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What's the Difference Between Wigs, Hair Extensions, and Hair Replacement Systems?
August 21 2020

What's the Difference Between Wigs, Hair Extensions, and Hair Replacement Systems?

If you are one of the millions of women in America who are experiencing hair loss, you may be seeking out professional hair loss treatment solutions. Which one is right for you? This is your guide to the differences between wigs, hair extensions, and hair replacement systems.

Custom-Made Wigs

Wigs are an ideal hair solution for those who are experiencing temporary hair loss and do not want to wait for their hair to grow back before experiencing a full head of hair again. Wigs offer a sophisticated, yet simple solution that also protects your scalp as your natural hair is growing back. New Look Institute offers custom wigs made out of 100% human hair. Our hair specialists take precise measurements to ensure that your wig is comfortable to wear and a product you are proud of.

You can choose to either mimic your natural hair or create a brand-new bold look! The choice is yours!

Hair Extensions

Hair extensions work well for women who are experiencing mild hair thinning. They work by providing additional length, volume, and coverage to your existing hair. Our top-of-the-line extensions are seamlessly integrated with your existing hair. They are applied using techniques that will not damage your existing hair and can be removed easily. Many extensions take as long as 8 hours to apply. However, here at New Look Institute, the application process typically takes about 2 hours and you're ready to go.

Hair extensions offer a natural look. No one, including yourself, will know where your real hair ends and your extensions begin!

Hair Replacement Systems

Hair replacement systems are for those who need a more solution for hair loss. New Look Institute provides a variety of non-surgical solutions that have the look and feel of your natural head of hair. They are comfortable, low-maintenance, and pair well with even the most active lifestyles. Since New Look Institute's hair replacement systems are made of human hair, you can wash and style it just like you would your natural hair. Our hair replacement systems include:

  • Cesare Regazzi - This state-of-the-art hair replacement system is made to match your scalp measurements and color. Your exact hair color, hairline, and hair pattern are replicated for a customized look for each client. This is a great option for those who are experiencing partial or even total hair loss.
  • Realusions - This innovative solution involves integrating just the right amount of hair in the right places. It is made from 100% human hair and provides fullness, length, and coverage where needed. This is a popular option for women who are experiencing partial hair loss.
  • Virtuesse - A thin, flexible, skin-like base is carefully positioned on your scalp. Human hairs are then precisely inserted into the base allowing your stylist to follow your hair's natural growth pattern and blending seamlessly with your existing hair.

Which One is Right For You?

Wigs and hair extensions are a great option if you are experiencing thinning and/or temporary hair loss. These solutions can easily be worn and removed when needed. On the other hand, if you are experiencing permanent and/or total hair loss, a hair replacement system provides a more permanent solution.

If you still aren't sure which solution is right for you, there's no need to worry. Your stylist will conduct a thorough hair loss and scalp analysis and then discuss your options with you based on your hair restoration goals. Feel free to ask any questions you may have in order to pick the most suitable solution. Schedule your free hair loss analysis today!