53–57 cm Average
23” and over, or 57 cm and over Large

Shop by Cap Size

Difference between Human Hair and Synthetic wigs

All our wigs are made of top-quality synthetic hair. Both human hair and synthetic hair have benefits and limitations. Neither one is ‘better’ – the right choice will depend on your situation. Whichever you choose, you will look beautiful and well-groomed.

Human Hair Wigs

Benefits

  • The most natural looking
  • Versatile – can be styled, cut, permed or coloured
  • More durable and long-lasting than synthetic wigs
  • Cap constructed with hair cuticles running in same direction, reducing tangling
  • Higher price, due to careful collection and processing of hair

Limitations

  • More expensive than synthetic hair
  • Requires more care, and must be shampooed, dried, conditioned and styled
  • May frizz in humid conditions.

Synthetic Hair Wigs

Benefits

  • Also very natural looking
  • Pre-styled – convenient, and ready to wear
  • Low maintenance
  • More affordable than human hair wigs
  • Can be serviced to extend life and restore condition

Limitations

  • Colour and style cannot be changed, except for parting and wearing back from face
  • Heat sensitive – must be kept clear of any heat source
  • Less durable than human hair wigs — synthetic wigs last about a year.

Shop by Hair Type

Cap construction for the best comfort

The cap is the part of the hair replacement that the hair is attached to. They are different cap constructions. Each cap type has its own advantages.

100% Hand –Tied

  • Each hair carefully hand-knotted onto a fine tulle base
  • The most natural look available
  • Hair can be styled or combed in any direction
  • When parted, hair looks like it’s growing straight from the scalp
  • The most lightweight and comfortable cap available
  • The most gentle wig for a sensitive scalp

Monofilament

  • Each hair on monofilament section is hand-tied to a sheer, soft base
  • Available as a monofilament parting only, monofilament crown only, or as a full monofilament top for styling versatility
  • The higher the monofilament area, the more expensive the wig will be
  • When parted, hair looks like it’s growing straight from the scalp
  • Hair on a monofilament top can be parted in any direction
  • Very popular and natural-looking

Lace Front

  • Features amazingly natural-looking front hairline
  • Hair can be styled away from the forehead
  • Hair is hand-tied to a sheer lace base at the front of the cap
  • Lace fabric needs gentle care and handling

Wefted Cap

  • Popular and affordable
  • Hair is machine-sewn onto soft, stretchy fabric strips
  • Light, cool and comfortable – wefting gives great ventilation
  • Styles often feature volume and lift at the crown, with teasing at the roots so that wefting can’t be seen
  • Durable and easy-care

Choosing your colour with confidence

A flattering colour can make you look fabulous!

We know that choosing the right colour for your wig is vital. The right colour can change you from drab — to fab! Whether you want a dramatic look or a shade close to your natural colour, this will help you make a wonderful choice:

  • Each wig style is shown with photos of its available shades.
  • We’ve captured these shades as accurately as possible.
  • And if in any doubt, you can always call our fabulous Colour Consultants.

See further details on our page on Choosing your colour with confidence

Natalie Lim
Natalie Lim
April 1, 2024.
Wigs by haircreations went above and beyond for me. I highly recommend you go here. From the lovely generous staff and management, excellent communication and huge selection of wigs. They will go all the way to make sure you find the perfect fit. A massive thank you.
Verity Grault
Verity Grault
March 20, 2024.
I just wanted to say that the team here at Wigs by Haircreations were absolutely amazing. As you walk in, You are greeted with smiles and warmth. I found the staff all incredibly professional and have a great sense of compassion. I was a little scared and very worried about trying head pieces on, as for a female loosing your hair can be rather traumatic. But I felt so at ease, that I walked out feeling like a brand new woman, with a new sense of purpose!!!! I cannot thank you all enough for such a fabulous experience!!!
Corline Ellis
Corline Ellis
March 17, 2024.
Best wigs and service in Auckland! Staff are amazing and vey helpful.
dANA LEIGH
dANA LEIGH
January 23, 2024.
Hello Just a note to tell you that I have received lots and lots of compliments on my wig I purchased from you. The doctors (woman consultants) kept looking and said it was the best and most natural they have ever seen and then they come up closer to have a look and feel. I look great in the wig and feel really confident wearing it. I have not worn the other wig as yet. So thank you for your wonderful service. I wish you all the best. Yours Diana
Katherina Cailting
Katherina Cailting
January 23, 2024.
I wear the Emotion human hair. I style it as the picture on their website and have gotten many compliments. Would definitely purchase from Wigs by Haircreations again, great customer service as well when calling with questions.
Kerry
Kerry
November 27, 2023.
Over the last several years I have purchase wigs from Hair Creations which have been better than my original hair. Also I have had a change of style made to the wigs carried out by Glenn whom I found delightful to deal with and an artist in his proffesion. There was no charge for the style change which was very pleasing. Annie King
Jess thorne
Jess thorne
September 22, 2023.
I had a appointment with Glenn, a hair wig consultant. He conducted himself in a professional manner and made me feel at ease. He listened to needs and wants in a selection of amazing wigs at their disposal. He offered me a selection of a dark and a blonde wig and helped me make a decision that worked for my situation.
Vickie Brodie
Vickie Brodie
August 30, 2023.
I would very much recommend Wigs by Haircreations Auckland, especially Cece..... her service, communication and kindness while helping me with my new wig. She was excellent. I have had several wigs from the Auckland branch, and would recommend 💯
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